Our Top Picks
Best Extendable: Greyleigh Filkins Extendable Dining Table at Wayfair
"Made from solid pinewood, this table features a trestle base that gives it a stately feel and can extend to seat up to ten people."
Best Classic: Pottery Barn Lorraine Dining Table at Pottery Barn
"The pedestal base and decorative metal detail give this table a Mediterranean feel, and it's hand-stained for a textured look."
Best Modern Farmhouse: Charlton Home Wydmire Dining Table at Wayfair
"This mixed-material table, with its crossbeam base and concrete top, will look right at home in a modern farmhouse."
Best Real Wood: Basque Dining Table at Crate and Barrel
"This table, made from sustainable mango wood, has a simple design that's timeless enough to last in your home for decades."
"This two-toned table can fix six to eight people, and the oval shape is great when you need extra room to move around the table."
"This extendable dining table features wood knots and grain that give it a natural look that's less formal."
Best Modern: West Elm Lena Mid-Century Dining Table at West Elm
"The West Elm Lena Mid-Century Dining Table offers the retro aesthetic you love at a much lower price than many antique stores."
Best Glass Top: George Oliver Canisteo Dining Table at Wayfair
"This table seats six people but has a small enough footprint that it looks great in both eat-in spaces and formal dining rooms."
Best for Small Dining Room: Ikea Docksta at Ikea
"This round option has a low profile, so you can fit it into eat-in kitchens or living room nooks without dominating the space."
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Best Extendable: Greyleigh Filkins Extendable Dining Table
An extendable dining table is a great choice if you’re both entertaining large parties and eating at the table with a smaller crowd. The Greyleigh Filkins Extendable Dining Table comes with two butterfly leaves, so you can extend the table when you have guests over for Thanksgiving and save space when it's just your immediate family. It seats up to ten people once extended and six people without the leaves.
Made from solid pinewood, this table features a beautiful trestle base that gives it a stately, expensive feel and a weathered barley finish that works well with nearly any decor style. The table measures 112 x 40 x 30 inches at its longest and 80 inches long without the leaves.
Reviewers say the leaves are easy to add and remove, making it simple to go from six to ten seats. It is incredibly sturdy and solid, though some reviews note that the leaves don’t always line up perfectly—so consider whether you’ll often have a tablecloth on the table or you want to keep it bare.
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Best Classic: Pottery Barn Lorraine Dining Table
If you’re hunting for a dining table that won’t go out of style and makes a big statement in any dining room, you’ll love Pottery Barn’s Lorraine Dining Table. This kiln-dried wood table measures 78 x 40 x 32 inches and expands up to 100 inches long with the included leaf.
The pedestal base and decorative metal detailing give it a Mediterranean feel, but it can fit in a variety of decor themes. It comes in a medium oak or deep brown finish that’s hand-applied to give it a rich, textured look. Though pricey, this table is made to last a lifetime and is a great splurge piece for any dining room.
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Best Modern Farmhouse: Charlton Home Wydmire Dining Table
If you’re all about the modern farmhouse look, check out the Charlton Home Wydmire Dining Table. This table is contemporary, yet rustic and perfect for your updated farmhouse. Measuring 72 x 42 x 30 inches, this table seats up to six people. It provides a wonderful mixed-material look with a concrete tabletop and a wood base and has a purposeful distressed look that gives it a rustic feel.
This farmhouse table is loved by reviewers, who find it to be a unique pick at an affordable price and a great choice for anyone who wants a statement piece in their dining room.
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Best Real Wood: Basque Dining Table
While many composite wood tables look and feel great, some people prefer the solid feel of real wood. The Basque Dining Table measures 65 x 38 x 29.5 inches and is perfect for seating up to six people. It comes in two colors—"honey," which is a rich brown, and a taupe color called "grey wash"—and is made from sustainable mango wood. Its simple design is timeless enough to last decades in your home without feeling dated.
One of the elements reviewers love most about this table is the gorgeous wood grain. It gives it a rich feeling and looks beautiful when set for holidays. It would look great paired with bench seating or upholstered chairs, and will easily become a centerpiece in your dining room.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Best Oval: Three Posts Itchington Extendable Dining Table
An oval table is a great choice for a smaller dining room that needs a little more flow on either end of the table. The Three Posts Itchington Extendable Dining Table is a traditional-style table made from solid rubberwood. At it's smallest, it seats six, but comes with a leaf that can be placed for an extra two seats. When collapsed, this table 60 x 29 x 41 inches and extends to 78 inches long with the leaf in place. It’s a sturdy piece, weighing 133 pounds, and comes in a white and brown two-toned finish.
The table does require assembly upon arrival, but reviewers say it takes under 20 minutes to put together. It’s perfect for anyone who wants a more traditional feel—and for under $500 is a great deal.
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Best Rustic: Mistana Abbey Extendable Solid Wood Dining Table
The Abbey Extendable Solid Wood Dining Table is a great pick if you’re going for a rustic look in your home. This solid wood table seats up to six without the leaves or ten when extended. It features wood knots and grain that give the table a natural look. It measures 65 x 30 x 39 inches when collapsed and extends to 95 inches long when the two leaves are in place. It looks great with a long bench on one side or individual chairs.
Reviewers note that the table’s finish is rugged (not smooth), which gives it a very rustic feel. Since this table is so solid and large, it's best in a large living room that has a lot of room to maneuver.
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Best Modern: West Elm Lena Mid-Century Dining Table
The Mid-century modern style is incredibly popular right now, but you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on a vintage piece to get the look. The West Elm Lena Mid-Century Dining Table offers the retro aesthetic you love at a much lower price than many antique stores. It comes in either 59-inch or 72-inch options, and seats four and six people respectively. This West Elm table works for both small and large spaces.
This table is more lightweight than many dining tables, with a smooth, deep brown finish that won't need a tablecloth to look formal at Thanksgiving dinner. The table is made from poplar wood and is delivered fully assembled.
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Best Glass Top: George Oliver Canisteo Dining Table
A glass top table is incredibly easy to care for and simple to clean—excellent if you hate breaking out the tablecloths for holiday meals. The George Oliver Canisteo Dining Table is affordable and features a streamlined design that looks lovely in almost any space. It measures 59 x 35 x 29.75 inches and seats up to six people. It has a tempered glass top and metal legs that are painted to look wooden from a distance. The table requires some assembly upon arrival, but reviewers say it’s a snap to put together.
Owners love this glass table for small dining rooms, since the glass top gives the illusion of a larger space. It seats six people for dinner but has a small enough footprint that it looks great in both eat-in spaces and formal dining rooms.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Best for Small Dining Room: Ikea Docksta
If you don't need a dining room table that fits more than two couples, you can opt for a circular, space-saving option instead. The Ikea Docksta is a fan favorite and seats up to four people. The 41-inch round shape features a low profile, so you can easily fit it into eat-in kitchens or living room nooks without taking up too much space. It’s made from polyamide and fiberboard and gives off a retro vibe. It pairs beautifully with a wide variety of chairs, but choosing a shorter chair that tucks right into the table will save even more space.
As with most Ikea products, assembly is required but reviewers say it’s fairly easy to put together. The white acrylic looks great alone or with a tablecloth—so while it doesn’t come in other shades, it’s easy to make it your own.