Cafe in Lublin, Poland
Designed by Motyw Studio.
A lovely wordmark accents this menu with a staggered approach that splits one part of the menu into a set of shorter blue sheets and the dinner menu that displays each dish with photos, ingredient shots, descriptions, and wine pairings.
Italian in Italy
Designed by Mezzopieno.
The color palette, inspired by some sweet terrazzo, is what makes this menu work as the sheets stagger proportionally on each other. Some nice, old-timey typography seals the deal.
Visit Locanda Vittoria.
American in St. Louis, MO
Designed by Atomic Dust.
It's hard to go wrong with a menu that says "MEAT" in condensed uppercase bold red letters. Present it on a clipboard and you have yourself a surefire winner as is the case here. Simple typography and a good coupling of colored stock paper add...
Bar in Denver, CO
Designed by Wunderwerkz.
A juice bar by day and a cocktail bar by night inside the Source Hotel + Market Hall, Isabel takes its name from the owner, Isabel Nesmith, of Colorado Ironworks, a company started in 1881. The identity takes elements from Nesmith's coat of arms and...
Bakery in Puebla, Mexico
Designed by Heavy Estudio.
Alternating, staggered sheets in an unexpected color palette of green, pink, and black sit neatly on a large wooden board with a charming rabbit logo engraved in the back. Simple and crisp typography throughout, keeps the menu looking contemporary.
Bar in San Francisco, CA
Designed by Bootjack Creative.
Through a combination of funky type, vintage illustrations, and ornate ornaments, these menus play up the mystical, carnivalesque, obscure vibes offered by Curio.
For bigger menu images see this post at Art...
Bar in Columbus, OH
Designed by piink iink studio.
As part of the homage to army veterans -- including the bar's owner and his grandfather -- these menus boldly mix a dark olive green paper folder with a bright orange paracord that almost looks like some kind of survival kit. Great typography...
Bar in Cantabria, Spain
Designed by Mubien.
There are a couple of great combinations at play here: one is the typography that mixes a lovely thin script with a bold monospace font and the other being the production that mixes foil stamping with heavily textured cloth covers. The result is a...
French in Banff, Alberta
Designed by Glasfurd & Walker.
Sometimes it's hard to argue with the classics, like a leather case with a plastic pouch and gold corners, which can be classied up with proper typography as is the case here. And copper foil on a leather-bound case (as in the drinks...
Bistro in Portland, ME
Designed by Might & Main.
Between the flamingos and the pink and mint hues, this is like a little slice of Miami in Great Diamond Island, Maine, a little island off of Portland. The cloth cover, the mint stock, and the gold foil accents bring a dose of sunshine to...
American in Portland, ME
Designed by Might & Main.
With a dark green cloth main menu and dark wood supporting menus, this set conveys an elegant earthiness which hints at the local sourcing of the food's ingredients. Lovely details like the debossed logo and etched wordmark support the clean...
Contemporary in London, UK
Designed by betwixt.
With each table at Leadbelly's getting its own succulent and a number of plants adorning the space, the menus echo the lovely nature details from the space in the different menu covers with a cool range of linocut illustrations, accompanied by...
Bistro in Epernay, France
Designed by Studio Plastac.
Escalating typography is a semi-old trick but, yup, it always does the trick, adding some nice moments of motion and tension to these otherwise minimalist menus, presented in a calming combination of colored stock and wooden boards.
Mexican in Multiple Locations, WI
Designed by Project M Plus.
A fun and eclectic combination of typefaces come together vibrantly in this set of menus that add up to a quirky yet put-together aesthetic.
Visit Belair Cantina.
Bar in Madrid, Spain
Designed by El Calotipo.
If you thought you had seen it all -- or most of it -- on Art of the Menu, here is a menu that lights up with a switch on the back and casts a halo around the silhouette of the elevated logo. Bule Bule, I raise a glass to you.
Visit Bule Bule.
Greek in Santorini, Greece
Designed by Brand New Via Design.
The restaurant at the beautiful Santo Maris Hotel adds to its luxurious experience with these crafty menus presented on a light wood board held together by bronze clips, finished and polished by hand, with amorphous and unexpected...
Japanese in Hyogo, Japan
Designed by Taiki Taki.
This menu has a good mix of materials with a textured wood plank, white metal clasps, and tan and orange papers (neatly staggered to boot). The interiors are a little on the heavy side with a lot of lines and images but it does have a comprehensive...
French in Cambridge, MA
Designed by Javier Fuentes.
A fairly classic set of menus with simple and elegant typography and layouts -- hard to argue with that.
(Les Sablons closed late last year.)
Visit Les Sablons.
Contemporary in Bahrain
Designed by Blackink.
At this upscale and highly exclusive restaurant in Bahrain, Michelin-star Executive Chef Herve Pronzato from Paris heads a team of 40-plus chefs who serve ONLY seven tables and every detail has been luxuriously considered, including the menus which...