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22 Hidden Gem Private Dining Rooms in NYC

From cozy wine cellars to dim sum banquet halls and basically everything in between

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Space is a prized, rare commodity in NYC, and that’s particularly true when it comes to dining options for a private party. There are plenty of excellent group dining options for that big birthday dinner or family reunion feast, but for a meal that merits a truly special, intimate space, a private (or semi-private) area is necessary.

This doesn’t come cheap, with most places requiring minimum spends per person or for the full party, and, in some cases, room fees on top of that. But there are some hidden gems in the private dining department that aren’t exorbitant. Ahead, 22 restaurants around NYC with noteworthy private or semi-private dining spaces worthy of a party.

Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2018.

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1. Ginny's Supper Club and Red Rooster

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310 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10027
(212) 421-3821
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Head to this Harlem crowd pleaser, helmed by chef Marcus Samuelsson, for a variety of private dining options at both Red Rooster and its downstairs, supper club-live music venue counterpart, Ginny’s. The main dining room at Ginny’s seats up to 75 people, with a minimum spend of $13,860, while a full buyout of Ginny’s can seat up to 120 people, with a minimum spend of $19,635. At soul food restaurant Red Rooster, there’s a chef’s table that can seat 20. Prix fixe menu prices at both restaurants range from $75 to $105 per person. (All prices exclude 20 percent gratuity, 6 percent administrative fee, and 8.875 percent sales tax.)

Note: Marcus Samuelsson is hosting a show created by Eater and PBS. This does not impact coverage on Eater NY.

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1486 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10075
(212) 472-4552
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The charm factor is huge at this affordable Upper East Side option for Italian fare, and that applies to the ambiance of the private dining room, too. Housed in a downstairs wine cellar, the cozy, candlelit space fits up to 32 people. Prices vary for lunch or dinner, and weekend nights are pricier than weekdays.

A dining room lit by candles Uva [Official Photo]

3. Little Sheep

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136-59 37th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 762-8881
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New York City has been stepping up its hot pot game over the last few years, and this Chinese chain is a game-changer, with locations in Manhattan’s Chinatown and Flushing, Queens. Choose from sweet, sour, and spicy broths, then order up plates of sliced marbled meats, leafy greens, and fresh vegetables to dunk, cook, and eat. While the Chinatown location takes the party to another level with karaoke, it offers just a single room that can only be booked Monday through Thursday in winter (due to high demand in the chillier months). For more options, head to the outpost in Flushing, which has three private rooms for eight, 10, and 12 people, all for what can easily amount to a reasonably priced night out: around $28 per person, excluding drinks.

4. Le Bernardin

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153 W 51st St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 554-1119
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Eric Ripert’s revered seafood creations make for a memorable, albeit steeply priced, private dining option. There are multiple spaces for hosting an intimate feast here: Les Salons Bernardin seats up to 60 people, and is located above the main restaurant, with its own separate entrance and kitchen. For larger events, there are two dining rooms, dubbed Le Bernardin Privé North and South, which seat up to 150 people for a reception and seated event, with numerous possible smaller configurations. Menu options change throughout the year, but include a lengthy tasting of some of Ripert’s greatest hits, such as raw Yellowfin tuna and chives layered atop foie gras on a baguette, and “barely cooked” scallop with brown butter dashi, plus three-course and four-course offerings.

A round table set with black and silver plates and pink flowers over a white tablecloth Le Bernardin Prive [Official Photo]

5. M. Wells Steakhouse

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43-15 Crescent St
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 786-9060
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This Montreal-inspired Long Island City steakhouse, headed up by chef Hugue Dufour, is known just as much for its decadent cuts as it is for some lesser-seen types of meat such as shark, organ meats, and nutria. The Ostrich Room’s decor is equally sumptuous, with a burlesque vibe that includes colorful curtains, a Pompeii-esque wall mural, and bronze-cast ostrich legs. The room seats parties of up to 30, and diners can stick with the regular dining menu or create a prix fixe of their own.

