OpenTable selects 100 scenic restaurants that are all about the views

Reflections in the windows at Yamashiro Hollywood, one of OpenTable's 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2016.
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Just in time for that end-of-summer road trip: Online restaurant reservation site OpenTable came up with a list of the100 most scenic places to dine in the U.S. The selections are based on millions of reader reviews posted on the website.

California came out on top with 24 inspiring places to dine, from Duke’s Malibu restaurant and bar overlooking the Pacific to the hilltop Restaurant at the Getty Center.

The list includes restaurants in 34 states including Washington state (10) and Florida (7).


And New York? The Loeb Boathouse Central Park, the rooftop Rainbow Room, River Cafe in Brooklyn and X20 Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers were the only four deemed to have the right stuff.

Here are California and Nevada restaurants that OpenTable readers recommend for their ambience and scenery.

Los Angeles area

--Duke’s Malibu on the ocean in Malibu

--Restaurant at the Getty Center in L.A.

--Summit House Restaurant in Fullerton

--Yamashiro Hollywood (it was bought by a Chinese hotel company this year)

Orange County

--Beachcomber Cafe at Crystal Cove, Newport Beach

--Orange County Mining Company in Santa Ana

Central and Northern California

--The Caprice Tiburon in Tiburon

--Chart House restaurant on Monterey’s Cannery Row

--Christy Hill Tahoe City in Tahoe City

--La Costanera at Montara (near Half Moon Bay)

--River’s End in Jenner

--Rustic, Francis’s Favorites at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville

--Salute e Vita Ristorante in Richmond

--Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola

--Sutro’s at the Cliff House in San Francisco

--Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach

San Diego area

--Bertrand at Mister A’s in San Diego

--Il Fornaio in Coronado

--Island Prime in San Diego

--Jakes Del Mar in Del Mar

--The Marine Room in La Jolla

--Poseidon on the Beach in Del Mar

--Sea180 Coastal Tavern in Imperial Beach

--Tom Ham’s Lighthouse in San Diego


--Edgewood Restaurant in Stateline

--Friday’s Station Steak & Seafood Grill at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in Stateline

--Top of Binion’s Steakhouse in Las Vegas

--Top of the World at the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas

Check out the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2016 (you can filter the list by state too).


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