Restaurants With Sunset View

Here in Los Angeles, we take our sunsets quite seriously. More than just a saying, we’ve perfected the “work hard, play hard” mentality into a lifestyle. So when the clock strikes five and the colors start to streak across the Pacific sky, we’re ready to take it all in, drink in hand. From relaxing beachside dining to clinking glasses high above the downtown skyline, we’ve rounded up seven ideal spots for sunset spotting.

1 | Ciao Down LA Restaurants Best Views

Terrazza Lounge, Hotel Casa del Mar, Santa Monica

Nestled right on the beach (and we do mean right on the beach) in the sprawling Hotel Casa del Mar, one of Santa Monica’s dreamiest hotels, the Terrazza Lounge combines a sumptuous Tuscan aesthetic with laidback, coastal California ambiance. Snack on artisan pizzas, sushi from the raw bar or sample a selection of seafood while sipping on a cocktail like the Gatsby (Tito’s vodka, Lillet Blanc and agave, with a splash of sparkling wine and a hint of mint) and enjoy your unobstructed panorama of the Pacific waves.

Native Knowledge: Looking for an authentic Spanish tapas bar? Every Wednesday and Sunday from 6-9 p.m., Terrazza Lounge transforms into Tapas de la Casa with Spanish-inspired delicacies prepared by Chef Gemma Gray.

Terrazza Lounge

2 | Get Busy Living LA Restaurants Best Views

Living Room, Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica

With all the charm and coziness of a New England cottage (think plush armchairs, coffee table books, and a roaring fire) combined with the backdrop of sweeping ocean views, the Living Room lounge of Santa Monica’s Shutters on the Beach is a little piece of paradise. With a menu of light coastal fare, an extensive wine list, and fun cocktails like the Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Aviation gin, yellow chartreuse, muddled cucumber, lemon juice, agave, and Bitter Truth Grapefruit Bitters), we won’t blame you for wanting to pack your bags and move in.

Native Knowledge: Take advantage of Mixx Wednesday, where master mixologists shake up one-of-a-kind custom cocktails from a curated selection of top-shelf liquors from 6-9 p.m. each week.

Living Room

3 | My ‘Bu

Nobu Restaurant, Malibu

Try not to gawk at the slew of famous faces that slide through this beloved Malibu sushi destination on the regular. Known as much for its front-row seats to the area’s most stunning sunsets as it is for its mouth-watering sushi, this seaside hotspot is the place to see and be seen. Sample your choice of classic sushi maki rolls, nigiri and sashimi, or try the omakase tasting menu for a special occasion. Sip on a glass of sake, a chilled white wine, or an elegant beverage like a lychee and elderflower martini or a Japanese Bloody Mary.

Native Knowledge: With around 45 locations globally, Nobu is one of the most Instagrammed restaurants in the world. If you’ve got that cash money, you can even rent the space out for your own exclusive soiree (or a private photoshoot), but plan ahead because they’re booked up to three months in advance.

Nobu Restaurant

4 | London Calling LA Restaurants Best Views

Boxwood on the Roof, The London Hotel, West Hollywood

For those in search of that million-dollar view of bright city lights all around the Hollywood sign, look no further than Boxwood on the Roof, an oasis in the sky atop the posh London Hotel in West Hollywood. Known for its classic yet modern air of sophistication and quintessentially British touches, including a lavish weekend afternoon tea and UK band-themed cocktails like the Love Me Do (Grey Goose Le Melon with fresh honeydew and a lime), the elegant rooftop deck makes for a prime location to sip rose and watch the sun cast its golden glint on the surrounding urban landscape and dazzling homes speckling the Hollywood hills.

Native Knowledge: This summer, get ready for ‘Game On’ Fridays, which will feature an array of tabletop games for a playful way to end the workweek.

Boxwood on the Roof

5 | 71 Problems but a View Ain’t One

71 Above, Downtown LA

Sitting pretty high above the hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angeles, 71 Above offers breathtaking views. Watch as the sun sets over the city skyline while enjoying elevated cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. The establishment’s sophisticated atmosphere and panoramic windows create the perfect ambiance for an unforgettable sunset experience.

Native Knowledge: Keep an eye out for their seasonal tasting menus, expertly curated to showcase the best flavors of each season.

71 Above

These are just a few of the incredible restaurants in Los Angeles where you can enjoy a stunning sunset view. Whether you prefer a beachside lounge or a rooftop oasis, there’s a perfect spot waiting for you. So grab your loved ones, raise a glass, and toast to breathtaking sunsets at the Ambassadeur Hotel. Cheers!

Ambassadeur Hotel