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Restaurants; Square Tables vs. Round Tables

I was just wondering, is there a psychological difference between square tables and round tables in restaurants? Also, which one do you prefer?

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  1. Come to think of it, I really don't have a preference. Good question!

    1. Don't care.

      Except if there is a large group when I would always prefer a round table as I can hear folk better - if they're off down the end of a rectangular one, then I can't (yes, I know you asked about square and I've answered about rectanguler - sorry)

      1. for small parties, 4 people or less, I prefer square. While they probably have the same amount of room my anal brain likes the appearance of even spacing. For bigger parties I prefer round as I think it helps with conversation.

        1. I think restaurants prefer square so they can move them together if they have a large party.

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          1. re: Philly Ray

            Bingo! You won't see round table at a place that needs rearranging and flexibility with seating.

          2. I'll take a circle over a square or rectangle any time, for any purpose. It's just philosophically and psychologically more meaningful, spiritually more powerful.