5 New York Restaurants to Host Your Next Private Dinner

There will always be a reason to host a private dinner; whether its for a birthday, a friend's night out to do something special, a proposal, a client dinner, work success celebration, parents visiting... the possibilities are endless. Here are 5 of our favorite picks of restaurants in New York to host your next private dinner.

Garden Room at Isla & Co (25 W. 38th Street)
Discover a charming garden room at Isla & Co., located inside Hotel Hendricks at 25 W. 38th Street in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. This Australian-style, all-day Brasserie is brought to you by Parched Hospitality Group, offering a versatile experience for every occasion. Indulge in great Aussie-inspired food, coffee, and cocktails, including an Espresso Martini Flight, available all day and night.

Loulou (176 8th Ave.)
If bouquets of roses and chic French interiors are your thing, check out Chelsea’s Loulou (176 8th Ave.), a Petit French Bistro & Speakeasy serving up French classics. Their concealed lower level speakeasy, called Adelaide’s Salon, sets the bar for large group dining with a one-of-a-kind hidden entrance through a vintage Coca Cola machine. The private space comes complete with its own bar and some of the most creatively displayed cocktails in town complemented by delicious French dishes.

Nerai (55 E. 54th Street) 
Midtown East’s Greek gem Nerai maintains its spot as one of the Top 55 Restaurants in NYC list according to TripAdvisor, with three floors of gorgeous indoor dining. Indulge in delicious signature dishes like Lobster Pasta, Lavraki, Duck Moussaka and Seafood Orzotto as well as an expansive wine list, which features rare and innovative bottles from boutique wineries that are organically and biodynamically grown.  Guests can privately dine in the restaurant's Wine Room (photographed below) or Bar Room located underground in the wine cellar for intimate dining.

Periyali (35 W. 20th St.)
At Periyali's new Anemone private dining room, which spans an entire floor, guests will be treated to an exquisite array of Greek delicacies at this Flatiron mainstay.  The restaurant offers three tantalizing menu options for private events. Guests can indulge in a delightful selection of appetizers like a classic Greek Salad and Grilled Octopus and mains including Roasted Amish Chicken and Grilled Tiger Shrimp. With added options for family-style dining and customizable open bar packages, Periyali ensures an unforgettable dining experience perfect for celebrating any special occasion. 

Reyna (11 East 13th St)
The diverting world of Reyna revolves around welcoming people to gather and let loose in a convivial and chic space over delicious food and drinks. Every detail of Reyna is intentionally curated to align with their mission; from the overall vibe, gorgeous ambiance, and the exceptional food. Reyna’s menu features an innovative mix of Spanish, Greek, Turkish, Portuguese and Arabic tapas and large plates rooted in bold, Mediterranean flavors. Reyna’s irresistibly sexy lower level space Le Louis offers New Yorkers a new, sultry setting to enjoy higher end cocktails, wines, light bites and bespoke music. Ideal for private events, the space allows for both lounge seating and cocktail parties. Le Louis can accommodate 35 people for an intimate lounge party, or up to 100 for a vibrant cocktail party. Reyna’s main room is always buzzing and welcomes larger groups to dine, drink, and delight in the gorgeous space and vibey atmosphere. For more information, visit https://www.reynanewyork.com/.

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