Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia’s best private dining options. Below are restaurants with fabulous private and semi-private dining areas perfect for holiday get-togethers, birthdays, wedding rehearsals, and office parties.
Scarpetta Philadelphia - 210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, houses several private dining options with rooms that can hold a wide range of party sizes, from 14 - 85 guests seated: Lounge Area – 75 standing, Semi-Private Dining Area – 55 seated, Main Dining Room – 85 seated and 150 standing, Table 90 group dinner space – 18 seated, The Wine Room – 14 seated.
Ocean Prime - 124 S. 15th Street Philadelphia PA 19102, centrally located blocks from City Hall, has dining space available for small and large parties. The three private dining rooms are aptly named after Philadelphia neighborhoods. The Fairmount Room seats up to 16, the Rittenhouse Room provides seating for 28, and the Manayunk Room is available for a party of 30. All rooms are equipped with a TV and DVD player, perfect for presentations, slide shows, music, and videos. This is a great feature for professional business dinners to bachelor/bachelorette parties.
The Mezzanine serves as a semi-private dining space for up to 56 guests. All spaces can accommodate reception-style parties. Private luncheons are also possible, available Monday through Friday in any private dining room, or rent the entire restaurant as it is closed to the public.
Red Owl Tavern - 433 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19106 provides two exceptional event dining locations. The Mezzanine is a semi-private space with great views of Independence Park and the bustling streets of Old City. The space is flexible to either seated dinner for 15 people or reception style with buffet tables to accommodate 30.
The Shanghai Boardroom seats 32 guests with a farm-style table for a plated meal dinner for private dining. Along with space, there is a pre-function area perfect as a welcoming section or gift room. Other great features of the Red Owl Tavern include its vast selection of brown spirits, custom-designed furniture, and LIFE Magazine archived photographs found throughout the restaurant.
Jet Wine Bar - 1525 South Street Philadelphia PA, Known for its extensive wine list and themed tasting events, Jet Wine Bar offers the perfect backdrop to small events. Great for birthdays and bachelorette parties, the retro-designed private lounge seats 20 guests comfortably. Attendees can taste wines and snack on meats, cheeses, and small plates throughout the event.
City Tap House Logan Square- 2 Logan Square Philadelphia 19103, right off of Logan Square, offers various event quarters for various types of affairs. Semi-private areas include the main bar and dining area, accommodating 60 guests with full bar access. The private dining room fits 42 people for seated dining or 60 people for a more relaxed style reception.
City Tap House University City - 39th and Walnut Street 19104 is located in the heart of University City at 3925 Walnut Street. The tasting room accommodates up to 25 people who want a private seated dining affair. The outdoor patio makes a great event space, even in the cooler weather, thanks to five fire pits to keep guests warm. City Tap House will customize and staff your private event for the exclusive use of the venue in its entirety.
Both City Tap House Logan and City Tap House University City have on-site event coordinators who can create customizable packages for any occasion. Whether planning a corporate function, birthday party, brunch, rehearsal dinner, or full venue buyout, the catering menu offers hors d’oeuvres, craft sandwiches, brick oven pizza, and hot buffet dishes perfect for any event. Large group dinners and prix fixe menus are also available.
SQUARE 1682 - 121 S. 17th St. Philadelphia PA 19103, located near iconic Rittenhouse Square, has two private dining rooms to host various events. For birthday parties, meetings, and intimate gatherings, Square 1682 has a private room to seat 10 to 15 people. The more spacious Tyng Room has lively lounge views and can hold 45 seated guests or 75 attendees for cocktail-style events.
Large functions with guest lists reaching 250 should use Square 1682’s partner, Hotel Palomar Philadelphia. With spectacular views of the city, the ballroom space is fantastic for receptions, fundraisers, corporate retreats, and other larger, memorable events.
The Twisted Tail Headhouse Square - 509 S. 2nd Street Philadelphia PA 19147, For guests looking to really personalize their events, The Twisted Tail offers customizable food and bar packages to make the gathering unique. The Southern-inspired contemporary American cuisine can adapt event menus to specific tastes and preferences. Guests can either begin with stationary appetizers for a more formal feeling or start with past cocktail hors d’oeuvres and a dinner buffet for a more casual dining experience.
The Twisted Tail provides either a consumption tab or several open bar packages. All open bar packages include 16 draft beers and wines by the glass. The top-shelf open bar provides guests the highest quality spirits for sipping and mixing, and the whiskey open bar has an extensive list for all whiskey lovers to enjoy.
There are several space options available based on food and beverage minimums and the time of the event. Guests may reserve the upstairs for a free-flowing style event or both restaurant levels; the capacity ranges from 100 to 130 people. The Juke Joint Bar has table seating available for 40 guests for smaller events, and the Club Room has a lounge-style atmosphere perfect for relaxed get-togethers.
Urban Farmer and Assembly Rooftop Lounge - 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia PA 19103, Located less than a mile from Philadelphia landmarks like City Hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Convention Center, Urban Farmer and Assembly Rooftop Lounge make exceptional event spaces. Urban Farmer is a prime option to wow guests for someone looking to host a private steak dinner.
If attendees are all about the views, look no further than Assembly Rooftop Bar for a sexy rooftop experience. The semi-private event space overlooks the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and makes a great backdrop for gatherings.
The Palm Philadelphia - private dining room seats 45 people. No rental fees or minimums – If regular guests are not charged a food and beverage minimum, The Palm doesn’t believe in charging private dining room guests either. Custom food and drink menus – Available at approachable price points, the option to customize menus offers each event a unique experience. Audio-visual capabilities – To ensure each event is successful, The Palm’s team provides audio-visual equipment to those who request it. Layout flexibility – The private dining rooms can accommodate groups of up to 300, making them perfect for every event. Event staff – The Palm provides a team of highly trained professionals to address every detail of each event, including a dedicated sales manager who will meet with meeting planners to create a completely customized experience.
P.J. Clarke’s - In September of 2018, P.J. Clarke’s opened in The Curtis overlooking Washington Square Park. The menu includes classic American fare like burgers, black Angus steak, seafood, a raw bar, and full beverage service. Measuring 16,000 square feet, the restaurant seats 214 guests or holds 350 for cocktail-style receptions. The space includes plush red banquettes, stained glass, archival Philly-centric art, vintage furniture, 12 TVs, and state-of-the-art surround sound. Three private dining rooms are available for smaller events: The Chapel room seats 14 or accommodations 20 for receptions, the Walnut Room seats 40 or fits 50 for receptions, and the Errol Flynn room, a more open event option, seats 12 or fits 16 for a cocktail reception.