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There are plenty of restaurants to dine at in Austin, but for a special occasion, company meeting, or private dining experience, not just any place will do. I’ve rounded up the top restaurants with the perfect trifecta of good food, decor, and service with the best private dining rooms in Austin.
SEE ALSO: My Favorite Austin Restaurants
Consider these private dining spaces the next time you’re planning a holiday party, birthday party, bachelorette party, bridal shower, business dinner, company get together, brand activation or investor meeting!
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Hosting a private event at Yamas is an immersive experience that combines the warmth of Greek hospitality with the culinary delights of authentic Greek cuisine. In the vibrant culinary scene of Austin, Yamas offers a unique private event space that exudes charm and elegance. Whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday, hosting a corporate gathering, or organizing an intimate rehearsal dinner, Yamas provides a unique and inviting atmosphere for any occasion. Upon entering the private event space, guests are greeted by the inviting aroma of freshly prepared Greek dishes and the soothing ambiance of Mediterranean-inspired decor. The space is adorned with tasteful touches that reflect the rich cultural heritage of Greece, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for you and your guests.
5308 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX
Lulu’s is a mother-daughter owned craft cocktail bar that focuses on delivering some of the best tasting and most well-balanced Agave based drinks. Tequila and mezcal have been becoming increasingly more popular in recent years and they’re happy to call themselves longtime experts in this emerging trend! Everything Lulu’s has here blends the airy aesthetic and neutral palettes found in Mexico City with the friendly, South Austin vibe they all know and love. Stop by for some of the most unique cocktails you can find in Austin, paired with a relaxed vibe, it is sure to be the perfect match for a great bridal shower, birthday party, or any occasion where you need to have great drinks and a good time.
Looking to learn more about tequila and Mezcal? Check out Lulu’s flight boards featuring them both so that you can learn more about the complex flavors they both have to offer!
10402 Menchaca Rd bldg C
With a perfect blend of cutting-edge games, exquisite cuisine, and exceptional cocktails, hosting an event at Electric Shuffle ensures a memorable and enjoyable experience for you and your guests. Create lasting memories in a venue that seamlessly combines technology, entertainment, and gastronomy for an event like no other.
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91 Red River St STE 102, Austin, TX 78701
Pull up a seat at Keepers raw bar and enjoy a rotating selection of fresh seafood, oysters, and hand rolls. Keeper’s white oak wrapped bar serves a thoughtful list of wines, cocktails and beers from Austin’s best local breweries. The covered patio is not to be missed and hosts an array of tropical plants and cool misting fans inviting you to stay awhile. Keepers has brunch, dinner and daily happy hour.
5701 W Slaughter Ln Building D, Austin, TX 78749
The Cactus Room maintains the same industrialized nineteenth-century décor as the restaurant. The room provides you & your guests privacy but still maintains the feel of being on downtown 6th Street with its warm decor & private bar. The Cactus Room is a fully private room.
606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701
Wanderlust is Austins Premier wine bar. There 56 taps serving up wines from all over the world. With 3 locations in Austin, you’re never too far from great-tasting wine! Stop in, say hi, and enjoy company with your friends, or some time to yourself!
610 N Interstate Hwy 35 + 702 Shady Ln
Book the entire Dogwood for your next event. Get the best of both worlds for a completely private function. When renting out the restaurant, you’ll have access to the indoor and patio areas which include 2 bars, 2 stages, a photo booth, AV systems and 19 screens to make sure everyone is entertained. The Dogwood loves hosting corporate parties, fundraisers, retirement parties and wedding receptions! Access to two private bathrooms also comes with the space! The venue can hold up to 550 people in our 6300-square-foot space in Austin. With this setup, The Dogwood can also support 21 tables for drinks and socialization.
11420 Rock Rose Ave #130 + 715 W 6th St
Irene’s offer private events that will help cover any of your dining and enjoyment needs from table reservations to Birthdays, to Bachelorette Parties. Irene’s can cater your event with their traditional menu, offering everything from snacks like popcorn, to traditional appetizers, sandwiches, and tacos sure to satisfy every pallet. Irene’s also has a full bar serving up beautiful signature cocktails, frozen drinks, wine, and beer! For normal bookings, they only offer reservations for groups of 10 or more anytime during the week except during brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. All large party bookings require a minimum spend.
