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Definition: Buffet

When it comes to buffets, there's the all-you-can eat variety and the furniture variety. The latter is a type of table often found in a dining room and used to hold food platters during a meal. Buffets typically come with compartments and drawers designed to hold plates, utensils, and other serving ware.

Most often, this furniture piece is placed against the wall to the side of the dining table. For that reason, a buffet is also sometimes called a "sideboard."


drgethefbt drgethefbt 8 years
I took out a length of kitchen counter and exchanged it for a buffet/sideboard. Owner- pass drug test
emalove emalove 9 years
I so want one of these! My mom keeps saying she's going to buy me one for my townhouse, I'm hoping she does for Christmas!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 10 years
This one is really nice!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
I call it a sideboard too. And I really like that one in the pic
sgdish sgdish 10 years
Sideboards can also be used in a kitchen. I took out a length of kitchen counter and exchanged it for a buffet/sideboard. I like it much better!
ljs ljs 10 years
Lovely piece. I have never heard it called a buffet before only ever a sideboard.
MamaD MamaD 10 years
This one is gorgeous and would look so great in my diningroom!!!!
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