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Photos: Restaurants With Spectacular Views

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

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

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

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

    (Courtesy 1-Altitude)
  4. Bosco Bar in Moscow overlooks the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, and Lenin's mausoleum all at once.

    (Courtesy Bosco Cafe)
  5. 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.

    (Courtesy Bosco Cafe)
  6. 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.

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

    (Courtesy Boucan Restaurant)
  8. 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.

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

    (Courtesy Cafe Deli)
  10. 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.

    (Courtesy Cafe Deli)
  11. 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).

    (Courtesy Cafe Deli)
  12. 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.)

    (Courtesy Chez Manu)
  13. The dining room of the restaurant at the View Hotel in Monument Valley, Utah, looks out over East and West Mitten Buttes.

    (Courtesy The View Hotel)
  14. 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.

    (Courtesy The View Hotel)
  15. 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.

    (Courtesy Ithaa Undersea Restaurant)
  16. 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)
  17. 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.

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

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

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

    (Courtesy Pierchic)
  21. 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)
  22. 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.

    (Courtesy Restaurant Kuklos)
  23. 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.

    (Courtesy Restaurant Kuklos)
  24. 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.

    (Courtesy Restaurant Kuklos)
  25. 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.

    (Richard Broadwell/Alamy)
  26. 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.

    (Courtesy Rocky Point Restaurant)
  27. 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)
  28. AZuL Restaurant at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa offers panoramic views of Tucson's Santa Catalina Mountains in an al fresco setting with a diverse Southwest-inspired menu. Executive Chef Russell Michel uses local products like baby yellow beets and guajillo chilis, and always keeps a cellar full of wine from Arizona.

    (Courtesy Azul)
  29. Marker 92 Waterfront Bar and Bistro at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village offers fine dining options with entrees starting at around $18. Enjoy fresh seafood, steaks, and flatbread pizzas while catching a sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, Caloosahatchee River, and San Carlos Bay, one of South Florida's prettiest views.

    (Courtesy Marker 92)
  30. The Hilltop Restaurant and Terrace Bar and Lounge, located at Biras Creek in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, is situated in the resort's highest point, guaranteed to give you great views and the chance to make that romantic candle-lit dinner out even more special.

    (Courtesy Hilltop Restaurant )
  31. Don Diego at Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos in Mexico is located along Land's End Arch, the sweet spot where the desert meets the Pacific. You'll find floor-to-ceiling windows across two of the restaurant's walls and gorgeous, panoramic views of Cabo San Lucas from the large L-shaped terrace. Enjoy!

    (Courtesy Don Diego)
  32. Las Casitas at the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa offers beautiful views of the Bay of Banderas, the Sierra Madres, and the resort's impressive pool while you enjoy fresh seafood and specialties from the grill. You'll even get the chance to meet the local fisherman who caught your meal!

    (Courtesy Las Casitas)
  33. Named after one of New Haven's founding fathers, John Davenport's, located in the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, offers menus derived from fresh local products and regional cuisines all the way from Prince Edward Island to the Hudson Valley, all while presenting you with beautiful views of the historic Yale campus from the 19th floor.

    (Courtesy John Davenport's)
  34. The first rooftop restaurant and bar in Providence can be found at the top of the Providence G building, a $20 million restoration project that helped to preserve four downtown buildings. Today, the site treats visitors to gorgeous views of the city and nearby Narragansett Bay.

    (Courtesy Providence G)
  35. Treat yourself to amazing views of Arlington and Washington D.C. at the Skydome Lounge, a continuously revolving restaurant located on the 15th floor of the DoubleTree Hotel.

    (Courtesy Skydome Lounge)
  36. Reata Restaurant, located in downtown Fort Worth and home to one of the city's only outdoor patios and rooftop restaurants, offers delicious cowboy cuisine and views of the new Sundance Square Plaza. Take in views of this vibrant downtown area as you sip your Cowboy Cosmo or Texas Margarita Azul.

    (Courtesy Reata Restaurant )
  37. The next time you're in Santa Fe, don't miss La Fonda on the Plaza's Bell Tower Bar, definitely one of the city's best hidden gems. Open from 2 p.m. until sunset, come by to catch views of the Jemez Mountains and the city's adobe rooftops at sunset, while munching on exclusive dishes created just for the bar.

    (Courtesy La Fonda)
  38. Looking for a romantic night out? Try Mickey's Beach Bistro in Elbow Beach, Bermuda, where you can enjoy cocktails and candle-lit dinners right on the sand.

    (Courtesy Mickey's Beach Bistro)
  39. Visit the 1785 Inn & Restaurant for delicious hand-made desserts, gourmet dining, and beautiful views of New Hampshire's White Mountains.

    (Courtesy 1785 Inn & Restaurant)

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