Legal Harborside, Boston from America’s Best Rooftop Restaurants Slideshow

America’s Best Rooftop Restaurants Slideshow

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Legal Harborside, Boston

Located in Boston’s Seaport District, Legal Harborside is Legal Seafoods’ flagship property. The restaurant has three distinct floors, and the third-floor rooftop lounge has a retractable glass roof and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer spectacular views of the waterfront scenery year-round. Be sure to indulge in the restaurant’s selection of small plates and their stellar cocktail list.  


Alma, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Alma’s third-floor deck, open year-round, offers a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline. The menu is a New American take on Mexican cuisine, including such classics as chile rellenos and fish tacos. The restaurant has an extensive tequila menu as well. 


La Birreria, New York City

From the Batali/Bastianich team, Eataly’s Birreria is a rooftop restaurant and brewery. The menu features an innovative selection of house-made sausage dishes as well as a well-balanced selection of cheeses, mushrooms, and salumi. The beer list includes artisanal cask beers that are brewed on the premises.

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P.O.V. Rooftop Lounge and Terrace, Washington, D.C.

P.O.V., located on top of the W Hotel at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, offers stunning views of the White House and national monuments. Enjoy a tapas menu crafted by Jean-Georges Vongerichten (who owns J&G Steakhouse, also located in the hotel) while sipping a speakeasy-style cocktail. Beware — the lines to get into this lounge are rumored to be long. 


Trio, Philadelphia

Located in a converted row home in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, Trio offers outdoor dining on their second-floor deck. The menu features modern American-Thai cuisine, as well as such favorites as pad thai and a seafood hot pot. As this spot is BYOB, come with a bottle of wine and enjoy the outstanding food while taking in the late summer sun. 

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Maximilien Restaurant, Seattle

This French restaurant located in Pike Place Market offers breathtaking views of the Puget Sound, Elliott Bay, West Seattle, and the Olympic Mountains. While not a traditional rooftop restaurant, Maximilien has outdoor deck seating. Additionally, a cocktail view lounge offers an elevated area to enjoy a drink before and/or after dining. 


Linger, Denver

Diners come to Linger for the food, the view, and the vibe. The restaurant offers a great view of the city from its rooftop patio, the perfect backdrop for its innovative menu that is inspired by street food from around the world. 

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ROOF on the Wit, Chicago

You can enjoy cocktails, food, and an incredible view of the Chicago skyline year-round at the ROOF. The menu offers a selection of plates to share, ranging from flatbreads to sushi and duck-fat fries. This venue is definitely a place to be seen, so dress for a swanky night out. 

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The Rooftop by Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood, Los Angeles

Located on the hotel’s top floor, diners at the Rooftop can enjoy views of LA, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood while dining outdoors. The menus designed by chef Ramsay emphasize fresh and local ingredients. As an additional bonus, the Rooftop offers a scrumptious afternoon tea on the weekends.

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The Plant Café Organic, San Francisco

Located at Pier 3, The Plant offers beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay from both its open and covered outdoor seating areas. The menu at the café changes seasonally and is dependent on locally farmed ingredients and freshly caught sustainable seafood.  

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Edge Steak & Bar, Miami

Diners at Edge in the Four Seasons Miami have the option to sit either in the dining room or on the terrace, where the view of Miami and Biscayne Bay is beautiful. The menu is reminiscent of a classic steakhouse, including an extensive meat and seafood selection. 

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The Pavilion Bar, Charleston, S.C.

Located on top of the Market Pavilion Hotel, the Pavilion Bar provides both city and water views. The menu offers a collection of casual seafood and meat-based dishes with a slight twist. Enjoy the duck confit nachos while taking in a beautiful, Southern sunset.

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Iron Cactus, Austin, Texas

Iron Cactus may be best known for its extensive tequila selection, but this restaurant located on Sixth Street also boasts outstanding Mexican food. Enjoy the Baja fish tacos as you sip your tequila and take in the city view.


miX, Las Vegas

miX, imagined by Alain Ducasse for the Hotel at Mandalay Bay, has dramatic city views, an edgy interior design, and noteworthy food. The menu has French and American influences and is meant to be paired with wine from miX’s extensive cellar. Promising a sensory overload, miX is the perfect Vegas restaurant. 


Perry’s, Washington, D.C.

This restaurant, located in Adam’s Morgan, offers lovely city views from its rooftop. The menu contains a collection of modern American classics like crabcakes, as well as sushi. However, Perry’s offers something unique in the rooftop dining world — a Sunday Drag Brunch!

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America’s Best Rooftop Restaurants Slideshow