These high-floor restaurants have spectacular views, amazing dining experiences, and they are all located in hotels, so you will be only an elevator away from your suite, saving you time

Above: L’Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris. Pictured in the header is Chef’s Table at lebua at State Tower, Bangkok.

Private jets are time machines, saving users hours and days that would have otherwise been spent waiting on commercial airline flights, making connections or sitting around airports.

Developed in partnership with DG Amazing Experiences, our weekly e-newsletter for private jet owners, The Ultimate Restaurant Guide for Private Jet Travelers provides you with a curated list of 144 great dining venues with amazing high-floor vistas that are also timesavers, because they are located in your hotel.

When you are on a tight schedule, don’t navigate city traffic, just head upstairs. With views of the pyramids at Giza, the Eiffel Tower, Acropolis, the lights of Hollywood, the Royal Palace in Tokyo, or Sydney’s Opera House, your suite is just an elevator ride away, so bon appetit!

The Ultimate Restaurant Guide for Private Jet Travelers
World's best rooftop restaurants

What were the criteria to be included?

– Had to be a full-service restaurant – not just a bar or lounge

– Had to be in a 4/5-star/lifestyle hotel with great suites you can bed down in

– Had to be rooftop or high floor with spectacular and memorable views

– Had to provide a fantastic dining experience equal to the views

Best Rooftop Restaurants for Private Jetsetters

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The Americas

Best rooftop restaurants in the U.S.
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

1.     Atlanta, Nikolai’s Roof, The Atlanta Hilton


2.     Austin, Geraldine’s, Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt


3.     Boston, Top of the Hub, Mandarin Oriental (same building)


4.     Buenos Aires, Kayla Restaurant, Alvear Icon Hotel & Residences


5.     Chicago, Nomi Garden, Park Hyatt


6.     Chicago, LH on 21, London House Hotel


7.     Chicago, Cindy’s Chicago Athletic Association Hotel


8.     Chicago, Terrace 16, Trump International


9.     Dallas, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, Hyatt Regency


10.   Dallas, Ser Steak + Spirits, Hilton Anatole


11.   Denver, Fire, The Art A Hotel


12.   Detroit, Iridescence, Motor City Casino & Hotel


13.   Houston, Spindletop, Hyatt Regency


14.   Indianapolis, The Eagle’s Nest, Hyatt Regency


15.   Las Vegas, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, Waldorf Astoria


16.   Las Vegas, Top of the World, Stratosphere


17.   Las Vegas, Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Paris


18.   Las Vegas, Rivera, The Delano


19.   Los Angeles, The Roof Garden, The Peninsula Beverly Hills


20.   Los Angeles, JG Rooftop, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills


21.   Los Angeles, La Boucherie, InterContinental Downtown


22.   Los Angeles, Sora, InterContinental Downtown


23.   Los Angeles, Boxwood Restaurant, The London West Hollywood


24.   Los Angeles, The Highlight Room Grill, Dream Hollywood


25.   Los Angeles, LA Prime, Westin Bonaventure


26.   Miami, Area 31, Kimpton EPIC Hotel


27.   Miami, Watr, 1 Hotel South Beach


28.   Nashville, Bourbon Steak, JW Marriott


29.   New York, Asiate, Mandarin Oriental


30.   New York, The Aviary NYC, Mandarin Oriental


31.   Orlando, Capa, Four Seasons at Walt Disney World


32.   Philadelphia, Jean-Georges, Four Seasons at the Comcast Center


33.   Philadelphia, Nineteen (XIX), The Bellevue Hotel


34.   Phoenix, Orange Sky, Talking Stick Resort


35.   Phoenix, Compass Arizona Grill, Hyatt Regency


36.   Rio de Janeiro, Galini, Sofitel Ipanema


37.   Saint Louis, Cinder House, Four Seasons


38.   San Diego, Top of the Hyatt, Manchester Grand Hyatt


39.   San Diego, STK, Andaz


40.   San Francisco, Top of the Mark, InterContinental Mark Hopkins


41.   Sao Paulo, Skye Restaurant, Unique Hotel


42.   Sao Paulo, Seen, Tivoli Mafarrej Hotel


43.   Tampa, Armani’s, Grand Hyatt

Best Rooftop Restaurants in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for Private Jetsetters

