With both operators and guests hungry to extend the outdoor dining season, rd+d asked Aaron Ruef, design director for NELSON Worldwide to offer his insights on how to
Outdoor dining dominated in 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many operators believe it will continue to do so in 2021, according to a December survey of
Aba at Music Lane in Austin has a strong emphasis on outdoor seating and the restaurant’s design centers on a 100-year-old heritage Oak tree.
In rd+d’s December survey, readers revealed that outdoor dining dominated operator investments in 2020. In rd+d’s February survey, we followed up on that idea, asking
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Are designers thinking about pandemic concerns and trends when designing restaurants today?
Now nearing a year’s duration, the pandemic is still wreaking havoc on the hospitality industry. In this era of social distancing, bars have been especially stymied,
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Outdoor dining was found to be the area where rd+d readers saw the most investment in 2020, according to a December 2020 survey of qualified subscribers.
The rd+d editors rounded up a few of the most popular (and most Instagrammable) outdoor dining designs from our 2020 feed.
Steakhouse concepts are typically “masculine” spaces with dark woods, low lighting and heavy, dark leather upholstery. Meat Market is a different beast.
Across many northern states in the U.S., the weather’s rapidly cooling, which isn’t good news when the majority of your customers are dining outdoors. Here we offer up
With medical experts deeming the coronavirus less transmittable outside, outdoor dining is likely to appeal to many consumers and help draw them back to dining out. To
Your brand is what your restaurant is all about. It’s the sum and substance of who you are, what you stand for, your reason for being, and your restaurant’s moral
With an indoor/outdoor bar, improved queueing area and more efficient kitchen, this chain out of California has taken full advantage of its first ground-up build.
Staying relevant in the ultra-competitive hospitality space means creating higher-quality experiences for patrons, according to Maxim Parkhomchuk, VP of construction and
The Great Outdoors! It’s become a bigger part of the dining public’s lives over the last decade for good reason. When good weather makes an appearance, thoughts of dining
While casual dining has taken a beating in recent years, many operators have developed a polished-casual strategy to draw in guests. Porch Swing Restaurant, located in
When the weather is nice, the view is appealing and/or the ambience is just so, restaurants with outdoor dining spaces often find it’s hard to fill seats inside —
The arrival of spring may bring daffodils and gentle breezes, but it also signals the arrival of restaurant patrons who want to sit outside.
An attractive curb appeal gets passersby to stop and look, draws them into the restaurant and sets up the beginning of a remarkable dining experience. “Curb appeal — it’s
The inside and the outside merge at Glass and Vine in Miami, Fla.which was the specific intent of designer Vincent Celano. The
A well-designed and well-equipped outdoor patio can be a boon for restaurant guests and owners alike, offering a pleasant, al fresco dining
When the developers of Andaz San Diego were looking to rebrand the hotel's rooftop restaurant and lounge as RoofTop600, their goal
From sidewalk cafés to posh patios, well-designed, carefully maintained al fresco dining spaces benefit operators and guests alike.