The private dining room at M. Wells Steakhouse, with red walls, long tables in the middle, and booths along the walls Jesse Winter/M. Wells Steakhouse [Official Photo]

6. Cosme

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35 E 21st St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 913-9659
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This posh Mexican restaurant from Enrique Olvera and Daniela Soto-Innes has a private dining room that seats up to 14 guests. Set menus are required, with four or five courses, priced at $130 or $150 per person, respectively, served family-style. There’s a $2,000 food and beverage minimum spend, pre-tax/gratuity (any difference between the amount consumed and the minimum spend gets charged as a room fee).

A darkly lit room with a wooden table set for dinner with wine glasses and flowers Maureen Evans/Cosme [Official Photo]

7. Kyma

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15 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 268-5555
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This luxurious Flatiron Greek restaurant has a sprawling private dining room in the basement, complete with its own entrance and bar, and seating for up to 120 people. The white-washed space feels a lot airier than most subterranean set-ups, befitting the menu full of grilled whole fish and meats, raw bar, and salads. As for minimum spend, it varies depending on the day of the week booked, with weekend events costing more than weekdays.

A white room with white tables and chairs Kyma [Official Photo]

8. Empellon Taqueria

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230 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 367-0999
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Chef Alex Stupak’s West Village outpost of his taco-centric Empellon empire offers its back dining room, with seating for up to 35 people and a family-style menu, as well as passed hors d’oeuvres. The minimum spend varies by day of the week; the lowest minimum is $2,500 for a Monday night event. Note that this is not a fully enclosed space, but the restaurant doesn’t seat other diners there during private dinners.

A sunny dining room with dark wood tables and chairs Empellon Taqueria [Official Photo]

9. EN Japanese Brasserie

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435 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 647-9196
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Options abound at this spacious West Village Japanese restaurant, which makes its own tofu in-house for kaiseki-style fare like sushi and sashimi, stone-grilled lobster with butter miso sauce, or chilled soba with a warm duck dipping broth. There’s the Living Room, which seats up to five people and requires a $100 rental charge; the Library, which features shelves lined with books and pottery, seats up to eight people and has a $100 rental charge; and the Dining Room, with a long wood table plus a view of the main dining room and open kitchen, which seats up to 12 people with a $125 rental charge. There are also two Tatami rooms with traditional mat seating, which can be reserved together or separately.

A dark private dining room resembling a library
The Library
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10. Huertas

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107 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-4490
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The private dining room at this Basque restaurant even comes with exclusive patio access. Up to 36 people can be seated in the space for family-style tapas priced at $65 per person or individually plated menus for $80 per person. A standing cocktail party can fit 50. Options include pintxos like manchego cheese and strawberry jelly, and dishes like garlic shrimp and octopus with potatoes, plus churros for dessert. There are differing minimum spends to keep in mind, depending on the day of the week: $1,000 for Sunday through Thursday nights and $3,200 for Friday and Saturday nights, as well as a minimum spend of $1,500 for lunch.

The exterior of Huertas with gray doors Bess Adler/Eater

11. Sadelle's

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463 W Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(212) 776-4926
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At this ritzy Jewish appetizing joint from Major Food Group, order up a lavish brunch spread (think bagels, lox, whitefish salad, et al) in semi-private digs. The full third floor of this Soho spot seats up to 50 people, and can be booked Monday through Thursday with a $3,000 minimum spend plus a $500 room rental fee. For larger parties, there’s a full restaurant buyout, which will fit up to 80 people seated or 200 standing.

