Take It Outside: 18 Tables For Al Fresco Dining

One of these days, it’s going to warm up, and you’re going to want to eat outside.


Just because a dining set is weatherproof doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice good design. In fact, outdoor furniture is so stylish these days that you’d think it belonged inside. Get your backyard ready for al fresco meals with beautiful outdoor dining tables that will make you want to linger on balmy summer evenings—and put someone else on dish duty!

Savannah Collection

The only thing that could add more Southern charm to this graceful table and woven metal chairs is a fresh pitcher of sweet tea. (Brown Jordan, price upon request)


All-Weather Wicker Dining Set 

There’s room for the whole family to gather around this sturdy round table. Cozy bench seats make it perfect for summer game nights. (Hayneedle, $2,299.98 for set)


Emu Heaven Table

For about $1,000, you can buy a little piece of paradise for your own backyard. This airy-looking table is made from steel rods and tempered glass. (Coalesse, $1,118 for table)


Roma Dining Set

Create a sophisticated outdoor dining room with this black-and-white beauty as the centerpiece. (Frontgate, $3,795 for 7-piece set)


Driftwood Dining Set

The rustic look of driftwood makes this charming dining set the perfect centerpiece for a shabby-chic yard. Bonus: it’s made from sustainably harvested wood. (West Elm, $1,295 for table and four chairs)


A-Frame Picnic Table

A traditional picnic table looks fresh in a sleek aluminum finish. This modern classic provides casual seating for eight. (CB2, $799)


Crinoline Table and Chairs 

Woven construction gives this Italian-made set an organic feeling, while the shape of the chairs evokes a classic Mid-century vibe. (B&B Italia, price upon request)


Cape Cod Collection

Bring a little bit of the East Coast to the North Shore with a crisp white and navy dining set. (Restoration Hardware, $1,655 for table)


Aluminum Pedestal Table

Who says your backyard can’t be glam? This steel-toned table with an ornate pedestal will shine all summer long. (McGuire, price upon request)


Graphite Dining Table

Bring industrial urban design outside with a concrete and steel table in sleek gunmetal gray. (Industry West, $699 for table)


Mosaic Bistro Table 

Add a pop of color to smaller outdoor spaces, like the master bedroom veranda, with this budget-friendly bistro table. It’s even more adorable with a pair of red metal chairs. (Cost Plus World Market, $119.99 for table and $119.98 for set of two chairs)


Philippe Starck Dining Set 

If you’re a fan of the laid-back luxury of the hotels designed by Philippe Starck, including the Royalton in New York and the Mondrian in LA, then you’ll want this elegant white table and these timeless armchairs to grace your own patio. (Dedon, price upon request)


Enholmen Dining Set

True, this outdoor furniture from everyone’s favorite Swedish retailer may not last forever, but it sure will look stylish in your backyard this summer—and you can’t beat the price. (IKEA, $359 for table and four chairs)


Dining Table with Fire Pit 

Roasting marshmallows is easy when you’ve got a fire pit right in the center of your table. (Wayfair, $1,038.52 for table and propane burner)


Weathered Concrete and Teak Table

Make your dining room jealous with a regal-looking oversized table for the backyard. (Restoration Hardware, $3,179-$4,529 for table)


Rendezvous Collection 

A round table and armchairs in peppy purple is perfect for a leisurely lunch in the garden with the girls. Also available in orange. (Fermob USA, pricing upon request to the Trade only)


Marble Inlay Table 

Seasonal Living sells primarily to design industry professionals, but the public can purchase closeout sale items, like this ornate marble table with wrought iron base. (Seasonal Living, $1,346)


Round Concrete Table 

Chicago wind and rain will be no match for this concrete and iron table. Curvy cushioned chairs make this set as pretty as it is durable. (Arhaus, $599 for table)