100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2016

100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2016

Restaurants in California, Washington, and Florida Earn Most Honors; Winners Span 34 States

As hungry sightseers travel around the nation this summer, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, today unveiled the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2016. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Highlighting restaurants set against dramatic urban backdrops to those located along breathtaking waterfronts, the complete list features winning restaurants in 34 states and includes Duke’s in Malibu, The Rainbow Room in New York, and Seven Glaciers in Girdwood, Alaska. The coastal state of California earned nearly one quarter of winning restaurants with 24, followed by Washington with 10, and Florida with seven. Michigan, Nevada, and New York boast four honorees apiece. Arizona, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia have three each. Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, and Utah all claim two honorees. Alaska, Alabama, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wisconsin are also represented.
American fare restaurants were most common on the list, but seafood also proved popular. International menus, such as Asian, global, Latin American, and Peruvian are present as well as diner favorites French, Italian, and steakhouse cuisines.

“Whether they’re perched atop a city skyscraper or nestled on a mountainside, this year’s winning restaurants provide awe-inspiring views that showcase all the beauty of their surroundings for locals and travelers seeking a front-row seat to a city’s natural or manmade splendors,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “A dining experience at any of these honorees is the most delicious way to get a true sense of place when vacationing or exploring your own hometown.”

The 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America list is generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “great for outdoor dining” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners.

2016 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America

15 Point Road – Portsmouth, Rhode Island
360 Steakhouse-Harrah’s – Council Bluffs, Iowa
A Caprice – Tiburon, California
ACQUA – Forest Lake, Minnesota
Altius – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Arnie’s – Edmonds, Washington
Arnies – Mukilteo, Washington
Baxter’s Lakeside Grille – Lake Ozark, Missouri
Beachcomber Café- Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California
Bertrand at Mister A’s – San Diego, California
The Blue Point – Duck, North Carolina
Blue Ridge – Asheville, North Carolina
The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing – Richmond, Virginia
The Boat House at Sunday Park – Midlothian, Virginia
Boat House Waterfront Dining – Tiverton, Rhode Island
Bon Appetit – Dunedin, Florida
Central Park BoatHouse – New York, New York
The Chart House – National Locations
Chateau Morrisette – Floyd, Virginia
Christy Hill – Tahoe City, California
Clinkerdagger – Spokane, Washington
Coach Insignia – Detroit, Michigan
Cygnus 27 – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Dauphin’s – Mobile, Alabama
Different Pointe of View – Phoenix, Arizona
The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn – Newport, Rhode Island
Duke’s Chowder House – Tacoma, Washington
Duke’s Malibu – Malibu, California
Edgewood Restaurant – Stateline, Nevada
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck – Dallas, Texas
Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado
Four Winds Steakhouse – Wills Point, Texas
Friday’s Station Steak & Seafood Grill-Harrah’s Lake Tahoe – Stateline, Nevada
The Garden Restaurant – Salt Lake City, Utah
Gulfstream Café – Garden City, South Carolina
Harbor House – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Hobbit Restaurant – Ocean City, Maryland
Il Fornaio – Coronado, California
Iridescence – Detroit, Michigan
Island Prime – San Diego, California
Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing – Mukilteo, Washington
Jake’s Del Mar – Del Mar, California
Kemoll’s Italian Restaurant – St. Louis, Missouri
La Costanera – Montara, California
Latitudes – Key West, Florida
Le Vigne at Montaluce Winery – Dahlonega, Georgia
Lobster Shop South – Tacoma, Washington
Mama’s Fish House – Paia, Hawaii
The Marine Room – La Jolla, California
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto-Mt. Washington – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ocean – Kennebunkport, Maine
The Ocean House Restaurant – Dennis Port, Massachusetts
Old Oyster Factory – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Ophelia’s on the Bay – Sarasota, Florida
Orange County Mining Co. – Santa Ana, California
Palisade – Seattle, Washington
The Patio at Las Sendas – Mesa, Arizona
Pearl’s Saltwater Grille – Savannah, Georgia
Pier W – Cleveland, Ohio
Portland City Grill – Portland, Oregon
Poseidon – Del Mar, California
Primavista – Cincinnati, Ohio
The Rainbow Room – New York, New York
Ray’s Boathouse – Seattle, Washington
Restaurant at the Getty Center – Los Angeles, California
Rick’s Café Boatyard – Indianapolis, Indiana
River Café – Brooklyn, New York
River Crab – St. Clair, Michigan
River’s End – Jenner, California
RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge – Louisville, Kentucky
The Roof Restaurant – Salt Lake City, Utah
Rustic, Francis’s Favorites – Geyserville, California
Rusty Scupper – Baltimore, Maryland
Salty’s on Alki Beach – Seattle, Washington
Salty’s on the Columbia – Portland, Oregon
Salute E Vita Ristorante – Richmond, California
Sea Watch Restaurant – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
SEA180 Coastal Tavern – Imperial Beach, California
Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge – Salisbury, Massachusetts
Seven Glaciers – Girdwood, Alaska
Shadowbrook Restaurant – Capitola, California
Simon Pearce Restaurant – Quechee, Vermont
SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle – Seattle, Washington
Spindletop – Houston, Texas
Spinner’s Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge-Grand Plaza Hotel – St. Pete Beach, Florida
Summit House Restaurant – Fullerton, California
Sunset Terrace-Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, North Carolina
Sutro’s at the Cliff House – San Francisco, California
The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza – Atlanta, Georgia
thirty-two – Biloxi, Mississippi
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse – San Diego, California
Top of Binion’s Steakhouse – Las Vegas, Nevada
Top of the Hub – Boston, Massachusetts
Top of the World Restaurant-Stratosphere Hotel – Las Vegas, Nevada
Vast-Devon Tower – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ventana Grill – St. Pismo, California
Vivace Restaurant – Tucson, Arizona
Wyebrook Farm Market & Café – Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
X20 Xaviars on the Hudson – Yonkers, New York
Yamashiro – Hollywood, California

Diners can also read more about the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2016 by visiting the OpenTable blog.