Despite some protests from some members of our family (who no longer live at home), we opted to buy a counter-height kitchen table. It is actually nicer than you'd think. You don't have to bend over to set the table! Another advantage is the chairs are the same height as the bar stools, and if we wanted to do so we could pull an extra chair up to the bar. We also think they look very lovely!
But don't worry, when we have guests that are to old or infirm (you know who you are) to use the high chairs, we'll eat in the dining room!