What sounds better on a warm evening than some fresh air and a dose of tequila? This open space on the Promenade serves some of the yummiest Mexican on the Westside.
La Sandia, 395 Santa Monica Place (Near Broadway Street); 310-393-3300.
Los Feliz's prettiest garden terrace has gourmet bites (they make their own chocolate!), and a casual atmosphere perfect for a pre-show pre-game at the Greek, or just a relaxing long Saturday with your posse.
Alcove Cafe & Bakery, 1929 Hillhurst Avenue (At Franklin Avenue); 323-644-0111.
We named Il Covo our hottest new date spot earlier this year, mostly because the courtyard oozes with sex appeal. The Italian cuisine (definitely try the Mezzalune Ravioli) is divine, and the service is top-notch.
Il Covo, 8700 West 3rd Street (Near Robertson Boulevard); 310-858-0020.
Photo: Via La Sandia