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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


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

1204 W Lynn St


Eberly Austin

Photo by Julia Keim


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

614 S. Lamar Austin, TX 78704,


Kemuri Tatsuya


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

2713 E 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78702,


Guild Austin


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:

3800 N. Lamar #170,


Italic Restaurant


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

123 W 6th Street,


Fareground Austin


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

111 Congress, Plaza Level,




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:

3235 E Cesar Chavez,


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:

500 W. 5th #168,


Aviary 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:

2110 S. Lamar Blvd,


Best Restaurants For Private Dining In Austin


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 or 512.560.3494.

4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756,




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:

400-B W 2nd St,


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:

400 W 2nd St,


Ladies Brunch at Walton's Fancy & Staple 2


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,


Sway Austin


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:

1417 S 1st St,


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:

315 Congress Ave,



Parkside Austin


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,


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,


Fixe Austin


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,




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,



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:

1601 E 6th Street,


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:

1603 South Congress Ave,


Mattie's at Green Pastures

Photo Credit: Nick Simonite


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

811 W Live Oak St.,



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

605 Davis St,


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:

200 Congress Avenue,


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:

3121 Palm Way, Suite 101,



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Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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