Top 50 Most Scenic Views: Congratulations, 2011 Diners’ Choice Award Winners!

Ray's Boathouse in Seattle is a 2011 Diners' Choice Award Winner for Scenic View.

OpenTable is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards for the top 50 restaurants in the U.S. with the most scenic views.  The list of honorees is derived from more than ten million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

In keeping with its reputation for culinary excellence and expansive, natural beauty, California claimed half the spots on the list, with eight winners alone in ”America’s Finest City,” a.k.a. San Diego. The Bay Area made a strong showing with six winners. New York City’s sweeping skyline helped the Empire State take five spots, while Washington earned three. Two Phoenix, Arizona, restaurants are winners, along with two Illinois restaurants, in addition to honorees in 15 other states, including Alaska (Seven Glaciers), Georgia (Nikolai’s Roof), Hawaii (Sarento’s Top of the “I”), Michigan (Coach Insignia), New Jersey (Highlawn Pavilion), New Mexico (High Finance Restaurant) and Texas (Chart House), among others.

A great travel guide to make sure you don’t miss out on the most stunning vistas when you’re on the road, this list also provides inspiration for a staycation in your own city! Let us know if you’ve enjoyed a meal at any of these winning restaurants — and if your favorite was included.

Congratulations to all of the honorees of the 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards for Top 50 Scenic View Restaurants!