Best rooftop restaurants in the world
GB Roof Garden at Hotel Grand Bretagne in Athens

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1.  Abu Dhabi, Ray’s Grill, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

2.  Amsterdam, Ciel Bleu, Okura Hotel

3.  Athens, GB Roof Garden, Hotel Grand Bretagne

4.  Bahrain, Re Asian Cuisine, Four Seasons

5.  Belgrade, Mama Shelter, Mama Hotel

6.  Berlin, Hugos, Hotel InterContinental 

7.  Berlin, SkyKitchen, Andel’s Hotel Berlin

8.  Cape Town, Granary Café, The Silo

9.  Cairo, The Roof Top, Kempinski Nile Hotel

10. Cairo, Revolving Restaurant, Grand Nile Tower

11. Cairo, Upper Deck, Four Seasons Nile Plaza

12. Copenhagen, Sticks’n’Sushi, Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center

13. Copenhagen, Sukaiba, AC Hotel Bella Sky

14. Doha, Al Matbakh, Arumaila Boutique Hotel

15. Doha, Zengo, The Kempinski Residences

16. Dubai, Al Muntha, Burj Al Arab

17. Dubai, Mix by Alain Ducasse, Kempinski Emerald Palace

18. Dubai, Prime68, JW Marriott Marquis

19. Dubai, Namu, V Hotel by Curio

20. Dubai, At.mosphere, Armani Hotel

21. Florence, B-Roof, Baglioni Grand Hotel

22. Florence, SeSto, Westin Excelsior

23. Geneva, Izumi, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues

24. Hamburg, Heritage Restaurant, Le Meridien

25. Istanbul, Mikla, The Marmara Pera Hotel

26. Istanbul, Spago, The St. Regis

27. Istanbul, Le Fumoir, Georges Hotel

28. Istanbul, Safran Restaurant, Ceylan InterContinental

29. Jerusalem, Rooftop Restaurant, Mamilla Hotel

30. Johannesburg, View, Four Seasons The Westcliff

31. Johannesburg, Flames, Four Seasons, The Westcliff

32. Johannesburg, San Deck, Sandton Sun Hotel

33. Kuwait City, Sintoho, Four Seasons

34. Lisbon, Rossio, Altos Avenida Hotel

35. London, Aqua Shard, Shangri-la (same building)

36. London, Aviary, The Montcalm Royal London House

37. London, Radio Rooftop, ME Hotel

38. Milan, Ristorante Armani, Armani Hotel

39. Monte Carlo, Le Grill, Hotel de Paris

40. Moscow, Conservatory Restaurant, Park Hyatt

41. Munich, The Terrace, Mandarin Oriental (seasonal)

42. Munich, Brunch in the Sky, Hilton On The Park (Sundays only) 

43. Nairobi, The View, Movenpick Hotel & Residences

44. Oslo, The Roof Foodbar, The Thief Hotel

45. Paris, L’Oisseau Blanc, The Peninsula

46. Porto, The Yeatman, The Yeatman Hotel

47. Prague, Zlata Praha, InterContinental Hotel

48. Reykjavik, Grillio, Radisson Blu Saga Hotel

49. Rome, La Pergola, Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria

50. Rome, Le Terrazza, Hotel Eden

51. Rome, Mirrabelle, Hotel Splendie Royal

52. Rome, Imago, Hassler Roma Hotel

53. Venice, Terrazza Danieli, Hotel Danieli

54. Vienna, Le Ciel by Toni Morwald, Grand Hotel Wien  

Best Rooftop Restaurants in Asia/Pacific for the Private Jetset

Ultimate Restaurant Guide for Private Jet Fliers
Altitude at the Shangri-la Hotel in Sydney with views of its famous bridge an Opera House

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1.   Bangkok, Chef’s Table, lebua at State Tower

