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.

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Eat Like a Ninja with Katanas, Smoke, and Fire

Posted on November 24, 2011

When it comes to restaurants, atmosphere can be just as important as the quality of the food. Some restaurants go for complete immersion, committing the restaurant’s design to give diners ...

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Germans Have New Take on Fast Food

Posted on November 23, 2011

You’ve got to love the way that they show food in futuristic sci-fi movies. Star Trek comes to mind. “Computer,” Captain Picard says, “Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” The computer dutifully ...

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Dine in the Dark at Pitch-Black Opaque Restaurant

Posted on November 22, 2011

It is proven that whenever a sense is impaired or removed, other senses become enhanced to compensate. For example, individuals who have their vision impaired often have a higher-than-average sense ...

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The End of the Road: Thunder Road Steak House

Posted on November 18, 2011

The Thunder Road Steak House of Albuquerque, New Mexico takes its name from the 1958 film, Thunder Road, staring Robert Mitchum: but that’s only the beginning. The restaurant and cantina ...

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Walk on the Walls at NYC’s D’Espresso Cafe

Posted on November 12, 2011

There are some people out there that might want to have their morning cup of coffee before they step into the D’espresso coffee bar. The unusual interior design appears disorienting ...

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Asia’s Highest Bar: The Ozone at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Posted on October 31, 2011

The Ozone Bar might not literally be in the ozone layer, but it is closer than many other bars. Located on the 118th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, it ...

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Interactive Dining at Moscow’s NOVIY Restaurant and Bar

Posted on October 19, 2011

NOVIY is Russian slang for “new,” and the focus at this hip Moscow restaurant and bar is definitely on new technology. The tables, walls, bar, and entry way all feature ...

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David Lynch Channels ‘Mulholland Drive’ In Parisian Nightclub

Posted on September 21, 2011

Anyone familiar with the films of David Lynch will know that nightclubs are prominently featured in his strange and dreamlike tales. This is due in no small part to the ...

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Swimming in Sound: The blueFROG Lounge of Mumbai

Posted on August 29, 2011

Since the blueFROG lounge is situated within a complex of recording studios, anything less than perfect acoustic quality would’ve been unacceptable. At this unique looking Mumbai lounge, it’s all about ...

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In Shizuoka, Japan, A Cafe in the Fast Lane

Posted on August 9, 2011

While it’s common to come across a café that spills out onto the sidewalk or into a plaza, we’ve never before seen a café where the road runs right through ...

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