By Kate Parham Kordsmeier
It’s no secret Atlanta is home to several sky-high restaurants with incredible views—the spinning blue dome at Polaris is a city icon, most Atlantans have celebrated a special occasion at rotating restaurant The Sun Dial, and Nikolia’s Roof, which sits on the 30th floor of the Hilton Atlanta hotel, has been an institution in the city since 1976. But these soaring spots aren’t the only restaurants in town suited for a postcard. Check out three more scenic restaurants where the views are as jaw-dropping as the eats:
Canoe (Atlanta): An Atlanta mainstay since 1995, Canoe is as close to dining in nature as you can get without actually camping in the woods. Nestled along the banks of the Chattahoochee river, tree-lined pebbled walkways surround lush gardens and a beautiful outdoor patio where outstanding service comingles with Asian-influenced seasonal fare (think yuzo-spiked crab cakes and crispy Georgia shrimp with curried cauliflower).
Gaby’s by the Lake (Greensboro): Few restaurants afford serene waterfront views like the sights you’ll snag at this lakeside and poolside restaurant (Hint: it’s located at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation). Signature chilled cocktails like champagne mojitos are best sipped on the sprawling patio overlooking Lake Oconee.
Rocks on the Roof (Savannah): Situated on top of The Bohemian, a riverfront boutique hotel, is small-plates favorite Rocks on the Roof, where sweeping views of the Savannah River and Talmadge Bridge are best enjoyed at a seat around the blue-flamed fire pit, truffle fries in hand. There’s even live music five days a week.