These Are the 25 Most Instagram-Worthy Restaurants In the Country

When it comes to finding the perfect restaurant, it’s important that it has not only exceptional food and drinks but also a vibrant and lively atmosphere. And it’s nice to be in a place that cares as much about the design and atmosphere as it does about its cuisine. You want to be able to capture the beautiful ambiance and aesthetics, the spectacular views and those memorable details of all the restaurants and bars that you and your friends are frequenting.

Luckily for us, OpenTable has composed the Big Night Out list, which has plenty of eateries that are the perfect backdrop for any night (or day!) out. From the spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge at Cecconi's Dumbo or the breathtaking views of the ocean at Mama’s Fish House to the exciting nightlife at TAO group’s Vandal (which doubles as a nightclub!), the Big Night Out list features all the most Instagram-worthy restaurants to visit.

Here are 25 of the most Instagram-worthy restaurants in the country.

  1. The Apparatus Room, named after its original purpose for housing firehouse engines, is a welcoming space that features a central communal bar and an open kitchen, and its custom glass blown fixtures are sure to wow guests.

    This restaurant is also a great place to visit during the daytime as its bar converts to a coffee counter with scrumptious pastries prepared in house. With 92 percent of patrons recommending the restaurant’s classic American fare menu and its vibrant open mic nights on Thursdays, The Apparatus Room is definitely a hot spot to visit in Detroit, Michigan.

  2. Avra is a Greek-inspired Mediterranean seafood restaurant located in Beverly Hills. Providing an authentic “Mediterranean” dining experience, Avra’s outdoor patio dining experience is exquisite.

    With 90 percent of guests recommending Avra, it’s no wonder why it’s one of the most booked places in L.A.

  3. A traditional French Brasserie with a bustling railway station atmosphere, Balthazar is one of the most booked restaurants in the New York/Tri-State Area.

    Serving a variety of dishes, including Duck Shepherd’s Pie, Roasted Chicken and Steak Frites, 90 percent of visitors recommend Balthazar, with one reviewer writing, “A great experience as always. The burger and steak frites are the best.”

  4. 4. Bavel

    Bavel is Middle Eastern restaurant is located in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. This light and airy restaurant is elegant, with beautiful green plants hanging from the ceiling.

    93 percent of patrons recommend this restaurant and it’s also one of the most booked restaurants in L.A.

  5. This expansive-yet-intimate restaurant, bar and lounge can be found in the heart of New York’s Lower East Side. Various dining and lounging spaces can be found across the two-story, 10,000 square foot restaurant, with each room having its own unique elements.

    Beauty & Essex’s eclectic menu is highly regarded by guests, with the restaurant receiving a 92 percent rating.

  6. The Boathouse provides a spectacular waterfront dining experience, with floating dream boats from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s right out front.

    This restaurant is full of adventure with leisurely guided tours aboard the Captain’s piloted Italian Water Taxi or Amphicar rides along Lake Buena Vista. The incredible immersive culinary experience is definitely something you’ll want to document on Instagram.

  7. Brewery Bhavana is situated in the historic Moore Square Park in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. A brewery, dim sum restaurant, flower shop and bookstore, Brewery Bhavana has a lot to offer, and its light and airy aesthetic is lovely.

    With a 99 percent recommendation from visitors, this spot is clearly one of the best places to visit in Raleigh.

  8. Catch LA is the West Coast sister to acclaimed New York restaurant CATCH. Perched above the dynamic streets of West Hollywood, Catch LA offers breathtaking views of Downtown L.A. and the Hollywood Hills, making it a perfect Instagrammable restaurant.

    Using fresh, local and sustainable ingredients, this seafood restaurant offers a fantastic food and beverage experience. And you can’t beat its nightlife and events in a retractable rooftop open-air dining room.

  9. Located near Brooklyn Bridge Park, Cecconi’s Dumbo offers incredible waterfront views of the Manhattan Skyline. Specializing in hand-made pasta, wood-fired pizza and other Italian classics, it doesn’t get much better than Cecconi’s Dumbo.

    Ranked as one of the best outdoor dining locations in Brooklyn, Cecconi’s Dumbo is a must-see Instagram-worthy restaurant.

  10. 10. Coasterra

    With spectacular skyline views of San Diego, Coasterra is one of the most booked restaurants in San Diego.

    It’s modern Mexican regional cuisine and famous Coconut Margaritas juxtaposed against the views make it the perfect picture spot.

  11. Duck Duck Goat offers authentic Chinese cuisine backdropped by beautiful Asian-inspired decor. As one of the most booked spots in Chicago, guests are loving Duck Duck Goat.

    “The food was great and we had awesome service. The environment was welcoming and vibrant,” one reviewer wrote on OpenTable.

