A step up. If you liked getting your dinner plates at Fishs Eddy but want something finer, we found these plates a few weeks ago at a friend's house and really liked them.
Villeroy & Boch, who NY Mag has these kind words for, agree with us. While they point out the all-white dinnerware for kudos, we go farther. Our favorite is the Metropolitan Collection City Life line, which has a smooth white top and slightly rolled edges that make it unusually modern in the midst of a traditional setting (pic doesn't do it justice).