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Sadelle’s Fish Tower
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12. Il Buco

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47 Bond St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 533-1932
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This longtime Noho Italian-Mediterranean restaurant has a warm private dining set-up in its pillow-lined downstairs wine cellar, which seats up to 26 people. The food and beverage minimum for the entire party is typically $4,000 with a $500 room fee, though the minimum varies depending on the time of year and day of the week. Choose from three-, four-, or five-course prix fixe menus, as well as a more extensive chef’s tasting menu (a la carte is not an option for the private dining room). Literature and history buffs, take note: Edgar Allan Poe is rumored to have lived on the second floor of Il Buco’s building, and purportedly was a regular at the bar downstairs, which now houses this restaurant.

A wooden table set along a banquette with pillows, with bottles of wine lining the walls around it Il Buco [Official Photo]

13. Uncle Boons

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7 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(646) 370-6650
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At this Michelin-starred Thai restaurant from husband-and-wife team Ann Redding and Matt Danzer, the back room, aka the Sanuk Sanuk Room, can be reserved for private parties of 15 to 24 people. There’s a $6,500 minimum spend on Sundays through Wednesdays, and an $8,500 minimum on Thursdays. Uncle Boons serves its spicy food family-style — a la carte is not an option — with six dishes plus dessert. For larger parties, a full buy-out of Uncle Boons will seat 25 to 50 people, with a $15,000 minimum spend on Sundays through Wednesdays, a $16,000 minimum on Thursdays, and an $18,000 minimum on Fridays and Saturdays.

Lamb salad with red onions and cilantro on a blue patterned white plate
Lamb salad at Uncle Boons
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14. Pig and Khao

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68 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 920-4485
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Chef Leah Cohen’s excellent Southeast Asian restaurant can accommodate private parties in its back area, which seats up to 38 people, with a minimum spend starting at $2,700. Choose from a wide range of Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, and Hainanese dishes on the large party menu, like papaya salad, pork belly adobe with Szechuan peppercorns, and Hainanese duck.

A dining room with four colorful murals on the wall and mahogany wood tables Pig and Khao [Official Photo]

15. American Cut

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363 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-4736
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The Tribeca outpost of this modern, swanky steakhouse from chef Marc Forgione has two private dining spaces on offer. The Black Room, pictured here, is situated on the restaurant’s main floor; it seats up to 17 people, with a custom-built round table, dark wood, brick walls and glass doors. Downstairs, there’s the Morrison Room, which is much larger and more secluded, with seating for up to 55 people and its own bar. Expect all the standard steakhouse fare here: dry-aged meat, raw bar, wedge salad, and vegetable and starch sides.

A view into a private dining room with black and white checkered floors American Cut [Official Photo]

16. Congee Village

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100 Allen St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 941-1818
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There are five private rooms on offer at this Cantonese Lower East Side classic offering rice and noodle dishes, soups, stir-fries, and, of course, congee, available a la carte or in a large-format banquet menu. Three of the rooms seat 10 to 12 people with a minimum spend of $500 in each room; another can accommodate up to 20 people with a minimum spend of $650; and the fifth fits up to 65 people with a $3,000 minimum. Bonus: all of the private rooms come tricked out with karaoke machines, for belting out some tunes post-feasting.

17. Sunday in Brooklyn

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348 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(347) 222-6722
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This spacious, sun-drenched Williamsburg new American restaurant focused on sustainability has a variety of private dining choices, including a covered terrace. There’s a dining room which seats up to 18 people; the covered rooftop garden for 25; and a sun room, for even larger parties, of up to 50 people seated. Inquire for pricing details.

A light and bright room decorated with plants and set with two long tables Sunday in Brooklyn [Official Photo]

18. Vinegar Hill House

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72 Hudson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 522-1018
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Longtime Dumbo American restaurant Vinegar Hill House has a private two-floored space that seats up to 36 people in a newly renovated carriage house, separated from the main dining room by a garden. . Feast on family-style chef’s menus that start with a half hour of canapes, which cost $45 to $55 per person for brunch and $90 to $125 per person for dinner. Cocktail parties also include cookies.

