360 Grille, Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, 800 Cox Creek Parkway South, Florence, Alabama 35630. +1 256 246 3600. Experience Alabama's only revolving restaurant, atop the Renaissance Tower, complete with fabulous views. MAP
Saltwater Grill, Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, One N Grand Boulevard, Fairhope, AL 36532. +1 251 928 9201 Point Clear. MAP
Pump House, 796 Chena Pump Road, Fairbanks. +1 907 479 452 Deck by the Chena River.
Reluctant Fisherman Inn, 407 Railroad Ave, Cordova, AL +1 907 424 3272 Harbour views.
Chinooks Waterfront Restaurant, Waterfront at Small Boat Harbor, +1 907 224 2207 Upstairs dining has stunning views.
Resurrection Roadhouse, Mile 0.5 Exit Glacier Rd, Seward. +1 907 224 276 Overlooking mountains and the river. Seasonal.
Top of the Kress
Top of the Kress, 284 S. Main St, Yuma, Arizona 85364. +1 928 782 1998. It's showtime, with the rooftop lounge now open seven days a week in the former Kress building. Also a VIP Room with private bar. MAP
Compass Revolving Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 North Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. +1 602 440-3166. Dine in elegance with a 360 degree view of the spectacular Valley of the Sun in the only revolving rooftop Phoenix restaurant. Daily 5.30pm-10pm. Excellent. MAP
Clarendon Rooftop Deck and Lounge, The Clarendon Hotel, 401 W Clarendon Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013. +1 602 252 7363 The Sky Deck offers beautiful views of Phoenix's skyline and surrounding mountains. MAP
J&G Alaskan Way
J&G Steakhouse, The Phoenician, 600Lodge Dining Room0 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. +1 480 214 8000. email MAP
El Tovar Lounge, 6312 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 600N, El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023. 928 638 2631 Ext 6432 Breakfast: 6.30am-10.45am. Lunch: 11.15am-2pm. Dinner: 5pm-10pm.
Phantom Ranch Canteen, North Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ. v?ie +1 888 297 2757 The Phantom Ranch Canteen is located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
Arizona Room, Bright Angel Lodge, West Rim Drive, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Amazing views of the South Rim so get a window seat.
L'Auberge, 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336. +1 928 282 1661. Dine in the natural forested beauty of Sedona, under a canopy of cottonwood and sycamore trees alongside the creek. It is utterly romantic and thoroughly magical, especially as the sun sets. Or dine inside and view the spectacular scenery through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Mon to Sat Breakfast 7am-10.30am. Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm. Dinner: Sun to Thurs 5.30pm-8pm. Fri -Sat 5.30pm-9pm. Veranda Bar Menu 2.30pm-9pm. Sunday Champagne Brunch 9am-2pm. Dinner 5.30pm-8pm. Veranda Bar Menu 2.30pm-5pm.
Sky Bar, 536 N Fourth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719. +1 520 622 4300. Open 9am-2am. Have their own roof top telescope. Happy Hour Cocktails every day 5pm-8pm. MAP
Mountain Mo's, 400 Brassie Avenue, Kings Beach, CA, 96143. +1 831 428 1537 Offers a private lakeview setting nested among tall pines and North Lake Tahoe's oldest golf course.
Cascades, 400 Squaw Creek Road, Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, CA 96146. +1 800 327 3353 Diners can enjoy panoramic views of the Squaw Creek Resort while partaking in one of the best buffets around.
Christy Hill, 115 Grove St, Tahoe City, CA 96145. +1 530 583 8551 The restaurant sits just 100 feet above the shoreline of Lake Tahoe offering diners a panoramic vista. Spectacular sunset colors of the Lake Tahoe Basin can be seen from every table.
Friday's Station Steak & Seafood Grill, top floor, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, 15 U.S. 50 Stateline, NV 89449. +1 775 588 6611 Harrah's hotel tower. Sun to Fri 5.30pm-9pm. Sat 5.30pm-9.30pm. Magnificent views from every table. Nevada.
Forest Buffet, 18th floor, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, 15 U.S. 50 Stateline, NV 89449. +1 775 588 6611 You can dine by the river, all day and all night.
Jakes on the Lake, 780 North Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA 96145. +1 530 583 0188 On the waterfront in the heart of Tahoe City, Jake's boasts sweeping views of Lake Tahoe's crystalline water and stunning mountain vistas. Daily Cafe Bar from 4.30pm. Dining Room from 5.30. Fri, Sat, & Sun lunch from 11.30am.
Jason's Beachside Grill, 8338 North Lake Boulevard (HW 28), Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, CA 96143. +1 530 546 3315 Enjoy a beautiful lake view from every table. Offers lakefront patio dining in a casual setting. Daily from 11am. MAP
Mamasake, 1850 Village South Road #52 Squaw Valley, CA 96146. +1 530 584 0110 Outdoor tables with mountans sunset view.
