Diners enjoy a 360-degree view in Mexico during a meal at Dinner in the Sky.

Courtesy of Dinner in the Sky

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NCSS: Culture • People, Places, and Environments • Global Connections

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Dinner With a View

If you’re afraid of heights, this restaurant isn’t for you. Guests at Dinner in the Sky are strapped into seats and lifted up about 160 feet by a towering crane. Suspended in midair, they dine on a chef-prepared feast while enjoying a bird’s-eye view.

The restaurant’s seats and tables—and a chef’s workstation in the center—are attached to a giant platform. The original setup (above) can hold up to 22 diners plus a handful of chefs and servers. The experience lasts about 90 minutes and costs about $150 to $570 per person. 

The unique eatery started in 2006 in Belgium, a country in Europe. Since then, Dinner in the Sky has popped up in 60 nations, including Australia, Brazil, Japan, South Africa, and the United States. People have even held weddings and concerts in the sky-high setting.

After the Covid-19 pandemic forced Dinner in the Sky to temporarily close, its owners cooked up a new socially distanced version of the restaurant. They expanded the platform to fit eight separate tables, spaced 10 feet apart. Each table can hold four people—no flip-flops allowed!

Notice & Wonder

  • What details from these photographs stand out to you?
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  • Based on the photos, how might Dinner in the Sky pick its locations?
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