2020 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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- Beverly Hills & West LA
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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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Chinois on Main
15/20
Colorful, whimsical setting for a fusion of Asian and French cuisines. See More

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Del Frisco's Grille
13/20
An American bar & grill concept, with a view, from the restaurant group behind Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House. See More

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Fia

Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Fia
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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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Heroic Italian
14/20
Chef Jeffrey Merrihue's intimate Italian restaurant in Santa Monica. 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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Lunetta
14/20
Seasonal California fare in Santa Monica from chef Raphael Lunetta. See More
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