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Nosh on exquisite brunch menu items under the sun on Baltaire’s charming patio.


4 Idyllic Patios To Dine On In L.A. 

By Lauren Keary

Photo by Kristin Teig


With summer on the horizon, find the perfect al fresco dining experience at these four patios.

E.P. & L.P. This multilevel WeHo hot spot is a neighborhood staple for taking in L.A.’s beautiful skyline from its rooftop while enjoying cocktails such as the Bondi Cup—a concoction of gin, sweet vermouth, ginger, lime and soda water. Head to the second level of E.P. & L.P. for a culinary explosion of flavors courtesy of executive chef Louis Tikaram’s innovative Southeast Asian fare, with plates such as sticky spare ribs, pan fried snapper and Dan Dan Noodle. 603 N. La Cienega Blvd., 310.855.9955

Baltaire Executive chef Travis Strickland balances classic dishes—the bone-in rib-eye and lobster mac and cheese—with California seasonality, making this just as much a local haunt as a destination. And don’t miss the resto’s new weekend brunch on the outdoor patio—highlights include prime New York steak and eggs, and king-crab biscuits and gravy. 11647 San Vicente Blvd., 424.273.1660

Polo Lounge The iconic Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel is the perfect place for a leisurely lunch on the gorgeous outdoor patio, where you are almost sure to see A-listers. The McCarthy chopped salad is a favorite, as is the tortilla soup with jidori chicken, queso fresco and avocado. Spring for dessert—the funnel cake bananas Foster doesn’t disappoint. The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., 310.276.2251

Spago Wolfgang Puck’s iconic eatery’s seasonal menu boasts market-driven fare, alongside new classics like veal tartar.  But worry not, Spago always has the beloved favorites, such as the smoked salmon pizza and wiener schnitzel which are best enjoyed on the restaurant’s recently renovated, quaint patio. 176 N. Canon Drive, 310.385.0880