2.   Bangkok, Mezzaluna, lebua at State Tower

3.   Bangkok, Sirocco, lebua at State Tower

4.   Bangkok, Breeze, lebua at State Tower

5.   Bangkok, Le Normandie, Mandarin Oriental

6.   Bangkok, Elements, The Okura Prestige

7.   Bangkok, The Penthouse Grill, Park Hyatt

8.   Bangkok, Vertigo, Banyan Tree Bangkok

9.   Bangkok, The Bull & Bear, Waldorf Astoria

10. Beijing, China Grill, Park Hyatt

11. Chengdu, Flair, The Ritz-Carlton

12. Guangzhou, Catch, Four Seasons

13. Hong Kong, Tosca, The Ritz-Carlton

14. Hong Kong, Tin Lung Heen, The Ritz-Carlton

15. Hong Kong, Café Gray Deluxe, Upper House

16. Hong Kong, Caprice, Four Seasons

17. Hong Kong, Pierre, Mandarin Oriental

18. Hong Kong, Man Wah, Mandarin Oriental

19. Hong Kong, Felix, The Peninsula  

20. Hong Kong, Restaurant Petrus, Island Shangri-la

21. Kuala Lumpur, THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt

22. Macau, Robouchon au Dome, Grand Lisboa Hotel

23. Osaka, Les Saisons, Imperial Hotel

24. Osaka, Conrad Hotel

25. Seoul, Bicena, Signiel Hotel at Lotte World Tower

26. Seoul, Stay, Signiel Hotel at Lotte World Tower

27. Seoul, Continental, The Shilla Hotel

28. Shanghai, Sir Elly’s, The Peninsula

29. Shanghai, Ristorante Niko Romito, Bulgari Hotel

30. Shanghai, Scena Italian Restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton Pudong

31. Shanghai, Jin Xuan, The Ritz-Carlton Pudong

32. Shanghai, Flair Rooftop Restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton Pudong

33. Shanghai, Dining Room, Park Hyatt

34. Shenzen, Elba, St. Regis

35. Singapore, Spago, Marina Bay Sands

36. Singapore Ce La Vi, Marina Bay Sands

37. Sinagpore, Jaan, Swissotel The Stamford

38. Sinagpore, Nami, Shangri-la Hotel

39. Sydney, Altitude, Shangri-la Hotel

40. Tokyo, Kamon, Imperial Hotel

41. Tokyo, Peter, The Peninsula

42. Tokyo, Signature, The Mandarin Oriental

43. Tokyo, Kozue, Park Hyatt

44. Tokyo, Azure 45, The Ritz-Carlton

45. Tokyo, Hinokizaka, The Ritz-Carlton

46. Tokyo, Towers, The Ritz-Carlton

47. Tokyo, Washoku Souten, Prince Gallery Kioicho

Special Thanks

To compile this list I used my own travels, extensively researched various lists and articles about top restaurants filtering out the ones that didn’t meet my criteria, and I had lots of help from experts in dining out while traveling.

Among many, particular thanks to Andrew Collins (CEO of Sentient Jet), Mark Dardenne (CEO and Luxury Hotel Developer), Jack Ezon (CEO of Embark Beyond), Thomas Flohr (Chairman of Vista Global), Patrick Gallagher (President of NetJets), Mary Gostelow (Editor of Gostelow Report), Michael Holtz (CEO of Smart Flyer), David Lowy (President of Renshaw Travel), James McBride (CEO and Luxury Hotel Developer), Deepak Ohri (CEO of lebua Hotels & Resorts), Kenn Ricci (Chairman of Directional Aviation), Juliana Saad (Award-winning Brazil-based journalist), Ted Teng (former CEO of The Leading Hotels of the World), Lindsey Ueberroth (CEO of Preferred Hotels), and Jamie Walker (CEO of Jet Linx Aviation with his base teams across the U.S.), who each used their extensive travels and local knowledge.

The listing is not a ranking, Restaurants are listed A to Z divided by region.

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