Food + Style + LA | My Favorite Outdoor Restaurants

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The sun is out and the weather is mild which means winter bundles are out and my hearty spring appetite is in!  Spring is also ushering in a whole new round of outfits and fabulous lunches and dinners at my favorite sun-soaked outdoor dining spots. Here's a look at my lunch and dinner outfits styled with the H&M Spring collection and my Fab Five list for stunning outdoor lunch and dinner restaurants that are pretty to look at and to eat at!
{Fab Five LA Lunch Spots}

I always say a silent thank you to Gracias Madre after my meal for providing the best visually soothing setting for guilt-free Mexican food, as there's definitely no shortage of beautiful people, tablescapes, and landscape at this WeHo vegan eatery. For slightly less healthy lunch fare, I go to AOC for their grilled seasonal veggie and charcuterie platters. I love the romantic overtone of their patio, which never fails to elicit heavy French villa undertones. When I'm in the mood for something a bit heartier, I go to Eveleigh for the yummy burger and cast iron egg dishes, as dining underneath their greenhouse setting makes me feel like Pauly Shore in Bio-Dome. For high-wattage Hollywood power lunches coupled with delicious salads, there's the Chateau Marmont, a surprisingly undersensationalized lunch spot. And for a super casual lunch with aggressively caffeinated matcha lattes, I go to Zinc Cafe & Market in DTLA, which draws heavy inspiration from light and airy Downtown loft aesthetics. 
H&M dress, sandals, and earrings

{Fab Five Dinner Spots}

There's nothing more charming about Spring than the simple luxury of eating dinner outdoors. Lately, I've been obsessed with Ysabel. Even though it's more lounge than restaurant, they have an amazing small bites menu. I always order the brussels sprouts and roasted beets with a side of fries. And I never pass up on dessert as their creme brûlée and bread pudding are addicting! If I'm craving Asian on the Westside, I either go to Bryan Ng's Cassia for the short ribs stew brimming with flavor and the tangy and spicy papaya salad or to Hinoki and the Bird for their seasonal menu that's heavy on seafood, light on oil. For a truly French patio dining experience, there's Terrine. By now, I've had everything on their menu and have loved it all, from the foie gras to the roasted duck. It's also a great place for undercover celebrity stalking. If I want dinner with a view, I head to EP Los Angeles for the spice-inspired Fijian cuisine like rock shrimp ceviche and crab congee. I’m addicted to Chef Tikaram’s perfectly flavored chewy dan dan noodles and everything Pastry Chef Ong puts in front me! After the meal, I like to head up to the EP &LP chic rooftop to check out the view and burn off some of my dinner calories!
H&M blouse, jacket, kick flares, flats, and earrings

{Shop H&M Spring 2016}

Disclosure: This posts was sponsored by H&M through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a posts about H&M all opinions are my own.



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