Whether you’re a first-time event planner or familiar with event planning, companies are always looking for the ideal dining room, especially in the new norm where privacy and intimacy are sought after for safety reasons. Besides ensuring that the chosen venue fits the number of guests you are inviting, companies should also think about how convenient the location is to reach, what food will be served, and whether ambiance matches the occasion.
As a company that hosts intimate breakfasts, luncheons, and dinner discussions with c-level executives worldwide, we asked The Ortus Club to help us put together a list of the best private dining rooms in New York City.
Benoit Restaurant – https://www.benoitny.com/
For a little extra luxury, the Benoit Restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine by Alaine Ducasse and two exquisite private dining spaces. L’Officine is a stunning space that brings you back to another era with its detailed woodwork, impressive black and white photos of Paris, and a lighting sculpture by Brand Van Egmond. Complementing the extravagant ambience, guests are also pampered with the Chef’s seasonal tasting menu with curated wine pairings.
On the second floor, Les Salons includes three well-designed rooms named after streets leading to Benoit: Saint-Martin, Hôtel de Ville, and Rivoli. With French oak from floor to ceiling and beautiful images from La Côte Basque by Bernard Lamotte, each room pays tribute to the 1st Arrondissement. With these rooms, the Benoit Restaurant will give you a taste of Paris without having to fly there.
For private dining and events, email: email@example.com
Address: 60 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
The Lambs Club – http://www.thelambsclub.com/
With Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s distinct hospitality style, The Lambs Club carefully crafts their menus and uses custom-designed service ware. The building offers the following spaces: The Club Room, The Stanford White Studio, The Dining Room, and The Bar. The Club Room can be converted into two smaller event rooms. It is complete with a bar, private restrooms, coat check, A/V capabilities, an independent sound system, and has distinctive Landmarked elliptical doors and ultra-luxe finishings. Another private hideaway perfect for unique gatherings, drinks, and small dinners is The Stanford White Studio.
For large scale events, the Dining Room is a superb space with a fully restored 18th Century French limestone fireplace, black and white photos of Broadway and Hollywood royalty, chrome light fixtures, and handcrafted leather banquets. Lastly, with comfortable seating and an Empire Deco bar, The Bar is ideal for daytime meetings, break out space and weekend brunches, and even cocktail events.
For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.997.5262.
For events, email email@example.com or call 646-926-5349
Address: 132 West 44th St. New York, NY 10036
Eleven Madison Park – https://www.elevenmadisonpark.com/
Located in the heart of New York City, Eleven Madison Park is owned by Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara. The restaurant has been around since 1998 and has undergone a full-scale renovation and redesign—even for their food and the experience.
The restaurant currently offers an eight to ten-course menu in the main dining room and a more abbreviated tasting menu, some light snacks, and cocktails and wine in the bar. As for private dining, Eleven Madison Park offers three spaces, including a new private dining room featuring an installation from Sol LeWitt.
For private events, visit https://www.elevenmadisonpark.com/private-events/
La Sirène – https://lasirenenyc.com/
In its early days, La Sirène was a tiny BYOB restaurant in the southwestern no-man’s land of SoHo. Today, it has taken over an adjacent storefront and started serving wine and liquor.
Their menu is crafted to reflect the best of Southern France and the freshest ingredients of the season. Since their opening in 2007, their focus has been on French Southern homemade styles and quality ingredients (Cuisine Bourgeoise) paired with friendly, professional service.
For inquiries, email: Laure@LaureNewYork.com
La Sirène Soho
558 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
La Sirène Upper West Side (UWS)
416 Amsterdam Ave & 80th St, New York, NY 10024
Del Frisco’s Grille – https://delfriscosgrille.com/new-york/
Del Frisco’s Grille in New York is in the heart of the Rockefeller Center restaurants, near Radio City Music Hall and Times Square. This unique American grill features a sweeping bar with a wood-burning oven, expansive walls showcasing over 700 bottles of wine, and a sprawling patio perfect for al fresco dining. Their bar buzzes with the energy of the after-work scene, while the dining room provides the perfect setting for guests looking to escape from the rush of the city.
