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Best Restaurants For Private Dining In Austin

March 26, 2018

UPDATED March 2018

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 for private dining in Austin.

Consider these spots the next time you’re planning a birthday party, bridal shower, company get together, brand activation or investor meeting!

 

Jeffrey's Apartment

JEFFREY’S APARTMENT

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 fallon@mcguiremoorman.com

1204 W Lynn St

 

Eberly Austin

Photo by Julia Keim

EBERLY

The study at Eberly offers a lush, greenhouse-like 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 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 sarah@eberlyaustin.com

614 S. Lamar Austin, TX 78704, eberlyaustin.com

 

Kemuri Tatsuya

KEMURI TATSU-YA

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 events@kemuri-tatsuya.com

2713 E 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78702, kemuri-tatsuya.com

 

Guild Austin

GUILD

Seasonally inspired, seafood-focused cuisine. The ingredient-driven menu includes an extensive raw bar, including oysters and ceviche, classic desserts with an unfamiliar twist, and a vast selection of wine and champagne.

To book: events@chameleongp.com

3800 N. Lamar #170, GuildAustin.com

 

Italic Restaurant

ITALIC

Italic is a rustic Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Austin. Selections range from cured meats, Italian cheeses, olives and house-marinated produce to house-baked focaccia, rustic pizzas and entrées such as roasted half chicken or Florence-style T-bone steak are made in our top-of-the-line American-built pizza oven. Step into our wood-encased private nook tucked away in the back of the restaurant, and enjoy a group lunch, cocktail hour, business function (with complimentary A/V!) or private dinner party with your guests! Bookings are available for up to 46 guests.

Amenities and options:

  • Free self-parking Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.
  • Complimentary A/V
  • Family-Style dining packages for groups of all sizes
  • All Italian wine list curated by Master Sommelier Craig Collins!

To book: email Kayla French at events@italicaustin.com

123 W 6th Street, italicaustin.com

 

Fareground Austin

FAREGROUND

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 events@faregroundaustin.com

111 Congress, Plaza Level, faregroundaustin.com

 

Jacoby's

JACOBY’S

Hugging the banks of the Colorado River Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile’s private dining room 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: events@jrg.com

3235 E Cesar Chavez, jacobysaustin.com/events/

 

Wu Chow

WU CHOW

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.

To book: events@chameleongp.com

500 W. 5th #168, WuChowAustin.com

 

Aviary Kitchen

AVIARY WINE & KITCHEN

Aviary offers indoor and outdoor private dining options. Inside, you can enjoy a family-style, four-course, or five-course dinner for up to 32 people, or a standing reception style for up to 75 people. Outside, up to 75 people can party on the patio, and enjoy meat and cheese boards accompanied with insane wines. Full buyouts for both indoor and outdoor space are also available!

To book: reservations@aviarywinekitchen.com

2110 S. Lamar Blvd, aviarywinekitchen.com

 

Best Restaurants For Private Dining In Austin

Uchiko

Located in Central Austin, Uchiko’s elegant private dining room 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 csayers@uchirestaurants.com or 512.560.3494.

4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756, uchiaustin.com

 

Malverde

Malverde

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: malverde@lacondesa.com

400-B W 2nd St, lacondesa.com/malverde

 

Flour House La Condesa

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.

To book: pdr.austin@lacondesa.com

400 W 2nd St, lacondesa.com/austin/private-dining

 

Ladies Brunch at Walton's Fancy & Staple 2

Walton’s

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 Austin

Sway

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: reservations@swaythai.com

1417 S 1st St, swaythai.com/group-dining/

 

Swift's Attic

SWIFT’S ATTIC

Not holding to any particular cooking genre or style, Swift’s Attic instead focuses on the creative, whimsical, and delicious. Swift’s Attic is widely celebrated for their R&D approach – an ever-changing menu of carefully curated American farm-to-table offerings that proudly showcases a melting pot of flavor profiles and influences.

The bar features 14 draft beers, with most sourced locally, in addition to an entire catalog of bottled beers, 24 by-the-glass wines served from a state-of-the-art Cruvinet system, and an innovative craft cocktail program supplemented by an ice tap that pours four ice-cold liquors instantly.

