Location, location, location: this is what the View certainly has. A glass elevator whisks diners up to the 48th floor to the only revolving rooftop restaurant in New York. Perched in the middle of Times Square, the dining room's panoramic windows overlook iconic buildings such as the Empire State and Chrysler buildings. Chef Ron Camillo's menu of New American cuisine is seasonally changing, but previous dishes have included hand-torn lasagna and broiled filet mignon with a port wine reduction and buttermilk mashed potatoes. For dessert, you can order "the world's best" chocolate chip cookie—get it to go if you need to hurry to a show—and see if it's worthy of the title.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.