Looking for a table with a view for your next summer night out? OpenTable just released their 2014 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for Most Scenic Restaurants.
Whether you’re looking for a sun-drenched table on a private Hawaiian beach or a panoramic vista of the New York City skyline, these restaurants serve up delectable cuisine paired with postcard-worthy views. This year’s list of winning restaurants with breathtaking views is based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews for more than 19,000 restaurants nationwide.
It’s no surprise that California, with its dramatic coastal views, dominates with 38 winning restaurants; Washington follows with 7 honorees, Hawaii with 5 and Florida with 4. Restaurants don’t need to be oceanfront to wow diners — desert backdrops and majestic mountains put Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming on the list, too.
With 100 restaurants to choose from, here’s a cheat sheet for picking a view that fits your mood:
For beachfront viewing of Hawaiian sunsets: Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Ka’upulehu, HI
For panoramic cityscapes of the New York City skyline: Water’s Edge – Long Island City, NY
For a breathtaking perch in the Blue Ridge Mountains: Sunset Terrace-Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, NC
For a revolving post overlooking the Gulf of Mexico: Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge-Grand Plaza Hotel – St. Pete Beach, FL
For tableside whale watching: Pacific’s Edge – Carmel, CA
For 360-degree views of the Strip and Nevada desert: Top of the World Restaurant-Stratosphere Hotel – Las Vegas
For dreamy desertscapes: High Finance Restaurant at the Top of the Tram – Albuquerque, NM
For floor-to-ceiling views of the Grand Tetons: The Granary Restaurant – Jackson Hole, WY
For a sweeping panorama of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains: Ray’s Boathouse – Seattle
See the full list of OpenTable’s Most Scenic Restaurants here.
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