Dec 22, 2015
Feast your eyes on these stone cold stunners.
As the year comes to a close, Eater takes a look back at the most stunning restaurant designs of 2015. And while stark whites and slates have ruled minimalist restaurant design (and Instagram), this year saw the return of vibrant color and eclectic tchotchke-ism.Restaurants, like Eater's 2015 Stone Cold Stunner of the Year winner the Grey, pictured above, tackled impressive renovation projects to transform everything from bus stations to art galleries into chic dining destinations. Midcentury modern furniture and aesthetics were also a major theme this year — from gorgeous pieces of Don Draper-ready furniture to impressive plays on indoor/outdoor space. Exposed lighting still rules the ceilings, but instead of sticking to what real estate and design publication Curbed has called a cliched "Ye Olde-y vibe" with copper filaments, the newest lighting obsession is riffs on the mid-century modern orb, like this one.