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Los Angeles is home to sunshine, Hollywood, and some of America’s best restaurants. Not to mention some incredible views and al fresco dining spots. Thanks to Los Angeles’ diverse population and it being a major international cultural center — including high Korean, Mexican, and Pacific Island populations — some of the world’s greatest chefs call Los Angeles home.

Bestia
Located in the arts district in downtown Los Angeles, Bestia is hard to find but worth the effort. Housed in an old industrial warehouse, the atmosphere is urban modern with concrete floors, exposed brick walls, and an open kitchen serving house cured meats and rustic handmade pastas.

Bazaar
Chef Jose Andres innovative restaurant at the SLS Hotel features over 90 Spanish tapas style plates. Diners can choose to sit in the tranquil Blanca room with cool white chairs and soft sofas or the livelier Roja room with deep red velvet chairs and an open kitchen. Eating at The Bazaar is a culinary adventure featuring menu items including king crab with raspberries, a wide range of imported ham plates, chicken béchamel fritters, and its famous Philly cheesesteaks. The delightful desert bar offers a variety of bonbons, candy, cookies, and tarts.

Patina
Located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Patina is the flagship restaurant of Chef Joachim Splichal. The elegant eatery offers three, five, and eight course tasting menus with innovative French dishes in a modern setting. Guests can choose to dine at tables or circular booths in the main dining room or opt for the chef’s table to view the action in the kitchen.

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air
Legendary Chef Wolfgang Puck brings his signature California cuisine to The Hotel Bel Air in his modern indoor-outdoor restaurant. Inside diners can relax by the huge marble fireplace and glass wine cellar of venture onto the Spanish inspired courtyard to romantic private booths overlooking the miniature lake complete with swans.

Osteria Mozza
Mario Batali, Nancy Silverton, and Joe Bastianich’s Osteria Mozza serves up traditional pasta and Italian favorites on trendy Melrose Avenue. The standout feature is the L-shaped mozzarella bar where delicious fresh cheeses and antipasta dishes are served.

Lucques
Lucques, Chef Suzanne Goin’s and Caroline Styne’s first Los Angeles restaurant, offers rustic satisfying Mediterranean fare in an elegant sophisticated setting complete with a fireplace and patio. The contemporary restaurant is located in a former carriage house with comfy big booths, a small cozy bar, and simple satisfying seasonal dishes.

Sushi Gen
Housed in a strip mall in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo, Sushi Gen is worth waiting in the long line for a booth or seat at the sushi bar. This downtown gem serves up some of the freshest fish in Los Angeles at affordable prices.

Perch LA
Located high above downtown Los Angeles, Perch provides beautiful views from the rooftop patio, as well as delicious French inspired dishes.

Providence
Superior seafood, prixe fix seasonal, and chef menus, and a glass-enclosed chef’s table make Providence a Los Angeles favorite. The menu highlights fresh seasonal fish in a fine dining setting.

Scratch Bar & Kitchen
It’s hard to find Scratch Bar & Kitchen, but the journey is rewarded with creative delicious dishes and three tasting menu options. Chefs interact directly with diners to design a custom menu for each guest. As the name implies, all of the ingredients are made from scratch including hand-pressed olive oil, cheeses, and house-cured charcuterie.

Redbird
Housed in a former rectory of a reconsecrated cathedral in downtown Los Angeles, Redbird offer diners a choice of lingering in the romantic lounge with a large marble bar and vintage tables or dining on Chef Neil Fraser’s dishes in the huge patio with retractable roof, wood tables, and huge palm trees.

Water Grill
Diners can watch food being prepared in the open kitchen and seafood bar at downtown Los Angeles’ Water Grill. A huge raw bar is on display in the center of the space where guests can enjoy fresh oysters, crab, shrimp and lobster, or opt to dine in one of the comfy booths and enjoy a variety of seafood dishes.

Spago
Wolfgang Puck’s Beverly Hills eatery, Spago, is divided into indoor and outdoor eating areas, including a striking dining room with stained glass windows and an alfresco patio with twinkle lit trees.


Sant’olina
This new concept from H.wood Group sits atop the famed Beverly Hilton hotel. A culinary team including Chefs Michael Teitch, David Johns, and Burt Bakman turns their attention to upscale Mediterranean fare. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

Salazar
Frogtown hotspot Salazar is back, so you can enjoy tacos and cocktails in its stylish, desert-inspired outdoor dinning area. One thing that’s changed since the pre-pandemic days: You can now book a reservation in advance, rather than walking up and waiting. 2490 Fletcher Dr, Frogtown.

LA Cha Cha Chá
This buzzy, brand new patio comes from the team behind Mexico City’s Terraza Cha Cha Cha. The kitchen here is helmed by Chef Alejandro Guzman, formerly of Le Comptoir cocktails come from Bryan Tetorakis of Cole’s and the Varnish. 812 E. 3rd St., Arts District.

Terra
Situated atop the Eataly complex in Century City, Terra’s expansive, twinkle-light-lit terrace offers ample space to spread out, take in the city views, sip a cocktail, and dine on wood-oven Italian fare. After your big meal out, Eataly is open to stock up on groceries for more cooking at home. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City.

Tallula’s
The parking lot at Tallula’s is now a festive, full-service patio with tables spread out from one another. You can almost hear the ocean waves as you down your margaritas and entire sheet pans of nachos. The restaurant’s health procedures have earned it the new GTHR SAFE certification, indicating they’re upholding standards set by safety experts. 118 Entrada Dr., Pacific Palisades.

Post & Beam
Post & Beam pivoted to a fun but basic takeout menu during the pandemic. Now they’ve reopened with a tented patio, new Chef de Cuisine Martin Draluck (formerly of Hatchet Hall and Milo+Olive) and are returning to their full menu of Southern-accented fare. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Baldwin Hills.

Photo: Rob Stark Photography / Nueva

Nueva
Opening a restaurant amid pandemic was risky, but the team at Nueva gave it a shot. Outdoors, you’ll find a cheery and colorful patio indoors the staff preps modern Mexican dishes in a kitchen large enough to allow for some distancing, and outfitted with a state-of-the-art indoor air filtration system. 822 Washington Blvd., Venice.

The Waterfront Venice
This beachy-chic spot has has reopened its sunny patio so you can nibble on relaxed all-day bites and sip a glass of rosé (or CBD-infused kombucha, if you prefer). Guests will have their temperatures checked upon arrival, and must agree to provide info for contact tracing, just in case it comes up. 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice.

Alcove Cafe & Big Bar
The most popular patio restaurant in Los Feliz (maybe the world?) has spaced out its tables and welcomed back eager guests. Enjoy casual fare from breakfast through late night, along with inventive cocktails crafted by an experienced staff. 1927 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz.

Bar Restaurant
Bar Restaurant had only officially opened in the former Malo space a handful of months before the pandemic arrived, but they quickly adapted to changing times. Now the attached parking lot has become one of the larger dining patio spaces in the neighborhood. 4326 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.

