Basic Restaurant Seating Layout

Below are the common restaurant table sizes and the number of chairs per table to allow for comfortable dining. A few other items to consider are:

  • Restaurant style - a fine dining restaurant featuring more tableware may need more table space per diner than casual or fast food.
  • Restaurant layout - consider the specific layout and make sure to leave enough floor space between tables for customers and staff to more around comfortably.
  • Dining group size - if you're not sure how many large groups will dine at your restaurant, consider flip-top restaurant tables that expand to seat larger groups.