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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in Downtown / South and East LA

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in Downtown / South and East LA? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of LA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2837)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
Best New York style steakhouse in Downtown LA with a magnificent view of Los Angeles. We only serve prime beef and freshest seafood. Featuring our top selling signature entrées -- 24 oz. Bone-in Delmonico Ribeye, prime steak, cook to perfection and Maine Lobster Three-Pound, poached or thermidor. Our 90 points-plus wine from the list offers you super premium wine by the glass.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Most beautiful Father’ Day Celebration for our four children and incredible Father.
A photo of Leña at Sendero restaurant
4.7
4.7 (74)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
An Argentine influenced steakhouse, this elegant space features a menu of exquisite cuts of beef, lavish seafood platters and traditional Latin dishes. At the heart of the menu is a selection of wagyu, bone-in ribeye, and prime porterhouse sourced from renowned farms including Aspen Ridge, Dimboola and Heritage Berkshire Farms. Leña’s gaucho-inspired approach to steakhouse décor features handcrafted wood details, rich leather textures and bold drapery framing dramatic views of the sparkling city skyline.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Steak was overpriced for the quality. Environment was good overall, but could’ve been a little better we really love the live music
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4.6
4.6 (3417)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Downtown
About the restaurant

Takami Sushi & Robata restaurant offers only the highest quality sushi grade seafood. Featuring 3 kitchens,- Sushi, Robata and Asian Fusion- Takami is the only restaurant located in Downtown LA offering outside dining 21 floors above the city with 360 degree views of Los Angeles. Craft Cocktails and full bar service is available.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 27, 2024
Excellent food, amazing drinks, and great atmosphere
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4.6
4.6 (11359)
$31 to $50
French American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Check-in is at the 15th Floor Host Stand
*Outdoor seating is not guaranteed.
*Large Party Tables 7 to 12 Guests are Inside Only Tables
*All walk-ins after 10:45pm must be 21+ with valid ID.
*Table reservations are limited to 90 minutes for parties of 2
*Our dress code is Upscale Casual preferred.
Proper attire is required. Presentable shirts, jeans or shorts are acceptable.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Luv this place!!! Best rooftop restaurant/bar!!!……!!
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4.6
4.6 (5557)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
71Above is a Prix-Fixe menu restaurant for dinner only. We kindly ask all dining room guests to participate in the coursed menu. Please be aware, any seating requests are noted, but not guaranteed. WINDOW TABLES ARE NOT GUARANTEED. All reservations require a credit card to hold the reservation but will not be charged unless there is a late cancellation or no show for the reservation.

Offering elevated modern American cuisine by Chef Javier Lopez, 71Above boasts breathtaking ocean views from Malibu to Laguna Hills, along with spectacular views of Los Angeles and the surrounding mountain ranges. The Restaurant and Skylounge have a Smart Casual dress code. Jackets are not required however, no hats, athletic wear, shorts or flip-flops are allowed. Reservations are held for 15 minutes.

Valet is available at 633 W. 5th Street or Self parking is available under the building at 633 W. Hope Place. $15 for 3 hours.
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MariFvip
Dined 5 days ago
My friend and I had a fantastic birthday celebration at 71 Above the other night! Friendly and attentive service (Jasmine was terrific!), excellent cocktails (we loved the "Downtown") and outstanding food (bread service, amuse bouche, Caledonian prawns, ricotta gnudi dumplings, A5+ Wagyu filet mignon, pork loin, milk tea granita and smoked chocolate marquise - plus, after-dinner petite madeleines and fruit jellies, courtesy of the restaurant). Also, you can't beat the view! A truly memorable dinner - we look forward to coming back!
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4.6
4.6 (1355)
$31 to $50
Californian
Downtown
About the restaurant
From the golden daylight to the twinkling evening, all are welcome to experience the fresh bounty of Cara Cara. Chef Suzanne Goin’s seasonal menu showcases California’s best produce with her festive and irresistible rooftop fare. The expansive outdoor space features an elevated dining area with endless skyline views surrounded by a lushly landscaped lower lounge. Slip into one of the many cozy seating arrangements or sit by the fire pit and enjoy an innovative cocktail, wine, or beer paired by award-winning sommelier Caroline Styne.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Cara Cara always has a great vibe. The staff is very nice and pleasant. Enjoy the food, drinks, and most importantly, the view of DTLA.
A photo of Rooftop at Wayfarer Hotel DTLA restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1796)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
The mood, the views, the late summer afternoon that slips mysteriously into a long LA evening under the stars. Any wonder it’s one of the best rooftop bars in downtown Los Angeles. Join us for killer eats and drinks for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

While it is beautiful and incredibly romantic, our outdoor dining space is not weather proof. In the event of rain or severe weather your reservation may be canceled. If poor weather is forecasted within 24 of your reservation and you have not heard from us, we advise contacting the restaurant directly.

**For large parties between 9 and 20, please contact our team at dining@wayfarerdtla.com.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Food and drinks were delicious and prices are reasonable. The view is really nice, especially at night.
A photo of La Lo La Rooftop restaurant
4.1
4.1 (214)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Downtown
About the restaurant
Located on the 34th floor of the recently debuted AC Hotel Downtown LA, La Lo La Rooftop, is an ethereal, sophisticated oasis high above the heart of DTLA. Spanning almost 4,000 sq.ft, the expansive wraparound rooftop, designed by award-winning design studio Yabu Pushelberg, provides an intimate setting for visitors and locals. Guests are invited to enjoy specialty cocktails, Spanish-style tapas, and a rotating program of live music and DJs — all with commanding 270 degree views of the city.

Please call 213-789-7650 ext 8650 with any questions.

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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Lexi the server was awesome!!!! The DJ excellent. Food and vibe 5Star!!!
A photo of AC Bar & Lounge restaurant
4.0
4 (35)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
A hacienda-style haven on the 34th floor, AC Bar & Lounge offers breakfast, dinner, and cocktails in an intimate atmosphere featuring stunning LA views. Sip a specialty gin & tonic, break bread with friends, or just gaze at the Los Angeles skyline.

213.789.7622 ext 8622
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Excellent service for both lunch and dinner. Buffet breakfast was good. No need to wait for the bill, waitress had it ready for convenience. The waitstaffs were friendly and efficient.
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3.6
3.6 (446)
$30 and under
Californian
Downtown
About the restaurant
An oasis in the heart of Downtown LA, Broken Shaker, located on our rooftop pool deck, offers an eclectic menu of handcrafted cocktails and small bites. A James Beard Award finalist and winner of Tales of the Cocktail’s Best American Hotel Bar award, Broken Shaker serves up delicious cocktails, infused with homemade elixirs and exotic ingredients, bringing the flavors of the beach to the center of the city.

A 4% health service charge is added to all checks to help cover the cost of health care benefits that we offer to our full-time employees. Additionally, an 18% service charge is automatically included in your purchase.
Thank you for supporting our staff. If you would like either of these charges removed, please let your server know and the charge will be removed.
Top review
DanS
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Was seated next to the pool used by the residents of the building. Better to sit nearer the bar area.
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