19. Olmsted

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659 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 552-2610
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This Prospect Heights hotspot opened a private dining room in September 2018, designed by chef Greg Baxtrom and his father. The space can fit up to 28 people, designed with floral wallpaper and custom floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. Even the hallway leading up to Olmsted’s private dining space is decorated, featuring walls lined with preserved flowers and plants. Four-course family-style tasting menus start at $75 per person sans drinks, or at $115 per person for four courses plus open bar. Brunch parties cost $45 per person without drinks or $90 per person with open bar.

Olmsted Photo by Daniel Krieger

20. Hometown Bar-B-Que

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454 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 294-4644
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Hometown Bar-B-Que is one of the finest places in NYC for barbecue, despite its relatively remote Red Hook location, no-reservations policy, and frequently long lines. However, it offers limited semi-private and private events in its digs, plus takeout and off-site catering. Forty-five to 65 people can be seated in the side room, pictured here, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. Pricing is roughly $35 to $60 for food per person, and $30 for beer and wine or $45 for full bar for three hours. Expect a brand-new dedicated event space to open soon in Industry City.

The dining room at Hometown Bar-B-Que, with an American flag mural on the wall
Hometown Barbecue
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21. Bamboo Garden

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6409 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 238-1122

There are two private dining options at this massive Sunset Park Dim Sum favorite, which reopened after a snazzy renovation in 2017. The VIP Room can accommodate up to 38 people at up to four tables, with a minimum spend of $300 per table. The other private room available can hold 25 to 30 people, configured as three tables for up to 10 people apiece, with a minimum spend of $350 per table.

22. Liman

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2710 Emmons Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 769-3322
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This spacious Turkish seafood restaurant in Sheepshead Bay has various dining rooms available to rent. A large, pleasant waterfront outdoor deck can accommodate 80 to 90 people, with a $10,000 minimum (roughly $110 per person). Alternatively, book the indoor portion of the restaurant, which seats up to 100 people, around $4,000, or $40 per person. Order from a set menu or a la carte. Private party reservations can be made seven days a week, but weekends are busier and thus can be harder to secure for a private bash.

A dining room with a view of water beyond it Liman [Official Photo]

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1. Ginny's Supper Club and Red Rooster

310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027
A long dining table set for a dinner party with a white tablecloth
Ginny’s Supper Club [Official Photo]

Head to this Harlem crowd pleaser, helmed by chef Marcus Samuelsson, for a variety of private dining options at both Red Rooster and its downstairs, supper club-live music venue counterpart, Ginny’s. The main dining room at Ginny’s seats up to 75 people, with a minimum spend of $13,860, while a full buyout of Ginny’s can seat up to 120 people, with a minimum spend of $19,635. At soul food restaurant Red Rooster, there’s a chef’s table that can seat 20. Prix fixe menu prices at both restaurants range from $75 to $105 per person. (All prices exclude 20 percent gratuity, 6 percent administrative fee, and 8.875 percent sales tax.)

Note: Marcus Samuelsson is hosting a show created by Eater and PBS. This does not impact coverage on Eater NY.

310 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10027

2. Uva

1486 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075
A dining room lit by candles Uva [Official Photo]

The charm factor is huge at this affordable Upper East Side option for Italian fare, and that applies to the ambiance of the private dining room, too. Housed in a downstairs wine cellar, the cozy, candlelit space fits up to 32 people. Prices vary for lunch or dinner, and weekend nights are pricier than weekdays.

1486 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10075

3. Little Sheep

136-59 37th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354

New York City has been stepping up its hot pot game over the last few years, and this Chinese chain is a game-changer, with locations in Manhattan’s Chinatown and Flushing, Queens. Choose from sweet, sour, and spicy broths, then order up plates of sliced marbled meats, leafy greens, and fresh vegetables to dunk, cook, and eat. While the Chinatown location takes the party to another level with karaoke, it offers just a single room that can only be booked Monday through Thursday in winter (due to high demand in the chillier months). For more options, head to the outpost in Flushing, which has three private rooms for eight, 10, and 12 people, all for what can easily amount to a reasonably priced night out: around $28 per person, excluding drinks.