From celebrations to board sessions, their private and semi-private dining rooms are the perfect place for your next gathering. Their dedicated group dining coordinators will plan and personalize your event to create an unforgettable experience.
For inquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020
Benno Restaurant – https://www.bennorestaurant.com/
Located in the landmarked hotel, The Evelyn, the historic space—which dates back to 1905—was meticulously restored by the award-winning Parts and Labor Design. Featuring a rich color palette of deep reds, blues, and greens; custom furniture with brass and marble accents; and a 14’ domed skylight above the main dining room, the Art Deco-inspired space blends the grandeur of “old New-York” with a modern aesthetic reflective of the new take on fine dining the team is looking to achieve.
The cuisine at Benno focuses on the area where Northern Italy and Southern France meet at Liguria and Provence, while highlighting additional regions along the Mediterranean coast. The beverage program explores the unique wines & spirits from these provinces, with options for both cocktail and wine pairings that complement the arc of the food menu.
For inquiries, call: (212) 451-9557
Address: 7 East 27th St. New York, Ny 10016
Craft Restaurant – https://www.craftrestaurant.com/
Simply-prepared American fare showcasing pristine seasonal ingredients sourced from family farms, day boat fishermen & specialized ranchers enjoyed in an elegantly understated space. Awarded three stars by the New York Times, Craft received the prestigious James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in 2002 and Tom Colicchio received the James Beard Award for Best Chef in 2010.
Today, Craft is proud to offer their guests the same dedication to simply prepared dishes highlighting high quality, seasonal ingredients but in ways that continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community.
For inquiries, call: 212 780 0880
Address: 43 E 19th St, New York, Ny 10003
Hearth – https://www.restauranthearth.com/
Hearth takes its inspiration from its name which means the floor of the fireplace or the area in front of it. They emphasize warm hospitality matched with Chef Marco Canora’s market-driven cuisine. At Hearth, they go beyond satisfying their guests and make them feel like family.
From an intimate dinner to a cocktail party, Hearth’s private dining rooms are ideal for any event style. From corporate dinners and birthday brunches to weekday luncheons, Hearth warmly welcomes guests in need of a private space and offers custom cake orders.
For reservations, email: email@example.com
Address: 403 East 12th St at 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009
Maialino – https://www.maialinonyc.com/
Maialino perfectly captures the warmth and comfort of a Roman trattoria with its menu, including the cultures of both Rome and New York. Located in Gramercy Park Hotel, the restaurant is powered by a talented team curating, including their pastries and wine. Inspired by Roman cooking tradition, Executive Chef Matt Spivey creates soulful food made from ingredients from the restaurant’s local family of farmers and suppliers.
Maialino also has private dining rooms open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The private dining rooms overlook the beautiful view of Gramercy Park and are conducive for intimate events. Guests can choose from a variety of family-style menus and are also given the opportunity to make their own wine pairings.
For private events, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 2 Lexington Ave, 21st St., Gramercy Park Hotel
The East Pole Kitchen & Bar – http://www.theeastpolenyc.com/
The East Pole Kitchen & Bar is not only a neighborhood favorite, but also a top destination for special occasions. The restaurant is a farm-to-table dining scene offering simple and seasonal dishes in their menu, making home cooking more elegant than one could imagine. The restaurant is a go-to spot for any time of day and any type of occasion.
Whether your special event is a lunch, cocktails, dinner, or even something in between, The East Pole Kitchen & Bar invites you to use their private dining rooms for a seamless experience, with an option to use distinct areas individually and in conjunction. For small seated meals or large groups, the restaurant has a hardworking events team that can assist you with your special requests. Their private dining rooms include the Map Room on the second floor, which includes a rustic farm table and the adjoining Copper Bar Room which can be combined with the Map Room.
For inquiries, visit http://www.theeastpolenyc.com/private-events/ or call 212.249.2222
Address: 133 E. 65th St., New York, N.Y. 10065
Elegant and classy spaces may be difficult to find, but we hope this list helped in finding the perfect venue for the occasion you are planning!
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