The smooth feel of polished granite under my fingers is beautiful. The center holds a pit of crushed glass with dancing flames. This is very hot, as in awesome! Our Fire table, on display at the St Paul Home & Patio Show, is really something to be seen. The propane burner gives off a gentle glow, but could still toast your marshmallow, and is just right for the ambiance of having a drink among friends. The bar top height, which could also be switched up to dining table height too, is just right to perch at, or to pull up a coordinating granite bar stool- which after being on them at the show all day, are quite comfy!