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54 Unique Dining Experiences

From Multi-Sensory Eateries to Cozy Owl-Gazing Cafes

— December 22, 2013 — World
Going out to eat at a restaurant is not always about the great food, sometimes the promise of unique dining experiences is what draws people in.

There are a ton of experimental ways to dine, from restaurants that serve food without lights in a pitch black atmosphere to bizarre tea rooms that have patrons inhale the steam from hot beverages rather than drink them and novelty restaurants designed around a singular theme, like toilets. Surprisingly, more of these unique dining experiences are popping up in North America.

If the food and beverages offered in these establishments are anything like the off-the-wall settings at these restaurants, any diner who visit them should be up for trying something new. These kinds of restaurants are ideal for those with open minds and adventurous palates.
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Reclaimed Luxury Eateries
Reclaimed Luxury Eateries
La Ville de Pins by BANG by MIN Turns Disheveled into Exclusive
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Tree-Growing Tables
Tree-Growing Tables
Charles Kaisin Turns the Dining Experience into a Forest
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52
Personal Development Diners
Personal Development Diners
Ground Level Cafe Offers Training to At-Risk Youth in Toronto
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51
Luxe Travelling Eateries
Luxe Travelling Eateries
The 'Gourmet Bus' Serves Haute Cuisine While You Sightsee
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50
Tiny Two-Person Eateries
Tiny Two-Person Eateries
Solo Per Due in Italy is the World's Smallest Restaurant
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49
Affluent Aviator Dining
Affluent Aviator Dining
A380 Airplane Restaurant Lets Diners Eat Lavishly Without Flying
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48
Utensil-Inspired Restaurants
Utensil-Inspired Restaurants
The Tower Kitchen Appears to Be Set Inside an Oversized Oven
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47
Sports Car-Inspired Restaurants
Sports Car-Inspired Restaurants
The Mercedes House Serves Mercedes-Inspired Meals in Style
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46
Lavish Train-Themed Eateries
Lavish Train-Themed Eateries
The Passenger Restaurant Re-Creates a Locomotive Environment
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45
Pitch Black Dinners
Pitch Black Dinners
'Dans le Noir' Lets You Eat in the Dark, Employs Blind Servers
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44
Staircase-Situated Dining
Staircase-Situated Dining
Tao Downtown in New York Now Offers Perched Seating on its Staircase
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43
Space-Hacking Eaters
Space-Hacking Eaters
The Oatmeal Studio IkHa Restaurant is Customized by Diners
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Modernized Fast Food Patio Furniture
Modernized Fast Food Patio Furniture
The Come Collection by Patrick Norguet Modernizes McDonald's
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41
Linear Element Eateries
Linear Element Eateries
The Tsukiage-An Restaurant Stays True to its Japanese Culture
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40
Melting Marshmallow Eateries
Melting Marshmallow Eateries
The L'Opéra Restaurant Paris Features Soft Architectural Element
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39
Greenhouse-Inspired Eateries
Greenhouse-Inspired Eateries
The Mas Provencal Restaurant as Any Gardener's Dream
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38
Escher-Inspired Eateries
Escher-Inspired Eateries
The Joey Ho Design Limited 'The Room' Restaurant is Mind-Boggling
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Geeky Museum Eateries
Geeky Museum Eateries
The CW Restaraunt in South Korea is a Geek Paradise to Get a Meal
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36
Sound-Silencing Restaurants
Sound-Silencing Restaurants
The Acoustics Adjustment System at COMAL is iPad Powered
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35
Pop Art-Inspired Eateries
Pop Art-Inspired Eateries
The Shumis Pizzeria Takes Cues From Warhol
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34
Clouded Ceiling Eateries
Clouded Ceiling Eateries
The Ho-Hum Restaurant by M4 Features Artful Spacial Elements
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Bizarre Toilet-Themed Eateries
Bizarre Toilet-Themed Eateries
The Magic Restroom Cafe Serves Meals in Toilet-Shaped Bowls
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Waiterless Automated Restaurants
Waiterless Automated Restaurants
This Tokyo Restaurant Combines Technology with Food
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Future-Forward Parisian Eateries
Future-Forward Parisian Eateries
The WikiBar Serves Food Covered in Edible Packaging
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30
Cozy Owl-Gazing Cafes
Cozy Owl-Gazing Cafes
