Great food (not great views) is the basis of a good restaurant. Personally, I've never totally understood the popularity of the Overlook (other than it's one of the few places to eat in the county) and we have been there twice and been disappointed twice. The interior and service was fine for the type of establishment, but the food was really lacking. Far too much fried food on the menu and the salads were the same basic iceberg lettuce that Wendy's serves. I can make far better food at home, so why should I get in my car and drive to the Overlook for overpriced, so-so standard eatery fare? If the food matches the view's quality, you will have a much better destination, however, I'm not sure the locals will understand the difference between a good wine and a lackluster one.