10 Restaurants With Incredible Rooftop Dining In Southern California

One of the many benefits of living in Southern California is that we have the ability to dine outside year-round. Not only is the cuisine in our state a foodie’s paradise, but add in the ambience of dining on a rooftop and you have yourself an incredible outdoor meal with a view. Here’s your go-to guide to finding some of the best rooftop dining in SoCal. There are tons of places to choose from in our state so it was pretty difficult to narrow down, but these hot spots are a great place to start as you embark on your rooftop dining quest.

*Please note, as of 9/3/20: Cafe Santorini and The Rooftop at the Standard are temporarily closed.

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Are you as excited for date night as I am? Here’s a little tip — many of these spots are known to be quite pricey, but you can still have the same rooftop dining experience that’s a bit more budget friendly by going during happy hour. Check out each restaurant’s website for details; most of these locations have excellent happy hour specials on weekdays in the early evening as well as late-late at night. Happy rooftop dining!