506 West Ave
Juliet’s culinary team has curated classic Italian comfort food inspired by the style of cuisine made popular in New York City’s Little Italy. All of the food is from scratch every morning and with love. Juliet takes their food seriously but always enjoy good company and laughter over delicious food and excellent drinks. Juliet offers an extensive menu with many options, any guests will have plenty of options they enjoy.
1500 Barton Springs Rd
Old Thousand is a neighborhood Chinese restaurant on Austin’s east side with eclectic and inventive mix of flavors, ingredients, and styles with modern interpretations of classic American-Chinese recipes. At 11th Street, Old Thousand is known for their unique take on Chinese-American fusions and amazing cocktails and bar that pair perfectly with all the flavor profiles on our menu! Traditional Chinese decorations, mixed with a twist of Austin funk, provide a unique atmosphere that will leave guests starstruck. The space is perfect for birthday parties, corporate parties, kid-friendly events, and bridal and wedding showers, just to name a few!
1000 E 11th St #150
Bar Peached offers three separate private dining options that can accommodate both small, intimate groups and larger parties. The Eastwood is a private dining room in a moody space defined by mod lighting and velvety fabrics. It can seat up to 42 guests and accommodate up to 60 guests for a cocktail style event. The outdoor patio sits underneath a 100 year old oak tree. Secluded from West 6th, the patio mixes both lounge furniture and dining tables. It is characterized by bright colors and wood benches and can accommodate up to 65 guests seated and 110 standing. A full restaurant buyout incorporates both the private dining space, outdoor patio, and the main upstairs dining room. This option is for parties with larger guest counts that perhaps want to host different experiences in each area of the bungalow space.
1315 W 6th St
PoK-e-Jos has been serving Austin unbelievable Texas BBQ since 1979 with tender, melt-in-your-mouth BBQ, fresh sides, and Texas hospitality. Dine-in, to-go, and catering, Poke-Jo’s delivers some of the best barbecue in Austin.
*Multiple locations through Austin
From birthdays and anniversaries to corporate functions, executive dinners, SXSW and beyond, Swift’s Attic has spaces suited for intimate dining experiences or full buyout celebrations. While Swift’s doesn’t have a private room at Swift’s Attic, many guests enjoy intimate dinners in our Lounge and semi-private sections of the restaurant!
315 Congress Ave
Experience the casual elegance of hosting your event at Ranch 616 in the heart of Austin, Texas. Nestled in a downtown Austin Ranch 616 is perfect for the start, middle, or end of any night! the Ranch effortlessly combines laid-back charm with the vibrant energy of the city.
Ranch 616’s open-air space provides a relaxed setting for your gathering, allowing guests to enjoy the pleasant Austin weather while savoring delicious cuisine. The venue’s location adds to the appeal, providing easy access to the city’s attractions and making it a convenient choice for locals and visitors alike.
616 Nueces St
The Studio is an intimate and chic private bar at the front of the Inn Cahoots Hotel that can host up to 40 people. The expert in-house mixologists offer inventive and delicious cocktails, using premium spirits and fresh ingredients to satisfy every palate, and the seductive decor and moody lighting create an atmosphere that is both alluring and unforgettable.
1221 E 6th St
Lazerus is a neighborhood brewery located in the heart of East Austin specializing in Coffee, Beer, Tacos, and Joy! Located on the corner of 6th and Chicon, Lazerus has been serving award-winning beers since 2016, brewing about 60-70 different styles and brands, all sold locally. Lazerus also features an extensive wine menu with beer, coffee, and tacos. Lazarus is also kid-friendly and pet-friendly.
