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100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2019

Take in the best views while you travel this summer. Our 100 Most Scenic Restaurants list for 2019 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 30,000 restaurants across the country—all submitted by verified diners.

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As Voted by OpenTable Diners
Updated April 08, 2021
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71Above

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.7
3551 reviews
All staff were friendly and attentive. Food was excellent.


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Altius

$$$$
Contemporary American
Mt. Washington
4.9
5055 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
5019 reviews
As usual, an excellent meal and overall experience.

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Beach House Restaurant- Kauai

$$$$
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Poipu
4.6
7978 reviews
Our waiter Bill was terrific ! I have very severe nut allergy and he and the kitchen were great about working around it. Beautiful view! A perfect Hawaiian evening

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Mister A's

$$$$
Contemporary French / American
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.8
6726 reviews
Amazing food amazing experience

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The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard

$$$$
Italian
Canton
4.8
6234 reviews
We celebrated our 37th Wedding Anniversary. Dinner was delicious and our server, Dirk, was outstanding.

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Blue Ridge

$$$$
Southern
Asheville
4.7
3695 reviews
Great views. Excellent service. Love the fireplace. Worth going to see how beautiful The Grove Park Inn is!

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Boat House Waterfront Dining

$$$$
Seafood
Tiverton
4.8
5554 reviews
The food and service were fantastic. The place is beautiful with an incredible view.

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The Boathouse

$$$$
American
Lake Buena Vista
4.8
10664 reviews
Good food swift service. The severs greet you with a smile. 5 star experience

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Bygone

$$$$
American
Harbor East
4.6
2397 reviews
It was a little busy when we got there. We had to flag down the waiter because we were waiting so long to order. But once we ordered things came at an appropriate time. I had text the restaurant about some request which they didn’t know about. And they had never responded to them. Over all it was a memorable time for us both.

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Catch LA

$$$$
Seafood
West Hollywood
4.6
7990 reviews
Superb!!! A wonderful bday celebration !!! Thank you!

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Cecconi's Dumbo

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
DUMBO / Vinegar Hill
4.5
3433 reviews
The restaurant atmosphere was outstanding with great views of the Manhattan bridge.

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Chart House - Atlantic City

$$$$
Seafood
Atlantic City
4.7
5053 reviews
Fantastic food, staff was on top of everything. Will be back.

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Chart House Restaurant - Lake Tahoe

$$$$
Seafood
Stateline
4.6
5684 reviews
Special place to hang out! Our server was excellent and the food delicious! We'll be back!

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Chart House Restaurant - Weehawken

$$$$
Seafood
Weehawken
4.7
10119 reviews
Our Waiter Amin was fantastic. Food was delicious and drinks were superb.

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Chicago Cut Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
River North (Chicago)
4.8
8479 reviews
The food was delicious! Our server, Tony, and his trainee, Kelly were awesome! Thank you for a great experience.

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Coast Guard House

$$$$
Seafood
Narragansett
4.8
4410 reviews
It’s a beautiful venue. The food and service were outstanding. Had chowder and a lobster roll. Yum!

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Coasterra

$$$$
Seafood
Harbor Island
4.6
5477 reviews
Great service! The ambiance and view is one of the best in San Diego.


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Columbia Restaurant - SandKey

$$$$
Spanish
Clearwater
4.7
6896 reviews
Just a wonderful experience!! Food was incredible and the service spot on.

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The Crow's Nest

$$$$
Seafood
Venice
4.6
3085 reviews
Arrived fifteen minutes early for our reservation and were promptly seated. The waitress was competent, knew her job and did a good job of making the evening enjoyable. There were four of us and not a plate removed from the table with food not eaten, another way of saying it was good. Would recommend.

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Dauphin's

$$$$
Contemporary American
Mobile
4.7
3229 reviews
Exquisite Wonderful The service was impeccable!!!

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Boston

$$$$
Steakhouse
Seaport
4.4
5824 reviews
Birthday Celebration!!!!

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - New York City

$$$$
Steakhouse
Midtown West
4.7
10974 reviews
Amazing from beginning to end. All of our great family experiences from here on in NYC will start here.

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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$
Unspecified
Downtown
4.5
3997 reviews
Excellent restaurant experience in every way. The food was delicious. They even have a dedicated vegan menu. My wife and I were soaring over Portland. Great staff and waitress was excellent.


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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

$$$$
Seafood
Longboat Key
4.8
6132 reviews
Kenny was our sever and he did a fantastic job!

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Eiffel Tower

$$$$
French
Paris Hotel and Casino
4.7
20935 reviews
We had a lovely evening, with a spectacular view. The staff was very attentive and provided great suggestions of foods and wines. A beautiful place to visit.


