More than ever, the open kitchen is becoming a hallmark of good restaurant design. Following on years of success for chef’s tables in foodie establishments — and the more recent push for transparency at a range of restaurants from quick service to haute cuisine, owners are exploiting the appeal of merging kitchen and dining areas. Plus, there’s the entertainment factor: The kitchen’s action and sensory appeal adds to the thrill and appeal of dining out.
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How to reinvent open kitchens
Let diners see only the most appealing parts of your kitchen
Correction: June 16, 2017
An earlier version of this story misstated the designer of Townsman restaurant. It was designed by McMahon Architects.