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Icon Ultra Lounge, 5th level, Sunsphere, 810 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. +1 865 249 7321. Sloping windows that offer you a panoramic view of the East Tennessee landscape, downtown Knoxville, Mount LeConte,

Peabody Rooftop Corner Bar, The Peabody Memphis, 149 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103. +1 901 529 4000. Rooftop party season at The Peabody runs April 14 till August 11. Cool drinks and sky-high views of the sun setting over the Mississippi River.

Aris' Harbor Light Restaurant and Lounge, Lake Resort, 5600 Lake Resort Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415-2501. +1 423 843 2800 On the shores of Lake Chicamauga Aris' Lakeshore Restaurant and Lounge. Tues to Sat 4.30pm-3am.

5840 Lake Resort Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415. Right on the river.

Aqua Terrace Bar

Aqua Terrace Bar

Aqua Bar and Terrace, Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, South Carolina 29403. +1-843 723 3000. Offers magnificent riverview sunsets. Seasonal. facebook


Texas

Fort Worth

Reata, 310 Houston St. Fort Worth, TX 76102 +1 817 336 1009 Rooftop bar.

Cafe Modern, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Fort Worth, TX 76107. +1 817 840 215 Reflecting pool.

Buffet at the Kimbell, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107. +817 332 845

Bistro Louise, 2900 South Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76109. +1 817 922 9244.

Woodshed Smokehouse, 3201 Riverfront Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76107. +1 817 877 4545 Riverfront. Breakfast Mon to Fri 10am-11am. Sat & Sun 8am-11am. Lunch & Dinner Sun to Thurs 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm. LATE NIGHT BAR Thurs to Sat 'til 12 Midnight.

Dallas

Cafe on the Green, Four Seasons Resort & Club, Dallas at Las Colinas 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving, TX 75038. +1 972 717 2420 ?

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, atop Reunion Tower, Hyatt. Dallas. 300 Reunion Blvd. Dallas, TX 75202. +1 214 741 5560

Trinity Hall, Mockingbird Station, 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln. Dallas, TX 75206. +1 214 887 3600


Palm Street Pier, 204 W Palm St, South Padre Island. +1 956 772 PALM Great sunsets. p

The Yardarm, 4310 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi. +1 361 855 8157 Bayfront restaurant.


Houston

Skyline Terrace, 24th floor, Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar, Houston, TX 77010 1 713 739 8000 The glass-walled lounge on the top floor of the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel offers spectacular city views. There are floor to ceiling windows.

Americas River Oaks, River Oaks Shopping Center, 2040 W. Gray St., Ste 200, Houston, TX 77019. +1 832 200 1492 Sits atop the River Oaks shopping center, where patio diners have views of towering Upper Kirby high-rises.

Eddie V's, City Centre, 12848 Queensbury Ln., Houston, TX 77024. +1 832 200 2380 Two patio terraces.

43rd Restaurant

The 43rd Restaurant and Lounge, 43rd floor, Wedge International Tower, 1415 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002. +1 713 739 6550 Bird's-eye view of Houston. Lunch only: Mon to Fri 11am-2pm. Bar: Tues to Fri 3pm-7pm. email . MAP

The Grove, 1611 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010. +1 713 337 7321 Floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the park

The Lake House 1600 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77010.  +1 713 3377320

Oceanaire, Galleria, 5061 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056. +1 832 487 8862 Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Galleria sights.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, 5061 Westheimer Rd, Suite 8060, Houston, TX 77056. +1 713 355 2600 Possibly the grandest and most expensive in the Galleria, 5061 Westheimer. Costing more than $11 million, it boasts a dazzling view of the Galleria and downtown through 40-foot-high windows. The location was formerly Lord & Taylor and Planet Hollywood. email

Olivette, The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa,111 N. Post Oak Lane, Houston, TX 77024. +1 713 685 6713 Lovely views of the trees and sprawling green lawns. email

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77008. +1 713 861 8666 Decks and patios. Cozy, lodge setting in own grounds.

Trevisio, John P. McGovern Texas Medical Center Commons, 6550 Bertner St., Houston, TX 77030. +1 713 749 040


Austin

Hula Hut, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703. +1 512 476 4852 A family-friendly Tiki-Mex restaurant overlooking Lake Austin.

Gnarly Gar, 18200 Lakepoint Cove, Point Venture, TX 78645. +1 512-267-1845 This is the new floating restaurant/store/fuel dock on the North Shore of Lake Travis.

Lone Star Float House & Grill, 7430 River Rd New Braunfels, TX 78132

Hula Hut Tex-Mex , Mexican 3826 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX 78703

Abel's On the Lake Breakfast & Brunch, 3826 Lake Austin Blvd Austin, TX 78703

Rockin' S Bar and Grill 1782 FM 2951 Graford, TX 76449

Ski Shores Cafe Burgers , 3103 Pearce Rd Austin, TX 78730

The Oasis on Lake Travis Tex-Mex 6550 Comanche Trl Austin, TX 78732

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, South Lamar Movies, Food & Beer

County Line, 5204 Ranch Rd 2222, Austin, TX 78731. +1 512 346 3664 If get a table down low you have the view of the lake.

