The flowers are in full bloom, the sun is shining—and everyone enjoys taking scenic routes during the summer. And what better to pair the idyllic experience with than delicious food?
This week, OpenTable released its annual 100 Most Scenic Restaurants list. Based on analysis of more than 10 million verified reviews, the list honors restaurants with spectacular sights, ranging from natural wonders to glowing cityscapes. So here are eight striking beauties in top destinations for your meeting or event, or to simply enjoy time off while visiting!
Bertrand at Mister A’s (San Diego)
Only a few minutes from downtown San Diego, Bertrand at Mister A’s offers a French fine-dining experience at eye level with jetliners. The view encompasses the entire city, including the San Diego Bay skyline. Several rooms can host groups and full buyouts are available for 300 seated.
Dauphin’s (Mobile, Alabama)
Atop the recently resorted Trustmark Bank Building, Dauphin’s serves “classic coastal” cuisine, which includes Creole and Caribbean dishes, amid panoramic views of Mobile Bay. Its seasonal menus emphasize farm-to-table and local ingredients. Dauphin’s also has a special kitchen table for private groups of up to six people.
Different Pointe of View (Phoenix)
Located in the Pointe Hilton, Different Pointe of View sits on a mountain at 1,800 feet above the Valley of the Sun. Local and organic ingredients are incorporated in the restaurant’s contemporary American dishes. Different Pointe of View hosts more than 150 special events per year. Its Terrace Room can hold 140 standing and 120 seating.
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck (Dallas)
Five Sixty is Chef Wolfgang Puck’s first fine-dining restaurant in Dallas. The landmark building is part of the city skyline, standing at 560-feet tall (50 stories). The elegant and modern interior includes floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the restaurant, providing 360-degree views as guests delight in outstanding Asian cuisine. The Main Dining Room can seat 175 and host 250 reception style.
Flagstaff House (Boulder, Colorado)
Since 1985, chef Mark Monette has been treating diners to his unique, “French with Asian accents” cuisine at Flagstaff House. The restaurant has attracted the Emperor and Empress of Japan along with the Prime Minister of Japan and his foreign ministers. Only a five-minute drive from Boulder, Flagstaff House provides a variety of group accommodations with a capacity of 200 people.
Portland City Grill (Portland, Oregon)
Portland City Grill serves up USDA Prime steaks, fresh Hawaiian Pacific Coast and Alaskan seafood with a Northwest, island and Asian twist. In the restaurant, guests enjoy a sweeping look at downtown Portland and the Cascade Mountains. Several private rooms can hold groups ranging from six to 120 people seated or 175 for a cocktail event.
Top of the World Restaurant (Las Vegas)
Part of the Stratosphere Hotel, Top of the World Restaurant fulfills the promise of its name. At 840 feet above the valley floor, guests can enjoy 360-degree views in the contemporary steakhouse. There are several private dining options, including Level 107 Sky Lounge and the Observation Deck, which can accommodate 2,200 standing and 350 seated.