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Show us your Restaurant
« on: June 09, 2016, 10:36:04 AM »
Here's my first restaurant, The Green Door:





It cost about $15,000 to make.

A few days later, I upgraded to this:





The shot was taken right after opening, so no one's been seated yet.
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Re: Show us your Restaurant
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2016, 10:36:04 PM »
Here's my restaurant I made awhile ago in anticipation of this pack. It started out as a lounge but I've re-classified and converted it to a restaurant. Have it around 3 stars atm but only been playing it for a little while. It's in the gallery under the name kamxam13 as Roman Around Bistro V3:  (Added more pics today)
NOTE: I removed the lounge in the previous version and converted it into another kitchen and dining area. (Also added an employee lounge) Will need extra chef and waiters to use effectively.
Roman Around Bistro V2.1 of this has the lounge and only the left restaurant.
It is a 40x30 lot size and  IS expensive but it's classy...: ;D

Aerial View of the whole Bistro:


Left Restaurant Angle view:


Left Front Entrance: (Evening view and the Day view)




Left Kitchen Area View:


Left Dining Area: (With host and waiter stations)


Left Kitchen and Dining Area view:


My Host.....


Right side dining area:


Right side diners:


Da Chef:


Right side aerial view:


Right side kitchen area:


Employee lounge:


Aerial cutaway view of the Bistro:


Envisioning this as an eventual upscale restaurant someday.

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Re: Show us your Restaurant
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2016, 08:35:04 AM »
@Kamxam, very impressive!
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Re: Show us your Restaurant
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2016, 06:24:05 PM »
My first restaurant

The front:


The back:




Downstairs:


I forgot to take a screenshot from upstairs, I've got toilets there, the kitchen and a hangout for my family.

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Re: Show us your Restaurant
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2016, 12:57:52 AM »
Nice! Always good to have more creations out there. :)
(I tend to sometimes like creating stuff more than playing sometimes I think..lol)

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Re: Show us your Restaurant
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2016, 09:30:44 PM »
While not entirely happy with it, here's my first try, a little seaside joint called Pier 42.  Surf and Turf menu and available on the gallery.  It's uploaded as Pier 42 and my Origin ID is MissTrips if you want to download it.  No CC but lots of stuff packs.









Walk down the pier and chat with the host, then have a seat and relax until your table is ready!







Every seat has a lovely outside view of the harbor!




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All seating is well above the waves, so no need for swimsuits!
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2016, 09:05:59 AM »
Here are a few pictures of my first restaurant.  I created this restaurant for my Build-A-City Challenge when Get To Work first came out.  It never operated much like a restaurant then.  It was more of a restaurant supply store.  All of the furniture, décor, and restaurant equipment were for sale.  It was very successful.

The restaurant is modeled after a restaurant that I worked at for about two years when I was sixteen.  I actually met my husband(ex) there.  I started out as a dishwasher, then I was promoted to bus girl, and then to counter girl.  The sandwiches were named after some of the neighborhood professionals it served.  There was "The Banker", "The Lawyer", and "The Pilot".  My favorite was the banker...sliced roast beef sandwich on white bread, cut in half, with a mound of mash potatoes between the two halves and smothered with brown gravy.  It was served with green beans and a dinner roll.  Yum!  Their chili was amazing too!  The owner also made homemade pie on the weekends.  They were open for breakfast.  Another menu favorite was the roast chicken served with mash potatoes and dressing.  I have most of these dishes on my menu in the game.

My sim has had the restaurant open for three shifts.  It is already 4 stars.  The customers really like the décor.  Bon Appetite!


The counter.


The main dining room.


The back room.


View from the top.


View from the front.

Note:  The small tables in front were actually small booths and the tables along the windows in the back room were also booths.

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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2016, 02:00:47 PM »
I'm enjoying seeing everyone's wonderful restaurants!

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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2016, 03:22:05 PM »
Wow these are absolutely stunning restaurants. I went with small, kept the host central to the tables so she could seat better and for the most part stayed around 4.5 stars, I didn't buy perks in my restaurant so I could test them a bit later. I think they are just about the only way to stay reliably at 5, though it's really an arbitrary thing. Just paying a bit for advertising gives you the maximum amount of Sims you can have on a lot, anyway. I can definitely learn some lessons in decorating from you guys, as that's its main shortcoming. Mine is the one presented on all my guide pages :P

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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2016, 08:51:15 PM »
Here's my first one. I went for a cozy, colorful, hipsterish cafe feel, partly because I got the Movie Hangout Stuff Pack only recently and I'm in love with the furniture~

I never actually named it :P It's themed towards coffee/tea, breakfast food, and desserts. After the second day, I was already at 3 stars.





Here's the exterior, with some outdoor seating. No pictures of the side or back, because they're a lot less picturesque. Landscaping, you are thine enemy.



And the interior. I'll probably have to extend more, as I get more customers. You can see the eating area and the back hall leading to the bathroom and kitchen.





The entrance, featuring my sim/restaurant owner. I'm still undecided if I want to remove the couches I have in front, as customers will sometimes sit and eat at them. However, it seems they mostly just wait for their tables there.





And the eating area, which I quite like. Someone in one of the threads mentioned that groups of 4 rarely show up, and they were right. I haven't had one yet. So, I built the area with that in mind.

