Fine Restaurant Guide
- Elizabeth Street Café (Austin): Heavy on the Vietnamese and light on the French, a South Austin spot offers a welcome melding of cuisines
- Elizabeth Street Café (Austin): Two chefs develop a recipe for design at a bright and beautiful French-Vietnamese eatery
- Allium (Chicago): Chef Kevin Hickey moves out of the world of fine dining and into a world of fun
- Allium (Chicago): A hotel restaurant undergoes a season of change and gets a whole new look in the process
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Category Archives: Design
Elizabeth Street Café (Austin): Two chefs develop a recipe for design at a bright and beautiful French-Vietnamese eatery
A popular restaurant team draws design inspiration from the bygone cafés of Vietnam as well as modern French cafés.
Allium (Chicago): A hotel restaurant undergoes a season of change and gets a whole new look in the process
A design team turns a staid and traditional hotel fine-dining restaurant into a lively, energetic hot spot.
Congress (Austin): A top fine-dining destination brings casual elegance to this easygoing capital city
A sophisticated, high-end eatery was designed to make laid-back Austinites feel at ease.
Trenchermen (Chicago): Steampunk, Victorian, or “factory” — however one describes this restaurant’s indescribable design, it works
Designer and restaurateur Kevin Heisner melds multiple styles to create a unified, fun, sophisticated and relaxed space.
Zest Bistro (Downers Grove, Ill.): A neighborhood restaurant shares its clean, industrial look with the gourmet grocery that houses it
Located inside Downers Grove’s Lemon Tree Grocer, Zest Bistro was designed to be a comfortable, relaxed neighborhood spot.
Antique Taco (Chicago): A husband-and-wife team declares its love for antiques and tacos at a Wicker Park storefront
A couple celebrate their love for antiques by lavishly incorporating them into the design of their new, casual Mexican eatery.
Origin (Toronto): Designer Jason Stroud mixed old, new — and a touch of quirky — when planning a restaurant in a historic building
Designer Jason Stroud let the history of a Toronto building guide his design decisions for Origin, a lively King East eatery.
The Savoy (Chicago): A Wicker Park seafood restaurant and nightlife spot changes its looks, room by room
Each of the four rooms at Wicker Park’s The Savoy serves a distinct purpose, and was designed with its particular function in mind.
Red Farm (New York City): Playfully crafted dim sum — and white dishes — provided the first design inspirations for a farm-to-table, Chinese-inspired eatery
A New York restaurateur had clear and specific design ideas for the look of his Chinese-accented, locavore storefront.
A designer rejects dark wood, brass, and the color red — while creating a light, bright look for a new steak house.