Through design, our purpose is to foster human connection through hospitality, food, and drink.


We help entrepreneurs, restaurant groups, and hospitality developers create new food & beverage concepts, prototypes, spaces, events, and environments.

Project Types

• New Build Construction
• 2nd Gen Renovations
• Bar & Nightlife
• Restaurant Prototypes
• Franchise Design
• Food Retail Design
• Kiosks / Food Trucks


Through strategy & interior design, our services are packaged to deliver restaurant concepts and prototypes for your team to evaluate, assess, and price.

• Space Planning & Scoping
• Concept Art
• Architectural Design
• Interiors
• Renderings
• 3D Walkthroughs
• Construction Documentation


We are not a typical interior design studio. With a clear focus on food and beverage spaces, we work over an organized time frame and project schedule.

01 Business & Design Strategy

02 Concept Development

03 Design & Renderings

04 Details & Selections

05 Document Delivery

Contact us to talk about your project, goals, and get a quote.


The Restaurant Design Company was founded by designer, David Pilkenton in 2016. We are a small, focused, interior design studio located in Manhattan.

An architecturally educated & commercially certified interior designer, David works closely with his clients to craft hospitality-forward food & beverage environments.

David launched his career at Streetsense in Washington DC, designing and creating F&B concepts found in Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, and Four Seasons properties. He worked on his first restaurant project in 2009 and has designed over 200 built restaurant projects in his career.