LA Al Fresco was established in 2020, restaurants that once had limited or no outdoor seating are getting creative, opening new patios and al fresco dining options on sidewalks, in parking lots, and even on some streets. We’ll keep updating this list as more restaurants open up outdoor spaces. Check out these some restaurants where you can enjoy your meal while having a great time with your friends and family outdoors.
7313 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Classic Italian restaurant that’s packed every single night of the week. Perfect for Date Night and Special Occasions. Experience a First Class indoor and outdoor dining.
BODEGA WINE BAR
814 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
This wine bar is massive in town with a good bottle list, a food menu that’s better than it needs to be, and an atmosphere far more lively than your average wine bar.
147 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402
This romantic Italian spot in Rustic Canyon typically masters the art of the candlelit dinner in an otherwise dark little room. This place will remind you of a local restaurant found in any small town in Italy.
CARAVAN SWIM CLUB
8639 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
If all you’ve wanted to do this summer is drink and hang out by the pool, Caravan Swim Club is your best pick. Perfect for relaxing views, and an all-day menu featuring everything from shrimp tacos to Italian delis sandwiches.
9960 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Let’s get fancy in this restaurant that specializes in coastal Italian cuisine. The new patio takes over their former rear patio, offering a sprawling space with trees, string lights, and plenty of space in between tables. A perfect place to date in this pandemic.
8279 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
This upscale restaurant is a perfect restaurant for date nights with friends and family with their new backyard space, suitable with our situation in this pandemic. Expect tons of foliage, string lights, and tasty wood-fired pizza.
119 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA 90293
This restaurant is one of the favorite patios on the Westside. Have brunch with friends and family in here and enjoy their breakfast sandwich and churro bites. The restaurant is also pet friendly.
3515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
This nautical-themed landmark is a one-of-a-kind drinking hole where you can get a dangerously stiff drink and a buttered steak all in the same place. If you want one of the last remaining authentic experiences in Santa Monica, this is where you find it.
CONNIE AND TED’S
8171 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
One of Santa Monica’s best dining spots. The perfect place to impress a person for the first time. The bright space is full of neighborhood people going on dates, eating early dinners with their kids, and having solo lunches at the bar because they woke up craving beer and oysters.
120 Broadway Ste 104, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Craving for some Japanese Sushi? This is a hand roll-only Sugarfish spinoff. Enjoy their five-roll set, which is the perfect size for lunch, and includes the best and most interesting cuts of fish.
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