The setting in which you eat is a key element to fine dining. Whether it’s contemporary décor, dreamy lighting, or incorporating the surrounding elements, each detail makes your meal an experience. Restaurants with prime real estate overlooking sprawling cityscapes make breathtaking views the settings for not just amazing meals, but also unforgettable memories. When chartering a flight to the world’s most impressive destinations, a menu that’s worthy of a restaurant’s stunning views will help complete your trip.
When Flying Private, Reserve a Table with a View
Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar | San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Located within the Rosewood Hotel, Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar gives you a panoramic view of the city’s historic Spanish-colonial architecture and Gothic-style cathedral. Luminaries and decorated mosaics complement the bar’s earthy terra cotta hues. Pair your selection from the authentic tapas menu with a crafted margarita, locally brewed cerveza or Mexican vino. Guest favorites include suckling pig tacos with salsa verde, flank steak taquitos au gratin, and baby squid in a garlic mojo sauce.
White Rabbit | Moscow, Russia
Hailed as one of the 50 best restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, White Rabbit on the 16th floor of the Smolenskiy Passage building allows for full views of Moscow throughout the year as you sit under a floor-to-ceiling glass dome. Chef Vladimir Mukhin gives classic Russian cuisine a revolutionary twist using Slavic ingredients that locals were introduced to in fairy tales, such as moose milk, veal tongue, and albino sturgeon caviar. For an interactive experience, opt for a seat at the gastro bar, where the bartenders and cooks at the two-way counter give you insider information about your dishes and cocktails.
Sirocco | Bangkok, Thailand
One of the highest outdoor restaurants on the planet, Sirocco and the adjacent open air Sky Bar on the 63rd floor of the State Tower rewards you with a 270-degree panoramic view of downtown and the Chao Phraya River. As you sit 820 feet in the air, chefs Gonzalo Ruiz and Gabriele Casellanza pair extraordinary ingredients to create award-winning Mediterranean fare. While the city buzzes below, slurp up oysters, delight in the 48-hour Wagyu short-ribs, or sample the tasting menu. After dinner, secure the end table at the left of the Sky Bar for the best views of the skyline and live band while sipping on an experimental cocktail, such as a Poptail.
Dos Cielos | Barcelona, Spain
On the 24th floor of the Meliá Barcelona Sky hotel, Javier and Sergio Torres cook up innovated cuisine that awarded Dos Cielos a Michelin star. The restaurant’s outdoor terrace graces you with privileged views of the mountains, Mediterranean, and skyline. The Torres brothers feature haute cuisine with a seasonal tasting menu that showcases modern Catalan cuisine.
Le Jules Verne | Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower isn’t just a tourist attraction. It’s also home to one of best restaurants in Paris, Le Jules Verne. Positioned 400 feet in the air, on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower’s south pillar, the restaurant epitomizes haute French cuisine with a menu overseen by Alain Ducasse. Views of Montmartre, Sacre Coeur church, the Seine and the tower’s wrought-iron web surround you as you toast with a champagne aperitif and feast on a multi-course meal. For a personalized experience, purchase a lunch or dinner “Gift Box” before your trip. The package includes the best table in the house and personalized menus signed by chef Pacal Féraud.