Two Utah Restaurants Among Opentable’s 100 Most Scenic Restaurants

Log Haven — named one of Opentable’s 100 most scenic restaurants in America — offers mountainside ambiance in Millcreek Canyon.

You can’t eat a view, but the Utah restaurants among Opentable’s 100 Most Scenic Restaurants also have great food. When it comes to “scenic,” it’s all about location, location, location. Log Haven in beautiful Millcreek Canyon, and The Roof, with a downtown view overlooking the LDS Salt Lake Temple, both made the 2017 list. 

White Miso Halibut served at Log Haven Restaurant.

Just curious — are there some other Utah restaurants that you’d pick as “most scenic?” For instance, the Glitretind in Deer Valley, Needles Lodge in Snowbasin, and Snowbird’s The Aerie all offer really nice mountain views.  And so does Taggart’s Grill,  just outside of Morgan, especially if you choose to eat on the patio.  

Most of the time, the scenic restaurants mean “expensive.” But one place that affords a great view, with modest prices, is The Point at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. It’s the hospital cafeteria, but the floor-to-ceiling windows give a great view of the city.  I met a nurse friend for lunch one day at The Point, and was so impressed that I talked my hubby into going there for lunch a few weeks later. Unfortunately it was in January — temperature inversion time. All we could see was the thick smog blanketing when SLC. SO much for that view!  But my nephew had his wedding reception there, and at night, with the city lights twinkling (and no smog) it was pretty impressive. 

If you have some other suggestions for other scenic restaurants, please share!

People may come to Log Haven for the view, but they keep coming back for the food.

Here’s the list of OPENTABLE’S 2017 100 MOST SCENIC RESTAURANTS in America: 

15 Point Road (Portsmouth, Rhode Island)

360 Steakhouse at Harrah’s Council Bluffs (Council Bluffs, Iowa)

Alpenglow Stube (Keystone, Colorado)

Al’s Upstairs (West Columbia, South Carolina)

Altius (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Baxter’s Lakeside Grille (Lake Ozark, Missouri)

Bay Harbor (Sandusky, Ohio)

Beachcomber Cafe (Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, California)

Bertrand at Mister A’s (San Diego, California)

Beverly’s (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho)

The Bistro at Childress Vineyards (Lexington, North Carolina)

The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard (Canton, Ohio)

The Bistro at Topsail (Surf City, North Carolina)

Black Bass Hotel (Lumberville, Pennsylvania)

Blue Ridge (Asheville, North Carolina)

Boat House Waterfront Dining (Tiverton, Rhode Island)

Bon Appetit (Dunedin, Florida)

Brave New Restaurant (Little Rock, Arkansas)

Bridges Restaurant (Grasonville, Maryland)

Cafe Pacific (Palos Verdes, California)

Camp Verde General Store and Restaurant (Camp Verde, Texas)

Canyon Kitchen (Sapphire, North Carolina)

Chateau Morrisette (Floyd, Virginia)

The Chateau on the Lake (Bolton Landing, New York)

Citico’s (Lenoir City, Tennessee)

Coast Guard House (Narragansett, Rhode Island)

Coco Palm (Pomona, California)

The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain (Dickerson, Maryland)

Cygnus 27 (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Dauphin’s (Mobile, Alabama)

Different Pointe of View (Phoenix, Arizona)

Edgewood Restaurant (Stateline, Nevada)

Eleven at Crystal Bridges (Bentonville, Arkansas)

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck (Dallas, Texas)

Flagstaff House (Boulder, Colorado)

The Fort (Morrison, Colorado)

Four Winds Steakhouse (Wills Point, Texas)

Golden Mast (Okauchee, Wisconsin)

Grand View (San Jose, California)

Harbor House (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Highlawn Pavilion (West Orange, New Jersey)

The Hobbit Restaurant (Ocean City, Maryland)

Iridescence (Detroit, Michigan)

JB Hooks (Lake Ozark, Missouri)

Joseph’s by the Sea (Old Orchard Beach, Maine)

Kemoll’s Italian Restaurant (St. Louis, Missouri)

King Estate Restaurant (Eugene, Oregon)

Latitudes on Sunset Key (Key West, Florida)

Log Haven (Salt Lake City, Utah)

The Marine Room (San Diego, California)

The Mariner’s Inn (Madison, Wisconsin)

Martini’s Grille (Burlington, Iowa)

Mesquite Grill at Tonto Verde (Rio Verde, Arizona)

Middleton Place Restaurant (Charleston, South Carolina)

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, Mt. Washington (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Nick and Nino’s Penthouse Steakhouse (Springfield, Illinois)

Ocean (Kennebunkport, Maine)

The Ocean House Restaurant (Dennis Port, Massachusetts)

Ophelia’s on the Bay (Sarasota, Florida)

Oyster Loft (Pismo Beach, California)

Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant (Tuckerton, New Jersey)

Pepper Tree Restaurant (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Pier W (Cleveland, Ohio)

Portland City Grill (Portland, Oregon)

Primavista (Cincinnati, Ohio)

The Pump House (Rock Hill, South Carolina)

Queensview Steakhouse (Long Beach, California)

Range Steakhouse at Harrah’s Laughlin (Laughlin, Nevada)

Region’s 117 (Lake Frederick, Virginia)

The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge (Blowing Rock, North Carolina)

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm (Lovettsville, Virginia)

The Roof Restaurant (Salt Lake City, Utah)

River Crab St. Clair (St. Clair, Michigan)

River’s End (Jenner, California)

RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge (Louisville, Kentucky)

Rupert’s at Hotel McCall (McCall, Idaho)

Salute E Vita Ristorante (Richmond, California)

Sea Venture (Pismo Beach, California)

Seven Glaciers (Girdwood, Alaska)

Shearns Seafood and Prime Steaks (Galveston, Texas)

Simon Pearce Restaurant (Quechee, Vermont)

Sir Winston’s Aboard The Queen Mary (Long Beach, California)

Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge at Grand Plaza Hotel (St. Pete Beach, Florida)

Sunset Terrace at Omni Grove Park Inn (Asheville, North Carolina)

Tarragon at The Inn at Honey Run (Millersburg, Ohio)

The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza (Atlanta, Georgia)

Thirty-Two (Biloxi, Mississippi)

Timmer’s Resort (West Bend, Wisconsin)

Top of Binion’s Steakhouse (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Top of the World Restaurant at Stratosphere Hotel (Las Vegas, Nevada)

TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone (Verona, New York)

Twenty Eight Atlantic at Wequassett Resort (East Harwich, Massachusetts)

Vast (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Venezia Restaurant (Boston, Massachusetts)

Ventana Grill (St. Pismo, California)

Vivace Restaurant (Tucson, Arizona)

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern (La Crosse, Wisconsin)

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson (Yonkers, New York)