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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Beach Cities

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Beach Cities? 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 Georgia's Lounge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (211)
$31 to $50
Lounge
Redondo Beach
About the restaurant
A sophisticated, sleek lounge where the bartenders remember your name. The eclectic tapas menu offers comforting bar bites and rich treats to satisfy those late-night munchies. The cocktail program features classic and uniquely crafted cocktails from fresh, local ingredients. Expect local craft Beers and spirits to challenge the more adventurous drinkers. We have extra parking available every night from 6 pm -12:30 am. Look for the parking lot across the street from Georgia's Lounge, entrance via Huntington Lane at 1444 Aviation Blvd.
Top review
GeorgeB
Dined 4 days ago
Its an amazing New York style coctail lounge with great food!!!
A photo of Palmilla Hermosa Beach Cocina Y Tequila restaurant
4.7
4.7 (865)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Hermosa Beach
About the restaurant
For birthdays, anniversaries or large parties, please call our Events Manager, Anjel at 310 977 7939 or email at reservations@palmillahb.com

Palmilla Hermosa Beach Cocina Y Tequila, an upscale chef driven restaurant, delivers regionally influenced gourmet Mexican food, engaging service, hand-crafted cocktails, and the best selection of premium tequilas in the South Bay. Located steps away from the Pacific ocean on the Hermosa Beach promenade, guests will enjoy an elegant market-fresh menu. The innovative space, designed by G+ Gulla Jonsdottir Designs, transports guests to a Mexican resort complete with a cozy heated patio, unique white stone walls surrounding an intimate dining room, and a stunning marble counter-top at the full service bar.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent food and service, love the outdoor patio!
A photo of Vista restaurant
4.7
4.7 (10)
$31 to $50
Polynesian
Hermosa Beach
About the restaurant
Welcome to Vista! We look forward to seeing you soon!!
Tables have a 2 hour max dining time. For parties of 6 or more, please contact Vista at (310) 372-9797 or at info@vista-hb.com. For parties larger than 15, please contact events@vista-hb.com. Please call Vista if OpenTable says no reservations are available at (310) 372-9797. There is a 15 minute grace period for your Reservation Time. Table will be released after grace period expires.

We will do our best to accommodate all REQUESTS made through Open Table, however, they are requests and therefore are not guaranteed.

THANK YOU AND SEE YOU SOON!
-Vista
Top review
ClaireS
Dined on May 12, 2024
Much improved service and food since the last time I visited. We had a friendly and prompt server and the snacks we ordered were delicious. Thanks for a great afternoon!
A photo of zinc@shade restaurant
4.6
4.6 (257)
$31 to $50
Californian
Manhattan Beach
About the restaurant
A true fusion of coastal living with Los Angeles nightlife. Start with a craft cocktail and some of our unique small plates or order one of our mains with a glass from our extensive California wine list. Cool, hip, comfortable, inviting, we transcend the traditional beach feel with modern blurred lines that blend indoor-outdoor living.

Join us for our Lunch Combo $14.95 - Monday - Friday
1/2 Sandwich & Soup or Salad Special
choice of Peruvian soup, broccoli cheddar soup or mixed green salad and
Turkey Club Sandwich, Chicken Pesto Panini or Hot Pastrami Sandwich
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
This place has always a good ambiance, the food is tasty the drinks are as well, the service is pretty quick, we love to visit this location.
About the restaurant
Carbon Beach Club sits directly overlooking an expansive stretch of ocean and sand, forming one of the few intimate locations in Malibu where one can enjoy decadent coastal cuisine, as well as magnificent views, whether it be sunrise or sunset.
Top review
CarmineC
Dined 5 days ago
Good overall but wouldn’t go again. Nice place for drinks and dessert for sure.
A photo of Swan Thai Rpv restaurant
4.5
4.5 (22)
$30 and under
Thai
Rancho Palos Verdes / Rolling Hills Estates
About the restaurant
Swan Thai RPV Restaurant, in Rancho Palos Verdes, crafts a tantalizing and refined selection of authentic Thai cuisine served in a friendly and sophisticated setting. The marinated shrimp lady fingers fried in spring rolls and served with sweet and sour sauce and the crispy garlic wings served atop broccoli and carrots make incredible starter options. Swan Thai RPV Restaurant's specialty dishes include the tantalizing curry with chunks of filet mignon, potato and peanuts in mild curry sauce, the crispy exotic sole fish in chili sauce with fried basil and the paradise fried rice blended with chicken, shrimp, cashew, pineapple and egg. If noodles are what you crave, Swan Thai RPV Restaurant has delicious choices, such as the crispy noodles with vegetables and gravy and the BBQ pork with egg noodles.For a sweet finish, enjoy the sweet sticky rice with coconut ice cream with a creamy Thai iced tea.
Top review
Dylanvip
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
I love Swan Thai! Food is truly amazing and views are incredible. 10/10 experience.
A photo of Kalaveras - Redondo Beach restaurant
4.4
4.4 (73)
$30 and under
Mexican
Redondo Beach
About the restaurant
We're creating a new concept of modern rustic dining with a fusion of traditional and vanguard Mexican ingredients. Our food is chef-driven, using classic cooking techniques with fresher and healthier options.
We're elevating bold, authentic flavors and presenting a new way of eating. In the bar you'll find over 60 different tequilas and Mezcal spirits, as well as carefully crafted cocktails.
Top review
MichelleN
Dined on May 12, 2024
I like this place, but I always forget how loud the music is. Hard to hear the waiter, hard for our order to be heard, hard to have a conversation. But...the food was great (first time having the TACOS GOBERNADOR - wasn't told a side of rice & beans were an extra charge and it doesn't state on the menu) as always and my fave, the FUEGO DE DRAGON was on point.
A photo of Paradise Cove Beach Cafe restaurant
4.2
4.2 (5764)
$30 and under
Seafood
Malibu
About the restaurant
Paradise Cove Beach Cafe is a delightful treat for visitors and residents of Malibu. Located at the beautiful Paradise Cove Pier, they offer breathtaking views, incredible service, delicious food and a casual atmosphere.

