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The 7 Best Rooftop Restaurants in Los Angeles

Dinner tastes so much better when it comes with stunning skyline or ocean views. Fortunately, when it comes to enjoying elevated cuisine in the clouds, LA rises to the top. There’s no shortage of places to dine at altitude. Ready for food with views? Here at the best rooftop restaurants in Los Angeles.

The 7 Best Rooftop Restaurants in Los Angeles

1. Élephante Beach House, Santa Monica

Élephante Beach House is a buzzing rooftop restaurant in the heart of downtown Santa Monica. The boho-chic vibe and Mediterranean-inspired menu and drinks make you feel a world away from Los Angeles. You feel like you are on the coast in Italy! As you eat, the waves of the Pacific Ocean provide the views and the soundtrack. The delights awaiting you on the menu include fried calamari, housemade pasta – including spicy vodka pasta – whipped eggplant served with freshly-baked Puccia bread and burrata pizza.

2. The Eveleigh, West Hollywood

The Eveleigh in West Hollywood is an incredibly beautiful and romantic rooftop restaurant with a rustic, charming patio feel. Candles light the space and the warm flickering glow just adds to the gorgeous atmosphere and allows you to truly enjoy the twinkling lights of the city just below you and the stars above. The farm-to-table menu is inspired by country cooking and features delicious dishes such as seared diver scallops and heirloom tomatoes with burrata.

3. The Roof on Wilshire, Wilshire Boulevard

If you are looking for rooftop, poolside dining, then look no further than the glamourous Rooftop Restaurant at the Kimpton Hotel Wilshire. The Roof on Wilshire is a beautifully landscaped space that is open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The rotating menu is inspired by the many cultures of LA and features twists on American classics. Food is served with spectacular views of the Hollywood Hills.

4. The Highlight Room, Hollywood

The crown of the Dream Hotel in Hollywood is the luxe 11,000-square-foot outdoor rooftop, lounge, pool and grill called The Highlight Room. Serving lunch, brunch and dinner, the menu features California-inspired cuisine, for instance, there is fresh salads, seafood and lots of vegetarian options. From the lush rooftop restaurant, the views of the Los Angeles skyline and the Hollywood sign are unparalleled.

5 . Spire 73, Downtown

Spire 73 is a sky-high restaurant soaring 73 floors above Downtown LA. Perched on top of the InterContinental Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard, this rooftop restaurant has breathtaking views of the entire city with food to rival the view. The seasonal menu features dishes such as tuna poke, blackened Alaskan salmon, and sharing mezze platters. Make sure you leave room for dessert – the crème brûlée cheesecake sounds decadent.

Spire 73

6. High Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Erwin, Venice Beach

If you are hungry for the high life in Venice Beach, then make your way up to the High Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Erwin. This is actually the only rooftop restaurant in Venice Beach. The best time to dine here is on the weekend as brunch is a big deal and super popular too. The menu features dishes inspired by sunny California, such as fish tacos, kale caesar salad and carnitas chilaquiles. These come with a side order of terrific views, for instance, you can see Muscle Beach, the Venice Beach Boardwalk and the Pacific Ocean.

7. Catch LA, West Hollywood

Perched above the dynamic streets of the West Hollywood design district, Catch LA serves up the freshest seafood and sushi dishes accompanied by sweeping views of downtown Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills. The restaurant has a retractable rooftop and open kitchen where you can see the chefs in action, if you can take your eyes off the views, that is.

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Melanie May

Melanie is an intrepid solo traveller, endlessly curious about people, places and food. She is a fan of slow travel and loves exploring the world by mouth, discovering a culture through its food. Having backpacked her way around the world she turned her wanderlust into a career and is now a full-time travel writer.

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