Six Peaks Grille, Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146. +1 530 583 6300 Surrounded by spectacular views of the majestic six peaks of Squaw Valley and the meadows below.
River Ranch Lodge, Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows Road (originally Deer Park Inn), Tahoe City, CA 96145. +1 530 583 4264 Toll free 866 991 9912 Magnificent lakeside.
Sunnyside Restaurant and Lounge, 1850 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145. +1 800 822 The restaurant is located right on beautiful Lake Tahoe. The view is magnificant as you are sitting at the deck on the water's edge.
Gar Woods Grill & Pier, 5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140. +1530 546 3366 This unique eatery is named for Garfield Wood, who made a name for himself in the boating industry during the 1920s-1940s. The mahogany interior is reminiscent of Lake Tahoe's wooden boat era and huge windows offer a marvelous view of the pier and watercraft. Lunch and dinner.
West Shore Cafe, 5160 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141. +1 530 525 5200 Lakefront dining. email
The Crest Cafe, 150 Alpine Meadows Rd, Alpine Meadows, CA 96146. +1 530 581 3037 Situated on the banks of the Truckee River, the Crest Cafe is an open room with open windows—a perfect place to sit down, take in the view and enjoy a scrumptious meal. Open 7 Days a Week 7am-3pm Thurs- Sushi Night 3pm-7,30 pm
Chamber's Landing Restaurant, 6300 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141. +1 530 525 9190 Although it's completely hidden from sight at the end of narrow road Chamber's Landing Restaurant still manages to be one of Tahoe's favorite places. It's set on a gentle rise at the edge of a lovely white sand beach and it has an enviable view of the lake and the cloud-skimmed mountains in the distance. Superb location.
19 Kitchen Bar, 19th floor, Harveys Hotel, Spectacular views of the Lake. Tues to Thurs 4.40pm-8pm. Fri & Sat, Bar opens at 4.30pm. Dinner starts at 5.30pm. Closed Sun and Mon. Bistro Menu available Tues to Thurs and full menu on Fri and Sat.
Fresh Ketch Lakeside Restaurant, 2435 Venice Dr. South. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Mesmerizing lake and marina views.
Riva Grill, 900 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA. +1 530 542 2600 South Lake Tahoe Lakefront Dining. Home of the Wet Woody. With Full Banquet and Wedding Facilities for Private Parties.
The Beacon, 1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. +1 530 541 0630
Napa Valley - Sonoma Valley
Angèle Restaurant & Bar, 540 Main St (at Fifth St.), Napa, CA 94559. +1 707 252 8115 Napa River views. 7 days a week 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. sun - thurs 5 p.m until 9 p.m. fri + sat 5 p.m until 10 p.m.
Bistro Don Giovani, 4110 Howard Ln, Napa, CA 94558. +1 707 224 3300 11:30am-10:00pm, daily
Brix, 7377 St. Helena Hwy 29, Napa, CA 94558 +1 707 944 2749 Great views of the Mayacamas mountains.
Auberge du Soleil, 180 Rutherford Hill Rd (Silverado Trail), Rutherford, CA 94573. +1 707 963 1211 A Relais & Châteaux property (hotel and restaurant). Tables on the famous terrace are some of the best and most sought-after in the Napa Valley where one can enjoy panoramic views of the neighboring vineyards and stunning sunsets.
Albion Rivere Restaurant, Albion River Inn, 3790 N. Hwy. 1, Albion, CA 95410. +1 707 937 1919 Stupendous views. Sun to Thurs 5.30pm-8.30pm. Fri and Sat 5.30pm to 9pm. Bar Open nightly at 5pm.
John Ash & Co, Vintners Inn, 4350 Barnes Rd (River Rd.), Santa Rosa, 95403. +1 707 527 7687 800 421 2584 Events.
Rustic, 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville, CA 95441. +1 707 857 1485 Vineyard views.
Corks at Russian River Vineyards, 5700 Gravenstein Hwy, N. Forestville, CA 95436. +1 707 887 3344 Patio Dining with a complete lunch/brunch menu - including vegetarian dishes - from 10am to 2.30 pm every day. A light afternoon menu is served from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. A full dinner menu is served every day of the week, from 5pm to 9pm. Vineyard views.
