Smack dab in the middle of Sunset Junction is our favorite courtyard in all of L.A. The giant fairy-lighted tree is the ideal centerpiece for romantic nighttime magic.
Cliffs Edge, 3626 West Sunset Boulevard (At Santa Monica Boulevard); 323-666-6116.
Kick back on this NYC-style patio with rich Italian Arancini rice balls and unbelievably delicious ricotta fritters for a little slice of outdoor heaven.
Dominick's, 8715 Beverly Boulevard (near San Vincente Boulevard); 310-652-2335.
Primitivo's back patio is one of those intimate places where you imagine having a sexy date that lasts for hours (it's super fun in the daylight hours with a bevy of friends, too!). With great plates of tasty tapas and sangria that packs a punch, you'll leave here (although you won't want to) more than satisfied.
Primitivo Wine Bar, 1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (near Electric Ave); 310-396-5353.
Photo: Via Cliff's Edge