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Why Restaurant Tables & Chairs Height Matters

There are a million and one different details that go into opening a restaurant, cafe, or lounge space. Table chair height is one of the issues we ensure customers understand fully before placing an order. From the decor to the wallpaper to the chair height- every detail matters and make all the difference in the overall ambiance and success of your space. From comfortable bench seat dimensions to restaurant booth size standards, we are here to clarify all your table and chair height questions.



Restaurant table tops and bases are a fundamental part of any space. Being confident in your space’s specific needs is essential. For example, if you will offer a lounge space where diners can enjoy cocktails while they wait for a table, your table and chair height will differ from that of traditional seating and dining. Let’s dive into restaurant tables & chairs and their specific heights.

Lounge height for a table usually is around 460mm, with a chair height of 410mm. With these dimensions, the table and chair are closer together in height, so customers feel more relaxed and more casual. Because it’s not traditional dining height, lounge seating is perfect of cocktails and appetizers while keeping your guests comfortable and happy.

Traditional dining height for tables is around 760 mm with seat height around 480mm. A lower dining option will have the table height at 660mm, so not a significant difference but it will likely affect the height of your chair.


Bar seating is popular amongst restaurants and cafes alike. Of course, bar height is much taller than traditional dining, and you will need to take into account if your bar is counter height or taller poseur. Counter height for a bar is around 900mm so that you will want your seat height at 650mm. For Poseur, be sure to raise the height with the bar at 110mm and the seat at 880mm. For a wide range of barstools, including popular bentwood barstools, visit our site.


We have covered restaurant table tops and low height, but we want to be sure you consider a few other important points when choosing a table base.

    • Adjustable feet and stabilizers may make a difference in table height
    • Be sure to work with a reputable seller who can ensure your table top is not too heavy for your base!
    • Consider stackable bases to save room, move tables more efficiently, and decrease storage needs
  • Booths

  • We build custom restaurant booths or standard restaurant booths from spec to completion at great factory direct prices. Our restaurant booths are stylish and durable, and ensure your guests will be comfortable in your dining space. Our booth restaurant seating is aggressively priced to provide customers with the utmost value and is backed by extremely generous guarantees. When sizing booths there are various factors to take into consideration including:

    • Seat back height
    • Booth style
    • Table height
    • Your space and its unique needs

    Please contact us for specific sizing measurements for booth seating.

    From metal restaurant furniture to custom table tops, The Chair Market is the hospitality’s go-to home for all table and seating needs. Please feel free to call us with any questions: 718-808-9304 or shoot us an email:

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