136-59 37th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354

4. Le Bernardin

153 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
A round table set with black and silver plates and pink flowers over a white tablecloth Le Bernardin Prive [Official Photo]

Eric Ripert’s revered seafood creations make for a memorable, albeit steeply priced, private dining option. There are multiple spaces for hosting an intimate feast here: Les Salons Bernardin seats up to 60 people, and is located above the main restaurant, with its own separate entrance and kitchen. For larger events, there are two dining rooms, dubbed Le Bernardin Privé North and South, which seat up to 150 people for a reception and seated event, with numerous possible smaller configurations. Menu options change throughout the year, but include a lengthy tasting of some of Ripert’s greatest hits, such as raw Yellowfin tuna and chives layered atop foie gras on a baguette, and “barely cooked” scallop with brown butter dashi, plus three-course and four-course offerings.

153 W 51st St
New York, NY 10019

5. M. Wells Steakhouse

43-15 Crescent St, Long Island City, NY 11101
The private dining room at M. Wells Steakhouse, with red walls, long tables in the middle, and booths along the walls Jesse Winter/M. Wells Steakhouse [Official Photo]

This Montreal-inspired Long Island City steakhouse, headed up by chef Hugue Dufour, is known just as much for its decadent cuts as it is for some lesser-seen types of meat such as shark, organ meats, and nutria. The Ostrich Room’s decor is equally sumptuous, with a burlesque vibe that includes colorful curtains, a Pompeii-esque wall mural, and bronze-cast ostrich legs. The room seats parties of up to 30, and diners can stick with the regular dining menu or create a prix fixe of their own.

43-15 Crescent St
Long Island City, NY 11101

6. Cosme

35 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010
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A darkly lit room with a wooden table set for dinner with wine glasses and flowers Maureen Evans/Cosme [Official Photo]

This posh Mexican restaurant from Enrique Olvera and Daniela Soto-Innes has a private dining room that seats up to 14 guests. Set menus are required, with four or five courses, priced at $130 or $150 per person, respectively, served family-style. There’s a $2,000 food and beverage minimum spend, pre-tax/gratuity (any difference between the amount consumed and the minimum spend gets charged as a room fee).

35 E 21st St
New York, NY 10010

7. Kyma

15 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
A white room with white tables and chairs Kyma [Official Photo]

This luxurious Flatiron Greek restaurant has a sprawling private dining room in the basement, complete with its own entrance and bar, and seating for up to 120 people. The white-washed space feels a lot airier than most subterranean set-ups, befitting the menu full of grilled whole fish and meats, raw bar, and salads. As for minimum spend, it varies depending on the day of the week booked, with weekend events costing more than weekdays.

15 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011

8. Empellon Taqueria

230 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014
A sunny dining room with dark wood tables and chairs Empellon Taqueria [Official Photo]

Chef Alex Stupak’s West Village outpost of his taco-centric Empellon empire offers its back dining room, with seating for up to 35 people and a family-style menu, as well as passed hors d’oeuvres. The minimum spend varies by day of the week; the lowest minimum is $2,500 for a Monday night event. Note that this is not a fully enclosed space, but the restaurant doesn’t seat other diners there during private dinners.

230 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10014

9. EN Japanese Brasserie

435 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
A dark private dining room resembling a library
The Library
EN Japanese Brasserie [Official Photo]

Options abound at this spacious West Village Japanese restaurant, which makes its own tofu in-house for kaiseki-style fare like sushi and sashimi, stone-grilled lobster with butter miso sauce, or chilled soba with a warm duck dipping broth. There’s the Living Room, which seats up to five people and requires a $100 rental charge; the Library, which features shelves lined with books and pottery, seats up to eight people and has a $100 rental charge; and the Dining Room, with a long wood table plus a view of the main dining room and open kitchen, which seats up to 12 people with a $125 rental charge. There are also two Tatami rooms with traditional mat seating, which can be reserved together or separately.

