The Best Silverware Sets for Every Style & Aesthetic

Setting the table is one of our favorite ways to get creative. We’re counting down the days until we can design a warm, organic Thanksgiving table (Camille’s approach is all the inspiration we could ever need). And even when it’s just ourselves and a partner or we’re sitting down to a Tuesday night dinner with the kids, every meal is an opportunity to unleash your aesthetic prowess. With dinnerware, laidback linens, and statement-making florals, elevating your everyday table doesn’t have to be complex. And when it comes to the best silverware sets, each serves as the perfect finishing touch.

My family has passed down heirloom silver sets through the past four generations. (And yes, I spent a pretty penny shipping my own 20-piece set across the country.) While some may think it silly, the best silverware sets transform the experience of a meal. Everything from the visual appeal to the weight of your work influences our senses. Personally, I don’t want a plastic set ruining an otherwise spectacular dinner.

The Best Silverware Sets for Every Style and Aesthetic

But I also get it: in this wide, overwhelming world of stuff, finding the best silverware sets can lead to a days-long search. Thankfully, I got to do the (fun) work of shopping the most trusted home brands out there. And though I was expecting to be happy with my findings, the flatware that passed inspection is truly the best of the best.

Whether you’re in need of a larger set before the holidays or are simply looking to swap out the silverware you reach for on a daily basis, you’ve come to the right place. Shop the best silverware sets below—and get ready for a major tabletop upgrade.

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Best Overall: Sabre Ivory Flatware

Ever since Camille introduced Sabre to the Casa Zuma assortment, I knew the flatware sets would become an instant favorite. Aesthetically, the style is sleek but rustic—a true nod to the brand’s organic, wabi-sabi feel. Each 4-piece set can seamlessly transition between everyday dining and special occasion meals. The feel, weight, and overall design are all so good, that we had to include another Sabre favorite in our roundup. (Keep scrolling!)

Best Modern: CB2 20-Piece Pin Tumbled Flatware Set

Available in matte black, brushed silver, or shiny gold, this modern and sleek flatware uplifts every meal. The pieces are a lighter weight, and while they are dishwasher safe, we recommend hand-washing to retain the original hue.

Best for Everyday Dining: Schoolhouse Everyday Stainless Steel Flatware Set

Out of all the silverware sets featured in this roundup, this is the favorite in terms of weight. Even the dessert spoons and salad forks feel substantial in the hand and can hold up to heavier dishes and meals. The tumbled finish lends a smooth feel, and each set comes in a gorgeous storage box—perfect for gifting.

Best Color: Mepra Italian Flatware, Fantasia Color Flatware Set

How fun? This cheeky Italian flatware set comes in countless color options. (19 to be exact.) If you’re a design maximalist or simply want your everyday tableware to spark joy, this is your buy. And while we love the mix-and-match approach of the set pictured below, the pieces are also available in solid, single colors.

Best Budget: Threshold™ 20pc Izon Flatware Set Silver

Sometimes, you don’t want to spend several hundred dollars on a silverware set. (And sometimes, you definitely do—we have options for that.) If you need something that won’t cause any worry, this Threshold silverware set delivers. Each individual piece clocks in at just $2.50. But with the clean shape and mirror finish, the sets are designed to impress.

Best Bistro Style: Sabre Teak Flatware

When you’re after the best silverware sets, it only makes sense to highlight the craft and quality Sabre is known for. The design is easygoing but elevated and a fit for every dining occasion. I love how Camille styled her set for Thanksgiving. The pieces play so well off the texture and warmth she layered into the table. Take a cue from overseas and add this French-made set to your kitchenware collection.

Best Unique: Fazeek Wave Cutlery 4 Piece Set

I’m obsessed with everything Fazeek puts out, and this silverware set is no exception. Aligning with the brand’s signature, wavy style, this cutlery set is an instant conversation piece. It makes every meal all the more fun.

Best Retro: Mackenzie-Childs Supper Club Courtly Check 3-Piece Place Setting

Checkered prints aren’t going anywhere, and we love the trend’s interpretation in this retro-leaning set. With a satisfying grip and sturdy design, this three-piece place setting is versatile but distinct. Go all-in with printed placemats and linens or let this set make a statement all on its own. Prepare to get plenty of use from these beauties.

Best Gold Finish: Opalhouse™ x Jungalow™ 5pc Stainless Steel Silverware Set

Looking for a silverware set that doubles as art? Look no further. The stainless steel set is unfussy while still getting major points for visual appeal. Sleek and dishwasher safe—what more could you want?

Best Vintage-Inspired: Pottery Barn Vintage Tumbled Italian Flatware

While I’m all for using the nice things (be it china, glassware, or silverware) regularly to make every moment special, there are those things I get excited to use for reserved occasions. This Italian set, included. Set a classic, streamlined table with white dinnerware, crisp linens, and candles galore. Ina Garten would approve.

