Haute Top 5: Best Waterfront Dining in Los Angeles

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1 Nobu Malibu

It doesn't get much better than Nobu Matsuhisa's elevated eatery. Not only does this restaurant have the hottest tables in town, but it also has a superb view of the 'Bu from its outdoor patio. Whether you're cocktailing or consuming crispy rice, this place is aces.
22706 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

2 Malibu Farm

Malibu Farm
Be sure to spend a sunny day brunching at this organic, kosher and farm-fresh eatery on the Malibu Pier where everything is healthy and delicious. Try a juice shot or fresh watermelon mimosa with your vegetable paella and spaghetti squash lasagna and soak up the sounds of birds above, the ocean below and an interior that's reminiscent of a yacht's interior.
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

3 Geoffrey's

You'll enjoy breathtaking views of the Pacific coastline complemented by waterfalls and tropical plants, which in turn create a romantic Mediterranean meets Malibu atmosphere at Geoffrey's Malibu. Guests can enjoy our California-style international cuisine during a relaxing weekday lunch, weekend brunch, or candlelit dinner with surrounding fire pits. Every table in the house has a panoramic view of the ocean, one in which there are no boundaries between the restaurant and the splendor in which it is surrounded.Twilight is magical, but then again, so is brunch.
27400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

4 Carbon Beach Club

Cary Westfall
The Carbon Beach Club might just have the best views of the Malibu coastline, period. Eating at this gorgeous restaurant, located at the Malibu Beach Inn, is an experience, as you're literally suspended over the ocean. Dine outside on a sultry summer night, where you'll enjoy small batch provisions unless with your elevated California fare, from wild salmon tartare to whole branzino to an amazing striped bass dish.
22878 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

5 Mar'sel

Located on the tip of Palos Verdes at the tony Terranea Resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean is the lovely mar'sel. (a play on the Spanish word for "sea" and the French word for "salt"). With a seasonally rotating fine dining menu that features locally-sourced ingredients (citrus and herbs from the resort's grounds, hand-ground chocolate, farm-fresh eggs), as well as playful takes on culinary favorites, mar'sel combines approachable luxury with a breathtaking setting perfect for every palate with views of the Pacific to match.
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275