New Restaurant Concepts

Preview the latest and greatest in restaurant design, architectural elements, restaurant equipment, and new products for the hospitality industry.


Educated Urbanites: The New Foodies

An expanding and tasteful demographic is garnering attention from full-service restaurants. Should you target them, too?

Spanish Restaurant Plans Debut in Chicagoland

The high energy, sleek restaurant and lounge El Tapeo, its name originating from the local Spanish term Vamos de tapeo, will open July 31 at Chicagoland’s newest luxury hotel, Le Méridien Chicago-Oakbrook Center, a Rockbridge portfolio property, located at 2100 Spring

Chef Implements Kosher Kitchen at Hotel in Texas

A new chef and a new kitchen are bringing new meaning to fine dining in Richardson, Texas, as the Renaissance Dallas Richardson introduces Burak Ozcan as its new executive chef, and announces the hotel's move to add Kosher catering to its expansive list of e

Illinois' PM Prime Readies for Opening July 11

The highly anticipated PM Prime in Highwood, Illinois, will have its grand opening Friday, July 11, from 5 to 10 p.m. 

Mercadito Opens Doors to Red Rock in Vegas

Mercadito Hospitality opened Mercadito at Red Rock Resort (11011 W. Charleston Blvd.) last week, introducing Las Vegas to the group's popular flagship concept known for its casual, creative Mexican cuisine.

Farm-to-Table Eatery Lands at Downtown Columbus Hotel

The Pizzuti Companies and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) announced the introduction of The Guild House, a farm-to-table concept at Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph, a new boutique hotel under construction in the Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio.

Upscale Italian Joint with Live Nightly Music Heads to Utah

Retail Properties of America, Inc. announced today DOPO, LLC is opening a new restaurant concept, DOPO, at The Gateway in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Brewpub Opens Doors in Evanston, Illinois Brewpub Opens Doors in Evanston, Illinois

Smylie Brothers Brewing Company will celebrate its grand opening Tuesday, June 24, at 4 p.m. The 200-seat brewpub in Evanstan, Illinois, will serve craft beer, Texas-style barbecue, wood-fired pizza, and Midwestern comfort food to downtown Evanston. 

Beard Nominee Joins Illinois Steakhouse Beard Nominee Joins Illinois Steakhouse

The team at PM Prime has selected Robert B. Bansberg, an award-winning sommelier and wine educator, as general manager and sommelier of the new steakhouse opening in Highwood, Illinois, early this summer.

Ralph Brennan Taps Exec Chef for New Orleans Venture

The landmark building in New Orleans formerly known as Brennan's will open under new ownership with Ralph Brennan and Terry White on Royal Street in the French Quarter.

Restaurant Veterans to Open Causwells in San Francisco Restaurant Veterans to Open Causwells in San Francisco

Causwells, the casual and stylish restaurant and bar from Partners Alvin Garcia and Tom Patella in San Francisco's Marina District,


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