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Any well-heeled traveler will no doubt be looking for a number of top-notch amenities when choosing their vacation accommodations—scenic locales; luxe add-ons; and cozy (yet elevated) decor are just some of the top things that tick all the boxes and make for an unforgettable getaway.

And while an onsite restaurant is also an oft-looked-for amenity, it’s sometimes difficult to find top-notch dining experiences that are just as well-known as their hotel homes—places that rack up the renown in their own right due to a winning combo of elevated culinary prowess and award-winning accolades. However, the following restaurants tick all the boxes: sophisticated spots that make the grade with their local flair and memorable menus; dining destinations that are gastronomic gems worth visiting—no overnight stay required.


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An Island Minded Oasis At Thesis Hotel’s Mamey

With locally-sourced ingredients fresh from the chef’s own two-acre farm, Mamey is the ultimate farm-to-table experience—with a tropical twist. Look for a truly immersive experience at this Thesis Hotel haunt, from its warm wood decor and enveloping plants to its menu that’s seasonally sophisticated and well-paired with a curated cocktail list, Mamey offers visitors a thoughtful and creative hotel dining experience that’s tropically top-notch.

  • Location: Thesis Hotel Miami, 1350 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Hours: Breakfast 7 AM-10:30 AM daily; Lunch 11:30 AM-3 PM daily; Dinner Sunday through Thursday 5 PM-10 PM, Friday & Saturday 5 PM-11 PM
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • What To Try: Key West Pink Shrimp Taquitos; Florida Keys Wahoo Ceviche; Peri Peri Chicken; Jamaican Rum Cake

Live Large At The Ludlow’s Dirty French

While NYC has its fair share of five-star hotel eateries, Dirty French is a definite standout with its French-style bistro that blends bourgeois brasserie-style dining with culinary classics. But don’t let that fool you: there are no stodgy choices here; instead, this lively and sophisticated spot’s vivid, modern takes on traditional French faves make for an elevated hotel dining experience.

  • Location: The Ludlow Hotel NYC, 180 Ludlow St. New York, New York
  • Hours: Breakfast 7 AM-11 AM daily; Dinner Sunday through Monday 5 PM-10 PM, Tuesday through Saturday 5 PM-11 PM
  • Reservations: N/A
  • Price: $$-$$$$+
  • What To Try: Oysters Bourguignon; Steak Au Poivre; Steamed Black Bass; Ludlow Gimlet (bar)

The Barn At Blackberry Farm Is Anything But Rustic

Rustically chic and fantastically fresh, The Barn is a rustically sophisticated culinary experience that’s Haute dining at its finest. With a creative menu that looks to the land for inspiration, diners can expect Great Smoky Mountain-inspired fare that’s elevated and elegant; all situated comfortably in a bucolic turn-of-the-century barn, the centerpiece of Blackberry Barn’s sprawling Tennessee property.

  • Location: Blackberry Farm, 1471 West Millers Cove Road, Walland, Tennessee
  • Hours: Contact the hotel for restaurant hours (865) 984-8166
  • Reservations: Yes, but due to increased occupancy, dining is limited to hotel guests only through Summer 2022
  • Price: Unavailable
  • What To Try: Country Ham Wrapped Quail; Brown Butter Poached Trout; Wood-Grilled Beef Tenderloin; Garden Cherry Pie

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Hyatt Centric’s Montreal-Style Steakhouse Mount Royal

Large chain hotels are not usually synonymous with top-notch fine dining—however, Mount Royal, despite its Hyatt location, distinguished itself as a standout restaurant all its own with its Montreal steakhouse vibes and menu packed with local, Southeast Georgia ingredients. Canadian classics are the real stars here—but the restaurant’s welcoming vibes and Southern hospitality make it a truly special dining experience all its own.

  • Location: Hyatt Centric, 3301 Lenox Square Parkway NE, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Hours: Breakfast Monday through Sunday 7 AM-11 AM; Bar Monday through Sunday 3 PM-10 PM, light fare served from 5 PM-10 PM. Mount Royal is currently closed for dinner according to the restaurant’s website. To learn more call (470) 763-4399
  • Reservations: N/A
  • Price: $$-$$$$+
  • What To Try: When dinner returns, guests should look forward to trying: Latkes Appetizer; Grilled Canadian Lobster; 12-ounce Prime Ribeye Steak With Side Of Lil Poutine; French Apple Cake

UNI At The Elite Eliot Hotel: Boston’s Number One Restaurant

The accolades are well-earned at UNI—the James Beard award-winning home of “Iron Chef” victor Ken Oringer is famed as Boston’s #1 Restaurant—and with good reason. So much more than a sushi spot to get a fresh fish fix, UNI is a culinary destination that draws visitors looking for an unforgettable dining experience in addition to a world-class hotel stay at The Eliot.

  • Location: The Eliot Hotel, 370 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Hours: Sunday through Thursday 5:30 PM-9:30 PM; Friday & Saturday 5:30 PM-10 PM
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Price: $$-$$$$+
  • What To Try: Chutoro (Medium Fatty Tuna Sashimi); Salmon & Avocado Makimono; Grilled Bluefin Toro; Lavender Lemon Sorbet

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The Barish Has Hollywood Roosevelt’s Classic Charm

A classic American steakhouse in a classic setting, The Barish is homey and modern; dominated by a central wood-fire hearth that complements the menu’s sophisticated flavors perfectly. A re-imagined steakhouse that speaks to Italian summers and the warm California countryside, think dishes that are grilled to perfection accompanied by bold, bright flavors that are a standout dining experience in this Hollywood hotel classic.

  • Location: The Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, California
  • Hours: Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5 PM-9 PM; Friday & Saturday 5 PM-10 PM
  • Reservations: Yes
  • Price: $$-$$$$+
  • What To Try: Grilled Sweetbreads; 15 oz. Dry Aged New York Strip With Side of Creamed Mustard Greens; Rigatoni (with squash, goat cheese, brown butter); Barish hot Fudge Sundae

Vacationers looking to take their stay to the next level will enjoy these Haute hotel restaurant offerings that are destinations unto themselves—inventive, award-winning menus combined with luxe settings and fresh, locally-inspired fare make these culinary delights worth a mention on any travel itinerary, and a palate-pleasing addition to any foodie’s bucket list.