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The Best Hotel Restaurant in Every State

The Best Hotel Restaurant in Every State

These hotels aren’t just great places to stay, they’re also great places to eat

Chicago's Somerset is a real showstopper.

It wasn’t too long ago when “hotel restaurant” immediately brought to mind unremarkable dining rooms, warmed-over breakfast buffets, and bland, generic menus. But that’s all changing as more and more chefs and restaurateurs realize that opening up in a hotel has some major benefits, and nowadays some of the finest restaurants in a given city can be found inside its most popular hotels. We’ve tracked down the best hotel restaurant in every state and Washington, D.C.

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Opening a restaurant from scratch is one of the riskiest business moves someone can make; a small percentage of restaurants survive to see their first anniversary, and there are countless reasons a restaurant can fail. By opening in a hotel, however, restaurant owners are able to share the burden with the hotel owners, and there are other added benefits like built-in foot traffic. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see some of the most popular chefs and restaurateurs in the country deciding to hitch their wagon to a hotel, like Grant Achatz’s The Aviary in New York’s Mandarin Oriental, Danny Meyer’s Marta in New York’s Redbury, José Andrés’ The Bazaar in Miami Beach’s SLS, and Andrew Carmellini’s Rec Pier Chop House in Baltimore’s Pendry. And we haven’t even mentioned Las Vegas’ massive hotel-casinos, where a who’s who of America’s leading chefs have opened restaurants in recent years.

In order to assemble our list, we began by combing our most recent ranking of the 101 Best Restaurants in America for highly-ranked restaurants located in hotels; we then went state-by-state, looking for hotel-based restaurants that are highly-praised by both out-of-towners and locals alike. Many of these restaurants have been named among their city’s best by local publications and have staked their claim as one of the best restaurants in town, period. We also awarded extra points for serving breakfast, brunch, and/or lunch along with dinner, as many hotel restaurants serve three meals a day (and handle room service as well). Responsible ingredient sourcing, partnerships with local farmers and purveyors, and seasonality were also important to us. Not all of these are big-city hotels, either; many of them are main dining rooms of out-of-the-way resorts that have become destinations in their own right. Read on to learn to learn what the best hotel restaurant in your state is, and to also get an idea as to where you might want to stay the next time you travel!


The Best Hotel Restaurant in Every State - Recipes

Expert chefs. Locally sourced ingredients. A seaside haven for foodies. Beachfront dining that satisfies your every craving.

Serẽa

A simple, elegant sea-to-table experience.

Sun Deck

Cocktails & coastal favorites for sunseekers and music-lovers.

Babcock & Story Bar

Sophisticated cocktails, small plates, and live music in an old-world setting.

ENO Market & Pizzeria

An Italian-inspired marketplace and artisan pizzeria.

Beach & Taco Shack

Fish tacos, tropical drinks, and laid-back vibes.

Sheerwater

Breakfast favorites and fantastic views. Reopens summer 2021.

Sundaes

Gourmet gelato with a selection of delectable fixings.

Beach Village Dining

Dine Beach Village Dining Beach Village guests have exclusive access to Breezes, Private Chef Dinners in suite, Windsor Cottage and the Windsor Beach Club.

DailyDining Calendar

Roast

Nightly at 6 pm & 8 pm — $195

Bonfires on the beach have long been a favorite tradition at The Del. Guests tuck their toes-in-the-sand as they gather around a private beach bonfire, roast s’mores and enjoy the amazing sunset views.

Reserve Now

Choose from four distinct neighborhoods. Legendary. Iconic. Historic. Explore The Victorian Modern. Social. Fun. Explore The Cabanas Contemporary. Beachfront. Scenic. Explore The Views Private. Luxurious. Exclusive. Explore Beach Village
Spa & Salon at The Del

Indulge your mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by the healing power of the ocean, our Spa & Salon offers an array of luxurious treatments and wellness activities that leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.


The Best Hotel Restaurant in Every State - Recipes

Expert chefs. Locally sourced ingredients. A seaside haven for foodies. Beachfront dining that satisfies your every craving.

Serẽa

A simple, elegant sea-to-table experience.

Sun Deck

Cocktails & coastal favorites for sunseekers and music-lovers.

Babcock & Story Bar

Sophisticated cocktails, small plates, and live music in an old-world setting.

ENO Market & Pizzeria

An Italian-inspired marketplace and artisan pizzeria.

Beach & Taco Shack

Fish tacos, tropical drinks, and laid-back vibes.

Sheerwater

Breakfast favorites and fantastic views. Reopens summer 2021.

Sundaes

Gourmet gelato with a selection of delectable fixings.

