Like a beautiful view with your dinner? Better head to California, Florida, or New York.
OpenTable has revealed its list of the 100 most scenic restaurants in the US, with eateries across 25 different states — but those three have the highest number of gorgeous places to grab a bite.
The reservations app says the list was compiled from data from its 12 million users, narrowing down to popular, well-reviewed restaurants where diners say the ‘scenic views’ are to die for. Here, FEMAIL highlights 15 of the top picks, in no particular order.
Blue Ridge: The restaurant at he Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina has views of its namesake mountain
Blue Ridge: Asheville, North Carolina
Sit at the Blue Ridge restaurant at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina for stunning views of its namesake mountain range surrounding the hotel.
Nature at its best, the restaurant’s view is notably different based on the season, making it worth checking out more than once.
The hotel is also host to another restaurant to pop up on the list, The Sunset Terrace, which naturally has similar views.
The Chart House Restaurant: This Weehawken, New Jersey spot has incredible views of the Manhattan skyline
Chart House Restaurant: Weehawken, New Jersey
You have to travel outside of Manhattan to get one of the best views of the city there is — and it’s no wonder white the Chart House is a popular venue for weddings.
Perched on Lincoln Harbor Pier D-T, the waterfront seafood spot has sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and is a go-to for special occasions.
Interestingly, the other two New Jersey restaurants to make the list aren’t New York-adjacent. There’s the Peter Shields Inn in Cape May, and Rats Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton.
Chicago Cut Steakhouse: One of the best views in the Windy City comes with pricey steak
Chicago Cut Steakhouse: Chicago, Illinois
This high-end spot is a go-to for celebrities and athletes visiting the Windy City thanks to its pricey steak, luxe interiors — and views of the Chicago River and nearby buildings.
It’s the only Chicago restaurant to earn a spot on the list.
‘We’re pretty proud of our views of the river and downtown, and apparently Open Table users agree,’ the steakhouse said of landing on this list.
Columbia Restaurant: This Clearwater restaurant is one of 13 Florida eateries on the list
Columbia Restaurant – SandKey: Clearwater, Florida
A whopping 13 restaurants in Florida made the list, no doubt thanks to pretty beach and ocean views — like the one at this Cuban restaurant.
‘Waterfront dining at its finest!’ reads its OpenTable description. ‘Family-owned & operated for more than 112 years, Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm & award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine.’
Among the other 12 on the list include The Turtle Club and The Bay House in Naples, The Boathouse in Lake Buena Vista, The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach in Pensacola, Latitudes on Sunset Key in Key West, and Ophelia’s on the Bay in Sarasota.
Different Pointe of View: This Phoenix eatery is named for its view of the city
Different Pointe of View: Phoenix, Arizona
‘We know a memorable meal is as much about the ambiance as it is about the food,’ said Caroline Potter, OpenTable’s Chief Dining Officer, of the 100 restaurants on the list.
This Phoenix eatery is literally named for its view, and has outdoor seating to really make the most of it.
Other Arizona restaurants on the list include Vivace Restaurant in Tucson and Mariposa in Sedona.
Eiffel Tower: Make a 4:30pm reservation to guarantee a window seat for views of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas
Eiffel Tower: Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas has plenty of spots to sit and people watch, but the restaurant at the Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic of the bunch.
Diners can enjoy French food while checking out the Fountains of Bellagio — but according to OpenTable, guests need to make a 4:30 reservation to guarantee a window view for the night.
There are two other Vegas restaurants on the list: Mon Ami Gabi, and Top of the World Restaurant at the Stratosphere Hotel.
Elements: The resort restaurant at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort in Paradise Valley, Arizona has views of Camelback Mountain
Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort: Paradise Valley, Arizona
This resort restaurant offers views of Camelback Mountain. OpenTable commenters have called it ‘stunning,’ ‘beautiful,’ and ‘amazing’.
Even when the weather is bad, diners get a show. Wrote one: ‘Mother Nature provided us with a spectacular lighting thunder rain and wind monsoon thru the glass windows.’
