Private dining party at The Veranda at River Roast Social House in Chicago, IL | PartySlate
photo courtesy of & venue: River Roast Social House
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The Best Private Dining Spots [Resource & Guide]

Private dining party at The Veranda at River Roast Social House in Chicago, IL | PartySlate

Planning a celebration takes time, resources, and plenty of research. For the party host looking to simplify the process, private dining is the perfect solution. Restaurants with private rooms offer the convenience of in-house catering and a predetermined vibe or aesthetic. Additionally, private dining rooms frequently come with onsite staff to assist with everything from planning to day-of service.  

So which types of celebrations benefit from a private dining spot? Restaurants with party rooms are a great venue choice for social events such as milestone birthday parties, baby showers, graduations, and rehearsal dinners. They are also a fabulous option for more intimate company holiday parties as well as corporate dinners. We’ve even seen some smaller weddings wow in a private dining setting.

Keep scrolling to discover the best private dining options in the city of your choice. PartySlate narrowed down the best restaurants — often with the help of leading event planners, from coast to coast. From the trendy restaurants of The Big Apple to the classic staples of San Francisco, these private dining spots are the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable celebration. Scroll on to find your city; we’ve done the work for you in the following locales:

*Make sure to stick around and discover the best ideas and inspiration for your specific event type. You’ll also find the best resources for assembling your vendor team.

Step Inside One of Our Favorite Private Dining Spots

video courtesy of: Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Peak NYC, on of the best New York restaurants with private rooms | PartySlate
photo courtesy of & venue: Peak NYC at Peak Events

In a city known for both trendy new hotspots and iconic restaurants that have stood the test of time, it’s hard to know which spot is just right for an important celebration.

Luckily, we spoke with some of the best New York event planners for their top recommendations. Discover the best The Big Apple has to offer — neighborhood by neighborhood.

Big Wood Table for private dining at Hojoko in Boston, MA | PartySlate
photo courtesy of & venue: Hojoko

Beyond the red-brick Freedom Trail and other landmarks steeped in history, you’ll find an innovative dining scene in Boston.

PartySlate reached out to some of Boston’s top event planners for insider tips on where to host a food-forward bash. From French menus to quintessential New England cuisine, these Boston restaurants offer a feast worth celebrating.

Turbo Tax x We All Grow Latina Brunch at Fig & Olive in Houston, TX | PartySlate
photographer: Tiffany Perry Photography | venue: Fig & Olive | Houston

As one of the top five largest cities in the United States, Houston has a vibrant restaurant scene. Plus, private dining in Houston is as luxe as it is diverse.

We talked with Planned With, a top Houston event planning company, to get their top recommendations for restaurants with private rooms in Houston. It’s time to discover the best that Houston has to offer.

Grill & Vine Private Dining at the Westin Dallas Downtown in Dallas, TX | PartySlate
photo courtesy of & venue: Grill & Vine Private Dining at The Westin Dallas Downtown

Football might be the main attraction in this vibrant city, but dining deserves its time in the spotlight, as well.

In addition to iconic Dallas BBQ and Tex-Mex, you’ll find speakeasy-style salons, bright garden oases, trendy hotel restaurants, and so much more.

Chic White Wedding at River Roast Social House
photographer: George Street Photo & Video | venue: River Roast Social House

In a city famous for cuisine and architecture, restaurants with private rooms offer the best of both worlds for party hosts.

PartySlate reached out to 12 top event planners in Chicago for their go-to favorites. You’ll find everything from the trendiest restaurants to hidden gems — from planners you can trust.

Serena Pastificio private dining room in Atlanta, GA | PartySlate
photo courtesy of & venue: Serena Pastificio

Atlanta ranks amongst the fastest-growing restaurant scenes in the country, making it the perfect city for a private dining celebration.

Check out PartySlate’s list of 17 Atlanta restaurants with private dining options for everything from an intimate dinner party to a blow-out bash.

Private dining room with murals and chandeliers at Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, LA | PartySlate
photo courtesy of & venue: Windsor Court Hotel

Gumbo, beignets, oysters? The city of New Orleans tempts travelers from all over the world with its iconic cuisine.