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El Five

$$$$
Mediterranean
Highlands
4.7
2947 reviews
Amazing location, not your standard fare menu - got out of our comfort zone. I love paella though and this was completely worth it! Get the scallops added on - they are to die for! It was a little too salty but didn't stop us from eating it all.


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EPIC Steak

$$$$
Steakhouse
SOMA
4.6
6684 reviews
We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. The service was wonderful and we were greeted with congratulations and a card! Table view was fabulous and the food was amazing. We received a complimentary glass of champagne too. Thank you Epic you made us feel very welcome and special.

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Farmers Fishers Bakers

$$$$
American
Georgetown
4.2
11390 reviews
DELICIOUS! All the staff were welcoming and nice! Host, Melissa, was SO nice! They were jam-packed but service was still quick and food arrived quickly. We had the fish tacos and Shrimp Scampi and both were TO DIE FOR! Definitely a must if you’re in DC!

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Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown Charleston
4.6
6262 reviews
The food was absolutely wonderful and we loved eating right on the water. Would definitely recommend the jumbo shrimp and grits!

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Fleetwood's On Front St.

$$$$
Seafood
Lahaina
4.7
7526 reviews
Great atmosphere, with amazing food and drinks! Highly recommend!

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GAONNURI

$$$$
Korean
Midtown West
4.7
3525 reviews
Great Korean food with amazing city view - a perfect spot for Friday night.

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Giada - The Cromwell Las Vegas

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
The Strip
4.5
17271 reviews
Food was delicious! Great service. High quality. Waiter was incredible. Highly knowledgeable.


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Gibsons Italia

$$$$
Steakhouse
River North (Chicago)
4.8
1891 reviews
Great meal!

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The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach

$$$$
Seafood
Pensacola
4.8
5197 reviews
Food was delicious and you can't beat $2.50 mimosas.

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Greens Restaurant

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
4.6
9734 reviews
Lovely experience, especially at sundown.


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Harbor House

$$$$
Seafood
Milwaukee
4.8
6826 reviews
Tremendous views of Lake Michigan, excellent food, good service

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Hell's Kitchen - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

$$$$
American
Caesars Palace
4.7
32057 reviews
The scallops was ok, but everything else was worth it! Will definitely come back and recommend to friends and family.

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House Without a Key

$$$$
Contemporary American
Waikiki
4.7
1854 reviews
Great experience! The food and drinks were awesome! We enjoyed the entertainment.

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Il Fornaio - Coronado

$$$$
Italian
Coronado
4.4
4665 reviews
The best view, romantic and excellent food

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Island Prime

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.7
6430 reviews
Exceptional food and atmosphere. The service is always superior and the choices on the menu will appeal to anyone looking for a high end restaurant that is still very comfortable. Enrique, our server, was awesome.


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Jake's Del Mar

$$$$
American
Del Mar
4.7
8070 reviews
Jake's is awesome - every seat in the restaurant has a great view, and the service and food always wonderful!

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Kimo's Restaurant Maui

$$$$
Seafood
Lahaina
4.6
6383 reviews
Sasha was an awesome waitress. The food was great and the music was fabulous!

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Kyle G's Prime Seafood

$$$$
Seafood
Stuart
4.7
5112 reviews
The only thing I thought could improve is the lobster Basque with chunks of lobster. There were no chunks of lobster. Just a few little pieces in the middle of the bisque. But the extra attention you have us for our aniversary was onset the top wonderful Thanks for the good time.🥂

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Latitudes Key West, FL on Sunset Key

$$$$
Contemporary American
Key West
4.8
11678 reviews
Everything was great from start to finish. Drinks were delicious and so was the food. Our server Alex was so friendly and nice. Portions were great and the meat melted in our mouths. Can’t wait to go back.

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Legal Sea Foods - Harborside

$$$$
Seafood
Seaport
4.6
5250 reviews
Great table and view. Love all the gluten free options.

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Lobster Shop South

$$$$
Seafood
Tacoma
4.5
3381 reviews
We were here celebrating my mother's 90th birthday.The staff was exceptional, the views outstanding and the food was good.

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Lucia's on the Lake

$$$$
Italian
Buffalo
4.9
3268 reviews
My favorite restaurant! Always great, consistent food and drinks! Wait staff and bussers are attentive and outstanding! Another great birthday at Lucia's!

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Mama's Fish House

$$$$
Fish
Paia
4.9
36658 reviews
Best meal of my entire life!!!! Amazing views, great staff - and truly outstanding meal.

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The Marine Room

$$$$
Seafood
La Jolla
4.7
6310 reviews
The perfect way to celebrate our anniversary. A dinner we will always remember!