To book: events@chameleongp.com

315 Congress Ave, SwiftsAttic.com

 

 

Parkside Austin

Parkside

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/events/

 

Fonda San Miguel

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

 

Fixe Austin

Fixe

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

Olamaie

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

 

II BRUTTO

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 side wall 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: events@ilbruttoaustin.com

1601 E 6th Street, ilbruttoaustin.com

 

Central Standard

CENTRAL STANDARD

Central Standard, the bar and grill located at the popular South Congress Hotel, offers a private dining room for up to 30 guests. The luxurious private dining room features floor-to-ceiling windows with views of downtown and South Congress Ave. With custom menu options, a private patio, and A/V capabilities, Central Standard is ideal for intimate cocktail parties, private dinners, meetings and more.

Amenities and options:

  • custom menu options
  • private patio
  • A/V capabilities
  • Valet parking available for $8

To book: reservations@centralstandardaustin.com

1603 South Congress Ave, centralstandardaustin.com/private-dining

 

Mattie's at Green Pastures

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 Joshua Thomas.

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 mail@mattiesaustin.com.

811 W Live Oak St., mattiesaustin.com

 

Geraldine's

Photo credit: Aubrie Pick

GERALDINE’S

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 booking@geraldinesaustin.com.

605 Davis St, geraldinesaustin.com

 

Second Bar + Kitchen downtown

SECOND BAR + KITCHEN DOWNTOWN

Second Bar + Kitchen is an Austin staple, Modern American restaurant located in the heart of downtown Austin. The downtown location is led by Executive Chef Jason Stude who serves up a delicious menu of eclectic cuisines with Texas flavors, using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.

Second Bar + Kitchen boasts three semi-private and private dining & event spaces: The Green Room, an outdoor terrace on the second floor of SBK (host up to 44 guests); Second Bar a semi-private area between SBK and Congress Hall, perfect for cocktail receptions (hosts up to 25 guests); and Congress Hall, a private dining hall that includes a Private Dining Room within (hosts up to 70 seated guests or up to 100 standing, plus, an additional 12 seated guests with the PDR).

Amenities and options:

  • Customizable menus
  • Congress Hall includes extra private dining room, private entrance, valet and restrooms

To book: mail@secondbarkitchen.com

200 Congress Avenue, secondbarkitchen.com/second

 

Second Bar + Kitchen Domain Northside

Second Bar + Kitchen Domain NORTHSIDE

The Domain NORTHSIDE location of Second Bar + Kitchen is a beautiful space, located within the Archer Hotel Austin. Helmed by critically-acclaimed Executive Chef David Bull, enjoy the same, delicious eats from downtown, with seasonal features and sweet desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Michelle Arcilla Hall.

Amenities and options:

  • Terrace Suite – overlooks the main restaurant (hosts 24 seated guests or 50 standing)
  • Outdoor Terrace – an open-air expanse on the second floor overlooking Domain NORTHSIDE, complete with a private bar (hosts up to 150 guests)
  • Customizable menus

To book: privatedining@secondbarkitchen.com

3121 Palm Way, Suite 101, sbkdomain.com

 

Boiler Nine

Photo by Cody Graham

Boiler Nine Bar + Grill

Boiler Nine Bar + Grill is a multi-level concept located in the historic Seaholm District. With three different dining & drinking experiences, enjoy a menu of fire-focused cuisine on the mezzanine level, Boiler Nine Bar + Grill; obscure classic cocktails & alternative takes in the cozy, subterranean Boiler Room Lounge; and the fourth-level, open-air patio with summertime fare & frozen drinks, Deck Nine Observatory Bar.

Amenities and options:

  • The Loft on the mezzanine level is a semi-private dining area, great for passed/standing receptions (hosts up to 50 guests)
  • Boiler Room Lounge is a cozy space that can be partitioned into three separate dens (hosts up to 25 people each) or opened up to take advantage of the full bar & lounge (hosts 120 guests)
  • Deck Nine Observatory Bar is a beautiful, alfresco setting overlooking Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin (hosts 70 seated guests or up to 90 standing).

To book: events@boilernine.com

800 West Cesar Chavez, boilernine.com

 

SEE ALSO:

10 Best Sandwiches in Austin
Best Restaurants in Austin

WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog. She is a social media marketer, blogger, food photographer, and the host of the largest SXSW food crawl. Lives in Austin, find her on Google+

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