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    31 Dining Products That'll Make Eating In Look Even Better Than A Restaurant

    Whether you're looking for placemats and dishes or full dining room of furniture, we've found the sets for you.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A full table setting for one finished off with a matte glaze, for upping your dinner game tenfold. Each set comes with a dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, and mug – all handcrafted in a free-form style.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the look of these plates and cups. They are super cute and super trendy. You can use them for parties or for your own use. The pastel blue is gorgeous, it's the first thing that caught my attention!" —Yupeng Ou

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four colors).

    2. Block printed napkins that'll look so lovely on your table your guests just might choose to use their sleeve rather than dirty up these gorgeous linens!

    Pink napkins with stamped tropical patterns
    Julie Peach

    Designer Julie Malone uses traditional block and screen printing methods for all of the products in the shop. You can find table runners, pillows, napkins, and placemats – all with deliciously bold patterns. Julie Peach is based in Denver, Colorado. 

    Promising review: "These are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love them so much and the colors together are perfect." —Jenni Herrick

    Get a pair from Julie Peach on Etsy for $28+ (available in four set sizes). 

    3. Tall ceramic mugs sure to give your kitchen counter an upscale coffee shop vibe. If you plan on giving those roasted beans the worship they deserve, these mugs are an actual need.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love these mugs. I was looking for something with a 'natural' look. These are perfect! They fit nicely in my hand, the handle is not too big or small, and being dishwasher safe definitely a plus. The largest brew for a K-cup machine is 12 oz. and this mugs holds exactly 12 oz. so sip before walking away or just brew 10 oz. YES I would buy these again!" —Joanne Buck

    Get four from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in three colors).

    4. Handwoven seagrass placemats that'll add a thoughtful touch to any basic table setting. Even if you're eating off of paper plates, these placemats can make your meal something special!

    Round woven, naturally colored placemat with dishes on top
    Alfie & Gem

    There are four available set styles: coasters only, placemats only, or a mix (each style has four products in all). And BTW, Alfie & Gem is a California-based company that sells must-see plant stands and placemats! 

    Promising reviews: "These placemats are well made, sturdy, and look beautiful. I will use them on the wall as decor. They came super quick. Thank you!" —rlkluke149

    "These are a beautiful addition to my table. They were just what I wanted. I love the coasters too! Shipping was quick!" —Collgus

    Get them from Alfie & Gem on Etsy for $19+ (available in six set styles).

    5. Linen napkins – they're naturally stain-resistant, so if you're gonna really make your napkins work to earn their keep – this gorgeous set has your name on it! Soup season has got nothin' on these.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are beautiful napkins. They are a fine weight for everyday use and hold up to the washing machine. Being linen we didn't expect them to be wrinkle-free but they are amazingly stain resistant. We are totally in love with them. We got a set of each color. They are big enough we can use one color napkin as a placemat and then an alternate color as the napkin to mix and match with the placemats. The coral color is our favorite." —Deanna O'Shaughnessy

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $29.99 (available in eight colors).

    6. Embossed glass tumblers that'll certainly make you say, "Sip sip, hooray!" every time you open up your cupboard to grab a glass. It'll be a genuine reflex after seeing something as darling as these.

    Four glasses in different colors, each printed with embossed moulding design and rivets for an easy grip
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these beautiful glasses. They are amazing. These glasses are just the right weight and are easy to hold and just look so pretty!" —EJK

    Get four from Amazon for $24.99.

    7. Ceramic pasta bowls with the *perfect* width and height for saucy pasta dishes. If you've realized that serving spaghetti in cereal bowls doesn't pack the same punch as pasta from a restaurant, it's because those snooty noods prefer a bowl all for themselves.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I had gotten used to being frustrated eating pasta from soup/cereal bowls at home for years. I even sometimes dreaded heating up leftover spaghetti, because the shape of a cereal bowl does not allow for even warming in a microwave. These are everything I ever needed. They are perfect for all of those in-between dishes and cuisines, where neither a plate nor a full-on bowl feel appropriate. So far, we've enjoyed a Sicilian mushroom penne, pan-fried ramen, sweet potato rice bowls with avocado, and lots of leftovers in these babies. Fantastic." —Renee Egan

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $39.95.

