New York (quite literally) meets Joburg at Maximillien Restaurant, an old-fashioned steakhouse-style restaurant and whisky, wine and cigar lounge. Boasting an elite and exclusive feel, this hidden gem inside the DaVinci Hotel & Suites doesn’t only offer a cutting-edge and totally delish Mediterranean-inspired menu, it also has unmatchable views of the ever-energetic central Sandton that are best enjoyed at night. Legacy Corner Mall, Nelson Mandela Square, 5th Street, Sandton. Details: 011-292-7111
Oysters and bubbly, anyone? After its ultraglamorous Pretoria restaurant became a raving success, the owners of fine dining restaurant Kream decided to open in a second location. Its restaurant in Mall of Africa is cultishly cool with an innovative menu enriched by fresh and flavourful ingredients. And that’s not all … the scenic views of Midrand and surrounds give this classy establishment a somewhat super-relaxed feel. Anyone up for a leisurely lunch out on the balcony? Yes please! Mall of Africa, Magwa Crescent, Midrand. Details: 010-591-0023
Flames Restaurant at the oh-so-luxurious Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff offers spectacular views all year round … but especially during early summer when the purple jacaranda flowers are in full bloom! The opulent restaurant offers an impressive African-inspired menu with a wine list to match, which makes it a fabulous venue for a special occasion or even your monthly ladies’ lunch … so put on your best dress (and maybe a sun hat, too), grab your girlfriends and head on over! Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff. Details: 011-481-6190
There’s no denying that pizza and wine tastes better when you’re high … and by that we mean kicking back at the The Sands! The luxe Las Vegas hotel-style restaurant and bar affords views of hoppin’ Sandton CBD and drool-worthy pizza bubbling with cheese and just the right amount of char. Talk about a match made in heaven! We might also mention that it’s also our fave spot for a long and lazy cocktail-fuelled lunch … cheers! 58 Wierda Road East, Sandton. Details: 011-783-1302
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The survey gives readers the chance to tell us what and who makes living in Joburg so great - and it give recognition to deserving local businesses