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Inspirational restaurant designs and ideas

Casual-dining chains are courting millennials with shareable menus, craft cocktails and hip decor. But Plano, Texas-based Romacorp, parent to Tony Roma’s, is taking the courtship a step further with...

Built in a corner spot of the 1920s warehouse turned Atlanta’s Krog Street Market, The Luminary conveys the vibe of a traditional brasserie while still tapping into its food-hall surroundings. “What...

As menus have evolved in step with culinary trends, so have the plates on which restaurant food is served. Shareables, smaller portions and bar food call for serving ware to match. Some fine-dining...

captain d's

Concept: Captain D's Location: Nashville, Tenn. Footprint: 2,800 square feet Seating: 84 seats Key features: New grills, a variety of seating including communal tables, Caribbean color scheme,...

edmunds oast

When Scott Shor opened Edmund’s Oast, the farmhouse-style gastropub inspired by hop-drying houses of the 1600s, in Charleston, S.C., last year, he’d planned to eventually add a covered outdoor area...

martha stewart in cafe

Martha Stewart may have started in the foodservice world with a catering company she launched in 1976 and ran out of the basement in her home, but it’s taken her until now to make the jump to...

bar stretch main

The Miami Design District that is home to Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink morphed from a rundown neighborhood into a bustling destination for art, luxury shopping and dining in the eight years...

cooks and soliders

Pegged as a combination of funky, energetic and contemporary, the Castellucci Group’s new Basque-inspired eatery (its fourth spot in Atlanta) caters to the mixed but monied crowd in the West Midtown...

In designing its first urban prototype, Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill broke out of its suburban mold to inject the energy and rhythm of the city into its new downtown store. “The location...

Simmzy's

With a motto of “you’re only a stranger here once,” Simmzy’s prides itself on being a neighborhood joint with a large following of regulars who come in multiple times a week—the goal of every...

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