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Eat-Q Test: Restaurant Design

Match the unusual design feature to its restaurant.

 

A. Modeled after an Indian train, the booths in this restaurant are stacked double-decker style, connected by a metal ladder between tables.

 

B. Designed to resemble an Airbus airplane, the interior of this restaurant has small oval windows and waitstaff dressed as flight attendants who serve food on plastic trays.

 

C. Enter this stylish cocktail bar through a phone booth in a hot dog joint—as long as you know the right code to dial, getting in is a cinch.

 

D. The façade of this sleek, Japanese sushi restaurant is a futuristic cube, crisscrossed with a steel fishnet pattern and glowing neon lights.

 

E. The bathrooms in this molecular gastronomy science lab-cum-restaurant are a trick for the mind: diners access the commodes by pushing the sleek wooden wall panel behind which they're hidden.

 

F. Cross a wooden bridge suspended in the air to reach this teardrop-shaped, nature lover’s retreat of a restaurant, which is built directly into the woods.

 

G. A veritable treasure trove of tiki delights, this subterranean tropical lounge—decorated with thatched huts and a lagoon—has been open since 1945.

 

H. White-on-white is the exclusive color scheme at this avant-garde French-Asian restaurant, whose walls are decorated with layers of fabric draped into 3-D sculptures.

 

I. Look up: the ceiling of this Japanese restaurant is covered in 25,000 wooden sticks carefully arranged into a cloud pattern above diner’s heads.

 

J. Curved wood profiles hang from the ceiling to create an undulating wave in the shape of a boat at this hip restaurant/bar/community art space.

 

 

1. PDT, New York

 

2. Bangalore Express, London

 

3. Redwoods Treehouse, New Zealand

 

4. wd~50, New York

 

5. A380, Taipei

 

6. Tonga Room, San Francisco

 

7. Tori Tori, Mexico City

 

8. Zmianatematu, Lodz, Poland

 

9. Sur Mesure, Paris

 

10. Tsujita, Los Angeles

 

 

See the answers and your Eat-Q score.