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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in Virginia

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in Virginia? 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 Upper Shirley Vineyards restaurant
4.8
4.8 (166)
$30 and under
American
Richmond
About the restaurant
Upper Shirley Vineyards, perched above one of the most beautiful bends on the James River and surrounded by history, brings you the best of Virginia: culinary delights, award-winning wine, and events you’ll remember for a lifetime. Whether you’re looking for a day away or the best place to stage your dream wedding, Upper Shirley Vineyards will exceed your expectations.
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cmctdc
Dined on May 9, 2024
We have an annual visit for lunch on the porch with several old friends. This years visit didn’t disappoint. The service was spectacular, food delicious and the wine,as always, plentiful! We will continue our annual trips for sure!
A photo of Isle of Capri restaurant
4.7
4.7 (881)
$30 and under
Italian
Virginia Beach
About the restaurant
Home to authentic Italian cuisine and breathtaking views of the Virginia Beach oceanfront, oceanfront panoramic Virginia Beach views, the Isle of Capri is one of the more historic restaurants in Virginia Beach, under the helm of Chef Pasquale Arcese, and top-rated among locals and visitors alike. Featuring a carefully selected menu of over 260 international wines that are perfectly paired with our robust and flavorful Italian entrée and antipasti menus, Isle of Capri elevates the dining experience in Virginia Beach. Ride our express elevator to the 6th floor of the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach to begin your next amazing dining experience.
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JasonL
Dined 4 days ago
Outstanding from beginning to end. Some wonderful touches I haven't seen in many years, such as a salad made at the table. Great food, great view, wonderful time.
A photo of Ridge Room restaurant
4.7
4.7 (273)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Harrisonburg
About the restaurant
Head to our rooftop tavern to sip creative cocktails as you admire the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. The tavern offers thoughtfully-sourced, regionally inspired food, and premium alcoholic beverages.

Please note the restaurant has it's own entrance and elevator located to the left side of the building.

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KatherineBvip
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent brunch. Bottomless mimosas and yummy food. The avocado and smoked salmon toast was especially good. Can’t beat the rooftop location.
A photo of Chateau Morrisette restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3004)
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Floyd
About the restaurant
Family owned and operated in our 45th year of service. Chef Oshie is the third generation of the Morrisette family and trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, where he explored his passion for food and wine. Today Chef Oshie and his Sous Chef Ramel "Mel" Smith and their team masterfully create beautiful and delicious dishes that bring back the elegance and delight of fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere. Food pairings complement our award-winning wines in a fine dining experience. Sit fireside in winter or take in the view from the patio in warmer months, chosen by OpenTable diners as among the best in America. More than a dining experience, we invite guests to linger, enjoying the wine, views, and service long after dinner is over. Come be our guests....
** If you can not get a reservation through Open Table it means that we are fully booked. Please call 540-593-2865 to speak to reservation specialist or be put on the waitlist. Melissa Morrisette

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Love Chateau Morrisette. The food and the ambience was wonderful
A photo of Rockafeller's Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1635)
$30 and under
Seafood
Virginia Beach
About the restaurant
When visiting Rockafeller's, one of Virginia Beach's landmark seafood restaurants located on Rudee Inlet, customers can expect a casual atmosphere and a menu featuring fresh local seafood, steaks, pasta, sandwiches, Sunday Brunch, three course early bird specials and more! Our specials will provide you with the freshest fish and seafood offerings available in Virginia Beach. Don't forget that Rockafeller's award winning homemade desserts offer the perfect way to finish off your dining experience . First place winner of the 2022 East Coast She Crab Soup Classic. While there they can also feel good knowing that by supporting Rockafeller's they are also supporting one of the first Virginia Green restaurants. Large parties can be accommodated on a limited basis and we have private banquet facilities which can accommodate groups from 9 to 90. Please visit our website, www.rockafellers.com. Rockafeller's is committed to great service, freshly prepared food and environmental excellence.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
I forgot our waiters name but his service was exceptional. He gave us non stop service but with enough time to not being intrusive.
A photo of CrossKeys Bistro restaurant
4.5
4.5 (290)
$30 and under
American
Mount Crawford
About the restaurant
CrossKeys Bistro, located in Mt. Crawford, Virginia, serves upscale American-Mediterranean cuisine. The menu includes a range of items from shareable appetizers to elegant entrees. CrossKeys Bistro makes each item to order with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant also has an extensive wine selection, which can be paired to every menu option.

