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100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2018

Take in the best views while you travel this summer. Our 100 Most Scenic Restaurants list for 2018 highlights restaurants that offer breath-taking views of nature, cityscapes and travel-worthy landmarks. The list of honorees is based on an analysis of 12,000,000+ reviews of more than 28,000 restaurants across the country—all submitted by verified diners. Don't forget to #traveldeliciously this summer.

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As Voted by OpenTable Diners
Updated August 16, 2018
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Altius

$$$$
Contemporary American
Mt. Washington
4.9
5056 reviews
So happy that we choose this restaurant for our honeymoon dinner!

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Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

$$$$
French
Milwaukee
4.8
5064 reviews
Wonderful experience. The staff was outstanding! The food was fabulous!

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Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

$$$$
Californian
Newport Beach
4.8
8101 reviews
Excellent our favorite lunch spot. We have been coming here monthly. Kobe burger and fried chicken sandwich with awesome fries overlooking the ocean 50 yards away. The best. Casual casual dress. Enthusiastic wait staff.

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Mister A's

$$$$
Contemporary French / American
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.9
6748 reviews
We went to Mr A’s for 4th of July to watch the fireworks from above. It was an amazing dinner. The food, service and fireworks were all outstanding!! Mr A’s is always a good choice for brunch, lunch or dinner! Never disappoints!!! We’re anxiously waiting for the next chapter!

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The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard

$$$$
Italian
Canton
4.8
6312 reviews
Went here and my boyfriend proposed outside before dinner! It was so beautiful, and the salmon I had was the best I’ve ever eaten. We are downstairs and it was so quiet and relaxing, 10/10 would recommend The Bistro.

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Black Bass Hotel

$$$$
International
Lumberville
4.7
3408 reviews
Great dinner spot on the Delaware River. Always good food and great atmosphere

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Blue Ridge

$$$$
Southern
Asheville
4.7
3745 reviews
Marvelous as always. Food was great, but they ran out oysters early. :(

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The Boathouse

$$$$
American
Lake Buena Vista
4.8
10801 reviews
Great experience Gillian D at host desk is outstanding.

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The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

$$$$
Seafood
Richmond
3.9
4463 reviews
Food was delicious, service was great and we could watch the dragon boats

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Boat House Waterfront Dining

$$$$
Seafood
Tiverton
4.8
5719 reviews
The Boat House always knocks it outta the park. We’ve always had superb meals and service. Ya just can’t beat it. PLUS the views of the water are stunning.

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Boatyard

$$$$
Seafood
Harbordale
4.6
4181 reviews
So pleased with all our food choices, including the vegetarian/vegan options. Snapper was really good, and power greens salad was WOW. It exceeded our expectations. Fun environment and lots of positive energy. We plan to return.

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Catch LA

$$$$
Seafood
West Hollywood
4.6
8166 reviews
Food was delicious, service was great. Donuts dessert was amazing. Great evening and great food

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Chart House Restaurant - Lake Tahoe

$$$$
Seafood
Stateline
4.6
5801 reviews
For our 28th anniversary, we decided to celebrate the occasion by enjoying a nice evening out at dinner in the always scenic and amicable mountains of Tahoe. After many years of dining in the region, we chose the Charthouse due to previous experience and especially its always above and beyond detail to service and quality. This is one of our very best dining recommendations to anyone seeking pure bliss. Perfection Personified!

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Chart House Restaurant - Weehawken

$$$$
Seafood
Weehawken
4.7
10217 reviews
You wont be disappointed with the place.

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Chicago Cut Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
River North (Chicago)
4.8
8592 reviews
Staff are always TRUE professionals, they make the meal

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Clinkerdagger

$$$$
Seafood
Spokane
4.6
4237 reviews
We had a great experience. Calamari were fabulous!

