Everyone talks about a room with a view, but isn’t a restaurant with a view just as important? We think so, and believe there’s nothing better than gazing out at the ocean waves while enjoying a gourmet meal. Here are our picks for the best oceanside restaurants with ocean views in Los Angeles and Orange County:

Oceanside restaurants – Nikita Malibu

Nikita Malibu feels like a home away from home, with its inviting Bubinga wood decor, its 7,000 square foot floor-to-ceiling windows and its incredible views of the Pacific. Go for the view, and stay for the amazing fare you’ll find from Italian chef Salvatore Sodano and perfectly paired wines courtesy of sommelier Renee-Nicole Kubin at Larry Ellison’s Malibu hot spot.