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32 Restaurants With Spectacular Views

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1. Sierra Mar, Big Sur, Calif., U.S.A.

You're sitting: on top of a cliff At: Post Ranch InnLooking at: the Pacific Ocean Ordering: the nine-course Taste of Big Sur tasting menu
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You're sitting: on top of a cliff

At: Post Ranch Inn

Looking at: the Pacific Ocean

Ordering: the nine-course Taste of Big Sur tasting menu

2. Eagle's Eye, Golden, Canada

You're sitting: 7,700 feet above sea level after a 15-minute gondola lift rideAt: Kicking Horse ResortLooking at: the Purcell, Selkirk, and Rocky MountainsEating: local wild salmon
Eagle’s Eye at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort / Via kickinghorseresort.com

You're sitting: 7,700 feet above sea level after a 15-minute gondola lift ride

At: Kicking Horse Resort

Looking at: the Purcell, Selkirk, and Rocky Mountains

Eating: local wild salmon

3. Elements Restaurant, Scottsdale, Ariz., U.S.A.

You're sitting: on Camelback MountainAt: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Looking at: Paradise Valley, Ariz.Ordering: from a menu by Food Network star and executive chef Beau MacMillan
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain / Via sanctuaryoncamelback.com

You're sitting: on Camelback Mountain

At: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Looking at: Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Ordering: from a menu by Food Network star and executive chef Beau MacMillan

4. Sunset da Mona Lisa, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

You're sitting: at the tip of the bay of Cabo San LucasLooking at: the Pacific OceanEating: seafood and Italian food (i.e., homemade pasta and swordfish or sea bass)
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You're sitting: at the tip of the bay of Cabo San Lucas

Looking at: the Pacific Ocean

Eating: seafood and Italian food (i.e., homemade pasta and swordfish or sea bass)

5. Dasheene, St Lucia, West Indies

You're sitting: on an old cocoa plantation returned resort At: Ladera RestortLooking at: the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea Eating: local cuisine like potato and coconut soup and Caribbean lamb salad
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You're sitting: on an old cocoa plantation returned resort

At: Ladera Restort

Looking at: the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea

Eating: local cuisine like potato and coconut soup and Caribbean lamb salad

6. The River Cafe, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A.

You're sitting: under the Brooklyn BridgeLooking at: the East River, New York skyline, and the Statue of LibertyEating: poached Nova Scotia lobster, sweet and sour butternut squash, celery root purée, brussel sprout leaves
The River Cafe / Via rivercafe.com

You're sitting: under the Brooklyn Bridge

Looking at: the East River, New York skyline, and the Statue of Liberty

Eating: poached Nova Scotia lobster, sweet and sour butternut squash, celery root purée, brussel sprout leaves

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7. 6.8 Palopo, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

You're sitting: at shore of Lake Atitlan At: Casa Palopo Looking at: Toliman, Atitlán, and San Pedro VolcanosEating: Filet Robalo, grilled fish served with a fresh cilantro sauce or racks of lamb served with a mint and date sauce — ask for yucca chips on the side
Casa palopó / Via casapalopo.com

You're sitting: at shore of Lake Atitlan

At: Casa Palopo

Looking at: Toliman, Atitlán, and San Pedro Volcanos

Eating: Filet Robalo, grilled fish served with a fresh cilantro sauce or racks of lamb served with a mint and date sauce — ask for yucca chips on the side

8. Sanctuary Lodge, Cuzco, Peru

You're sitting: in the closest hotel to Machu Picchu At: Sanctuary Lodge HotelLooking at: Sacred Valley, Urubamba River, and Machu Picchu Eating: a traditional Peruvian meal
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You're sitting: in the closest hotel to Machu Picchu

At: Sanctuary Lodge Hotel

Looking at: Sacred Valley, Urubamba River, and Machu Picchu

Eating: a traditional Peruvian meal

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9. Le Jules Verne, Paris, France

You're sitting: 125 meters in the air, second floorAt: the Eiffel Tower (like, you're inside of it)Looking at: ParisEating: classic French cuisine
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You're sitting: 125 meters in the air, second floor

