There’s no such thing as alfresco season in L.A., a city where outdoor dining can be done year-round. Natives and transplants alike know that most meals can be enjoyed outside, whether you’re at a coffee shop, a taco truck or a fine-dining restaurant, and it’s simply a way of dining life across the city. But the very best outdoor dining? Those are the spots where you can hear the waves crashing from a rooftop or get lost in the walls of ivy that surround your patio table. Here are the best restaurants for outdoor dining in L.A.
We’ve updated this guide with reopening dates and current operation formats; every venue without notation currently offers outdoor dine-in service, and we’ll be updating regularly.
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