Start out your meal at CrossKeys Bistro with an order of the Mediterranean Plate or CrossKeys Sampler to share. Choose from menu items like the Reuben or Artic Salmon. Additionally, the restaurant serves brunch on Sundays with menu items like the French Toast Burger and Sunday morning Mimosa Flights. The Bistro also offers takeout services for guests who want to enjoy our cuisine in the comfort of their own home.

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EllenE
Dined 2 days ago
Our server was awesome. She was so upbeat and had such a positive attitude. She made our experience so pleasant .
A photo of TuLu Seaside Bar and Grill . restaurant
4.5
4.5 (264)
$30 and under
American
Virginia Beach
About the restaurant
Inspired by seaside health and farmer’s markets, Tulu Seaside Bar & Grill combines premium, locally-source ingredients with a relaxed, natural environment to create a fresh and healthy alternative to Oceanfront dining. Pressed juices, power bowls, over-sized salads, and regional elements put a bright, Tulu spin on American fare. Tulu’s inventive and modern bar features an extensive wine list, Virginia craft beers, and signature cocktails from Virginia Beach’s own Tarnished Truth Distilling Co. Tulu’s Seaside Bar & Grill includes an eye-catching patio and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Tulu is Walk-in only Friday-Sunday for the spring season (Until May 15th). We will be Walkin Only 7 days a week from May 15th-September 15th. We appreciate your understanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 14, 2024
Always a great experience at TulLu! We celebrated a birthday and our server was fun and accommodating! We love the vibe and the food was delicious! Let’s not forget the drinks too! We will be back soon! THANK YOU! ☺️
A photo of The Boathouse at Sunday Park restaurant
4.4
4.4 (4101)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Midlothian
About the restaurant
Named by Richmond Magazine as one of the best destinations for seafood and outdoor dining in the Richmond area, The Boathouse restaurant and event spaces wed impeccable waterfront views with authentic, locally-sourced cuisine. From the classically Southern shrimp and grits featuring sausage from Surry, VA to pizza made with authentic Italian recipes, the menu is distinctive and, most importantly, delicious.
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JosieW
Dined 5 days ago
We are from out of town and was looking for a nice restaurant with great food and views and this place exceeded our expectations and was wonderful if we are ever back up here we will be eating here again!
A photo of Island Shrimp Co. - Rocketts Landing restaurant
4.2
4.2 (495)
$30 and under
Seafood
Richmond
About the restaurant
For centuries, tropical port cities have served as the gathering places where people, culture, and cuisine collide. Warm hospitality, high spirits, and the intoxicating surrounding from paradise come to life at Island Shrimp Co.

So come relax and talk story on our patio overlooking the James River and city skyline. Soak up the tropical vibes and we'll treat you to a menu rooted in some of the world's most exciting island destinations. Don't skip the aloha pineapple boat entree, or the hula ice cream pie dessert!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
I truly loved the experience! I will be coming back soon with family and friends
A photo of Bee & Butter restaurant
3.8
3.8 (107)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Radford
About the restaurant
Enjoy the cozy comfort of Bee + Butter, the Highlander Hotel's rooftop restaurant. Featuring fresh interpretations of regional favorites, craft cocktails, local brews, and a curated wine list.
The amazing view will draw you in, but the amazing hospitality will invite you to stay.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 8, 2024
Not a fan of the food, loved tha ambience and rooftop was great.
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