Restaurant Design

Delicious food and an attentive wait staff are part of what make a restaurant experience great, but if you're visiting a themed eating establishment or bar, the concept takes center stage. The theme will influence the architecture, food, music, and ambience of the restaurant or bar, transporting you out of the everyday, perhaps into another time period or part of the world. David Tallichet, a Texan entrepreneur, has been called the father of the themed restaurant; in the 1960's, he began decorating Southern California restaurants as Polynesian islands, New England fishing villages and French farmhouses. Since then, period bars, medieval banquets and futuristic eateries have been popular in the U.S. and across the world.


Oshi: Cyprus’ Interactive Restaurant

Posted on February 6, 2013

Nestled among the traditional taverns and quaint eateries in Limassol, Cyprus, is one of Europe’s most high-tech restaurant experiences. The Oshi restaurant, which opened its doors in early 2012, offers Asian ...

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The Jim Beam Distillery: Aiming for the Top on the Bourbon Trail

Posted on October 9, 2012

For the first time in its history, bourbon maker Jim Beam has flung open the doors to its factory to give visitors an inside view of distillery operations past and ...

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Cioccolato Bakery Boutique, Monterrey, Mexico: Eye-Candy at its Best

Posted on September 13, 2012

We're always looking for creatively designed restaurants and other eating establishments.  A Mexican chocolate shop and event design firm caught our attention today!  The shop's recent re-brand and new store ...

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The World’s Largest Honky-Tonk: An Experiment in Scaled Country Western Bar Design

Posted on September 5, 2012

How can smart country western bar design turn an old barn into the world’s largest honky-tonk and one of the top country entertainment experiences in the country? The answer to ...

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Bowling a Spare in the Heart of Hollywood

Posted on August 22, 2012

Do you think you could bowl a spare with a high-end cocktail in one hand, surrounded by top Hollywood figures relaxing and conducting business? At The Spare Room in the Hollywood ...

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Sukiyabashi Jiro: A Sushi Experience Crafted by Japan’s Living National Treasure

Posted on August 1, 2012

When we cover a restaurant on the site, we look to move beyond good food.  We even look to move beyond amazing food, and instead find restaurants that combine food ...

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Le Nid: A Nest-Themed Bar Perched High Above Nantes, France

Posted on July 6, 2012

Bars often have a nest-like quality to them so it wasn’t too far of a stretch to call this bar in Nantes, France Le Nid (“The Nest”). This unusual looking ...

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Multisensory Dining at Paul Pairet’s Ultraviolet

Posted on July 3, 2012

Chef Paul Pairet has been delighting taste buds for years, but now he is tackling all the senses. His newest restaurant, Ultraviolet, is a unique dining experience that engages not ...

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Restaurant Modeled After the A380 Airbus Opens in China

Posted on May 12, 2012

Even though airplane food has a reputation as some of the most unpalatable fare out there, this doesn’t stop people from getting excited about airplane-themed restaurants. We’ve already seen restaurants ...

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Guest Doodles Come to Life at Restaurant Aboard the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

Posted on April 24, 2012

Aboard Disney’s newest cruise liner, Disney Fantasy, guests have more than a few options when it comes to dining; but there is one restaurant that certainly boasts more magic than ...

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