In family homes, a kitchen banquette is the ultimate seating choice. A much more comfortable choice than stiff dining chairs, the upholstered seats invite little ones to stay awhile, be it for milk and cereal in the morning, or as they tackle homework while mom cooks dinner. But kids aren't the only ones who love a banquette: I always make a beeline for the booth seats in my friends' homes and in restaurants, too. There's something about them that's a little more casual and inviting than a standard dining table setup. Do you agree? Well, we're here to show you that kitchen banquettes can be not only comfortable and practical, but also incredibly elegant. Scroll below to see some of our favorites.