On the search for an ideal solution for an event or occasion that you want to celebrate in privacy? Check out the city’s private dining rooms! Available all-year-round, private dining rooms in New York are a fantastic choice for anyone who is searching for a secluded venue and pleasing culinary experience. Trust us! If you want to wow your guests and create an unforgettable event, check our listings of the wide range of restaurants with private rooms available across all the city’s five boroughs! They are ready to host you and your guests and make you feel like a star with fancy decor and restaurant-quality foods!
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Want to make your celebration or event even more special by renting out a great private space that will please you and your guests? You’re in luck, as New York City is the place where the number of venues will make your head spin! From high-class restaurants in Manhattan which offer exclusive and glamorous interiors, to more casual and budget-friendly spots in Brooklyn where a dress code isn’t required, New York has them all.
Private dining rooms are immensely popular because of the flexibility of events they can host. From milestone birthday celebrations to wedding anniversaries, engagements, bachelorette parties, or more formal events, such as business meetings, conferences, and charity events. You can plan any event you can think of but you won’t need to think about any food preparation, decorations, and cleaning up after! Isn’t that fantastic?
The city is known for its high-energy vibe and multicultural atmosphere. And that’s what people love about it. It’s colorful, eclectic, full of life and extraordinary dining experiences. Seek out exciting dining options across Manhattan. Brooklyn’s Williamsburg also offers numerous private dining rooms featuring many types of cuisine. Check out some of the local neighborhoods for specialty cuisines such as Italian options in Sheepshead Bay or Russian caviar and champagne in any of the private rooms of the fancy dinner clubs near Coney Island. If you are out in Queens be sure to check out any of the wonderful local restaurants, just make sure to book your private room ahead of time. If you are ready to head farther afield, or have guests coming in from New Jersey, be sure to investigate options in the Bronx and Staten Island where you will find lovely options for restaurants offering foods from all over the globe.
If you’re a little lost on how to find and rent a private dining room, don’t worry! Tagvenue has an amazing list of dining rooms suitable for any type of event and budget!
A guide to hiring private dining rooms in New York
Before you start your hunt for the perfect restaurant for your event, decide what type of private room is best for you. There are generally two types of private dining rooms available:
A semi-private dining room - This is a space for you and your guests in the main dining area. You will be separated from other food-enjoyers with a thin wall, or a curtain. You will hear a mix of people talking, laughing, and eating, so it is not fully private. This can add charm to the whole event experience, or it may affect your event if you really want to enjoy yourself in peace.
A private dining room - a separate, secluded room reserved for you and your guests only. You won’t hear the sounds from the main dining room. It is a fantastic choice if you value privacy and want to celebrate in the company of your closest ones.
After you decide which type is the best match for you, start making some decisions on some things that will help you to find the best venue for your needs.
Budget - Set your budget. This will automatically help narrow down your search. Also, sit down and calculate how much you can afford to spend on additional drinks and cocktail packages per person. If you organize an event for a larger crowd, don’t be afraid to negotiate the price with the venue manager!
Location - find a place that is convenient both for you and your guests. Some restaurants may provide private parking lots or valet parking, but it is always best to search for a place with easy access to public transportation, such as the subway, and buses.
Menu - some restaurants offering private dining rooms allow their clients to decide on their menus. Some may also have packages you can choose from which vary based on the price offered. If you go for the latter, think of your guests and choose a menu that will please everyone. Don’t forget to discuss the options for dietary requirements and ask managers for vegan/vegetarian options, as well as inform them of any food allergies at the party. When it comes to alcohol and beverages, ask managers about their BYOB policy and whether they would throw in some drinks as part of the package.
Service quality - Ask the manager and look for reviews on the internet about the venue’s staff menu knowledge, customer service, hospitality, and politeness.
Interior and decor - Whether you have picked a theme for your affair or not, for sure you would like to be surrounded with a well-fitted and stylish interior. Pick the one that matches your style and personality. If you would like to decorate and style the venue to your liking, consider looking for blank canvas dining rooms.
Capacity - Consider the number of guests you will be inviting. Will you need a spacious room for a larger crowd? Or something more intimate? Also, always check in with the manager about how to organize the space, they know how to optimize their rooms for different types of parties. Tagvenue has great search options where you can filter venues by the number of people and budget. So finding incredible options fitting to any number of people is a piece of cake!
Although Manhattan is home to many exclusive restaurants with prices ranging up to several thousand dollars, there are several affordable options near E Houston St. and Broadway. We recommend searching in other boroughs, in Brooklyn or Queens as they have many budget-friendly options located near the main streets.
The final rental cost depends on the venue. Some restaurants offer packages from as low as $28 per person, but many base their fees on a minimum spend at the bar which starts from around $300 up to several thousand dollars per rental. This cost can also change depending on the day of the week. It will increase on weekends and is cheaper from Monday to Thursday. In addition to the minimum spend, some venues charge additional fees for the rental and open bar (All data from Tagvenue.com).
Although you can rent a private dining room right on the spot, for bigger events such as weddings, or large business events it’s best to book them at least several months in advance. Also, remember that some private dining restaurants are extremely popular on our website, so book them fast as they fill up early.
In Manhattan, you can find many great restaurants that offer semi-private dining rooms. Take a look at the ones located on Hudson Street, E Houston St, and 5th Avenue. Brooklyn also has many great cozy semi-private rooms in Williamsburg, near the Williamsburg Bridge. In Queens, search in the neighborhoods of Astoria and Sunnyside on Queens Blvd and Northern Blvd.
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