Nothing takes the breath away better than fine dining amidst the world’s most spectacular views. These “OMG” moments are classified with breathtaking scenery and sophisticated architectural design. Feast your eyes on multi-starred menus with beaches, mountains or the occasional shark as the backdrop scene. Next time you’re looking for a fanciful meal with one-of-a-kind views, make reservations at one of these most spectacular restaurants with a view.
SkyCity at the Needle – Seattle, WAHigh dining in the northwest doesn’t get any better than remarkable skyline and Puget Sound view while feasting on local, sustainable seafood. The restaurant revolves slowly around the needle to showcase The Cascades and Rainier (on a sunny day). Whether your palate craves local Alaskan salmon or a Kobe Beef Tenderloin, you’ll discover the best of fine dining at SkyCity. Reservations are recommended.
Hotel Edelweiss Restaurant – Mürren, SwitzerlandThis hotel’s restaurant and garden terrace showcase the luxury of the Swiss Alps. The garden terrace sits up to 80 people who daydream at the snow-capped Eiger, Monach, and Jungfrau mountains. To say the least, the views are jaw dropping and the food (did we mention desserts?) is mouthwatering.
Tosca in Kowloon – Hong KongLocated atop a Ritz Carlton, this dining experience features dramatic views and elegant foods. The restaurant follows a strict dress code and child policy to provide a grandiose Italian experience. The view gets visitors punch-drunken amazed at Hong Kong’s skyline, shoreline and backdrop mountainous views.
Le Panoramic Mountain Restaurant at Brevent – Chamonix, FranceBask in the sun and Mount Blanc’s beauty at Le Panoramic’s indoor-outdoor restaurant, where the snowcapped mountaintops, glacier and valley views will probably distract you from the amazing food.. Accessible via car or gondola ride, the breathtaking views make visitors often forget they are in France. Now for the food, the restaurant serves Savoyarde and a variety of soups, salads and pasta, all served with the TLC of French cooking.
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant – Rangali Island, MaldivesLocated in the Conrad Hotel and Resort, dine 16-feet below the ocean’s surface for an unforgettable aquatic experience. Savor fine contemporary European cuisine in your very own human sized 180-degree view fish bowl. The restaurant follows a strict dress code policy; therefore, no floundering around in beachwear and flip-flops. The experience is highly therapeutic, promoting slow food and healthy digestion.
Ristorante Grotta Palazzese – Puglia, ItalyCarved within the walls of a limestone rock, get a modern day caveman experience overlooking the Adriatic Sea. This one-of-a-kind atmosphere is spectacular. Not many restaurants have a cookie-cut approach on a shoreline stone, but what is more amazing than the view is that the restaurant has hosted banquets since the 1700’s.
Asiate – New York CityThe famous New York City skyline melts the heart of Big Apple lovers. Located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Asiate offers a skyline view of mid-town Manhattan’s sky rise buildings. Enjoy this Asian-inspired cuisine as you drool gazing out of 16-foot windows. City dwellers and urban frolickers find peace, love, and tasty treats at this 35th floor restaurant.
Elizabeth is a fitness professional, workshop presenter and freelance writer. She is an active traveler who treks the globe looking for interesting stories to write and places to photograph. Her most significant travel achievements include living and volunteering in Australia twice and studied yoga in India.