This award-winning eatery is the largest revolving restaurant you'll find east of Las Vegas. Named one of the Top 100 Romantic Restaurants in the United States, ThreeSixty (soon to be renamed "Eighteen" according to its website's "Reservations" tab) offers a seasonal dinner menu featuring the usual suspects of steak, chops, seafood, and pasta. It also serves a Sunday brunch that's free for children under four years old. Making reservations before you go, while not an iron-clad prerequisite, is a good idea if you're thinking about stopping in to see what's cooking.
Located in Walt Disney World's Epcot, this one's as much for those who are kids at heart as it is for the kids themselves. A casual family-style dining atmosphere dishes American cuisine and livens up farm-fresh harvest-inspired meals by having Disney characters like Chip n' Dale drop by your table to hang with your family. Speaking to the popularity of dining with beloved classic ‘toons while slowly spinning through the air is that reservations are strongly advised, and are accepted up to 180 days beforehand.
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This newly restored lounge slings Golden-Age cocktails (from a menu that changes nightly) and locally-sourced Chef's plates while you drink in the gorgeous Atlanta skyline. Its sources are so local, in fact, that they're on the premises. The UFO-shaped dining hall crafts its meal menu's weekly rotations using ingredients grown in its rooftop veggie garden, as well as honey collected from its in-house bee garden that's home to an approximate 60,000 "rescue" bees. The restaurant also features a "Coupe Club" that slides members bottles of bubbly at half-cost from 5:30 PM to midnight every Wednesday.
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Surprisingly, this is New York City's only revolving restaurant. The View is perched atop the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. With a menu showcasing contemporary American fare and a dining room that delivers awesome views of several New York landmark faves, this award-winning establishment continues to draw hungry guests from all over the globe. Go at dusk and watch the sun set over prix fixe or tasting menu offerings made using fresh ingredients from local sources. Go on Sundays from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and get your Mimosa Brunch on. Just make reservations before you do.
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The sole revolving restaurant on Florida's West Coast, this place offers up a menu that includes 8- to 16-ounce hand-cut steaks, a variety of seafood, signature pasta dishes, and eclectic starters. It's also probably the only place where you can request that someone bring you a "sexy alligator" (its drink menu cocktails have some colorful names) without earning strange looks. As if these aren't impressive enough, remember, we're talking beachfront property. If there's a surer way to launch a restaurant's ambiance factor into the mesosphere than combining a revolving dining room with a view of the ocean, it hasn't been discovered yet.
This rotating establishment is tough to beat in terms of bragging rights for having gotten in: it operates a mere two days each week during the U of SC's calendar year. Whether you prefer to revolve during a Friday barbecue lunch date or a relaxing Sunday brunch is your call. Whichever you choose, South Carolina's only 360-degree rotating restaurant offers up dazzling views of surrounding Columbia. The menu is a laid-back affair, with buffet-style dining set against the backdrop of a passing panorama just beyond your window. Reservations are accepted, and given the restricted hours of operation, seem well-advised if you're planning a visit.
With its sleek, futuristic décor and easy accessibility via Metro, the food isn't the only thing worth appreciating here. This establishment has won awards for its imaginative seasonal menu that acquires the meats, produce, and cheeses used in its dishes from sources that are local and sustainable. The D.C. area's only revolving rooftop restaurant, it's a slam dunk in terms of stunning vantage points from which to appreciate the Washington D.C. and Arlington, Virginia skylines over an elegant dinner. Just be sure to make some reservations before you do this ‘dome.
A "restaurant in the sky" in every sense, this hideaway is perched 71 stories above downtown Atlanta. Bringing to the metaphorical and literal table a repertoire of art gallery-worthy dishes that beg to be Instagrammed, this restaurant does Southern-flavored contemporary American cuisine in ways that have earned accolades from OpenTable, TripAdvisor, and The Travel Channel. That, plus breathtaking city views and the live jazz that happens every Wednesday and Thursday evening, adds up to an atmosphere equally suited to first dates, celebratory outings, and just unwinding after a long workday.
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