Ambrosia, Santorini, Greece
Our first stop is Ambrosia Restaurant, located on the tranquil Grecian island of Santorini, surrounded by dreamlike panoramas of the Santorini volcanic sea caldera. Ambrosia specializes in Mediterranean and Modern Greek cuisine, with plenty of seafood and meat dishes as well as specialty vegetarian items. Intimacy is key with original vaulted ceilings and two small seaside terraces surrounded by ancient Greek antiques, give the restaurant an Aegean feel. Candlelit dinner with a blanket of stars above and cascading waves below make for an unforgettable restaurant experience.
Sierra Mar, Big Sur, California
Indulge your senses at Post Ranch Inn’s Sierra Mar Restaurant along the beautiful Highway 1 in Big Sur, California. Enjoy Sierra Mar’s sweeping ocean views perched above the Pacific while you savor Asian, French, and Mediterranean influenced fare. The menu changes daily and each dish is infused with local, organic and seasonal spices and herbs maintaining an always fresh taste. No matter where guests sit, the angled-glass walls and tables on varying levels allow for a breathtaking views throughout the restaurant.
Piz Gloria, Mürren, Switzerland
Piz Gloria is the most dramatically-located restaurant in all of Europe. Flying-saucer–shaped and anchored to alpine rock, Piz Gloria is so futuristic looking that the James Bond flick, On Her Majesty’s Service was filmed here. Self-proclaimed as the first ever revolving restaurant, guests have to take a cable car up the side of Schilthorn mountain, the highest in Switzerland, to get to the restaurant. Once guests reach the top, the expansive, snow-capped mountains surrounding them are absolutely jaw-dropping. The cuisine includes hearty dishes suitable to the climate such as chicken cordon bleu, Italian veal sausage, or codfish served with hot vegetables and rice.
Skyline Restaurant, Queenstown, New Zealand
The most spectacular scenery in all of New Zealand can be found at Skyline Restaurant in Queenstown from the comfort of your own table. With a tempting array of everything from succulent Queen scallops to savory New Zealand lamb, the food and the view are equally unforgettable. With live music every night, it’s the perfect setting to watch the sunset in the West. Tiered seating gives every guest the matchless view of The Remarkables Mountain Range towering above the cerulean waters of Lake Wakatipu.
Eagle’s Eye, British Columbia, Canada
Have you ever wondered what it was like to dine in the heavens? Look no further than Eagle’s Eye Restaurant at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Overlooking Canada’s Purcell, Selkirk, and Rocky mountain ranges that zigzag the horizon, guests are lifted 7,700 feet above sea level on a 15-minute gondola ride. Wild sockeye salmon topped with melted brie alongside a glass of native British Columbian wine is the perfect meal in the ultimate setting.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania
Get your binoculars ready! At Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in Tanzania, guests can sit at their tables feasting on Pan-African duck kumquat while the native wildlife dot nature’s canvas below. World renowned as a place of absolute wonder, Ngorongoro is often coined as the “8th Wonder of the World.” Guests can also have a more intimate dining experience with nature in the valley below the lodge where the native animals graze.
Rosellini’s, Ravello, Italy
If overlooking Italy’s Almafi Coast 1,000 feet above the shoreline doesn’t sound amazing enough, try pairing a candlelit dinner with the best Italian cuisine you can imagine and you have yourself a whimsical combination. Part of the Palazzo Sasso Hotel in Ravello, Rosellini’s southern Italian cuisine and beautifully situated terrace is a feast for your eyes and your stomach.
Le Jules Verne, Paris, France
To get the best view of “La Ville de la Lumière” or “The City of Light” and the best French cuisine, make your way to the tallest structure in Paris, the world renowned Eiffel Tower. This iconic symbol and staple in French culture houses one of the best venues in Paris, Le Jules Verne. Perched on the second level, patrons gaze out of the bay windows onto the boulevards, rooftops, and the flickering lights of the city at dusk. The menu reflects the revered culinary traditions of France and the plethora of wine choices available is strictly French.
The Asiate, New York City
The Asiate, at Manhattan’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel, is a wonderful place to indulge yourself in one-of-a-kind dishes complimented with an expansive view of Central Park’s leafy, urban oasis. From the 35th floor, the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps vanishes and a pristine panorama of glittering skyscrapers are before you. With an award-winning wine collection, multiple dishes to suit anyone’s fancy, and the best view in New York City, balance and harmony is inherent in every aspect at The Asiate.
La Chevre d’Or
La Chevre d’Or offers one of the most magnificent views along the Côte d’Azur, or better known as the French Riviera. High above the Mediterranean in the small medieval village of Eze, patrons can look down at the luxury villas and yachts floating along the aqua colored sea while sipping on martinis and savoring squid stuffed ravioli.
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