Beach Village Dining

Dine Beach Village Dining Beach Village guests have exclusive access to Breezes, Private Chef Dinners in suite, Windsor Cottage and the Windsor Beach Club.

DailyDining Calendar

Roast

Nightly at 6 pm & 8 pm — $195

Bonfires on the beach have long been a favorite tradition at The Del. Guests tuck their toes-in-the-sand as they gather around a private beach bonfire, roast s’mores and enjoy the amazing sunset views.

Reserve Now

Choose from four distinct neighborhoods. Legendary. Iconic. Historic. Explore The Victorian Modern. Social. Fun. Explore The Cabanas Contemporary. Beachfront. Scenic. Explore The Views Private. Luxurious. Exclusive. Explore Beach Village
Spa & Salon at The Del

Indulge your mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by the healing power of the ocean, our Spa & Salon offers an array of luxurious treatments and wellness activities that leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.


The Best Hotel Restaurant in Every State - Recipes

Expert chefs. Locally sourced ingredients. A seaside haven for foodies. Beachfront dining that satisfies your every craving.

Serẽa

A simple, elegant sea-to-table experience.

Sun Deck

Cocktails & coastal favorites for sunseekers and music-lovers.

Babcock & Story Bar

Sophisticated cocktails, small plates, and live music in an old-world setting.

ENO Market & Pizzeria

An Italian-inspired marketplace and artisan pizzeria.

Beach & Taco Shack

Fish tacos, tropical drinks, and laid-back vibes.

Sheerwater

Breakfast favorites and fantastic views. Reopens summer 2021.

Sundaes

Gourmet gelato with a selection of delectable fixings.

Beach Village Dining

Dine Beach Village Dining Beach Village guests have exclusive access to Breezes, Private Chef Dinners in suite, Windsor Cottage and the Windsor Beach Club.

DailyDining Calendar

Roast

Nightly at 6 pm & 8 pm — $195

Bonfires on the beach have long been a favorite tradition at The Del. Guests tuck their toes-in-the-sand as they gather around a private beach bonfire, roast s’mores and enjoy the amazing sunset views.

Reserve Now

Choose from four distinct neighborhoods. Legendary. Iconic. Historic. Explore The Victorian Modern. Social. Fun. Explore The Cabanas Contemporary. Beachfront. Scenic. Explore The Views Private. Luxurious. Exclusive. Explore Beach Village
Spa & Salon at The Del

Indulge your mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by the healing power of the ocean, our Spa & Salon offers an array of luxurious treatments and wellness activities that leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.


The Best Hotel Restaurant in Every State - Recipes

Expert chefs. Locally sourced ingredients. A seaside haven for foodies. Beachfront dining that satisfies your every craving.

Serẽa

A simple, elegant sea-to-table experience.

Sun Deck

Cocktails & coastal favorites for sunseekers and music-lovers.

Babcock & Story Bar

Sophisticated cocktails, small plates, and live music in an old-world setting.

ENO Market & Pizzeria

An Italian-inspired marketplace and artisan pizzeria.

Beach & Taco Shack

Fish tacos, tropical drinks, and laid-back vibes.

Sheerwater

Breakfast favorites and fantastic views. Reopens summer 2021.

Sundaes

Gourmet gelato with a selection of delectable fixings.

Beach Village Dining

Dine Beach Village Dining Beach Village guests have exclusive access to Breezes, Private Chef Dinners in suite, Windsor Cottage and the Windsor Beach Club.

DailyDining Calendar

Roast

Nightly at 6 pm & 8 pm — $195

Bonfires on the beach have long been a favorite tradition at The Del. Guests tuck their toes-in-the-sand as they gather around a private beach bonfire, roast s’mores and enjoy the amazing sunset views.

Reserve Now

Choose from four distinct neighborhoods. Legendary. Iconic. Historic. Explore The Victorian Modern. Social. Fun. Explore The Cabanas Contemporary. Beachfront. Scenic. Explore The Views Private. Luxurious. Exclusive. Explore Beach Village
Spa & Salon at The Del

Indulge your mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by the healing power of the ocean, our Spa & Salon offers an array of luxurious treatments and wellness activities that leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.


The Best Hotel Restaurant in Every State - Recipes

Expert chefs. Locally sourced ingredients. A seaside haven for foodies. Beachfront dining that satisfies your every craving.

Serẽa

A simple, elegant sea-to-table experience.

Sun Deck

Cocktails & coastal favorites for sunseekers and music-lovers.

Babcock & Story Bar

Sophisticated cocktails, small plates, and live music in an old-world setting.

ENO Market & Pizzeria

An Italian-inspired marketplace and artisan pizzeria.

