When it comes to places where you make the most memories, it’s hard to top the dining room. From weekend brunch with friends to a Tuesday evening dinner with family to Thanksgiving with everyone, the dining room is the gathering spot for those you cherish most. And since restaurants are basically just giant dining rooms, we thought these five spots from around the world may be just the inspiration you need to give your dining room a refreshing redo.
Jules Verne Restaurant, Paris
Many Paris restaurants boast of a view of the Eiffel Tower, but only one can claim bragging rights of having a view from the Eiffel Tower. This newly reimagined restaurant — it reopened in the summer of 2019 — provides a calm backdrop for taking in a breathtaking panoramic view of the City of Lights.
Get the look: The contrast-painted lattice pattern in gray evokes the smoky caning of the revamped restaurant’s lace chairs (which were designed to resemble fishnet stockings).
1803, New York City
A bright botanical print wallpaper gives this New Orleans-inspired bistro in Tribeca a hothouse vibe.
Get the look: Not quite ready to go for such a bold print on your walls? Then capture the playful colors of this dining room with an upholstered screen.
Ristorante Torre, Milan
Located on the sixth and seventh floors of Fondazione Prada’s contemporary art compound, this restaurant is described by designer Rem Koolhaas as “a collage of pre-existing themes and elements,” uniting works of art and design with an unprecedented view of Milan.
Get the look: Saarinen executive chairs parked at wooden tables provide seating on the main level, while cantilevered Brno chairs and custom banquettes rescued from the iconic Four Seasons Restaurant in New York find a new home on the restaurant’s top level.
Yes, the entirety of this restaurant is irresistibly Instagrammable, but it’s famous for its "millennial pink dining room" for a reason.
Get the look: Upholstered in a violet rose textured chenille, this dining chair will leave you tickled pink.
Hideout at the Laylow, Waikiki
The laid-back lanai vibes of the restaurant at the Laylow Hotel are infinitely cooler than cliché. It instead embraces its tropical locale through inspired use of color and texture.
Get the look: Nothing says “vacay every day” like enjoying your meals while perched on woven rattan seats.