What restaurants have the best views in Los Angeles?

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Christina Xenos

On a clear day, epic views of Los Angeles stretch from downtown to Santa Monica and the South Bay and at night, city lights twinkle across the basin. You are often stopped by sunsets that grade from orange, to pink, to red and the Pacific shimmers in its glow.

It's easy to score a prime spot to experience any of these scenarios. Some of my favorite restaurants to catch a view are high up. WP24 by Wolfgang Puck offers Asian-inspired cuisine 24 stores above Los Angeles. Perch, also downtown, offers indoor and alfresco patio dining 15 stories up. You can also take a staircase up to their open-air rooftop bar and sip on cocktails before or after your meal.

On the coast, Moonshadows offers delicious modern American favorites on the Pacific Coast in Malibu. You literally see the waves crashing below you as you nibble on your tuna tartare. A little farther south in Pacific Palisades, Gladstones offers casual beachside dining.

Dana Damato

There’s no denying that Los Angeles is a beautiful city. From the weather to the mountains, L.A. is picturesque and who wouldn’t want to see all that the city is while out dining?

Los Angeles has some of the best restaurants in the country, but when you’re looking for the best restaurants with the best views – the search can be a little tricky. Nestled right in Hollywood, Japanese restaurant, Yamashiro, has the best view in all of Los Angeles. When you sit at their bar area, you are able to look out into the twinkling Los Angeles skyline from thousands of miles up. The food is great and the scene is greater.

Another great restaurant known for its food and great views is Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood. Gordon Ramsay is famous for his famous television show and his remarkable restaurant in West Hollywood. The food and views will make you never want to leave.

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