10 Best Bistro Tables for Chic Small-Space Dining

updated Apr 1, 2021
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Small-space living calls for one thing: smart furniture choices. With many small apartments and homes offering tiny dining areas, pieces like C tables and drop-leaf tables have only grown in popularity. Another small-space option we love? Bistro tables! Not only are they a functional choice for those looking to save on space, they’re also a stylish pick for homes with a little more room to spare, too. Whether you’d like a little spot for tea time, a small-footprint table for a breakfast nook, a tiny outdoor getaway, or a primary dining table for a studio apartment, you’ll find that a good bistro table will come in handy in a multitude of ways. We went ahead and scoured the web for the best bistro tables and found 10 options we think you’re going to love. From compact, foldable bistro tables perfect for seasonal use to a mosaic masterpiece, check out our favorite picks below.

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The Watermark from CB2 is utterly classic: all stainless steel, safe for indoor and outdoor use, and so totally plain that it comes around to being beautiful. If you're in the market for a stylish metal bistro table, make it this one. Bonus: It also comes in a brass finish.

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This Ikea bistro table would look perfectly at home indoors but could easily be moved outside during the warm-weather months for some outdoor enjoyment. It's made of powder-coated steel, easy to clean, and also available with matching chairs.

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Love the idea of a marble bistro table but not the price tag? We've found the perfect solution. An elegant pedestal base and faux Carrara marble top come together in this gorgeous table. With a black or brass base to choose from, working this marble marvel into your space will be a breeze.

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Bistro pub tables are having a moment, and if you'd like to get in on the fun we've found a great pick. This vintage industrial-styled pick is a statement-maker, and since it has an adjustable height, you'll probably be able to use whatever chairs or stools you happen to have on hand. If you like the style but want to upgrade, West Elm has a higher-end version for $999.

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Urban Outfitters

This one is for all the mid-century modern lovers out there — let's just gaze at its prettiness! With a rich brown finish, this wood bistro table features a round tabletop resting upon tapered metal legs that angle out for a timeless look.

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We adore the airy, delicate feel of this glass bistro table. With a design that beautifully combines steel, rattan, and tempered glass, this table also comes equipped with a parasol hole, so you can place a umbrella on especially sunny days.

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This mosaic bistro table is a great way to add a pop of color to a small home without overwhelming the space. With a glazed tile top that transports you to a Barcelona sidewalk, this table brings an instant dose of elegance to any space.

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Looking to add some Parisian flair to your dining nook? Then a French bistro table, like this wicker Wayfair pick, should be at the top of your list. Available in dark teal, navy, and light brown, the stunning wicker weave tabletop and aluminum frame make it a gorgeous piece that'll last.

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Bed Bath & Beyond

The most affordable pick on this list, this folding bistro table from Bee & Willow Home is great for anyone searching for a storable dining option. Bonus: It's also weather resistant, so it's great for outdoor use, too.

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An Amazon's Choice pick with an almost five-star rating, the Pearington is as basic as it gets (that's a compliment — we swear). This tall bistro table's simple design makes it a versatile pick, while its durable design makes it perfect for indoor and outdoor festivities.

Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.