L.A. County restaurants are open again, though for the time being, you'll need to sit outside. After reopening both indoor and alfresco dine-in service, Gov. Newsom announced a rollback of indoor dining, allowing only open-air tables for the forseeable future. This guide has been updated with restaurants available for dine-in service outdoors.
Of course, visiting a restaurant won’t feel exactly as you probably remember it; in order to reopen, restaurants need to adhere to strict rules set by the state, the county and the city, which will temporarily reshape the way we dine out. Will you need to wear a cloth mask when you’re not eating? Yes, it’s required. Will you be asked to wait outside or in your car while your table is readied? Most likely. Will much of the restaurant be empty, at least filled only 60 percent? Absolutely.
For those who want to feel the plush banquettes of a restaurant booth or hold a menu in their hands again, here are a few recommendations on where to dine in when you want to go out. This is by no means an exhaustive or complete list of restaurants that have reopened their dining rooms—this is just a guide to get you started, neighborhood by neighborhood.