The Best Dinnerware Set

The Best Dinnerware Set

Our pick

Dansk Ingram Bone China Dinnerware Collection

Dansk Ingram Bone China Dinnerware Collection

Lightweight and modern

This bone china dinnerware feels refined and classy but still unpretentious. It’s thin and light yet durable.

Buying Options

$50 from Bloomingdale’s

The Dansk Ingram Bone China Dinnerware Collection has a modern silhouette that feels casual but sophisticated. Our testers liked the elegance of this set’s thin rims, bright creamy color, and translucency. Although the Ingram set is very lightweight, it’s still sturdy enough for everyday use. This dinnerware collection includes only the basics: a dinner plate, a salad plate, a bowl, and a mug.

Key specs:

  • Material: bone china
  • Buying options: $48 for a four-piece set, sold open stock
  • Serving pieces: none

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Our pick

Williams Sonoma Brasserie All-White Dinnerware

Williams Sonoma Brasserie All-White Dinnerware

Heavier restaurant-style dinnerware

This thicker, heftier porcelain dinnerware has classic bistro styling.

Buying Options

$180 from Williams-Sonoma
(set of 16)

If you prefer heavier dinnerware, we recommend the Williams Sonoma Brasserie All-White Dinnerware collection. Although this set is much thicker than the Dansk Ingram bone china set, it still feels refined. The porcelain is grayer and less creamy than bone china, but it has an even glaze with no visible pitting. The Brasserie set allows you to choose mugs or teacups and soup or cereal bowls.

Key specs:

  • Material: porcelain
  • Buying options: $60 for a 5-piece set (online only), $180 for a 16-piece set (online only), open-stock sets of four (in stores and online)
  • Serving pieces: none

Upgrade pick

Wedgwood White 5-Piece Place Setting

Wedgwood White 5-Piece Place Setting

Classic and elegant

This elegant dinnerware set has a classic style reminiscent of fine china, but it’s still durable enough for everyday use.

Buying Options

$95 from Wedgwood

The Wedgwood White 5-Piece Place Setting is thin, light, and practically flawless, so it looks and feels like fine china but is tough enough for daily use. This set has a bright creamy hue similar to that of the Dansk Ingram dinnerware, and a simple yet sophisticated design. We think its superior quality is well worth the high price. The White collection also includes bowls and several serving pieces that are sold separately.

Key specs:

  • Material: bone china
  • Buying options: $95 for a five-piece setting, $85 for a four-piece setting, $320 for a 16-piece setting, or open stock
  • Serving pieces: a handful of options, all sold separately

Budget pick

Crate and Barrel Aspen Dinnerware

Crate and Barrel Aspen Dinnerware

Less expensive, medium weight

This inexpensive porcelain set is still suitable for entertaining.

Buying Options

$45 from Crate and Barrel

The Crate and Barrel Aspen Dinnerware set was the best inexpensive set we tested. We found some minor imperfections, but the overall quality of this set far exceeds its low price, and we like its clean lines and simple design. The Aspen collection even allows you to choose mugs or teacups and soup or cereal bowls, which is unusual for most dinnerware in this price range.

Key specs:

  • Material: porcelain
  • Buying options: fully open stock or in open-stock sets of eight (in stores and online)
  • Serving pieces: none

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