For diners looking to broaden their travels and enjoy astonishing scenery as they feast — from wooded overlooks to twinkling skylines and everything in between — look no further than our list of the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America 2018 offering stunning views across the country. This list offers the perfect scenery for everyone.
Whether you’re looking for oceanside views at Geoffrey’s Restaurant in Malibu, California, or breathtaking skyline sunsets at River Cafe in Brooklyn, New York, this year’s Most Scenic Restaurant winners have got you covered – spanning across 25 states and offering a variety of stellar views. California remains on top this year with 28 restaurants among the honorees, followed by Florida with 13 winners and New York with seven. Spanning east to west from Rhode Island to Oregon and north to south from Wisconsin to Texas, 24 additional states are also among those represented.
Those looking to enjoy American classics can choose from over 35 restaurants on the list; diners craving surf and turf can treat themselves to more than two dozen options, each, across several states. The complete list represents a diverse mix of menus for all palates, including Asian, French, Italian, Latin, Mediterranean, and more.
The 100 Most Scenic Restaurants list for 2018 list is generated solely from more than 12 million verified OpenTable diner reviews for more than 28,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. collected between June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “scenic views” was selected as a special feature.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America 2018, according to OpenTable diners:
Eiffel Tower – Las Vegas, Nevada
Mon Ami Gabi – Las Vegas – Main Dining Room – Las Vegas, Nevada