Beach & Taco Shack

Fish tacos, tropical drinks, and laid-back vibes.

Sheerwater

Breakfast favorites and fantastic views. Reopens summer 2021.

Sundaes

Gourmet gelato with a selection of delectable fixings.

Beach Village Dining

Dine Beach Village Dining Beach Village guests have exclusive access to Breezes, Private Chef Dinners in suite, Windsor Cottage and the Windsor Beach Club.

DailyDining Calendar

Roast

Nightly at 6 pm & 8 pm — $195

Bonfires on the beach have long been a favorite tradition at The Del. Guests tuck their toes-in-the-sand as they gather around a private beach bonfire, roast s’mores and enjoy the amazing sunset views.

Reserve Now

Choose from four distinct neighborhoods. Legendary. Iconic. Historic. Explore The Victorian Modern. Social. Fun. Explore The Cabanas Contemporary. Beachfront. Scenic. Explore The Views Private. Luxurious. Exclusive. Explore Beach Village
Spa & Salon at The Del

Indulge your mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by the healing power of the ocean, our Spa & Salon offers an array of luxurious treatments and wellness activities that leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.


The Best Hotel Restaurant in Every State - Recipes

Expert chefs. Locally sourced ingredients. A seaside haven for foodies. Beachfront dining that satisfies your every craving.

Serẽa

A simple, elegant sea-to-table experience.

Sun Deck

Cocktails & coastal favorites for sunseekers and music-lovers.

Babcock & Story Bar

Sophisticated cocktails, small plates, and live music in an old-world setting.

ENO Market & Pizzeria

An Italian-inspired marketplace and artisan pizzeria.

Beach & Taco Shack

Fish tacos, tropical drinks, and laid-back vibes.

Sheerwater

Breakfast favorites and fantastic views. Reopens summer 2021.

Sundaes

Gourmet gelato with a selection of delectable fixings.

Beach Village Dining

Dine Beach Village Dining Beach Village guests have exclusive access to Breezes, Private Chef Dinners in suite, Windsor Cottage and the Windsor Beach Club.

DailyDining Calendar

Roast

Nightly at 6 pm & 8 pm — $195

Bonfires on the beach have long been a favorite tradition at The Del. Guests tuck their toes-in-the-sand as they gather around a private beach bonfire, roast s’mores and enjoy the amazing sunset views.

Reserve Now

Choose from four distinct neighborhoods. Legendary. Iconic. Historic. Explore The Victorian Modern. Social. Fun. Explore The Cabanas Contemporary. Beachfront. Scenic. Explore The Views Private. Luxurious. Exclusive. Explore Beach Village
Spa & Salon at The Del

Indulge your mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by the healing power of the ocean, our Spa & Salon offers an array of luxurious treatments and wellness activities that leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.


The Best Hotel Restaurant in Every State - Recipes

Expert chefs. Locally sourced ingredients. A seaside haven for foodies. Beachfront dining that satisfies your every craving.

Serẽa

A simple, elegant sea-to-table experience.

Sun Deck

Cocktails & coastal favorites for sunseekers and music-lovers.

Babcock & Story Bar

Sophisticated cocktails, small plates, and live music in an old-world setting.

ENO Market & Pizzeria

An Italian-inspired marketplace and artisan pizzeria.

Beach & Taco Shack

Fish tacos, tropical drinks, and laid-back vibes.

Sheerwater

Breakfast favorites and fantastic views. Reopens summer 2021.

Sundaes

Gourmet gelato with a selection of delectable fixings.

Beach Village Dining

Dine Beach Village Dining Beach Village guests have exclusive access to Breezes, Private Chef Dinners in suite, Windsor Cottage and the Windsor Beach Club.

DailyDining Calendar

Roast

Nightly at 6 pm & 8 pm — $195

Bonfires on the beach have long been a favorite tradition at The Del. Guests tuck their toes-in-the-sand as they gather around a private beach bonfire, roast s’mores and enjoy the amazing sunset views.

Reserve Now

Choose from four distinct neighborhoods. Legendary. Iconic. Historic. Explore The Victorian Modern. Social. Fun. Explore The Cabanas Contemporary. Beachfront. Scenic. Explore The Views Private. Luxurious. Exclusive. Explore Beach Village
Spa & Salon at The Del

Indulge your mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by the healing power of the ocean, our Spa & Salon offers an array of luxurious treatments and wellness activities that leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.


The Best Hotel Restaurant in Every State - Recipes

Expert chefs. Locally sourced ingredients. A seaside haven for foodies. Beachfront dining that satisfies your every craving.

Serẽa

A simple, elegant sea-to-table experience.

