French Soup Bowls

  • Sugg. Price $29.95 Our Price $23.96
    This elegant porcelain bowl reflects a design that has graced tables for centuries. Because it's crafted from porcelain, it holds heat exceptionally well, keeping soup at the proper temperature. The bowl is made by Apilco, France's premier producer of restaurant-quality porcelain products. Made of high-fired porcelain. Oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. Made in France.
  • Sugg. Price $49.95 Sale $24.99
    Reminiscent of the rustic tableware you'd find in a French farmhouse kitchen, our double-handled bowls are crafted of hearty stoneware and hand dipped in glaze. Sized for generous portions, the heat-retaining bowls help keep soup, chowder and chili deliciously warm until the last spoonful. Made of durable stoneware. Hand-dipped glaze is accented with rustic rim. Stoneware absorbs heat to help food stay hot at the table. Microwavable and dishwasher safe. Set of four.
  • Sugg. Price $18 $72 Our Price $14.40 $57.60
    Timeless in design, these soup bowls are by Apilco. The French company has supplied culinary professionals with restaurant-quality porcelain wares since 1906. The durable porcelain is wonderfully versatile and suitable for everyday dining as well as entertaining. Made of high-fired porcelain. Microwavable; oven and dishwasher safe. Set of four. Made in France.
  • Sugg. Price $119.95 Our Price $95.96
    A homemade bouillon of chicken, beef or game makes a sensible and delicious start to a meal, as the French well know. These classic footed bouillon bowls have small handles so the bowls can be tipped for sipping. They're made by Apilco, France's leading producer of restaurant-quality porcelain products. Oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. Set of four. Made in France.
  • Sugg. Price $26.95 $107.95 Our Price $21.56 $86.36
    This versatile white porcelain dinnerware is grandly sized to accommodate hearty portions. The sturdy, substantial dishes were originally designed for use in fine restaurants, where chefs have praised their ability to showcase the colors and textures of various foods. Made by Apilco, suppliers of top-quality porcelain to culinary professionals since 1906. Made of high-fired porcelain. Microwavable; freezer, oven and dishwasher safe.  Set of four. Made in France.
  • Sugg. Price $42.95 Our Price $34.36
    This elegant porcelain bowl with lid reflects a design that has graced tables for centuries. Because it's crafted from porcelain, it holds heat exceptionally well – keeping soups and stews at the proper temperature. The bowl is made by Apilco, France's premier producer of restaurant-quality porcelain products. Made of high-fired porcelain. Oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. Made in France.
  • $125
    Inspired by magnificent Persian motifs, Deshoulières' ornate Dhara rim soup plate reinterprets delicate filigrees found in a 17th-century poetry manuscript. Our new warm color palette features twelve shades from saffron to vermilion, with gilded accents adding a hint of shimmer. Artisans handcraft the collection from premium Limoges porcelain at the workshops of Deshoulières, makers of fine dinnerware since 1826. Made of high-fired Limoges porcelain. Detailed with gold. Layers beautifully with all of our French white porcelain dinnerware. Dishwasher safe. All pieces sold individually. Made in France.
  • $100
    Inspired by Florentine architecture, colonnades of dove-gray glaze and hand-decorated fillets of gold ring this soup bowl with exquisite detail. Pristine white Limoges porcelain complements the refined motif and gives the collection enduring, heirloom quality. Master artisans handcraft the collection at the workshops of Deshoulières, makers of fine dinnerware since 1826. Made of high-fired Limoges porcelain. Detailed with gold rims. Layers beautifully with our Deshoulières Orsay and all of our French white porcelain dinnerware. Dishwasher safe. Made in France. All pieces sold individually.
  • $135
    The Musée d’Orsay in Paris lent its Beaux Arts elegance to this porcelain soup bowl, meticulously hand decorated with gold floral scrolls, swags and filigrees inspired by its historic architecture. A glazed blue rim borders the pristine white Limoges porcelain and accentuates the lustrous gilding. Master artisans handcraft the collection at the workshops of Deshoulières, makers of fine dinnerware since 1826. Made of high-fired Limoges porcelain. Detailed with hand-painted gold. Layers beautifully with all of our French white porcelain dinnerware. Dishwasher safe. Made in France. All pieces sold individually.

Serve Homemade Soups in French Soup Bowls

Bowls are a staple in every kitchen and have so many uses. Whether it's for brunch, dinner, or dessert, there's a good chance you'll need a bowl to go with it. Choosing a new set of bowls can inject new life into your dining collection. If you're looking to add to your everyday dish set, or want to dress it up with something new, browse William Sonoma's collection of French soup bowls. Perfect for mealtime and snack time, these bowls have a variety of uses.

What Are French Soup Bowls?

As its name suggests, soup bowls are made for serving and enjoying soup. But not all bowls are the same. French soup bowls were traditionally used for French onion soup. Today these soup bowls are often used for chowder, potato, or tortilla soups in the winter and gazpacho or watermelon soups in the summer. Read on for what sets these bowls apart.

  • The deep basin accommodates thick broths and cheesy or crusty toppings.
  • Side handles that protect your hands from getting burned allow for optimum tilting. For some soups, like a bouillon soup, it's appropriate to drink directly from the bowl.
  • The stoneware or porcelain construction holds heat exceptionally well, keeping soup at the proper temperature.
  • They are oven-, microwave- and dishwasher-safe for easy reheating and cleaning.

Multi-Task With Soup Plates

Make the most of your soup bowls and choose ones you can use for other foods. Soup plates can double as both bowls and plates. Its companion is a soup spoon, characterized by its round bowl at the end of the handle.

  • These wide-rimmed bowls are shallower than other bowls and often used to serve soup during formal dinner service.
  • For more casual meals, you can use them to serve pasta or salad.
  • The shallower basin shows off the colors and textures of various foods.

Traditional etiquette says to dip the spoon sideways into the soup at the near edge of the bowl, then skim from the front of the bowl to the back.

Set the Rest of the Table

Once you have chosen your bowl set, check out our collection of table linens for placemats, napkins and tablecloths for every occasion. Add some matching plates and flatware to round out your dinner set. Shop Williams Sonoma today and check out all the styles, colors and patterns on offer to suit your style.