The 100 most scenic restaurants in the US

OpenTableThe Mill House in Waikapu, Hawaii is as magical as it gets.

There are plenty of things to consider when choosing the perfect restaurant – and in the world of Instagram, the scenery can be just as important as the quality of the food.

Restaurant booking site OpenTable has rounded up the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in the US in 2018 in order to find out where you’ll get the best photos while you dine.

The list was generated based on the reviews of over 12 million verified OpenTable diners between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018 for more than 28,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington D.C.

In order to determine the top 100, the restaurants were scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews which selected “scenic views” as a special feature.

25 states feature in the final list, with California, Florida, and New York coming out on top.

From seaside views to sparkling skylines, scroll down to see the 100 most scenic restaurants in the US, ranked in alphabetical order.


Altius — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro — Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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The Bay House — Naples, Florida

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Beachcomber Cafe, Crystal Cove — Newport Coast, California

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Bertrand at Mister A’s — San Diego, California

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The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard — Canton, Ohio

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Black Bass Hotel — Lumberville, Pennsylvania

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Blue Moon Fish Co. — Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Blue Ridge — Asheville, North Carolina

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The Boathouse — Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing — Richmond, Virginia

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Boat House Waterfront Dining — Tiverton, Rhode Island

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Boatyard — Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Carrol’s Creek Cafe — Annapolis, Maryland

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Catch LA — West Hollywood, California

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Chart House Restaurant — Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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Chart House Restaurant — Weehawken, New Jersey

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Chicago Cut Steakhouse — Chicago, Illinois

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Clinkerdagger — Spokane, Washington

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Columbia Restaurant, SandKey — Clearwater, Florida

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Dauphin’s — Mobile, Alabama

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Different Pointe of View — Phoenix, Arizona

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Duke’s — San Diego, California

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Duke’s — Malibu, California

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Eiffel Tower — Las Vegas, Nevada

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El Five — Denver, Colorado

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Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort — Paradise Valley, Arizona

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EPIC Steak — San Francisco, California

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Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens — Corona Del Mar, California

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Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck — Dallas, Texas

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Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar — Charleston, South Carolina

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Four Winds Steakhouse — Wills Point, Texas

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Gaonnuri — New York, New York

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Geoffrey’s Restaurant — Malibu, California

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George’s Ocean Terrace — San Diego, California

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The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach — Pensacola, Florida

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Greens Restaurant — San Francisco, California

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Harbour House — Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Honu Seafood and Pizza — Lahaina, Hawaii

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Il Fornaio — Coronado, California

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Iridescence — Detroit, Michigan

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Island Prime — San Diego, California

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Jake’s Del Mar — Del Mar, California

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Joe Muer Seafood — Detroit, Michigan

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Kaluz Restaurant — Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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The Lakehouse — Bay Shore, New York

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La Mar by Gaston Acurio — Miami, Florida

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Latitudes on Sunset Key — Key West, Florida

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Legal Harborside — Floor 1 Restaurant and Market, Boston, Massachusetts

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The Lobster — Santa Monica, California

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Lobster Shop South — Tacoma, Washington

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Lone Eagle Grille — Incline Village, Nevada

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Mama’s Fish House — Paia, Hawaii

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The Marine Room — San Diego, California

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Mariposa — Sedona, Arizona

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Mastro’s Ocean Club — Newport Beach, California

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Mastro’s Ocean Club — Malibu, California

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The Mill House — Waikapu, Hawaii

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Mon Ami Gabi — Las Vegas, Nevada

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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto — Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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The Mooring Restaurant — Newport, Rhode Island

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The Ocean House Restaurant — Dennis Port, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Ophelia’s on the Bay — Sarasota, Florida

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Orchids at Halekulani — Honolulu, Hawaii

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Oyster Loft — Pismo Beach, California

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Pacific Coast Grill — Cardiff–By–The–Sea, California

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Parc — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Perch LA — Los Angeles, California

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Peter Shields Inn — Cape May, New Jersey

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Pier W — Cleveland, Ohio

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The Pink Door — Seattle, Washington

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Portland City Grill — Portland, Oregon

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Primavista — Cincinnati, Ohio

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Prime — Huntington, New York

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Poseidon — Del Mar, California

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Rats Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture — Hamilton, New Jersey

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Ray’s Boathouse — Seattle, Washington

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River Cafe — Brooklyn, New York

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RiverPark — New York, New York

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Robert — New York, New York

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The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus — San Francisco, California

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Simon Pearce Restaurant — Quechee, Vermont

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Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge at Grand Plaza Hotel — St. Pete Beach, Florida

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Splashes at Surf and Sand Resort — Laguna Beach, California

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The Strand House — Manhattan Beach, California

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Summit House — Fullerton, California

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Sunset Terrace, Omni Grove Park Inn — Asheville, North Carolina

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Tidepools — Poipu, Hawaii

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Tom Hams Lighthouse — San Diego, California

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Top of the Hub — Boston, Massachusetts

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Top of the World Restaurant, Stratosphere Hotel — Las Vegas, Nevada

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Trattoria Lisina — Driftwood, Texas

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The Turtle Club — Naples, Florida

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The Twisted Olive — Green, Ohio

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Ulele — Tampa, Florida

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Vast — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Ventana Grill — St. Pismo, California

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Vivace Restaurant — Tucson, Arizona

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Waterbar — San Francisco, California

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X2O Xaviars on the Hudson — Yonkers, New York

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