July 15, 2024

The 50 Most Beautiful Restaurants in America 2024

The 50 Most Beautiful Restaurants in America 2024

America’s restaurants really show up in the design department — we’re talking fairytale-inspired gardens, tropical rooftop escapes, and avant-garde art installations — making it difficult to choose just one as most beautiful in each state. But in honor of PEOPLE’s 50th anniversary and 2024 Beautiful Issue, the editors at OpenTable crowned 50 restaurants as the country’s most beautiful.

These super-stylish stunners deliver unforgettable dining experiences. There are mountaintop chalets with modern rustic touches, glammed-up Art Deco mansions with a view, and mirror-and-glass paneled sky-high stunners. These are our picks for the 50 most beautiful restaurants in the U.S.

Head to OpenTable to learn more about each restaurant, plus see 17 curated city guides in key states so you can find the most beautiful dining rooms near you.

Alabama

Daniel George Restaurant.

Daniel George Birmingham/Instagram


Daniel George Restaurant and Bar

Mountain Brook, Ala.

Billowy curtains and a statement mirror wall create a refined setting for a rotating New American menu.

Alaska

Hotel Captain Cook/Facebook


Crow’s Nest at Hotel Captain Cook

Anchorage, Alaska

The view is the calling card at this steak and seafood spot, where floor-to-ceiling windows frame downtown Anchorage.

Arizona

Hermosa Inn/Instagram


Lon’s at The Hermosa

Paradise Valley, Ariz.

For the best views of Camelback Mountain, grab a seat on the lush patio at this globally-inspired restaurant.

Arkansas

The Preacher’s Son/Instagram


Preacher’s Son

Bentonville, Ark.

This farm-to-table spot inside a Gothic Revival church features stained glass windows and a bell tower art installation.

California

Auberge du Soleil/Instagram


The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil

Rutherford, Calif.

Find sweeping vistas of lush vineyards and manicured gardens from the patio at this Michelin-starred restaurant.

Colorado

Allred’s Restaurant/Instagram


 Allred’s

Telluride, Colo.

Accessible via gondola, this rustic mountain top American restaurant reflects the beauty of its natural surroundings.

Connecticut

Siena Ristorante


Siena

New Haven, Conn.

Vibrant stained glass windows and a sleek, turquoise-hued bar set the tone for the Blake Hotel’s lively lobby restaurant.

Delaware

Victoria’s Restaurant.

Victoria’s Restaurant/Facebook


Victoria’s

Rehoboth Beach, Del.

Right on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, this Victorian-styled American restaurant has a view of the Atlantic from every table.

Florida

Mila Miami Beach/Instagram


Mila

Miami

Warm reclaimed woods, striking sculptures, and greenery galore make this indoor-outdoor stunner a Miami destination.

Georgia

The Garden Room/Instagram


The Garden Room

Atlanta

A lush, colorful garden adorned with delicate tile mosaics and pink-and-green dining room transport you straight to Europe.

Hawaii

Canoe House


CanoeHouse

Kamuela, Hawaii

This idyllic oceanfront restaurant screams “Hawaii” with wood-beamed ceilings, earth-toned fabrics, and lush grounds.

Idaho

The Narrows Steakhouse


The Narrows Steakhouse

McCall, Idaho

Old-school steakhouse meets modern design with floor-to-ceiling windows framing Payette Lake and Salmon River Mountain.

Illinois

Tre Dita


Tre Dita

Chicago

Tre Dita’s swanky dining room gazes upon Lake Michigan and the Chicago River through dramatic 40-foot windows.

Indiana

The Fountain Room


The Fountain Room

Indianapolis

This stylish two-story spot brings Art Deco glamour with marble bartops, tufted leather chairs, and cascading chandeliers.

Iowa

Mulberry Street Tavern


Mulberry Street Tavern

Des Moines, Iowa

Rich wood paneling, a zinc bar, and stately leather chairs create a warm atmosphere in downtown Des Moines.

Kansas

The Weather Room


The Weather Room

Topeka, Kan.

This modern steakhouse in Topeka evokes the state’s pastoral landscape with emerald green banquettes and golden-hued curtains.

Kentucky

Lost Palm


Lost Palm

Lexington, Ky.

Lexington’s Lost Palm is an indoor-outdoor homage to 1960s South Florida with pink-and-green tropical decor.

Louisiana

Chemin a la Mer


Chemin à la Mer

New Orleans

Every element of this award-winning restaurant overlooking the Mississippi River evokes its name — “pathway to the sea.”

Maine

Earth at Hidden Pond


Earth at Hidden Pond

Kennebunkport, Maine

Nature is on display at this Kennebunkport restaurant, where rough-hewn chairs and statement log walls add to the cozy vibe.

Maryland

Ammoora/Instagram


Ammoora

Baltimore

The opulent decor here celebrates Syria via ornate architecture with bold mosaics and dramatic archways.

Massachusetts

Wusong Road


Wusong Road

Cambridge, Mass.

Maximalism reigns at this tiki restaurant, with thatched overhangs, 1970s-era peacock chairs, and tropical wallpaper.

Michigan

Pao


PAO

Detroit

Original details from the 1920s-era Detroit building combine with a new mezzanine and glass garage-style doors.

Minnesota

RH Rooftop Minneapolis


RH Rooftop Restaurant

Edina, Minn.

