It is inevitable that travelers find themselves stuck at airports on empty stomachs, waiting for delayed flights or just killing time between connecting flights. Most often, people are in a rush and end up consuming fast food in the form of burgers and pizza. Recently, more airports are bringing in gourmet restaurants and eating establishments to provide travelers with a wider selection of sit-down environments to relax and enjoy a meal before or between flights. The best airport restaurants in the United States include:
1. Encounter Restaurant at California’s Los Angeles International Airport
Built in 1961, the Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport was built as a freestanding structure designed to represent a flying saucer. Known for the 360-degree views, the Encounter Restaurant currently occupies the space. Travelers can enjoy the California-style dishes offered at this space-age restaurant, including organic salads and unique entrees such as Wild Mushroom Ravioli served with grilled asparagus.