1902 E 6th St + 4803 Airport Blvd
Every day, Late Night. Industry East is the all the time hangout for breakfast and meetings, a quick lunch, happy hour with a friend or 40, eastside pre-gamming, or a late night snack. With 60+ menu items, a lot of them healthy, a lot of them not, and a full bar with 30 taps, Industry East has you covered for every mood and every occasion. Whether happy hour for 20 or a buyout for 250, Industry has a flexible indoor/outdoor seating with a stage and a built in sound and projector system for presentations.
1211 E 5th St. Ste 150
Indulge your senses in a culinary symphony with Apt 115’s rotating 13-course tasting menu, expertly curated to delight even the most discerning palates. The talented chefs at APT 115 take pride in creating dishes that are as visually stunning as they are delicious, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience for you and your guests. Explore a world of flavors with our extensive wine selection, carefully curated to complement the culinary delights of their menu.
APT 115 is dedicated to sourcing the finest small-batch wines, providing a unique opportunity to savor rare gems that will elevate your event to new heights. Tailor your event to perfection with Apt 115’s customizable private dining options. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, the versatile space at APT 115 can accommodate your needs. Choose from the rotating tasting menu or opt for a pre-fixe selection, allowing you to create an event that suits your vision.
2025 E 7th St
Discover the perfect blend of Austin’s laid-back charm and vibrant energy at Lustre Pearl East, an iconic venue for hosting your next event in Austin. Whether you’re planning a birthday, reunion, or just a special night out, Lustre Pearl East offers a unique setting that seamlessly marries modern sophistication with Austin’s signature warmth. Step inside and be captivated by the inviting atmosphere of Lustre Pearl East’s indoor wood bar. The rich wood accents and cozy ambiance create a welcoming space for guests to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and indulge in a curated selection of beverages. The indoor setting provides an intimate backdrop for mingling and conversation.
114 Linden St
Tucked away from the city, Lenoir is like a mini vacation. The space is romantic and intimate, serving up some southern treats with a unique culinary twist. The menu features seasonal and creative cuisine from Chef Todd Duplechan. Petite Maison is the restaurant’s private dining space, located in a separate craftsman-style house with dining for up to 22 guests.
1807 S 1st St
SEE ALSO: 11 Best Wine Bars In Austin Texas
DrinkWell is an award-winning neighborhood cocktail bar and restaurant located in Austin’s eclectic North Loop district. Co-owned by husband and wife team, Michael and Jessica Sanders, this small space is built on a big commitment to serving delicious, craft-forward fare in a vibrant, service-forward atmosphere.
207 E 53rd St
Perfect for special events! The Diner Bar can create the perfect event for your large party or celebration. From private spaces to custom menus, Diner Bar can provide you with an unforgettable culinary experience your guests will not soon forget. The private dining space is in their adjacent sister restaurant, The Grey Market with seated and family dining for up to 40 guests and reception-style parties for up to 100 guests. Diner Bar is also available for full Restaurant buyouts!
500 San Jacinto Blvd
Wu Chow brings authentic, farm-fresh, modern Chinese food to the heart of downtown Austin, offering dishes representative of all eight styles of Chinese cuisine.
500 W. 5th #168 + 3800 N Lamar Blvd #170, WuChowAustin.com
Room 725 is Fairmont Austin’s hidden haven, primed for Champagne & Caviar service and beyond. This semi-private space offers the most indulgent of Austin experiences through a selection of caviar, refined Champagne and cocktail options, a menu of Pre-Embargo Cigars and live music. While the spotlight shines brightly on the Champagne & Caviar options, those seeking other options can still enjoy menu options during a visit to this luxe location.
In addition to enjoying the finest selection of Champagne, which can be ordered by the glass, bottle, guests can select special flights which feature Taittinger, Brut La Francaise, Billecart-Salmon, and more. Those in the mood for a crafted cocktail can choose from a signature list of classic elixirs including the standout Old Fashioned, Julep, French 75, Martini, and more.
The Champagne & Caviar experience also presents a rare selection of Pre-Embargo cigars, which were sourced from a single collection. All of these cigars are “clear Havana’s” meaning that they are made of Cuban tobacco, but rolled in the United States. Every cigar in this unique assortment dates back prior to The Cuban Trade Embargo (imposed February 1962), and some have been encased for more than 100 years.
