3 Best Patios For An Al Fresco Dinner

While our East Coast counterparts are trudging through the snow, sleet, and slush, us West Coasters are busy enjoying record-high February temps. So, why not take full advantage of our glorious winter weather by soaking up the lovely temps at some of L.A.'s sexiest and most soothing patios. Whether you want to hit up a Canyon retreat with the most insane gardens, or an historic Hollywood haunt, we've got you covered for the absolute best outdoor evening on the town.
1. Inn At The Seventh Ray
Locals know The Inn as a former mountain retreat that has become the number one hidden gem of Topanga canyon. The food is locally sourced, the wine list is biodynamic, and the gardens will take your breath away. Sure, it's romantic by candlelight, but come here with your in-laws or visiting pals to really show off the best of California dining and ambience.
Inn At The Seventh Ray, 128 Old Topanga Canyon Road (at Topanga Canyon Boulevard); 310-455-1311.
2. The Little Door
Duck into The Little Door in West Hollywood, and you'll feel like you've just been transported to Morocco. The food is divine, but it's the sexy outdoor garden dining area that will keep you coming back for seconds and thirds.
The Little Door, 8164 West 3rd Street (at La Jolla Avenue); 323-951-1210.
3. Polo Lounge
You won't be able to come here without running into a major singer, rising starlets, or supermodels visiting town for work, but the scene is secondary to the famous McCarthy Salad and old-school Hollywood vibe. Especially in the weeks leading up to the Oscars, this is the place to see and be seen, and the ivy-covered brick patio is the perfect spot to enjoy the warm Santa Ana winds as the sun sets on Sunset Boulevard.
Polo Lounge At The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Boulevard (at Hartford Way); 310-887-2777.

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