    8. A breakfast nook bundle complete with an upright cushioned corner bench, table, and backless bench – this is sure to turn any kitchen into a cozy breakfast nook, making your place the *very* best brunch spot in town.

    corner bench with matching table and standard bench on other side
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "We love our nook! It's very good quality and easy to maneuver to put storage underneath. We are really happy with the price and how well it fits in our space. It took us a while to put together but that’s to be expected since it’s a big piece." —Miranda

    Get it on sale from Wayfair for $629.99 (originally $1,119.99; available in five colors). 

    9. Melamine wood-pattern plates that are gonna be practically indestructible. If you ~wood~ like some good lookin' plates but know your children would likely destroy them...these are totally the answer.

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    This set includes four 10.5" dinner plates, four 4 8.5" salad or dessert plates, and four 4 6" wide x 3" high bowls.

    Promising review: "I am so excited I found this gorgeous melamine set for our modern rustic deck!! I have looked everywhere for something like this! If you are looking for a gorgeous modern/rustic melamine tableware set, look no further!" —The Cupps

    Get a 12-piece set from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two colors).

    10. Anthropologie's classic latte bowls – they've been a store staple for years, and for a reason! Grab this set and use them for every meal you mix up in your home. These are capable of handling ages of daily use without breaking a sweat!

    Several riveted bowls stacked on top of each other
    Anthropologie

    Promising review: "The pictured colors of these bowls are accurate. I love them! I have used these bowls in the past and they have held up really well over time." —METF

    Get a set of six from Anthropologie for $36 (available in three color sets). 

    11. Faux leather placemats to make your table eye-catching and cute, while also preventing messy eaters from spilling, sigh, all over the table.

    Broken Flower Gifts

    This sweet shop is in Nanning, China and has home decor inspired by retro French designs. You can find everything from lace curtains to chair slipcovers to kitten utensils – that all look 10/10 adorable.

    Promising review: "These look amazing and fit the dining room perfectly." —Phillip Rhodes

    Get one from Broken Flower Gifts on Etsy for $9.92 (available in nine colors).

    12. Matte black silverware that'll let you keep your goth aesthetic going strong, because it's all in the little details. Utensils? Those are little details. Good job being committed to your lewk.

    several utensils in matte black on top of a linen napkin
    Amazon

    The set has enough salad forks, dinner forks, soup spoons, dessert spoons, and knives for four people. 

    Promising review: "These are beautiful and sturdy, even the kids love them." —Cece

    Get a 20-piece set from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A table runner set made with two separate layers of fabric (one solid and one lace) and a battery-operated twinkle light string. This'll add a charming ambiance to your holiday dinners or backyard BBQs – there's no doubt about that!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The LED lights require three AAA batteries (not included).

    Promising review: "This is the best runner ever! It's always a conversation starter and everyone's favorite piece at all my parties. I love this the most of all runners I have. The battery lasts a long time and it's easy to clean too. I am posting this review after two months of use." —Maanasa Gadey

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    14. A two-person counter – it's gonna be a chic statement piece in your studio apartment. Use your minimal space to the best of your abilities and turn your cluttered kitchen into a spot worth actually eating in. Date nights in just got so nicer.

    Golden and cushioned chairs and counter set with three open shelves for storage
    Wayfair

    You'll get two padded stools and the bar table. Am I probably going to buy this for my own tiny kitchen? You bet. 

    Promising review: "This dining set is absolutely cute and perfect for small spaces." —Katherine

    Get it on sale from Wayfair for $219.99 (originally $339).

    15. Vibrant porcelain bowls with mismatched patterns that'll, naturally, make every meal more colorful. Looking at you, oatmeal.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are beautiful bowls! I LOVE the mix matched colors and prints. ❤️ The patterns and colors are so fun. These are everyone’s favorite bowls now for everything from cereal to soup, so they are always in use. They're also dishwasher-safe, so easy to clean." —Pendragon1977

    Get six from Amazon for $21.65 (available in two sizes).