Recently, Architectural Digest also named the spot one of the world’s most majestic desert hotels, calling out its ‘backdrop of cacti and greenery’.
Gaonnuri: This Koreatown eatery is on the 39th floor of a building a few blocks south of Times Square
Gaonnuri: New York, New York
It’s unsurprising that several New York City restaurants popped up on this list, since Manhattan’s skyscrapers never fail to make jaws drop.
Others in Manhattan to make the cut include RiverPark and Robert.
This upscale Korean eatery is on the 39th floor of one of those high-rise buildings, situated just a few blocks south of Times Square.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio: This Miami eatery is inside the Mandarin Oriental hotel
La Mar by Gaston Acurio: Miami, Florida
‘This year’s list represents an immense variety of restaurants that not only offer an exceptional meal but also feature breathtaking views that enhance the experience for locals and travelers alike, explained OpenTable’s Chief Dining Officer.
At this Miami hotspot inside the Mandarin Oriental, diners enjoy Peruvian fusion food and views of the Miami South Channel.
Interestingly it’s Fort Lauderdale that racked up the most Florida mentions on this list, including Boatyard, Kaluz Restaurant, and Naples Blue Moon Fish Co.
The Mill House: This Waikapu restaurant is one of five in Hawaii to make the list
The Mill House: Waikapu, Hawaii
With people visiting from all over the world, Hawaii has opened its share of gorgeous restaurants that take advantage of nearby greenery, beaches, and volcanoes.
The Mill House in Waikapu, Maui is just one of five Hawaiian eateries on the list.
Also included are Honu Seafood and Pizza in Lahaina, Mama’s Fish House in Paia, Orchids at Halekulani in Honolulu, and Tidepools in Poipu.
Mastro’s Ocean Club: This Pacific Coast Highway restaurant is within a few miles of two other Malibu spots on the list, Duke’s and Geoffrey’s Restaurant
Mastro’s Ocean Club: Malibu, California
This Malibu spot is one of 28 California restaurants to make the list, as diners clearly can’t get enough of a good beach view.
In fact, Mastro’s isn’t even the only restaurant in Malibu to make the cut: Also on the list are Duke’s and Geoffrey’s Restaurant, which are all within 20 miles of each other on the Pacific Coast Highway.
River Cafe: Located on the waterfront in Brooklyn, this eatery has gorgeous views of Manhattan
River Cafe: Brooklyn, New York
One of New York’s most in-demand spots for special occasions, River Cafe in DUMBO is right on the edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park, overlooking the East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan.
It’s been around for three decades, snapping up quite a few awards in that time — and hosting well-known chefs like David Burke, Larry Forgione, and Charlie Palmer.
Top of the Hub: This restaurant’s tall windows offer great views of Boston
Top of the Hub: Boston, Massachusetts
Towering 54 floors up above the Back Bay neighborhood, Top of the Hub is these place for skyline views of Beantown and the Charles River.
At the top of the Prudential Center, it has 360-degree views, with peeks at Cambridge and the John Hancock building.
Also on the list in Boston is Legal Harborside.
Simon Pearce Restaurant: This Vermont eatery is located inside a restored 19th-century mill and overlooks a waterfall
Simon Pearce Restaurant: Quechee, Vermont
New England has its share of restaurants on the list, too.
Simon Pearce Restaurant in Vermont is located inside a restored 19th-century mill and overlooks a serene waterfall. In addition to delicious dishes and spectacular views, diners can also enjoy Pearce’s handmade glassware and pottery – which is made in the on-site workshop by a team of experts.
