If you’re looking for your next unique dining experience, why not try to find a place with great food and a unique location? There are restaurants overlooking the ocean or sixty stories off the ground, from dormant volcanoes to the Eiffel Tower. Fine dining should encompass more than just culinary delight—it should aim to satisfy all of the senses. Let’s start with sight, shall we? Check out our list of restaurants below that are not only going to tickle your taste buds but have some of the most spectacular views in the world.
Sierra Mar, Big Sur, California
Sierra Mar offers a four-course prix fixe menu that changes on a daily basis. The food combines Asian, French and Mediterranean foods with seasonal organic ingredients. Guests can enjoy the fine cuisine while gazing out at the Pacific Ocean and rocky headlands, as the restaurant is set upon a secluded cliff 1,200 feet above the surf in Big Sur. If you want to make the most of your visit to this restaurant, go for lunch or just before the sun starts to set to see the sun set over the ocean. If you want a table, reservations are required for dinner.
Asiate, New York City
Asiate is located inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and offers an incredible view of Midtown Manhattan as well as Central Park. The dining room is located on the 35th floor and the chef, Toni Robertson, brings a touch of Asian fusion to a traditional French cuisine. If you’re looking for a place to have some drinks and some snacks, try the Mandarin Oriental’s 35th floor Lobby Lounge, which also offers a stunning view of the Big Apple.