Atmosphere is everything when customers first walk into a diner. All parts of the decor come together to create an ambience, hopefully a positive one. Simple and elegant styles can lend a refined air to the diner atmosphere while the more modern and colorful varieties bring a feeling of fun and relaxation. Diner tables are the space upon which the meal is showcased, making them the starring role when it comes to setting the mood of the restaurant.
The history of roadside diners began with the likes of mobile food carts in the growing cities and stops along the famous Route 66 that spanned much of the country. While mobile food carts veered off into a branch of their own that is still thriving today, diners evolved but then almost disappeared in many places. Nowadays, these quaint and quirky food joints are coming back– whether in the form of restoring and refreshing diners that have been around for many years, or as new diners heralding a bygone era with a modern day twist. Diner tables for these attractions are as varied as the diners they occupy, in design, materials and ambience.
Diner tables can come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and styles. From a retro-style, harking back to the 50s to very futuristic and modern in design, these tables paint the blank canvas that is the diner. Limited only to the imagination of the diner owner or designer, the type of diner tables that display the number one attraction—the food—are an important decision for the restaurant. If the tables and decor are welcoming and charming, then the overall vibes of the diner will also be welcoming and charming.
In addition to the varied styles and sizes, these tables can be made from a wide array of materials. Materials such as wood, glass, laminate, aluminum, wrought iron are just a few of the options that are available in restaurant table choices. Tables can also be in an array of textures, whether it is all one texture flowing together or a mix and match of various different textures for variety. For example, complementary different types of wood can be used to create a tone-on-tone interest. Or glass paired with metal, maybe wrought iron or aluminum, to craft an object of interest as well as a table to sit at for a meal. Whatever the materials or colors, sizes or styles, diner tables are an important component in setting the atmosphere for the restaurant—almost as key as the food.