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Creative Spaces: Creative Restaurants (PHOTOS)

Posted: 02/ 9/2012 8:41 pm

How much will your sweetheart spend on you this Valentine's Day?

Somewhere in the neighborhood of $102, according to an annual U.S. National Retail Federation survey, and that includes gifts, entertainment, and meals. There are any number of restaurants with top ratings and celebrity chefs that you could go to. But this year, why not seek out a restaurant that's a bit more out of the mainstream? Why not choose a restaurant where the experience begins before you've even reached your table and engages not just your senses but your sensibilities too? Now that's a romantic idea.

With the help of Steven Pedigo, my colleague at the Creative Class Group, this installment of Creative Spaces assembles the world's top 10 creative restaurant spaces, places that highlight creativity, art, design, sustainability, and the surrounding landscape.

Read more: Valentine Facts at WomansDay.com.

Our next Creative Spaces will feature parking garages. Please send your favorite photos and ideas to steven@creativeclass.com.

Restaurant en Kwekerij De Kas (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
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Adapted from a circa-1926 greenhouse that once belonged to Amsterdam's Municipal Nursery, De Kas is situated in Frankendael Park, between the Rembrandt Tower and the 19th-century facades of Watergraafsmeer. It is an oasis of calm and beauty, both in its stunning dining room, designed by Piet Boon, and in the fragrant herb garden outside.

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