From charming Creole cottages to refined American townhouses overlooking the French Quarter, these stunning venues remind us why New Orleans is a destination spot for fine cuisine.

Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann at Faena Hotel Miami Beach | PartySlate
photo courtesy of & venue: Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann at Faena Hotel Miami Beach

From performance-art dining to classic steakhouses, Miami boasts plenty of distinguished restaurants with private rooms.

We reached out to Chris Weinberg Events, a luxury wedding and event planning firm, for help finding the perfect venue space for a chic celebration.

The Lounge at Chambers eat + drink in San Francisco, CA | PartySlate
photo courtesy of & venue: Chambers eat + drink

San Francisco is filled with iconic landmarks, breathtaking landscapes, and world-renowned restaurants.

Discover our favorite private dining spots in this vibrant city, from Presidio to the Financial District. You’ll find fresh fare with cuisine types from all around the world.

Merois atop the Pendry West Hollywood
photo courtesy of: Pendry West Hollywood

Private dining in Los Angeles gives offers party hosts elevated cuisine in a sophisticated event space.

With that in mind, PartySlate reached out to four premier Los Angeles event planners to learn their favorite spots for everything from rehearsal dinners to baby showers.

People Also Ask…

Where can I find vendors for my private event?

PartySlate is the go-to resource for finding vetted party vendors. You’ll discover everyone you need to make your event a seamless success. We always recommend selecting your event planner first. Your event planner will be able to draw on his or her vast network of trusted vendors and advise any additional hires.

Secondly, you can use our curated vendor directory and look for “featured” vendors. Make sure to click into a preferred vendor’s PartySlate profile to see real examples of their work. You can also click on the city-specific directories below: 

Where can I find more inspiration for my private dinner party?

In addition to connecting you with the best event venues and vendors, PartySlate is the leading source of inspiration for celebrations of all kinds. You’ll find classic party ideas, the latest celebratory trends, and stunning photos from real events around the globe.

We’ve done the work for you and gathered the best resources for planning a private dinner by event type. Planning the perfect celebration has never been easier. 

Bohemian Engagement Party in Malibu, California
photographer: Sanaz Photography | planner: Everly Rose Events | floral: Celio’s Design|venue: Malibu Farm Cafe

You’ve just gotten engaged. Now it’s time to celebrate your impending nuptials. PartySlate searched through thousands of photos to find our favorite engagement party themes and ideas for an unforgettable bash. 

Fall Rooftop Rehearsal Dinner
photographer: Bayo.Olukotun | design: Elegant Affairs | venue: The Press Lounge

Welcome parties are the perfect opportunity to connect with close friends and family, as well as out-of-town guests, before the big day. Click on the following to see our favorite wedding rehearsal dinner and Sangeet ideas.

Intimate Wedding at The Roanoke in Chicago, IL
photographer: Colin Lyons Wedding Photography | venue: The Roanoke

Small, intimate weddings are more popular than ever. Many couples are choosing to shorten their guest list — without shortening a single detail. See how small weddings can still go big on the wow factor.

Glamorous Baby Shower in New York City
photographer: Joshua Dwain Photography | planner: Elle Audrey New York | floral: NYC Flower Project

It’s time to celebrate the parents-to-be. Luckily, planning a baby shower has never been easier. Click on the following to discover everything from the best baby shower themes to epic décor ideas.

Calla Lilly and Candlelit 50th Birthday Celebration
photographer: Brian Kramer Photography | planner: Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events | design: Revelry Event Designers |  venue: Mr. C Beverly Hills

Make your birthday wishes come true with a food-forward celebration. We’ve rounded up our favorite ways to celebrate a milestone birthday. You’ll find unique décor ideas, party themes, and so much more.

“Monochrome Magic” Corporate Dinner Party
photographer & décor: KEHOE DESIGNS | planner: Jennifer Anderson Events | venue: Chez

Show your employees, investors, or associates how much you appreciate them with an elevated dinner party. Whether it’s the holidays, an important company milestone, or anniversary party, celebrating in style has never been easier to plan.