Elegant Serveware That Will Last for Years to Come

Beautiful serveware elevates any meal—whether it's a simple weeknight supper with the family or an elevated dinner party. Don't let your fear of breakage stop you from dining off of elegant dinnerware. These five serveware pieces prove that both durability and style have a place at the table.

White oven-safe oval platter with a wooden holder photo

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A Ceramic Platter That Goes from Oven to Table

Reduce both prep and cleanup time with this gorgeous oven-safe platter. With the ability to withstand heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, it's perfect for baking and warming appetizers or sides before carrying them straight to the table to serve. The included wooden stand protects your surfaces from heat, and the sleek visual contrast between the white stoneware and the wood adds a simple, modern statement to your dining space. When you're done entertaining, simply place the platter into the dishwasher for fuss-free cleaning. This sleek platter is also microwave safe, so you can warm food in a snap. ($30; crateandbarrel.com)

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Red ceramic serve bowl with handles photo

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A Versatile Serving Bowl That Resists Scratches

Serveware that can hold a variety of different foods and looks good with any table setting is a hosting staple. It should also be durable and hold up well with daily use. This porcelain-coated ceramic serve bowl does just that and more. It's microwave, oven, and broiler safe and is designed to withstand rapid changes in temperature without damage. The cherry color adds a classic pop of color to your dinner table. ($25; surlatable.com)

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Round wooden cheese board with silver knife and spreader photo

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A Cheese Board for Any Occasion

A cheese board is the perfect canvas for serving a variety of snacks. You can even make each one a little different by using a special assortment of cheeses, fruits, jams, or jellies that match the season or your event. Best of all, a cheese plate is the ideal appetizers for parties and date nights alike. This round board made from acacia wood is simple enough to let your food assortment shine but makes an eye-catching statement with its stainless steel knife and spreader combo that tucks neatly into the sides of the board. ($100; macys.com)

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Stainless steel serving spoon photo

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A Stainless Steel Serving Spoon That Offers Subtle Elegance

The small but mighty serveware essentials that shouldn't be overlooked are serving utensils. This stainless steel spoon has a deep bowl ideal for scooping and serving everything from sauces to soups to pasta dishes. Its rounded handle fits comfortably in hand and allows for total control. ($42; williams-sonoma.com)

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Small hand-painted bowls for serving snacks or condiments photo

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Tidbit Bowls for Holding Snacks or Condiments

Small bowls to serve snacks or condiments can make a statement of their own. These hand-painted bowls, for example, add color and elevated design to a table setting and can hold everything from olives or dried fruit to sauces for drizzling over a plated meal. Made of stoneware, these bowls are both microwave and dishwasher safe. Bonus: Their hand-painted craftsmanship means no two are exactly the same. ($24 for set of four, usually $32; potterybarn.com)

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