This ultra-glam indoor-outdoor space is a stunning showcase for RH’s luxury furnishings, with a soaring atrium and manicured grounds.

Mississippi

Mary Mahoney’s/Facebook


Mary Mahoney’s Old French House

Biloxi, Miss.

Historic details like heart-pine floors and a courtyard shaded by a mature oak tree show off the 18th-century setting.

Missouri

Grünauer


Grünauer

Kansas City, Mo.

Lofted ceilings modeled after beer barrels channel biergartens in the owner’s native Vienna at this Kansas City restaurant.

Montana

Big Sky Resort


Everett’s 8,800

Big Sky, Mont.

Aprés-ski culture reigns at this upscale mountain restaurant with rustic-chic decor and spectacular views of Lone Peak.

Nebraska

Timbers at Lied Lodge


Timbers at Lied Lodge

Nebraska City, Neb.

Get sweeping views of the surrounding Arbor Day Farm inside the rustic dining room with lofted ceilings and wooden beams.

Nevada

Summer House Vegas/Instagram


Summer House

Las Vegas

California beach style comes to the desert at this airy, live-fire restaurant with open-air skylights and tons of plants. 

New Hampshire

Three Chimneys Inn


Three Chimneys Inn

Durham, N.H.

Choose from three ultra-cozy rooms—hello, fireplaces—to enjoy this historic inn’s take on traditional New England fare.

New Jersey

Rats


Rat’s Restaurant

Hamilton, N.J.

This romantic cafe on the artistic grounds of the 42-acre Grounds for Sculpture museum is inspired by The Wind in the Willows.

New Mexico

Bishop’s Lodge Auberge/Instagram


SkyFire

Sante Fe, N.M.

Adobe-style walls, cowhide rugs, and Southwestern art accompany outdoor fireside dining with views of the Tesuque Valley.

North Carolina

Tamasha Modern Indian/Instagram


Tamasha Modern Indian

Raleigh, N.C.

Moody interiors — gold archways, elaborate light fixtures, dramatic marble — meet flavorful modern Indian fare.

North Dakota

Rosewild


Rosewild

Fargo, N.D.

Elevated Midwestern comfort food is paired with an inviting mix of cozy banquettes and playful floral wallpaper.

Ohio

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse


Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

Columbus, Ohio

More is more at the Columbus outpost of the glitzy national chain, via stained-glass domes, tufted velvet walls, and more.

Oklahoma

The Great Hall


The Great Hall

Oklahoma City

This palatial lobby inside the landmark First National Center building in Oklahoma City reflects its opulent Art Deco origins.

Oregon

Black Butte Ranch


Black Butte Ranch, The Lodge Restaurant

Sisters, Ore.

This Hacker-designed space brings the outside in with earth tones and native woods, including a double-height stone fireplace.

Pennsylvania

The Four Seasons


SkyHigh

Philadelphia

A glass elevator ride to the 60th floor opens to waterfalls and 40-foot windows showing off stunning views of the city below.

Rhode Island

Cara


Cara

Newport, R.I.

A gorgeous former mansion in Newport Beach is the intimate setting for this fine-dining restaurant with Atlantic Ocean views.

South Carolina

Camellias/Instagram


Camellias

Charleston, S.C.

This Champagne lounge is a nod to the famed Russian Fabergé egg, seen via bold pink interiors and crystal chandeliers.

South Dakota

Snitches/Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort


Snitches

Deadwood, S.D.

Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort’s restaurant amps up the glam with dark blue walls, jewel-toned chairs, and luxe gold accents.

Tennessee

Top of the Rock Restaurant and Brewery


Top of the Rock Restaurant and Brewery

Jasper, Tenn.

Come for panoramic views on the large patio at this mountain top brewery with floor-to-ceiling windows to soak in the scenery.

Texas

Tillie’s/Instagram


 Tillie’s

Dripping Springs, Texas

Enter a cavernous space housed in a 200-year-old Vietnamese town hall appointed with impressive, eclectic antiques.

Utah

Blue Sky Auberge/Instagram


Yuta

Wanship, Utah

Yuta’s neutral hues, elegant leather upholstery, and statement indoor bar made of 100-year-old oak show the beauty of minimalism.

Vermont

The Hermitage Inn


The Hermitage Inn

Dover, Vt.

This serene, historic inn has one upscale and one more laidback dining room, both featuring rustic decor befitting the state.

Virginia

Lemaire


Lemaire

Richmond, Va.

With stately marble columns, high ceilings, and hand-blown crystal chandeliers, this dining room is especially grand. 

Washington

Deep Dive/Instagram


Deep Dive

Seattle

Curiosities displayed on built-in shelves and ceilings shaped like a ship’s hull set the scene at this speakeasy-style lounge. 

West Virginia

Lightburns/Stonewall Resort


Lightburn’s Restaurant

Roanoke, W. Va.

Beamed ceilings provide panoramic views of the Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, lake, and surrounding state park.

Wisconsin

I.d.Delafield/Instagram


I.d.

Delafield, Wis.

The showstopper here is the ceiling, painted with confetti-hued pop art that matches the dining room’s lively, playful energy.

Wyoming

Jenny Lake Lodge.

Grand Teton Lodge Company/Facebook


Jenny Lake Lodge Dining Room

Moran, Wyo.

Open from June to October, this 1930s-era log cabin resort restaurant in Grand Teton National Park transports you back in time.

Aarti Virani and Tanay Warerkar contributed to this story.