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Coast Linen Services is fantastic! Customer service is friendly and helpful and the... delivery staff is great! Highly recommend. - Stage House Tavern Scotch Plainsread more
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Coast Linen Services is an awesome company and it makes sense because of there 5 star... customer service. I’ve been managing Esquína Latina for 3 years now and I’ve never had an issue. The driver Gabrielle as well is phenomenal, he will go above and beyond to ensure your order is correct. If your missing anything he will make sure you get it the next day. The restaurant has used them since they’ve been open (8 years) and will continue because loyalty is key and their entire company from top to bottom starting with Bobby who regularly checks in with me, are as loyal as they come .read more
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I've been a loyal customer of this linen company for some time now, and I can't say... enough about their excellent service. Tony, one of their top professionals, has consistently gone above and beyond to meet our needs. We have multiple accounts with them, and I can confidently say that we've never encountered any issues. If you're in search of a reliable linen supplier, look no further. This company truly delivers outstanding more
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I have been doing business with Coast Linen at Spain Inn Restaurant (Piscataway, NJ) and... at Manolo Tapas (NYC) for almost 15 years and their service is incomparable. From their sales representatives (Bobby and Martin), office staff and delivery team. I could not ask for a more attentive, professional and personalized service. They carry an extensive product list and go out of their way to always have everything in stock. It makes our job so much easier knowing that they are always more

Elevating the Dining Experience: The Importance of Tabletop Settings

Elevating the Dining Experience: The Importance of Tabletop Settings

Tabletop settings in a restaurant refer to everything on top of the table. It is an important aspect of the dining experience, providing guests with the necessary tools to enjoy their meal and creating a decor for the space. 

In this article, we will discuss the crucial considerations to make about tabletop settings and how they can be used to enhance the dining experience.

Covering the Table

The first decision to make about your tabletop is how it will be covered. Whether it’s a bare tabletop, Formica tabletop, bottom cloth covered with paper, or a linen-only tablecloth, it sends a message about the elegance or casualness of the dining experience.

Style of Service

Consider what style of service you will have on your table. The number of utensils and glassware used can send messages to guests about the type of experience they are bound to have. It is important to ensure that diners have all the necessary tools to fully enjoy their meal.

Plate ware and Glassware

Plate ware and glassware can provide beauty at the table. Simple, plain plates can serve as an appropriate background for the food, while fine, intricate china can provide excitement and interest. Glassware can also be a key component of the tabletop, with different glasses for different beverages adding to the dining experience.

Candles and Décor

A candle on the table at dinnertime can add a cozy touch, but a fire department permit is usually required. Consider a small vase with a flower as an alternative for decoration.

Comfort and Space

 The most important thing about the tabletop and your choices is that there should not be too much on the table. It should be comfortable for the guests and provide an appropriate place for all of the food dishes to be placed.

Tablecloths and Restaurant Décor

Tabletop settings in a restaurant refer to everything on top of the table, including tablecloths, plate ware, and glassware. The choice of tablecloth is an important factor in creating the dining experience for the guests, as it sends a message about the elegance or casualness of the meal. 

For a casual restaurant, bare or Formica tabletops may be used, while a more formal restaurant may have linen tablecloths. The style of service and the type of plate ware and glassware also create the overall dining experience.

Setting the Mood with Table Top

The tabletop is more than just a surface for guests to eat on; it also serves as the canvas for the art that is the food. 

The decisions about tabletop, including how it is covered, what style of service is offered, and what plate ware and glassware is used, all send messages to guests about the type of dining experience they are about to have. 

The choice of plate ware and glassware can also add beauty to the table, and the addition of a candle can add an extra touch of elegance, but always check for any necessary fire department permits.

Creating a Comfortable Dining Experience

The tabletop should be a comfortable place for all the food dishes to be placed while still providing the appropriate space for guests to enjoy their meals. There should not be too much on the table, as it can become uncomfortable and awkward. 

The key is to balance having enough to create a memorable dining experience but not so much that it becomes overwhelming or distracting. 

The tabletop should provide all the tools guests need to enjoy their meal, and the surrounding décor should enhance the overall dining experience.


In conclusion, tabletop settings in a restaurant play a critical role in elevating the dining experience. 

From the table covering, style of service, plate ware and glassware to the candles and decor, each decision sends a message about the type of dining experience guests are about to have. 

The key is to balance the necessary elements for a memorable dining experience with comfort and space, so guests can fully enjoy their meal. 

Whether it’s a formal or casual setting, the tabletop is the canvas for the art that is the food and should provide all the tools necessary to fully appreciate the dining experience.


Mike Buccieri

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