A reservation at the Paradise Cove Beach Cafe does not hold you a table but puts your party on a priority waitlist. Guests with reservations could potentially wait up to 1 hour with the reservation, depending on how busy it is. Reservations may check-in 20 minutes before their reservation time so we can start preparing your table. In the meantime guests may enjoy the beach and get some drinks and appetizers from our to-go shop. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these strange times.


Top review
AllisonS
Dined 3 days ago
 Paradise Cove Beach Cafe in Malibu, California, is a delightful beachfront restaurant that offers a quintessential Southern California experience. Stunning Views: Paradise Cove is known for its cinematic views. Imagine smelling the fresh sea air and gazing at the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean with a cocktail in hand. It’s truly magical! 🌊🌴🌞 Iconic Location: Featured in everything from a Beach Boys album cover to the 2015 ‘SpongeBob’ movie, this beach is a Malibu hot spot. Take a romantic stroll along the pier, where Robert Redford and Demi Moore reconciled in the 1993 film ‘Indecent Proposal.’ 🚶‍♂️🌅 Delicious Food: Indulge in a wide selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Whether you’re in a bikini, wheelchair, high-chair, or anything in-between, they have something for everyone. The Crab Shee soup—was divine! 🦀🍲 Next time you’re in Malibu, consider visiting Paradise Cove Beach Cafe. It’s not just the best beach in Malibu; it’s the best beach in the world! 🌊🌴✨ Enjoy the magic of Paradise! 🏖️🥂
A photo of Flora Rooftop Bar & Lounge restaurant
4.2
4.2 (126)
$30 and under
American
El Segundo
About the restaurant
At Flora you will take in spectacular views of the surrounding city, while sipping one of our unique signature cocktails. Enjoy a cozy romantic night out, with a fantastic bottle of wine, next to one of South Bays longest fire pits. With a focus on fresh and locally sourced ingredients, Flora Rooftop combines a modern and chic atmosphere with a diverse menu that caters to various culinary preferences. Indulge in a colorful fresh cuisine, with many of the robust flavors grown in the very garden you are dining in. We have options for everyone; Gluten-Free, Vegan, Non-Alcoholic Mocktails, and more! Connect with friends, celebrate your birthday, or host the best corporate happy hour imaginable!

Located where the 405 & 105 freeways meet. Very short Uber/Lyft ride from LAX, Sofi Stadium, the Forum, and all the beach cities. AC Hotel offers airport and local event parking at very competitive rates. Private events & banquets
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 27, 2024
I went for my six year anniversary and it was such a nice experience. Not too loud and not too quiet. Beautiful with a fireplace in the middle. And the food was soooo yummy ….i recommend the steak so bomb
A photo of Tacolicious - Manhattan Beach restaurant
4.1
4.1 (190)
$30 and under
Mexican
Manhattan Beach
About the restaurant
Tacolicious is a modern, casual Mexican restaurant. We source our ingredients responsibly, take our tacos as seriously as our cocktails, and offer a fun sit-down, full-service experience. We have outdoor dining and also do off-site catering (both full-service and drop-off delivery). Go to tacolicious.com for more information; catering requests can be sent to events@tacolicious.com.
Top review
ChristinaMvip
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Food and service were great! Those tacos seem small but they are filling!
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