Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and we’re already fantasizing about roast turkey, savory stuffing, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, hot rolls and so much more. But our fantasies aren’t just about the food—they’re about the dining room, too. We love imagining our celebration in a space with high ceilings, walls of windows, impeccable finishes and plenty of space for family and friends. Here are 10 dream dining rooms that are ideal for feasting this holiday season—or any time of the year.
Classic Townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side
Just steps from 5th Avenue and the Met, this 25-foot-wide townhouse was built in 1895 and renovated by architect Steven Wang and interior designer Steven Gambrel. The dining room is particularly grand and perfect for entertaining: It features a high ceiling, fireplace, and room for a table that seats at least 12.
Room for a Crowd in Tribeca Condo
The great room in this 5,900-square-foot corner condo in Tribeca features a living room, fireplace and dining area for 10. Its exposed brick and beam ceilings add warmth and character to the space, which also features large windows and views of SoHo and the Freedom Tower.
Lofty Living in Gramercy Park
This 4,100-square foot full-floor loft rental, located between Park Avenue and Lexington, was made for entertaining. The 57-by-28-foot living room flows into the open kitchen and dining area, which could fit all your family and friends (and then some). There are also city views from three different angles.
Airy Townhouse in Park Slope
The formal dining room in this four-story, seven-bedroom townhouse in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood features inlaid floors, paneled walls, coffered ceilings and a gas fireplace. The pendant chandeliers add a modern splash to the historic space, but also hint at its original stained-glass windows.
Garden View in Williamsburg
The 4,800-square foot townhouse comes with the dining room of our dreams: The herringbone-patterned pine floor was made from reclaimed wood from the Domino Sugar Factory (the Whitney is the only other place with these floors), and sliding glass doors draw light in and open out to a landscaped garden and deck. Read more about the custom wood installations in this Brooklyn townhouse here.
Open Concept in Brooklyn Heights
The open dining room in this six-floor, 22-foot wide townhouse rental in Brooklyn Heights is bright and airy. High ceilings, white walls, and clear glass railings are offset with concrete floors and colorful pieces of modern art.
Sunset Views in the Hamptons
Set on two acres, this 12,000 square-foot house in Sagaponack, N.Y., features an open-concept kitchen, living and dining area. The dining room flows into a formal sitting area, with an imported stone fireplace, and sliding walls of glass look out onto the neighboring 44-acre nature preserve. As an added bonus, the space faces west, providing sunset views.
Historic Home in Sag Harbor
This completely renovated 5,500-square-foot historic home in Sag Harbor, N.Y., features a formal dining room that combines classic craftsmanship with modern finishes. The picture-perfect space can seat at least 12, and is surrounded by windows on two sides, which overlook a manicured garden.
Poolside in Delray Beach
The formal dining room in this 5,302-square-foot contemporary house is light and spacious. The high ceilings and retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors, which lead to a saltwater pool, make the dining room feel al fresco.
Water, Sunset Views in South Florida
In this 5,480-square-foot waterfront home in Ocean Ridge, Fla., the dining room solid wood floors and a custom eight-foot-high wine rack that holds 288 bottles of wine. It also offers water and sunset views, and is the perfect place to enjoy gathering with family and friends.