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Top 5 Best Restaurants With Epic Views in LA + The OC


If you’re looking for that picture-perfect postcard view that only Southern California can truly offer, look no further. Our top five picks for restaurants with epic views not only offer exquisite food, but stunning scenery, too. Fine dining truly takes on a new meaning.

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30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 715-6000
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Studio

For stunning views and a tres magnifique experience, head to Studio at the Montage Laguna Beach. This Modern French eatery prides itself on its California-influenced fare - and for having one of the most extensive wine lists in the area with a whopping 2,500 brands. For the most magical experience of all, get an oceanside seat at sunset.
900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 743-8824
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WP24

Wolfgang Puck's haute eatery is named after the floor it sits on, which happens to be the 24th level of the Ritz Carlton in downtown Los Angeles. In addition to its glittering view of LA, the award-winning boite serves up a tasty menu of Chinese cuisine influenced by Wolfgang's time in the Far East.
100 Terranea Way Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 (310) 265-2800
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Mar'sel

Chef Michael Fiorelli creates a seasonally rotating menu of seasonal delights at his luxury restaurant at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes. Mar'sel (a play on the Spanish word for "sea" and the French word for "salt") offers locally-sourced ingredients, including citrus and herbs from the resort's grounds, hand-ground chocolate and farm-fresh eggs, as well as a killer view of the Pacific Ocean. This winning combination cant' be beat!
27400 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265 (310) 457-1519
4

Geoffrey's

Geoffrey's pedigree is almost as amazing as its view. This Malibu-located restaurant was designed by world-famous architect Richard Neutra and has been frequented by A-listers for decades. Old Hollywood, including Frank Sinatra, Lana Turner, John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe were all regulars at this classic spot, and you''ll see why as soon as you check out its view.
1 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 587-1717
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One Pico

One Pico, the fine dining establishment housed inside Santa Monica's iconic oceanfront hotel, Shutters on the Beach, is a spot you can't miss. Whether you're indulging in a sunny seaside lunch or watching the sun drop down at sunset, you'll be afforded a picture-perfect view and an elegant meal in paradise.
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