Although simple and small, commercial flatware will make an important impression in your restaurant or dining room. Be sure your forks, knives and spoons match the design of your décor. However, your decision should not be based on style alone. Sometimes it is best to choose a classic silverware pattern, so that you can find a similar design in case the product is discontinued. Determine how many tabletop utensils you will need based on the number of tables in your dining room and your typical guest traffic. Generally, you should purchase at least two and a half times the amount you will need at full capacity. The table setting you plan to use should guide your decision. For instance, a fine dining seafood restaurant will require dinner forks, salad forks and even cocktail forks, whereas a casual dining restaurant usually presents only two forks to its guests.