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Columbia Restaurant - SandKey

$$$$
Spanish
Clearwater
4.7
7014 reviews
Food here is absolutely amazing. Ate here twice during a vacation in the area. The wait staff is incredible. You are able to sit and enjoy your food without the rush of getting up from your seat in a certain amount of time. The sangria is one of the best drinks I’ve ever had. The sangria is prepared tableside giving it a special flare. I can’t say enough good things about this place. If you’re in the area would definitely recommend !!!!

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Dauphin's

$$$$
Contemporary American
Mobile
4.7
3299 reviews
Great food, wonderful view, friendly and professional staff!

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Different Pointe of View

$$$$
Contemporary American
North Central Phoenix
4.6
3828 reviews
Absolutely amazing in every way. The food was delicious, service was impeccable, prices are not overly expensive, and the views were breathtaking. I will definitely go back.

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Duke's La Jolla

$$$$
Seafood
La Jolla
4.7
4770 reviews
This establishment is amazing! We arrived about 30 minutes early in order to request outside seating near the railing; and it was granted! The view are breathtaking and the food was well seasoned! Our hostess was attentive and we received a complimentary Hula desert in honor of my husbands birthday. We will return😘!

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Duke's Malibu

$$$$
Seafood
Malibu
4.6
5427 reviews
Haven’t been here since before Covid. Same amazing place as before. Service was excellent and the food was amazing as always

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Eiffel Tower

$$$$
French
Paris Hotel and Casino
4.7
21350 reviews
The Eiffel Tower restaurant experience is worth it. I highly suggest paying extra for the window. The food and the service were great.


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El Five

$$$$
Mediterranean
Highlands
4.7
3029 reviews
Great service with perfect recommendations from our server. Fantastic experience!


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elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

$$$$
Unspecified
Central Scottsdale
4.7
5163 reviews
Sheshito peppers a must and the pork chop. Generous salads too.

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EPIC Steak

$$$$
Steakhouse
SOMA
4.7
6789 reviews
PHENOMENAL! Our server Jessie went above and beyond. He was super considerate and informative. We definitely felt like we were being taken care of. The views were spectacular. The food was outstanding. It was the perfect place for two along the water. Our food was so good and the portions were hearty. It wasn't small. I want to go back !!

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Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens

$$$$
American
Corona del Mar
4.7
7672 reviews
Lovely garden surroundings.

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Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown Charleston
4.7
6326 reviews
Service great. Good great. I ordered mussels for an appetizer. Description included tomato in broth but there were none. Still good just not what I expected

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Four Winds Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Wills Point
4.7
3119 reviews
We showed up early and they seated us right away, meal was fantastic, everyone friendly. Great Valentine’s Day dinner! We will be back!

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GAONNURI

$$$$
Korean
Midtown West
4.6
3584 reviews
Always a great experience! Love this restaurant!

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Geoffrey's Restaurant

$$$$
Californian
Malibu
4.6
7306 reviews
Came here for my bday and it didn’t disappoint. Food was amazing but the service was excellent! Our waitress Paris was so attentive and through. Can’t wait to go back again.

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The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach

$$$$
Seafood
Pensacola
4.7
5294 reviews
Wonderful views, wonderful staff, wonderful meal. Only complaint was the noise level. It was so loud in there.

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Greens Restaurant

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
4.6
9802 reviews
Always love dining here for the creative gourmet vegetarian and the excellent service


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Harbor House

$$$$
Seafood
Milwaukee
4.7
6894 reviews
Everything was wonderful.

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Honu Oceanside

$$$$
Seafood
Lahaina
4.8
4197 reviews
Amazing dining experience!!

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Il Fornaio - Coronado

$$$$
Italian
Coronado
4.4
4729 reviews
Birthday Celebration. Server was great. Drink and menu items limited due to supplies.

