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The Best Private Party Spaces in NYC

January 4, 2016 - by City Guide News Desk
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New York restaurants have plenty of color, flavor, and energy, covering everything from rustic-casual neighborhood spots to the world’s most elegant experiences. What New York restaurants don’t have is much space. With reservation books that fill up months in advance and tables too tight for even a foursome, the city is notorious for making life hard for group outings. We’ve gathered up some the best exceptions—restaurant destinations that can take on everything from a romantic dinner for two on up to a birthday, reunion, holiday party, or other special occasion event that requires a private party group space as only New York can do it.

Ben & Jack's Steakhouse 

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The Fifth Avenue location of Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse offers five modern private dining rooms, which can accommodate groups of 6 up to 250 people. Private dining rooms are secluded from the other rooms to ensure privacy, and are ideal for both personal and corporate occasions. 255 Fifth Ave., 212-532-7600, benandjackssteakhouse.com

Benjamin Steakhouse

Benjamin Steakhouse

From beautifully marbled cuts of dry-aged beef and succulent seafood to refined service and charm, Benjamin Steakhouse is the perfect palce for an intimate dinner. The Mezzanine Level overlooks the restaurant, capturing the ambiance, while offering a desirable sense of intimacy. Either of the Mezzanine’s two wings can be reserved exclusively or the entire space can be employed for larger functions. The Wine Room on the Mezzanine Level seats up to 21 guests and has large, theater-style curtains that can be drawn to add more privacy. 52 E. 41st St., 212-297-9177, benjaminsteakhouse.com

Bobby Van's 

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Bobby Van’s Grill & Steak House is home to legendary steaks and fresh seafood (think crab cakes or Tuscan-rubbed Atlantic salmon). With a wide variety of options, Bobby Van's can seat up to 200, and accommodate private or semi-private events ranging from 10 to up 300 people. Choose from banquet rooms, a bar and lounge area, and a general dining room. 135 W. 50th St., 212-957-5050, bobbyvans.com

Buca di Beppo

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Hearty Italian dishes are served family-style at Buca di Beppo, making them perfect for sharing. Eclectic décor, lively music, and engaging staff all add to the fun. There are five private party spaces to choose from, including the famous “Pope’s Table.” 1540 Broadway, 212-764-6527, bucadibeppo.com

Darbar

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Darbar boasts some of New York City's most authentic Indian food at more than reasonable prices. If you're looking to celebrate a birthday or other milestone, Darbar's private party room and terrific array of drinks makes for a great combination. 152 E. 46th St., 212-681-4500, darbarny.com

David Burke fabrick

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At the fabulous David Burke fabrick, guests can enjoy front-row seats as the kitchen works its magic. A Chef’s Table seats 10 next to the open kitchen, while the Chef’s Corner provides a semi-private space for 34 diners. Archer Hotel, 47 W. 38th St., 212-302-3838, davidburkefabrick.com

David Burke Kitchen 

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Versatility is the key to private parties at David Burke Kitchen, with multi-level indoor and outdoor options. The dining room seats up to 130 for a boisterous dinner party or wedding. Upstairs, the glass-enclosed Treehouse Bar offers a bird's-eye view of the bustling street below and easily plays host to a cocktail party or a surprise birthday bash. 23 Grand St., 212-201-9119, davidburkekitchen.com

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse boasts a sophisticated space that reflects the energy, vibrancy, and romanticism of the city. For group events here, guests can customize menus and choose from a variety of ambiances, including wine cellars, lounges, and city views, to create an unforgettable experience. 1221 Avenue of the Americas (entrance on 49th St.), 212-575-5129, delfriscos.com

Fogo de Chão

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At Fogo de Chão enjoy the delicious preparations of gaucho chefs along with a gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and an award-winning wine list. The three-level stunner includes a round bar that can accommodate up to 150 and private dining. 40 W. 53rd St., 212-969-9980, fogodechao.com

Foxy John's 

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Relatively new to the block, Foxy John's has quickly become a Midtown East local favorite. With $1 oysters to slurp up whenever you want them, and killer cocktails and beers at the ready, Foxy John's is one of those neighborhood go-tos we can't get enough of. The upstairs bar, complete with balcony, makes a great private party space, with room for up to 120. 143 E. 47th St., 646-838-5534, foxyjohns.com

The Marshal

Using seasonal ingredients and natural preparations, the mission at The Marshal is to make the farm-to-table experience casual, interesting, and fun. The restaurant is centrally located near Times Square in Hell's Kitchen. For private parties, The Marshal can accommodate groups up to 30 people. Reservations strongly recommended. 628 Tenth Ave., 212-582-6300, the-marshal.com

