|The communal dining room at Sway|
Chef Todd Duplechan originally wanted to run Lenoir the same way, although he eventually settled on offering a few choices for each course. Duplechan now offers a Sunday dinner with four set courses like Griffiths envisions. And chef Shawn Cirkiel does the same on Sundays at Olive and June, with Italian family-style dinners.
So are communal, family-style dinners the next dining craze? Or are they so over, like communal dining? Tell us what you think in the comments below.