435 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

10. Huertas

107 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Read Review |
The exterior of Huertas with gray doors Bess Adler/Eater

The private dining room at this Basque restaurant even comes with exclusive patio access. Up to 36 people can be seated in the space for family-style tapas priced at $65 per person or individually plated menus for $80 per person. A standing cocktail party can fit 50. Options include pintxos like manchego cheese and strawberry jelly, and dishes like garlic shrimp and octopus with potatoes, plus churros for dessert. There are differing minimum spends to keep in mind, depending on the day of the week: $1,000 for Sunday through Thursday nights and $3,200 for Friday and Saturday nights, as well as a minimum spend of $1,500 for lunch.

107 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003

11. Sadelle's

463 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
A tower with smoked salmon next to a tower of bagels
Sadelle’s Fish Tower
Nick Solares/Eater

At this ritzy Jewish appetizing joint from Major Food Group, order up a lavish brunch spread (think bagels, lox, whitefish salad, et al) in semi-private digs. The full third floor of this Soho spot seats up to 50 people, and can be booked Monday through Thursday with a $3,000 minimum spend plus a $500 room rental fee. For larger parties, there’s a full restaurant buyout, which will fit up to 80 people seated or 200 standing.

463 W Broadway
New York, NY 10012

12. Il Buco

47 Bond St, New York, NY 10012
A wooden table set along a banquette with pillows, with bottles of wine lining the walls around it Il Buco [Official Photo]

This longtime Noho Italian-Mediterranean restaurant has a warm private dining set-up in its pillow-lined downstairs wine cellar, which seats up to 26 people. The food and beverage minimum for the entire party is typically $4,000 with a $500 room fee, though the minimum varies depending on the time of year and day of the week. Choose from three-, four-, or five-course prix fixe menus, as well as a more extensive chef’s tasting menu (a la carte is not an option for the private dining room). Literature and history buffs, take note: Edgar Allan Poe is rumored to have lived on the second floor of Il Buco’s building, and purportedly was a regular at the bar downstairs, which now houses this restaurant.

47 Bond St
New York, NY 10012

13. Uncle Boons

7 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
Read Review |
Lamb salad with red onions and cilantro on a blue patterned white plate
Lamb salad at Uncle Boons
Nick Solares/Eater

At this Michelin-starred Thai restaurant from husband-and-wife team Ann Redding and Matt Danzer, the back room, aka the Sanuk Sanuk Room, can be reserved for private parties of 15 to 24 people. There’s a $6,500 minimum spend on Sundays through Wednesdays, and an $8,500 minimum on Thursdays. Uncle Boons serves its spicy food family-style — a la carte is not an option — with six dishes plus dessert. For larger parties, a full buy-out of Uncle Boons will seat 25 to 50 people, with a $15,000 minimum spend on Sundays through Wednesdays, a $16,000 minimum on Thursdays, and an $18,000 minimum on Fridays and Saturdays.

7 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

14. Pig and Khao

68 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002
A dining room with four colorful murals on the wall and mahogany wood tables Pig and Khao [Official Photo]

Chef Leah Cohen’s excellent Southeast Asian restaurant can accommodate private parties in its back area, which seats up to 38 people, with a minimum spend starting at $2,700. Choose from a wide range of Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, and Hainanese dishes on the large party menu, like papaya salad, pork belly adobe with Szechuan peppercorns, and Hainanese duck.

68 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

15. American Cut

363 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
A view into a private dining room with black and white checkered floors American Cut [Official Photo]

The Tribeca outpost of this modern, swanky steakhouse from chef Marc Forgione has two private dining spaces on offer. The Black Room, pictured here, is situated on the restaurant’s main floor; it seats up to 17 people, with a custom-built round table, dark wood, brick walls and glass doors. Downstairs, there’s the Morrison Room, which is much larger and more secluded, with seating for up to 55 people and its own bar. Expect all the standard steakhouse fare here: dry-aged meat, raw bar, wedge salad, and vegetable and starch sides.