Sun Deck

Cocktails & coastal favorites for sunseekers and music-lovers.

Babcock & Story Bar

Sophisticated cocktails, small plates, and live music in an old-world setting.

ENO Market & Pizzeria

An Italian-inspired marketplace and artisan pizzeria.

Beach & Taco Shack

Fish tacos, tropical drinks, and laid-back vibes.

Sheerwater

Breakfast favorites and fantastic views. Reopens summer 2021.

Sundaes

Gourmet gelato with a selection of delectable fixings.

Beach Village Dining

Dine Beach Village Dining Beach Village guests have exclusive access to Breezes, Private Chef Dinners in suite, Windsor Cottage and the Windsor Beach Club.

DailyDining Calendar

Roast

Nightly at 6 pm & 8 pm — $195

Bonfires on the beach have long been a favorite tradition at The Del. Guests tuck their toes-in-the-sand as they gather around a private beach bonfire, roast s’mores and enjoy the amazing sunset views.

Reserve Now

Choose from four distinct neighborhoods. Legendary. Iconic. Historic. Explore The Victorian Modern. Social. Fun. Explore The Cabanas Contemporary. Beachfront. Scenic. Explore The Views Private. Luxurious. Exclusive. Explore Beach Village
Spa & Salon at The Del

Indulge your mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by the healing power of the ocean, our Spa & Salon offers an array of luxurious treatments and wellness activities that leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.


The Best Hotel Restaurant in Every State - Recipes

Expert chefs. Locally sourced ingredients. A seaside haven for foodies. Beachfront dining that satisfies your every craving.

Serẽa

A simple, elegant sea-to-table experience.

Sun Deck

Cocktails & coastal favorites for sunseekers and music-lovers.

Babcock & Story Bar

Sophisticated cocktails, small plates, and live music in an old-world setting.

ENO Market & Pizzeria

An Italian-inspired marketplace and artisan pizzeria.

Beach & Taco Shack

Fish tacos, tropical drinks, and laid-back vibes.

Sheerwater

Breakfast favorites and fantastic views. Reopens summer 2021.

Sundaes

Gourmet gelato with a selection of delectable fixings.

Beach Village Dining

Dine Beach Village Dining Beach Village guests have exclusive access to Breezes, Private Chef Dinners in suite, Windsor Cottage and the Windsor Beach Club.

DailyDining Calendar

Roast

Nightly at 6 pm & 8 pm — $195

Bonfires on the beach have long been a favorite tradition at The Del. Guests tuck their toes-in-the-sand as they gather around a private beach bonfire, roast s’mores and enjoy the amazing sunset views.

Reserve Now

Choose from four distinct neighborhoods. Legendary. Iconic. Historic. Explore The Victorian Modern. Social. Fun. Explore The Cabanas Contemporary. Beachfront. Scenic. Explore The Views Private. Luxurious. Exclusive. Explore Beach Village
Spa & Salon at The Del

Indulge your mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by the healing power of the ocean, our Spa & Salon offers an array of luxurious treatments and wellness activities that leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.


The Best Hotel Restaurant in Every State - Recipes

Expert chefs. Locally sourced ingredients. A seaside haven for foodies. Beachfront dining that satisfies your every craving.

Serẽa

A simple, elegant sea-to-table experience.

Sun Deck

Cocktails & coastal favorites for sunseekers and music-lovers.

Babcock & Story Bar

Sophisticated cocktails, small plates, and live music in an old-world setting.

ENO Market & Pizzeria

An Italian-inspired marketplace and artisan pizzeria.

Beach & Taco Shack

Fish tacos, tropical drinks, and laid-back vibes.

Sheerwater

Breakfast favorites and fantastic views. Reopens summer 2021.

Sundaes

Gourmet gelato with a selection of delectable fixings.

Beach Village Dining

Dine Beach Village Dining Beach Village guests have exclusive access to Breezes, Private Chef Dinners in suite, Windsor Cottage and the Windsor Beach Club.

DailyDining Calendar

Roast

Nightly at 6 pm & 8 pm — $195

Bonfires on the beach have long been a favorite tradition at The Del. Guests tuck their toes-in-the-sand as they gather around a private beach bonfire, roast s’mores and enjoy the amazing sunset views.

Reserve Now

Choose from four distinct neighborhoods. Legendary. Iconic. Historic. Explore The Victorian Modern. Social. Fun. Explore The Cabanas Contemporary. Beachfront. Scenic. Explore The Views Private. Luxurious. Exclusive. Explore Beach Village
Spa & Salon at The Del

Indulge your mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by the healing power of the ocean, our Spa & Salon offers an array of luxurious treatments and wellness activities that leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.