Dining out is rarely just about the food. The scene, the socializing, and the sense of a special event are equally important. When done right, a restaurants design enhances all of these elements. A simple meal seems that much more appetizing when paired with appealing furniture, luxurious finishes, and alluring lighting. We selected 7 beautiful restaurants to inspire you!
Astor Grill – DOHA, QATAR
Designed with John Jacob Astor IV, the founder of the century-old St. Regis Hotel, in mind, Astor Grill brings a new experience to Qatar’s dining scene. Providing a visual contrast to the geometric leather dining enclosure and organic barrel vault, the main dining area features a dimensional landscape of pine wood pieces hanging from the ceiling with modern lighting. The warmth of the room is highlighted by deep red leather dining chairs and a red lacquer portal frame that leads to a raised area with views of the open-grill kitchen. From this dramatic perch guests can watch as award-winning chef Roudy Petersen prepares their dishes.
Ma Cocotte – PARIS, FRANCE
A modern yet cozy restaurant in the heart of the adored Saint-Ouen Flea Market. Decorated by Philippe Starck and perfect for a Sunday brunch. The restaurant has two levels. The ground floor dining room is enclosed by garage doors that can open up to an outdoor terrace on sunny days. Upstairs there are two additional spaces that feel as warm Philippe Starck, the most famous French interior best designer reveals a friendly restaurant where the innocence of childhood go hand in hand with antique flea market objects. Fabienne and Philippe Amzalak have a great deal of experience in managing restaurants, as they managed le Fouquet’s, Häagen Dazs franchises and La Maison du Danemark on the Champs-Elysées. They have recently decided to present their unique savoir faire via Ma Cocotte. Philippe Stark has been able to mix the antique décor with the very modern setting. The perfect place to be for lunch on a weekend shopping afternoon.
NoMad – New York
The NoMad Bar radiates the conviviality and warmth of a classic New York City tavern. At the NoMad hotel, French designer Jacques Garcia has fashioned a restaurant and bar as layered, plush, and richly detailed as a European grand hotel. Using sumptuous materials and meticulous craftsmanship, Garcia conjured a sense of history and tradition. The luxury restaurant has soaring interiors with a refined, yet approachable menu, featuring a thoughtfully-curated wine program celebrating the great wine regions of the world, alongside innovative and classically-focused cocktails. NoMad was once home to some of New York’s most luxurious restaurant.
Brasserie Zédel – LONDON, ENGLAND
A grand Parisian Brasserie transported to the heart of London, serving remarkable value, traditional French food in a historic Beaux Arts/Art Deco interior. The restaurant was originally part of the Regent Palace Hotel, Europe’s largest hotel when it was completed in 1915. In the ’30s it was given an Art Deco overhaul by architect Oliver Percy Bernard. Although the interiors suffered plenty of abuse in the years that followed, they have been meticulously repaired and thoughtfully updated by London’s David Collins Studio, while Donald Insall Associates, specialists in historic restorations, rejuvenated the fabrics.
5-Cinco – BERLIN, GERMANY
Catalonian’s beloved chef Paco Pérez, who boasts multiple Michelin stars and successful ventures, has headed to Germany with his latest project. 5 – cinco by Paco Peréz is in the most luxurious of locations: the 5-star boutique hotel Das Stue, in Berlin. This is perhaps the perfect backdrop for his innovative cooking, which he offers in two settings: casual and fine dining. The interior public spaces, designed by Patricia Urquiola, feature stately, sober architecture updated with dramatic contemporary details. 5-cinco’s formal dining room doesn’t take itself too seriously. A haphazard arrangement of copper vessels swarms a cluster of Tom Dixon copper pendant lamps, creating a striking focal point that reflects the energy of chef Pérez’s home country.
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Le Maison 1988 – DA NANG, VIETNAM
La Maison 1888 captures the essence of haute French dining, with the distinct gourmet experience of delectable à la carte menu of distinguished classic French cuisine with modern lighting. This signature restaurant has already becoming the number one gastronomic destination in Vietnam. As its name suggests, the restaurant is situated in its own grand “house” on the property. Illuminating the main staircase are pendant lamps made to look like Vietnamese birdcages, complete with the shadows of imaginary feathered friends.
Troll Wall – ROMSDAL, NORWAY
The building has a simple, though flexible plan, with a characteristic roof that has its character from the majestic surrounding landscape. These simple ways of design gives the building its character and identity that makes the Service center an eye-catcher and an architectural attraction in the region. Sited at the foot of the Trollveggen, or Troll Wall, the highest vertical rock face in Europe, the visitor center and cafeteria has a dramatically angular roofline that was inspired by the craggy mountains that surround it.
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