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Photos: 12 Restaurants With Spectacular Views

Talk about a happy meal. These 12 restaurants have gorgeous views—and great food, too.

By , Monday, Aug 15, 2011, 8:00 AM

Source Article: Photos: 12 Restaurants With Spectacular Views

1-Altitude

1-Altitude occupies the top three floors of the 63-story OUB Centre, on Singapore's version of Wall Street.

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1-Altitude

The year-old 1-Altitude specializes in hearty bar snacks that double as meals—wood-fired pizzas, satay platters, and Turkish flat bread with dips.

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1-Altitude

By day, 1-Altitude provides views of Marina Bay and the South China Sea beyond.

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Bosco Cafe

Bosco Bar in Moscow overlooks the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, and Lenin's mausoleum all at once.

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Bosco Cafe

One of nine restaurants, bars, and cafes within the upscale GUM department store in Red Square, Bosco Bar hits the sweet spot for relative affordability and great sightlines.

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Boucan

Like many parts of the Hotel Chocolat on St. Lucia, the on-site Boucan Restaurant takes in the island's lush tropical foliage and surrounding mountains.

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Boucan

Boucan Restaurant is set on a former cocoa plantation on St. Lucia, and every item on its menu contains some form of the bean.

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Le Deli-Cieux

Le Déli-Cieux, at the top of the iconic Printemps department store in Paris, has both indoor and outdoor views of the city's rooftops.

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Le Deli-Cieux

The rooftop terrace of Le Déli-Cieux in Paris stays open late on Thursday evenings, when a festive bar scene takes over.

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Le Deli-Cieux

From Le Déli-Cieux, patrons can see the most iconic features of the Paris skyline—the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacré Coeur, and the Eiffel Tower, among others.

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Le Deli-Cieux

The menu at Le Déli-Cieux is a greatest-hits list of bistro fare: quiches, soups, and toasted sandwiches (spinach-honey-and-goat-cheese, to name one option).

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Chez Manu

Chez Manu, a French restaurant near Ushuaia, Argentina—the southern-most city in the world—pairs breathtaking views of Beagle Channel and a menu of local specialties with a French twist. (Think Fuegian rabbit in an aged mustard sauce.)

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View Hotel

The dining room of the restaurant at the View Hotel in Monument Valley, Utah, looks out over East and West Mitten Buttes.

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View Hotel

Chef MacNeal Crank's menu at the View Hotel restaurant includes updated takes on his grandmother's traditional Navajo recipes, such as fry-bread tacos and red chile posole.

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Ithaa

There are only 12 seats at the Ithaa undersea restaurant off Rangali Island in the Maldives, and all of them have equally fantastic views of the Indian Ocean overhead.

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Ithaa

Don't worry—there are plenty of non-seafood options on the menu at Ithaa, if digging into reef fish and rock lobster feels a little too close for comfort when you're dining 16 feet below sea level.

(Courtesy Ithaa Undersea Restaurant)

Julaymba

Julaymba Restaurant, part of the Daintree EcoLodge & Spa in northern Queensland, Australia, sits within the world's oldest rain forest, home to 430 species of birds, plus tree frogs, wild turkeys, and wallabies.

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Julaymba

The menu at Julaymba is pure Australian: Entrées include smoked crocodile, kangaroo steak, and line-caught barramundi served fish-and-chips style.

(Courtesy Julaymba)

Pierchic

In Dubai, Pierchic provides a study in contrasts when viewed with Burj Al Arab's 1,000-foot-tall glass sail in the background.

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Pierchic

Pierchic sits at the end of a 500-foot wooden walkway, which connects the dining room to Jumeirah Beach.

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Pierchic

This over-water restaurant specializes, unsurprisingly, in seafood. What is surprising? Where it all comes from: There's butter-poached lobster from Canada, organic Irish salmon confit, and imported Tsarskaya oysters.

(Courtesy Pierchic)

Kuklos

You don't have to be a top-notch skier to enjoy a meal at Kuklos—patrons can board a cable car in Leysin, Switzerland, for the 10-minute ride to the mountaintop dining room.

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Kuklos

Whatever the season, Kuklos claims incredible vistas. The best part? The second-floor dining room rotates, completing a full 360-degree cycle every 90 minutes.

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Kuklos

Those who'd rather not have a meal on the move can skip Kuklos's rotating dining room in favor of a casual first-floor cafe with a large terrace overlooking the Alps.

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Rocky Point Restaurant

Rocky Point Restaurant sits roughly halfway between Carmel and Big Sur, on the coast of Northern California. It's best to reserve in advance if you want to claim a seat at one of the restaurant's 15 alfresco tables.

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Rocky Point Restaurant

Our best dining tip for Rocky Point Restaurant: Show up by 5 p.m. for the early-bird special, a $22 four-course meal that could easily last you through sunset.

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Alma

The 50-seat roof terrace at Alma in Brooklyn, N.Y., has views of both the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.

(Courtesy Alma)