From Michelin-starred bastions of elegance to chic waterfront scenes, these restaurants guarantee guests never need to leave the property.
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Allegra, The Stratford
Situated on the seventh floor of The Stratford, Allegra is awash in cool blue-grays and stained oak. Retracting glass walls open onto an expansive terrace and garden with wild plantings and a view of the London skyline. In his cooking, chef Patrick Powell incorporates ingredients from the restaurant’s own local organic farm.
Anne-Sophie Pic, Beau-Rivage Palace
Named for the sole female French chef to have attained three Michelin stars, Anne-Sophie Pic is the definition of understated opulence. Two Michelin stars grace this restaurant, where diners will find plates of beauty eloquently showcasing their ingredients. French windows provide views of the Alps and Lake Geneva.
Miramar Beach, California
Opulently upholstered white and navy seating and panoramic ocean views make for a maritime-chic dining environment. Chef Massimo Falsini trawls local sources to bring a taste of Southern Italy to the Pacific Coast. The menu includes such choices as burrata with charred Mission figs and a Channel Island white bass.
Overlooking the Oi River, the 17th-century Hoshinoya estate was transformed into an inn 100 years ago. It is a place of timeless, pristine loveliness, and the poetic fare reflects those qualities. Chef Ichiro Kubota, who has extensive training in Japanese and French cuisine, creates Kyoto cuisine, finding the perfect niche for each ingredient.
Grand Hyatt, Tokyo
On the fourth floor of the Grand Hyatt, Keyakizaka adheres to a unique concept: Displayed throughout the restaurant is a veritable farmers market of fresh ingredients, and guests select what they would like for a truly custom dining experience. Chefs prepare Keyakizaka’s offerings teppanyaki-style, slicing and cooking them before diners’ eyes.
Palate Restaurant, Saffire Freycinet
Executive chef Iain Todd is fervent about sourcing locally for the best produce, meat, poultry and seafood that Tasmania’s east coast has to offer. Situated in a spectacular futuristic building, Palate has floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of mountains and azure waters.
With its dazzling mirrored dining room in burgundy and gold, the Michelin-starred Ritz is a destination restaurant. Chef John Williams scouts out the finest ingredients in the U.K. to create his Escoffier-derived recipes. Think of such offerings as tournedos of beef with salsify, lovage and smoked bone marrow.
Rockefeller Room, Williamsburg Inn
Housed in the Regency-style five-star Williamsburg Inn, the plush Rockefeller Room impresses with deep-buttoned moss-green velvet banquettes, gray walls and dark polished wood. The contemporary menu includes such delicacies as Tangier Island oysters with a champagne sabayon and a lamb shoulder roast with baba ghanoush and blistered shishito peppers.
The Willows Inn
Lummi Island, Washington
Headed by Blaine Wetzel, whose dishes tell “a story about the land,” the inn serves daily-changing prix-fixe tasting menus incorporating such local ingredients as house-smoked salmon, seaweed and wild berries. The dining room is serene, light-filled and modern, with large windows providing views of surrounding waters.