Finding the best rooftop restaurants in Los Angeles to try out can feel overwhelming, thanks to the never-ending lists that pop up with a quick Google search, but we have narrowed it down to the best hot and new restaurants in Los Angeles that you must try!
This list is packed with the best, tastiest, and best-offering restaurants in Los Angeles that would be ideal for a fun night this weekend.
Now, these restaurants do come with a price tag, but let me just tell you now, the prices are well worth it!
Most of the restaurants included in this post are new and the best to come to the scene in a long while. Others are staples that are still must-visit restaurants in Los Angeles!
When you are craving an experience rather than just eating out, this list of rooftop restaurants in Los Angeles takes the cake!
Popular Rooftop Restaurants in Los Angeles Worth Trying
1. Funke Beverly Hills:
This restaurant is number one on the list for a reason. It is by far the BEST of the rooftop restaurants in Los Angeles!
Chef Evan Funke runs the show and it is almost impossible to get reservations. That is a great sign, right? This is truly one of my favorite spots for a fun night.
A collaboration between Chef Evan Funke and LA’s real estate tycoon Kurt Rappaport. You might be familiar with their cuisine as they are the chefs from Felix and Mother Wolf (two other fantastic restaurants in LA).
This rooftop restaurant in Los Angeles is a great place for good food and a great time, thanks to their tri-level dining experience!
First level: You can expect the glass-enclosed pasta lab so you can watch freshly made pasta being made.
Second level: Here you will find a dining room with a bar. Amazing pasta and desserts. The Interior is glitchy and fresh – more Beverly Hills vibe.
Third level: Rooftop bar called Bar Funke that only has dessert, drinks, and small bites soon. The garden rooftop looks out to the Hollywood Hills and is for walk-ins only. The menu up here is smaller and different than what’s served in the main dining room, but you’ll find sfincione, which is Sicilian-style pizza, crudos, and caviar by Petrossian. At Bar Funke, you’ll find a stunning rose quartz bar where you can cocktails like the Siciliana, which has prickly pear in it.
I think this would be a fun place for a bachelorette party or bachelor party!
TIP #1: Book on Resy the Tuesday at 9 am before the week you want to go
TIP #2: Here’s a cheat tip…you don’t need a reservation for the rooftop with an outdoor seating area; it’s first come, first serve! The great outdoor patio rooftop with one of the best bars is a must!
2. Canopy Club Culver City
Sitting atop the Shay Hotel is this cute little rooftop that gives retro beach club vibes with an interesting cocktail menu to keep you smiling and good music.
It’s the hottest rooftop in LA this summer. Give me a pink flamingo all day with my sunset views, and let’s just have a good time. The DJ was LIT. This is the perfect spot for a good night with friends. I think this would also be a good date night spot.
My Order: Thirst trap drink & slow jam Food Tun crispy rice.
Hot Tip: Park at Platform across the street.
3. Dante Beverly Hills
You’ll find Italian-Mediterranean cuisine, craft cocktails, live music, and stunning LA skyline views at Dante Beverly Hills rooftop bar.
They are Vogue-approved, which is how I found them.
There, you will find particularly beautiful garden vibes.
Inside of Maybourne Beverly Hills. Only-in-LA drinks like a celery paloma, fluffy margarita, and tequila martini. The restaurant also plans to offer a $10 martini hour daily from 3 to 5 p.m.
What to order:
- signature Negroni Azzurro
- squash blossom pizza
- Fregola with calamari, mussels, clams, and shrimp.
4. Espelette Beverly Hills
Stop by Waldorf’s brand-new high-end restaurant, Espelette Beverly Hills, for a show-stopping multi-course dinner featuring the most coveted coastal European-inspired dishes by renowned Chef Steve Benjamin.
Fresh European coastal flavors will surprise you here.
Some of my favorites that you have to try:
- Ricotta Ravioli
- Dover Sole
- Eggplant Parmesan
- Jasmine Rice
- Watermelon Salad
- Tuna Tartare
BOMBO is a Modern Mexican restaurant by The Botanical Group located underneath the E.P. & L.P.
They probably have the best restaurant guacamole you will ever have!
There, you will find great flavors and nice-sized portions.
Food Must Tries:
- Elote Asado, Octopus
- Hanger Steak
Don’t leave without stopping by the rooftop for some great views or catch a movie on the rooftop.
This is the hottest new rooftop restaurant on top of the Santa Monica Place mall, serving French-inspired brunch with ocean views.
Their flatbread and dips will have everyone asking what you ordered.
Escape to the French Riviera with a California twist. The decor and views were top notch but the food was even better.
There you will find house-made noodles in their pasta and amazing wood-fired pizza. Also, their presentation was on POINT.
7. La Lo La
Located on the 34th floor of the recently debuted AC Hotel Downtown LA, La Lo La Rooftop, is an ethereal, sophisticated oasis high above the heart of DTLA. Perfect for chill vibes. Love the couches for lounging. The sunset is beautiful as you can see all the buildings near the bar area.
They opened this summer and have taken over the scene. You will love the beautiful views here and the live music!
The margarita was perfect for a sunny day & the Spanish-style tapas were so good! Really, all of their great food is worth a try!
Wait till near close for red nighttime vibes.
They are open from Thursday to Sunday. We recommend visiting on Thursday night for a slightly smaller crowd.
Go for the views and a cocktail!
More Rooftop Restaurants in Los Angeles:
- Merois at the Pendry
- LA Cha Cha Chá
- Mama Shelter’s Rooftop
- The Rooftop by JG
- Catch LA
- The Rooftop at The Wayfarer
Which of these fun rooftop restaurants in Los Angeles do you think you’ll try first?
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