BOA Steakhouse
BOA’s Sunset Strip location has adapted an outdoor space into “BOA Garden,” a super-elegant dining patio, with full-height hedges, large-scale florals, and real tables and chairs (nothing folding or plastic in sight). 9200 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

Roberta’s
Located on the main plaza of open-air shopping center Platform, Roberta’s has a sizable patio for sharing some pizzas and glasses of wine. If you feel like staying home, you can pick-up DIY pizza kits, too. 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

The Bamboo Club
A tiki bar with far-above-average food, the Bamboo Club has moved its tropical party outside to a large, disco-ball-decked, open-sided tent that can accommodate spaced-out tables. 3522 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach.

Anajak Thai Cuisine
Anajak Thai Cuisine puts out just a single table for on-premise service, so groups of two to six can enjoy the space without interacting with other customers, you just have to commit to buy at least two bottles from their interesting natural wine list along with your food order. Book ahead via Instagram. 14704 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Luckily for this Italian import, a twinkling, tree-dotted patio has been the centerpiece of its dining area since opening in 2019, complete with a window that allows the pizzaiolos to serve outdoor guests straight from the wood oven. 1534 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood.

Photo: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Blue Streak at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Enjoy a meal with a view of the beach, gathered around your personal fire pit on the terrace at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s restaurant, Blue Streak. Be sure to reserve in advance. 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

Dan Tana’s
Dan Tana’s knows it just wouldn’t be the same without the checkered tablecloths and kitschy red booths–so they literally rolled out some carpet and dragged the whole operation outdoors, booths and all. Old Hollywood, pandemic style. 9071 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.

Inn of the Seventh Ray
This classic, landmark L.A. restaurant wasn’t going to let a little pandemic stop it. Conveniently, the whimsical garden setting has been a signature selling point since it opened nearly a half-century ago. 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Topanga.

Nobu Malibu
Nobu Malibu and its incomparable, rap-lyric-inspiring waterfront setting are ready to welcome you back. The patio practically hovers over the beach. Sushi also available. 22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.

Laurel Hardware
Snack on some excellent fries while lounging on the leafy back patio at this West Hollywood staple. At night, fairy lights in the trees create an enchanted garden feel. 7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.


Sant’olina
This new concept from H.wood Group sits atop the famed Beverly Hilton hotel. A culinary team including Chefs Michael Teitch, David Johns, and Burt Bakman turns their attention to upscale Mediterranean fare. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

Salazar
Frogtown hotspot Salazar is back, so you can enjoy tacos and cocktails in its stylish, desert-inspired outdoor dinning area. One thing that’s changed since the pre-pandemic days: You can now book a reservation in advance, rather than walking up and waiting. 2490 Fletcher Dr, Frogtown.

LA Cha Cha Chá
This buzzy, brand new patio comes from the team behind Mexico City’s Terraza Cha Cha Cha. The kitchen here is helmed by Chef Alejandro Guzman, formerly of Le Comptoir cocktails come from Bryan Tetorakis of Cole’s and the Varnish. 812 E. 3rd St., Arts District.

Terra
Situated atop the Eataly complex in Century City, Terra’s expansive, twinkle-light-lit terrace offers ample space to spread out, take in the city views, sip a cocktail, and dine on wood-oven Italian fare. After your big meal out, Eataly is open to stock up on groceries for more cooking at home. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City.

Tallula’s
The parking lot at Tallula’s is now a festive, full-service patio with tables spread out from one another. You can almost hear the ocean waves as you down your margaritas and entire sheet pans of nachos. The restaurant’s health procedures have earned it the new GTHR SAFE certification, indicating they’re upholding standards set by safety experts. 118 Entrada Dr., Pacific Palisades.

Post & Beam
Post & Beam pivoted to a fun but basic takeout menu during the pandemic. Now they’ve reopened with a tented patio, new Chef de Cuisine Martin Draluck (formerly of Hatchet Hall and Milo+Olive) and are returning to their full menu of Southern-accented fare. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Baldwin Hills.

Photo: Rob Stark Photography / Nueva

Nueva
Opening a restaurant amid pandemic was risky, but the team at Nueva gave it a shot. Outdoors, you’ll find a cheery and colorful patio indoors the staff preps modern Mexican dishes in a kitchen large enough to allow for some distancing, and outfitted with a state-of-the-art indoor air filtration system. 822 Washington Blvd., Venice.

The Waterfront Venice
This beachy-chic spot has has reopened its sunny patio so you can nibble on relaxed all-day bites and sip a glass of rosé (or CBD-infused kombucha, if you prefer). Guests will have their temperatures checked upon arrival, and must agree to provide info for contact tracing, just in case it comes up. 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice.

Alcove Cafe & Big Bar
The most popular patio restaurant in Los Feliz (maybe the world?) has spaced out its tables and welcomed back eager guests. Enjoy casual fare from breakfast through late night, along with inventive cocktails crafted by an experienced staff. 1927 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz.

Bar Restaurant
Bar Restaurant had only officially opened in the former Malo space a handful of months before the pandemic arrived, but they quickly adapted to changing times. Now the attached parking lot has become one of the larger dining patio spaces in the neighborhood. 4326 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.

BOA Steakhouse
BOA’s Sunset Strip location has adapted an outdoor space into “BOA Garden,” a super-elegant dining patio, with full-height hedges, large-scale florals, and real tables and chairs (nothing folding or plastic in sight). 9200 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

Roberta’s
Located on the main plaza of open-air shopping center Platform, Roberta’s has a sizable patio for sharing some pizzas and glasses of wine. If you feel like staying home, you can pick-up DIY pizza kits, too. 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

The Bamboo Club
A tiki bar with far-above-average food, the Bamboo Club has moved its tropical party outside to a large, disco-ball-decked, open-sided tent that can accommodate spaced-out tables. 3522 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach.

Anajak Thai Cuisine
Anajak Thai Cuisine puts out just a single table for on-premise service, so groups of two to six can enjoy the space without interacting with other customers, you just have to commit to buy at least two bottles from their interesting natural wine list along with your food order. Book ahead via Instagram. 14704 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Luckily for this Italian import, a twinkling, tree-dotted patio has been the centerpiece of its dining area since opening in 2019, complete with a window that allows the pizzaiolos to serve outdoor guests straight from the wood oven. 1534 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood.

Photo: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Blue Streak at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Enjoy a meal with a view of the beach, gathered around your personal fire pit on the terrace at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s restaurant, Blue Streak. Be sure to reserve in advance. 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

Dan Tana’s
Dan Tana’s knows it just wouldn’t be the same without the checkered tablecloths and kitschy red booths–so they literally rolled out some carpet and dragged the whole operation outdoors, booths and all. Old Hollywood, pandemic style. 9071 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.

Inn of the Seventh Ray
This classic, landmark L.A. restaurant wasn’t going to let a little pandemic stop it. Conveniently, the whimsical garden setting has been a signature selling point since it opened nearly a half-century ago. 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Topanga.

