Restaurant's Dining Area Layout

Restaurateurs like to think each seat may be the "best," needless to say. When designing the dining area, a well-planned scheme carefully styles the customer's perception with these elements:

. Table shapes, sizes, and positions

. Quantity of seats at every table

. Multiple floors, steps, or elevated places of seating

. Paintings, posters, or murals

. Kind and intensity of lighting

. Planters, partitions, or screens

. Attention to sight lines, to block any undesirable view (restroom, kitchen, assistance areas)

. Muffling of distracting noises (clattering dishes, outside visitors, or construction)

. Placement of assistance areas (coffee stations, dirty dish bins, etc.)

Each of the preceding considerations plays a role in creating the circulation pattern from the restaurant, the procedure of delivering food and beverages to customers. These are the logistics, the methods and routes utilized to transfer items from the kitchen area, to the dining tables, and, finally, towards the dishwasher. How nicely can the waiters manage full trays of food? How far is it in the kitchen area towards the dining region? Exactly where are the guest checks prepared for delivery to tables, and where do customers pay for their foods?

Does anyone have to hike up and down stairs? How hard is it for Mr. Smith to negotiate a path to his table on this busy day? When seating guests, does the hostess occasionally appear more like a visitors cop? Even though other facets of style can be out from the ordinary, with regards to flow patterns, the simpler the much better. Customer and employee security should be paramount. Remember that most of us tend to walk to the correct of other, oncoming persons. Believe of the room like a neighborhood and the flow since the major streets in that neighborhood. Prevent traffic congestion, and everybody likes living there. Think about the maximum quantity of seats allowed within the room as nicely since the average time you would like customers to invest at a table.

Generally, the faster the turnover, the greater the need for clear circulation patterns that don't cross. Conversely, if dining is to be leisurely, circulation ought to be designed mostly to make the waitstaff appear as unobtrusive as feasible. In terms of environmental psychology, most people would rather sit with some kind of architectural fixture on at least one side of them-a wall or window or column-which helps them define their room. Another design rule is that tables of various styles and sizes should be mixed to produce visual harmony. A lineup that's too orderly evokes more of the military mess hall image. And how close is as well close when determining table position? Usually, permit 15 square feet per person.

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Last year, the Connecticut Grand Opera used Mrs. Kilbane's entree covers in its avant-garde production of Mozart's ''Don Giovanni.'' Her silver has found its way into the hands of an English painter who was moved to write a five-page thank-you note explaining that as a child he had visited a hotel in England with his family that used the silver. Era of Stylish TravelFor Mrs. Kilbane, it is the stories like the painter's, the evocative era of stylish travel, that the pieces represent. Holding a little teapot from British Rail, Mrs. Kilbane said, ''Can't you just picture it, the scenery flying by as you dine?''AdvertisementAnd while the romantic aspect of the silver is a strong one, the pieces are not meant for worship from afar. On the contrary, Mrs. Kilbane said, ''the more well-traveled the piece the more appealing it is. Look at that warm patina,'' she said, tilting a shell-handled bowl near a window. ''The trick of it is, keep it out, use it,'' said. ''It stays bright with soap and water.''For those who believe that acquiring vintage hotel silver is a matter of paying a hotel - or worse, helping themselves - they are in for a rude awakening. ''It's difficult for a guest to buy from the hotels in Europe,'' she said. Mrs. Kilbane has dealers in London and Paris with whom she works.On Saturdays, Mrs. Kilbane presides over her silver at the Good Food Store in Darien, where it is for sale. A second store, called Artafax, on the Post Road East in Westport, also carries her merchandise.She said displaying silver in a food setting is ideal. ''My customers are people who have traveled, who love food,'' she said. ''One woman bought a single bistro spoon and has her cereal every morning with that spoon. That means a lot to me.''A version of this article appears in print on November 19, 1989, on Page WC12 of the National edition with the headline: Silver Pieces With Elegant Pasts and Moern Uses. Order Reprints| Today's Paper|Subscribe
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