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What happened to all the cafeterias? I used to eat at the Biscayne Miracle Mile Cafeteria in Coral Gables on every trip to Florida, but sadly it closed about five years ago. The only one I’m aware of in California is Clifton’s in Los Angeles, which is now closed for refurbishing. In the San Francisco Bay Area there are several old hofbraus, but no cafeterias left (that I know about).

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The Crown Room closed around 1999, but it is open on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and Mother’s Day, and for private functions.

Yours truly The Jab at the Crown Room on their last night open to the public (around 1999)

Currently the only view restaurants with regular hours left in San Francisco are The Top Of The Mark atop the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel (designed by local art deco architect Timothy Pflueger in 1939), Harry Denton’s Starlight Room atop the Sir Francis Drake Hotel (redecorated in 2011), and The View atop the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

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Canlis' Charcoal Broiler Atop the Portland Hilton - Portland, Oregon

Canlis’ Charcoal Broiler – Portland, Oregon

Via Flickr:
Epicurean dining at one the world’s most beautiful restaurants and lounges…with a sweeping vie of the city from Oregon’s tallest building.
Canlis’…also in Seattle and Honolulu

This Portland location is closed, but the Seattle restaurant is still open! Although remodeled in 1984, 1996, and in 2005, it retains its large picture windows and rock walls. A beautiful and elegant restaurant with excellent food (by all reports – I have yet to dine there).

2576 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, Washington 98109
Open Mon-Fri 5:30-close, Saturdays 5:00-close, closed Sundays
Attire is dressy. Men should wear a suit or sport coat.