Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America

Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in AmericaIn honor of summer vacation season, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group, has announced the 2014 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Featuring restaurants showcasing both natural and urban beauty that attract locals and travelers alike, the complete list includes award winners in 28 states, such as Chart House Restaurant in Monterey, California, Top of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Water’s Edge in Long Island City, New York. The geographically diverse state of California handily dominates with 38 winning restaurants. Washington follows with seven honorees, Hawaii with five, and Florida with four. Arizona, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Wyoming each have three award winners. Michigan and New Jersey have two apiece. Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia are also represented.

Diners delighted most in scenic views of the water, with oceanfront restaurants proving most popular, followed closely by lakeside and riverfront eateries. Cityscape establishments and those in natural settings were equally common on the list. American cuisine was most prevalent, followed by seafood. Chinese, French, Italian, Peruvian, and Polynesian fares are also present on the list.

“The spectacular vistas at these winning restaurants are as stunning as the delicious dishes the chefs are presenting,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “From breathtaking waterfront seating to sweeping city views, these restaurants represent the very best in destination dining around our beautiful country.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. 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 “scenic view” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at

2014 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America

360 Steakhouse-Harrah’s – Council Bluffs, Iowa
A Caprice – Tiburon, California
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge – Acme, Michigan
Alchemy Restaurant at Copperwynd Resort – Fountain Hills, Arizona
Armani’s – Tampa, Florida
Arnies – Mukilteo, Washington
Bali Hai Restaurant – San Diego, California
Baxter’s Lakeside Grille – Lake Ozark, Missouri
Beach House Restaurant at Lovers Point – Pacific Grove, California
Beau’s On The River – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Bertrand at Mister A’s – San Diego, California
Boat House Waterfront Dining – Tiverton, Rhode Island
Bon Appetit – Dunedin, Florida
Bridges Restaurant – Grasonville, Maryland
Calcutta Grill-Golf Club at Newcastle – Newcastle, Washington
California Market at Carmel Highlands – Carmel, California
Cannons Seafood Grill – Dana Point, California
Canyon Kitchen – Sapphire, North Carolina
Castle Hill Inn – Newport, Rhode Island
The Celestial Steakhouse – Cincinnati, Ohio
Chart House – Atlantic City, New Jersey
Chart House – Cardiff, California
Chart House – Dana Point, California
Chart House – Monterey, California
Chart House – Newport, Kentucky
Chart House – Portland, Oregon
Christy Hill – Tahoe City, California
Compass Arizona Grill-Hyatt Regency – Phoenix, Arizona
Couloir – Teton Village, Wyoming
Cusp Dining & Drinks – La Jolla, California
Different Pointe of View – Phoenix, Arizona
Dockside Restaurant – York Harbor, Maine
The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge – Bodega Bay, California
Eagle’s Nest-Hyatt Regency – Indianapolis, Indiana
El Encanto Dining Room – Santa Barbara, California
The Fish Market – San Diego, California
Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado
Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant – Carnelian Bay, California
Giada-The Cromwell – Las Vegas, Nevada
Glass-wine. bar. kitchen. at Ledges Hotel – Hawley, Pennsylvania
The Granary Restaurant – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge at The Geneva Inn – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Harbor House – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Harbor Restaurant – Santa Barbara, California
High Finance Restaurant at the Top of the Tram – Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Hobbit Restaurant – Ocean City, Maryland
Isabela on Grandview – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Island Lava Java Bistro – Kailua, Hawaii
Island Prime – San Diego, California
Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing – Mukilteo, Washington
Ivar’s Salmon House – Seattle, Washington
Jake’s Del Mar – Del Mar, California
JJ Astor – Duluth, Minnesota
Kimball’s Kitchen – Duck, North Carolina
La Costanera – Montara, California
Lone Eagle Grille – Incline Village, Nevada
The Marine Room – La Jolla, California
McCormick & Kuleto’s Seafood Restaurant – San Francisco, California
Michel’s at the Colony Surf – Honolulu, Hawaii
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto-Mt. Washington – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Moonraker – Pacifica, California
Moss Beach Distillery – Moss Beach, California
Mural Room-Grand Teton Lodging Company – Moran, Wyoming
Nick’s Cove – Marshall, California
Ocean – Kennebunkport, Maine
Orange County Mining Co. – Santa Ana, California
Pacific’s Edge Restaurant – Carmel, California
Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant – Tuckerton, New Jersey
Primavista – Cincinnati, Ohio
Queensview Steakhouse – Long Beach, California
Ray’s Boathouse – Seattle, Washington
Reading Room Restaurant at The Bar Harbor Inn – Bar Harbor, Maine
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm – Lovettsville, Virginia
River Crab – St. Clair, Michigan
River’s End – Jenner, California
Sea Venture – Pismo Beach, California
Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge – Salisbury, Massachusetts
Seasons At The Ocean House – Westerly, Rhode Island
Seven Seas – Hartland, Wisconsin
Severn Inn – Annapolis, Maryland
The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood – Honolulu, Hawaii
Sorrento’s Ristorante – Chelan, Washington
The Spinnaker – Sausalito, California
Spinner’s Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge-Grand Plaza Hotel – St. Pete Beach, Florida
Summit House Restaurant – Enumclaw, Washington
Sunset Terrace-Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, North Carolina
Sutro’s at the Cliff House – San Francisco, California
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse – San Diego, California
Top of the Mark – San Francisco, California
Top of the World Restaurant-Stratosphere Hotel – Las Vegas, Nevada
Top of Waikiki – Honolulu, Hawaii
‘Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii
Vast-Devon Tower – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Veranda Restaurant – Fallbrook, California
Vue on 30A – Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Water’s Edge – Long Island City, New York
West at Hotel Angeleno – Los Angeles, California
West Shore CafĂ© – Homewood, California
World Famous – San Diego, California
WP24 by Wolfgang Puck – Los Angeles, California

Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America by visiting the OpenTable “Dining Check” blog.