Dining out is a holistic and intimate experience – a conjugation between taste, aroma, sight, surroundings. It’s in the surroundings that we’ll have our focus today and observe how can be especially important. Having the right colorful ambience or not, or having the right lights at the right place can be the difference between catching up your clients or not. So in the end we can say restaurant design matters.
The Monarch Bar, Kansas City
Work of the architect and owner David Manica, the Monarch Bar features an incredible chandelier above a central marble bar. The chandelier with its one thousand laser-cut monarch butterflies steals all the show. The chandelier and the crystal-clear pieces were made by a team of students from the local Kansas City Universe.
Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs
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The 2015 James Beard Award winner for Best Restaurant Design is a lesson in contrasts. It has all the trappings of a landmarked 1926 Spanish Colonial, like terra-cotta roof tiles, a 27-foot-high cathedral ceiling, and an exterior courtyard. Inside becomes a art piece in matters of Brutalism. It’s concrete with an ecclesiastical theme, however, drawn from the 34-feet-long communal table, “side chapels,” and the altar-like bar area, at the foot of a nave.
Amara by Meyer Davis, Miami
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Amara restaurant is warm, natural and inviting; drawing from an effortless & vibrant local beach community with whitewashed paneling, natural woods, graphic concrete tiles captured by huge windows displaying amazing views. The environment had a direct influence over the materials in play, as well as the detailing. Large-scale, bold moves are balanced with an approachable and inviting material palette. Natural finishes are contrasted with accents of color and pattern in a range of textures. The approachable palette & engagement with the direct environment aids in fostering the effortless gathering hub for the community at large.
BLVD by Studio K Design, Chicago
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At the first time BLVD’s owners had no intention of belonging to the elite of the most luxurious restaurants in Chicago and even the USA. But the truth is that they managed to achieve this status and the design observed in the restaurant is amazing with its magnitude and splendor, with round tables covered by magnificent chandeliers
Green Street Smoked Meats, Chicago
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When Brendan Sodikoff purchased a raw industrial space in Chicago’s West Loop for his latest BBQ venture, he decided to embrace, rather than mask, its warehouse aesthetic. He added no additional walls or paint to the four-walled, concrete-floored space, just dangling lights and a ton of Southern attitude in the form of bench seating, a self-serve counter, and vintage knickknacks. There are no windows, just barn doors that are opened up in summertime, making this a perfectly dark venue in which to eat pig like a pig.
Bellemore by Studio K Design, Chicago
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The luxury restaurant design behind the restaurant represents the essence of a grand manner but created with contemporary elegance. The restaurant interior decor is composed with a high ceiling but doesn’t “hold” a cold ambience, actually it feels warm and inviting. There are columns which are clad in a dimensional white-washed chevron wood and cast beautiful shadows from the spotlights that surround them.