Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in the United States

At the height of summer vacation season, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

With spectacular views of natural wonder and city landmarks, the list of winners spans 29 states and includes Canlis in Seattle, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck in Dallas, and Top of the Hub in Boston.  The picturesque state of California makes a strong showing with 22 honorees. Washington follows with seven top scenic restaurants, trailed by Maryland, Nevada, and New York, with six winners each. Oregon restaurants claim five spots on the list, and Massachusetts and North Carolina have each earned four spots apiece. Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania all boast three winners. Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin each have two winning restaurants. Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Utah are also represented. Eateries specializing in American fare, including Californian and Pacific Northwest regional, proved particularly popular, as did seafood restaurants.

“A table at any of these winning restaurants is sure to be the crown jewel of your travel and dining experiences,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer.  ”In a single sitting, you can take in the very best vistas of each city while feasting on fresh, local ingredients and specialties to help you capture the true essence of the region.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.  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 the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/scenic.

2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in the U.S.

A Caprice – Tiburon, California
ACQUA – Forest Lake, Minnesota
Allegheny Grille – Foxburg, Pennsylvania
Baxter’s Lakeside Grille – Lake Ozark, Missouri
Beach Walk Henderson Park Inn – Destin, Florida
Beachcomber Cafe-Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California
BeachHouse Bar + Grill – Kirkland, Washington
Bertand at Mister A’s – San Diego, California
Big Water Grille – Incline Villa, Nevada
Boat House Waterfront Dining – Tiverton, Rhode Island
Brockton Villa – La Jolla, California
Canlis – Seattle, Washington
Canyon Kitchen – Sapphire, North Carolina
Castle Hill Inn – Newport, Rhode Island
The Celestial Steakhouse – Cincinnati, Ohio
Chart House – Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Chart House – Portland, Oregon
Chart House – San Antonio, Texas
Chart House – Weehawken, New Jersey
Chateau Morrisette – Floyd, Virginia
Coach Insignia – Detroit, Michigan
Crow’s Nest-Hotel Captain Cook – Anchorage, Alaska
Cusp Dining & Drinks – La Jolla, California
Different Pointe of View – Phoenix, Arizona
Dockside Restaurant – York Harbor, Maine
Edgewood Restaurant – Stateline, Nevada
Eiffel Tower – Las Vegas, Nevada
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck – Dallas, Texas
Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado
The Gelston House – East Hadda, Connecticut
George’s Ocean Terrace – La Jolla, California
The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge at The Geneva Inn – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Harbor House – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Harbour Lights – Saint Michael, Maryland
Hemingway’s Restaurant-Bay Bridge Marina – Stevensville, Maryland
High Finance Restaurant at the Top of the Tram – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Highlawn Pavilion – West Orange, New Jersey
The Hobbit Restaurant – Ocean City, Maryland
Isabela on Grandview – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
James Landing Grille at the Marina – Williamsburg, Virginia
Kentmorr Restaurant – Stevensville, Maryland
Kimball’s Kitchen – Duck, North Carolina
La Marina – New York, New York
Landfall Restaurant – Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Las Brisas – Laguna Beach, California
Le Vigne at Montaluce Winery – Dahlonega, Georgia
Lighthouse Sound – Bishopville, Maryland
Mandarin Bar-Mandarin Oriental – Las Vegas, Nevada
The Marine Room – La Jolla, California
McLoone’s Pier House – Long Branch, New Jersey
Michael’s Steak Chalet – Osage Beach, Missouri
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto-Mt. Washington – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Moonshadows – Malibu, California
Noble Rot – Portland, Oregon
North Shore Grill – Lakeville, New York
Ocean – Kennebunkport, Maine
Old Fort Pub – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
ON20 – Hartford, Connecticut
Orange County Mining Co. – Santa Ana, California
Pacific’s Edge Restaurant – Carmel, California
Palisade – Seattle, Washington
Pier 45 – Rochester, New York
Portland City Grill – Portland, Oregon
Primavista – Cincinnati, Ohio
Quartet – Portland, Oregon
R Lounge at Two Times Square – New York, New York
The Restaurant at Alderbrook – Union, Washington
Rhumb Line – Ventura, California
River Crab – St. Clair, Michigan
River’s End – Jenner, California
Roof Restaurant – Salt Lake City, Utah
Salute E Vita Ristorante – Richmond, California
Sarento’s Top of the ‘I’ – Honolulu, Hawaii
Sea Venture – Pismo Beach, California
Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge – Salisbury, Massachusetts
Seven Glaciers – Girdwood, Alaska
Severn Inn – Annapolis, Maryland
Sierra Mar-Post Ranch Inn – Big Sur, California
Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge – Seattle, Washington
Skates on the Bay – Berkeley, California
SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle – Seattle, Washington
The Spinnaker – Sausalito, California
Stone Cliff Inn – Carver, Oregon
Summit House Restaurant – Enumclaw, Washington
Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree – Atlanta, Georgia
Sunset Terrace-Grove Park Inn – Asheville, North Carolina
Sutro’s at the Cliff House – San Francisco, California
Table at Crestwood – Boone, North Carolina
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse – San Diego, California
Top of the Hub – Boston, Massachusetts
Top of the Point – West Palm Beach, Florida
Top of the Riverfront-Millennium Hotel – St. Louis, Missouri
Top of the World Restaurant-Stratosphere Hotel – Las Vegas, Nevada
Topside Waterfront Restaurant – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Twenty Eight Atlantic at Wequassett Resort – East Harwich, Massachusetts
‘Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii
View – Oakdale, New York
The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn – Lake Placid, New York
West Shore Cafe – Homewood, California
Wind & Sea Restaurant – Dana Point, California

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