The word bistro actually mean "small restaurant".
Bistro tables, bistro sets, and bar stools are common and useful in many homes. A bistro table is a small table usually 24-46" in height. Bistro tables are most often classified as counter height, bar height or table height. A bistro table is a perfect addition to a kitchen, den, family room or patio. Whether your kitchen is too small for a full size dinette or you simply choose for a more open kitchen a bistro table is perfect for breakfast or lunch. They are available in a variety of styles and materials and can match any decor and room design.
For outdoor, porch or patio use, bistro tables are perfect for enjoying the outdoors and are a lovely addition. A bistro table is also very useful when placed in a hallway or near the entranceway to home or room. Bistro tables, like the Montello Bistro Set and those shown below often have matching chairs or bistro stools but they are not a necessity especially if used in hallway. Bistro tables are lovely accent pieces that can stand alone and enhance your home decor.