The Best Rooftop Restaurants in Los Angeles

From the beach cities to the Hollywood Hills, across the expanse of the Southland, sunny Los Angeles ranks as one of the best places for outdoor dining. Rooftop restaurants in Los Angeles overlook the nighttime neon of downtown skyscrapers or face the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean. But where are the most expert, savviest foodies eating out in LA when only a rooftop venue will do? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We gathered data covering thousands of restaurants to determine the top spots among OpenTable's most seasoned diners. Visitors and locals seeking a Los Angeles rooftop restaurant with outdoor dining and views for miles (and some incredible food as well) should book a table ASAP.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:The NoMad Rooftop LA, The Tower Bar, The Roof Garden at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Californian
Neighborhoods:Downtown, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

The NoMad Rooftop LA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
89 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date

On the rooftop of downtown’s stylish NoMad Hotel is an expansive pool, bar and café space. It has the aesthetic of a Mediterranean villa and the vibe of an exclusive all-day soiree. Know that the pool...

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The Tower Bar

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
1,347 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

Sweeping city views from the poolside dining terrace are just one of many enticing assets of the Tower Bar. This chic restaurant tops the circa-1929 Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood. Diners enjoyi...

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Scenic View in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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The Roof Garden at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Beverly Hills
576 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Scenic View

Crowning the five-star Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel is The Roof Garden, an al fresco restaurant open to the public as well as hotel guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The focus is on healthy and...

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Catch LA

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
7,276 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
  • Romantic

Catch LA occupies a stunning rooftop space on Melrose, in the heart of the West Hollywood Design District. With a wraparound deck, retractable roof, open kitchen and stylish design incorporating an ab...

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Seafood in Los Angeles
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Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
2,924 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

Takami, which means “height” in Japanese, is a fitting name for this sushi and robata restaurant on the 21st floor of a downtown skyscraper. The restaurant boasts the first high-rise patio dining in L...

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Scenic View in Downtown / South and East LA
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Perch LA

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
8,513 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic

With an “elevated resting place” on the 15th and 16th floors of the Pershing Square Building, Perch LA lets diners and drinkers take in the downtown skyline from within its very midst. Lush greenery, ...

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Outdoor Dining in Downtown / South and East LA
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71Above

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,833 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Even among the best rooftop restaurants in Los Angeles, 71Above stands out. The fine-dining restaurant occupies the 71st floor of the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, one of the tallest buildi...

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Best Service in Downtown / South and East LA
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E.P.+ L.P.

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
West Hollywood
859 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fit for Foodies

E.P. + L.P. is an uber-trendy spot on Melrose in West Hollywood serving bold, exotic and shareable southeast Asian cuisine. The venue comprises a spacious rooftop bar upstairs (L.P.) and a stylish ind...

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La Boucherie

$$$$·American·
Downtown
697 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

The French steakhouse La Boucherie sits on the 71st floor of the InterContinental hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the tallest building west of the Mississippi. The venue capitalizes on its stunning set...

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The Penthouse at Mastro's, Beverly Hills

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beverly Hills
1,889 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

The Penthouse at Mastro’s sits above the famous Beverly Hills steakhouse, where it offers a delightful patio space with plush seating. The rooftop restaurant presents essentially the same menu as Mast...

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Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

$$$$·Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service·
Hollywood
1,549 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

When Beauty & Essex added outdoor dining to its expansive venue by way of a second-level patio and ground-floor courtyard, it gave local and visiting diners yet another reason to stop by for an unforg...

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Hot Spot in Hollywood
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The Highlight Room Grill

$$$$·American·
Hollywood
732 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Spot

The Highlight Room, one of the most enticing rooftop restaurants in Los Angeles, sits at the top of Hollywood’s Dream Hotel. The restaurant shares the rooftop space with the hotel’s pool and lounge, a...

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Great for Lunch in Hollywood
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Ivory on Sunset

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
West Hollywood
534 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

Ivory on Sunset, the indoor-outdoor restaurant at the top of The Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, exudes refinement with its mid-century modern décor and centerpiece baby grand piano. Yet its all-day...

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Geoffrey's Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Malibu
6,628 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion

Geoffrey’s Restaurant is a Malibu institution, a culinary landmark of the beach town for more than 70 years. The upscale spot has dazzled generations of diners (Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra among ...

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Best Ambiance in Beach Cities
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The Penthouse Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Monica
3,260 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Miles-wide views of the coast steal the show at the Penthouse Restaurant, located on the 18th-floor rooftop of the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica. Competing admirably for diners’ admiration is chef Ale...

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LOAM - Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

$$$$·American·
Downtown
23 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighborhood Gem

Best Girl, along with the rooftop bar Upstairs, entices a hip foodie crowd to dine and mingle with guests staying at the Ace Hotel downtown. The upscale bistro presents an all-day menu starring fantas...

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