Nobu Malibu
Nobu Malibu and its incomparable, rap-lyric-inspiring waterfront setting are ready to welcome you back. The patio practically hovers over the beach. Sushi also available. 22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.

Laurel Hardware
Snack on some excellent fries while lounging on the leafy back patio at this West Hollywood staple. At night, fairy lights in the trees create an enchanted garden feel. 7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.


Sant’olina
This new concept from H.wood Group sits atop the famed Beverly Hilton hotel. A culinary team including Chefs Michael Teitch, David Johns, and Burt Bakman turns their attention to upscale Mediterranean fare. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

Salazar
Frogtown hotspot Salazar is back, so you can enjoy tacos and cocktails in its stylish, desert-inspired outdoor dinning area. One thing that’s changed since the pre-pandemic days: You can now book a reservation in advance, rather than walking up and waiting. 2490 Fletcher Dr, Frogtown.

LA Cha Cha Chá
This buzzy, brand new patio comes from the team behind Mexico City’s Terraza Cha Cha Cha. The kitchen here is helmed by Chef Alejandro Guzman, formerly of Le Comptoir cocktails come from Bryan Tetorakis of Cole’s and the Varnish. 812 E. 3rd St., Arts District.

Terra
Situated atop the Eataly complex in Century City, Terra’s expansive, twinkle-light-lit terrace offers ample space to spread out, take in the city views, sip a cocktail, and dine on wood-oven Italian fare. After your big meal out, Eataly is open to stock up on groceries for more cooking at home. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City.

Tallula’s
The parking lot at Tallula’s is now a festive, full-service patio with tables spread out from one another. You can almost hear the ocean waves as you down your margaritas and entire sheet pans of nachos. The restaurant’s health procedures have earned it the new GTHR SAFE certification, indicating they’re upholding standards set by safety experts. 118 Entrada Dr., Pacific Palisades.

Post & Beam
Post & Beam pivoted to a fun but basic takeout menu during the pandemic. Now they’ve reopened with a tented patio, new Chef de Cuisine Martin Draluck (formerly of Hatchet Hall and Milo+Olive) and are returning to their full menu of Southern-accented fare. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Baldwin Hills.

Photo: Rob Stark Photography / Nueva

Nueva
Opening a restaurant amid pandemic was risky, but the team at Nueva gave it a shot. Outdoors, you’ll find a cheery and colorful patio indoors the staff preps modern Mexican dishes in a kitchen large enough to allow for some distancing, and outfitted with a state-of-the-art indoor air filtration system. 822 Washington Blvd., Venice.

The Waterfront Venice
This beachy-chic spot has has reopened its sunny patio so you can nibble on relaxed all-day bites and sip a glass of rosé (or CBD-infused kombucha, if you prefer). Guests will have their temperatures checked upon arrival, and must agree to provide info for contact tracing, just in case it comes up. 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice.

Alcove Cafe & Big Bar
The most popular patio restaurant in Los Feliz (maybe the world?) has spaced out its tables and welcomed back eager guests. Enjoy casual fare from breakfast through late night, along with inventive cocktails crafted by an experienced staff. 1927 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz.

Bar Restaurant
Bar Restaurant had only officially opened in the former Malo space a handful of months before the pandemic arrived, but they quickly adapted to changing times. Now the attached parking lot has become one of the larger dining patio spaces in the neighborhood. 4326 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.

BOA Steakhouse
BOA’s Sunset Strip location has adapted an outdoor space into “BOA Garden,” a super-elegant dining patio, with full-height hedges, large-scale florals, and real tables and chairs (nothing folding or plastic in sight). 9200 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

Roberta’s
Located on the main plaza of open-air shopping center Platform, Roberta’s has a sizable patio for sharing some pizzas and glasses of wine. If you feel like staying home, you can pick-up DIY pizza kits, too. 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

The Bamboo Club
A tiki bar with far-above-average food, the Bamboo Club has moved its tropical party outside to a large, disco-ball-decked, open-sided tent that can accommodate spaced-out tables. 3522 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach.

Anajak Thai Cuisine
Anajak Thai Cuisine puts out just a single table for on-premise service, so groups of two to six can enjoy the space without interacting with other customers, you just have to commit to buy at least two bottles from their interesting natural wine list along with your food order. Book ahead via Instagram. 14704 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Luckily for this Italian import, a twinkling, tree-dotted patio has been the centerpiece of its dining area since opening in 2019, complete with a window that allows the pizzaiolos to serve outdoor guests straight from the wood oven. 1534 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood.

Photo: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Blue Streak at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Enjoy a meal with a view of the beach, gathered around your personal fire pit on the terrace at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s restaurant, Blue Streak. Be sure to reserve in advance. 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

Dan Tana’s
Dan Tana’s knows it just wouldn’t be the same without the checkered tablecloths and kitschy red booths–so they literally rolled out some carpet and dragged the whole operation outdoors, booths and all. Old Hollywood, pandemic style. 9071 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.

Inn of the Seventh Ray
This classic, landmark L.A. restaurant wasn’t going to let a little pandemic stop it. Conveniently, the whimsical garden setting has been a signature selling point since it opened nearly a half-century ago. 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Topanga.

Nobu Malibu
Nobu Malibu and its incomparable, rap-lyric-inspiring waterfront setting are ready to welcome you back. The patio practically hovers over the beach. Sushi also available. 22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.

Laurel Hardware
Snack on some excellent fries while lounging on the leafy back patio at this West Hollywood staple. At night, fairy lights in the trees create an enchanted garden feel. 7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.


Sant’olina
This new concept from H.wood Group sits atop the famed Beverly Hilton hotel. A culinary team including Chefs Michael Teitch, David Johns, and Burt Bakman turns their attention to upscale Mediterranean fare. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

Salazar
Frogtown hotspot Salazar is back, so you can enjoy tacos and cocktails in its stylish, desert-inspired outdoor dinning area. One thing that’s changed since the pre-pandemic days: You can now book a reservation in advance, rather than walking up and waiting. 2490 Fletcher Dr, Frogtown.

LA Cha Cha Chá
This buzzy, brand new patio comes from the team behind Mexico City’s Terraza Cha Cha Cha. The kitchen here is helmed by Chef Alejandro Guzman, formerly of Le Comptoir cocktails come from Bryan Tetorakis of Cole’s and the Varnish. 812 E. 3rd St., Arts District.

Terra
Situated atop the Eataly complex in Century City, Terra’s expansive, twinkle-light-lit terrace offers ample space to spread out, take in the city views, sip a cocktail, and dine on wood-oven Italian fare. After your big meal out, Eataly is open to stock up on groceries for more cooking at home. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City.

Tallula’s
The parking lot at Tallula’s is now a festive, full-service patio with tables spread out from one another. You can almost hear the ocean waves as you down your margaritas and entire sheet pans of nachos. The restaurant’s health procedures have earned it the new GTHR SAFE certification, indicating they’re upholding standards set by safety experts. 118 Entrada Dr., Pacific Palisades.

