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32 Restaurants With Spectacular Views

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2. Eagle's Eye, Golden, Canada

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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

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

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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 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.

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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

7. 6.8 Palopo, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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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

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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


10. torre d'alta mar, Barcelona, Spain

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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

12. Piz Gloria, Mürren, Switzerland

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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’Or

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

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


16. Milkla, Instanbul, Turkey

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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

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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

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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

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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

20. Tapasake, Island of North Malé Atoll, Maldives

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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

22. Felix, Hong Kong, China

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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.

24. Waterfalls Restaurant, San Pablo City, Philippines

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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.

26. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

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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

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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

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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

30. Blu Bar on 36, Sydney, Australia

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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

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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

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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