OpenTable’s Top 100 scenic restaurants in the US
Altius – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Bay House – Naples, Florida
Beachcomber Cafe – Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California
Bertrand at Mister A’s – San Diego, California
The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard – Canton, Ohio
Black Bass Hotel – Lumberville, Pennsylvania
Blue Moon Fish Co. – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Blue Ridge – Asheville, North Carolina
The Boathouse – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing – Richmond, Virginia
Boat House Waterfront Dining – Tiverton, Rhode Island
Boatyard – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Carrol’s Creek Cafe – Annapolis, Maryland
Catch LA – West Hollywood, California
Chart House Restaurant – Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Chart House Restaurant – Weehawken, New Jersey
Chicago Cut Steakhouse – Chicago, Illinois
Clinkerdagger – Spokane, Washington
Columbia Restaurant – SandKey – Clearwater, Florida
Dauphin’s – Mobile, Alabama
Different Pointe of View – Phoenix, Arizona
Duke’s – San Diego, California
Duke’s – Malibu, California
Eiffel Tower – Las Vegas, Nevada
El Five – Denver, Colorado
Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort – Paradise Valley, Arizona
EPIC Steak – San Francisco, California
Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens – Corona Del Mar, California
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck – Dallas, Texas
Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar – Charleston, South Carolina
Four Winds Steakhouse – Wills Point, Texas
Gaonnuri – New York, New York
Geoffrey’s Restaurant – Malibu, California
George’s Ocean Terrace – San Diego, California
The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach – Pensacola, Florida
Greens Restaurant – San Francisco, California
Harbor House – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Honu Seafood and Pizza – Lahaina, Hawaii
Il Fornaio – Coronado, California
Iridescence – Detroit, Michigan
Island Prime – San Diego, California
Jake’s Del Mar – Del Mar, California
Joe Muer Seafood – Detroit, Michigan
Kaluz Restaurant – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Lakehouse – Bay Shore, New York
La Mar by Gaston Acurio – Miami, Florida
Latitudes on Sunset Key – Key West, Florida
Legal Harborside – Floor 1 Restaurant and Market – Boston, Massachusetts
The Lobster – Santa Monica, California
Lobster Shop South – Tacoma, Washington
Lone Eagle Grille – Incline Village, Nevada
Mama’s Fish House – Paia, Hawaii
The Marine Room – San Diego, California
Mariposa – Sedona, Arizona
Mastro’s Ocean Club – Newport Beach, California
Mastro’s Ocean Club – Malibu, California
The Mill House – Waikapu, Hawaii
Mon Ami Gabi – Las Vegas – Main Dining Room – Las Vegas, Nevada
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto – Mt. Washington – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Mooring Restaurant – Newport, Rhode Island
The Ocean House Restaurant – Cape Cod – Dennis Port, Massachusetts
Ophelia’s on the Bay – Sarasota, Florida
Orchids at Halekulani – Honolulu, Hawaii
Oyster Loft – Pismo Beach, California
Pacific Coast Grill – Cardiff – Cardiff–By–The–Sea, California
Parc – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Perch LA – Los Angeles, California
Peter Shields Inn – Cape May, New Jersey
Pier W – Cleveland, Ohio
The Pink Door – Seattle, Washington
Portland City Grill – Portland, Oregon
Primavista – Cincinnati, Ohio
Prime – Huntington, New York
Poseidon – Del Mar, California
Rats Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture – Hamilton, New Jersey
Ray’s Boathouse – Seattle, Washington
River Cafe – Brooklyn, New York
RiverPark – New York, New York
Robert – New York, New York
The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus – San Francisco, California
Simon Pearce Restaurant – Quechee, Vermont
Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge @ Grand Plaza Hotel – St. Pete Beach, Florida
Splashes at Surf and Sand Resort – Laguna Beach, California
The Strand House – Manhattan Beach, California
Summit House – Fullerton – Fullerton, California
Sunset Terrace – Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, North Carolina
Tidepools – Poipu, Hawaii
Tom Hams Lighthouse – San Diego, California
Top of the Hub – Boston, Massachusetts
Top of the World Restaurant – Stratosphere Hotel – Las Vegas, Nevada
Trattoria Lisina – Driftwood, Texas
The Turtle Club – Naples – Naples, Florida
The Twisted Olive – Green, Ohio
Ulele – Tampa, Florida
Vast – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ventana Grill – St. Pismo, California
Vivace Restaurant – Tucson, Arizona
Waterbar – San Francisco, California
X2O Xaviars on the Hudson – Yonkers, New York