Post & Beam
Post & Beam pivoted to a fun but basic takeout menu during the pandemic. Now they’ve reopened with a tented patio, new Chef de Cuisine Martin Draluck (formerly of Hatchet Hall and Milo+Olive) and are returning to their full menu of Southern-accented fare. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Baldwin Hills.

Photo: Rob Stark Photography / Nueva

Nueva
Opening a restaurant amid pandemic was risky, but the team at Nueva gave it a shot. Outdoors, you’ll find a cheery and colorful patio indoors the staff preps modern Mexican dishes in a kitchen large enough to allow for some distancing, and outfitted with a state-of-the-art indoor air filtration system. 822 Washington Blvd., Venice.

The Waterfront Venice
This beachy-chic spot has has reopened its sunny patio so you can nibble on relaxed all-day bites and sip a glass of rosé (or CBD-infused kombucha, if you prefer). Guests will have their temperatures checked upon arrival, and must agree to provide info for contact tracing, just in case it comes up. 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice.

Alcove Cafe & Big Bar
The most popular patio restaurant in Los Feliz (maybe the world?) has spaced out its tables and welcomed back eager guests. Enjoy casual fare from breakfast through late night, along with inventive cocktails crafted by an experienced staff. 1927 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz.

Bar Restaurant
Bar Restaurant had only officially opened in the former Malo space a handful of months before the pandemic arrived, but they quickly adapted to changing times. Now the attached parking lot has become one of the larger dining patio spaces in the neighborhood. 4326 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.

BOA Steakhouse
BOA’s Sunset Strip location has adapted an outdoor space into “BOA Garden,” a super-elegant dining patio, with full-height hedges, large-scale florals, and real tables and chairs (nothing folding or plastic in sight). 9200 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

Roberta’s
Located on the main plaza of open-air shopping center Platform, Roberta’s has a sizable patio for sharing some pizzas and glasses of wine. If you feel like staying home, you can pick-up DIY pizza kits, too. 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

The Bamboo Club
A tiki bar with far-above-average food, the Bamboo Club has moved its tropical party outside to a large, disco-ball-decked, open-sided tent that can accommodate spaced-out tables. 3522 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach.

Anajak Thai Cuisine
Anajak Thai Cuisine puts out just a single table for on-premise service, so groups of two to six can enjoy the space without interacting with other customers, you just have to commit to buy at least two bottles from their interesting natural wine list along with your food order. Book ahead via Instagram. 14704 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Luckily for this Italian import, a twinkling, tree-dotted patio has been the centerpiece of its dining area since opening in 2019, complete with a window that allows the pizzaiolos to serve outdoor guests straight from the wood oven. 1534 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood.

Photo: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Blue Streak at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Enjoy a meal with a view of the beach, gathered around your personal fire pit on the terrace at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s restaurant, Blue Streak. Be sure to reserve in advance. 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

Dan Tana’s
Dan Tana’s knows it just wouldn’t be the same without the checkered tablecloths and kitschy red booths–so they literally rolled out some carpet and dragged the whole operation outdoors, booths and all. Old Hollywood, pandemic style. 9071 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.

Inn of the Seventh Ray
This classic, landmark L.A. restaurant wasn’t going to let a little pandemic stop it. Conveniently, the whimsical garden setting has been a signature selling point since it opened nearly a half-century ago. 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Topanga.

Nobu Malibu
Nobu Malibu and its incomparable, rap-lyric-inspiring waterfront setting are ready to welcome you back. The patio practically hovers over the beach. Sushi also available. 22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.

Laurel Hardware
Snack on some excellent fries while lounging on the leafy back patio at this West Hollywood staple. At night, fairy lights in the trees create an enchanted garden feel. 7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.


Sant’olina
This new concept from H.wood Group sits atop the famed Beverly Hilton hotel. A culinary team including Chefs Michael Teitch, David Johns, and Burt Bakman turns their attention to upscale Mediterranean fare. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

Salazar
Frogtown hotspot Salazar is back, so you can enjoy tacos and cocktails in its stylish, desert-inspired outdoor dinning area. One thing that’s changed since the pre-pandemic days: You can now book a reservation in advance, rather than walking up and waiting. 2490 Fletcher Dr, Frogtown.

LA Cha Cha Chá
This buzzy, brand new patio comes from the team behind Mexico City’s Terraza Cha Cha Cha. The kitchen here is helmed by Chef Alejandro Guzman, formerly of Le Comptoir cocktails come from Bryan Tetorakis of Cole’s and the Varnish. 812 E. 3rd St., Arts District.

Terra
Situated atop the Eataly complex in Century City, Terra’s expansive, twinkle-light-lit terrace offers ample space to spread out, take in the city views, sip a cocktail, and dine on wood-oven Italian fare. After your big meal out, Eataly is open to stock up on groceries for more cooking at home. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City.

Tallula’s
The parking lot at Tallula’s is now a festive, full-service patio with tables spread out from one another. You can almost hear the ocean waves as you down your margaritas and entire sheet pans of nachos. The restaurant’s health procedures have earned it the new GTHR SAFE certification, indicating they’re upholding standards set by safety experts. 118 Entrada Dr., Pacific Palisades.

Post & Beam
Post & Beam pivoted to a fun but basic takeout menu during the pandemic. Now they’ve reopened with a tented patio, new Chef de Cuisine Martin Draluck (formerly of Hatchet Hall and Milo+Olive) and are returning to their full menu of Southern-accented fare. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Baldwin Hills.

Photo: Rob Stark Photography / Nueva

Nueva
Opening a restaurant amid pandemic was risky, but the team at Nueva gave it a shot. Outdoors, you’ll find a cheery and colorful patio indoors the staff preps modern Mexican dishes in a kitchen large enough to allow for some distancing, and outfitted with a state-of-the-art indoor air filtration system. 822 Washington Blvd., Venice.

The Waterfront Venice
This beachy-chic spot has has reopened its sunny patio so you can nibble on relaxed all-day bites and sip a glass of rosé (or CBD-infused kombucha, if you prefer). Guests will have their temperatures checked upon arrival, and must agree to provide info for contact tracing, just in case it comes up. 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice.

Alcove Cafe & Big Bar
The most popular patio restaurant in Los Feliz (maybe the world?) has spaced out its tables and welcomed back eager guests. Enjoy casual fare from breakfast through late night, along with inventive cocktails crafted by an experienced staff. 1927 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz.

Bar Restaurant
Bar Restaurant had only officially opened in the former Malo space a handful of months before the pandemic arrived, but they quickly adapted to changing times. Now the attached parking lot has become one of the larger dining patio spaces in the neighborhood. 4326 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.

