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From seaside dining in a romantic setting as you watch the sun go down to mountain top dining with stunning views, our annual top 10 restaurants in the world not only offer some of the best views but also do that in an unique setting.

With thousands of beautiful restaurants from around the world to choose from, we selected the top ten list based on the feedback on our social media feed with over 300 million plus annual views from our 2 million plus followers, our independent visits to some of the restaurants and the user ratings, views and mentions of the properties on our site.

Below is our annual top 10 restaurants in the world with stunning views to dine in 2023.

The River Cafe, Brooklyn

Dining at River Cafe NYC One of the top restaurants in the world with best views offering dramtic Skyline Views
Photo: Viva Violeta Photography via River Cafe (Facebook)

Nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge, The River Cafe in New York City offers dramatic views of the New York Skyline. Restaurant not only offers sweeping city views but also is Michelin starred. The romantic atmosphere is enhanced by wonderful flower arrangements, live piano music, and a seamless service – creating a perfect setting for the countless engagements that take place.

Dining in Cave Restaurant at Grotta Palazzese in italy one of the top Best Views Instagrammable Restaurants in the World with best views
Photo: Selfish_girl (IG)

Located in the heart of Polignano A Mare, on the southeastern coast of Italy, this seaside restaurant is anything but ordinary. Ristorante Grotta Palazzese is set on a cliff in a natural cave overlooking the Adriatic sea, making this one of the most unique and romantic dining destinations in the world. The outdoor terrace is set right by the water’s edge and features candlelit dinner with regional Italian cuisine.

Piz Gloria Restaurant - Top Restaurant in the World with best views

Dine at 2970m (9744 ft.) with most spectacular alpine views. Schilthorn Piz Gloria 360 degrees restaurant is surrounded by 200 alpine peaks and features a revolving restaurant with spellbinding wraparound views of the Swiss Alps. Located on the summit, the restaurant is accessed by an aerial cable car and the culinary offers include simple snacks to regional dishes.

Gritti Palace Restaurant in Venice Italy, Canalside dining at one of the top 10 restaurants with best views in the world

Imagine canal side dining in Venice as gondolas glide by. At The Gritti Terrace by Club del Doge in Hotel Gritti Palace, you can take pleasure in an unique dining experience at Grand Canal. Stretching along the waterfront, the restaurant serves up Venetian cuisine and the terrace offers one of the best views in Venice,

Blue Hour Dining at the Lycabettus Restaurant Santorini One of the top restaurants with best view in the world

With an outdoor dining terrace set on the edge of the caldera cliffs in Oia, Santorini, Lycabettus Restaurant at Andronis Luxury Suites Hotel offers one of the most romantic dining experiences. Share intimate dining experience under the stars with amazing sea and sunset views. Along with the views and the ambiance, restaurant also serves exquisite seafood, Greek and Mediterranean fare with wine pairing.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives

Itihaa Underwater restaurant, Restaurant with a unique dining experience featuring underwater views
Photo: Conrad Maldives

Dine five meters below the surface of the ocean in an oval glass dome surrounded by the views of coral gardens and marine life at the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant located in Conrad Maldives. The world’s first underwater restaurant offers set lunch and dinner menus featuring local spices and produce blended with Western infuences matched with fine wines and the restaurant is also open for mid-morning cocktails. 

El Farallon Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Oceanside Dining at El Farallon Restaurant in Cabo San Lucas Mexico One of the top restaurants in the world with best views

Set in a dramatic location right by the ocean on one side and tucked amongst ancient rocks carved into the cliffs on the other side, El Farallon Restaurant at Waldorf Astoria Cabo Resort features dramatic views of the pacific ocean and the sunset. Restaurant features outdoor candlelit tables and an open-air kitchen serving fresh seafood.

Dining in the Eiffel Tower at Le Jules Verne Restaurant Bucketlist dining experience with best views

Dining in the Eiffel Tower is a bucket list experience for many.  Located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, Le Jules Verne offers a once in a lifetime setting for an intimate dining experience as the city lights up 410 feet below. It is a Michelin starred restaurant featuring French gourmet cuisine with modern accents.

Sirocco Bangkok

Rooftop dining at Sirocco Restaurant in Bangkok Top restaurant in the world with best views

Dine at the world’s highest terrace restaurant with stunning city and river views. Sirocco is located on the 63rd floor of the Lebua State Tower. Ascend to the iconic golden dome and walk down the artistically lit staircase as you take in the dramatic views. Restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine in a romantic setting with a live band.

Kin Toh Azulik, Mexico

Treetop Dining in a Nest at Kin Toh Restaurant in Azulik Tulum Mexico Unique Instagrammable dining experience

Located in the Azulik Resort Tulum, Kin Toh is a Mayan-Mexican restaurant featuring dining nests built on stilts 12m above ground with sweeping jungle views.While the restaurant has indoor dining option, the outdoor nests offer unique dining experience with panoramic jungle sunset views. The nests come in several sizes from a romantic nest for two to bigger nests serving up to 14 people.