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What’s better than a backyard lunch break? Or your first sip of morning coffee in the summer sun? Nothing, that’s what. And the key to making the most of eating outdoors? A cool, comfortable patio dining set. 

No matter how big or small your square footage, there’s a patio table and chairs to match your space and style and create an outdoor haven you’ll spend all summer in. Since discovering the right match can be overwhelming, we’ve shopped to find the best-of-the-best patio dining sets at varying price points and in all sizes, styles, and materials. Whether you’re looking for a charming bistro table for two or a family-size six-seater, read on to find the perfect patio dining furniture for you. 

Our Favorites

Best Profile: Hay Palissade Collection

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Material: Powder-coated steel | Size: Dinner with the whole family (or friends who feel like family) | Chair count: 6

What we like:

  • Modern lines that will never feel dated
  • Easy to clean
  • Sold as a set, with chairs included

Worth noting:

  • Check the availability; may not be ready to ship immediately

Why we chose it: A sizable patio dining set with strong lines and cool curves.

No wonder this patio dining set is so chic: It was designed by French design masterminds (and brothers) Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. It’s substantial without being bulky and graceful yet still strong. The set includes a dining table, four side chairs, and two armchairs. It’s available in three colors, but the rich olive has our vote. 

Best Value: Target Threshold French Bistro Patio Set

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Material: Steel frame with all-weather wicker | Size: Date night at home | Chair count: 2

What we like:

  • Sweet and simple design channels French vibes
  • Designed to resist rust
  • No assembly required

Worth noting:

  • Shipping is not available in all areas

Why we chose it: This affordable patio dining set allows you to re-create a French café on your patio. 

For a fraction of the cost of a flight to Paris, you can conjure the laid-back vibes of a French café. (Champagne is optional but encouraged.) This bistro set includes two armchairs in a charming woven cream and blue motif and a small round table that’s perfect for two. The foldable design is easy to move when needed, and it’s hard to beat the ultra-reasonable price tag. Oui, oui! 

Best Indoor-Outdoor: West Elm Outdoor Wren Bistro Set

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Material: Metal | Size: Morning coffee outside (or inside) | Chair count: 2

What we like:

  • The clean, modern silhouette
  • Chairs stack to save space when storing
  • Available in 4 unexpected colors

Worth noting:

  • Table does not fold
  • A protective cover for the bistro table is recommended (sold separately)

Why we chose it: A sleek set that looks just as beautiful indoors as it does outdoors. 

Sure, “outdoor” is in the name of this sleek dining set, but we love the idea of using it to brighten a breakfast nook or porch. With its clean lines and subdued but stunning color options, there’s no wrong place to put this set. In warm weather, it’s perfect on the balcony or patio for dinners alfresco; come cooler months, move it inside for double use as an indoor dining table.

Best for Small Spaces: Grand Patio Store Bistro Set

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Material: Powder-coated steel | Size: Casual weeknight dinners alfresco | Chair count: 2

What we like:

  • Available in a variety of standout colors
  • Easy to fold and store away
  • No assembly required

Worth noting:

  • The table is tiny—don’t expect it to fit a feast

Why we chose it: A colorful option for small outdoor spaces.

Even if your patio is this big, you deserve a sweet spot to sit and enjoy the summer air. This dining set is perfect for a small but mighty outdoor space, since it’s economical both in size and price (yet still sturdy and durable). And if you need another reason to click “add to cart,” both the table and chairs fold up easily, too—handy for storing them away in the winter.

Best Teak: Neighbor Dining Set

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Material: Teak with all-weather woven polyester rope | Size: Backyard barbecues | Chair count: 4 or 6

What we like:

  • Always-looks-good, classic style
  • Available in 4-person and 6-person sizes
  • Full warranty for 3 years

Worth noting:

  • Easy assembly required
  • Let teak weather naturally or use furniture oil to maintain color

Why we chose it: A patio dining set that will last forever—and look fresh and modern forever, too. 

There’s a Scandinavian sensibility to this dining set, making it equally practical and pretty. It’s made of solid teak, a strong wood ideal for outdoor furniture that will patina over time to a silvery gray. (Or you can treat the teak to maintain its golden honey color.) Yet the set is simultaneously light and sculptural, with comfortable woven rope chairs that’ll encourage you to enjoy the outdoors a little longer. Choose between a square table with four chairs or a rectangular table with six chairs. 

Best Comes-in-All-Sizes: Skagerak Selandia Collection

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Material: Teak | Size: Selandia Table 147: Having a few (or many) friends over | Chair count: 2, 4, 6, or 8

What we like:

  • Various table, chair, and cushion options to mix and match
  • Foldable for easy storing
  • Extension plate available for extra guests

Worth noting:

  • Optional: Use furniture oil on a regular basis to maintain honey color

Why we chose it: This patio furniture collection includes several beautiful options for tables and chairs. 

