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 19. We gathered data covering thousands of restaurants to determine the top 19 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
78 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
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
Outdoor Dining in Los Angeles

The Tower Bar

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
1,058 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
Hot Spot in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

The Roof Garden at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

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

Catch LA

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
5,251 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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
Most Booked in Los Angeles

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
2,518 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
94% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Downtown / South and East LA

Perch LA

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
5,985 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
92% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles

71Above

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,932 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays
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
90% recommended
Best Service in Downtown / South and East LA

The Rooftop Grill at Montage Beverly Hills

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly Hills
412 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
81% recommended
Great for Brunch in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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E.P.+ L.P.

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
West Hollywood
840 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
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
Good for Groups in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

La Boucherie

$$$$·American·
Downtown
661 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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
85% recommended
Best Ambiance in Downtown / South and East LA
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The Penthouse at Mastro's, Beverly Hills

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beverly Hills
1,344 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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

Beauty & Essex - Los Angeles

$$$$·Global, International·
Hollywood
1,029 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for Birthdays
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
87% recommended
Hot Spot in Hollywood
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The Highlight Room Grill

$$$$·American·
Hollywood
339 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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
Great for Brunch in Hollywood
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Ivory on Sunset

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
West Hollywood
499 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
81% recommended
Scenic View in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Geoffrey's Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Malibu
4,674 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
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
85% recommended
Best Ambiance in Beach Cities

The Penthouse Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Santa Monica
2,866 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in Westside

Abigaile Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach
852 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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
94% recommended
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Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica

$$$$·Californian·
Santa Monica
892 reviews
  • Disabled Access
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
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
Great for Brunch in Westside

Best Girl - Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

$$$$·American·
Downtown
251 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
84% recommended
American in Downtown / South and East LA