The art of fine dining has evolved over the years. Restaurants that were once hailed for their grandiose banquets have taken a back seat to some of their smaller cousins. Boutique Restaurants is a collection of some of the most creative restaurant designs in the world, from edgy and modern to traditional and laid back. Including work from some of the industry's most exciting architects and designers, this book explores store fronts, wall d_cor, place settings, lighting, and furniture. With beautiful full-color photographs throughout, this compilation gives examples from all over the artistic spectrum of how to create or update a boutique restaurant to make it stand out from the rest. The use of extraordinary designers, architects, artisans and chefs have created the thirty-four boutique restaurants in this book that are shaping the evolution of the food industry as we know it, by limiting their seating, and raising the bar.Riordan, John is the author of 'Boutique Restaurants', published 2008 under ISBN 9780061374784 and ISBN 0061374784.