However, when most people think of finding a restaurant to go out to on a weekend, they often first consider the type of food they already know that they like to eat. What about trying something different? There aren’t just dining locations that focus on the cultural ingredients of a particular region or country and that’s all. There are places that fall under the category of a themed restaurant that represents dining spots where the concept of the presentation of the food, music, architecture or location has the greatest influence on the experience of the guests.
From the exterior of the building to the interior with lighting, artwork and space dimensions, every aspect of the architecture and décor serve the theme of the restaurant. The concept is the focus that draws in customers because of the marketing, because of how it looks from passing it on the street and from the experience of walking inside. As mentioned earlier, a theme is not Italian, Chinese, English, Jamaican or Hawaiian cuisine; those are just the style of cuisine. Themes of a dining establishment are quite similar to those of a dinner party. The food can compliment it but the ambiance of the decorations, costumes, and interactions follow a particular popular figure, period in time or historic event. A few of the once popular themed locations have closed but there are a few still around and drawing interests. There are certain cities such as Los Vegas and New Orleans or certain places that are known for themed entertainment such as Orlando or Houston.
There are dining establishments that bring movie sets to life; there are places that bring long past decades back to life; and, there are ones that even bring murder mysteries to the guest of a dining experience. The food does not disappoint but it is no longer the focus when the décor is designed to create an unforgettable experience for the guests of that local area and visiting tourists can enjoy equally.