Travis Restaurant, 101 Lakeway Dr, Austin, TX 78734. +512 261 7323 Pristine views of Lake Travis and Texas hills. p

Uncle Billy's, Lake Travis View Rooftop

Galveston

Jimmy's on the Pier, 9001 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551. On the enclosed dining deck over the newly rebuilt Galveston Fishing Pier. MAP


Glass Cactus, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas, 76051. +1 817 778 2805. Relax to a beautiful Texas-sized sunset on 13,000 square feet of outdoor deck space on two floors overlooking beautiful Lake Grapevine.


Agave Restaurant and Bar, Suite 105, 2067 Summer Lee Drive, Rockwall, 214-771-0423 Sunday to Friday 11:00 AM - 12 midnight. Sat 11:30am- 1:00 AM enjoy the shoreline along Lake Ray Hubbard.

C & B Scene, Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront, 2055 Summer Lee Drive, Rockwall, Texas, 75032. +1 855 271 3621 Enjoy your favorite cocktails and appetizers in the rotunda-shaped bar and lounge and enjoy beautiful views of Lake Ray Hubbard and the Dallas skyline. Sun to Fri 4pm-12pm. Sat 4pm-1am.

Gloria's, 2079 Summer Lee Dr, Rockwall, TX 75032. +1 972 772 4088 View of the Lake.


Mignon, 4005 Preston Rd, Plano, TX 75093. +1 972 9433 372 Spacious patio overlooking a man-made lake.


Rough Creek Lodge, US 67 & County Rd. 2013 Glen Rose, TX 76043. +1 254 965 3700 or +1 800 864 4705 Floor to ceiling windows capture a view of Mallard Lake.


Cacharel Restaurant, 9th floor, Brookhollow Tower Two, 2221 E. Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006. +1 817 640 9981 Midway between Dallas and Fort Worth just off Interstate 30.

Utah

Sky Blue Utah Dining View

SkyBlue

SkyBlue Rooftop Lounge, Sky Lodge, Park City, 4th floor, Utah. +1 435 658 2500. Rooftop lounge with treats to sip, savour and smoke. Expansive heated decks; multiple fire pits; a jumbo hot tub; and seating groups and chaise lounges for conversation, sunbathing or moongazing.  Guests don robes, shawls and throws for warmth and protection from the elements as they eat and drink indoors and out a la Manhattan's latest. Open daily 3.30pm-11pm. Ages 21 and over.

Roof  Dining View

The Roof

The Roof Restaurant, 10th floor, 15 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. +1 801 539 1911. Breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City, The Roof is a fusion of inspiring views and extravagant food. Mon to Sat 5pm to Close. email

The Aerie Restaurant

The Aerie

The Aerie Restaurant and Lounge, 10th floor, The Cliff Lodge, Snowbird Ski Resort (near Salt Lake City). +1 801 933 2160 Ext 5500 Restaurant daily 5pm-9pm. Lounge daily 5pm-11pm.


Virginia

Windows Over Washington, Hilton's Doubletree Hotel Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202. +1 703 416 4100. A great view of Washington, DC, the Potomac River, and Reagan Airport.

Skydome

Skydome Lounge

Skydome Lounge Revolving Restaurant, Hilton's Doubletree Hotel Crystal City, National Airport, Arlington, Virginia 22202. +1 703 416 4100.  The area's only revolving roof top lounge with the best view of Washington, D.C.. Opens daily at 4.30pm. Sun to Thurs 5pm-12 midnight. Fri and Sat 5pm-2am. Friday and Saturday dancing with cover charge $10. Karaoke every Wed and Sun. Non-smoking facility.

Skybar, 21st floor, Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451. +1 757 213 3000. Breathtaking view that encompasses Virginia's Eastern Shore to the north, North Carolina's border to the south, downtown Norfolk to the west and the Atlantic Ocean's horizon to the east. DJs every Wednesday night. Nightly 10pm-1am.

Chesapeake Grill  Dining View

Chesapeake Grill

Chesapeake Grill Restaurant and Lounge, 20th floor, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202. +1 703 418 1234. Sun & Mon Closed. Cocktails Tues to Sat 4.30pm-10pm. Dinner Tues to Sat 5.30pm-10pm.

Vantage Point Rooftop Restaurant, Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22216. +1 703 807 2000. Rooftop Restaurant. Mon to Fri 6.30am-9.30am. Lunch 11am-2.30pm. Undergoing renovations.

Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill, 2424 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia. +1 703 528 3030. Open daily 11am. Sundays 11am.

Clarendon Rooftop Pavilion, 3185 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201. +1 703 469 2244. Wed 5pm-12 midnight. Thurs & Fri 5pm-2am. Metro: Clarendon. Orange line. email

Skyland's Pollock Dining Room, milepost 41.7 Shenandoah Nattional Park, Verginia. +1 888 896 3833 Large restaurant with panoramic views. A bit seasonal.


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