Located in the heart of Southern California, perhaps the most indulgent element that comes with living in the luxurious city of Los Angeles is the year-round, beautiful weather. Not to be taken for granted, many area home owners love to take advantage of the sunny, warm conditions and spend every minute eating, drinking or playing outdoors. As a result, the city is home to the finest restaurant and bar patios in the entire country.
Here are a few of our favorite spots to wine and dine al fresco on a great day in LA:
Los Angeles home owners that have fond memories of the rolling hills and charming villas of Tuscan wine country will fall in love with AOC Wine Bar and Restaurant. Located at 8700 West 3rd Street in the Beverly Grove neighborhood, this establishment boasts a fully enclosed patio that evokes the feel of a small Italian village right in the heart of bustling Los Angeles.
Chef Suzanne Goin prepares a menu of Italian classics with an elegant twist with small dishes like wood-fired clams and pappardelle pasta with fresh asparagus, chanterelles and parmesan. Patrons have raved about the fresh ingredients and the rustic focaccia that is baked in the wood-fire oven. Sommelier Caroline Styne is known to have a way with wines and has curated a wine list that will have vino lovers salivating for more.
This newcomer to the LA restaurant scene is certainly making waves with its signature pasta dishes and ample patio space. The outdoor dining area at Bucato boasts more space than the indoor dining room, making it the ideal place for Los Angeles home owners to enjoy an al fresco meal. Chef Kosaku Kawamura is turning pasta into an art form, taking dishes such as the Roman classic cacio e pepe, literally translated into “cheese and pepper,” and turning them into rich, simplistic masterpieces.
Located in Culver City at 3280 Helms Avenue, Bucato was the center of some controversy when it expressly forbade cell phone use and photography. With an amazing menu and stunning atmosphere, its more likely that you’ll be more engrossed in eating the food, not posting it to social media outlets.
Perched on the beautiful coastline of Carbon Beach in Malibu, Nikita Malibu is an establishment that takes elegant dining to a whole new level with exquisite food and an inviting ambience that will make you never want to leave this luxurious paradise. The interior of Nikita Malibu epitomizes the airy, beachy feel of Malibu with clean lines and a classic, modern decor. The two-story dining terrace affords diners the most ethereal views of the endless blue ocean and stunning California coastline.
The Mediterranean-inspired menu features plates of handmade pastas, artisanal pizzas and fruits of the land and sea with a fresh Malibu flair. While this mainstay for the wealthy elite of Malibu and the Pacific Palisades is definitely a place to be seen, the stunning views of Nikita Malibu ensure that it is a place to simply see as well.
Los Angeles is a hub of wining and dining for lovers of the luxurious, and a wonderful place to live. If you are interested in Los Angeles luxury real estate, please contact our team today.