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Review of La-Z-Boy's Midtown Chair: Swivel & Gliding Chair

September 12, 2022

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Stationary chairs at La-Z-Boy have always been a popular ask, says Ghada Shaheen, a design consultant at La-Z-Boy Cyrville.

However, every now and then, there are people who ask for something more. Something less stationary. While La-Z-Boy is known for selling the invention of the recliner over 90 years ago, we also have many other tricks up our sleeve.

Take swivel chairs, for example. Although not a La-Z-Boy staple, swivel chairs are still a frequent grab amongst customers.

One of our chairs, the Midtown, doubles as both a swivel chair and a swivel gliding chair, but what does that mean exactly?

This article will cover everything you need to know about the Midtown Chair, from its unique features to options & upgrades and if this chair is right for you.

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In This Article…

  1. Unique Features
  2. Sizes & Dimensions
  3. Options & Upgrades
  4. Cost
  5. Warranty
  6. Customer Reviews
  7. Is the Midtown Chair Right For You?


Unique Features


Midtown Chair

As always, let’s begin with some unique features that make this furniture item stand out from the rest.

With clean lines, a tight back, and subtly curved track arms, Midtown puts a spin on city-chic style. Further, its streamlined stance is perfect for smaller spaces. Midtown also features a tight back, slightly curved track arms and a sophisticated welt trim that will turn your head. 

With the Midtown Swivel Chair, you can rotate easily as a 360-degree swivel base keeps you at the center of the action.  With the Midtown Swivel Gliding Chair, you can still rotate at a full 360 degrees but also have the ability to glide in a smooth and graceful motion.

The Midtown Chairs also feature Premier Construction and ComfortCore® Cushions, only adding to its quality and comfort.


Sizes & Dimensions

When considering the size of the Midtown Chair, you want to ensure that it will comfortably fit in your space. Always remember to measure your room before purchasing any new furniture item.

Ghada says that the Midtown is a good example of a smaller furniture item that can be comfortably placed in smaller spaces.

Given that the Midtown Chair is so small, however, it comfortably fits anyone that has a petite scale of around 5’3” and under. However, Ghada does mention that she has seen satisfied customers taller than 5’3” purchase a Midtown Chair. 

To learn more, check out our article on How to Find a Recliner that is the Best Fit For You?

Ultimately, we recommend that you visit a La-Z-Boy showroom and take the Midtown for a sit test with the help of a La-Z-Boy design consultant. 


Midtown Chair Dimensions (Inches)

Midtown Weight: 104 lbs.

Body Depth: 36”

Body Height: 40”

Body Width: 32” 

Seat Depth: 21”

Seat Height: 20.5”

Seat Width: 21.5” 


Options & Upgrades

All upholstery furniture at La-Z-Boy is customizable. Give the Midtown Chair your own personal touch by choosing from a range of options and upgrades.

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It is important to remember that by selecting any options and upgrades in this section, the cost of the Midtown product is subject to increase.

Fabric & Leather Options

La-Z-Boy has over 800 fabrics and leathers to choose from, making the experience of personalizing your furniture seemingly endless.

Ghada informs us that there are no specific select fabric or leather covers available for the Midtown chair. Instead, Customers can choose from a range of fabrics and leather that will vary in price.

Leather options will always increase the overall cost of furniture. Ultimately, the choice of choosing fabric or leather is up to you if you’re willing to spend extra cash on leather products.

In addition to the cover options mentioned above, the Midtown is offered in specialty fabrics that offer unique features and benefits …

Stain Resistant Fabric

Innovative iClean Technology surrounds each fabric fibre, creating a barrier that repels spills before turning into stains.

Pet-Friendly Fabric

Tested and formulated to withstand the scratches and wear that a pet can cause to ensure a durable and easily washable fabric.

Antimicrobial Fabric

Antimicrobial properties surround each fibre to protect against mould, mildew, and odour-causing bacteria.


Superior stain and fade resistance properties make fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.


Conserve Sustainable Fabrics are soft, durable and made from recycled water bottles.

