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10 Most Unique Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

Ready to "return to normal"? Book a table at one of these memorable spots.

With more and more people being fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, signs of life and things going "back to normal" have started. Families are visiting with extended relatives; outdoor dining is here to stay in many cities; people are even planning vacations.

And if you stayed away from dining out during the pandemic, you might be looking for an out-of-the-box experience to enjoy when you start visiting restaurants again. With that in mind, OpenTable created a list of the top 25 restaurants offering "unique experiences" for diners. From a French bistro in Atlanta to an Italian garden tucked away in West Hollywood, these spots are sure to make your dining experience memorable.

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Alfio's Buon Cibo in Cincinnati, OH

pasta with cheese and mushrooms
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Make your first "return to normal" meal a memorable one at Alfio's. The restaurant has steak, pasta, and more, as well as an extensive wine list.

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Atchafalaya Restaurant in New Orleans, LA

grilled oysters with mustard
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From fried oysters to shrimp and grits to Louisiana gumbo, the menu at Atchafalaya won't leave you hungry. This is the perfect weekend brunch spot!

Bacari W. 3rd in West Hollywood, CA

brunch spread at bacari west 3rd
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Step into Bacari's charming outdoor seating area, and you'll forget you're in bustling Hollywood. Try the ricotta-beet gnocchi or the vegan pizza for a delicious, plant-based meal.

Bistro Niko in Atlanta, GA

scallops on a plate
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If you're in Atlanta but want a break from Southern food, step into Bistro Niko, a French restaurant with delicious seafood dishes. Try the tagliatelle pasta with scallops, shrimp, and calamari.

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Bulla Gastrobar in Doral, FL

flatbread topped with egg
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With a brunch menu that includes dishes like blueberry-ricotta pancakes and Huevos Benedictinos, Bulla Gastrobar is the place to be on weekend mornings.

Cafe Gabbiano in Siesta Key, FL

plate of meats and cheeses
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Build a delectable cheese and meat plate from the extensive selections at Cafe Gabbiano. Don't forget to pair it with a glass of wine!

Cafe Nuovo in Providence, RI

mussels in butter with lemon wedges
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Relax with a glass of wine and a hearty Italian dish at this downtown Providence spot with waterfront views. Try the seafood dishes, like the octopus or the scallop risotto.

Charlie's L'Etoile Verte in Hilton Head, SC

lemon meringue pie
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From the oysters to the lemon meringue pie, Charlie's has all the makings of a memorable dinner on the town.

Davio's – Seaport in Boston, MA

butter cake with blackberries and scoop of vanilla ice cream
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Davio's is the steak house you need in your life. From drinks to dinner to dessert, a night at Davio's will leave you full and satisfied.

Domenica in New Orleans, LA

pizza with beer
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Whether you're looking for pizza, pasta, or anything in between, Domenica is the Italian spot to be in New Orleans.

Meghan De Maria
Meghan De Maria is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food, product, and restaurant coverage. Read more
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