There’s nothing quite so delightful as a meal enjoyed in the great outdoors. Add a cool breeze off the water and a magnificent view, and you’ve got the makings of a memorable meal. This month, we highlight a few of our favorite restaurants that feature exceptional waterfront locations. So, pull up a chair and enjoy the view!
Del Mar, CA: Poseidon On The Beach is known for fantastic food made with high quality ingredients served in a fun and lively ocean front ambiance. Executive Chef Jamal is passionate about providing dining guests with creative preparations of seasonal fresh, local, and imported foods coupled with a Mediterranean flair. Fresh seafood, an enticing wine list and the cool ocean air will surround you as you enjoy your meal on the picturesque patio.
Kirkland, WA: bin on the lake serves over 80 wines by the glass in 1, 3 and 6 oz. pours, so you can sip, savor and sample at your pleasure. Chef de Cuisine Dylan Giordan is known for his passion for Northwest flavors as well as the region’s stunning raw ingredients. Located at the heart of Carillon Point on the shores of Lake Washington, bin on the lake’s passion for good food and great wine is matched only by the view!
Portland, OR: A Portland Spirit dinner cruise is the perfect night out on the water. Executive Chef Shawn Smith takes great pride in crafting delicious food offerings and the vibrant setting is enhanced by dazzling sights and city lights. Enjoy an evening filled to the brim with festive cuisine, locally sourced and prepared fresh on board; as well as entertainment and live performances.
San Francisco, CA: butterfly’s 5,000 sq. ft. dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows, offering dramatic views of San Francisco’s bay. The open kitchen offers exciting views of Chef and owner Robert Lam in action. Chef Lam is committed to supporting San Francisco’s diverse and innovative artistic communities and as part of his commitment, works by local artists adorn the walls of butterfly.
Chicago, IL: Come and experience Cite At The Top Of Lake Point Tower, one of Chicago’s best restaurants offering a stunning 360-degree view of Chicago’s skyline and Lake Michigan and an unprecedented fine dining experience 70 stories above the ground. Savor the culinary creations of Executive Chef Oscar Ornelas, coupled with a wine selection that will satisfy even the most demanding wine aficionados.
Spokane, WA: Walking into Bangkok Thai is like stepping right off the plane into the heart of Bangkok. The ambience is romantic and warm, with soft Thai music. The walls of the restaurant are adorned with sculptures and solid sandstone statuary that has been meticulously handpicked and shipped directly from Thailand. The restaurant’s Riverwalk location is in the heart of the University District, along the river close to the corner of Trent & Hamilton.