Now that they’ve successfully transformed The Huntington Gardens into a dining destination, the Border Grill girls muse on all of their favorite places in LA to dine al fresco.
Where: Los Angeles
What: Al Fresco Dining
Who: Thanks to the Border Grill co-founders and Kajsa Alger of Blue Window, who took over the food program at The Huntington Gardens in November of 2016, you can now have your garden views and eat like a foodie with them too. In celebration of their success in uplifting the outdoor oasis into a dining destination, Mary Sue Miliken and Susan Feniger of Border Grill call out their top picks on where else to dine al fresco in Los Angeles.
SF: AOC’s patio is pretty romantic and of course the food is always, always amazing. Suzanne is a fantastic chef and so you almost feel like you might be in Italy, or Northern California or somewhere on the Mediterranean, hanging out, drinking delicious interesting wine and eating yummy food.
Image courtesy of the Hollywood Bowl
Mary Sue Milliken: The Hollywood Bowl is better than ever! Nothing beats sitting outside in that canyon listening to beautiful music and eating Suzanne Goin’s summer picnic fare.
Image by Luke Gibson
Susan Feniger: The Huntington Library tops the list as it’s one of the most beautiful places in all of California. You really have to come very hungry in order to take advantage of all the amazing eats! The new Border Grill Taqueria inside Café 1919 has handmade tacos and a ceviche duo that is perfect for a patio lunch gazing out at the Orbit Pavilion silver sphere and gardens. General Tso’s Cauliflower from the Freshwater Dumpling and Noodle House is the perfect late afternoon snack in the Chinese garden and the view overlooking the pond is exquisite. On weekends the Patio Grill is a great place to hang with the family and have freshly grilled treats, sandwiches and salads. And if you can plan ahead, the high tea in the tea room is an amazing way to take a break on your long and winding stroll through the grounds.
See the full Best Outdoor Patios in LA here.