by Amanda Elliott, Writer
When it comes to downtown Miami restaurants, there’s no shortage of beautiful views and eclectic fare. When you throw chic private event spaces into the mix, party hosts have the opportunity to host incredible events at some of Miami’s top dining destinations. We have identified these 10 downtown Miami restaurants as some of the best for your next private party or event.
Located in the heart of Brickell, Marion is the perfect downtown Miami restaurant for any size private event. For a more intimate celebration, choose the private wine room, which is elegantly stacked with bottles of red and white. Marion can also host larger-scale events, with additional private event spaces and a full buyout option, which can accommodate over 300 people. A dedicated special events team is available to customize your party experience.
Chef’s Table Private Wine Room Capacity: up to 22 people
Outdoor Terrace Capacity: up to 65 people
Main Dining Room Capacity: up to 160 people
Three stories, indoor-outdoor event space, and Southeast Asian cuisine are just a few elements that make Komodo a standout choice for a private event in Miami. One of our favorite private dining options is the floating outdoor “bird’s nest”, which creates a playful treehouse vibe for your private party. If you choose a full buyout, the entire restaurant can comfortably accommodate 450 people for a cocktail-style event.
The Nest Capacity: 40 (seated) – 60 (standing)
Full Buyout Capacity: 300 (seated) – 450 (standing)
Boasting six incredible private event spaces, American Social Brickell is an all-American hot spot in downtown Miami that all of your party guests will love. Unique craft beers, indoor-outdoor event space, and creative American fare make this a perfect pick for any casual private event. Choose American Social Brickell for your next corporate meeting, fundraiser, private dinner, and more.
Kennedy Lounge Capacity: 30 (seated) – 50 (standing)
Waterfront Social Space Capacity: 100 (seated) – 200 (standing)
Full Buyout Capacity: 250 (seated) – 400 (standing)
Inspired by the South African heritage of golf icon, Ernie Els, Big Easy Winebar & Grill features delicious small plates, fine wines, and a comfortable atmosphere for any private event. Hosting a private dinner, anniversary party, milestone birthday, or any other intimate event in the private dining room will allow guests to mingle and enjoy each other’s company. A full buyout is also always an option for larger private events.
Private Dining Room Capacity: 40 (seated) – 60 (standing)
Full Buyout Capacity: 120 (seated) – 200 (standing)
Cipriani Downtown Miami
A picturesque waterfront location sets Cipriani Downtown Miami apart from the rest. Designed by Michele Bonan, a Florentine architect, Cipriani Downtown Miami is as beautiful as the food is delicious. The restaurant boasts two levels and over 8,000 square feet of dining space, which makes a full buyout ideal for a large-scale private event, including weddings, private dinner parties, corporate events, and more.
Full Buyout Capacity: up to 400
Another waterfront favorite in downtown Miami is Zuma. A recently-remodeled private dining room is perfect for an elegant dinner party, lively baby shower, corporate cocktail party, or any other intimate event. The private terrace has beautiful views of the Miami River, which your guests can enjoy while sipping cocktails and enjoying the delicious cuisine.
Private Dining Room Capacity: up to 34
Waterfront Terrace Capacity: 65 (seated) – 120 (standing)
Seaspice works with its clients to customize each wedding, corporate event, fundraiser, or celebration. The globally-inspired venue is one of the most unique in downtown Miami, and party hosts can choose from many different — both indoor and outdoor — private event spaces. We love the intimate vibe of each event space, offering a truly unique experience for elegant private events.
Courtyard Capacity: up to 72
Main Dining Capacity: up to 100
Full Buyout: up to 500+
Bazaar Mar by Jose Andres at SLS Brickell
Mar is Spanish for “sea”, so it’s no surprise that Bazaar Mar by Jose Andres at SLS Brickell has some of the best seafood of any restaurant in downtown Miami. With Michelin-star chef, Jose Andres, in the kitchen, you know every party dish will be absolutely delicious. Hand-crafted cocktails and both indoor and outdoor lounge spaces make for eclectic and exciting private event experiences.
Capacity: 268 (seated) – 250 (standing)
Katsuya is renowned for its incredible Japanese cuisine, and the Brickell location of the famed restaurant is no different. A full-service event production team will help you perfect every detail of your private party, whether you’re planning an intimate dinner, a glamorous rehearsal dinner, or a corporate celebration. You can even customize your party meal using their special private event menu.
Capacity: up to 400
Edge Steak & Bar
Located inside the gorgeous Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Edge Steak & Bar is classic yet chic. Work with the on-site culinary team to customize the perfect menu for your private event, whether you’re hosting a corporate meeting or cocktail party. With views of Biscayne Bay and Brickell, your guests will experience a private event they’ll never forget.
Private Dining Room Capacity: 12 (seated) – 30 (standing)
EDGE Terrace Capacity: up to 50
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