Restaurant Tables Buying Guides
CHOOSING COMMERCIAL TABLES FOR YOUR VENUE
Tables provide the overall ambiance at your restaurant. With this in mind, we can help you in choosing the right commercial table for your venue. Our tables come in a variety of sizes, shapes, materials and finishes. From granite, to laminate, synthetic teak to solid wood, we offer numerous options thus allowing you to find your ideal restaurant table.
3 TIPS TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT COMMERCIAL TABLE FOR YOUR VENUE
When looking for a restaurant table most appropriate for your venue, you need to consider:
1. KNOW THE SEATING CAPACITY AND TURNOVER OF YOUR ESTABLISHMENT
Determining the number of people you need to seat comfortably with various table sizes can be a tough estimation to make. Seating capacity varies by venue type and portion sizes. While you want to maximize seating capacity, you don’t want to end up with an overcrowded and cramped dining room where no one has any space to maneuver to and from their seats.
Restaurant tables with well-balanced styles and sizes will maximize your guests’ satisfaction. Lack of space at the table is one of the most common complaints customers have thus, it is important to make sure there is enough space while at the same time maximizing the number of restaurant dining chairs in your restaurant.
For example, if you are serving fast food you will need less dining space per person at a table in contrast to a three-course dinner menu. By the same token, tables for a coffee house are comparatively smaller than tables used at a family dining restaurant.
2. CHOOSE THE CORRECT TABLE MATERIALS FOR YOUR RESTAURANT’S THEME
Below are our recommendations for each type of material:
3. MATCH THE SHAPE OF YOUR TABLE TO THE FUNCTIONALITY OF YOUR SPACE
The shape of the restaurant table tops is important for the functionality of your restaurant.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH SPACE SHOULD BE BETWEEN RESTAURANT TABLES?
While space between tables varies based on the type of restaurant you own, The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers lists the average area between tables as 18” and The Americans with Disabilities Act requires aisles which are at least 36” wide. For more in-depth information call (888) XXX-XXXX to speak with one of our dedicated team members.
WHAT TABLE TOP SIZE DO I NEED?
For your convenience we have listed below the basic shapes, sizes and total seats:
For detailed sizes, shapes and styles we have compiled an in-depth restaurant tables guide.
WHAT IS A DROP LEAF TABLE?
A drop leaf table is featured with one or two hinged leaves supported by articulated legs or brackets. It has a fixed section in the center and has a leaf section on either side. You can pop the hinges up or let them hang free. This mechanism allows you to expand the surface by expanding square tables into round ones.
RESTAURANT TABLES - SIZES AND CAPACITY
Most restaurateurs draw their seating layout plan to fit as many restaurant tables in their dining rooms without overcrowding guests. Determining the number of people you need to seat comfortably with various table sizes can be a difficult estimation to make. Below, you can reference this chart to calculate seating capacity and decide on the right table tops for you.
|TABLE SHAPE||STANDARD TABLE DIMENSION||TOTAL SEATS / PEOPLE *|
|Square Tops||24" x 24" to 48" x 48"||2 to 8 people|
|Round Top||24” to 72”||2 to 10 people|
|Rectangular Tops||24" x 30" to 36" x 96"||2 to 8-10 people|
* A restaurant table’s capacity is subject to change depending on the type of venue