If you’re visiting SoCal, chances are you’re going to want to soak in every last drop of sunshine you can get. Maximize your Vitamin D intake by enjoying dinner and drinks on one of these delightful Santa Monica patios.
Outdoor Dining in Santa Monica
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica, on the ground floor of the iconic, 1930s era Telephone Building, Cassia has been serving upscale, French-Asian fare since 2015. You can sit in their bright and airy dining room, but we prefer the cozy, softly lit sidewalk patio. Cassia: 1314 7th St.; 310-393-6699
This Main Street celebrity hot spot partners with a 900-year-old Japanese tea farm to offer sustainably grown, exceptional matcha teas and lattes. Sip a green drink surrounded by climbing vines and vibrant flowers in the cafe’s verdant garden. Urth Caffe: 2327 Main St.; 310-314-7040
Solidarity, helmed by Krakow native Elina O’lague, is one of the best places to grab Polish food in California. Enjoy authentic pierogies, kielbasa, and cucumbers & yogurt around their welcoming patio fire pit. Solidarity: 1414 Lincoln Blvd.; 31o-393-8831
Sonoma Wine Garden
This Mediterranean restaurant is the perfect spot for a sunset happy hour. You’ll love the curated wine list, and expansive, wood-floored outdoor patio overlooking the Pacific. Sonoma Wine Garden: 395 Santa Monica Place #300; 424-214-4560
M Street Kitchen
If you’re into both people- and pooch- watching, M Street Kitchen offers a laid-back, pet-friendly patio. Emphasizing organic, seasonal food and a host of creative brunch cocktails, it’s a great spot to get the girls together for a little leisurely Sunday morning sippin’. M Street Kitchen: 2000 Main St.; 310-396- 9145
Check out The Ambrose’s Santa Monica destination guide for more al fresco dining options in our beachy home. It’s also your go-to spot to find the best attractions and activities in Santa Monica.