  12. For those of us who have dreamed of traveling to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower and to enjoy a lovely meal there, the Eiffel Tower restaurant in Las Vegas will satiate those desires.

    Window seats offer a stunning display of all Las Vegas has to offer. So enjoy the classic French cuisine while watching the watershow from the Bellagio down below. It doesn’t get much better than that.

  13. 13. El Five

    El Five boasts spectacular unobstructed city views of the downtown Denver skyline, and its large open-air patio is highly sought after on warmer nights. Focused on traditional Spanish and Mediterranean tapas, El Five’s menu features an underrepresented cuisine in Denver.

    With a 96 percent favorable rating, this spot is a must-see in Denver.

  14. Located in historic Lahaina town, Fleetwood’s On Front St. has a truly laid-back Maui vibe. The eclectic decor and casual atmosphere of the rooftop, along with its expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and West Maui Mountains, make it a crowd favorite.

    It’s sophisticated ambiance, unparalleled views and frequent live entertainment make Fleetwood’s On Front St. a definite Instagram-worthy spot.

  15. Italian food lovers will love this restaurant by Emmy-Award winning celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis. The warm colors, comfortable furniture and natural lighting from the restaurant’s large retractable windows make Giada a perfect place to visit in Las Vegas.

    Plus, with its views of the Bellagio fountains and Caesars Palace, it’s no wonder why it’s one of the most booked places in Las Vegas.

  16. 16. GW Fins

    Located in the French Quarter, GW Fins is all about serving the absolute highest quality seafood, making it an absolute staple of New Orleans.

    “Can’t go to NOLA without dining here! Food is always divine!” a reviewer wrote on OpenTable. With a 97 percent positive review, GW Fins is definitely one of the most sought after places in New Orleans.

  17. Incorporating the themes from Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen show, his signature items and his fiery personality, Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas is a spot you have to stop at and take a picture of.

    Plus, the restaurant focuses on the famous Red and Blue kitchens and show experiences to make you feel immersed in Ramsay’s show.

  18. Voted as “one of the most stunning indoor-outdoor spaces in San Diego” by SD Magazine, Herb & Wood offers seafood dishes, house-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas and seasonal vegetables, along with the finest meats and fresh fish.

    It’s “Secret Garden”-style garden patio and plush booths indoors make it a luxurious place to dine and take pictures for your Instagram feed.

  19. Ranked as one of the top places fit for foodies in Charleston, South Carolina, Husk focuses on the essence of Southern food. According to its profile on OpenTable, Husk has one rule: “If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door.”

    Husk is casual, yet chic, and focuses on the grand traditions of Charleston life, making it a great gathering place for friends.

  20. Located in the north end of the Little Italy neighborhood in San Diego, Juniper and Ivy offers unique takes on classic American cuisine and is ranked as one of the top contemporary American restaurants fit for foodies in San Diego.

    The sleek and stylish bar and cobalt blue bar stools make it a classy Instagram-worthy restaurant.

  21. Converted from a beach house in a coconut grove on a secluded white sand beach, Mama’s Fish House is the ultimate Instagram-worthy restaurant.

    Its open-air rooms are filled with spectacular flower arrangements, tapa print cloths and tropical hardwood walls with original oil paintings. Guests can also watch enjoys windsurfers performing offshore. With views and decor such as these, it’s no wonder that Mama’s Fish House is ranked one of the best overall restaurants in Hawaii.

  22. 22. Mariposa

    This Latin-inspired grill offers unbeatable, spectacular views of the outdoors. Guests can enjoy the restaurant’s large scale art or gaze at the stars in the dark Sedona night sky.

    Ranked as one of the best ambiance restaurants in the Phoenix, Arizona area, it has a 93 percent favorable rating.

    “Best views, food and service all rolled into one place,” one reviewer wrote.

  23. Located in Seattle’s popular Pike Place Market, The Pink Door is dedicated to fresh & local Italian food.

    Voted as one of the best ambiance restaurants in Seattle, the restaurant has beautiful views of the Seattle.

  24. Preserving its Victorian elegance of the semi-circular building with décor of a grand farmhouse, Tavern on the Green is natural and elegant. This American cuisine restaurant is located in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, making it a unique spot to visit.

  25. 25. Vandal

    Located in New York City’s Lower East Side, Vandal celebrates the art, architecture and food of global culture from New York to Vietnam to Barcelona and beyond.

    This two-level space doubles as restaurant, bar and lounge, and a cellar nightclub. How cool is that?

    Vandal’s unique artwork also make for a great Instagram backdrop.

You can check out the rest of OpenTable’s 100 Best Restaurants in America for a Big Night Out for 2019 for more Instagram-worthy restaurants across the country.