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2019 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants
in Santa Monica & Malibu

Top Restaurant Patios
in Santa Monica, Malibu & Marina del Rey

When the weather is just right, you want to head down by the beach and dine in the sunshine. We've rounded up top restaurants with outdoor seating in Santa Monica, Malibu, Marina del Rey and Venice Beach, California.

Discover where to find the best restaurant patios in Santa Monica and neighboring areas with GAYOT's list, presented in alphabetical order.

Also, check out the Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in other LA neighborhoods:
Top 10 Across Los Angeles
Beverly Hills & West LA
Downtown LA
Hollywood & Mid-City
Long Beach & South Bay
Pasadena & Glendale
San Fernando Valley
West Hollywood

Find Top Outdoor Dining Restaurants in other U.S. cities.


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New & Hip Restaurants in LA

Check out these new and trendy LA restaurants, from DTLA to Santa Monica and beyond.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.

VEGETARIAN FOODWith GAYOT's lists of the Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants, you can discover where to find the best meatless meals.