Online restaurant reservation service OpenTable has long recognized the growing dining scene in Phoenix. Most recently eight Arizona restaurants were listed as top spots for al fresco dining, and prior to that two Phoenix restaurants were named as some of the hottest eateries in the country.
Now OpenTable has once again highlighted the Valley’s culinary accomplishments with its “100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America,” featuring two Phoenix restaurants.
Different Pointe of View at the Hilton Tapatio Cliffs at 11111 N. Seventh St. and The Patio at Las Sendas at 7555 E. Eagle Crest Drive in Mesa both landed on the list.
OpenTable gives accolades to Different Pointe of View because it “offers guests breathtaking views second only to the outstanding regional American cuisine that features fresh local and organic ingredients,” and The Patio at Las Sendas for its “breathtaking panoramic view of the entire Phoenix valley.”
Vivace Restaurant in Tucson also made the list.
California was the state with the most restaurants on the list with 24.
The 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America list is generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “great for outdoor dining” was selected as a special feature.
“Whether they’re perched atop a city skyscraper or nestled on a mountainside, this year’s winning restaurants provide awe-inspiring views that showcase all the beauty of their surroundings for locals and travelers seeking a front-row seat to a city’s natural or manmade splendors,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable chief dining officer, in a statement. “A dining experience at any of these honorees is the most delicious way to get a true sense of place when vacationing or exploring your own hometown.”