    16. Lunar phase tapas plates to add a mystical touch to your tapas nights. Serving small samplings on plates that are actually the right size makes a big difference.

    four small ceramic dishes painted to look like different phases of the moon
    CurDogStudio

    Owner C Flowers is a dog lover who describes themselves as, "One half hillbilly and one half punk" and that spunky description perfectly prepares customers for the fun items in this North Carolina-based shop. You can find quirky earrings, gorgeous pottery, and other fun ceramic goods if you browse around. 

    Promising review: "Amazing work!! Very talented artist. These are beautiful and were a huge hit." —Will Jarrot

    Get them from CurDogStudio on Etsy for $24.

    17. Woven dining chairs for adding a warm, textured touch to any common dining room table. These trend-setting chairs are well worth the investment!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these chairs. They’re super sturdy and you would never know the metal is wood...5 stars!!!! They also arrived weeks before expected delivery date, which is a major plus." —Aja K.

    Get four from Amazon for $359.99+ (available in two colors).

    18. Slate placemats – they're gonna be a unique setting choice your dinner guests will undoubtedly be impressed by. Invite me over please, I wanna see these in action!

    Gray rough slate placemats on a wooden table
    Design In Focus

    Owned by Phil Harding and located in Bristol, United Kingdom, Design In Focus is a small business with fantastic, hand-crafted home goods. The products available could easily be described as "shabby chic" which is to say, my personal favorite. 

    Promising review: "These are good quality and look nice. They have pads on the undersides for easy lift and table protection. Lovely item. Thank you very much" —Eve

    Get them from Design In Focus on Etsy for $30.40+ (available in four set sizes). 

    19. A floral stoneware set so lovely you just might feel like you're in the heart of a Jane Austin novel every time you eat from them. Cup of tea, anyone?

    Amazon

    This 16-piece set has everything for a full service for four; including teacups.

    Promising review: "These dishes are absolutely beautiful. They came very well packaged. The pattern is as pictured and the feel heavy, like they will last for a while. The bowls and cups are of good, useable size. The plates have a nice curve on them so that if the mashed potatoes are a bit runny they wont run off, a feature that I really like and was nicely surprised about that." —Dell

    Get it from Amazon for $39.49.

    20. A 12-piece dish set sure to have your kids starry-eyed when you and your boo get dinner on the table.

    Several matching plates and bowls covered in gold stars
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these so much I bought some more. They are magical, mystical, and just so pretty. I have so many decorating ideas, they make me smile every time I see them. I dropped a plate the other day and my heart sank, I was expecting it to be shattered, but it didn't faze it. I love that the melamine is also so light, which helps with my arthritis and corporal tunnel. They are much prettier than the pictures too." —Regina Repka

    Get it from Amazon for $36.88.

    21. A flatware set that'll be the golden ticket to a lovely garden party (ooor to simply add some glam to your takeout).

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are simple yet add that spark. The color hasn't faded and I've had them for almost three months, with daily use." —Que White

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four colors).

    22. Marbled dishes you are sure to, well, ~marble~ at every time you get ready to eat. They really do look entrancing, don't they??

    Marbled plates and a small bowl with food inside
    Amazon

    This is a 12-piece set with four bowls and eight plates (of two different sizes).

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful dinnerware set. These are so versatile they can be used for dinner parties to every day use. You could even display them, they look that amazing! My wife and I have been looking for something that looks high end but wasn’t going to break the bank. These exceeded our expectations.

    The set has a really nice marbling of black throughout and it really makes the pieces pop. The bowls and plates have been used for multiple meals, from pasta to cereals. They are easy to clean and very durable. I would highly suggest this set to anyone looking for a high-end plates and bowls. You will be very pleased with the quality and durability of this set. Great purchase!!" —Matthew Hobbs

    Get them from Amazon for $74.99 (available in two colors). 

