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Royal Boucherie’s second-floor parlor room
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18 Gorgeous Private Dining Rooms at Philly Restaurants

The holidays are just around the corner

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Royal Boucherie’s second-floor parlor room
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With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to book space to eat, drink, and celebrate with a crowd at one of Philly’s party-ready restaurants. Whether you need a table for 10 or a cocktail party for 60, these private dining rooms are sure to impress guests.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. White Dog Cafe

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3420 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 386-9224
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University City mainstay White Dog Cafe offers several of its colorful themed rooms for private parties. The options include a fully enclosed downstairs wine cellar, the purple-and-blue-accented living room decorated with neon dog paintings, the window-lined oak room with a marble dining table that seats up to 12, and the solarium with its whimsical floral-print booths and hanging plants. The private event menu changes seasonally.

a dining room with a painting of a dog on the wall White Dog Cafe [official]

2. Walnut Street Cafe

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2929 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 867-8067
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University City’s chic Walnut Street Cafe offers a semi-private upstairs space for parties of 10 to 35. The restaurant can host groups for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktail parties.

a restaurant with a bar and booths Walnut Street Cafe [official photo]

3. Vernick Wine

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2029 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 639-6644

Greg Vernick’s new boutique wine shop next door to Vernick Food & Drink in Rittenhouse doubles as a private event space for sit-down dinners or cocktail parties. It fits up to 32 for a seated meal.

room with dining table and shelves with wine Taylor Chlebina

4. Scarpetta

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210 W Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 558-4199
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Scarpetta on Rittenhouse Square can hold 55 guests in its semi-private area, 18 at “Table 90” just off the main dining room, and 14 in its private wine room. Every group dining menu includes the signature spaghetti with tomato and basil.

a dining room with dark wood and a wine wall Scarpetta [official]

5. Lacroix at the Rittenhouse

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210 W Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 790-2533
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Lacroix at the Rittenhouse hotel has two private dining rooms: Lily's can accommodate up to 32 people and La Serre works for smaller events and dinners. The hotel’s Mary Cassatt Tea Room and its courtyard are also available to buy out. The food, bar, and dessert menus are endlessly customizable.

a restaurant with tall windows looking into a courtyard Lacroix [official]

6. The Love

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130 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 433-1555
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Hosting an event at the Love’s private upstairs space is like throwing a dinner party in a gorgeous, welcoming home without any of the clean up or cooking. Kick things off in the cozy lounge that features its own bar and couches and then settle in around the 20-person farm table for a seasonal brunch, lunch, or dinner (when an $85 three-course prix fixe is offered).

a room with a long wooden dining table and a lit chandelier The Love [official]

7. Barclay Prime

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237 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 732-7560
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Barclay Prime’s elegant private dining room — paneled in dark wood with the restaurant’s signature black-and-white checkered floor — has a separate entrance and can seat up to 50 people for dinner. Guests often share a variety of the steakhouse’s high-end cuts.

a long dining table with black chairs and a black and white checked floor Barclay Prime [official]

8. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

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1426-1428 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 246-0533
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Dine in a former bank vault complete with a massive vault door at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in Center City. With 10 private dining areas, the restaurant can accommodate parties of 14 to 150.

a bank vault in a restaurant Del Frisco’s [official]

9. Vetri Cucina

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1312 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-3478
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Feel like a VIP walking up the private staircase to the private second-floor dining room at Marc Vetri’s landmark Italian restaurant Vetri Cucina. The space fits up to 18 guests for a seated meal around the dining table or 45 for a cocktail reception.

dining room with wood floors and long table Vetri Cucina [official photo]

10. Barbuzzo

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110 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-9300
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From the looks of Barbuzzo’s narrow ground-floor dining room, you wouldn’t guess that the upstairs can comfortably fit 60 guests for a private dinner. There’s a fully functioning refurbished piano in the airy space and hosts have the option to serve mini-budinos for dessert.

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11. Osteria

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640 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-0920
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North Broad’s newly refreshed Osteria has three private dining spaces. The more intimate kitchen table seats eight to 14, while the wine room, with its view of the wine cellar, can fit 35 people for a sit-down meal. Bigger parties will want to go for the stunning glass-enclosed patio, which can seat up to 60. While fully enclosed, the patio gives the feeling of eating outside in a lush garden.

