Most of us are used to searching for restaurants at street level, peeping through windows and reading menus on the sidewalk. But with countries around the world rushing to build upwards instead of outwards, many of the most impressive dining experiences these days take place above ground—sometimes, way above ground. From an unforgettable tower on the Las Vegas Strip, to a hotel with views of the Hong Kong harbor, these 15 restaurants have made their mark among the clouds. If you want to feel like you’re sitting on top of the world during dinner, start working on those reservations.

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