The offering is available Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Oso Room At Oseyo
The Oso Room, Oseyo’s 62-seat private dining event space is a spacious, yet intimate setting with its dark walls, cozy lounge chairs and modern rugs – all of which lend itself to a cool and comfortable vibe that is a welcoming extension of the main dining room. This room is a flexible space that can offer a quiet meeting room, a semi-private space for as few as 15 guests or a completely private venue for parties up to 75 guests with a customizable service style from passed small plates to family-style to buffet service. Oseyo’s also carefully vette entertainment vendors such as DJ’s, Karaoke, and other vendors to help curate a special evening for you and your guests – whatever the occasion. Oseyo also has a outdoor patio.
Amenities and options:
- a/v equipment
- 62 seated or 15 to 75 guests standing
- passed small plates to family-style to buffet service
To book: email email@example.com
1628 E Cesar Chavez St, oseyoaustin.com
The Apartment is located above Jeffrey’s and is available to book breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktail hour, and meetings.
Amenities and options:
- full bar
- record player.
- capacity is 20 seated and 30 standing.
- menu options include family-style, passed tray, and/or buffet.
To book: email firstname.lastname@example.org
1204 W Lynn St
Photo by Julia Keim
The study at Eberly offers a lush, greenhouse-like fine dining setting that can host 32 seated, 40 standing. Shelves are adorned with vintage books from owner John Scott’s late mother’s personal collection. Situated in the center of Eberly, the study offers the lively atmosphere of the Cedar Tavern and dining room while still maintaining privacy, with doors on each side.
The private dining room in Austin at Eberly is located behind the Cedar Tavern bar and can host 16 for seated dinner, 40 lounge seating or 75 standing. This room has a private entrance from outdoors, private restrooms, private bar, dedicated sound system, and DJ capabilities.
Eberly will also be opening their rooftop events space soon for private events.
Amenities and options:
- Complimentary valet parking
- Dedicated service staff for event
- Secure guest wifi
- A/V Capabilities
To book: Director of Events, Sarah Thevenot at email@example.com
614 S. Lamar Austin, TX 78704, eberlyaustin.com
Kemuri Tatsu-Ya’s Texan and Japanese styles blend together for a rustic and eclectic dining space that can accommodate anywhere from 17-200 guests, with Chef’s Tables available for 9-16 guests. Kemuri Tatsu-Ya’s spacious patio can be utilized in combination with the dining room for seated dinners with up to 100 guests and for drinks and appetizers with up to 200 guests. The carport space adjacent to the patio is also available for private dining.
Amenities and options:
- Parking lot and street parking
- Dedicated service staff for event
- Ability to work with event on menu style/preference
To book: Elizabeth Ramsay at firstname.lastname@example.org
2713 E 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78702, kemuri-tatsuya.com
Fareground, Austin’s first food hall, is also available for private events! The inside-outside, eat-drink, work-play, early-to-rise, late-to-close hub, is all within walking distance of the heart of downtown Austin. Host your wedding reception on our beautiful plaza or rent out the entire venue for up to 1,200 guests, with food available from some of Austin’s most popular chefs.
Amenities and options:
- Group parking rates available in One Congress Garage (connects directly to Fareground).
- Catering available from Henbit, Contigo, Dai Due, Easy Tiger, ni-Kome & Antonelli’s.
- Beverage provided by ELM Restaurant Group.
- Multiple-use spaces for groups of 100 – 1,200.
- Outdoor music venue.
To book: Email Kayla French at email@example.com
111 Congress, Plaza Level, faregroundaustin.com
Hugging the banks of the Colorado River Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile’s private dining room in Austin is the perfect place for corporate meetings, personal celebrations, and special events.
Amenities and options:
- complimentary valet
- private entrance
- private bathroom
- flexible seating arrangements
- A/V hook ups
- complimentary WiFi for media
- food & beverage offerings are completely customizable and vary by season.