363 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013

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16. Congee Village

100 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

There are five private rooms on offer at this Cantonese Lower East Side classic offering rice and noodle dishes, soups, stir-fries, and, of course, congee, available a la carte or in a large-format banquet menu. Three of the rooms seat 10 to 12 people with a minimum spend of $500 in each room; another can accommodate up to 20 people with a minimum spend of $650; and the fifth fits up to 65 people with a $3,000 minimum. Bonus: all of the private rooms come tricked out with karaoke machines, for belting out some tunes post-feasting.

100 Allen St
New York, NY 10002

17. Sunday in Brooklyn

348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
A light and bright room decorated with plants and set with two long tables Sunday in Brooklyn [Official Photo]

This spacious, sun-drenched Williamsburg new American restaurant focused on sustainability has a variety of private dining choices, including a covered terrace. There’s a dining room which seats up to 18 people; the covered rooftop garden for 25; and a sun room, for even larger parties, of up to 50 people seated. Inquire for pricing details.

348 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249

18. Vinegar Hill House

72 Hudson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Longtime Dumbo American restaurant Vinegar Hill House has a private two-floored space that seats up to 36 people in a newly renovated carriage house, separated from the main dining room by a garden. . Feast on family-style chef’s menus that start with a half hour of canapes, which cost $45 to $55 per person for brunch and $90 to $125 per person for dinner. Cocktail parties also include cookies.

72 Hudson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201

19. Olmsted

659 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Olmsted Photo by Daniel Krieger

This Prospect Heights hotspot opened a private dining room in September 2018, designed by chef Greg Baxtrom and his father. The space can fit up to 28 people, designed with floral wallpaper and custom floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. Even the hallway leading up to Olmsted’s private dining space is decorated, featuring walls lined with preserved flowers and plants. Four-course family-style tasting menus start at $75 per person sans drinks, or at $115 per person for four courses plus open bar. Brunch parties cost $45 per person without drinks or $90 per person with open bar.

659 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

20. Hometown Bar-B-Que

454 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
The dining room at Hometown Bar-B-Que, with an American flag mural on the wall
Hometown Barbecue
Nick Solares/Eater

Hometown Bar-B-Que is one of the finest places in NYC for barbecue, despite its relatively remote Red Hook location, no-reservations policy, and frequently long lines. However, it offers limited semi-private and private events in its digs, plus takeout and off-site catering. Forty-five to 65 people can be seated in the side room, pictured here, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. Pricing is roughly $35 to $60 for food per person, and $30 for beer and wine or $45 for full bar for three hours. Expect a brand-new dedicated event space to open soon in Industry City.

454 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

21. Bamboo Garden

6409 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220

There are two private dining options at this massive Sunset Park Dim Sum favorite, which reopened after a snazzy renovation in 2017. The VIP Room can accommodate up to 38 people at up to four tables, with a minimum spend of $300 per table. The other private room available can hold 25 to 30 people, configured as three tables for up to 10 people apiece, with a minimum spend of $350 per table.

6409 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11220

22. Liman

2710 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235
A dining room with a view of water beyond it Liman [Official Photo]

This spacious Turkish seafood restaurant in Sheepshead Bay has various dining rooms available to rent. A large, pleasant waterfront outdoor deck can accommodate 80 to 90 people, with a $10,000 minimum (roughly $110 per person). Alternatively, book the indoor portion of the restaurant, which seats up to 100 people, around $4,000, or $40 per person. Order from a set menu or a la carte. Private party reservations can be made seven days a week, but weekends are busier and thus can be harder to secure for a private bash.

2710 Emmons Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235

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