These Owl Cafes in Japan Lets You Bird Watch as You Enjoy Your Coffee
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Inhalable Hot Beverages
Inhalable Hot Beverages
The Breathable Tea Room Offers an Experimental Way to Drink Tea
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Richly Mysterious Restaurants
Richly Mysterious Restaurants
Hakkasan New York by Gilles & Boissier is Warm and Welcoming
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Sensory South-American Eateries
Sensory South-American Eateries
The Barrio East London Restaurant Embraces Vivid Design Details
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26
Multi-Sensory Eateries
Multi-Sensory Eateries
The UltraViolet Restaurant by Paul Pairet is Modern Luxury Epitomized
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25
Regally Vintage Italian Eateries
Regally Vintage Italian Eateries
The 'Barbatella' Italian Eatery in Naples is Vintage and Lavish
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Messy Art-Themed Eateries
Messy Art-Themed Eateries
This Restaurant Features Bright Colorful Paint Art Splashed Everywhere
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23
Split-Personality Mediterranean Eateries
Split-Personality Mediterranean Eateries
Mr Frank Restaurant is Both Rustic and Contemporary
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22
Artistically Abstract Decorative Dining
Artistically Abstract Decorative Dining
Sketch Restaurant in London, England Feeds the Eyes
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21
Hexagonal Honeycomb Restaurants
Hexagonal Honeycomb Restaurants
Rice Home by AS Design Service is Bee-Inspired
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20
Restroom-Obsessed Eateries
Restroom-Obsessed Eateries
Modern Toilet Restaurant Features Lavatory-Themed Seats & Plates
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Fairytale-Inspired Restaurants
Fairytale-Inspired Restaurants
Warownia is a Jagged and Surreal Interior by Karina Wiciak
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18
Japanese Fembot Diners
Japanese Fembot Diners
The Robot Restaurant in Toyko's Red Light District Has a Giant Robotic Girl
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17
Art Gallery Eateries
Art Gallery Eateries
Natasha Law Transforms Restaurant Plates Into Painted Masterpieces
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Bovine-Branded Eateries
Bovine-Branded Eateries
The Minas Kosmidis 'Farma Kreaton' Restaurant is Thematic Throughout
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Jenga-Inspired Eateries
Jenga-Inspired Eateries
The Innuendo Restaurant by Bluarch Architecture Features Grid-Like Accents
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14
Glowing Garden Bistros
Glowing Garden Bistros
The Integrated Field 'Ingfah Restaurant' is Breezy and Luminous
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13
Public Toilet Diners
Public Toilet Diners
The Attendant London Cafe Transforms Restroom into Restaurant
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12
Cinematic Dining Experiences
Cinematic Dining Experiences
This Pop-Up Dining Experience in NYC Blends Fine Food and Film
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11
Tetris-Inspired Eateries
Tetris-Inspired Eateries
The Nando's Restaurant Ashford by Blacksheep is Geometrically Bold
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10
Bold Broken Mirror Eateries
Bold Broken Mirror Eateries
The Alegra Restaurant by Mr.Important is Dynamically Designed
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9
Industrial European Eateries
Industrial European Eateries
Jamie's Italian by Blacksheep Marries Tradition With Modern Design
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8
Industrial Warehouse Eateries
Industrial Warehouse Eateries
The Restaurant Radio Royaal is Ruggedly Retro
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7
Shipping Container Eateries
Shipping Container Eateries
Los Sopranos by Pedro Scattarella Redefines Reclaimed Design
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6
Night Market-Inspired Dining
Night Market-Inspired Dining
Nelson Chow’s Interior Was Inspired by Kopitiams
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5
Frosting-Inspired Eateries
Frosting-Inspired Eateries
The Cupcake Boutique by DITTEL Satisfies One’s Sweet Tooth
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4
Fashion Magazine-Branded Cafes
Fashion Magazine-Branded Cafes
The Vogue Cafe is a New Addition to the Dubai Mall
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3
Whimsical Vintage Restaurants
Whimsical Vintage Restaurants
One Could Easily Get Lost in this Wonderful Theme Restaurant
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2
Eclectic Industrial Eateries
Eclectic Industrial Eateries
The Amerikka Design Office Chico’s Restaurant is Bold
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Upscale Fast Food Cafes
Upscale Fast Food Cafes
This Fast Food Restaurant Design Encourages Lounging
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