Outdoor wedding at Blue Door Kitchen & Garden in Gold Coast of Chicago.
photographer: Rowan Oak Studios | florals: Flowers for Dreams | reception venue: Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
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5 Gold Coast Restaurants in Chicago With Gorgeous Rehearsal Dinner Spaces

Outdoor wedding at Blue Door Kitchen & Garden in Gold Coast of Chicago.

Gold Coast restaurants in Chicago are the perfect setting for a meaningful rehearsal dinner. A walk along the Lake Michigan shoreline will lead you to the Gold Coast, a Chicago neighborhood known for its architecture and opulence. With its grand housing, fun nightlife, and high-end shopping, the Gold Coast truly lives up to its flashy name. Its bustling streets are lined with high-rise apartment buildings overlooking Oak Street beach and gourmet restaurants offering the perfect city view. 

This neighborhood is home to lavish event spaces that are perfect for an intimate and memorable rehearsal dinner. We chose five Gold Coast restaurants in Chicago that capture the culture of this unique neighborhood and also offer exceptional service and exquisite cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a balcony view that overlooks the glimmering skyline, a cozy patio garden, or just a lovely private room, you’ll find everything you need to kick off your wedding celebration at some of the best restaurants in Gold Coast Chicago

Intimate Rehearsal Dinner for Up to 25 Guests

1. Regatta Room at Somerset

Regatta Room at Somerset in Gold Coast Chicago.
photo courtesy of Somerset

For a private dining experience that will make you feel like you’re sailing at sea…

Chicago, IL

  • Regatta Room at Somerset, located in the Viceroy Chicago, offers a private dining space that includes a nautical-themed feature wall dedicated to boating
  • Reviewers love the exquisite interior design and mid-century modern furniture, as well as the friendly and welcoming staff 
  • The interior at this Gold Coast restaurant in Chicago reflects a modern take on American Country Club culture
  • Four event spaces are available, including a Cedar Ballroom with a rooftop view and accommodations for up to 150 guests
Somerset

Somerset

Chicago, Illinois

Moderate-Sized Rehearsal Dinner for 25 – 75 Guests

2. Wine Room at Chicago Q

Wine room at Chicago Q in Gold Coast Chicago.
photo courtesy of Chicago Q

For an intimate rehearsal dinner space that offers award-winning BBQ and Southern charm…

Chicago, IL

  • Wine room at Chicago Q offers the perfect richly-detailed private space with dark wood walls and high stacked shelves beautifully displaying an array of wine selections 
  • Reviewers love the Southern charm this restaurant brings to the windy city, as well as its excellent bbq experience 
  • The Chicago Q kitchen has mastered BBQ favorites, serving up award-winning dishes from the Carolinas, Texas, Missouri and Tennessee
  • Chicago Q plays host to four event spaces that offer intimate experiences, with an Upstairs level with seating for up to 55 guests 

 

Chicago q

Chicago q

Chicago, Illinois

3. Upstairs at La Storia Ristorante

Upstairs at La Storia Ristorante in Gold Coast Chicago.
photo courtesy of La Storia Ristorante

For delectable Italian cuisine created from local ingredients…

Chicago, IL

  • Upstairs at La Storia Ristorante offers two event spaces filled with traditional Italian culture and architectural beauty 
  • Reviewers love the flavorful, authentic cuisine served by engaging staff members that create a “great atmosphere” 
  • La Storia Ristorante sources local and sustainable ingredients for the freshest, most ethical fare
  • Five event spaces are available, including an outdoor Patio with seating for up to 20 guests 

 

La Storia Ristorante

La Storia Ristorante

Chicago, Illinois

4. Patio at Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

The Patio at Blue Door Kitchen & Garden in Gold Coast Chicago.
photo courtesy of Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

For an enchanting outdoor space that offers a farm-to-table experience…

Chicago, IL

  • The Patio at Blue Door Kitchen & Garden, located in the heart of Chicago, features a garden ambiance and farm-to-table experience  
  • Reviewers love the “cozy patio garden” and “enchanting” ambience of the outdoor area 
  • This Gold Coast restaurant in Chicago is dedicated to giving guests a stronger connection to the land through local flavors and ingredients 
  • Two event spaces are available, including the Cottage Room which features bright historic detailing 

 

Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

Chicago, Illinois

Dynamic Rehearsal Dinner for More than 75 Guests

5. The Gibsons Room at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

The Gibsons Room at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Gold Coast Chicago.
photo courtesy of Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse

For iconic Chicago cuisine in a warm and classic space…

Chicago, IL

  • The Gibsons Room at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse features beautiful hardwood details, a cozy fireplace, a grand built-in bar, and large windows that gaze upon the Gold Coast 
  • Reviewers see this Gold Coast restaurant in Chicago as a “staple of Chicago” with it’s incredible service, delicious drinks — and of course, their famous steaks 
  • Their knowledgeable and visionary staff work with clients one-on-one to create a unique event experience complete with personable service 
  • Three event spaces are available, including the Rush Room for larger gatherings up to 300 guests

 

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago

Chicago, Illinois