Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Sydney
Tel: 61 2 9365 9000
Concierge.com's insider take:
Set on a bluff above Bondi Beach, this is a spectacular place to watch the waves (and the skimpily clad locals surfing them). Restaurateur Maurice Terzini certainly has the golden touch, as evidenced by his other ventures, the ever-popular Otto and the hip new spot North Bondi Italian Food, but this is the star in his restaurant firmament, if only for its peerless setting. The glamorous dining room, with turquoise columns that match the sea, draws a posh, beach-bleached crowd. Some come for the scene, but the food, while pricey (main courses can run $40 and up), is a genuine draw: Options include solid Australian/Mediterranean dishes such as spaghetti with crayfish and tomato sauce, ocean-trout carpaccio with tea-smoked tomatoes, and grilled rib-eye steak rubbed with garlic and herbs.
Open Tuesdays through Saturdays noon to midnight, Sundays noon to 10 pm.