54 "Private Dining" restaurants in New York.
At some point in your life, you will inevitably be asked to plan your sister’s bridal shower, office holiday party, or some other milestone celebration that requires a private dining room. Here are some great places to plan a private party for your group of 10 to 100.
The East Pole is a restaurant where you should meet a friend for a martini in the east 60s.
15 Fox Place serves a $95 set menu of filling Italian-American food inside a private house in Jersey City.
This West Village Italian spot is starting to feel just a tad dated - but the food is as good as ever. Try it for a special dinner, and order pasta.
The Tribeca restaurant is less of the celebrity scene it once was, but still makes very good Italian food.
Via Carota is a walk-in only Italian spot in the West Village, and there’s a good chance you’ll have to wait a few hours for a table. It’s worth it.
A reboot of a Chinatown spot that closed decades ago, Hwa Yuan serves great Peking duck, sesame noodles, and more in a massive space on East Broadway.
The Smith is a chain restaurant that started in the East Village, and it’s sort of like a mid-tier sedan. Not too flashy, but it gets the job done.
Dirty French is a Lower East Side French restaurant from the people behind Carbone, and like that place, dinner here is definitely an event.
Fedora is in the basement of a townhouse in the West Village, and it feels like a dinner party in a speakeasy that your friends happen to own.
Del Posto is an excellent special occasion restaurant, located in a big space in Chelsea. Think of it as a more upscale Babbo, or Daniel with pasta.
Loring Place is an upscale Greenwich Village spot that should please just about everybody.
Threes Brewing is one of the better places for a laid-back big group hang in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Winery is (you guessed it) a winery in Brooklyn - but it also has a wine bar and an event space that people enjoy getting married in.
Finally, the kind of restaurant the Upper West Side has long been starved for. The Ribbon has style and substance and does classic food right.
An Upper East Side French restaurant from Michael White with very good food. It's fancy, without being too formal.