Between the olive trees, twinkling lights and stunning architecture, this alfresco dining-scape feels more like Southern Italy than West Hollywood. It is the perfect spot to slowly enjoy Suzanne Goin’s Mediterranean-inspired small plates and the award-winning wine list. 8700 W. 3rd St., L.A., 310.859.9859
2. The Belvedere
This refined patio is a brand new and stunning extension of the main dining room at The Peninsula Hotel’s restaurant which recently reopened after a four-month renovation. The soothing white-and-blue color palette and French limestone fountains make for the perfect morning brunch scene, while the roaring outdoor fireplace begs you to stay for dinner. The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.788.2306
3. E.P. & L.P.
The perch above Louis Tikaram’s Southeast Asian-centric restaurant proves that glamorous rooftop dining is not exclusive to Downtown. Views span from the Hollywood Hills to Mid City, while fire pits roar in the lounge-style setting. Sit down for bar snacks and craft cocktails or head upstairs for after-dinner drinks and just take it all in. 603 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.855.9955
This French bistro has a head start to fabulous outdoor dining. Atop a downtown skyscraper, it has not one but two rooftop outdoor patios that provide glistening city vistas. Perch isn’t resting on its laurels, however. The restaurant has outfitted each space with vibrant tile, fireplaces and plush lounge furniture to create the perfect ambience. 488 Hill St., L.A., 213.802.1770
The intimate patio at this California bistro is an Angeleno’s dream. The tree-shaded garden exudes a perfect blend of casual elegance, making it fit for a weeknight dinner and even stands up to a special occasion. The French-meets California menu doesn’t hurt, nor do the inspired house cocktails. After all, director of bar programs Ryan Wainwright made the cut as one of our favorite mixologists in July’s restaurant issue. 8265 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.746.5130
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