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12. Buddakan

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325 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 574-9440
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Overlooking the towering gold Buddha and buzzing dining room, party guests will enjoy sipping Asian-influenced cocktails and bites like edamame dumplings on Buddakan’s mezzanine, which feels both private and part of the scene. It holds 55 for a seated meal and 65 for a reception.

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13. Fork

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306 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-9425
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Modern American favorite Fork offers a fully private room that can accommodate 40 guests or be divided up for parties of 13 and 20. Menus are tailored to fit a variety of budgets and the room has A/V capability.

dining room with two round tables and a colorful painted wall Fork [official]

14. The Twisted Tail

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509 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 558-2471
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Just off South Street, Southern restaurant Twisted Tail offers a few private dining options accommodating parties of 20 all the way up to 120. The upstairs Juke Joint bar is well situated for a private dinner with two long tables.

long table with light blue leather seats The Twisted Tail [official]

15. Amada

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217-219 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-2450
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Almost every Jose Garces restaurant has a private dining room that can accommodate 10 to 50 guests, but it’s hard to go wrong with holding an event at Amada, where the private room seats 24. Along with a variety of tapas, Amada offers the cochinillo asado: a whole suckling pig brined and slow-roasted for a day and a half.

dining room with two long tables and a vase of purple flowers Steve Legato

16. Royal Boucherie

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52 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 606-6313
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The second-floor parlor room at Nick Elmi’s Royal Boucherie in Old City is outfitted with vintage furniture, candelabras, mirrors, and its own eight-seat mahogany bar. Up to 40 people can fit for a seated meal, and up to 60 for a cocktail party.

17. Han Dynasty

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123 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-1888
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With its soaring ceilings, curved bar, and long red banquette, Old City’s Han Dynasty is a looker. The Sichuan restaurant has space for private soirees in its upstairs room, which seats 30 and overlooks the main dining room, or in its downstairs space that fits 50.

Han Dynasty [official]

18. Kensington Quarters

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1310 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(267) 314-5086
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Head upstairs at Kensington Quarters in Fishtown to find a private space that holds 20 for a sit-down dinner or more for an event like a cooking class. There’s a full bar up there too.

Kensington Quarters [official photo]

1. White Dog Cafe

3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
a dining room with a painting of a dog on the wall White Dog Cafe [official]

University City mainstay White Dog Cafe offers several of its colorful themed rooms for private parties. The options include a fully enclosed downstairs wine cellar, the purple-and-blue-accented living room decorated with neon dog paintings, the window-lined oak room with a marble dining table that seats up to 12, and the solarium with its whimsical floral-print booths and hanging plants. The private event menu changes seasonally.

3420 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

2. Walnut Street Cafe

2929 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
a restaurant with a bar and booths Walnut Street Cafe [official photo]

University City’s chic Walnut Street Cafe offers a semi-private upstairs space for parties of 10 to 35. The restaurant can host groups for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktail parties.

2929 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

3. Vernick Wine

2029 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
room with dining table and shelves with wine Taylor Chlebina

Greg Vernick’s new boutique wine shop next door to Vernick Food & Drink in Rittenhouse doubles as a private event space for sit-down dinners or cocktail parties. It fits up to 32 for a seated meal.

2029 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. Scarpetta

210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
a dining room with dark wood and a wine wall Scarpetta [official]

Scarpetta on Rittenhouse Square can hold 55 guests in its semi-private area, 18 at “Table 90” just off the main dining room, and 14 in its private wine room. Every group dining menu includes the signature spaghetti with tomato and basil.

210 W Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

5. Lacroix at the Rittenhouse

210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
a restaurant with tall windows looking into a courtyard Lacroix [official]

Lacroix at the Rittenhouse hotel has two private dining rooms: Lily's can accommodate up to 32 people and La Serre works for smaller events and dinners. The hotel’s Mary Cassatt Tea Room and its courtyard are also available to buy out. The food, bar, and dessert menus are endlessly customizable.

