Living on the West side of LA, sometimes I feel like there aren't a ton of nearby restaurants that have big outdoor seating patios. The Cloverfield is a great go-to option for outdoor dining and is a short drive from the North-West side of the city. They have a really good menu and great service. It's right by the Santa Monica airport on Airport Ave, so it's surrounded by other restaurants or shops which makes it feel private and quiet. It's also right across the street from a recreation center which makes for some good entertainment.
I really like their salmon and their appetizers. I'd recommend sitting on their back patio instead of their front sidewalk seating, as it's bigger and more fun.