2024 Best Santa Monica & Malibu Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Los Angeles Area

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.

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Calabra

Mediterranean, California, Breakfast
Calabra
14/20
Read the full review and see a photo gallery of Calabra, the rooftop restaurant at the Proper Hotel in Santa Monica. See More

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Cast & Plow
14/20
Enjoy American fare in an elegant dining room at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. See More

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Charcoal Venice
13/20
Fire pit-grilled cuisine from chef Josiah Citrin in Venice. See More

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Fia

Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Fia
15/20
Brendan Collins' Amalfi coast-inspired dishes in a stylish restaurant and sprawling patio in Santa Monica. See More

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Geoffrey's
13/20
Everything tastes better when dining al fresco with views of the Southern California coastline. See More

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Gladstone's
13/20
Sweeping views of the Pacific and its sunset, with pleasant casual seafood cuisine. See More
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The Lobster
14/20
A dramatic oceanside setting for seafood, cocktails and stunning sunsets. See More
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Malibu Farm Pier Café
QB
Counter-service café at the end of the Malibu Pier. See More
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Malibu Farm Restaurant & Bar
13/20
California fare complemented by ocean views on the Malibu Pier. See More
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Michael's

California, Raw Bar, Small Plates
Michael's
15/20
Consistently inventive California cuisine in a lush garden setting that attracts local celebrities and power players. See More
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