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org
3235 E Cesar Chavez, jacobysaustin.com/events/
SEE ALSO: 11 Best Wine Bars In Austin Texas
Located in Central Austin, Uchiko’s elegant private dining room Austin is the perfect choice for holiday celebrations, corporate dinners, birthday parties, cocktail receptions, and more. The main room seats a maximum of 34 guests, and it can be split into two small private rooms that accommodate up to 14 guests each.
Amenities and options:
- Complimentary valet
- Setups for live cooking demonstrations
- Customized private dining room menus with wine and sake pairings
- State-of-the-art audiovisual system with a flat screen HD television equipped with video connections and wifi
To book: For availability and a complimentary consultation for your event, contact Charisse Sayers at email@example.com or 512.560.3494.
4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756, uchiaustin.com
Malverde is the indoor & outdoor private event space at La Condesa. Perched above 2nd Street, Malverde offers skyline views of downtown Austin and looks directly into Austin City Limits. Malverde features craft cocktails, an artisanal beer and wine selection and is catered exclusively by La Condesa.
Designed with a flexible room configuration to accommodate cocktail receptions, corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, happy hours, and a variety of private event options.
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org
400-B W 2nd St, lacondesa.com/malverde
The Flour House at La Condesa
The Flour House, La Condesa’s subterranean private dining room offers a truly unique experience with separate rooms for both cocktails and family-style dining for up to 20 guests.
Originally built in the 1860’s by the Schneider family as part of a brewery, the Flour House is one of Austin’s secret treasures, landmarked by the Texas Historical Commission. In the heart of downtown and Austin’s bustling 2nd Street District, you can’t go wrong with the vibrant flavors of La Condesa’s modern, Mexican cuisine.
To book: email@example.com
400 W 2nd St, lacondesa.com
Walton’s secret private room, Hideaway Room, on West 6th seats up to 30 guests. The space is beautiful (lots of light and decorated with plants from Walton’s own collection), and quiet, which makes it perfect for bridal showers and luncheons!
609 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, waltonsfancyandstaple.com/events
Sway is one of my favorite spots for date night but the restaurant can get really loud because of the communal seating. Sway’s private dining room seating is ideal for intimate social gatherings. Choose from two types of group dining reservations, both paired with one of the chef’s menus. All reservations require a minimum of 10 guests. Group dining options include brunch, lunch, two chef’s menu options, and Moo Sway.
Chef’s menu: Enjoy a number of favorites from the Sway menu, including freshly shucked oysters, prawn miange, green curry and tiger cry. Lunch and dinner options available.
Moo Sway: Moo Sway is a family-style feast that must be reserved 24 hours in advance and is only available for two groups a day. Moo Sway features an off-the-menu Thai-style pork shoulder, a dozen freshly shucked oysters, jasmine rice and assorted sauces. Moo Sway also comes with an assortment of favorites from the regular menu.
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org
3437 Bee Caves Rd, swaythai.com/group-dining/
Parkside’s private dining and event spaces are perfect for any occasion in the heart of Downtown Austin. Parkside accommodates groups large or small for seated dinners, dinner buffets, and cocktail parties. It is a prime location for rehearsal dinners, birthdays, wedding receptions, corporate events, luncheons, happy hour – the list goes on!
301 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, parkside-austin.com
Fonda San Miguel
For authentic traditional Mexican cuisine served in a colorful, hacienda-style space, host your next soiree at Fonda San Miguel. Fonda’s back room holds up to 80 people.
To book: Call the restaurant for a custom quote and menu at (512) 459-4121.
2330 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756, fondasanmiguel.com
The private dining rooms at Fixe offer a variety of options to make your next gathering memorable with an upscale Southern hospitality. Check out Fixe Austin’s happy hour here.
500 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701, austinfixe.com
Olamaie has a private room that can be closed off (with a heavy curtain) that can fit 12 guests comfortably. In order to reserve this room, guests must choose a custom preset menu that is coordinated with the chefs.
