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.


Friday the 13th Brings New Horror-Themed Restaurant to Arizona

Posted on April 13, 2012

There is no longer any need to wait for Halloween to visit a haunted house if you’re a resident of Mesa, Arizona. Starting tomorrow, Friday the 13th, residents and visitors ...

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Zip-Lining Waiters Serve Guests at The Dining Pod, Thailand

Posted on March 23, 2012

Some of our favorite projects are the ones that draw on the simple pleasures of childhood for inspiration. One of these pleasures is without a doubt the tree house. Even ...

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Mahiko Mano Hammock Cafe: Tokyo’s Number One Cafe for “Hanging Out”

Posted on March 23, 2012

It’s no stretch to say that Japan is home to some of the strangest themed restaurants in the world (Cannibalistic Sushi is just the tip of the iceberg!). But it ...

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Downtown LA’s Newest Hangout for Knights and Maidens

Posted on March 2, 2012

The new Excalibur restaurant in downtown Los Angeles is not the first medieval-themed attraction we’ve covered here at; it’s obviously a theme that many people can’t get enough of. ...

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Abandoned Church in Maine Transformed Into a Graceful Fine Dining Experience

Posted on March 1, 2012

When happy hour rolls around you probably don’t head to your local church. But in Portland, Maine, that is exactly where you’ll find some of the best cocktails in town. ...

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Scenic Waterfall Restaurant at Villa Escudero, Philippines

Posted on February 8, 2012

Sometimes all it takes is just one unexpected element to transform an ordinary restaurant experience into something magical. In the case of the Waterfalls Restaurant at Villa Escudero, The Philippines, ...

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Rediscover Your Love for Travel at the Wanderlust Hotel

Posted on February 7, 2012

Wanderlust is a common occurrence here at With all the amazing projects from around the world that we come, it can be hard to stay put. We have no ...

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Encounter Classic “Googie” Architecture at this LAX Restaurant

Posted on January 31, 2012

Anyone who grew up watching The Jestsons will appreciate this futuristic restaurant located at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Encounter Restaurant is one of Los Angeles’ most unique examples ...

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“McDo’s” Looking to Attract More Families with Sleek New Design

Posted on January 3, 2012

You probably wouldn’t have guessed that the restaurant pictured above is a McDonald’s. In fact, it hardly looks like a fast-food restaurant at all. While there are certainly hints of ...

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German Restaurant (Literally) Creates Loopholes to Anti-Smoking Laws

Posted on December 10, 2011

Some people like to smoke. Some people don’t like to smoke. Let's call the whole thing off. The smoking issue usually isn't all that big of a deal. The one problem ...

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