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Cushion Upgrade

At an additional cost, Midtown’s cushions can also be upgraded to include firmer cushioning, meaning over time, your furniture will remember your unique figure and enhance the comfort of your furniture.

For more information, view our Motion Furniture Collection catalogue and our in-depth Review of La-Z-Boy’s Chair and Sofa Seat Cushions.

*Please note that reclining furniture purchased before January 2021 had the option to upgrade to airform™ cushions.  This cushion includes a two-inch layer of premium quality memory foam added on top of the standard foam base within the seat, chaise, and leg rest of the unit.

Welt Trim

Customers can also choose a contrasting welt trim to accentuate the chair's design. Pattern welt trim options are also available to make an aesthetically pleasing accent chair.

Wood Base Finish Options

Most furniture products have the option to customize wood leg finishes for stationary furniture. Just like that option, Midtown’s wood base finish can also be customized. Any Midtown furniture item comes in one of two finish options:

  1. Mahogany (Base Price)
  2. Coffee (Additional Cost)



Regarding cost, Midtown’s chairs fall within the mid-price range at La-Z-Boy. Ghada does say that the price of the Midtown is still less expensive than our recliner selection. To learn more, check out the Cost of an Accent Chair at La-Z-Boy.

While the cost of the Midtown is quite standard at La-Z-Boy, it is important to note that La-Z-Boy furniture is considered expensive in the market. This cost is reflected in the quality of materials and craftsmanship of our products. With this, the investment tends to be worthwhile if you are looking for long-lasting furniture.

Currently, both Midtown chairs have a starting price of $1,859. This does not include any additional options and upgrades. 

*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. We aim to update all cost-related articles twice per year. This article was last updated on October 17th, 2022. Please visit and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing. 



The Midtown is covered by La-Z-Boy’s Limited Lifetime Warranty, which covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and the mechanism, given that they are quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort.

While still quality-crafted, other aspects of the product, such as fabrics, leather, and cushion, are not meant to last a lifetime. However, these parts are still covered by the La-Z-Boy Manufacturer’s Warranty for a given time.

To learn more about the warranty at La-Z-Boy, take a look at the article Are La-Z-Boy Recliners Guaranteed for Life?

To further protect your purchase, La-Z-Boy offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost.


Customer Reviews

Midtown’s recliners are enjoyed by many La-Z-Boy customers. This table shows how our customers have rated each piece of furniture out of five. 

Midtown Swivel Chair


Midtown Swivel Gliding Chair


Star ratings can only tell you so much. Here are some reviews from customers …

Customer Review 1Customer review 2customer review 3


Is the Midtown Chair Right For You?

Now that you know everything about the Midtown Chair, all that remains is determining if this swivel chair is the right furniture for you. To figure this out, we must take a look at budget, functionality, and style.

First of all, the starting price for the Midtown is considered mid-price at La-Z-Boy, according to Ghada. She also mentions that it is more expensive than stationary furniture but less expensive than recliners. 

This makes it a perfect in-between option for someone looking for something with motion but not all the bells and whistles.

In terms of functionality, the Midtown is perfect for smaller individuals that are short. Because of this, taller individuals may not feel as comfortable when sitting down on this furniture item.

If you are a taller person looking for furniture, take a look at our Recliners for Tall People article.

Lastly, in terms of style, Ghada says that Midtown is very versatile and can work in many different spaces. “It can work in a home office, in a nursery, as an extra seat for guests in your living room, and much more.”

More importantly, because this chair is versatile in its look, Ghada says it does not fear the spotlight if you choose to turn it into a swivel accent chair.

You can learn more about our Top Swivel Accent Chairs at La-Z-Boy by checking out this article.

What's Next?

Now that you have a more knowledgeable understanding of the Midtown Chair, why not discover this and our other furniture families in person?

You can start shopping by visiting one of our local showrooms located in Ottawa or Kingston. You can also schedule a visit online before coming in.

Our design consultants are always eager to lend a helping hand. Take advantage of our interior design services to see how Midtown could fit in your home design. 

If the Midtown wasn't what you were looking for, take a look at some of our other furniture family reviews:

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