The Tavern Downtown, 1946 Market Street, Denver, CO 80202. +1 303 299 0100. From its 4,000 square foot rooftop patio (heated in the winter) you can see the Rocky Mountains and Coors Field. Mon to Fri 11am-2am. Sat & Sun 10am-2am. Kitchen Closes at 10pm. facebook . MAP
Peaks Lounge, Hyatt Regency Denver, Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th Street Denver, Colorado 80202. +1 303 486 4433. Sun to Thurs from 4pm. Fri & Sat from 3pm. MAP
Altitude, Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th Street Denver, Colorado 80202. +1 303 486 4434. Take in the scene on 14th Street through floor to ceiling windows. Breakfast: Mon to Fri 6.30am-10am. Sat & Sun 6.30am-11am. Lunch: Mon to Fri 11am-2.30pm. Sat & Sun 12 noon-2.30pm. Dinner: Daily 5.30pm-10pm. MAP
Alpenglow Stube, Keytstone Resort, Keystone, CO 80435. 970 4386. 800 354 4386 Beautiful views. Your dining experience begins with a breathtaking two gondola ride to the majestic top of Keystone's North Peak at 11,444'. Nov to Mid-April. Dinner Wed to Sat 5.30pm-8:30pm. Lunch: Thurs to Sat 11am-1.30pm. Sunday Brunch: 10.30am -1.30pm.
Top of the Park
John Davenport's, Top of the Park, 19th floor, Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510. +1 203 772 6664. Panoramic views of one of the nation's oldest university campuses and Long Island Sound. Breakfast buffet Mon to Sat 7am-10.30am. Lunch 11am-2pm. Dinner 5pm-10pm. Sun 7am-10am. Sunday brunch 10am-2pm. Dinner 5pm-10pm. MAP
Bar 19, 19th floor, Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510. +1 203 772 6664 Open Sun to Thurs 4.30pm-12 midnight. Fri & Sat 2pm-1am. Bar Menu available up to 11pm. MAP
Gelston House River Grill, 8 Main Street, East Haddam, Connecticut 06423. +1 860 873 1411 On a hilltop above the Connecticut River, the restaurant, in a handsome 19th-century Italianate Victorian inn has enormous windows offering wide-angled views of the bridge and cruise boats, sailboats and canoes gliding along the river. Wed & Thurs 11.30am-11pm. Fri & Sat 11.30-12 midnight. Sun 11.30am-11pm. Closed Mon & Tues. MAP
5th Floor Rooftop, Ocean Lodge Hotel, 935 Beachview, St Simon's Island, Georgia 31522. +1 912 291 4300. Tues to Sat 5pm-9.30pm. Wonderful views. MAP
Pure Taqueria, 405 Chambers St, Woodstock, Georgia 30188. +1 770 952 7873. It is approximately 12 miles from Canton and 8 miles from Holly Springs. Rooftop Bar with live music. MAP
Eddie's Rooftop Grill, Eddie's Attic, 515B North McDonough St, Decatur, Georgia 30030. +1 404 377 4976. MAP
Wingate's Lodge Restaurant, 139 Wingate Road, Bainbridge, GA 39819. +1 229 246 0658 At marina and RV Park located on Lake Seminole. Closed Mon to Wed. Thurs 11am-8pm. Fri 11am-9pm. Sat 6am-9pm.
Windows Restaurant, Legacy Lodge, Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518. +1 770 945 8787 Enjoy the panoramic view of beautiful Lake Sydney Lanier. MAP
Sunset Cove Beach Café and Club, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518. +1 770 945 8787 In a secluded cove on the shores of Lake Sidney Lanier. This open-air beachfront eatery is open May to September. MAP
Maple Restaurant, Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge, 6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway, St. Marys, GA 31558. +1 800 864 7275 The restaurant features a spectacular view of the North Georgia Mountains from the glass-walled dining room. Open year-round except Xmas Day. Located 7 miles north of St. Marys on Ga. Spur 40 or 8 miles east of I-95 exit 3. GPS Coordinates: N 30.840650 | W 081.560867 MAP
Cohutta Lodge and Restaurant, 500 Cochise Trail, Chatsworth, Ga 30705, Chatsworth, GA 30705 +1 706 695 9601 Offers breathtaking restaurant views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located high atop Fort Mountain between Chatsworth and Ellijay, Georgia. Breakfast 8am-10.30am. Lunch 11.30am-3pm. Dinner 5pm-9pm.
Coco's Sunset Grille, Tybee Island, Georgia. +1 912 786 7810 Daily from 11am. Storybook views of the river and marina. facebook . MAP
Rocks on the Roof
Rocks on the Roof, The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, 102 West Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401. +1 912 721 3800 This rooftop lounge has quickly become one of Savannah's most popular hotspots. Marriott. MAP
Casimir's Lounge, Mansion on Forsythe Park, 700 Drayton St, Savannah, GA 31401. +1 912 238 5158 With a rooftop terrace. Southern and upmarket with art gallery. Live jazz & blues every Friday & Saturday night. Marriott. email . MAP
The Wetbar, W Atlanta Hotel, 45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd, +1 404 582 580. Spectacular views of downtown with your cocktails. MAP
Whiskey Blue Bar
Whiskey Blue Bar, W Atlanta-Buckhead Hotel, 3377 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. +1 678 500 3100. Rooftop bar and terrace. Daily 4pm-2am. Starwood. MAP
Rooftop Restaurants and Bars
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