There's assuredly some merit to that hole-in-the-wall deli near your apartment where they make a killer Italian sub, but sometimes the heart (or your prospective date) yearns for something more. In those cases, stow the Italian sub in your refrigerator (there'll be plenty of time for it later), pull out all the stops, and seek out a place where saying the views are better than the food isn't a disparaging remark, but an awestruck whisper.
To wit, here are 11 restaurants with some of the most ridiculously scenic views in the world.
Many people would think that the best restaurant view in all of New York would be from the top of one of the city’s myriad skyscrapers. But River Café, sitting placidly on the banks of the East River in Brooklyn, benefits from its removed vantage point -- you can see all of Lower Manhattan from here, skyscrapers, bridges, and all. Watch the boats drift by while surrounded by trees, enjoy some of the best service in the city, and totally fuhgettabout your troubles.