Thinking of renting a restaurant to celebrate your special occasion? You’re in luck: Chicago’s dining scene is to die for! So, whatever you’re envisioning for your celebratory meal, you’ll most likely find it in one of the city’s countless fabulous eateries. Choose something from the sophisticated menu of a Michelin-starred restaurant in Logan Square or grab a bite with your friends at one of the trendy eateries located in West Loop’s converted warehouses – there’s something to suit all tastes and styles! Scroll through our list of special occasion restaurants in Chicago and start planning your celebration.
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Chicago is a foodie’s dream destination, with a plethora of restaurants to discover. Whether you’re looking for a friendly, neighborhood eatery or a high-end place, you’re about to be spoiled. Read our handy rental guide and browse our listings to find the perfect space for whatever occasion you’re celebrating.
Whether you’re celebrating a milestone anniversary, throwing a birthday party or hosting a wedding reception, you can’t go wrong with a dinner party. It can be as elaborate or as low-key as you want: book an intimate private dining room for a small gathering or rent out an entire restaurant and invite everyone you know. With Chicago’s rich dining scene, you’re bound to find a space that matches your preferences.
But what are the benefits of booking a restaurant for your event? One of the obvious advantages is, of course, the food. The city’s diverse offer of international restaurants enables you to choose whatever cuisine you’re craving. And the best part: you don’t have to worry about anything when it comes to shopping for the ingredients, preparing and serving the meal. It’s a huge relief if you’re not big on cooking and a major time-saver! Plus, you can fully focus on being with your guests.
The simple fact of going out to celebrate makes the occasion even more special. It doesn’t matter if it’s just a small dinner for the closest family and friends or a bigger celebration – renting a nice restaurant will help you create the right ambiance and put everyone in the perfect mood. If you’re unsure where to find the perfect dining spot, check out Tagvenue’s listings and see if anything catches your eye!
We know that choosing the perfect space from so many great options, that’s why we’ve prepared a checklist of things to consider when choosing the perfect Chicago restaurant for your event. Once you figure out all the important details, use Tagvenue’s smart filters to narrow your search and find a restaurant that ticks all of the boxes.
Prices for renting a restaurant for an event in Chicago range from as low as $25 per person to as high as $1,000 per person. A lot will depend on the restaurant’s standard and prestige. Many places combine the rental fee with a food and beverage minimum. This simply means that you agree to spend a given amount of money on food and drinks on the day of your event. The F&B minimum in Chicago typically starts at $1,000 and can reach up to $15,000 per session, depending on the number of guests. (All data from Tagvenue.)
You can find great eating spots pretty much all over the city! There are plenty of fabulous options in West Loop, especially on Randolph Street a.k.a. the famous Restaurant Row. Nearby Fulton Market also offers some great dinner places. The downtown area, known as The Loop, is always a good place to look if you’re into international cuisine. Even more multicultural restaurants can be found in Albany Park. For water views, check out the waterfront restaurants located along the Chicago Riverwalk.
Have a look at some of our top recommendations:
If you wish to celebrate your special occasion under the open sky, you can do so by finding a restaurant that features an outdoor seating area. Many Chicago eateries will offer patios or even rooftop terraces with sweeping city views. Some of our favorites include:
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