Experiential Eating

Luring patrons with more than physical aesthetics and good food
Implications - Aesthetically pleasing decor and tasty offerings are to be expected of most restaurants, but forward-thinking diners and eateries are employing experience-based techniques to capture patrons. Not only do unique dining experiences draw new customers, such engaged eating also ensures their return.
SCORE: 5.5
Warm Top 6 Examples: 217,765 Total Clicks Jun 09 - Feb 10
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Bikini Baristas - Cafe Di Vang 2 in Vietnam Serves Coffee With a Side of Skin
SCORE: 6.9
Viral 97,849 Clicks Pub: Jun 4, 09
Bikini Baristas
Cafe Di Vang 2 in Vietnam Serves Coffee With a Side of Skin
How do you sell $4 coffee when the economy is lackluster? Put your waitresses in bikinis, of course. Vietnamese coffee house Cafe di Vang 2 only serves coffee and smoothies, but the men don’t seem to mind.… [More]
Dark Room Dining - O'Noir Toronto Restaurant Lets You Enjoy Dinner Without Seeing it (UPDATE)
SCORE: 6.1
Hot 24,258 Clicks Pub: Jul 6, 09
Dark Room Dining
O'Noir Toronto Restaurant Lets You Enjoy Dinner Without Seeing it (UPDATE)
Foodies can take their dining experience to a whole new level when they dine at the recently opened O'Noir in Toronto, the sister location to O'Noir in Montreal. O'Noir Toronto allows patrons to dine… [More]
Hallucinogenic Cafeterias - Designer Tobias Rehberger Wins With Trippy Lunch Space
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 16,370 Clicks Pub: Aug 28, 09
Hallucinogenic Cafeterias
Designer Tobias Rehberger Wins With Trippy Lunch Space
It's lunch time at work, and you decide to visit the company-run cafeteria downstairs.  Only when you get there, it seems as though you took the red pill, and went down the rabbit hole. Fret not, it is… [More]
Mystery Meal Cafes - Japan's Ogori Cafe is a Surprise Every Time
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 17,939 Clicks Pub: Oct 5, 09
Mystery Meal Cafes
Japan's Ogori Cafe is a Surprise Every Time
Perhaps best known as a country where anything and everything goes, it is a well known fact that some of the craziest business ideas, cafes, clothes and building designs come out of Japan and the recently… [More]
Laboratory Restaurants - Madeline's Madteater Offers Visitors Dinner and a Show
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 21,624 Clicks Pub: Jun 16, 09
Laboratory Restaurants
Madeline's Madteater Offers Visitors Dinner and a Show
When visiting Madeline’s Madteater, I felt like Alice in Wonderland attending one of Madhatter’s tea parties. It is like having all your senses bombarded at the same time, with the core focus being food.… [More]
Color Changing Restaurants - Karim Rashid Designs ‘Switch' With Undulated Walls
SCORE: 4.4
Warm 39,725 Clicks Pub: Sep 15, 09
Color Changing Restaurants
Karim Rashid Designs ‘Switch' With Undulated Walls
Karim Rashid is one designer you can always expect will have stunning designs that not only tease your eyes, but are also completely unique. He recently designed a restaurant named Switch in Dubai, and… [More]