11 "Private Dining" restaurants in Washington DC.
At some point in your life, you will inevitably be asked to plan your sister’s bridal shower, office holiday party, or some other milestone celebration that requires a private dining room. Here are some great places to plan a private party for your group of 10 to 100.
Part trendy clothing store, part Cambodian/Thai restaurant, Maketto might just be the coolest spot in DC right now.
The phenomenal tapas and fun times here might be the best example of what Jose Andres has done for DC eating.
Hit Oyamel in Penn Quarter for delicious Mexican food in a fun space.
A classic that can be used for dates or heavy drinking. Maybe even at the same time. The food’s great too.
Another Jose Andres spot with solid tapas. Head to Zaytinya for a power lunch that doesn’t feel like a power lunch.
Estadio’s tapas will be familiar if you’re used to eating Spanish food, but it will be better. Use Estadio to woo sources, dates, or anyone else.
Attached to the Carlyle Hotel in DuPont, The Riggsby does everything “classic” extremely well.
Jose Andres’ new place isn’t quite up to the level of his other spots, but it’s a fun time for Peruvian, Japanese, and Chinese fusion.
Texas Jack’s in Arlington is a bit fancier and more buttoned up than your typical BBQ joint, but the food is very good.