Ginger Park is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston.
Gorgeous, isn't it? I cannot eat in a restaurant without critiquing the lighting, which in most cases is not a good idea. Restaurants typically will use ambient or accent lighting as a basis of a lighting plan. In other words, the light is directed up, or at something like a table.
Ambient and accent is only part of your lighting plan. You would need a task element like track or recessed to illuminate the space. Eating is not a task application. You can figure how to drink or eat without direct lighting...shaving, cooking, applying makeup or reading require some kind of (task) illumination to assist.