210 W Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

6. The Love

130 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
a room with a long wooden dining table and a lit chandelier The Love [official]

Hosting an event at the Love’s private upstairs space is like throwing a dinner party in a gorgeous, welcoming home without any of the clean up or cooking. Kick things off in the cozy lounge that features its own bar and couches and then settle in around the 20-person farm table for a seasonal brunch, lunch, or dinner (when an $85 three-course prix fixe is offered).

130 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

7. Barclay Prime

237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
a long dining table with black chairs and a black and white checked floor Barclay Prime [official]

Barclay Prime’s elegant private dining room — paneled in dark wood with the restaurant’s signature black-and-white checkered floor — has a separate entrance and can seat up to 50 people for dinner. Guests often share a variety of the steakhouse’s high-end cuts.

237 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

8. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

1426-1428 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
a bank vault in a restaurant Del Frisco’s [official]

Dine in a former bank vault complete with a massive vault door at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in Center City. With 10 private dining areas, the restaurant can accommodate parties of 14 to 150.

1426-1428 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

9. Vetri Cucina

1312 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
dining room with wood floors and long table Vetri Cucina [official photo]

Feel like a VIP walking up the private staircase to the private second-floor dining room at Marc Vetri’s landmark Italian restaurant Vetri Cucina. The space fits up to 18 guests for a seated meal around the dining table or 45 for a cocktail reception.

1312 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

10. Barbuzzo

110 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Barbuzzo [official]

From the looks of Barbuzzo’s narrow ground-floor dining room, you wouldn’t guess that the upstairs can comfortably fit 60 guests for a private dinner. There’s a fully functioning refurbished piano in the airy space and hosts have the option to serve mini-budinos for dessert.

110 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

11. Osteria

640 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Osteria [official]

North Broad’s newly refreshed Osteria has three private dining spaces. The more intimate kitchen table seats eight to 14, while the wine room, with its view of the wine cellar, can fit 35 people for a sit-down meal. Bigger parties will want to go for the stunning glass-enclosed patio, which can seat up to 60. While fully enclosed, the patio gives the feeling of eating outside in a lush garden.

640 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19130

12. Buddakan

325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Michael Persico / Starr Restaurants

Overlooking the towering gold Buddha and buzzing dining room, party guests will enjoy sipping Asian-influenced cocktails and bites like edamame dumplings on Buddakan’s mezzanine, which feels both private and part of the scene. It holds 55 for a seated meal and 65 for a reception.

325 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

13. Fork

306 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
dining room with two round tables and a colorful painted wall Fork [official]

Modern American favorite Fork offers a fully private room that can accommodate 40 guests or be divided up for parties of 13 and 20. Menus are tailored to fit a variety of budgets and the room has A/V capability.

306 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

14. The Twisted Tail

509 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
long table with light blue leather seats The Twisted Tail [official]

Just off South Street, Southern restaurant Twisted Tail offers a few private dining options accommodating parties of 20 all the way up to 120. The upstairs Juke Joint bar is well situated for a private dinner with two long tables.

509 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

15. Amada

217-219 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
dining room with two long tables and a vase of purple flowers Steve Legato

Almost every Jose Garces restaurant has a private dining room that can accommodate 10 to 50 guests, but it’s hard to go wrong with holding an event at Amada, where the private room seats 24. Along with a variety of tapas, Amada offers the cochinillo asado: a whole suckling pig brined and slow-roasted for a day and a half.

217-219 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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16. Royal Boucherie

52 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The second-floor parlor room at Nick Elmi’s Royal Boucherie in Old City is outfitted with vintage furniture, candelabras, mirrors, and its own eight-seat mahogany bar. Up to 40 people can fit for a seated meal, and up to 60 for a cocktail party.

52 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

17. Han Dynasty

123 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Han Dynasty [official]

With its soaring ceilings, curved bar, and long red banquette, Old City’s Han Dynasty is a looker. The Sichuan restaurant has space for private soirees in its upstairs room, which seats 30 and overlooks the main dining room, or in its downstairs space that fits 50.

123 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

18. Kensington Quarters

1310 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Kensington Quarters [official photo]

Head upstairs at Kensington Quarters in Fishtown to find a private space that holds 20 for a sit-down dinner or more for an event like a cooking class. There’s a full bar up there too.

1310 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

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