At: the Eiffel Tower (like, you're inside of it)

Looking at: Paris

Eating: classic French cuisine

10. torre d'alta mar, Barcelona, Spain

You're sitting: 75 meters high in an old port cable's tower Looking at: 360 degrees of Mediterranean Sea and Port VellWondering: what it was like to be at the 1929 Barcelona Universal Exhibition (The tower was originally built for it.)
torre d'alta mar / Via torredealtamar.com

You're sitting: 75 meters high in an old port cable's tower

Looking at: 360 degrees of Mediterranean Sea and Port Vell

Wondering: what it was like to be at the 1929 Barcelona Universal Exhibition (The tower was originally built for it.)

11. Rosellinis, Ravello, Italy

You're sitting: on a medieval fishing village on the Amalfi coast At: Palazzo Avino Hotel Looking at: the Mediterranean Sea and other pretty fishing villages Eating: two-star Michelin Italian fare with regional wine
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You're sitting: on a medieval fishing village on the Amalfi coast

At: Palazzo Avino Hotel

Looking at: the Mediterranean Sea and other pretty fishing villages

Eating: two-star Michelin Italian fare with regional wine

12. Piz Gloria, Mürren, Switzerland

You're sitting: on a summit 2,970 meters highAt: SchilthornLooking at: 200 Alpine summits, including Piz Gloria, the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaksOrdering:"Martini, shaken not stirred" at the James Bond bar or the James Bond breakfast Welcome to the Bond World 007. The 1969 James Bond 007 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service was filmed here.
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You're sitting: on a summit 2,970 meters high

At: Schilthorn

Looking at: 200 Alpine summits, including Piz Gloria, the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks

Ordering:"Martini, shaken not stirred" at the James Bond bar or the James Bond breakfast

Welcome to the Bond World 007. The 1969 James Bond 007 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service was filmed here.

13. Les Remparts, Eze, France

You're sitting: on the Côte d'Azur (aka the French Rivera) At: Château de La Chèvre d’OrLooking at: the Mediterranean Sea and St-Jean-Cap-FerratEating: Mediterranean dishes, because, you know, you're in the Mediterranean
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You're sitting: on the Côte d'Azur (aka the French Rivera)

At: Château de La Chèvre d’Or

Looking at: the Mediterranean Sea and St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Eating: Mediterranean dishes, because, you know, you're in the Mediterranean

14. Hotel Edelweiss, Mürren, Switzerland

You're sitting: on the sun terrace At: Hotel EdelweissLooking at: the big three of the Swiss Alps: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau Summits Drinking: beer
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You're sitting: on the sun terrace

At: Hotel Edelweiss

Looking at: the big three of the Swiss Alps: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau Summits

Drinking: beer

15. Strofi, Athens, Greece

You're sitting: at the edge of AcropolisLooking at: the Parthenon Eating: traditional Greek and Mediterranean cuisine (No ambrosia?)
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You're sitting: at the edge of Acropolis

Looking at: the Parthenon

Eating: traditional Greek and Mediterranean cuisine (No ambrosia?)

16. Milkla, Instanbul, Turkey

You're sitting: on the hotel rooftopAt: The Marmara PeraLooking at: Hagia Sophia and Topkapi PalaceEating: Turkish-Scandinavian food inspired by chef and owner Mehmet Gürs' background (i.e. North Aegean octopus and tahini ice cream)
Mikla / Via miklarestaurant.com

You're sitting: on the hotel rooftop

At: The Marmara Pera

Looking at: Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

Eating: Turkish-Scandinavian food inspired by chef and owner Mehmet Gürs' background (i.e. North Aegean octopus and tahini ice cream)

17. Vertigo, Bangkok, Thailand

You're sitting: in open-air at the 61st floor rooftop At: Banyan TreeLooking at: the heart of the business district, river, and city skylineEating: signature dishes like roasted snow fish, tenderloin, wagyu, or vertigo appetizer plate
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts / Via banyantree.com

