Over the years, hotel restaurants have become more than just a convenient place to eat while staying in a nearby room. Many are staffed with renowned chefs and have become famous both locally and internationally.
"In recent years, hotel restaurants have stepped up their game so much so that they have become coveted dining spots for locals and travelers alike, who are often either waiting in line or booking reservations months in advance just to be able to pull up a chair at the hottest restaurant in town – which happens to be in a hotel," said a food expert from The Daily Meal.
The staff at the popular American food and drink website The Daily Meal recently ranked the world's best hotel restaurants. When booking your next vacation, consider staying at one of these resorts that have been featured in the website's top 10 choices.
1. Epicure at Le Bristol, Paris
Eric Fréchon is one of the most well-known chefs in Paris. He proves his mastery of culinary art at Epicure. The elegant restaurant was rated No. 1 by The Daily Meal. Its rare dishes, like roasted blue lobster, are what make it truly one of a kind.
The intimate dining room is decorated with gold chandeliers and windows looking out into the colorful French garden. The three-Michelin-starred eatery may not be the best place to bring the kids on a family vacation, but it's perfect for a date night.
2. The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel, Los Angeles
According to CNN, Jose Andres is the mastermind behind the Bazaar in L.A., which ranked No. 5 on The Daily Meal's list. Known for offering a series of mouthwatering Spanish dishes, the restaurant is frequented by both locals and travelers staying at the resort.
Andres specially crafted both the drink and dinner menu, so visitors can get a taste of a unique cocktail at the adjoining bar before indulging in Spanish-style tapas. The hotel website recommended trying the popular smoking cocktail, "Smoke on the Water."
3. Jean Georges at the Trump International Hotel & Tower, New York
A recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond restaurant award and three Michelin stars, Jean Georges is only one of chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's famous eateries located throughout the Big Apple.
The resort website noted that the restaurant is frequented by groups of diners with different food preferences, as it offers tastes of American, French and Southeast Asian cuisine. The view overlooking Central Park, on the other hand, is a feature that everyone can appreciate.