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our mission

who we are

We Are The Restaurant design Firm with Over 46 Years Of Experience

Thomas Banis is a founder and principal of Banis Restaurant Design, Inc. established in 1977. He is Director of Design and has created the interiors for many successful restaurants, golf clubhouses, schools and community kitchens. Focusing on the finest materials, cutting edge design and functionality, the firm specializes in Foodservice Consulting that informs our design for function and ease of service.

Thomas brings to the table 45 years of commercial kitchen & restaurant design experience and together with his wife Marie, also operate Certified Kitchens, a commercial kitchen rentals located at 2428 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley.

Experienced Designers

Our Approach

We understand that you have a specific mood and aesthetic in mind when you decide to open a new restaurant or renovate your current restaurant. With the help of Banis Restaurant Design, you can create the restaurant of your dreams. From the general interior design and furnishings to the various fixtures and fabrics, we can do it all.

Every restaurant and restaurant owner has a unique identity, so we aim to create a restaurant for you that will both attract customers and allow you to see your dream become a reality.

The Grill at PML Mural

This time-lapse video shows the installation of a 50 foot wide video in the dinning room of The Grill at PML

Certified Kitchens

Certified Kitchens is our partner

St. Perpetua Kitchens

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Our partners

LCA Architects, Walnut Creek &  Oakland

Lowney Arch, Oakland  & Honolulu 

To Design, Mill Valley

Ross Drulis Cusenbery, Sonoma

Arkin Tilt Architects, Berkeley

JR Structural Engineering, Pleasanton

FCGA Architecture, Danville

Harriman Kinyon Architects, Walnut Creek

Sutton/Suzuki Architects, Mill Valley

Michael Stanton Architecture, San Francisco

Mr. Banis is a graduate of University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and University of California at Berkeleywith a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Interior Architecture. Banis Restaurant Design, Inc. is approved by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco/Oakland and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco representing the Western States for foodservice consultation and construction.