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Mariposa

$$$$
Latin / Spanish
Sedona
4.7
8992 reviews
The fried avocado appetizer was heavenly. The halibut special was delicious. The views were breathtaking!

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Mastro's Ocean Club - Malibu

$$$$
Steakhouse
Malibu
4.6
5283 reviews
Our server Paris was fantastic and the food was great!

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Mon Ami Gabi - Las Vegas - Main Dining Room

$$$$
French
Paris Hotel and Casino
4.7
28949 reviews
Amazing food and lovely atmosphere!

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Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village

$$$$
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Kaanapali
4.5
3121 reviews
Delicious with great service!

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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

$$$$
Seafood
Mt. Washington
4.8
6665 reviews
From the valet parking to the host who sat us, and all of the wait staff, the service was impeccable. Incredible calamari, crab cakes and swordfish for dinner. The side dishes were definitely meant for two. We tried all of the desserts and were wowed by all. And there is no finer view in the city

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The Mooring Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Newport, Rhode Island
4.7
7765 reviews
It was excellent.

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Oyster Loft

$$$$
Seafood
Pismo Beach
4.7
2812 reviews
It’s so nice to be able to have an intimate dinner with your husband and be able to hear each other talk! So romantic!

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The Ocean House Restaurant - Cape Cod

$$$$
Contemporary American
Dennis
4.9
4146 reviews
James was so helpful and professional! Food is out of this world.

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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

$$$$
Seafood
Cardiff By The Sea
4.7
6336 reviews
Very nice staff and gorgeous view. Food was outstanding!

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Parc

$$$$
French
Rittenhouse Square
4.8
13886 reviews
Parc is always one of our go to restaurants! We can aways count on Parc for a great day out in the city. Our server, Stephen, was so great & attentive. He was excellent with customer conversation as well which made the experience all the more special.


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Perch LA

$$$$
French American
Downtown
4.6
9172 reviews
Birthday dinner. There is no special dessert for birthday gueats.


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Pier W

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lakewood
4.8
8233 reviews
Beautiful setting hanging off into Lake Erie! If you can get a window seat you’ll have the best views. The staff was very helpful in getting us as close to the window as possible! Food and service is top! I’d say most people are there celebrating a milestone and they try to make it feel special. Would recommend

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The Pink Door

$$$$
Italian
Belltown / Pike Place Market
4.8
6447 reviews
Really, enjoyed our meal. The waiter was good, he was especially helpful in helping us decide on a wine.

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Portland City Grill

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.5
8307 reviews
Really good

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Primavista

$$$$
Italian
Cincinnati
4.8
4771 reviews
Delightful and delicious. Looking forward to next visit.

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Prime Catch on the Waterfront

$$$$
Seafood
Boynton Beach
4.6
4569 reviews
Excellent. On the water with a cool breeze fabulous food

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The Pump House

$$$$
Southern
Rock Hill, South Carolina
4.6
5168 reviews
Gorgeous view and good food.

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Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture

$$$$
Contemporary French
Princeton
4.5
6063 reviews
Had an enjoyable lunch at Ratz. Food service was a little slow but the wait staff was excellent.

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Ray's on the River

$$$$
Steak
Sandy Springs
4.5
12789 reviews
My husband’s birthday. I ordered the sea scallops and the topping was not very good. The underlying sweet potato purée and veggies was not a good combo.

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River Cafe

$$$$
American
DUMBO / Vinegar Hill
4.8
7943 reviews
Favorite restaurant of all time! The food, the service, the view are all outstanding. Very special place

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Robert

$$$$
Contemporary American
Columbus Circle
4.6
7443 reviews
Great view overlooking Central Park. Menu selection is limited. Had the burger which was fine. More about the location and views and ambience. Service was great

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Rusty Pelican Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Newport Beach
4.5
5213 reviews
Everything was great.

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Salt Rock Grill

$$$$
Seafood
Indian Rocks Beach
4.7
6290 reviews
We love our table and our waiter, Michael V. Service was very efficient and not rushed. Our appetizer and dinner was excellent and served hot. Everything came out exactly as we ordered.

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Salty's on Alki Beach

$$$$
Seafood
West Seattle/Alki
4.8
8025 reviews
Amazing views, food and service. It was a treat to come here again after so many years. I had the presidential salad with grilled sourdough bread! We went on Monday when bottles of wine are half off. Still thinking about how good the salad was.

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Salty's on the Columbia

$$$$
Seafood
Northeast Portland
4.7
6425 reviews
Fabulous food, heavenly views, and the most courteous wait staff and manager! And happy hour can’t be beat!!

