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Best Outdoor Dining in Los Angeles

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Mantee derives its name from a traditional American dish, which also happens to be one of the signature dishes here. This intimate restaurant has a warm setting, perfect for a romantic meal, with an indoor and a garden dining area at the back. The menu features crunchy salads like the traditional Fattoush and Armenian Salad and cold appetizers like Hummos with Soujuk and Kebbe Naye. Choose from a variety of lunch special combos which consists of three to four dishes to make a perfect meal. Have them cater your next party, call ahead for more details.

26 Beach offers a variety of different cuisines for lunch and dinner as well as an enormous breakfast menu. For starters, 26 Beach serves exceptional Nu'Awlins Chicken Gumbo and Coctel de Ceviche. There is an entire menu page dedicated to "Marvelous Main Course Salads," ranging from an Oriental noodle salad to a garlic shrimp Caesar. For dinner, enjoy a N.Y. Strip Steak or Mary's Rack of lamb. 26 Beach is also known for its huge selection of "giant" hamburgers served on freshly baked buns; wheat or brioche. Sit outside on the patio to bask in the California sun and mingle with the locals.

'Perched' atop the 13-story tall Pershing Square Building, is a gem of a French bistro, that's hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the historic square. The splendid alfresco setup accentuated by a couple of fireplaces and fire pits, sets you up for what's in store in the kitchen. The connoisseur behind the kitchen walls, Chef Shawn Davis promises to take your dining experience to a different level by serving delicious classic French cuisine touched by his signature style. The regular French delicacies like Ahi Tuna Tartar and Classic Caesar Salad are dished out with flair, and so are the traditional dishes like Bouillabaisse and Duck Confit. In the end, a glass of Armagnac or Calvados from its bar, is enough to round off a fine dining experience. The bistro is also a perfect spot to relax in the lounge area and enjoy the live gigs and cabaret performances which are held here throughout the week. With a location that matches the best in the city, Perch is a perfect place to dine with your loved ones. Call or visit their website to book a table.

Il Cielo is a beautiful Italian restaurant where you can enjoy a flavorful dinner with your loved one. The warm fireplace, dim lights and intimate ambience make it a perfect spot for some lovely romantic memories. Enjoy the fine spread of the tasty Tuscan cuisine in the glow of candle-lights and with rose petals strewn on the table. Dine outside to enjoy the fine weather. Private rooms for banquets are also offered.

Contrary to its small size, Malibu Seafood is extremely popular among the locals because of the amazing seafood dishes. Place your order by squeezing yourself into a room that is only big enough to accommodate a cashier counter, a live lobster/crab tank, and a glass counter that has fresh fish on display. However, you don't have to be worried about space when you eat since you can snag a table on the detached three-tier patio. Each patio has an ocean view and are the ideal location to watch the sunset as you dine on a shrimp sandwich. Don't worry about the ocean breeze, the heated patio keeps you warm even if you're wearing shorts and flip-flops.

Here you will find a romantic European-style hideaway where the food is always good and the atmosphere is tranquil. You can't go wrong when you are seated in the lovely outdoor dining garden, heated by gas lamps for year-round dining. Once you settle in, enjoy one of the many wines offered by the glass and get ready for a dreamy dining experience. French classics like the chicken and beef dishes are consistently well-prepared and the pastas and nightly specials will ensure that there is something for everyone. If you have been wishing that you could rendezvous in Europe with the one you love, this place might just tide you over until you can get there. Late-night dining is available.

Located on West Sunset Boulevard, Eveleigh is a flamboyantly rustic yet comfortable eatery that features sumptuous American and European dishes. Eveleigh gets its name from a suburb in Sydney, where Eveleigh was first started. Feel laid back with their wooden furniture and enjoy the amazing Old European style dishes and American delicacies and pair them with a wine from their extensive list, which will take you through the evening.

Where could you possibly have a romantic or relaxing dinner, overlooking the ocean and watching the moon rise? Right here at mar'sel at Terranea. Located in the Terranea Resort, the restaurant serves fresh California cuisine made from many ingredients grown right on the property. Portions are not too large, but is surely delicious. To ensure you get a seat, call ahead and reserve.

Geoffrey's is mostly known as a restaurant with a great view of the ocean. The outdoor patio, however, is known by locals as a great place to watch the sun set and sip the drink of your choice. You can order eats from the menu or just enjoy the view. It's one of those places where time seems to simultaneously stand still and rush by at incredible speeds. In other words, come for the view and a drink and you may end up staying for dinner.

One Pico is the sea-facing eatery at the Shutters on the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica. Elegant period furniture and chandeliers serve to create a handsome ambiance of elegance, while the highlights on the dinner menu are Grilled King Salmon, Colorado Lamb Loin, Alaskan Halibut, and Kobe Flat Iron Steak. There is also a lunch menu featuring salads and light entrees. It is best to visit the restaurant at twilight and enjoy the sunset over a drink or two before moving on to dinner.

Cliff's Edge is a beautiful restaurant that is popular with the locals. It boasts a spectacular patio that consists of a well-decorated giant tree and fairy lights that provide a feeling of dining in wonderland. It makes for a great place to enjoy a romantic date. The food consists of seasonal, local ingredient-driven dishes that are well complemented with the house cocktails.

This celebrity hangout has been visited by beautiful people for years and shows no signs of slowing down. If you don't have a reservation or a studio deal, however, don't even try it. The decor is simple and focuses your attention on the crowd and the menu, which are both out of this world. The crab cakes are a favorite, and the fried chicken is also excellent. If you can afford it, The Ivy is a great place to hobnob with the movers and shakers. If not, you can always order a drink at the bar. Be sure to make a reservation.

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