Graphic Design

Cote

Cote

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,...

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9 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Augustin Batignolles

Augustin Batignolles

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...

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9 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Matadora

Matadora

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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9 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

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Announcement in Due to heavy workload at UnderConsideration headquarters, we will resume posting on September 18.

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10 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

8th & English

8th & English

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 &...

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10 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Demoiselle by Galvin

Demoiselle by Galvin

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...

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10 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Zobler's Deli & Diner

Zobler's Deli & Diner

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.

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10 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Noodlecat

Noodlecat

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...

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11 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Ethyl & Tank

Ethyl & Tank

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. For bigger...

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11 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Griddle Sakai

Griddle Sakai

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...

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11 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Meira

Meira

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...

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11 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Morrissey's Lounge

Morrissey's Lounge

American in Saratoga Springs, NY Designed by Might & Main. A classic high-end presentation in a branded leather cover gets an infusion of color through the use of yellow paper. A gridded layout and a cool combination of typefaces add up to a sophisticated yet brawny look. Visit Morrissey's...

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11 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Blue Hen

Blue Hen

American in saratoga springs, NY Designed by Might & Main. Who knew that a hen could look so sophisticated? As a line drawing, this hen looks great foil stamped on the cover of the menus and as a large background on the inside. A minimal layout and simple typography make for a great set...

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11 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

La Bottega

La Bottega

Italian in Geneva, Switzerland Designed by Kidstudio. Some classic illustrations punctuate these simple menus organized with neat and elegant typography. An embossed "O", taken from the logo, adds a great detail to the presentation. Visit La Bottega.

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11 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Kru

Kru

Japanese in Sacramento, CA Designed by Position Interactive. A simple system that hinges on a strong icon brings together the multiple menus in a contemporary way mixed with a little bit of Japanese tradition with the wave illustration. Debossing and letterpress production details give it a...

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11 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Romo Sushi Spot

Romo Sushi Spot

Sushi in Mataro, Spain Designed by Studio 94. The staggered sheets with bold titles at the bottom of each make it easy to scan the different categories in this menu. The hanging presentation is a nice touch. Visit Romo Sushi Spot . For bigger menu images see this post at Art...

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1 year ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Les Ambassadeurs

Les Ambassadeurs

Bar in Paris, France Designed by Yorgo&Co. Thick leather covers are given a great texture by cutting out a grid of circles that reveal the contrasting white paper inside. A very nice, custom sans serif is used as a headline font and a series of signature logos -- "inspired by the numerous...

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1 year ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Issho

Issho

Japanese in Leeds, UK Designed by Dutchscot. The name of the restaurant translates to "together" in Japanese and the designers played with that concept by pairing it with Kintsugi, an ancient Japanese art form where repairing an item with gold joins makes the object more desirable than before....

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1 year ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Viagro

Viagro

Bar in Ushuaia, Argentina Designed by Estudio Nuar. A tight, visible grid helps deliver all the cocktails and drinks at this funky bar while narrower pink pages display the food items all in an affordable wire-bound presentation. Visit Viagro. For bigger menu images see this...

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1 year ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Jardin d'Hiver

Jardin d'Hiver

French in Paris, France Designed by Yorgo&Co. For this upscale lounge, simplicity and elegance is the key with these menus, featuring the ornate logo foil stamped on two richly-colored cloth covers. Visit Jardin d'Hiver. For bigger menu images see this post at Art of the...

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1 year ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

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