BOA Steakhouse
BOA’s Sunset Strip location has adapted an outdoor space into “BOA Garden,” a super-elegant dining patio, with full-height hedges, large-scale florals, and real tables and chairs (nothing folding or plastic in sight). 9200 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

Roberta’s
Located on the main plaza of open-air shopping center Platform, Roberta’s has a sizable patio for sharing some pizzas and glasses of wine. If you feel like staying home, you can pick-up DIY pizza kits, too. 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

The Bamboo Club
A tiki bar with far-above-average food, the Bamboo Club has moved its tropical party outside to a large, disco-ball-decked, open-sided tent that can accommodate spaced-out tables. 3522 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach.

Anajak Thai Cuisine
Anajak Thai Cuisine puts out just a single table for on-premise service, so groups of two to six can enjoy the space without interacting with other customers, you just have to commit to buy at least two bottles from their interesting natural wine list along with your food order. Book ahead via Instagram. 14704 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Luckily for this Italian import, a twinkling, tree-dotted patio has been the centerpiece of its dining area since opening in 2019, complete with a window that allows the pizzaiolos to serve outdoor guests straight from the wood oven. 1534 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood.

Photo: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Blue Streak at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Enjoy a meal with a view of the beach, gathered around your personal fire pit on the terrace at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s restaurant, Blue Streak. Be sure to reserve in advance. 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

Dan Tana’s
Dan Tana’s knows it just wouldn’t be the same without the checkered tablecloths and kitschy red booths–so they literally rolled out some carpet and dragged the whole operation outdoors, booths and all. Old Hollywood, pandemic style. 9071 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.

Inn of the Seventh Ray
This classic, landmark L.A. restaurant wasn’t going to let a little pandemic stop it. Conveniently, the whimsical garden setting has been a signature selling point since it opened nearly a half-century ago. 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Topanga.

Nobu Malibu
Nobu Malibu and its incomparable, rap-lyric-inspiring waterfront setting are ready to welcome you back. The patio practically hovers over the beach. Sushi also available. 22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.

Laurel Hardware
Snack on some excellent fries while lounging on the leafy back patio at this West Hollywood staple. At night, fairy lights in the trees create an enchanted garden feel. 7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.


Sant’olina
This new concept from H.wood Group sits atop the famed Beverly Hilton hotel. A culinary team including Chefs Michael Teitch, David Johns, and Burt Bakman turns their attention to upscale Mediterranean fare. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

Salazar
Frogtown hotspot Salazar is back, so you can enjoy tacos and cocktails in its stylish, desert-inspired outdoor dinning area. One thing that’s changed since the pre-pandemic days: You can now book a reservation in advance, rather than walking up and waiting. 2490 Fletcher Dr, Frogtown.

LA Cha Cha Chá
This buzzy, brand new patio comes from the team behind Mexico City’s Terraza Cha Cha Cha. The kitchen here is helmed by Chef Alejandro Guzman, formerly of Le Comptoir cocktails come from Bryan Tetorakis of Cole’s and the Varnish. 812 E. 3rd St., Arts District.

Terra
Situated atop the Eataly complex in Century City, Terra’s expansive, twinkle-light-lit terrace offers ample space to spread out, take in the city views, sip a cocktail, and dine on wood-oven Italian fare. After your big meal out, Eataly is open to stock up on groceries for more cooking at home. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City.

Tallula’s
The parking lot at Tallula’s is now a festive, full-service patio with tables spread out from one another. You can almost hear the ocean waves as you down your margaritas and entire sheet pans of nachos. The restaurant’s health procedures have earned it the new GTHR SAFE certification, indicating they’re upholding standards set by safety experts. 118 Entrada Dr., Pacific Palisades.

Post & Beam
Post & Beam pivoted to a fun but basic takeout menu during the pandemic. Now they’ve reopened with a tented patio, new Chef de Cuisine Martin Draluck (formerly of Hatchet Hall and Milo+Olive) and are returning to their full menu of Southern-accented fare. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Baldwin Hills.

Photo: Rob Stark Photography / Nueva

Nueva
Opening a restaurant amid pandemic was risky, but the team at Nueva gave it a shot. Outdoors, you’ll find a cheery and colorful patio indoors the staff preps modern Mexican dishes in a kitchen large enough to allow for some distancing, and outfitted with a state-of-the-art indoor air filtration system. 822 Washington Blvd., Venice.

The Waterfront Venice
This beachy-chic spot has has reopened its sunny patio so you can nibble on relaxed all-day bites and sip a glass of rosé (or CBD-infused kombucha, if you prefer). Guests will have their temperatures checked upon arrival, and must agree to provide info for contact tracing, just in case it comes up. 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice.

Alcove Cafe & Big Bar
The most popular patio restaurant in Los Feliz (maybe the world?) has spaced out its tables and welcomed back eager guests. Enjoy casual fare from breakfast through late night, along with inventive cocktails crafted by an experienced staff. 1927 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz.

Bar Restaurant
Bar Restaurant had only officially opened in the former Malo space a handful of months before the pandemic arrived, but they quickly adapted to changing times. Now the attached parking lot has become one of the larger dining patio spaces in the neighborhood. 4326 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.

BOA Steakhouse
BOA’s Sunset Strip location has adapted an outdoor space into “BOA Garden,” a super-elegant dining patio, with full-height hedges, large-scale florals, and real tables and chairs (nothing folding or plastic in sight). 9200 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

Roberta’s
Located on the main plaza of open-air shopping center Platform, Roberta’s has a sizable patio for sharing some pizzas and glasses of wine. If you feel like staying home, you can pick-up DIY pizza kits, too. 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

The Bamboo Club
A tiki bar with far-above-average food, the Bamboo Club has moved its tropical party outside to a large, disco-ball-decked, open-sided tent that can accommodate spaced-out tables. 3522 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach.

Anajak Thai Cuisine
Anajak Thai Cuisine puts out just a single table for on-premise service, so groups of two to six can enjoy the space without interacting with other customers, you just have to commit to buy at least two bottles from their interesting natural wine list along with your food order. Book ahead via Instagram. 14704 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Luckily for this Italian import, a twinkling, tree-dotted patio has been the centerpiece of its dining area since opening in 2019, complete with a window that allows the pizzaiolos to serve outdoor guests straight from the wood oven. 1534 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood.

Photo: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Blue Streak at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Enjoy a meal with a view of the beach, gathered around your personal fire pit on the terrace at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s restaurant, Blue Streak. Be sure to reserve in advance. 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

Dan Tana’s
Dan Tana’s knows it just wouldn’t be the same without the checkered tablecloths and kitschy red booths–so they literally rolled out some carpet and dragged the whole operation outdoors, booths and all. Old Hollywood, pandemic style. 9071 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.

Inn of the Seventh Ray
This classic, landmark L.A. restaurant wasn’t going to let a little pandemic stop it. Conveniently, the whimsical garden setting has been a signature selling point since it opened nearly a half-century ago. 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Topanga.

Nobu Malibu
Nobu Malibu and its incomparable, rap-lyric-inspiring waterfront setting are ready to welcome you back. The patio practically hovers over the beach. Sushi also available. 22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.

