The World’s 10 Best Restaurants with a View
Dining isn’t just dinner, it’s an experience that takes food, atmosphere, and service to the next level. Add a spectacular view, and you’ve got an exceptional memory to last a lifetime. Whether you’re looking for one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles with a view or the tallest restaurant in the world, we’ve got you covered.
Chef Arnaud Faye sees two stars wherever he goes. After working in multiple-Michelin-starred restaurants—each of which received its second star after Faye joined the team—he landed at La Chèvre d’ Or, where his innovative menu features French cuisine, incorporating indigenous ingredients. The two-Michelin-starred restaurant along the French Riviera features a spectacular cliffside perch, which makes this one of the world’s 10 best restaurants with a view.
If you’re looking for one of the best restaurants with a view in Los Angeles, you’ve found it here. Take the Ritz Carlton elevator to the 24th floor to find WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, a modern take on traditional Chinese. Enjoy panoramic views of Los Angeles afforded by floor-to-ceiling windows that present the city lights like a painting that is seemingly replicated in the restaurant’s lantern-like lighting fixtures. Increase the luxe factor with the private cabana dining experience on the 26th floor, which includes butler service and a custom menu created by Chef John Lechleidner.
Enjoy dining at the top of the world, literally, at At.Mosphere at the Burj Khalifa on the 122nd floor of the world’s tallest building. Here, gastro pleasures and spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf collide. The signature experience menu is set daily, featuring items like Blue Fin tuna, poached foie gras, and black cod. Additions include caviar, oysters, or Wagyu beef with truffles—iconic extras in the world’s most iconic building.
We love a great ocean view restaurant, and the green, cliffy land graced with towering Redwood trees is the setting for a modern glass-and-teakwood five-star restaurant with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Sierra Mar earned Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, focusing on a supreme California wine list high atop the mountains along the California coastline. This modern, eco-friendly destination features an innovative menu with locally-inspired dishes.
The stars in the night sky are like candles at this romantic locale, with a table for two that offers beautiful music and views that wow every couple. The twinkling lights of Capri flicker in the distance, and the glistening waters of the Mediterranean provide a light show for diners each night. Located on the top floor of the Hotel Brunella, Terrazza Brunella’s atmosphere is enchanting, drawing travelers and locals alike to the perfect place to celebrate love.
If your palate is refined, and your wallet is open minded, Thomas Keller’s acclaimed New York interpretation of The French Laundry at the Time Warner Center is the ultimate destination for a sophisticated foodie. Per Se is one of our favorite restaurants with a view in NYC, and features a modern aesthetic with spectacular views of Central Park; its gorgeous interiors were designed by the famed Adam Tihany. You’ll enjoy a nine-course French tasting menu from the Michelin-three-star, acclaimed chef known for innovation and culinary excellence. Say yes to the sommelier-selected wine pairings and be ready to take sweet treats home with you after your dining experience.
Dine under the stars at La Sponda restaurant, located at Le Sirenuse Hotel in Positano, with cuisine that earned a Michelin star based on locally-sourced ingredients reflective of the Amalfi Coast. Executive Chef Gennaro Russo comes from the town of Somma Vesuviana, east of Naples, and says his French roots influenced his cuisine that respects the local taste.
Breathtaking views from the iconic Eiffel Tower are the foundation of Le Jules Verne Paris, inspired by celebrity chef Alain Ducasse and his executive chef, Pascal Feraud, who work to perfect modern French cuisine daily. As wonders of the world go, not only is the Eiffel Tower on the list, it’s a very special culinary experience as well. Make room for the pastry, this is no day to be gluten-free.
Fashion is the focus of BG Restaurant, where sophisticated shoppers wind down for a chef-inspired lunch with sweeping views of Central Park from the 7th floor of the famous Bergdorf Goodman. This chic bistro was designed by Kelly Wearstler and is frequented by the international jet-set crowd with a penchant for exceptional cuisine. Order the Gotham salad and when it comes to dessert—we recommend a quick visit to the shoe department.
This ocean view restaurant with St. Lucia’s volcanic peaks in the background is a true culinary experience. At Dasheene, Executive Chef Nigel Mitchel is dedicated to showcasing fresh native ingredients from island farmers. Neighboring plantations grow fruits and vegetables just for Ladera Resort. Looking out to the pitons is a treat as exceptional as the meal, with postcard-perfect views.