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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in Austin

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in Austin? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Blind Salamander Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.7 (382)
$50 and over
West Austin / Westlake
About the restaurant
Seafood-centric restaurant with sweeping panoramic views of the Fazio Foothills Golf Course and the Texas Hill Country. Featuring a daily selection of freshly shucked oysters, fresh fish, and local “garden-to-table” fare curated by two-time Heritage Fire Austin winner, Chef Francisco Baca. Delectable non-seafood selections include tender steaks and braised and grilled dishes. Enjoy creative hand-crafted cocktails from a garden-inspired menu at the bar or outdoor patio.

Planning a visit? We recommend making reservations to ensure a seamless dining experience. Simply drop us an email at blind.salamander@omnihotels.com or give us a call at 512.306.5885 for parties of six or more guests.

Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Barry is always so attentive and makes the experience special. The redfish was great. Compliments to the chef.
A photo of Nido restaurant
4.6 (971)
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
Bouldin Creek
About the restaurant
Luxury takes root in the heart of Austin at Nido, bringing the charm of the area together with the culinary techniques of coastal Europe, all perched above Lady Bird Lake and the energetic cityscape.

Nido is located on the rooftop of The Loren at Lady Bird Lake - recently named by Conde Nast Traveller and Travel & Leisure Magazine as "one of the hottest hotel openings in the world." Nido nods to the surrounding and native Hill Country, giving diners a one-of-a-kind respite to experience worldly-travel through food. Nido’s selection of carefully crafted, seasonal menus are internationally-inspired with a focus on classical technique.

Reservations are available for inside the dining room and the dining tables in the bar. Lounge seating is available on a walk in basis in the bar and on the terrace for drinks and snacks.

For more information, please visit https://www.thelorenhotels.com/cuisine/restaurant and follow @Nidoatx on Instagram.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
Phenomenal experience! Perfect Friday date night vibes - beautiful setting, super tasty dishes, and exceptional service (two gold stars for Nick!). We had watermelon & tomato, crab salad, scallops and the cod. Great selection of mocktails too - N'aperol Spritz, yes please!!!
A photo of P6 restaurant
4.5 (1075)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
Once home to a parking garage in the 1960s, P6 has been transformed into an intimate rooftop garden lounge space for open-air dining and drinks with sweeping views of Town Lake and the lush South Austin skyline.

The menu of Contemporary American small plates and inventive seasonal cocktails pairs well with technicolor Texas sunsets.

Open every evening and on weekends for brunch. See you on 6.

Reservations are highly recommended. Self-parking is available in the hotel parking lot for $10 for 3 hours. Please see host for discount.

Service pets ONLY allowed in outdoor space

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Todd our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. He made great suggestions from drinks to dessert. Todd also took the time to explain the bat experience and process to us. Todd continually checked on us throughout the night. Great experience overall!
A photo of Zanzibar restaurant
4.5 (718)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
About the restaurant
Seven stories up and a world away above Austin, Zanzibar is an escape from the everyday – a lush tropical restaurant terrace and pool oasis with stunning views of downtown Austin, but a restaurant experience that couldn’t be further from it. Serving up Tiki cocktails and island inspired small plate bites, discover good times for every taste – whether in high spirits or looking to lay low – Zanzibar always happens to be happening.
Top review
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
Great atmosphere and nice wait staff. Coo, tropical vibe. Great tasting drinks!
A photo of Bay View Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.4 (1599)
$30 and under
Horseshoe Bay
About the restaurant
Overlooking Horseshoe Bay, the dining experience at Bay View is sure to capture your imagination. Brilliant sunsets and sweeping views of the Texas Hill Country and Lake LBJ paired with adaptable indoor and outdoor spaces and a commitment to exceptional service make the atmosphere truly enjoyable. Our balanced menu, led by Chef William Rivera and his culinary crew, includes creative twists to classic dishes using thoughtfully selected ingredients. Whether you want something to sip while you watch the brilliant sunset, you’re celebrating a special occasion or anything in between, there’s always a comfortable seat here for you with a view. You'll See!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Food was amazing ambience even better! They do a sunset toast every night and I was picked as a special guest (it was my birthday) to ring the bell. Our waitress Sandy was amazing, checked on us throughout the night to make sure we were good. Definitely was a great night and would love to go back.
A photo of Waterfront Grill - Horseshoe Bay Resort restaurant
4.4 (69)
$30 and under
Horseshoe Bay
About the restaurant
Dining on the shores of Lake LBJ. Featuring chef inspired fresh seafood and scratch cuisine with bold flavors rooted in Southern + Mexican cuisine. From elevated seafood to fajita skewers, tenderloin chops, and a classic smash burger there’s something for everyone at Waterfront Bar & Grill. Unwind with stunning waterfront views, brilliant sunsets, and elevated dining outside on the lower patio or upper deck. Inside our casual dining rooms and bars have a relaxed costal feel. Gather with friends for signature cocktails crafted by our talented mixologists and a wide selection of local craft beers from top-notch breweries.