You're sitting: in open-air at the 61st floor rooftop

At: Banyan Tree

Looking at: the heart of the business district, river, and city skyline

Eating: signature dishes like roasted snow fish, tenderloin, wagyu, or vertigo appetizer plate

18. Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood, Thailand

You're sitting: in a bamboo dining pod At: Soneva Kiri ResortLooking at: Gulf of Thailand's shoreline and an ancient rain forestEating: homemade Thai cuisine brought to you by a flying waiter
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You're sitting: in a bamboo dining pod

At: Soneva Kiri Resort

Looking at: Gulf of Thailand's shoreline and an ancient rain forest

Eating: homemade Thai cuisine brought to you by a flying waiter

19. Bukhari, Uma Paro, Bhutan

You're sitting: in a dramatic dining room named after the traditional Bhutanese fireplace — it's that cool thing in the center of the roomAt: Uma by COMO hotel Looking at: Paro ValleyEating: Bhutanese and international dishes with seasonal, locally sourced produce
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You're sitting: in a dramatic dining room named after the traditional Bhutanese fireplace — it's that cool thing in the center of the room

At: Uma by COMO hotel

Looking at: Paro Valley

Eating: Bhutanese and international dishes with seasonal, locally sourced produce

Also at Uma:

You're sitting in: the villa terrace At: Uma by COMO hotel Looking at: Paro ValleyHaving: a private dinner
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You're sitting in: the villa terrace

At: Uma by COMO hotel

Looking at: Paro Valley

Having: a private dinner

20. Tapasake, Island of North Malé Atoll, Maldives

You're sitting: on a Maldivian lagoon At: One&Only Reethi RahLooking at: Laccadive Sea in the Indian Ocean Eating: Japanese cuisine, with highest grade sushi and sashimi shipped from Tokyo
One&Only Resorts / Via reethirah.oneandonlyresorts.com

You're sitting: on a Maldivian lagoon

At: One&Only Reethi Rah

Looking at: Laccadive Sea in the Indian Ocean

Eating: Japanese cuisine, with highest grade sushi and sashimi shipped from Tokyo

21. Ayung Terrace, Sayan, Indonesia

You're sitting: on the terrance At: Four Seasons Resort Bali at SayanLooking at: the Ayung River and palm treesEating: Asian-inspired and Indonesian specialties
The Four Seasons / Via fourseasons.com

You're sitting: on the terrance

At: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Looking at: the Ayung River and palm trees

Eating: Asian-inspired and Indonesian specialties

22. Felix, Hong Kong, China

You're sitting: on the 28th floorAt: Peninsula HotelLooking at: Hong Kong skyline and harborIndulging in: European cuisineYou can catch the Symphony of Lights, a nightly multimedia show between Victoria Peak and Hong Kong Harbor.
The Peninsula / Via peninsula.com

You're sitting: on the 28th floor

At: Peninsula Hotel

Looking at: Hong Kong skyline and harbor

Indulging in: European cuisine

You can catch the Symphony of Lights, a nightly multimedia show between Victoria Peak and Hong Kong Harbor.

23. Kupu Kupu Barong Villas, Bali, Indonesia

You're sitting: in a split-level setting with outdoor terrace At: Kupu Kupu Barong VillasLooking at: the Aunug River and forestEating: Southeast Asian–French fusion
Kupu Kupu Resort / Via kupubarongubud.com

You're sitting: in a split-level setting with outdoor terrace

At: Kupu Kupu Barong Villas

Looking at: the Aunug River and forest

Eating: Southeast Asian–French fusion

24. Waterfalls Restaurant, San Pablo City, Philippines

You're sitting: at the foot of Labasin Falls At: Villa Escudero Resort Looking at: Labasin FallsEating: All you can eat lunch buffet. Labasin Falls is not actually a natural waterfall, but a spillway of the Labasin Dam. A slight bummer, but still cool.
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You're sitting: at the foot of Labasin Falls

At: Villa Escudero Resort

Looking at: Labasin Falls

Eating: All you can eat lunch buffet.

Labasin Falls is not actually a natural waterfall, but a spillway of the Labasin Dam. A slight bummer, but still cool.

