Tips: How to Design The Best Seating for Your Restaurants Customers

Blog originally published on January 16, 2019. Updated on November 16, 2022.
When designing a restaurant, there’s a lot for the owner and restaurant architect to consider. From the food to the kitchen layout to the decor, it’s a tough task. One crucial element in a restaurant's design starts with your customers — if you don’t have customers then you don’t have a thriving business.

The most important aspect of a restaurant (aside from the food) is seating, where you set the scene for your customers to relax and enjoy their food. To help, below we have four tips to consider when designing seating for your new restaurant, in partnership with construction companies. 

What is Visually Appealing to You?

As a restaurant owner, there’s a particular style, concept, and vibe you want your space to have. You'll know it even before you start building. For seating, it’s important to keep in mind what you want your restaurant to look like in terms of style and feel. Do you want large communal tables? Do you want the area to look more spacious? Do you want high or low tables and a bar? The possibilities are endless.  

Consider Your Customers

Restaurants, bars, and diners have a constant flow of traffic coming in and out daily. Therefor, they need to consider building codes and accessibility. Sometimes customers will have strollers, some will be in wheelchairs, or some may have walkers. It’s essential to take accessibility into account as you want all your customers to feel welcomed and at ease in your restaurant. You want them to focus on their dining experience, and not on how they maneuver around the seating area.

Will You Host Large Parties? Is It A Casual or Fine Dining Establishment?

If you want your restaurant to host larger parties or groups of people, it’s important to have comfortable seating arrangements for them. If you have a party of 25 guests, you want them to have space and comfort without feeling cramped. Consider how many guests will fit at each table and in each room as you design your space.

Think About Privacy 

Finally, do you want your restaurant to have a more private atmosphere? From business meetings to date nights to close family gatherings, having private seating can be a bonus for your business. Seating such as booths or having privacy dividers can offer a more private experience for your customers. 

For the Best Restaurant Seating Design and Other Restaurant Construction, Call Ferrante Manufacturing Company

For more information on restaurant seating and restaurant furniture, contact the team at Ferrante Manufacturing Company today! When you trust us with your project, we use our years of expertise to handle challenges, adhere to building codes, and never cut corners. We can also connect you to vendors and other resources you need. Reach out now to get started!

Top 8 Tips for Restaurant Renovations

Originally published 05/19/2020. Last updated 11/20/2023. Every tired building could use a facelift. Freshening up your property is especially important if you have a restaurant or cafe. People like to see some change and growth while...

4 Tips to Get the Right Tables For Your Restaurant

Originally published 11/08/2019. Last updated 9/20/2023. The look and feel of your restaurant are important. Style factors into how people feel in your space which can matter as much as the food in creating an experience. A big part of...

What is Custom Architectural Millwork?

First published 09/17/2019. Last updated 07/20/2023. The world of woodworking is a field that brings both functionality and aesthetic beauty to both residential and commercial buildings. Both “architectural millwork” and...

4 Benefits Of Custom Architectural Millwork

Building or remodeling your building is an exciting time. It can also be stressful, as there are numerous decisions that must be made throughout the process. Creating a space that is in line with your personal tastes and the needs of your...

Top Mistakes with Restaurant Redesigns

Redesigning your restaurant can truly make or break your concept. 78% of Millennials today look to invest in experiences rather than items, and they look for experiences that are personalized, exclusive, consistent, and customer-focused. And, your...

Choosing the Right Height for Your Bar Stool

Originally posted on 05/20/2019 Creating character in your business takes planning. When you plan your restaurant or bar branding through its furniture's look and feel, you bring many elements together to give your customers a unique...

How to Choose Restaurant Furniture

Originally posted on 05/21/2018 As a restaurateur, there are many things that you will need to take into account before opening a new restaurant. The menu, the staff, the location, the recipes, and the advertisement are some of the things...

5 Ways to Improve Restaurant Attendance During Winter

Though we are only a few weeks into January, the winter blew in strong this year. No matter the year, the winter season brings unpredictable weather that can put a strain on your restaurant. Preventing all mistakes is idealistic, but you can create...

Why Choose a Custom Architectural Millwork Company?

Ferrante Manufacturing Company is a custom architectural millwork company providing diverse woodworking fabrication for commercial, historical, and residential applications. Discover the benefits of using a custom architectural millwork company for your next woodworking project!

Popular Restaurant Design Trends

Here we cover popular restaurant design trends, from minimalism to fresh foliage. Plus, find out how custom woodworking from Ferrante Manufacturing Company can help you make an impression!
Page: 12 - All
Architectural Millwork That
Captures Your Vision

Michigan's Oldest and Most Prestigious manufacturer of custom interior architectural
fixtures and installations Let us bring your vision to life.