The Best Editor-tested Dining Tables and Sets at West Elm, Rated and Reviewed

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The dining tables are an essential investment for the home, and the model we choose can say a lot about us. The size, shape, materials, and finishes not only provide a glimpse into our day-to-day but also show how we appreciate food. Perhaps your table is used more for remote work or crafting than it is for dining and entertaining. Regardless of how your dining table serves you and your household, choosing the right one matters. As your Personal Shopper, we visited the Brooklyn headquarters and storefront of West Elm to check out every dining table on the floor. Just as we did with their sofas, we sat at every table (multiple times!) to determine the perfect match for every style and need. Read on to find the West Elm dining table that’s best for you.

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West Elm is an AT editor and reader favorite for all things home and kitchen, including, of course, dining room furniture. The brand’s vast selection not only looks good but can also be delivered directly to your dining area with white-glove delivery. West Elm also offers free furniture customization and design guidance as well as complimentary swatches from a plethora of upholstery options to help you find your ideal materials and colors. Below are the exact dining table models we tested, but you can also find many of them in a few different shapes and variations.

We judged every West Elm dining table in-store based on the following five criteria, giving each category an average rating between 1 and 5. These scores helped us determine who the table suits best and for what type of dining.

Capacity: How many people can fit around the table? Are any structural or design elements (ie, beams, legs, etc.) obtrusive?

Customizability: Are size, configuration, material, color, or other details customizable? How granular can a shopper get when customizing?

Versatility: Can the table expand or change size? How difficult would it be to assemble, disassemble, or move? Can it be used as more than just a dining table?

Appearance: What style does it best suit? Does it lean more traditional (ie, detailing, dark wood) or more contemporary (ie, sleek, light wood)?

Quality: Is the table built for looks or to last? Are its materials more basic (and typically easy to maintain) or more luxe and uncommon?

Every Editor-Tested Dining Table at West Elm

What Impressed Us: The reliability.

Solid acacia wood in a cool walnut finish makes the Keira Expandable Dining Table one that’ll stand the test of time. Kiln dried for reinforced durability, it’s also expandable thanks to an included drop-in leaf that goes in the center of the table. Its legs even have levels built in, which allow the table to adapt to varying floor levels. Wherever you move, however you redecorate, whatever you use it for the most, the Keira is an understated classic built to last through it all.

What Impressed Us: The modern minimalism.

One of West Elm’s best-selling dining tables, the Anton, has the clean lines, symmetry, and natural wood aesthetic expected of mid-century modern furniture but with a striking level of minimalism that makes it more modern than mid-century. Its plinth legs are wide enough to give the table secure support while being thin enough (without the need for additional beam support) to leave plenty of room for everyone’s legs. It’s a table that will truly make a statement in your home.

What Impressed Us: The effortlessness.

An easygoing addition to pretty much any decor scheme, the Mid-Century Expandable Dining Table deserves its refreshingly straightforward name. It’s able to expand from a compact 39″ two-seater to a 55″ six-seater, and its slender legs and unobtrusive support beams make it comfortable at either size. The table comes in two other sizes, both of which are also expandable, and its sustainably sourced and Fair Trade certified solid wood frame is kiln dried for high-quality durability over time.

What Impressed Us: The understated glamor.

Antique brass-finished legs adorn the reclaimed wood top of the Avery Wishbone Dining Table, giving it a subtle glamor that can be easily married with bohemian decor as much as it can with farmhouse. Each Avery Wishbone reclaimed-wood top has its own unique character that softens with age. We love the horizontal wood paneling, which gives it a rustic, picnic table feel that beautifully complements the finished metal wishbone-shaped legs. For a standout dining table that still offers maximum seating space and leg room, the Avery Wishbone and its unexpected combination of materials is it.

What Impressed Us: The efficiency.

The Jules Drop Leaf Dining Table comes in the shape of a round, cafe-style two-top but, when fully expanded, can comfortably fit four for a full meal. Slender metal legs make leg positioning easy and its collapsible sides make it one of the most space-efficient styles on our list. When the drop-leaf attachments are fully expanded, they meet seamlessly with the tabletop’s center, which aids in avoiding messy crevices or an uneven surface. For those living in small spaces or apartments who like to host, the Jules is our pick.

What Impressed Us: The versatility.

Working from your dining room table? No problem. Technically, with the right seating, all of the tables in this list are suitable to some degree. But the Box Frame Drop Leaf Expandable Table is our pick for makeshift home offices for its easily adjustable dual-sided drop-leaf expanders. Need a little more surface area? Simply lift either or both leaf and easily hinge the support beam underneath to secure it seamlessly. Able to fit four people comfortably — up to six if you really like each other — the Box Frame works triple duty as a table for many, a table for a few, and a desk for remote workers.

What Impressed Us: The durability.

Contract grade — meaning it’s made to meet the demands of commercial use — with an engineered wood top, the Frame Expandable Dining Table is built to last. It has an industrial look with an iron frame and is expandable by way of a center drop-in leaf. Because the top is engineered wood, it’s sleek with a sheen instead of matte and rustic. Kiln dried to prevent warping over time (as other engineered wood tops tend to), the Frame table is easy to clean, whether you’re using it for crafting or eating dinner.

What Impressed Us: The intimacy.

A solid dining table option for households of one or two, the Tripod has a trendy restaurant feel to it. Its robust, dark wood allows it to stand out without feeling obtrusive, especially if paired with mid-century modern dining chairs with straight, slender legs or — better yet — unique upholstered armchairs. The Tripod has the capacity to be a centerpiece all its own, but it’s also humble enough to lend to your current decor. It’s practically made for enjoying intimate meals, conversations, and happy hours with your nearest and dearest.

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