All around the world, some of the most brilliant restaurants are heading towards the light, opening inside of glass structures with more windows than walls. Today Modern Dining Tables will present to you the most beautiful glass restaurants worldwide. These luxury restaurants will call for your attention through their amazingly huge glass windows and these stunning lightened up dining areas will get you inspired.
De Kas (Amsterdam)
There’s no table overlooking a canal, but the garden view is aplenty at De Kas, a star amongst Amsterdam’s flourishing restaurant scene.
The seasonally-driven concept is surrounded by its own gardens—vegetables aren’t just grown on-site, they’re grown in view.
Commissary (Los Angeles)
Vegetables are the feature at Roy Choi’s Commissary, but the attraction is the space itself. Its greenhouse-inspired structure is built like it means it—suspended plants thrive throughout the airy space.
Sky Garden (London)
Not long ago, the Shard’s sky-high restaurants were privy to London’s most dramatic dinner with a view through its 31st and 32nd floor-to-ceiling windows, but Sky Garden raised the roof—yes, literally.
Atop the wonky-shaped building, aptly monikered the “Walkie-Talkie,” Sky Garden serves up its array of eateries (from cocktail bars to proper restaurants) within a three-story glass dome over 500 feet in the sky.
Originally commissioned in 1901 as a palm house for Vienna’s former imperial palace, Palmenhaus is a luminous luxury restaurant which now thrives inside the historic structure.
Not forgetting its namesake, tropical plants still populate the gargantuan greenhouse, as do Vienna’s tourists who’ve arrived to sample the staple drink—espresso with whipped cream, in a brilliantly lit space.
Nuestro Secreto (Buenos Aires)
The standalone glass pavilion centres on the asado, an Argentinian, convivial gathering of friends and family for an outdoor barbecue—which, in Nuestro Secreto’s case, is soundly indoors.
Ocho (San Antonio, Texas)
Sidled up to Hotel Havana along San Antonio’s lush River Walk, a glass observatory houses Ocho. The Mediterranean Revival–style building was built in 1914 by a self-made grocer, who might delight in just how much spotlight food gets in this refashioned and sun-drenched restaurant.
Vibrant interiors pop with steel beams polished in turquoise, while the chic chandeliers are hardly necessary for the daytime as light floods this pan-Latin restaurant with Texan swagger.
Eberly (Austin, Texas)
A clutch of four distinct areas—from a rooftop terrace to a historic 150-year-old bar which was replanted from Greenwich Village—now connect to create Eberly.
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