25. Klein’s Camp, Serengeti, Tanzania

You're sitting: at the edge of Kuka HillsAt: andBeyond’s Klein’s CampLooking at: Serengeti National Park and the Masai Mara National Reserve
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You're sitting: at the edge of Kuka Hills

At: andBeyond’s Klein’s Camp

Looking at: Serengeti National Park and the Masai Mara National Reserve

26. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

You're sitting: at an altitude of 7,800 feet, at the rim the largest unbroken caldera in the worldLooking at: Ngorongoro Crater, the eighth Natural WonderEating: a private brunch
andBeyond / Via andbeyond.com

You're sitting: at an altitude of 7,800 feet, at the rim the largest unbroken caldera in the world

Looking at: Ngorongoro Crater, the eighth Natural Wonder

Eating: a private brunch

27. The Rock Restaurant, Zanzibar, Tanzania

You're sitting: on a rock Looking at: Michanwi Pingwe beach and the Indian Ocean Eating: the Rock Special (lobster, cigal, jumbo prawn, fish filet, and calamari all on the grill)
The Rock Restaurant / Via therockrestaurantzanzibar.com

You're sitting: on a rock

Looking at: Michanwi Pingwe beach and the Indian Ocean

Eating: the Rock Special (lobster, cigal, jumbo prawn, fish filet, and calamari all on the grill)

28. Delaire Graff Restaurant, Stellenbosch, South Africa

You're sitting: in the Cape WinelandsAt: The Delaire Graff EstateLooking at: Simonsberg Mountain Range and Estate vineyardsEating: kabeljou fish or free-range beef with bone marrow and oyster mushrooms
Delaire Graff Estate / Via delaire.co.za

You're sitting: in the Cape Winelands

At: The Delaire Graff Estate

Looking at: Simonsberg Mountain Range and Estate vineyards

Eating: kabeljou fish or free-range beef with bone marrow and oyster mushrooms

29. Wildman Restaurant, Northern Territory, Australia

You're sitting: in Mary River National Park Wetlands At: Wildman Wilderness LodgeLooking at: Mary River FloodplainsEating: pan-fried barramundi (fish) and tomato-braised lamb shanks
Anthology / Via wildmanwildernesslodge.com.au

You're sitting: in Mary River National Park Wetlands

At: Wildman Wilderness Lodge

Looking at: Mary River Floodplains

Eating: pan-fried barramundi (fish) and tomato-braised lamb shanks

30. Blu Bar on 36, Sydney, Australia

You're sitting: at Level 36At: Shagri-La HotelLooking at: Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Opera HouseDrinking: a $10,000 martini (the Diamond Martini: "Your choice of ultra-premium Vodka or gin! Oh, it also comes with a room..." the menu assures.)
Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. / Via shangri-la.com

You're sitting: at Level 36

At: Shagri-La Hotel

Looking at: Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Opera House

Drinking: a $10,000 martini (the Diamond Martini: "Your choice of ultra-premium

Vodka or gin! Oh, it also comes with a room..." the menu assures.)

31. Aria Restaurant, Sydney, Australia

You're sitting: on the waterfront of Sydney HarborAt: Aria Restaurant Looking at: Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House Eating: seaonal ingredient dishes like roasted Sicilian eggplant with basil, ricotta gnudi, and zucchini blossoms
Aria Restaurant / Via ariarestaurant.com

You're sitting: on the waterfront of Sydney Harbor

At: Aria Restaurant

Looking at: Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House

Eating: seaonal ingredient dishes like roasted Sicilian eggplant with basil, ricotta gnudi, and zucchini blossoms

32. Skyline Restaurant, Queenstown, New Zealand

You're sitting: 450 meters high at the top of Bob's peakAt: The Skyline Queenstown Looking at: Lake Wakatipu, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter Peak, Cecil Peak, and all of QueenstownEating: Taste of New Zealand buffet after an epic gondola ride
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You're sitting: 450 meters high at the top of Bob's peak

At: The Skyline Queenstown

Looking at: Lake Wakatipu, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter Peak, Cecil Peak, and all of Queenstown

Eating: Taste of New Zealand buffet after an epic gondola ride

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