Foraker Restaurant

Fine dining with a view of Denali (Mt. McKinley): that irresistible combination means that this restaurant at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge attracts as many locals as it does hotel guests. When you take a seat in this upscale, rustic restaurant, the big windows look out on the dramatic Alaska Range. The effect is especially wonderful in August, when the sun sets directly behind North America’s tallest peak.

Renowned Wine List

The Lodge has also gotten Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" annually since 2003. (To make the most of the wine list, ask each Saturday about the weekly Wine of the World, a select wine from either the old or new world regions.) Reservations recommended.