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Island Prime

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.7
6560 reviews
Tomahawk steak was cooked perfectly. Great staff and ambiance highly recommended

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Jake's Del Mar

$$$$
American
Del Mar
4.7
8191 reviews
Everything was perfect. The noise level was from The ocean. We loved it’

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Joe Muer Seafood - Detroit

$$$$
Seafood
Detroit
4.5
4919 reviews
Our server, Bridgette,was phenomenal. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and very friendly. The Brussel sprouts and slaw are divine! My Barramundi dish was exquisite. Everyone enjoyed their food. Dessert was top notch. Definitely would recommend Joe Muer to friends and family. All staff we came in contact with were very happy and helpful. The view is amazing, easy parking and convenient to stroll the riverfront before or after dinner.

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The Lakehouse

$$$$
Contemporary American
Bay Shore
4.8
2352 reviews
Great server. Great food. Great view.

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Latitudes Key West, FL on Sunset Key

$$$$
Contemporary American
Key West
4.8
11795 reviews
One of, if not the best experience, I have had dinning in the U.S. No wonder you can’t find any open dinner reservations for months :). Highly recommend to anyone visiting Key West.

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Legal Sea Foods - Harborside

$$$$
Seafood
Seaport
4.6
5330 reviews
Great food and really good service

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Lobster Shop South

$$$$
Seafood
Tacoma
4.6
3448 reviews
We had a wonderful dinner. Our server did a fantastic job, the food was excellent, and the view was great, as always. Especially love the berry salad and yummy scallops! Thanks also to the bar for adding cucumbers to our cocktails! Highly recommend!

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Mama's Fish House

$$$$
Fish
Paia
4.9
37110 reviews
The food and service was excellent! Not to mention a beautiful view. Can't wait to come back.

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The Marine Room

$$$$
Seafood
La Jolla
4.7
6405 reviews
Celebrated my husbands parents 50th anniversary with a group of 7. The location and views speak for themselves. The service did not disappoint. Our server was at tentative, and genuinely friendly. The food was outstanding, most specifically the octopus, beef tartare, lobster bisque and gnocchi. We dined for 3 hours and were not rushed. Our tab with cocktails, and wine was pretty steep but given that the quality of the restaurant, service and food was on par it was worth it for such a special occasion.

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Mariposa

$$$$
Latin / Spanish
Sedona
4.7
9331 reviews
Incredible - all of it. I’ve eaten at a lot of fine dining establishments and this is one of the best.

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Mastro's Ocean Club - Malibu

$$$$
Steakhouse
Malibu
4.5
5361 reviews
the experience was excellent. we are pleased with the food, wine , and desserts

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Mastro's Ocean Club - Newport Beach

$$$$
Steak
Newport Beach
4.8
7172 reviews
Celebrating our 41st Anniversary at Mastro's in Newport Beach. We made a reservation and noticed it was for the bar area. I called and spoke with Miranda and asked if she could put us at a nice table. She was super friendly and said absolutely! We had a beautiful view table on the patio. Our server was Emi accompanied by Francisco. Service was outstanding! Thank you Emi for helping to make our evening special! We started with the Mastro Martini...outstanding! Appetizer, we had the Ahi tuna tartare. The bone-in ribeye is the best I've had! The truffle gnocchi is excellent but very rich. Ending our evening with the chocolate sin cake...WOW! Thank you everyone at Mastro's for such a wonderful evening! Cheers to celebrating with you again soon!!

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Mon Ami Gabi - Las Vegas - Main Dining Room

$$$$
French
Paris Hotel and Casino
4.7
29399 reviews
Amazing food , staff , service and ambiance!

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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

$$$$
Seafood
Mt. Washington
4.8
6765 reviews
This restaurant, located on the top of the apartment building in Mt. Washington offers unparalleled view of the city. It almost steals the show from the actual food. Obviously the menu is geared towards fish dishes. Meals are very nicely prepared and presented. Service was top-notch.

