American in Livermore, CA
Designed by Jason Rothman.
Airy and crisp, these menus exude relaxed California vibes. A simple border treatment ties all the different menus together and the embossed logo is a lovely detail that makes the menus look more luxurious than they actually cost to do.
Bar in London, UK
Designed by Shotopop.
Look up "restraint" in the dictionary and a picture of this menu will not come up and I don't mean that sarcastically -- in a sea of restrained and minimalist menus it's sometimes enjoyable to see something over the top, opulent, and rich in visuals and...
American in Houston, Texas
Designed by Principle.
This simple yet lively menu system is nicely accented by a rattan pattern inspired by the classic weave of the Cesca chair by Marcel Breuer. Debossed and laser-etched it works beautifully on the materials chosen and complements the tight-gridded...
Italian in Bogota, Colombia
Designed by Arutza Studio.
The dark-tinted wood on this menu board serves as a great backdrop for the gold-printed logo on the back and the bright white stock on the front, neatly held by two stretch bands.
Visit Cacio e Pepe.
Bistro in Larisa, Greece
Designed by Sowl Creative Studio.
If you are able to discern through the dark and moody photographs, the highlight (no pun intended) of this menu is the laser-cut cube pattern cover that hides and reveals the first page of the menu. It's a nice touch but I wonder how...
Italian in London, UK
Designed by Land of Plenty.
A series of delightful illustrations accompany these simple and sophisticated menus, presented in a lovely range of pastel-colored stock and an elegant cloth-bound cover. The cuts on the corners of all the menus tie it all neatly together.
Bar in Toronto, Canada
Designed by Becky Ip.
A grimoire, for the uninitiated (pun intended), is "a book of magic spells and invocations", which serves as the foundation for the latest cocktail menu of Grey Tiger. Each house drink is featured on a single page, which is accompanied with an incantation...
Bar in Hong Kong
Designed by Oddity Studio.
The menu for this bar, themed after Ernest Hemingway, uses Risograph printing to deliver impressions of Hemingway first edition book сovers coupled with Art Deco design elements and elegant typography.
Visit The Old Man .
French in Baku, Azerbaijan
Designed by Studio Frisch.
This seriously upscale and chic restaurant gets an upscale and chic menu to match. At first glance there might not be much to it but the attention to detail in the logo, lettering, and material selection is decadent.
Steakhouse in New York, NY
Designed by Pentagram (Emily Oberman).
Almost more like a high-end catalog than a regular menu, these heroically shot pieces of meat make it clear what COTE is all about. (Sorry vegetarians!). Mixed with a little bit of a brasserie aesthetic, the menus have a striking,...
French in Paris, France
Designed by Festin studio and madameBois.
These are two menus for two different restaurants (but I could only fit one restaurant name in the title because I programmed this site like 10 years ago and so, yeah, it can only accommodate one line of text). Anyway... these...
Spanish in Woburn, MA
Designed by Proportion.
This menu stands out thanks to a couple of crafty details, the most evident being the tightly sewn spine in a rich copper color that pairs great with the watercolor illustration of the woman bullfighter. The typography and the layout are a little...
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Seafood in Cincinnati, OH
Designed by BS LLC.
This set of menus share a joyful collage aesthetic along with colorful and playful typography, all in a great color pastel color palette. The drinks menu has a little extra oomph with the blue foil on a coral-colored background.
Visit 8th &...
French in Dubai, UAE
Designed by DesignLSM.
The illustrations created for the restaurant by painter and naturalist John Orbidon are repurposed in this menu as a single-color foil stamp on the cover and lovely sepia tone background on the inside cover. The menu is as elegant and ornate as a French...
Delicatessen in London, UK
Designed by Club.
Paper placemats that serve as menus always have an extra charming quality to them and this one excels with some great typography, playful illustrations, and crisp layout.
Visit Zobler's Deli & Diner.
Noodles in Westlake, OH
Designed by Studio of Christine Wisnieski.
These set of menus -- that span print, digital, and mobile versions -- may not seem like much but their simplicity and clarity are very well handled graphically and they work seamlessly across mediums. The circle-cropped images...
Bar in Columbus, OH
Designed by A&R Creative Group.
A great color palette anchors this menu with its staggered sheets for cocktails, brunch, and dinner presented in a classy leather board and all with great typography and clean layouts.
Visit Ethyl & Tank.
Japanese in Kobe, Japan
Designed by Takizuan.
This menu takes the board-plus-holding-device approach to new extremes with an extra thick construction, an industrial-grade loop, and some serious nuts and bolts. The menus look great hanging from the top of the bar. The cover is printed on a richly...
Seafood in Vila Praia de Ancora, Portugal
Designed by 327 Creative Studio.
An elegant and bright leather-covered board holds the menu in place with a charming blue and white twine reminiscent of fishing and boating equipment. Simple typography in a gridded layout makes the menu elegant and easy...