Don’t make us choose a favorite design from the Skagerak Selandia collection, which includes slatted teak tables of multiple sizes and folding chairs, both with arms and without. (And that sweet two-seater—come on!) Love hosting? The curved rectangular table is easily extendable with either one or two extension leaves. For cozier gatherings, the round table is a perfect fit for four, or fold one half down if space is tight. 

Best Steel: Dims Logos Table and Chairs

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Material: Semi-matte, anodic polyester, powder-coated steel | Size: Chic outdoors coworking | Chair count: 4

What we like:

  • Sleek futuristic style
  • Stand up to any weather
  • Includes a 10-year warranty

Worth noting:

  • Currently available for preorder
  • Table and chairs sold separately

Why we chose it: A modern, minimalistic take on patio furniture.  

The future is here, and it’s embodied in this cool-as-can-be patio set. Pair the streamlined table with four woven chairs, which are meant to evoke a flower in mid-bloom. The steel is protected with an architectural-grade powder coating, so it’s ready for any outdoor-weather duty. Preorders open again soon, so quick: Get your name on the list.

Best Minimal Design: Paul McCobb Pavilion Travertine Table and Chairs

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Material: Solid iron frame with matte black powder coat, with travertine on the table | Size: Upscale alfresco dinners | Chair count: Fits up to 6

What we like:

  • Slim but sturdy profile
  • The travertine top feels (and is) one of a kind
  • Fits 6 comfortably

Worth noting:

  • Cover recommended to protect against weather
  • Table and chairs sold separately

Why we chose it: This patio set design has stood the test of time (literally 70 years).

This isn’t your average patio dining set; this one has a history. The design was first introduced as part of the Aerial Dining Group in Paul McCobb’s 1952 Pavilion collection, and made an appearance in the June 1953 issue of House & Garden magazine. Yet the clean lines feel nothing but fresh, and the table and chairs will become an instant focal point on a modern patio space or indoors, too. This outdoor dining set for six is proof that quality materials and craftsmanship last forever.  

How We Chose These Products

Outdoor spaces range from big backyards to barely there balconies, so we selected the best outdoor patio dining sets that represent a variety of needs. We looked for options in a selection of sizes and shapes, as well as price points and styles. Easy, and preferably free, shipping was important, as were quality materials that will withstand wild weather. Every patio set we selected had to check all of those boxes. That way you’re one step closer to happy hour on the patio. (You’re welcome.)   

Our Shopping Checklist

Style 

No shocker here: Cool and classic style was at the top of our shopping checklist, particularly innovative lines, functional features, and a look you’ll love forever. A patio set is meant to last you years and years, after all.  

Materials 

Patio furniture sees the best of social times and the worst of weather times. To ensure yours stays in good condition for years to come, invest in quality materials designed specifically for the outdoors, whether that’s hardy teak, rust-proof iron, or otherwise. Trusted materials, as well as loving care and maintenance, will ensure a little rainstorm won’t damage your set. 

Shipping

Shipping such a large purchase can be nerve-racking—and expensive. Many of these sets offer free shipping, though, and arrive in slim boxes that are easy to carry and unpack. Still, be sure to read the shipping conditions carefully before purchasing.  

Care and Maintenance

With a major purchase often comes some responsibility. We chose patio sets that require as little maintenance as possible and are easily portable, too—like chairs that stack or sets that fold—so you can stash them away when needed. To extend the life span of your patio set, follow the care directions as closely as possible. A cover helps. So does storing it away for the winter.

Ask Domino

Q: I love a mismatched look. Do patio sets have to match? 

No way—you do you! (The same goes for all things design related.) Many patio dining tables and chairs are sold separately, so mix and match to your eclectic heart’s desire. Choose different materials for the table and chairs, or nab chairs of different colors and styles for a bohemian look. 

Q: What is the easiest patio furniture to keep clean?

Wood and wicker are the most finicky patio set materials, and they occasionally need to be treated for weather damage. If you want to keep it simple, stick with metal that can simply be wiped down. Before purchasing patio dining furniture, though, be sure to read through the recommended care. And if your patio chairs have cushions, opt for removable covers that can be thrown in the wash. 

Q: Can patio furniture get wet?

Yes, but oftentimes not without consequence, depending on the material. Remember: Water-resistant is not the same as waterproof. Wood is the most vulnerable to moisture, so cover it with a protective sealant and treat the wood annually. And no matter the material of your patio furniture, consider purchasing a protective cover to keep your big purchase in tip-top condition. If possible, store it indoors for the winter. As dangerous as rain is for patio furniture, ice and snow are tenfold. 

The Last Word

The best patio dining sets create an inviting space to enjoy fresh air and company all summer long. No matter how big or small your patio, balcony, or backyard, shop intentionally to find the perfect setting for your style and space.

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