It’s that time of year when we make New Year’s resolutions. Setting goals, creating new dreams, discovering more about ourselves, this is an ideal time for self-reflection and discovering inspiration.

While we doubt we’ll visit all 15 of these in our lifetimes, these 15 breathtaking restaurants inspire us.

Which one would you visit first?

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

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Located on the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in Alif Dhaal Atoll in the Republic of Maldives, this restaurant literally takes you under seas. Eat with the fish, watch the water, and meet new people while enjoying delicious local cuisine.

This restaurant serves lunch and dinner 5 meters, or 16.4 feet, under the ocean ("Ithaa Undersea Restaurant"). While most dishes are local, their menu reflects Western influences. So, if you are from the Western world, it won’t be foreign to you. They have a noteworthy wine menu.

Turandot

Turandot

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Gorgeously designed and decorated, this Russian restaurant is breathtaking. It looks more like a castle than a restaurant with its large chandeliers, engraved columns, tall ceilings, and high-end furniture.

Tripadvisor has over 1,000 photographs of its construction, food, and more.

Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant

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Would you eat in a cave? Before making a judgment, look at these photos! It’s incredible that someone took a cave and sculpted something so phenomenal. With places for tables, a commercial kitchen, restrooms and more, this

restaurant has incorporated nature and its surroundings in the best way possible.

The walls are the cave itself. Areas don’t even have a roof so that guests can see the natural light and stars above. There are views looking out at the water. Too beautiful.

Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

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Overlooking the water, Grotta Palazzese Hotel and Restaurant is in Italy. It has a section underneath natural rock as well, but primarily its clear water is what makes it stick out as outstanding. That, and the food they serve, of course.

Hueso Restaurante

Hueso Restaurante

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Hueso Restaurante is located at Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico. Well designed and exceptionally decorated, it doesn’t have to rely on nature to make it aesthetically pleasing. It uses a combination of cool colors and quality-built furniture to create a peaceful environment.

Don't let it fool you, however. There are around 10,000 bones within the restaurant ("Feeling Morbid? Surround Yourself with 10,000 Bones at This Top Guadalajara Restaurant," 2017).

Labassin Waterfalls Restaurant

Labassin Waterfalls Restaurant

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It’s amazing that this restaurant even exists. Dining in the water has never looked more enticing.

Located at Quezon in the Philippines, this restaurant opens at 9 am each day. The tables are set up in the water, just below a breathtaking waterfall. Some areas of the restaurant, however, are covered by a canvas and a tent.

Hot Air Balloon Restaurant

Hot Air Balloon Restaurant

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Yes, you read that right. There is a restaurant that prepares and serves food in the sky. Floating hundreds of feet in the air, the hot air balloon restaurant provides a one-of-a-kind experience.

Dining in the sky might seem scary to some, but there are trained professionals there. Some prepare and serve the food while others operate the balloon and give a tour from above.

You’ll have to travel to the Netherlands, however, for this unique undertaking.

Le Panoramic

Le Panoramic

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What a view! Overlooking Mont-Blac, guests are welcome to eat lunch, snacks, and dinners at their indoor or outdoor dining areas. We’d recommend the outdoor ones, however, to achieve the best view.

Soho House

Soho House

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While there are different Soho House dining establishments around the world, we would like to highlight one in West Hollywood. It has done an exceptional job of incorporating nature into its design without using pre-existing scenes such as caves and waterfalls. They have purposefully combined manmade elements with plants and gardens to create something beautiful.

The Grotto

The Grotto

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Located in Central Asia, the Grotto Restaurant serves traditional Asian meals while overlooking the ocean and mountains. Tables are set up directly on the beach.

Fang Weng

Fang Weng

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Located in China, this restaurant is built into the side of a mountain. Its floor extends out of the mountain, so customers are walking in the air, so to speak. It overlooks mountains and a river.

Altitude

Altitude

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While only on video chat, I have seen this restaurant. It overlooks Sydney Australia’s Opera House (you may remember it from Finding Dory). It provides an excellent view of the ocean and city.

Delaire Graff Restaurant

Delaire Graff Restaurant

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With over 1,000 photographs to look through on TripAdvisor, it becomes obvious why this is considered one of the most beautiful and unique restaurants in the world. With an incredible design, excellent gourmet meals, many ingredients are grown directly on their grounds. They provide a fine dining experience with a diverse wine selection.

Vista Restaurant

Vista Restaurant

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Song Saa Private Island’s Vista Restaurant in Cambodia is located above bright, clear blue waters. It has a long bridge that extends from the island to a building with hut-style roods, wood floors, and sturdy columns. Lights and high-end comfortable furniture complete the look for a truly aesthetically pleasing experience.

Did we mention they have hanging beds that overlook the ocean? It’s considered a romantic getaway and a must-stop spot for tourists.

Restaurant Lasserre

Restaurant Lasserre

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Paris, France is a classy place and the Restaurant Lasserre is no different. Painted with bright colors and elegantly designed, this beautifully constructed building seems small on the outside. Its high ceilings and open windows, however, correct that misconception once inside. Look for yourself.

If there’s a place you want us to add to our bucket list, let us know in the comments.