Annndddd that's it. I don't feel the need to show off the kitchen or bathroom, as they're both fairly simple, and it's the outdoors and eating area I'm most proud of. It was nice to decorate for once, as most of my simming time has gone to the Apocalypse Challenge.

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Re: Show us your Restaurant
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2016, 09:07:39 AM »
Such lovely builds everyone =D
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Re: Show us your Restaurant
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2016, 11:32:35 PM »
Darn you guys! :)   Some of the other creations here gave me some more ideas so here they are!

My little country inn restaurant:


Cutaway view:


Side cutaway view:


Yet another cutaway view:


For my "Formal" Seafood restaurant I saw the one MissTrips did so thought i'd try my own variation of it:

Lot view:


Ground Floor Dining and Kitchen:


Kitchen pic:


Underwater Bottom Floor Dining Area:


Diners DuJour:


Some more diners enjoying the scenery and the meal:


Front Sign: (With Bathrooms on the Top floor):


Still working on them but got the basics pretty much....





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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2016, 03:34:46 AM »
I was talking with @oshizu about Dining out and randomly had an idea for a Pajama Ice Cream Party.  So this is how it turned out.  I've already put it on the gallery and plan to put it here on the boards when I figure out how! 

Here is Sleepy Sundaes!  Serves only ice cream, fruit, coffee and tea!

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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2016, 04:29:43 AM »
I really like your restaurant @Ricalynn

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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2016, 06:19:31 AM »
So many amazing builds!
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Re: Show us your Restaurant
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2016, 10:57:25 AM »
@MarianT   
Thank you for starting this wonderful thread--it's such a great idea and offers so much fun and inspiration! I especially like that you showed us how your restaurant started out and how it grew. I've only built a restaurant in Manage Worlds/Build mode and haven't started one from scratch yet, so I found it fascinating. I'm impressed at how quickly you could start upgrading your restaurant--both in interior decor and star rating.

@Kamxam
Your Roman restaurant is so lavish! I can't even imagine how long it would take for a sim to start from scratch and work up to building that! It's a fabulous restaurant!

@MissZoef
The white and light brown tones of your restaurant are very soothing and the outdoor patio is a great touch. Don't kill me, but I couldn't help but look carefully at your images then think to myself, "But where the girls with the clown hair?"

@MissTrips
What a summery feel your restaurant has! And the little decorative details with the nautical motif are perfect. Which lot in Windenberg did you use?
Brilliant idea to color-code the bathroom doors--so hard to spot the symbols while playing.

@officialghosts
Your unnamed restaurant looks like somewhere I'd love to go for brunch! The layout is simple but the interior decor is so relaxing. I like how you divided up the dining area with screens instead of a wall. @Nettlejuice once remarked that she'd replaced a table for eight with tables for four and that the tables for four became very popular, just fyi.

@Kamxam (again): you are obviously a fine builder!

@Ricalynn
Sleepy Sundaes--what a perfect name! So hilarious that you can specify that diners must wear sleepwear. And now we all know that Marcus Flex sleeps in those pink boxers, lol.
I really like the squares/diamonds/circles of intense colors against the white flooring, with the pastel-hued wall panels and posters/paintings indoors.


Sorry for being so verbose!  I'm just so excited! Thanks for sharing, everyone!

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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2016, 06:12:42 PM »
@Oshizu haha, don't worry, she is a regular at the restaurant  (and at my retail store, and when I go out to a night club etc, you get the idea ;-) )

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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2016, 09:59:02 PM »
@oshizu Thank you! Yeah, I always want to make buildings with more complex layouts/exteriors, but I'm always at a loss of where to start. I prefer interior decorating, anyways.

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« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2016, 08:21:12 AM »
I have at last finished building and testing my IDC restaurant. I won't bore you with the details, I basically did the same thing as explained HERE.


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A vegetarian restaurant just as expensive as in real life. Front and back. Decorations were kept to a minimum, I don't need customers or staff going off to explore when there's money to be made and food to be served.





Entrance. No waiting area, my host is almost as fast as Flash.





Toilets, waiters station with doors to the kitchen on the left. I used to have arches but silly customers would go in there to chat to the chef, go away people.




The kitchen is small but functions well enough. Restricted to staff and household.




The best spot. Seriously, it's so popular. My two-seaters were splitting up families and I just favour four-seater tables. The view is lovely - from this angle anyway, the other side faces the toilet, lol.




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Re: Show us your Restaurant
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2016, 08:38:16 AM »
Oh, so many places where I'd like to go eat. I think I'll have breakfast now.
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« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2016, 08:39:07 AM »
It's so pretty, @Nettlejuice! Your designs are always so creative and colorful~

It's so fun seeing what everybody's done with this pack, and all the different feels and themes the restaurants have had.

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« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2016, 08:47:09 AM »
@Nettlejuice it looks stunning!

Again a great build :) It's so fun to see what other people make.

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« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2016, 05:50:52 AM »
Thank you <3
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« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2016, 05:32:56 AM »
This is my restaurant. From outside maybe is not so interesting but inside was improved



Back terrace view



Inside others view



I recoloured all the official furnitures and I updated some CC chairs and tables





All customers are satisfied with a beautiful arrangement





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« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2016, 05:51:39 AM »
That looks wonderful, I love how colourful and spacious it is =D
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