Some occasions merit more than just a regular reservation. For those special events, nothing feels quite as celebratory as a private dining room. From intimate dinner tables and elegant basements to bigger buyouts, these NYC restaurants have many options to offer. Complete with menus curated by a variety of the city’s top-tier chefs, these private dining rooms provide unforgettable experiences for both hosts and their guests.
Korean steakhouse Cote opened its highly-anticipated basement bar late last year. The dark space, channeling serious jungle vibes with an overflow of lush plants, is available for events.
The Fulton is world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s first seafood restaurant, which opened under a year ago at Pier 17. With chic interiors by Yabu Pushelberg, the spacious venue boasts multiple private dining areas, both indoor and out.
High Dive West Palm just opened last month, complete with a spacious terrace and private dining room. With chef Jeremy Bearman and pastry chef Cindy Bearman at the helm, the seafood restaurant has become a fast favorite.
Redefine Hospitality and Chef David Burke debuted the first location of their multi-city concept, an inventive and theatrical restaurant, in NYC. The space was designed with an emphasis on group dining, especially the back atrium with a greenhouse ceiling, which can be booked for private parties.
Michelin-starred Chef Alain Verzeroli’s Shun is a modern French restaurant with exceptionally beautiful design by French architect Joseph Dirand. The decadent space features two separate private salons to choose from, plus a cocktail lounge area for standing receptions.
The Chatwal is a New York classic, with multiple event spaces available for booking. Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is at the helm of the private dining experience, serving modern American cuisine with seasonal ingredients.
Park Avenue newcomer Oceans specializes in seafood (though there’s plenty of meat on the menu, too). The spacious restaurant offers a semi-private space on the main floor, an intimate wine cellar and a larger private room downstairs.
This year, some of the world's most renowned hotel brands will enter new territory and make their debuts in New York and Los Angeles. From major players in the luxury travel world to experts in boutique amenities, both cities will see properties designed for tourists and locals alike. These are the hot hotel openings to know from coast to coast.
Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel
Now Open (Somewhere Nowhere opening Spring 2020)
The Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel is officially open on the former site of the iconic Antiques Garage flea market. Highlights include chef Fabrizio Facchini’s restaurant Cotto, where you can enjoy traditional Italian cuisine in the family-style dining room or on the trellis-covered courtyard. The Cardinal Ballroom--complete with floor-to-ceiling windows--was designed to host everything from galas to conferences, as the space can be separated into two. You’ll have to wait until spring, though, to experience Somewhere Nowhere, the bi-level luxury lounge on the hotel’s rooftop.
Six Senses New York
Opening Fall 2020
Luxury hospitality brand Six Senses will make its New York debut this fall. The property will be located in The XI, which was imagined by architect Bjarke Ingels and ideally situated on the High Line overlooking the Hudson River. The 10-floor development will offer a “community-driven experience,” in which well-being, sustainability and social engagement are at the forefront. Expect impeccable interiors designed by Parisian firm Gilles & Boissier.
Aman New York
Opening Late 2020
Aman will also arrive in NYC by year’s end, bringing a dose of the brand’s signature serenity to the concrete jungle. Located inside the Crown Building on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, Aman’s first urban Residences “invite guests to experience the Aman way of life, in harmony with the heartbeat of the city.” Aman New York will house a three-story spa, subterranean jazz bar, wraparound Garden Terrace overlooking Central Park, two restaurants and a wine library.
The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood
Opening Summer 2020
Chicago hotel brand The Godfrey will open its first West Coast property this summer. The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood takes a cue from its surroundings, with a curated art program and immersive interior design. In addition to 220 guestrooms, the property comprises four bars, various indoor-outdoor event spaces and restaurant About Last Knife, described as “an energetic, chef-driven gastropub-meets-steakhouse.” The Rooftop Pool & Bar is one of the largest in LA, offering both indoor and outdoor space. Take note, as it will be available for private events.
Angelenos can look forward to another brand debut with luxury boutique hotel Thompson Hollywood. The first California property for Thompson Hotels, the design-forward space will house elegant amenities including a restaurant, pool deck, rooftop bar and penthouse lounge. Guests will have a range of experiences to choose from, including nightlife, wellness and culinary adventures.