- Najja Parker The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Aside from the yummy foods and superb customer service, there is another element that can make your dining experience unforgettable: the view. One Atlanta restaurant fits the bill, because it’s been named one of the most scenic in America, according to OpenTable.
To determine the results, the restaurant reservation site analyzed more than 10 million reviews of more than 25,000 U.S. restaurants submitted by “verified diners.”
The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza made the site’s 2017 list thanks to its spinning dining room, which provides 360-degree views of the city.
This isn’t the first time the tri-level dining complex has been recognized. It made OpenTable’s 2016 most scenic restaurants list last year. It also received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award in 2016 and was OpenTable’s 2015 Diner’s Choice award.
Located in Downtown Atlanta at 210 Peachtree St. NW, the upscale eatery, designed by Atlanta architect John Portman, made its debut in 1976.
Since then, it has been accommodating couples and families with delicious lunch and dinner options for decades.
Sun Dial closed for renovations in 2010 and reopened in 2013. It closed again for two months in 2017 after a 5-year-old boy died due to being trapped in between a table and one of the restaurant’s rotating walls.
As of June, the floor was no longer revolving. But despite the controversy, Sun Dial is still serving up “spectacular views, tantalizing menus and live jazz,” and OpenTable is taking notice.View full experience