Found: 6 Gorgeous Dinnerware Sets to Elevate Every Meal

The dining table sits at the heart of every home. Family-favorite dishes blend seamlessly with the evening’s conversation, and the tablescape—however you choose to set it—is the foundation upon which all of these flavors, stories, and connections unfold. Of course, the best dinnerware sets are a crucial piece of the puzzle. They mix function with craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal, helping your well-loved recipes shine.

With so much riding on this element of the table, it’s important to select a dinnerware set you’ll be excited to use for years to come. Whether you’re a hosting maven or save your gatherings for special occasions, you’ll find a set fit for your lifestyle and entertaining approach. From classic and clean to contemporary charm, there are options for everyone. Ahead, discover the best dinnerware sets for every style and occasion.

Featured image by Michelle Nash.

Image by Michelle Nash

Every product is curated with care by our editors and we’ll always give an honest opinion, whether gifted or purchased ourselves. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a small commission at no cost to you.

Why We Love It: You have all you need with this style-inclined, five-piece set. With the brand’s signature Breakfast Bowl, Everyday Bowl, Cake Plate, Side Plate, and Dinner Plate, no element is missing. While decidedly chic, the set is far from fussy. Instead, the look blends rustic elegance with a well-worn appeal. Handmade in Asheville, North Carolina, you can expect unique character and a one-of-a-kind look in each piece.

  • Set Includes: Breakfast Bowl, Everyday Bowl, Cake Plate, Side Plate, and Dinner Plate
  • Care: Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Color options: Black Mountain, Blue Ridge, Eggshell, Panna Cotta, Morel, Amaro

Why We Love It: Some dinnerware sets are finicky and overly formal. Instead, this set, with its kiln-fired build and earthy palette, bridges the gap between special occasion and everyday use. With its wabi-sabi design and perfectly imperfect charm, it’s our go-to for weeknight dinners as well as gatherings (where the set is sure to garner plenty of compliments). Handmade in Mexico with one-of-a-kind charm, this set, as reiterated by the name, will quickly become a household essential.

  • Set Includes: Dinner Plate, Salad Plate, and Pasta Bowl
  • Care: Dishwasher safe
  • Color options: Matte speckled white glaze

Why We Love It: When you’re looking for an outdoor dinnerware set, the first thought is durability. Of course, you want something to stand up to the elements as well as the transfer from the kitchen to the outdoor dining table. But oftentimes, when it comes to dinnerware sets that stand up to the test, they fall short on style. Thankfully, West Elm delivers a true unicorn dinnerware collection with this affordable, high-style set. This modern take on melamine features rimmed plates to keep any potential spill contained. What’s more, with a variety of colors to choose from, you’re welcome to coordinate a bright, summery mix of hues that’ll infuse any picnic with joy. Bonus: Right now, the set’s on sale.

  • Set Includes: Set of 16 includes four of each: Dinner Plate, Salad Plate, Pasta Bowl, and Cereal Bowl
  • Care: Dishwasher safe
  • Color options: Stone White, Silver Pine, Pink Grapefruit, Turquoise

Why We Love It: Enamelware evokes a certain vintage charm that’s easy to weave into any aesthetic. The colored rims and white surface are crisp and clean, letting you set a streamlined table or serving as the foundation for a more maximalist interpretation. If you’d like to take the latter route, I love the Americana feel of pairing this set with a checkered tablecloth and a scattering of bud vases filled with ranunculus. And while other enamelware sets can scratch easily, these plates, bowls, and mugs are virtually scratch-proof, letting them stay in pristine condition for years to come.

  • Set Includes: Set of 16 includes four of each: Dinner Plates, Salad Plates, Cereal Bowls, and Mugs
  • Care: Dishwasher and oven safe
  • Color options: Blue, Black, Gray, Red

Why We Love It: For those who dream of a dinnerware set that does it all, we’ve found your answer. This three-piece set is a conversation starter in and of itself. (And paired with party-ready recipes, it’s perfection.) If romanticizing your routines is top of mind, simply enjoy your morning avocado toast or a lunchtime grain bowl in one of these pieces. With their handmade beauty and one-of-a-kind appeal, each element is sure to spark joy, no matter what’s on the menu.

  • Set Includes: Dinner Plate, Salad Plate, and Pasta Bowl
  • Care: Dishwasher safe
  • Color options: Glazed in variegated tones of grey with amber accents

Why We Love It: When you’re entertaining larger groups, it’s important to have backup dinnerware available at your fingertips. This affordable, 12-piece set gives you plenty of bang for your buck. And where other cheaper options lack quality material and build, these pieces boast a smooth texture and modern, rimmed shape that feel far more expensive than their accessible price point. A word to the wise: stock up—these plates are every hostess’ secret weapon.

  • Set Includes: Includes four of each: dinner plates, salad plates, and bowls
  • Care: Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Color options: White