Molyvos

Molyvos has been serving soulful Greek cuisine since 1997. Big groups can choose from customized prix-fixe, traditional family-style meals, and large buffet parties. The largest all-Greek wine list in the U.S. can be found here. 871 Seventh Ave., 212-582-7502, molyvos.com

Morton's The Steakhouse

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Famous for USDA prime-aged beef, fresh seafood, fine wine, and elegant desserts, Morton’s is the ideal place for a memorable dinner. Private dining rooms are perfect for meetings and celebrations. Events are flexible here, from 10 to 200 guests, with three private dining rooms and the main dining room all available. 551 Fifth Ave., 212-972-3315; also visit their downtown location near the 9/11 Memorial at 136 Washington St., 212-608-0171, mortons.com

NYY Steak

NYY Steak

From the finest USDA Prime steaks to five-star seafood, spectacular house specials to sumptuous desserts, NYY Steak is to fine dining what the Yankees are to baseballthe best. Rich with New York Yankees history and design, the 16,000-square-foot restaurant, housed in a former bank, stretches over three floors and features two private dining rooms, including an intimate, 16-seat room housed in the old bank vault. 7 W. 51st St., 646-307-7910, nyysteak.com

Oceana

A staple of NYC’s seafood-dining scene for more than 20 years, located in a glittering and expansive Rockefeller Center space since 2009, Oceana offers a main dining room, three unique settings for private dining (The Wine Room, The Grand Salon, and The Chef’s Table), and additional outdoor seating during the warmer months. 120 W. 49th St., 212-759-5941, oceanarestaurant.com

Patsy's

This Theatre District landmark (Frank Sinatra’s favorite) has been family-run since 1944. Enjoy authentic Neapolitan cuisine in the Patsy's private dining room, where custom menus can be designed. 236 W. 56th St., 212-247-3491, patsys.com

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

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When you step into Pera, you may be in midtown, but you feel like you're entering the kind of sophisticated restaurant you would find in Istanbul. An authentic open Turkish kitchen is like a stage in the back, with the feel, flavors, and sounds of the eastern Mediterranean. There are several private dining rooms here for smaller groups. Larger parties can reserve the entire restaurant, or just the back, where guests can enjoy proximity to that open kitchen. 303 Madison Ave., 212-878-6301, peranyc.com

Pera SoHo

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Pera SoHo is a transportative Mediterranean retreat in the heart of downtown. Inspired by the renowned Istanbul neighborhood where cuisine, art, culture, nightlife, and the cosmopolitan converge, Pera SoHo seduces with an environment that is both warm and vibrant. Two private dining rooms, a garden gazebo, and a stunning SkyDeck offer great group spaces to enjoy the hospitality here. 54 Thompson St., 212-878-6305, pera-soho.com

Spyglass Rooftop Bar

With stunning views of the Empire State Building, Spyglass Rooftop Bar (capacity 100) atop the Archer Hotel is the perfect location for product launches, film premiere parties, and business cocktail receptions. A backroom space with room for 30 is great for birthday and engagement parties, as well as company happy hours. Archer Hotel, 22nd Floor, 47 W. 48th St., 212-730-0538, spyglassnyc.com

Villa Mosconi

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Villa Mosconi is celebrating 40 years feeding Greenwich Village. Their three dining rooms (including a four-season garden) offer the perfect setting for celebrating any occasion, whether it’s a romantic evening out, family gathering, or business dinner. 69 MacDougal St., 212-673-0390, villamosconi.com

Fun for Kids & Company Parties

Gotham Comedy Club

Gotham Comedy Club's on-site special events team will help you create your most memorable event. Their sophisticated space comes equipped with a full-service staff. The Main Show Room (capacity 300) features two bars, stage, and a state-of-the-art sound system. The Vintage Lounge has a capacity for 75. Custom packages available; contact Kelsey. 208 W. 23rd St., 212-367-7000, gothamcomedyclub.com

Dave & Buster's Times Square 

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Dave & Buster's in Times Square is packed with everything you need to celebrate the holidaysincluding fun. Create a perfect event with the newest games, private rooms and casual spaces, team-building activities, and tons of food and beverage options customized just for any group. Event planners will work with you from start to finish to make sure every detail is right, from finding the perfect date to working with your budget and everything in between. 234 W. 42nd St., 646-495-2015, daveandbusters.com

Planet Hollywood

From families and school groups to conventioneers and the ultimate movie buffs, Planet Hollywood offers guests a glimpse into the fabulous world of film and television. The menu, distinctive and diverse, satisfies every palate. 1540 Broadway, 212-333-7827, planethollywoodintl.com

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