Of OpenTable's 100 best US restaurants featuring a view, 22 can be found in California.
The word 'California' immediately conjures up images of Hollywood, the Golden Gate Bridge, Santa Monica and famous vineyards. And with all those iconic sites, it's perhaps no surprise that the state has the larget number of restaurants with a prime view of the nation.
Specialized restaurant booking site OpenTable revealed its list of the 100 winners of its Diner's Choice Awards for Best Scenic View.
Washington comes in second with seven restaurants, before Maryland, Nevada and New York which count six restaurants each.
The survey is based on 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. 15,000 restaurants were taken into account in 50 states and the District of Columbia.
A look at four of the California entries, from Malibu to San Francisco.
Bertrand at Mister A's
Located at the top of a San Diego skyscraper, the restaurant offers a great view of the bay, the Balboa Park and the famous San Diego zoo. Website: bertrandatmisteras.com
At the Moonshadows in Malibu, clients can admire a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and enjoy Asian, Italian and American-inspired cuisine. Website: moonshadowsmalibu.com
Jenner's establishment, located at the top of a cliff on the Russian River, promises breathtaking sceneries and a unique cooking experience, only 45 minutes away from the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. Website: ilovesunsets.com
Wind and Sea
This seafood restaurant in Dana Point is surrounded by the sea on three sides and offers a gorgeous view of the marina. Website: windandsearestaurants.com
The complete top 100 list is available at opentable.com/scenic/