Hey, Midtown Manhattan is often not magnificent. But if you know where to look, your next corporate event or cocktail hour can be truly great. That’s why we compiled a list of the best private dining rooms. Great for meetings. Great for eating. Great for meeting while you eat. What’s not to love?
Legasea - Private Dining RoomNeighborhood: Times Square
Seated Capacity: 20
If you have potential clients that need to be wined, dined, and eventually signed — Legasea has you more than covered. After taking a grand staircase, you’ll land upon a vibrant atmosphere with woven cane ceiling, elegant wall panels, and embossed leather chairs. They have a fantastic menu (or their renowned NYC chefs can whip up a custom menu).
Lincoln Ristorante - Private Dining RoomNeighborhood: Lincoln Center
Seated Capacity: 17
Give your next event some serious class, seriously. Located alongside the Lincoln Center pavilion, Lincoln Ristorante has views of the Henry Moore’s sculpture, a reflecting pool, and so much of this amazing part of town. Larger rooms are available, of course, depending on what you need.
La Pecora Bianca Midtown - Private Dining RoomNeighborhood: Midtown East
Seated Capacity: 32
Whoever said corporate couldn’t feel a cozy needs to reassess their brand values. With warm details done to perfection, La Pecora Bianca is one of Midtown East’s most inviting meeting spaces. With a variety of rooms depending on your needs, it’s great for cocktail receptions, seated dinners, or anything in between.
Meatball Shop Hell's Kitchen - SidepieceNeighborhood: Hell's Kitchen
Seated Capacity: 30
Hey, nothing wrong with a little something on the side (especially when it’s one of NYC’s most beloved restaurants). Meatball Shop is a Midtown restaurant with private rooms; perfect for dining, cocktails, and even a meatball making class! Come on, who doesn’t love a good meatball?
Hunt & Fish Club - The Blue RoomNeighborhood: Midtown West
Seated Capacity: 70
If you want a space that exudes a little romance, then see yourself to The Blue Room at Hunt & Fish Club. This dedicated event space is adorned contemporary Roman reliefs and set under a grand, mirrored ceiling — perfect for adding elegant vibes to any seated dinner, cocktail hour, or corporate event.
Zuma - MatsuNeighborhood: Midtown East / Grand Central
Seated Capacity: 35
For those who like to lead with a drink, Zuma’s Matsu room will put your best foot forward. Its built-in bar is crafted out of gorgeous monkey pod wood, and it’s great for your favorite cocktails (or even a sushi station). Ample A/V equipment is in every room for any meeting… for you know, the fun slideshow you made.
Legacy Records - Test KitchenNeighborhood: Hudson Yards
Seated Capacity: 34
Add some energy to your event by watching some expert chefs prepare your food right nearby. And don’t worry, you’re not crammed into some weird back kitchen. With its midcentury and residential design, Legacy Records exudes style.
Bluebird London - Private Dining RoomNeighborhood: Columbus Circle
Seated Capacity: 18
There’s nothing wrong with liking something that looks good. Set against the breathtaking views of Central Park, Bluebird’s Private Dining Room is a bright, beautiful bold gem. Its interior was designed by award-winning architecture and interior design firm CetraRuddy, and boasts a layout good for cocktail receptions, seated dinners, and buffets.
Empellon Midtown - BoardroomNeighborhood: Midtown West
Seated Capacity: 10
For the event that must go right, Empellon delivers 100%. This Midtown meeting space prides itself on taking care of the details so you can focus on the rest. Its classic layout is great for corporate meetings, receptions, and any other event that you could imagine. Don’t stress, they’ve got it!
Quality Meats - Fireplace RoomNeighborhood: Midtown / Central Park
Seated Capacity: 40
Who doesn’t love a good fireplace? And who doesn’t love impeccable service? Quality Meats truly does both (and so much more). This Midtown restaurant features private rooms that will ensure that everything you need is done to perfection.