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Sam's Chowder House

$$$$
Seafood
Half Moon Bay
4.6
5060 reviews
We came for our annual anniversary lunch and we’re seated promptly outside at a table with a gorgeous view. Our server, Karla, was delightful and very attentive. Drinks were icy cold and delicious, the oysters fresh and meaty, the ceviche unique, and the fish and chips was crispy and light. Of course we will be back!

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Sea Watch Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Lauderdale by the Sea
4.6
6531 reviews
Great ambiance, good food. Eat early to get a seat with a view

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Sequoia

$$$$
American
Georgetown
4.5
6166 reviews
Our group of six had a wonderful dinner to celebrate a birthday. Our server Ellie, helped make the evening special for all of us.

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Signature Room at the 95th

$$$$
American
Gold Coast / Streeterville
4.5
6407 reviews
The ambience from the architecture of this beautiful restaurant is stellar! It’s above and beyond what I hoped and imagined it to be, with spectacular views of Chicago from the clouds that you can’t get anywhere else. Combine that with excellent high-quality cuisine and service befitting a Royal, The Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building truly makes this my favorite restaurant in this city!

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Simon Pearce Restaurant

$$$$
American
Quechee
4.8
4745 reviews
the noise level was the water going over the dam, so for me it was part of the ambience and pleasure of being on the porch

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Slanted Door

$$$$
Vietnamese
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.3
10342 reviews
Our waiter, Grey, was delightful. He gave us a good wine recommendation and was very attentive. Lovely eating experience.

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Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Miami

$$$$
Steakhouse
South Beach
4.5
6572 reviews
Awesome experience, even better food!


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Summit House - Fullerton

$$$$
Prime Rib
Fullerton
4.8
5773 reviews
It’s always a treat to celebrate a special occasion at Summit House!

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Sunset Terrace - Omni Grove Park Inn

$$$$
American
Asheville
4.6
4812 reviews
Sasha did a great job of making recommendations, offering suggestions for pairings, and she was very pleasant. Sasha was very energetic and engaging. Great service from her. The food and the view were exceptional.

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Tavern on the Green

$$$$
American
Midtown West
4.6
13781 reviews
Excellent service, the waitress was wonderful and the food was amazing. It was raining so the patio wasn't set up but on the whole it was still a beautiful setting.

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Tom Hams Lighthouse

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown / Gaslamp
4.7
5354 reviews
Sat outside. The view was spectacular. Service and food fantastic.

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Trattoria Lisina

$$$$
Italian
Driftwood
4.7
6098 reviews
Everything was great. Grace did an amazing job.

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The Twisted Olive

$$$$
American
Canton
4.7
4398 reviews
Service was fantastic and the drinks and dessert were perfect!

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Ulele

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.7
10583 reviews
This place blew us away! We were introduced to Ulele at the Tampa airport and finally decided to try the REAL thing! We were not disappointed! The atmosphere is really unique and a added bonus for any art lovers! Food was spectacular - you have to get the chargrilled oysters! Service was impeccable- Deja was one of the best servers we’ve had (and my husband and I have been in the restaurant industry for over 20 years). Next time we’re in Tampa, this is on our must list

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Vast

$$$$
American
Oklahoma City
4.7
5308 reviews
View, Ambiance, Food was Extra Extraordinaire. Relaxing and never felt rushed my party of 5 was quite impressed. Truly a Fine Dining Experience!

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Ventana Grill

$$$$
Latin American
Pismo Beach
4.4
2582 reviews
Awesome service, view, staff--all above our expectations!

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Vic's on the River

$$$$
Southern
Savannah
4.5
10688 reviews
Vic’s on the River was a great place get great upscale local seafood and our waitress was absolutely darling and was truly sweet and wonderful. The even let us go on the terrace and look at the view over river street. Will definitely come back to this place next trip!

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Vivace Restaurant

$$$$
Italian
Foothills
4.9
7233 reviews
Vivace has earned the best Tucson Restaurant based on the outstanding entrees, the beautiful views, and the impeccable service. The Spinach Salad and Caesar Salad are delicious and huge! The chicken risotto and manicotti are scrumptious. Our server Omid is one of the best servers we have ever had! Monday night and the restaurant was packed! The wine list is extensively created and fairly priced!

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Waterbar

$$$$
Seafood
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.6
9116 reviews
We started the evening with the Zonin Prosecco that’s available during happy hour. Then we at switched to The Queen Bee for dinner with The Oak Grilled Filet of Beef and the Milk Poached Halibut. We followed dinner with a glass of Vietti and a glass of M. Chapoutier with our dessert of Chocolate Mousse. Everything was exceptional!

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