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The Mooring Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Newport, Rhode Island
4.6
7933 reviews
Waitress was excellent, loved the view while dining, food was delicious! Thank you

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The Ocean House Restaurant - Cape Cod

$$$$
Contemporary American
Dennis
4.9
4310 reviews
Good friends and OH, a perfect combination! Amazing in every aspect! Food, service and ambience!

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Ophelia's on the Bay

$$$$
Contemporary American
Siesta Key
4.8
5019 reviews
Beautiful setting with excellent service and quality food. Excellent for special occasions, but a little too pricey for everyday dining.

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Orchids at Halekulani

$$$$
Mediterranean
Waikiki
4.7
4385 reviews
Servers are impeccably amazing and professional had an amazing experience. I had been to many up-skill restaurants and this one top it for me.

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Oyster Loft

$$$$
Seafood
Pismo Beach
4.7
2873 reviews
My partner and I were visiting Pismo Beach for the first time and loved the location right on the, the patio at sunset was spectacular. We enjoyed the fresh oyster selection, the crudo pepper seared hamachi, was incredible. I enjoyed the black cod. All of the food was so fresh, the service was friendly and really knowledgeable and pointed us in the best directions when deciding the menu.

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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

$$$$
Seafood
Cardiff By The Sea
4.7
6538 reviews
Granddaughter in town for a visit. Seating facing the ocean was a bonus. When my granddaughter continually stated OMG! This good! … this sums up our evening at Pacific Coast Grill. Special thanks to Rachel T for the great service and food recommendations.

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Parc

$$$$
French
Rittenhouse Square
4.8
14074 reviews
Great spot for outside dining and people watching. Professional service, tasty food.


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Perch LA

$$$$
French American
Downtown
4.6
9313 reviews
A must rooftop bars in LA. My wife and I were very pleased with ambiance, drinks, food, and service. Very polite hosts, servers, and bartenders! Would love to bring out of towers here! We visited on a Monday evening.


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Peter Shields Inn

$$$$
American
Cape May
4.8
5444 reviews
Excellent as always! Food was wonderful and Chris our server was outstanding as usual!!

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Pier W

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lakewood
4.8
8374 reviews
Fantastic views - make reservations for when they open and you have a better chance to score a window view table. AWESOME lobster bisque and presentation is GREAT. Service always above and beyond. Beautiful restaurant with great food and they have decaf cappuccino!

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The Pink Door

$$$$
Italian
Belltown / Pike Place Market
4.8
6581 reviews
Favorite meal in Seattle!

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Portland City Grill

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.5
8407 reviews
Stunning views, food & drinks were delicious! Definitely taking anyone who comes to visit us in WA. Can’t get much better than this place!

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Poseidon

$$$$
Seafood
Del Mar
4.8
4439 reviews
This is our favorite place to eat in Del Mar. The food is excellent the staff is on point all day every day and you can’t beat the view!

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Primavista

$$$$
Italian
Cincinnati
4.8
4861 reviews
Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Great views of downtown Cincinnati. Wonderful food. Total Cincinnati gem!

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Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar, Huntington, NY

$$$$
American
Huntington
4.6
6478 reviews
Delicious food in a beautiful environment. Great bar serving up tasty cocktails. Whether you sit indoors or outdoors, you will have an exceptional dining experience. The views outdoor on a summer night make it next level. Service is attentive but came out a little fast....salads were still on the table when entrees came out. Otherwise a near flawless dinner.

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Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture

$$$$
Contemporary French
Princeton
4.5
6248 reviews
Great food, great service, beautiful surroundings at the outside table.

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River Cafe

$$$$
American
DUMBO / Vinegar Hill
4.8
8016 reviews
The food there was outstanding. There is a lot of old traditions that they uphold which is nice if you are into that but I do not think it’s necessary because the food is really the star. Overall a great experience that I would love to do again.

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Robert

$$$$
Contemporary American
Columbus Circle
4.6
7475 reviews
Excellent, with special kudos to the ambiance, luxurious spacing between tables. cocktails and beautifully presented food. Service was professional and courteous.

