If you were around in the ’70s, you remember when rotating restaurants were all the rage. But like all fads, the revolving dining room concept has started to disappear over the years. However, there are a few revolving restaurants still around…
First, a bit of trivia: Where was the first rotating dining room in the U.S.?
Surprise, it wasn’t in New York or L.A. but was actually a restaurant in Hawaii called La Ronde, built in the 1960s.
That restaurant, like so many others, is no longer.
But you can head to the Space Needle in Seattle, where you can find flying saucer shaped restaurant, SkyCity, that rotates at a rate of 360 degrees per 47 minutes.
The View is the only rotating rooftop restaurant in New York City, and can be found on the 48th floor of the New York Marriott Marquis.
In Atlanta, Georgia, the Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View, is a triplex dining complex at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza.
How about the highest revolving restaurant in the world?
Head to Mittelallali, a summit in the Alps located almost 11,000 feet above sea level.
At the top you’ll find a revolving restaurant in a glacier cave, and you can get there by cable car!
Talk about top places to eat. LITERALLY.
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