The Chef’s Table by the kitchen can sit up to 10 guests and the patio table (pictured above) can sit up to 8 guests, both of which do not require a custom set menu.
Guests may also reserve the entire restaurant for larger groups of up to 60.
1610 San Antonio St, olamaieaustin.com
This recently opened east Austin neighborhood Italian restaurant helmed by Chef Erind Halilaj offers a private dining room for up to 40 guests with the restaurant’s wine cellar spanning the entire sidewall and access to the large oak tree-shaded patio. Groups can gather to enjoy non-regional Italian food and wine in an intimate setting.
To book: email@example.com
1601 E 6th Street, ilbruttoaustin.com
SEE ALSO: 21 Best Italian Restaurants in Austin
Photo Credit: Nick Simonite
Mattie’s at Green Pastures
Amongst the grounds covered in ancient live oak trees, magnificent white-feathered peacocks roaming the fields, and the subtle scent of biscuits in the air, there lies Mattie’s. Unveiled in spring 2017, Mattie’s is located inside a legendary 19th-century era Victorian Green Pastures estate. With their ample event space, Green Pastures has become a local landmark for hosting exquisite get-togethers featuring event menus curated by Chef Ethan Holmes.
Amenities and options:
- The Table Royale – This private dining room is designed for intimate dining and meetings for up to 16 guests and is fully equipped with A/V hardware. This room is approximately 175 square feet and has a private entrance on the mezzanine floor of The House.
- The Lounge Room – Just atop a beautiful, original staircase lies an ideal room for cocktail parties and small dinners. A seated dinner in the Lounge Room can accommodate 32 guests. The space is 500 square feet with views of the majestic live oaks.
- Marion Hall – This beautifully lit 2,300 square foot hall features stunning walls of wood doors and windows, which provide abundant natural light by day and warm, ambient light into the evening. The maximum capacity for a seated dinner is 160 guests, and the room can be fitted with a dance floor. It’s perfect for larger private dinners, cocktail parties and large meetings.
- The Pavilion – Mattie’s offers a 1,200 square foot rain sheltered outdoor space is located just off the south side of The House. The Pavilion offers dedicated climate-controlled restrooms along with seating for up to 80 dinner guests or 100 guests for a reception.
To book: For more info or to book your private event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
811 W Live Oak St., mattiesaustin.com
Photo credit: Aubrie Pick
Located right just off Rainey Street, on the fourth floor of Hotel Van Zandt, Geraldine’s serves as the perfect oasis from the bustle of the city, with incredible views of Lady Bird Lake and live music each evening. Multiple space options are available for private dining / buyouts ranging from an intimate space to the entire restaurant. Your event will feature specialty menus created by Chef Stephen Bonin showcasing contemporary Texas fare. The best part is that the space is also set up as a concert venue, so if you’re looking for some live music at your private event, Geraldine’s is a no-brainer.
To book: For more info or to book your private event, email email@example.com.
605 Davis St, geraldinesaustin.com
Second Bar + Kitchen at East Austin Hotel
Located within a chic East Austin boutique hotel, Second Bar + Kitchen at East Austin Hotel has multiple, beautiful spaces for any occasion. Helmed by critically-acclaimed Executive Chef Gerard Kenny, enjoy shareable small plates, elevated entrees, delicious sandwiches and burgers, as well as decadent desserts. From the bar, take your pick from a wide selection of garden fresh classic cocktails.
Amenities and options:
- The Corner— 725 Sq. Ft. Accommodates 40 seated guests or 60 standing. Details: Floor to ceiling windows, Ability to close off space for private events. Options: 1/2 or complete space.
- The Den— 460 Sq. Ft. Accommodates up to ~40 people. Details: TV with AV capabilities, sound system, perfect meeting space.
- The Rooftop — ~1,765 Sq. Ft. Accommodates up to 50 people inside and 75 outside, for a total of 125. Projector with AV capabilities, Floor to ceiling windows, Wrap around patio, sound system. Options: 1/4, 1/2, or complete space
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org”
1108 E 6th St, Austin, TX,