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The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown / Union Square
4.7
4792 reviews
Excellent food and service! Love love love the Rotunda!


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Simon Pearce Restaurant

$$$$
American
Quechee
4.8
4836 reviews
Picture perfect setting!

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Spinners Rooftop Grille

$$$$
Contemporary American
St. Pete Beach
4.4
4913 reviews
My husband and I spent our anniversary here. Our meal was fantastic! You cannot beat the view, and the service was top notch. Definitely recommend for a special occasion!

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Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

$$$$
American
Laguna Beach
4.6
3826 reviews
As usual an Amazing experience and over the top food quality and service!!! Jhoanna the Server and the Manager were very pleasant and attentive! Overall outstanding !!

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Summit House - Fullerton

$$$$
Prime Rib
Fullerton
4.8
5842 reviews
Great food! Excellent service and the ambiance great!!

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Sunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park Inn

$$$$
American
Asheville
4.6
4932 reviews
Anniversary

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Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

$$$$
Seafood
Poipu
4.7
4233 reviews
This restaurant is amazing. The table for 6 in the gazebo was absolutely beautiful. Our server was exceptional and the food, dessert, wine and Keoki coffee just fantastic!

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Tom Hams Lighthouse

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.7
5427 reviews
The setting is awesome and the service was excellent as were the appetizer Brussels sprouts. Paella is usually a delicious blend of many flavors and spices …… A difficult dish to make well … so we looked forward to something special. We had high expectations …. … that were disappointed. The that paella that night was dry and boring

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Top of the World Restaurant - The STRAT Hotel & Casino

$$$$
Steakhouse
The STRAT Hotel & Casino
4.5
19162 reviews
Very good service and atmosphere. Meal is not so expensive. Food are amazing.


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Trattoria Lisina

$$$$
Italian
Driftwood
4.7
6183 reviews
Trattoria Lisina always offers a lovely dining experience. The food is excellent and our server was great!

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The Twisted Olive

$$$$
American
Canton
4.7
4494 reviews
Every visit to Twisted Olive has been excellent. Our server Livingston was great and recognized us for celebrating our 42 wedding anniverary.

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Ulele

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.7
10755 reviews
Great food, a bit noisy in the upper level room, but nothing we couldn't handle ;P

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Vast

$$$$
American
Oklahoma City
4.7
5398 reviews
Service was awesome and they made us feel very welcome

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Ventana Grill

$$$$
Latin American
Pismo Beach
4.4
2627 reviews
As locals, this is one of our favorite restaurants. This review is for our experience 8/4/2022. The food is good. The view is amazing, the service could not have been better. Our server Mattie was fantastic, as was the busboy working the entire floor. We didn't get his name, but he had dark curly hair and a silver earing. He not only was attentive to all of the diners, getting whatever extras they needed to enjoy their meals, and superb at clearing plates without being obtrusive, he was constantly walking through the dinning room looking for where he was needed. He was the busboy of every waitperson's dream. The Ventana Grill has never disappointed us.

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Vivace Restaurant

$$$$
Italian
Foothills
4.8
7335 reviews
My go to place in Tucson, The staff is so personable and accommodating,Beautiful setting And the food is consistently delicious .

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Waterbar

$$$$
Seafood
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.6
9245 reviews
It couldn't have been a better way to celebrate a birthday! We took a ferry from Alameda, and after a short, scenic walk to Waterbar, we enjoyed excellent wines, oysters, entrées and service at an outside table with a great view. We'll be back!

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X2O Xaviars on the Hudson

$$$$
Contemporary American
Yonkers
4.5
8113 reviews
Beautiful venue for a restaurant, right on the Hudson River. We went for a Sunday Brunch, and although moderately expensive, well worth the money. Food and service were excellent. Nice choice of menu items, and delicious "pass around" food, which included lamb chops. All in all, a wonderful dining experience.

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