Whether you are planning a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, Washington DC has hundreds of places to host a party. Washington DC’s best restaurants offer inviting private dining spaces to accommodate a variety of needs. The following guide highlights the best party venues in the region, spaces that would be appropriate for holiday parties, business dinners, birthday parties, anniversary parties and more. Please note that details are subject to change. Please call the restaurant to confirm room capacity.
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(Listed in Alphabetical Order)
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201 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington DC (202) 544-5201.
Cuisine: American, Capacity: 300
Located on Capitol Hill, the modern tavern features three private rooms to hold an event ranging from a small happy hour to a large corporate event. Every event is custom designed with food and drink packages and can accommodate full audio and video needs.
02 of 45701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC (202) 393-0701
Cuisine: American, Capacity: 60
The restaurant offers private alcoves and rooms as well as semi private spaces for dinners and happy hours. The 701 Back Room holds 12 comfortably; the new Corner View seats up to 22 people in privacy. Larger groups can be hosted in semi private alcoves, with the option of utilizing the entire space for elegant events. Lounge 7 is ideal for private cocktail receptions, with its own private bar and unique décor for up to 60 people.
03 of 451226 36th St, NW Washington DC (202) 965-1789
Cuisine: American, Capacity: 125
The two-story restaurant in Georgetown has three dining rooms that can be rented for private parties accommodating 18-60 guests. For a larger gathering of up to 125 guests, check out F Scott's, the private party Art Deco club next door.
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Agora1527 17th Street, NW Washington DC (202) 332-6767
Cuisine:Turkish, Capacity: 80
The Solen Room, on the second floor of the restaurant, accommodates up to 50 seated guests and receptions of up to 80 people. Agora’s party room mimics the Mediterranean oasis atmosphere of the lower level and provides a unique backdrop for meetings and special gatherings.
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Ardeo+Bardeo3311 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington DC (202) 244-6750
Cuisine: American, Capacity: 70
The private dining room, located on the second floor of the restaurant, features an adjoining roof top terrace and can accommodate up to 70 for a cocktail reception or 40 for a seated dinner. Additionally, Ardeo + Bardeo offers a community table which seats up to 14 people and serves as a great place to hold a social gathering with family and friends.
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Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (202) 312-1250
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Capacity: 500
With a prime location in the heart of Washington DC, the restaurant provides a casual setting that can accommodate groups ranging from 20 to 500. There are three distinctive spaces including the main dining room, the Compass Room (more private) and the Piazza, an Italian-influenced courtyard.
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Art and SoulLiaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC (202) 638-1616
Cuisine: American, Capacity: 500
The restaurant features modern, southern cuisine by an award winning chef and offers a variety of party venues in a chic setting accommodating small groups and large parties.Continue to 9 of 45 below.
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1324 14th St NW, Washington, DC (202) 627-2800
Cuisine: Belgian, Capacity: 175
This Belgian restaurant located on bustling 14th Street serves seasonal and inventive modern cuisine, with more than 180 beers available and an extensive wine list. Private rooms and wine cellars to accommodate large groups and private parties for up to 175 people, with custom A/V and an in-house pastry chef who can customize birthday cakes and more.
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514 8th St SE, Washington, DC (202) 544-0100
Cuisine: Belgian, Capacity: 80
Belga offers classic Belgian fare and private dining for birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, special events or business meetings. The main dining room seats up to 80 guests, semi-private dining room with chefs table seats up to 20 guests. The private dining room Betsy, is its rooftop gin garden, features a beautiful roof top terrace and can accommodate up to 50 for a cocktail reception or 35 for a seated dinner, weather permitting.
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1100 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC (202) 216-9550
Cuisine: Italian; Capacity: 85
A dramatic stainless steel beaded curtain defines a semi-private dining area for up to 10 guests. he restaurant also has a large private dining room with two walls of expansive windows, that can seat 48 and comfortably accommodate up to 85 guests for a reception. The main dining room can also be reserved for a private celebration.Continue to 13 of 45 below.
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14 of 45815 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington DC (202) 659-3737
Cuisine: Indian, Capacity: 120
In addition to the restaurant being easily altered into a semi-private setting to seat groups of 20-45 people, the restaurant offers a private dining room for intimate gatherings of 10 to 20 persons. The main dining space is also available for gatherings of up to 120 people.
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Brasserie Beck1101 K Street, NW Washington DC (202) 609-7081
Cuisine: Belgian, Capacity: 80
The restaurant offers one hundred Belgian beers on tap with matching glassware. Two private dining rooms are available, each capable of seating up to 35 guests for lunch or dinner and up to 50 guests for a cocktail reception. The rooms can also be combined to create a larger space for up to 70 guests seated or 80 plus guests standing.
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Bourbon SteakFour Season Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC (202) 944-2026
Cuisine: Contemporary American / Steakhouse Capacity: 220
The stylish Georgetown restaurant offers distinctive private dining rooms to accommodate up to 22 people. The entire restaurant can be rented for larger events.Continue to 17 of 45 below.
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The Carriage House
2333 18th Street NW Washington, DC (202)-817-3255
Cuisine: American, Capacity: 150
Located in the heart of Adams Morgan, the restaurant has an expansive upper level for large parties. A variety of cuisine is available for private events.
19 of 45101 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC (202) 547-8100
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Capacity: 500
The restaurant offers panoramic views of the Capitol Building and private dining rooms that can accommodate 10 to 70 guests for a seated dinner or 20 to 160 guests for a cocktail reception. Exclusive use of the main dining room can accommodate events of up to 200 guests for a seated dinner. The rooftop terrace can also be used for a cocktail reception and up to 230 guests for a seated dinner.
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Co Co. Sala929 F Street, NW Washington, DC (202) 347-4265
Cuisine: American. Capacity: 350
The restaurant has an array of spaces including the main lounge areas, the art gallery, rooftop with gorgeous views, patio garden, or the beautiful private dining room.Continue to 21 of 45 below.
21 of 45801A 9th Street, NW Washington DC
Cuisine: Cuban, Capacity: Seated-224/ Reception-500
The restaurant exudes the ambiance of an Old Havana street scene, complete with an indoor courtyard and replicated building facades featuring balconies, windows, and arched entranceways. Two private dining rooms are available with audio-visual capabilities accommodating up to 52 seated guests and receptions of up to 70 people. Full or partial buy-outs are available for corporate, social or convention events. A variety of entertainment options are offered including cigar rolling, floorshows, salsa lessons, professional dancers and musicians.
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1319 F Street, NW, Washington, DC (202) 737-3100
Cuisine: Italian Capacity: 300
The restaurant has four distinct areas available for private dining and can accommodate seated groups from as few as 4 to 130 and receptions up to 300 guests.
23 of 451310 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, DC (202) 861-1310
Cuisine: American, Capacity: 125
The restaurant offers contemporary American comfort food and has the charm of a neighborhood restaurant. Private dining rooms provide intimate settings accommodating up to 40 guests. The entire restaurant is available for larger events.
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1401 K St NW, Washington, DC (202) 789-2800
Cuisine: Asian-Latino, