The view: Perched on the edge of Santorini’s volcanic crater in the village of Oia, Ambrosia’s terrace tables look out over the steel blue Aegean Sea, the rocky caldera rim, and a gentle rise of volcanic islands.
The food: Signature appetizers include baby calamari in pesto and ouzo along with Ambrosia tarts filled with caramelized onions, fresh tomatoes, goat cheese, and basil. Move on to lamb cutlets with a red grape and mint sauce or shrimp with grilled mango.
Tip: Outdoor seating is available April through October. Reserve terrace tables a month in advance.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.