Outdoor Restaurants in Santa Monica
Enjoy Santa Monica’s endless sunshine, sea breezes and unique neighborhoods while enjoying the city's endless restaurants with outdoor dining - from beach views along Ocean Avenue to Santa Monica's restaurants with patio seating and entertainment on Third Street Promenade, here are some of the best outdoor dining locations to check out, you can forgo a dining room in favor of fresh air.
Outdoor Restaurants In Santa Monica with Happy Hour
Sonoma Wine Garden is a restaurant with patio space that also serves as a wine bar and private event venue! Check out their roomy covered patio area when you’re on the search for outdoor dining in Santa Monica.
1212 Santa Monica has a great happy hour as well as a front patio with and outdoor seating area to enjoy the views of Third Street Promenade.
Outdoor Dining in Santa Monica with Kids
Back on the Beach at Annenberg Community Beach House is an ideal spot to take the kids. It features terrific beach grub, tables located so you can put feet in the sand and room for play.
Cloverfield is a great spot that draws families who appreciate the fun atmosphere and view from its very large outdoor patio.
Outdoor Dining in Santa Monica with Great Views
Coast at Shutters on the Beach allows you to head off the sand and into the restaurant for a casual and family-friendly dining experience with views of the ocean.
Santa Monica Place serves up an assortment of outdoor dining options on its rooftop Dining Deck overlooking Santa Monica Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Whether you're hungry for a quick bite or a gourmet meal, they’ve got it all.
Indulge in Farm to Table Dining Outside in Santa Monica
Tiato Market Garden Café, located in Mid-City, is a gourmet “grab and go” spot with an Asian/California menu of breakfasts, fresh salads, and sandwiches. Enjoy brunch on the weekends with live music on the restaurant’s outdoor patio and garden.
Fresh Air and Healthy Eats
Kreation Cafe on Montana Avenue is the perfect place to indulge in rustic Persian cuisine and modern healthy classics on their indoor/outdoor dining restaurant patio or at tables out front.
True Food Kitchen, at Santa Monica Place, caters to those who want to eat healthy and still feel satisfied. They offer a healthy, nutrient-rich menu of Mediterranean/Asian flavors, including; salads, pizzas, bowls, sandwiches, remarkable drinks, and vegetarian/vegan selections aplenty.
Elegant Outdoor Dining in Santa Monica Al Fresco
The Buffalo Club offers dining al fresco where where you can enjoy a meal in their Garden Courtyard - a beautiful candle-lit courtyard with night blooming jasmine, red trumpet vines and English Privet hedges. This garden patio can’t be missed if you’re searching for elegant restaurants with outdoor seating in Santa Monica.
Elephante is a great option for outdoor dining in Santa Monica if you’re in the mood for a swanky rooftop patio with a beachy feel and modern Italian cuisine.
Casual Restaurants with Outdoor Seating in Santa Monica
Art’s Table is a dog friendly Santa Monica restaurant with outdoor space for lunch and dinner, as well as weekend breakfast/brunch. Check out its cozy neighborhood feel.
Santa Monica Picnic Co. is a great option if you’d like to forgo outdoor restaurants in Santa Monica altogether and just enjoy a charcuterie board in the beauty of the great outdoors. They supply everything you need for an elegant picnic, from picnic tables to blankets, as well as options for lighting and florals!
No matter what you’re in the mood for, Santa Monica has limitless outdoor dining options. Check out Santa Monica’s city-wide Al Fresco program, and other round-ups of outdoor dining options for your visit!