Got something major to celebrate? Great! It just so happens that we have a whole list of special occasion restaurants in Dallas, ranging from fine dining spots downtown to the hippest of hip places in neighborhoods such as Deep Ellum. So, if you’re planning a relaxed birthday party, an elegant wedding reception or anything in between, scroll through Tagvenue’s handpicked selection of the city’s best restaurants for special occasions and book away! Just be prepared that all of them are top-notch, so you’d better be a natural-born decision maker!
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A special occasion calls for a unique setting to honor it in the best way possible. So, invite your guests for a fabulous night out and make the most of your celebration! Or maybe you’re planning a day-time event, such as a laid-back brunch or a private lunch?
There’s a reason why restaurants are a trusted classic among event venues. They are a great fit for a vast variety of occasions, and enable you to enjoy delectable food without having to worry about preparation or hiring external catering. A birthday dinner, an intimate wedding reception or a romantic anniversary party can all be easily taken to the next level when celebrated at a nice restaurant with great food.
Among Dallas’s fabulous dining spots, you’ll find restaurants with the capacity to hold large-scale events, as well as smaller eateries and private dining rooms that offer the perfect kind of space for more intimate celebrations and gatherings. Expect even more variety when it comes to all the different types of cuisine the city has to offer. One minute you’ll be in Texas, and the next – you’ll get transported to remote corners across the globe.
Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will make whatever event you’re planning a raving success? Then hop on board, check out our booking guide and find the ideal Dallas restaurant for your special occasion fast and easy!
When choosing a restaurant for a special event, you want the best of the best. So, how do you find the most celebration-worthy spot in a city that’s famous for its amazing dining scene? We’re here to help! Not only have we combed through Dallas in search of its top restaurants, we’ve also put together a handy guide of key factors to consider when renting a restaurant for an event. Take five minutes to read through our tips and you’ll be ready to book the perfect space for your important day.
What’s the occasion?
Let’s start with the most obvious one: what are you celebrating? Is it a birthday or did someone get promoted? Think about who you’re going to invite (family members? friends? colleagues?) and what’s going to be the vibe of the event (formal? casual? something in between?). This will help you grasp what type of space you should be looking for.
What’s the budget?
Next on the list of priorities: how much are you ready to pay for renting the restaurant? While you’re figuring this out, keep in mind that some restaurants will charge separately for space rental and catering, some will have a food and beverage minimum, and others will offer a range of all-inclusive packages. Once you have your desired price range, browse Tagvenue’s selection of spaces that meet your financial criteria.
How many people are you inviting?
Another basic thing we need to talk about is the number of guests. Who do you want to celebrate the special occasion with? Are you planning a small get-together or are you expecting a larger crowd? It’s not hard to find exceptional restaurants in Dallas that can fit more than 100 people, but there’s no need to overpay for such a huge space when you’re only inviting 50 guests. So, work on your guest list, figure out an estimated number of guests, then filter restaurants by capacity to find the perfect-sized one.
What is the ideal location?
Now that you know who you’re inviting and how much you can spend, it’s time to think about what location to choose for the special event. Narrowing your search to a specific area in the city will help you find that perfect restaurant even faster.
The best part – gone are the times when you had to walk around the neighborhood to find a suitable place. One glance at Tagvenue’s map of Dallas will tell you where the city’s best restaurants are! Choose a high-end restaurant downtown or rent a hip eatery in Deep Ellum – there are great dining spots pretty much all over the city.
Just pay attention to a few key things when picking the location. Make sure your guests can easily get to the restaurant, without wasting hours in traffic, and check whether there are enough parking spaces (which can be challenging if you book a restaurant downtown). Alternatively, consider public transit links.
What do you want to eat and drink?
And now for the most important part – the menu! This is where you can let your imagination run wild: restaurants in Dallas offer a dizzying array of food options. Do you have a favorite type of cuisine? Whether you’re into local or exotic tastes, we’re more than certain that you’ll find a place that can satisfy your palate. Some will even offer bespoke menus that can be tailored to your needs. If any of your guests have some dietary restrictions, most chefs will be flexible and propose options that suit everyone.
When renting a Dallas restaurant for a special occasion, you can expect to pay from $250 to $3500 per session. If you’re looking for all-inclusive package deals, they are typically listed with a “per person” price. Those typically range from $13 to $110 per person. (All data from Tagvenue.)
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You can find a decent restaurant on nearly every corner of Dallas. But there are certain areas that have a particularly high concentration of top-shelf eateries. One of them is definitely Downtown Dallas, with restaurants run by widely acclaimed chefs where you can taste a mix of local classics and international flavors. Its northern neighbor, Uptown, offers an equally good choice of unique dining spots. Other noteworthy neighborhoods include lively and diverse Oak Lawn, hip and eclectic Deep Ellum or quaint Lower Greenville.
Yes! The area’s warm climate makes Dallas the perfect location for open-air events, and so many restaurants offer outdoor patios or beer gardens which you can rent for your celebration. Some of them will be covered or have retractable walls, so they can be used in all weather conditions. Our favorites include CRU Food & Wine Bar @ Allen which offers a cozy and sunny outdoor space where you can enjoy the delicious food and wines, or the terrace at Las Palmas Dallas, featuring wrought iron tables and garden umbrellas.
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