Planning a private dinner? Fantastic! Then make sure to make it a memorable one and host a fete at one of Washington, D.C.’s private dining rooms! The city is rife with fantastic restaurants that offer remarkable interiors and mouth-watering menus ready to spoil even the most demanding palates. No matter if you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, or an upscale culinary experience, Tagvenue will help you discover the best private dining spaces that will suit both your style and wallet in no time. So start browsing our listings and book your ideal space today!
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Washington’s dining scene is as eclectic and diverse as U.S. history, no joke! So why not use it to your advantage and take your guests for a fantastic and remarkable culinary experience? The city features upscale Michelin star restaurants, soul food cafes, casual diners, bistros, and bars offering worth-craving foods and private spaces that will get everyone in the mood for an intimate get-together. And on Tagvenue, we’ve made things easy by rounding up the city’s private dining rooms that are the most worthy of your attention. So start planning your event because on Tagvenue you’ll find the perfect dining room within minutes!
Looking for a few suggestions on planning your private dining event? Take a look at a short list of the trendy restaurant areas in the District!
Downtown - The central core of the city is a perfect mix of cultural offerings, shopping, and dining. It’s teeming with upscale restaurants, casual bistros, as well as vibrant bars which attract energetic crowds after the sun goes down. From fine dining to classic American cuisine, you’ll find basically everything you crave in this popular night-out spot. And if you want to feel the true power of dining, you should definitely head over to the streets near 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and swing by any one of the restaurants favored by former presidents.
Dupont Circle - The fine dining scene perfectly blends in with this cosmopolitan area. People here flock to the area’s trendy restaurants and bistros in search of an exclusive dining experience at any time of day or night. But this vibrant spot also has its fair share of fantastic and low-key private dining rooms where you can spend a fantastic time chatting and catching up over Italian or Japanese treats.
Southwest & The Wharf - The number one spot for those loving seafood and fantastic waterfront views. But if you’re not into oysters or paella, don’t worry, because The Wharf also has a fantastic range of Southern American and Asian restaurants. So you can still enjoy great views and ambiance with your dearest without chowing down on something you’re not into!
Georgetown - This lovely neighborhood has plenty to offer. From waterfront dining, luxurious hotel restaurants, classic eateries, to bars and booths packed with college students. Enjoy an amazing dining experience at the venues here that offer picturesque views of lovely buildings and the Potomac River.
Shaw - Two words: foodie heaven! If you’re looking for trendy and fresh spots that offer innovative menus, then this neighborhood is just for you. It’s home to some of the best Italian, Mexican, American options as well as globally-inspired restaurants and bistros all ready to spoil you with their luscious foods. Shaw is also recognized for its fantastic music scene. Check out the neighborhood’s jazz clubs where you can head over after your intimate feast.
U Street - You’ll find entertainment in every form along this famous street. You can head out with the crowd to one of the live music venues and then grab a meal at a hip restaurant. Or after a fantastic and private fete, pay a visit to one of the famous bars which offer the best cocktails in town. Fancy a beer after dinner? Then you should pay a visit to one of the beer gardens where the music will encourage you to hit the dance floor and burn some calories.
Have you already picked a winner? Great! So now it’s the time to find the ideal venue with a private dining room that will guarantee you and your guests a fantastic time. In case you’re dealing with venue rentals for the first time, below we’ve listed some helpful tips that will help you spot the ideal private dining room. So take a look and enjoy your venue hunt!
Set your budget - Your budget is the crucial factor that will determine your choice of a private dining room. Think how much you can afford to pay for food, drinks, decorations, and other attractions you’d like to include and calculate all the costs. It will help you narrow down your search and pick the best offer that won’t break the bank.
Pick a date - Be flexible with the event date. This will allow you to compare offers on chosen dates and determine if you’ve picked the best offer in your price range.
Make a guest list - It’s important to find a private dining room that will accommodate everyone comfortably. Start by estimating the number of guests and keep it in mind during your venue search. Or you can make it easier and use our capacity filter to search for a curated list of spaces that will fit all your guests.
Decide on the menu - Hosting an event in a private dining room gives you more flexibility with your food and beverage options. You can be creative and serve different types of dishes or play it safe if you know your guests won’t want to experiment. In either case, Washington, D.C. is a culinary hub and your menu options are endless!
You’ll have no problem finding restaurants offering per person packages starting as low as $60. But most base their fees on minimum spend which ranges between $1000 up to $10000. If you’re planning an event for a bigger group, don’t hesitate to ask venue managers for discounts!
To have the best options possible, we suggest starting your search at least 2 or 3 months before the event. You’ll have plenty of time to compare individual offers, their prices and pick the winner.
If you'd like to rent a private space in the city center, then we recommend checking out Chinatown, as well as Downtown, as both areas have a fantastic range of private dining rooms in different styles and sizes. And if you don’t mind crossing the city, then we can highly recommend Georgetown.
The city boasts over 20 proud restaurants that have at least one Michelin star. They’re all located within the Downtown and Chinatown areas. So if you want to splurge for an unforgettable dining experience, go for it!
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