Brunch | Saturday & Sunday | 12PM - 3PM
Live Entertainment | Wednesday-Sunday | 6PM - 9PM

Bar Specials | Daily 4PM-10PM
Whiskey Flights Wednesdays
'Tini Thursdays
Friday Night Patron Margarita Flights
Sake Saturday
Sunday Funday

Culinary Specials | Daily 4PM-10PM
Wok Wednesdays
Taco Thursdays
Fajita Fridays
Sushi Saturday
Sunday Supper

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Ashley the hostess is the best so friendly and accommodating. Kayla is a great server and the food, drinks , and atmosphere was fantastic!
A photo of Azul Rooftop Lounge restaurant
4.3 (85)
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
About the restaurant
Welcome to Azul Rooftop Lounge -- the highest rooftop bar in Austin, TX!

We are 21+ rooftop bar + lounge.
Azul is on the 20th floor of the Westin Austin Downtown, and can be accessed via elevator. Say hi to the front desk to obtain a key card for your journey up!

We offer a 15-min grace period for reservations; don’t hesitate to give us a call if you are running late.

Weather Notice:
Please be aware that in the event of extreme weather, your reservation may be subject to cancellations.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
It was a nice experience, Ambience was good. Decent number of people, not crowded heavily and the lightings was perfect.
A photo of The Broken Coconut at Rules & Regs restaurant
4 (264)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Break the rules and bend the regulations at Rules & Regs, the best place in Austin to create your own escapade and enjoy libations day or night. Open to the public to enjoy the incredible views from the 7th floor rooftop terrace located inside Fairmont Austin.
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Always great views and great service from the team.
A photo of Laurel restaurant
3.9 (118)
$31 to $50
West Austin / Westlake
About the restaurant
Located in Hotel Viata in the scenic neighborhood of West Lake Hills just outside of Austin, Laurel highlights authentic coastal Italian cuisine with seasonal and local ingredients. Each experience is complemented by an extensive wine list and handcrafted cocktails curated by expert sommeliers and mixologists.

Nestled in Texas Hill Country, Laurel offers the perfect blend of urban sophistication and natural beauty for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or brunch dining experiences. Unwind on the outdoor patio designed for al fresco dining, complete with a grand fireplace to warm your meal under the stars.

Join us for live music on Friday and Saturday nights or Happy Hour every day from 4pm to 6pm. Visit us and make Laurel Restaurant your go-to spot for unforgettable moments, unique culinary experiences, and satisfying libations.

Top review
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
Great experience and excellent service. The restaurant was beautiful and I will definitely go again.
A photo of Limestone Rooftop restaurant
3.2 (22)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Enjoy radiant rooftop vibes over Rainey Street in Downtown Austin.

Located on the 16th floor of the Cambria Hotel Austin Downtown, Limestone Rooftop offers unmatched views of the Austin skyline from floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor terrace. Sip on specialty cocktails and taste our global-inspired menu to the soundtrack of Austin’s famous music scene. We offer small, sharable, tapas style plates.

We invite you to exude warmth and energy atop the city. Cool your palate among friends. Spark a connection as hot as the sun.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 21, 2024
The place is amazing. Service is good. I love pork belly tacos. The arepas could have be more tosty . The tuna tostada is no tasty at all. For such a great place with a great view the food could be more great.
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