Laurel Hardware
Snack on some excellent fries while lounging on the leafy back patio at this West Hollywood staple. At night, fairy lights in the trees create an enchanted garden feel. 7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.


Sant’olina
This new concept from H.wood Group sits atop the famed Beverly Hilton hotel. A culinary team including Chefs Michael Teitch, David Johns, and Burt Bakman turns their attention to upscale Mediterranean fare. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

Salazar
Frogtown hotspot Salazar is back, so you can enjoy tacos and cocktails in its stylish, desert-inspired outdoor dinning area. One thing that’s changed since the pre-pandemic days: You can now book a reservation in advance, rather than walking up and waiting. 2490 Fletcher Dr, Frogtown.

LA Cha Cha Chá
This buzzy, brand new patio comes from the team behind Mexico City’s Terraza Cha Cha Cha. The kitchen here is helmed by Chef Alejandro Guzman, formerly of Le Comptoir cocktails come from Bryan Tetorakis of Cole’s and the Varnish. 812 E. 3rd St., Arts District.

Terra
Situated atop the Eataly complex in Century City, Terra’s expansive, twinkle-light-lit terrace offers ample space to spread out, take in the city views, sip a cocktail, and dine on wood-oven Italian fare. After your big meal out, Eataly is open to stock up on groceries for more cooking at home. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City.

Tallula’s
The parking lot at Tallula’s is now a festive, full-service patio with tables spread out from one another. You can almost hear the ocean waves as you down your margaritas and entire sheet pans of nachos. The restaurant’s health procedures have earned it the new GTHR SAFE certification, indicating they’re upholding standards set by safety experts. 118 Entrada Dr., Pacific Palisades.

Post & Beam
Post & Beam pivoted to a fun but basic takeout menu during the pandemic. Now they’ve reopened with a tented patio, new Chef de Cuisine Martin Draluck (formerly of Hatchet Hall and Milo+Olive) and are returning to their full menu of Southern-accented fare. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Baldwin Hills.

Photo: Rob Stark Photography / Nueva

Nueva
Opening a restaurant amid pandemic was risky, but the team at Nueva gave it a shot. Outdoors, you’ll find a cheery and colorful patio indoors the staff preps modern Mexican dishes in a kitchen large enough to allow for some distancing, and outfitted with a state-of-the-art indoor air filtration system. 822 Washington Blvd., Venice.

The Waterfront Venice
This beachy-chic spot has has reopened its sunny patio so you can nibble on relaxed all-day bites and sip a glass of rosé (or CBD-infused kombucha, if you prefer). Guests will have their temperatures checked upon arrival, and must agree to provide info for contact tracing, just in case it comes up. 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice.

Alcove Cafe & Big Bar
The most popular patio restaurant in Los Feliz (maybe the world?) has spaced out its tables and welcomed back eager guests. Enjoy casual fare from breakfast through late night, along with inventive cocktails crafted by an experienced staff. 1927 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz.

Bar Restaurant
Bar Restaurant had only officially opened in the former Malo space a handful of months before the pandemic arrived, but they quickly adapted to changing times. Now the attached parking lot has become one of the larger dining patio spaces in the neighborhood. 4326 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.

BOA Steakhouse
BOA’s Sunset Strip location has adapted an outdoor space into “BOA Garden,” a super-elegant dining patio, with full-height hedges, large-scale florals, and real tables and chairs (nothing folding or plastic in sight). 9200 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

Roberta’s
Located on the main plaza of open-air shopping center Platform, Roberta’s has a sizable patio for sharing some pizzas and glasses of wine. If you feel like staying home, you can pick-up DIY pizza kits, too. 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

The Bamboo Club
A tiki bar with far-above-average food, the Bamboo Club has moved its tropical party outside to a large, disco-ball-decked, open-sided tent that can accommodate spaced-out tables. 3522 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach.

Anajak Thai Cuisine
Anajak Thai Cuisine puts out just a single table for on-premise service, so groups of two to six can enjoy the space without interacting with other customers, you just have to commit to buy at least two bottles from their interesting natural wine list along with your food order. Book ahead via Instagram. 14704 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Luckily for this Italian import, a twinkling, tree-dotted patio has been the centerpiece of its dining area since opening in 2019, complete with a window that allows the pizzaiolos to serve outdoor guests straight from the wood oven. 1534 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood.

Photo: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Blue Streak at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Enjoy a meal with a view of the beach, gathered around your personal fire pit on the terrace at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s restaurant, Blue Streak. Be sure to reserve in advance. 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

Dan Tana’s
Dan Tana’s knows it just wouldn’t be the same without the checkered tablecloths and kitschy red booths–so they literally rolled out some carpet and dragged the whole operation outdoors, booths and all. Old Hollywood, pandemic style. 9071 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.

Inn of the Seventh Ray
This classic, landmark L.A. restaurant wasn’t going to let a little pandemic stop it. Conveniently, the whimsical garden setting has been a signature selling point since it opened nearly a half-century ago. 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Topanga.

Nobu Malibu
Nobu Malibu and its incomparable, rap-lyric-inspiring waterfront setting are ready to welcome you back. The patio practically hovers over the beach. Sushi also available. 22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.

Laurel Hardware
Snack on some excellent fries while lounging on the leafy back patio at this West Hollywood staple. At night, fairy lights in the trees create an enchanted garden feel. 7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.


Sant’olina
This new concept from H.wood Group sits atop the famed Beverly Hilton hotel. A culinary team including Chefs Michael Teitch, David Johns, and Burt Bakman turns their attention to upscale Mediterranean fare. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

Salazar
Frogtown hotspot Salazar is back, so you can enjoy tacos and cocktails in its stylish, desert-inspired outdoor dinning area. One thing that’s changed since the pre-pandemic days: You can now book a reservation in advance, rather than walking up and waiting. 2490 Fletcher Dr, Frogtown.

LA Cha Cha Chá
This buzzy, brand new patio comes from the team behind Mexico City’s Terraza Cha Cha Cha. The kitchen here is helmed by Chef Alejandro Guzman, formerly of Le Comptoir cocktails come from Bryan Tetorakis of Cole’s and the Varnish. 812 E. 3rd St., Arts District.

Terra
Situated atop the Eataly complex in Century City, Terra’s expansive, twinkle-light-lit terrace offers ample space to spread out, take in the city views, sip a cocktail, and dine on wood-oven Italian fare. After your big meal out, Eataly is open to stock up on groceries for more cooking at home. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City.

Tallula’s
The parking lot at Tallula’s is now a festive, full-service patio with tables spread out from one another. You can almost hear the ocean waves as you down your margaritas and entire sheet pans of nachos. The restaurant’s health procedures have earned it the new GTHR SAFE certification, indicating they’re upholding standards set by safety experts. 118 Entrada Dr., Pacific Palisades.

