Let’s face it: hotel restaurants can have a bad reputation for being subpar. But if you lump all restaurants in the “last resort” category, you are missing out. With award-winning chefs, sleek design, and a dedication to fresh, local ingredients, our top hotel restaurants should be your first choice.
Whether you want more casual Mediterranean fare or gourmet fine-dining, you can’t go wrong with these two options at the Four Seasons George V.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
“The very small restaurant is standout. They usually have a 3-course dinner that is outstanding with terrific wine pairings. Also, they bake their own fresh croissants at breakfast and they are absolutely amazing.” – Brownell Independent Advisor Kiersten Murnane
Puerto Natales, Chile
The excitement of exploring Patagonia doesn’t end at dinner. The Singular Patagonia makes each gastronomic experience just as fun as your day – that’s why Brownell Independent Advisor Louisa Gehring recommends booking the half board rate, where you can breakfast and a choice of either lunch or dinner.
Santa Marina is home to the world’s first Buddha Bar, where your fresh Pacific Rim cuisine is complemented by cocktail creations by the mixologists and the sounds from top DJs. And, did we mention its beach-front location is the perfect spot for those breezy Greek Isle nights.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
After a day spent experiencing one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, there’s nothing like relaxing over a fabulous dinner in the gorgeous Edwardian-style Livingstone Room.
Christchurch, New Zealand
“The food there is high end, yet accessible (think: no searching through foam to find the one piece of fish in the bowl). It’s paired with the most AMAZING New Zealand wines….and all included!” – Brownell Independent Advisor Louisa Gehring
Some say Foothills Cuisine, others say farm-to-table, but we can all say that the renowned cuisine at Blackberry Farm is nothing short of exceptional.
Aptly named “Dinner” as a nod to British history, Heston Blumenthal combines traditional dishes with contemporary flare.
Voted the #1 Chinese restaurant in Chicago by Zagat, this spot not only has great cuisine but also fab views. Let’s just say it’s all that and dim sum.
New York, New York
Four Seasons’ second New York City property features celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s first restaurant in the city, CUT, where guests can indulge in prime steaks and mouthwatering sides.
Enjoy elegant French cuisine at this three Michelin-starred restaurant for lunch or dinner.
Whether you want to try Chef Norman Van Aken fusion of Latin, Caribbean, and Asian flavors with European techniques at NORMAN’S or “field to table” fare at Highball & Harvest, you can’t go wrong at Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes. “Highball & Harvest was the best meal I had in all of 2015!” – Brownell Vice President of Marketing & Development Haisley Smith
This hotel is the only one in the world to have two restaurants with three Michelin stars!
This Michelin-starred restaurant takes you on a journey through Italian cuisine. Don’t miss the champagne sabering!
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains only an hour outside of Washington DC, the Inn at Little Washington is likened to “living theater” where the guest plays the star role during the gastronomic performance.
County Mayo, Ireland
“Ashford Castle has one of the most amazing breakfast buffets ever – the smoked salmon is to die for!” – Sarah Richardson, Assistant to Brownell Independent Advisor Martha Rhodes
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Chef Eric Ripert of New York’s Le Bernardin showcases fresh, local seafood with seasonal flavors at Blue – a must when in Grand Cayman.
“The service, the food, the atmosphere – everything is AMAZING!!” – Brownell Senior Travel Coordinator Holly Bauer
St. Helena, California
Three Michelin-star farm-to-table cuisine in the heart of California wine country. Need we say more?
“My recommendation to clients is to make time in their itinerary to go at lunch and take advantage of the tasting menu that is a steal at $45 per person for 7 dishes. It is a great way to taste-test many unique Thai dishes in one meal!” – Brownell Independent Advisor Jessica Ourisman
Cape Town, South Africa
“Signal Restaurant was the perfect first night in South Africa after a long flight. The service was fantastic, the tasting menu was divine, and the sommelier helped us pick the perfect bottle of wine. It was a highlight of our trip!” – Brownell Digital Media Coordinator Brooke Whatley
New York, New York
With the feel of a neighborhood Italian taverna, you’ll feel like a local at Locanda Verde. Do yourself a favor and start your meal with the Sheep’s Milk Ricotta!
In the newly refurbished Hotel Plaza Athenee, Alain Ducasse delivers exceptional Haute Cuisine that pairs perfectly with the sleek, high-design dining room.
The only thing better than the fresh cuisine is the sweeping view of the Acropolis – talk about dinner with a view!
“Some of the best beef (Kobe beef) you’ll ever have in your life! But before you dine in the restaurant, it’s worth it to have a cocktail in the bar while watching the sun set. Both the bar and the restaurant have amazing views of Tokyo. Hot tip: this bar and this hotel were where Lost in Translation was filmed.” – Brownell Independent Advisor Tisha Neufville