Best Outdoor Furniture: Dining Tables & Chairs

Best Outdoor Furniture: Dining Tables & Chairs

Maxwell Ryan
Apr 15, 2016
(Image credit: Emily Billings)

Thinking about a sweet table and chairs to move your home into the outdoors this spring and summer? How about a small one to fit on your balcony? How about a nice long one to sit in your yard? Updated from the last few years' lists, I've decided to go back to listing great outdoor tables and chairs that come in sets and apart. This year it is all new and arranged by price just for you. Enjoy and give me ALL your comments.


In this classic from the 2014 PS collection, Mathias Hahn updates the German beer garden table and bench (see below) in a lovely, clean way. Totally foldable but also durable for outdoors, and all pieces can be bought separately.

I've loved this German imported style for years. Durable, welcoming and super well priced, there's no plastic here, just old-fashioned metal and wood. The design is good for longer spaces and easily fits more or less on the bench. Buy all the pieces separately.

This is a totally different style for your outdoors, courtesy of Target with a very nice price. The set is $359.99, but the chairs can also be purchased separately for $59.99.

LOVE. Made in Italy and designed by EMU, this table and chairs are an update on the classic Parisian park chairs, and are light, durable and foldable. They are great for small spaces! "The steel frame is finished with a baked-on polyester powdercoat that stands up to the elements and withstands being folded and unfolded as your flexible seating needs change. The Arc En Ciel folds completely flat for convenient storage."

Growing up, this was the type of thing we had in our backyard. It's a great, simple design with powder coated steel, glass tops and UV resistant fabric. You can buy the table and chairs separately, and the chairs come in both red and blue.