Post & Beam
Post & Beam pivoted to a fun but basic takeout menu during the pandemic. Now they’ve reopened with a tented patio, new Chef de Cuisine Martin Draluck (formerly of Hatchet Hall and Milo+Olive) and are returning to their full menu of Southern-accented fare. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Baldwin Hills.

Photo: Rob Stark Photography / Nueva

Nueva
Opening a restaurant amid pandemic was risky, but the team at Nueva gave it a shot. Outdoors, you’ll find a cheery and colorful patio indoors the staff preps modern Mexican dishes in a kitchen large enough to allow for some distancing, and outfitted with a state-of-the-art indoor air filtration system. 822 Washington Blvd., Venice.

The Waterfront Venice
This beachy-chic spot has has reopened its sunny patio so you can nibble on relaxed all-day bites and sip a glass of rosé (or CBD-infused kombucha, if you prefer). Guests will have their temperatures checked upon arrival, and must agree to provide info for contact tracing, just in case it comes up. 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice.

Alcove Cafe & Big Bar
The most popular patio restaurant in Los Feliz (maybe the world?) has spaced out its tables and welcomed back eager guests. Enjoy casual fare from breakfast through late night, along with inventive cocktails crafted by an experienced staff. 1927 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz.

Bar Restaurant
Bar Restaurant had only officially opened in the former Malo space a handful of months before the pandemic arrived, but they quickly adapted to changing times. Now the attached parking lot has become one of the larger dining patio spaces in the neighborhood. 4326 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.

BOA Steakhouse
BOA’s Sunset Strip location has adapted an outdoor space into “BOA Garden,” a super-elegant dining patio, with full-height hedges, large-scale florals, and real tables and chairs (nothing folding or plastic in sight). 9200 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

Roberta’s
Located on the main plaza of open-air shopping center Platform, Roberta’s has a sizable patio for sharing some pizzas and glasses of wine. If you feel like staying home, you can pick-up DIY pizza kits, too. 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

The Bamboo Club
A tiki bar with far-above-average food, the Bamboo Club has moved its tropical party outside to a large, disco-ball-decked, open-sided tent that can accommodate spaced-out tables. 3522 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach.

Anajak Thai Cuisine
Anajak Thai Cuisine puts out just a single table for on-premise service, so groups of two to six can enjoy the space without interacting with other customers, you just have to commit to buy at least two bottles from their interesting natural wine list along with your food order. Book ahead via Instagram. 14704 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Luckily for this Italian import, a twinkling, tree-dotted patio has been the centerpiece of its dining area since opening in 2019, complete with a window that allows the pizzaiolos to serve outdoor guests straight from the wood oven. 1534 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood.

Photo: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Blue Streak at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Enjoy a meal with a view of the beach, gathered around your personal fire pit on the terrace at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s restaurant, Blue Streak. Be sure to reserve in advance. 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

Dan Tana’s
Dan Tana’s knows it just wouldn’t be the same without the checkered tablecloths and kitschy red booths–so they literally rolled out some carpet and dragged the whole operation outdoors, booths and all. Old Hollywood, pandemic style. 9071 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.

Inn of the Seventh Ray
This classic, landmark L.A. restaurant wasn’t going to let a little pandemic stop it. Conveniently, the whimsical garden setting has been a signature selling point since it opened nearly a half-century ago. 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Topanga.

Nobu Malibu
Nobu Malibu and its incomparable, rap-lyric-inspiring waterfront setting are ready to welcome you back. The patio practically hovers over the beach. Sushi also available. 22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.

Laurel Hardware
Snack on some excellent fries while lounging on the leafy back patio at this West Hollywood staple. At night, fairy lights in the trees create an enchanted garden feel. 7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.


Sant’olina
This new concept from H.wood Group sits atop the famed Beverly Hilton hotel. A culinary team including Chefs Michael Teitch, David Johns, and Burt Bakman turns their attention to upscale Mediterranean fare. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

Salazar
Frogtown hotspot Salazar is back, so you can enjoy tacos and cocktails in its stylish, desert-inspired outdoor dinning area. One thing that’s changed since the pre-pandemic days: You can now book a reservation in advance, rather than walking up and waiting. 2490 Fletcher Dr, Frogtown.

LA Cha Cha Chá
This buzzy, brand new patio comes from the team behind Mexico City’s Terraza Cha Cha Cha. The kitchen here is helmed by Chef Alejandro Guzman, formerly of Le Comptoir cocktails come from Bryan Tetorakis of Cole’s and the Varnish. 812 E. 3rd St., Arts District.

Terra
Situated atop the Eataly complex in Century City, Terra’s expansive, twinkle-light-lit terrace offers ample space to spread out, take in the city views, sip a cocktail, and dine on wood-oven Italian fare. After your big meal out, Eataly is open to stock up on groceries for more cooking at home. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City.

Tallula’s
The parking lot at Tallula’s is now a festive, full-service patio with tables spread out from one another. You can almost hear the ocean waves as you down your margaritas and entire sheet pans of nachos. The restaurant’s health procedures have earned it the new GTHR SAFE certification, indicating they’re upholding standards set by safety experts. 118 Entrada Dr., Pacific Palisades.

Post & Beam
Post & Beam pivoted to a fun but basic takeout menu during the pandemic. Now they’ve reopened with a tented patio, new Chef de Cuisine Martin Draluck (formerly of Hatchet Hall and Milo+Olive) and are returning to their full menu of Southern-accented fare. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Baldwin Hills.

Photo: Rob Stark Photography / Nueva

Nueva
Opening a restaurant amid pandemic was risky, but the team at Nueva gave it a shot. Outdoors, you’ll find a cheery and colorful patio indoors the staff preps modern Mexican dishes in a kitchen large enough to allow for some distancing, and outfitted with a state-of-the-art indoor air filtration system. 822 Washington Blvd., Venice.

The Waterfront Venice
This beachy-chic spot has has reopened its sunny patio so you can nibble on relaxed all-day bites and sip a glass of rosé (or CBD-infused kombucha, if you prefer). Guests will have their temperatures checked upon arrival, and must agree to provide info for contact tracing, just in case it comes up. 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice.

Alcove Cafe & Big Bar
The most popular patio restaurant in Los Feliz (maybe the world?) has spaced out its tables and welcomed back eager guests. Enjoy casual fare from breakfast through late night, along with inventive cocktails crafted by an experienced staff. 1927 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz.

Bar Restaurant
Bar Restaurant had only officially opened in the former Malo space a handful of months before the pandemic arrived, but they quickly adapted to changing times. Now the attached parking lot has become one of the larger dining patio spaces in the neighborhood. 4326 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.

BOA Steakhouse
BOA’s Sunset Strip location has adapted an outdoor space into “BOA Garden,” a super-elegant dining patio, with full-height hedges, large-scale florals, and real tables and chairs (nothing folding or plastic in sight). 9200 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

Roberta’s
Located on the main plaza of open-air shopping center Platform, Roberta’s has a sizable patio for sharing some pizzas and glasses of wine. If you feel like staying home, you can pick-up DIY pizza kits, too. 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

The Bamboo Club
A tiki bar with far-above-average food, the Bamboo Club has moved its tropical party outside to a large, disco-ball-decked, open-sided tent that can accommodate spaced-out tables. 3522 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach.

