What makes a successful restaurant? (Beyond wonderful food, of course.) At Samsel Architects, we have learned much over the past twenty-five years about how to deliver great hospitality. From our perspective, there are three primary ingredients in a great restaurant design: Great layout with flow that engages customers and provides a variety of seating options Good acoustics, for conversation and a welcoming environment Lighting that warms the space We are pleased to have been involved in the design of Chestnut at 48 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville. The restaurant had great promise from the start due to the fabulous cooking and entrepreneurship reflected in our