    23. A 16-piece engraved stoneware set for cottagecore souls who know there's always a use for white plates, particularly ones this fancy and fun!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This is a 16-piece set with service for four.

    Promising review: "Everyone needs white dishes! Right? I purchased two boxes of these and they are gorgeous! These are both substantial/heavy with a beautiful, delicate design. Great brand. Arrived quickly. They're so beautiful I decided to display them on open shelves." —Di

    Get it from Amazon for $61.43.

    24. One-of-a-kind placemats to add a spunky touch to your table with their delightful patchwork patterns!

    Four patchwork fabric placemats
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "These are unique and interesting. Certainly the fabrics are different from the pictures and some are more muted, but they are so interesting and unusual and they look great with our white plates and dishes. I am ordering two more sets as gifts." —Bob42

    Get a four-pack from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    25. Pastel plate settings you can add to your kitchen to give it a lively springtime vibe.

    Amazon

    This is a 16-piece set (i.e. suitable for four folks) in four colors, each with a speckled ceramic style.

    Promising review: "These dishes are amazing! They came beautifully packaged and perfectly intact. They are lightweight yet durable. They don’t scratch at all. The colors are so beautiful in real life. The pastels are bright and fun! Overall 10/10 purchase. We love them!!!" —Yosef Feigenson

    Get it from Amazon for $101.48.

    26. An irregular shaped set for serving your dino nuggets on something extra special.

    irregularly shaped bowls and plates with speckled pattern
    Amazon

    This set includes four dinner plates, four dessert plates, four artisan bowls, and four fruit bowls.

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS SET. Exactly what I pictured before buying. I bought this two months ago and there have been no issues. I’ve run these through the dishwasher 10+ times and there is no wear on them. Also, no issues with them scratching my granite counters. They feel hand-crafted and I’ve already received tons of compliments. Would suggest!" —Carlie

    Get it from Amazon for $47.06+ (available in four colors).

    27. A four-person dining set with a modern design specifically made to take up as little space in your place as possible. The clever nesting system looks great with the benches pulled in, and has enough space to comfortably seat four when the chairs are pulled out. Brilliant.

    Wayfair

    Promising review: "This is a chic and sleek dining set! I was looking for something more compact to replace my large dining table so I could utilize my space better and this one fits perfectly. The color is great, quality is good, items were intact after shipping. Very easy to assemble, took an hour at most. I can't wait to finish decorating!" —Ni

    Get it from Wayfair for $319.99 (available in three colors).

    28. Copper charger plates that'll make your meals look shining, shimmering, and splendid.

    Embossed plates with snacks on top
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these gorgeous copper chargers! They've added so much to my table decor! I definitely recommend them!" —Debra

    Get six from Amazon for $35.99.

    29. Abstract teal dinnerware so surprisingly stunning you're probably gonna eat as fast as you can just to catch another glimpse of them uncovered.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    You'll get four 10.5" dinner plates, four 8.5" salad/dessert plates, and four 7.5"X2" bowls.

    Promising review: "These are high quality dishes. Unlike some featherweight thin melamine plates, these actually look like they could be ceramic. They are absolutely beautiful! I bought two sets!" —Mejavajo

    Get a 12-piece set from Amazon for $65.98.

    30. Tortoiseshell flatware – a heckin' cute choice for folks who have a hobby of making their home the most trend-setting on the block.

    a knife, fork, and spoon with mating pattern
    Urban Outfitters

    A single set comes with a knife, fork, and spoon. 

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14+ (available in two set sizes). 

    31. And Planet Plates that'll, obviously, make everything you eat taste Out! Of! This! World!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We bought this great set of plates for our son-in-law. His oldest son is 'into' space and they love to eat off these dishes. He had great success getting his youngest to eat something by saying, 'Lets see how ___ tastes on Mars!' The child actually ate this food item he had been avoiding like the plague. It seems to be an adventure to eat lunch on Jupiter or dessert on Pluto. Great fun to be had with these very well-made plates." –Nelson G. Proctor

    Get a box of eight from Amazon for $38.95.

    Let's eat!

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