02/09/2012 08:43 pm ET Updated Apr 10, 2012

Creative Spaces: Creative Restaurants (PHOTOS)

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.

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Creative Spaces: Creative Restaurants