As consumers return to in-person dining, ambiance is regaining the importance it held among consumers before the pandemic began.
Ambiance is one quality that market research firm Datassential polls consumers on for the annual Consumer Picks report.
Here, Nation’s Restaurant News has pulled out the 11 restaurant chains with the best ambiance, according to consumers. The percentages correlate to the number of consumers rating the brands “best in class” or “above average” on ambiance.
Ten of the companies on this list are full service, showing that those segments — family dining and casual dining — are on the comeback from full pandemic shutdowns.
Click through to see the chains with the best ambiance, and read the full Consumer Picks report here.