For many Angelenos, alfresco has long been the preferred way to dine. Between the fresh air, warm weather, and world-class people watching, dining outdoors is the quintessential L.A. experience. And thanks to our mild winters — along with some strategically-positioned heat lamps — dining under the sun (or stars) is a year-round luxury.
In the past couple of years, it’s also become a necessity, as many restaurants have been forced to transform their parking lots, alleyways, and sidewalks into sprawling patios lined with potted plants and mood-enhancing string lights. Even with indoor dining as an option, many guests still prefer to take it outside.
So whether it’s the buzzing energy of an Echo Park patio, the romantic courtyard glow of a centuries-old playhouse, or the peaceful murmur of lunch in a museum atrium, here are new and existing patios to enjoy across L.A. Get those reservations in now.
New on 7/8/22: Causita, De Buena Planta, Greekman’s, Pine & Crane DTLA, Mother Tongue, Cha Cha Cha