Outdoor Dining Tables
Come nice weather, there is no better way to enjoy a meal than dining al fresco with friends and family. An outdoor dining table elevates your backyard into a private patio lounge, where the people that matter most can gather and socialize. Whether you are looking to host lively garden parties or are just trying to make the most of a terrace, the right table choice will be a part of your memories for years to come. We offer a wide selection of luxury tables that meet any requirement of form and function.
Selecting a dining table size
The first thing to consider is the size of your outdoor space. Measuring the area will help you avoid awkward, cramped dinners. Make sure to leave about three feet of open space so diners can scoot their chair back and unwind after a nice meal.
If you are shopping for a smaller area, take a cue from buzzing Parisian cafes and consider a bistro table. This romantic option is perfect when space is at a premium. Barlow Tyrie's 27" Equinox Round Bistro Table, for example, accommodates two diners and is perfect for an intimate urban balcony. Shop more bistro tables here.
Extendable dining tables
Extendable outdoor dining tables sit at the other end of the spectrum, a wise investment for frequent entertainers who need not make any concessions to space and dream of hosting lavish garden parties. Garpa's Fontenay collection is perfect for such upscale soirees, with an 8-person outdoor dining table that exudes the timeless elegance of the belle epoque. For even more seating, POINT Paralel offers a teak extending dining table that seats up to 12 guests.
If entertaining large crowds is a frequent affair, you can purchase a large outdoor dining table that accommodates 8 or more guests. These tables usually are 79" or larger and pair nicely with outdoor dining benches for family style seating.
What shape of dining table is right for me?
The shape of your patio table should fit your space, but can also contribute to the atmosphere you wish to cultivate. Oval patio dining tables, like the Sterling Oval Extending Dining Table, are preferable for more formal affairs, while square and round outdoor dining tables bring the casual ambiance of a family kitchen table.
Sometimes your space determines the best shape. For example, a classic farmhouse with a wrap-around porch requires a rectangular narrow outdoor dining table if you wish to seat six or more guests. Compact square and circle tables are your best bet if you live in a sunny area and want an outdoor dining table with an umbrella hole.
What material should I choose?
Teak offers the best performance against the elements and possesses a natural beauty, which is why we carry a large selection of luxury teak outdoor dining tables from top manufacturers like Gloster and Barlow Tyrie. Teak dining tables can mix with dining chairs made from other materials like metal for a contemporary look. Over time, teak develops a natural silver-grey patina and can endure decades of exposure to the open air.
If teak isn't for you, we offer tables in a range of premium materials that satisfy varying environments and stylistic preferences. Ceramic outdoor dining tables carry the natural look of stone but are much easier to maintain than the real thing.
Aluminum outdoor dining tables with a modern, lightweight frame pair well with stone or glass tops, like Garpa's sophisticated Temper series. Powder-coated marine-grade stainless steel also has a modern look and performs better in demanding coastal environments where sun, salt water, and wind are a daily reality.