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These Are the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

Ocean waves, lush flower gardens, a mountainous backdrop—when you’re dining at a restaurant that has food you like and dynamite views, it can feel like you’ve hit the jackpot. For that reason, OpenTable pulls together an annual list of the most scenic restaurants in America, pinpointing locations from Hawaii to New Jersey with picture-perfect settings. Last year’s edition saw California take first place for the state with the most scenic restaurants—13 total, including Sea Venture in Pismo Beach and Coco Palm in Pomona. This year, unsurprisingly, California also came out on top with almost double the restaurants (24), while Florida came in second place (15) and New York took third (6). You’ll recognize some big names on the list, such as New York’s Tavern on the Green and Giada in Las Vegas—Rats Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ also made the list, which has gorgeous views overlooking a pond and art installations. To cull the list, OpenTable collected diner reviews between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019—restaurants had to have a minimum “overall score” (combining overall diner rating, user clout, total number of reviews, and regional overall rating) and certain ...