Shopping for the best dining table for your home can be an overwhelming task. There are so many factors to consider: shape, size, interior design style, and, of course, budget. If you’re wondering where to start, I’m here to help. I searched across the internet to find the best dining room tables to suit a variety of needs. I also spoke with BA editors to get recommendations—and you know you can trust editors who are obsessed with eating and entertaining to pick a good table. Read below for marble dining tables, modern dining tables, drop leaf dining tables, and so many more…you guessed it, dining tables. Think of these surfaces as the blank canvases upon which you’ll paint your next inspired dinner party menu. Too much? Let’s just get to the recs.
Skip straight to shopping our top picks:An iconic round table: Round Tulip Table, $1,344 at Rove Concepts, or skip down to find more round dining tablesA cozy farmhouse table: Custom farmhouse dining table, $300 at Etsy, or skip down to find more rustic dining tablesA practical and stylish drop leaf table: Mid-Century Expandable Dining Table, $800 at West Elm, or skip down to find more expandable dining tablesA sleek rectangular table: All Modern Bette Metal Dining Table, $1,000 at Wayfair, or skip down to find more rectangular tables
Round dining tables:
If you saw the off-white serenity of Kim Kardashian’s home in Architectural Digest in 2020 and thought “THIS IS SPEAKING TO ME,” you might appreciate the Mediterranean-inspired Isobel dining table from Urban Outfitters. Featuring a wavy, organic-shaped top with two oversized cylindrical legs, it’s a statement piece with a modern-minimalist touch.
Call it retro, glam, or mod—this small dining table has lots of personality, but its aesthetic is versatile enough to fit in with a variety of decor schemes—and look luxe doing it. It features a round top made from engineered wood that’s available in your color of choice (navy, black, and walnut) and three geometric polished stainless steel legs, which you can get in a gold or silver finish.
Barcley Round Dining Table
This is the rattan dining table of your bohemian dreams. Finished with powder-coated aluminum and a glass top, it can be used both indoors and outdoors, and sitting around it will make you feel like you’re relaxing on vacation. You can choose between “natural” and black accents. And while it doesn’t come as a dining set, you can pair it with matching dining chairs (only the black are available at Anthropologie, but you can find the natural color at other retailers).
Glenn Ellen Indoor/Outdoor Dining Table
Luxe meets mod with this tulip table, which features a white Carrara marble top and a pedestal base; it's one of the most recognizable modern furniture designs. Staff writer Sam Stone highly recommends it: “I love how simple and ‘60s it is,” he says. “My apartment is on the smaller side, so it's nice to have something that I can fit in a corner for bench seating or pull out to accommodate more people.”
Farmhouse and Rustic Dining Tables
“What I love most about having a rustic table is that I don’t have to worry when it gets water stains or when a guest accidentally gouges it with a knife,” says senior cooking and SEO editor Joe Sevier. “All the wear and tear actually makes it look better.” This is a durable, live edge acacia wood table that’s easy to keep for a very long time because it only looks better with wear and age.
Union Rustic Lemay Iron Trestle Dining Table
If you want a table that feels special and unique but don’t want to shell out for the feel-special price tag, restaurant editor Elazar Sontag suggests going the customizable route on Etsy. This allowed him to choose things like the dimensions, the legs, and the stain. “I ended up with a perfectly small table that can seat four but doesn’t make my apartment feel small,” he says. “It has big, beautiful curved legs and it feels appropriately playful and relaxed for the rest of my space.”
Expandable Dining Tables
Drop leaf tables are so practical and versatile, but they can veer on the side of boring. Not this one. With a dark color and fun wavy legs, the Petra expandable table brings both drama and playfulness to your dining area. It can comfortably seat two to four people and works just as well for eating a casual breakfast as it does for serving an elegant holiday dinner.
Petra Extendable Dining Table
Here’s a classic table that will feel at home in almost any dining space. With a streamlined top, beveled edges, and tapered legs, this solid wood dining table displays peak midcentury design. It has the kind of sophistication and simplicity you look for in a timeless piece of furniture, and it’s available in three sizes—all of which are expandable.
Mid-Century Expandable Dining Table
Rectangular Tables With Clean Lines
If you want a similar midcentury table but need something more compact, consider the Zinus Jen wood dining table. It features clean lines and has a sleek, less-is-more silhouette with round tapered legs and rounded-corner tabletop. This one doesn’t expand, but it has a comfortable seating capacity of up to four, so it’s perfect for a casual family table or breakfast nook. At under $150, it’s a great budget option for small spaces.
Zinus Jen 47-Inch Dining Table
Taking inspiration from the arched structure of the aqueducts along the Eurail tracks, this sleek rectangular dining table sports a white hi-gloss finish and curved solid wood legs. It can seat six to eight diners comfortably and is perfect for anyone who likes minimal white home decor—or is looking for a neutral piece that won’t steal the spotlight from bright, funky candles and flower arrangements.
There’s a lot to love about this outdoor dining table from All Modern. It's made from solid aluminum, which means it’ll stand up to weather and water (so it works as an indoor or outdoor table). It has a simple pared-down design with four metal legs and a metal slatted surface, and opting to get it in a bright color adds serious charm. I’m into the highlighter green and bright orange options, but it’s also available in gray and white if you’re looking for a more neutral aesthetic.
Bette Metal Outdoor Dining Table