Anajak Thai Cuisine
Anajak Thai Cuisine puts out just a single table for on-premise service, so groups of two to six can enjoy the space without interacting with other customers, you just have to commit to buy at least two bottles from their interesting natural wine list along with your food order. Book ahead via Instagram. 14704 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Luckily for this Italian import, a twinkling, tree-dotted patio has been the centerpiece of its dining area since opening in 2019, complete with a window that allows the pizzaiolos to serve outdoor guests straight from the wood oven. 1534 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood.

Photo: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Blue Streak at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Enjoy a meal with a view of the beach, gathered around your personal fire pit on the terrace at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s restaurant, Blue Streak. Be sure to reserve in advance. 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

Dan Tana’s
Dan Tana’s knows it just wouldn’t be the same without the checkered tablecloths and kitschy red booths–so they literally rolled out some carpet and dragged the whole operation outdoors, booths and all. Old Hollywood, pandemic style. 9071 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.

Inn of the Seventh Ray
This classic, landmark L.A. restaurant wasn’t going to let a little pandemic stop it. Conveniently, the whimsical garden setting has been a signature selling point since it opened nearly a half-century ago. 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Topanga.

Nobu Malibu
Nobu Malibu and its incomparable, rap-lyric-inspiring waterfront setting are ready to welcome you back. The patio practically hovers over the beach. Sushi also available. 22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.

Laurel Hardware
Snack on some excellent fries while lounging on the leafy back patio at this West Hollywood staple. At night, fairy lights in the trees create an enchanted garden feel. 7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.


Sant’olina
This new concept from H.wood Group sits atop the famed Beverly Hilton hotel. A culinary team including Chefs Michael Teitch, David Johns, and Burt Bakman turns their attention to upscale Mediterranean fare. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

Salazar
Frogtown hotspot Salazar is back, so you can enjoy tacos and cocktails in its stylish, desert-inspired outdoor dinning area. One thing that’s changed since the pre-pandemic days: You can now book a reservation in advance, rather than walking up and waiting. 2490 Fletcher Dr, Frogtown.

LA Cha Cha Chá
This buzzy, brand new patio comes from the team behind Mexico City’s Terraza Cha Cha Cha. The kitchen here is helmed by Chef Alejandro Guzman, formerly of Le Comptoir cocktails come from Bryan Tetorakis of Cole’s and the Varnish. 812 E. 3rd St., Arts District.

Terra
Situated atop the Eataly complex in Century City, Terra’s expansive, twinkle-light-lit terrace offers ample space to spread out, take in the city views, sip a cocktail, and dine on wood-oven Italian fare. After your big meal out, Eataly is open to stock up on groceries for more cooking at home. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City.

Tallula’s
The parking lot at Tallula’s is now a festive, full-service patio with tables spread out from one another. You can almost hear the ocean waves as you down your margaritas and entire sheet pans of nachos. The restaurant’s health procedures have earned it the new GTHR SAFE certification, indicating they’re upholding standards set by safety experts. 118 Entrada Dr., Pacific Palisades.

Post & Beam
Post & Beam pivoted to a fun but basic takeout menu during the pandemic. Now they’ve reopened with a tented patio, new Chef de Cuisine Martin Draluck (formerly of Hatchet Hall and Milo+Olive) and are returning to their full menu of Southern-accented fare. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Baldwin Hills.

Photo: Rob Stark Photography / Nueva

Nueva
Opening a restaurant amid pandemic was risky, but the team at Nueva gave it a shot. Outdoors, you’ll find a cheery and colorful patio indoors the staff preps modern Mexican dishes in a kitchen large enough to allow for some distancing, and outfitted with a state-of-the-art indoor air filtration system. 822 Washington Blvd., Venice.

The Waterfront Venice
This beachy-chic spot has has reopened its sunny patio so you can nibble on relaxed all-day bites and sip a glass of rosé (or CBD-infused kombucha, if you prefer). Guests will have their temperatures checked upon arrival, and must agree to provide info for contact tracing, just in case it comes up. 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice.

Alcove Cafe & Big Bar
The most popular patio restaurant in Los Feliz (maybe the world?) has spaced out its tables and welcomed back eager guests. Enjoy casual fare from breakfast through late night, along with inventive cocktails crafted by an experienced staff. 1927 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz.

Bar Restaurant
Bar Restaurant had only officially opened in the former Malo space a handful of months before the pandemic arrived, but they quickly adapted to changing times. Now the attached parking lot has become one of the larger dining patio spaces in the neighborhood. 4326 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.

BOA Steakhouse
BOA’s Sunset Strip location has adapted an outdoor space into “BOA Garden,” a super-elegant dining patio, with full-height hedges, large-scale florals, and real tables and chairs (nothing folding or plastic in sight). 9200 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

Roberta’s
Located on the main plaza of open-air shopping center Platform, Roberta’s has a sizable patio for sharing some pizzas and glasses of wine. If you feel like staying home, you can pick-up DIY pizza kits, too. 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

The Bamboo Club
A tiki bar with far-above-average food, the Bamboo Club has moved its tropical party outside to a large, disco-ball-decked, open-sided tent that can accommodate spaced-out tables. 3522 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach.

Anajak Thai Cuisine
Anajak Thai Cuisine puts out just a single table for on-premise service, so groups of two to six can enjoy the space without interacting with other customers, you just have to commit to buy at least two bottles from their interesting natural wine list along with your food order. Book ahead via Instagram. 14704 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Luckily for this Italian import, a twinkling, tree-dotted patio has been the centerpiece of its dining area since opening in 2019, complete with a window that allows the pizzaiolos to serve outdoor guests straight from the wood oven. 1534 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood.

Photo: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Blue Streak at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Enjoy a meal with a view of the beach, gathered around your personal fire pit on the terrace at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s restaurant, Blue Streak. Be sure to reserve in advance. 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

Dan Tana’s
Dan Tana’s knows it just wouldn’t be the same without the checkered tablecloths and kitschy red booths–so they literally rolled out some carpet and dragged the whole operation outdoors, booths and all. Old Hollywood, pandemic style. 9071 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.

Inn of the Seventh Ray
This classic, landmark L.A. restaurant wasn’t going to let a little pandemic stop it. Conveniently, the whimsical garden setting has been a signature selling point since it opened nearly a half-century ago. 128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Topanga.

Nobu Malibu
Nobu Malibu and its incomparable, rap-lyric-inspiring waterfront setting are ready to welcome you back. The patio practically hovers over the beach. Sushi also available. 22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.

Laurel Hardware
Snack on some excellent fries while lounging on the leafy back patio at this West Hollywood staple. At night, fairy lights in the trees create an enchanted garden feel. 7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.