A Communal or Community table is a large table in a restaurant or café meant for a collection of individuals or small groups. There is more social science and economics behind the communal table than you might imagine and it is one of the biggest trends in restaurants today.
Natural edged communal tables are typically 7-16 feet long, 2.5-3.5 feet wide and often 42” tall. 42” is a nice height for sitting on a standard 30” stool as well as for standing. The tall table allows one to wander up and socialize with those who are sitting, without feeling like you are imposing. It also increases the capacity beyond the number of chairs. Their narrow nature allows for conversation with those seated across from you in a busy atmosphere.