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OpenTable Reveals the top 100 scenic view restaurants in America

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In the last few years, I’ve really begun to explore the restaurants in Los Angeles, and I’ve even started getting adventurous on my road trips. Having had delightful meals now all over the state, I find myself paying far more attention than I normally would have to different restaurant rankings. Naturally, good food is at the top of my wish list, but I’m also a sucker for a great view. It’s no wonder that I scoured OpenTable’s announcement of the 2014 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America.

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That list really does hit scenic spots all around the country (I was thrilled to see an award-winner not far from where I grew up in Ohio) which makes sense because the list was created through reviews of more than 5 million restaurant patrons from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014.

With more road trips up and down the coast in my near future, I dove into the information on the California restaurants that made the list. Given the diversity of the terrain across this state, you’ll find award-winners not only with fantastic ocean views, but also with some breathtaking mountain/lake vistas (Hello, Lake Tahoe!). You better believe that I’m going to be referring to this list the very next time I hit the road—and since some of them are actually located right here in Los Angeles, you know it won’t be long before I start my sampling.

Which award-winning restaurants have made it on your "must try" list? Be sure to click through the photos to get an idea of exactly how amazing the views are and then start making reservations!

OpenTable 2014 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America (California Restaurants Only)