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 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.

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

The NoMad Rooftop LA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
88 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Scenic View
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
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The Tower Bar

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
1,173 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
90% recommended
Best Ambiance in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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The Roof Garden at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Beverly Hills
414 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
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
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Catch LA

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
6,004 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date
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
81% recommended
Seafood in Los Angeles
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Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
2,666 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
89% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Los Angeles

Perch LA

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
6,988 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 miRead more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles
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71Above

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,984 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 oRead more
91% recommended
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The Rooftop Grill at The Maybourne Beverly Hills

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly Hills
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
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E.P.+ L.P.

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
West Hollywood
860 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
  • Bar Seating
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
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La Boucherie

$$$$·American·
Downtown
696 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
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
91% recommended
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The Penthouse at Mastro's, Beverly Hills

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beverly Hills
1,553 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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 tRead more
86% recommended
Special Occasion in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

$$$$·Global, International·
Hollywood
1,179 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • 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
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Hollywood
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The Highlight Room Grill

$$$$·American·
Hollywood
495 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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
87% recommended
Best Ambiance in Hollywood
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Ivory on Sunset

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
West Hollywood
533 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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
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Geoffrey's Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Malibu
5,491 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
90% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles

The Penthouse Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Santa Monica
3,006 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’ adRead more
86% recommended

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica

$$$$·Californian·
Santa Monica
1,027 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
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
89% recommended
Great for Brunch in Westside

Best Girl - Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

$$$$·American·
Downtown
286 reviews
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • 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
85% recommended
Healthy in Downtown / South and East LA
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