Great food and memorable service are likely the first factors you think make or break your dining experience, though interior design can play just as significant a role. Besides making beautiful Instagram posts, unique décor makes us want to linger longer, order dessert or another drink, return sooner. If you’re planning a meal out, try one of these Wichita restaurants with interesting interior features.
Whether you’re visiting for one of their epic sandwiches, the Guinness on tap or the live music in the evenings, you’ll appreciate the Irish touches throughout The Artichoke Sandwich Bar. Don’t forget to touch the replica Blarney stone out front for good luck!
Chisholm American Beef & Ale House
The restaurant at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Hotel underwent a $2.7 million renovation and reopened in 2018 as this authentic beef house experience. Among the highlights of the modern décor is a 15-foot-tall wall of wine with 1,000 bottles and 300 different selections.
Georges French Bistro
The colors and materials used on the interior of this popular lunch and dinner spot will transport you to a Parisian French bistro, and Georges even has a retractable glass door that opens the front of the restaurant to the sidewalk seating area.
HomeGrown West, Homegrown Bradley Fair & HomeGrown Downtown
Stop in any of the three HomeGrown Wichita locations and you’ll leave happy – thanks to the delicious locally-sourced menu and the upbeat interior that reminds you to “bee kind” and “cultivate kindness.” Keep your eyes open for some of the subtle bee details, and notice that even the tables are handmade in Wichita (out of butcher blocks).
We love the massive garage door at Monarch that opens up to patio seating and an awesome view of the Delano District roundabout and its iconic clock tower. It’s a great place to sit for a while and enjoy a good meal or a drink from the bar, which offers the largest craft bourbon and whiskey collection in the state of Kansas.
Peace, Love & Pie
C’mon, what’s not to love about a café dedicated to pie? Besides the mouthwatering smells and beautiful dessert case, the modern interior of this new space will help you “Enjoy the journey,” as you enjoy a slice of pie, a pie shake or one of their creative appPIEtizers.
Dinner or beer in a shipping container anyone? You’ll say “Prost” (German for “Cheers”) when you see this restaurant’s two-story second level. There are floor-to-ceiling windows allowing plenty of natural light and the ceiling is lined with colorful flags from Germany’s 16 states. This eatery run by a German native is an anchor at Revolutsia, an open-air shipping container development.
Public at the Brickyard
Adjacent to a distinctive outdoor music venue, Public at the Brickyard is known as much for its menu full of craft beer and dishes made with local ingredients as its cool setting: the bottom floor of a restored 1916 warehouse where Wichitans once made caskets.
Scotch & Sirloin
Airplane enthusiasts will want to check out the Aviation Room in the front dining space at one of the city’s most legendary fine-dining restaurants. The room features authentic parts from general aviation’s most iconic brands, built here in Wichita: pieces of a Cessna Citation CJ4 fuselage and wings from a Beechcraft Bonanza, Beechcraft Baron and Cessna Citation CJ3. A custom carpet shows a navigational map of the Wichita area and is FAA-approved.
Sorrel’s Jamaican Food
The food here is legit and the owners have captured the flavor of Jamaica in their décor, too. Reggae painting will have you on island time while you enjoy authentic Jamaican food such as oxtail, fish, jerk chicken and more.
A visit to this classic American steakhouse becomes a memorable dining experience with its unique features. The main dining room includes custom-made circular chandeliers and a dramatic 46-foot mural commissioned by local artists that depicts iconic Wichita sites. Just off the main dining room, diners can choose a private booth that offers drapes for privacy.
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