Usually, we visit a restaurant for the amazing steak, pizza or fried chicken. But there are 11 eateries in the U.S. that are so drop-dead gorgeous, we’d actually travel the country just to get a glimpse of the decor. Ooh, pretty…
The 11 Most Beautiful Restaurants in America
Soho House West Hollywood (los Angeles, Ca)
If you can score an invite to this members-only club, a beautiful rooftop forest and a plate of lobster spaghetti await you.
9200 Sunset Blvd.; 310-430-9200 or sohohousewh.com
Imperial Lamian (chicago, Il)
This quirky Chinese joint is a Windy City newbie, but its innovative, vibrant design makes it a showstopper. Order the pumpkin puff dim sum.
6 W. Hubbard St.; 312-595-9440 or imperial-lamian.com
Gabriel Kreuther (new York, Ny)
In a city full of opulence, this Bryant Park gem stands out--it’s all about the details, from the delicate glass birds flying overhead to the patterned pillows on each plush booth…and the food’s pretty beautiful, too.
41 W. 42nd St.; 212-257-5826 or gknyc.com
Sierra Mar (big Sur, Ca)
When you stay at Big Sur’s breathtaking Post Ranch Inn, you can sample black cod with caviar beurre blanc on a cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Not bad.
Post Ranch Inn, 47900 California 1; 831-667-2800 or postranchinn.com
Seven Glaciers (anchorage, Ak)
More mountaintop dining, you say? Jet-set to Alaska and stay at the serene Alyeska Resort, where this view (and birch-syrup-glazed duck breast) will be waiting.
1000 Girdwood; 907-754-2237 or alyeskaresort.com
Aria (atlanta, Ga)
You'll finally know what it feels like to eat crisped duck confit in a modern art museum. Just don't feed Fido your table scraps.
490 East Paces Ferry Rd. NE; 404-233-7673 or aria-atl.com
Banyan Bar + Refuge (boston, Ma)
Gaze up at the amazing tree branch sculptures at this classy New England restaurant and you’ll feel like you’re dining in an enchanted forest.
553 Tremont St.; 617-556-4211 or banyanboston.com
Santina (new York, Ny)
Can’t afford a trip to the Amalfi Coast? Spend the summer in Santina, a colorful restaurant that has orange trees, vibrant outdoor seating and some of the most gorgeous flower arrangements we’ve ever seen.
820 Washington St.; 212-254-3000 or santinanyc.com
Husk (charleston, Sc)
And the award for most curb appeal goes to…Husk in Charleston, which is located inside a renovated Southern home dating back to 1893. There’s no better place to feast on cornmeal-dusted catfish.
76 Queen St.; 843-577-2500 or huskrestaurant.com
Cecconi's (miami Beach, Fl)
We’d be perfectly content sitting under this beachy veranda for the rest of our lives. Preferably if it comes with an unlimited supply of ahi tuna tartare.
4385 Collins Ave.; 786-507-7902 or cecconismiamibeach.com