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The Best Rooftop Restaurants in Los Angeles

The OpenTable Team

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 the Tastemaker 20. We gathered data covering thousands of restaurants to determine the top 20 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.

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
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The NoMad Rooftop LA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
73 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 soireeRead more
100% recommended
Late Night Find in Downtown / South and East LA
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The Tower Bar

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
1,017 reviews
  • People Watching
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
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 HollRead more
93% recommended
Californian in Los Angeles

The Roof Garden at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Beverly Hills
357 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
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 focRead more
85% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Los Angeles

Catch LA

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
5,051 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
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 designRead more
82% recommended
Seafood in Los Angeles

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
2,488 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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-riRead more
96% recommended
Scenic View in Downtown / South and East LA

Perch LA

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
5,837 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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 miRead more
90% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles

71Above

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,891 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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 oRead more
88% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Los Angeles

The Rooftop Grill at Montage Beverly Hills

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly Hills
399 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
Fresh and healthy California cuisine, optionally paired with some heady cocktails, is the signature of the Rooftop Grill on the top of the Montage Beverly Hills hotel. Views acrossRead more
Scenic View in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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E.P.+ L.P.

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
West Hollywood
829 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
  • People Watching
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.PRead more
86% recommended
Hot Spot in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

La Boucherie

$$$$·American·
Downtown
633 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
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 capitalizesRead more
Scenic View in Downtown / South and East LA

The Penthouse at Mastro's, Beverly Hills

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beverly Hills
1,312 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Live Music
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 tRead more
88% recommended

Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

$$$$·Global, International·
Hollywood
975 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
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 sRead more
88% recommended
Hot Spot in Hollywood

The Highlight Room Grill

$$$$·American·
Hollywood
322 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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’Read more
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Hollywood
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Ivory on Sunset

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
West Hollywood
474 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
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 piRead more
92% recommended
Outdoor Dining in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Geoffrey's Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Malibu
4,609 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
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 Read more
89% recommended
Best Ambiance in Beach Cities

The Penthouse Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Santa Monica
2,827 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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’ adRead more
91% recommended
Best Ambiance in Westside

Abigaile Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach
840 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The Hermosa Beach gastropub Abigaile occupies a venue that previously hosted a church and later a punk band’s practice space. The current incarnation nods to that with a graffiti-bRead more
90% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Beach Cities

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica

$$$$·Californian·
Santa Monica
883 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Bar Seating
  • Fun
The glorious focal point of Sonoma Wine Garden at Santa Monica Place is a rooftop dining deck with ocean views. It’s a perfect space to enjoy Mediterranean-influenced cuisine prepaRead more
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Westside

Best Girl - Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

$$$$·American·
Downtown
214 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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 Read more
81% recommended
American in Downtown / South and East LA

Pearl's Rooftop - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Hollywood
439 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Retro décor and a playfully hip vibe characterize Pearl’s Rooftop on the Sunset Strip. The rooftop venue, which claims inspiration from a 1920s speakeasy, includes three bars, a loRead more
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