Restaurants in California and North Carolina Receive Most Honors; Winners Span 34 States

August 1, 2017 – Those in search of awe-inspiring views during their travels this summer need not limit themselves to trails, lookout points, or observation decks, as¬†OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today unveiled the¬†100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 25,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the¬†District of Columbia.

Celebrated for their stunning vistas, both rural and urban, and sublime settings, forty restaurants return to the list from 2016, while the remaining 60 make their 2017 debut, among them¬†Joseph’s by the Sea¬†in¬†Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and¬†The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge¬†in¬†Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

While California once again reigns supreme with the most winning restaurants (13), and North Carolina in second place with six, accolades were more evenly distributed this year among the remaining featured states. Florida, Nevada, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin each receive five honorees apiece, while Colorado, New Jersey, and Texas each have four. Spanning east to west, from New York to Alaska, and north to south, from Vermont to Georgia, 24 additional states are also represented.

“A meal becomes a moment when it transcends the ordinary and becomes a true feast for all senses,” said¬†Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “This year’s winning restaurants deliver on taste and sight in spades, offering delectable menus and breathtaking surroundings for the ultimate dining experience. They are also a great way for both locals and travelers to immerse themselves in a destination and relish in some of the best views the area has to offer.”

Those in search of American fare with a side of splendor can pick from more than 40 restaurants on the list, while seafood and steak lovers will delight in more than a dozen options, each, across several states. The complete list represents a diverse mix of menus for all palates, including Asian, French, Italian, Latin American, among other top cuisines.

The 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America list is generated from more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners between¬†July 1, 2016, and¬†May 31, 2017. 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 views” 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. The complete list may also be viewed at

2017 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America

15 Point Road РPortsmouth, Rhode Island

360 Steakhouse – Harrah’s Council Bluffs¬†– Council Bluffs, Iowa

Alpenglow Stube РKeystone, Colorado

Al’s Upstairs¬†– West Columbia, South Carolina

Altius РPittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Baxter’s Lakeside Grille¬†– Lake Ozark, Missouri

Bay Harbor РSandusky, Ohio

Beachcomber Cafe РCrystal Cove, Newport Coast, California 

Bertrand at Mister A’s¬†– San Diego, California¬†

Beverly’s¬†– Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The Bistro at Childress Vineyards РLexington, North Carolina

The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard РCanton, Ohio

The Bistro at Topsail РSurf City, North Carolina 

Black Bass Hotel РLumberville, Pennsylvania

Blue Ridge РAsheville, North Carolina

The Boathouse РMultiple locations 

Boat House Waterfront Dining РTiverton, Rhode Island 

Bon Appetit РDunedin, Florida 

Brave New Restaurant РLittle Rock, Arkansas

Bridges Restaurant РMD РGrasonville, Maryland 

Cafe Pacific РPalos Verdes, California 

Camp Verde General Store and Restaurant РCamp Verde, Texas

Canyon Kitchen РSapphire, North Carolina

Chart House РMultiple locations

Chateau Morrisette РFloyd, Virginia

The Chateau on the Lake РBolton Landing, New York

Citico’s¬†– Lenoir City, Tennessee

Coast Guard House РNarragansett, Rhode Island

Coco Palm РPomona, California

The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain РDickerson, Maryland

Cygnus 27 РGrand Rapids, Michigan 

Dauphin’s¬†– Mobile, Alabama¬†

Different Pointe of View РPhoenix, Arizona 

Edgewood Restaurant РStateline, Nevada

Eleven at Crystal Bridges РBentonville, Arkansas

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck РDallas, Texas

Flagstaff House РBoulder, Colorado

The Fort РMorrison, Colorado

Four Winds Steakhouse РWills Point, Texas

Golden Mast РOkauchee, Wisconsin 

Grand View РSan Jose, California

Harbor House РMilwaukee, Wisconsin 

Highlawn Pavilion РWest Orange, New Jersey 

The Hobbit Restaurant РOcean City, Maryland

Iridescence РDetroit, Michigan 

JB Hooks РLake Ozark, Missouri

Joseph’s by the Sea¬†– Old Orchard Beach, Maine¬†

Kemoll’s Italian Restaurant¬†– St. Louis, Missouri¬†

King Estate Restaurant РEugene, Oregon

Latitudes on Sunset Key РKey West, Florida

Log Haven РSalt Lake City, Utah 

The Marine Room РSan Diego, California

The Mariner’s Inn¬†– Madison, Wisconsin

Martini’s Grille¬†– Burlington, Iowa

Mesquite Grill at Tonto Verde РRio Verde, Arizona 

Middleton Place Restaurant РCharleston, South Carolina 

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto РMt. Washington РPittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Nick and Nino’s Penthouse Steakhouse¬†– Springfield, Illinois

Ocean РKennebunkport, Maine

The Ocean House Restaurant РDennis Port, Massachusetts

Ophelia’s on the Bay¬†– Sarasota, Florida¬†

Oyster Loft РPismo Beach, California

Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant РTuckerton, New Jersey

Pepper Tree Restaurant РColorado Springs, Colorado

Pier W РCleveland, Ohio

Portland City Grill РPortland, Oregon

Primavista РCincinnati, Ohio

The Pump House РRock Hill, South Carolina

Queensview Steakhouse РLong Beach, California

Range Steakhouse¬†– Harrah’s Laughlin – Laughlin, Nevada

Region’s 117¬†– Lake Frederick, Virginia

The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge РBlowing Rock, North Carolina

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm РLovettsville, Virginia

The Roof Restaurant РSalt Lake City, Utah

River Crab РSt. Clair РSt. Clair, Michigan

River’s End¬†– Jenner, California

RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge РLouisville, Kentucky

Rupert’s at Hotel McCall¬†– McCall, Idaho

Salute E Vita Ristorante РRichmond, California

Sea Venture¬†–¬† Pismo Beach, California

Seven Glaciers РGirdwood, Alaska

Shearns Seafood and Prime Steaks РGalveston, Texas

Simon Pearce Restaurant РQuechee, Vermont

Sir Winston’s Aboard The Queen Mary¬†– Long Beach, California

Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge @ Grand Plaza Hotel-St Pete Beach РSt. Pete Beach, Florida

Sunset Terrace РOmni Grove Park Inn РAsheville, North Carolina

Tarragon at The Inn at Honey Run РMillersburg, Ohio

The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza РAtlanta, Georgia

Thirty-two РBiloxi, Mississippi

Timmer’s Resort¬†– West Bend, Wisconsin

Top of Binion’s Steakhouse¬†– Las Vegas, Nevada

Top of the World Restaurant РStratosphere Hotel РLas Vegas, Nevada

TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone РVerona, New York

Twenty Eight Atlantic at Wequassett Resort РEast Harwich, Massachusetts

Vast РOklahoma City, Oklahoma

Venezia Restaurant РBoston, Massachusetts 

Ventana Grill РSt Pismo, California

Vivace Restaurant РTucson, Arizona

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern РLa Crosse, Wisconsin

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson РYonkers, New York


Diners can also read more about the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2017 by visiting the OpenTable blog.

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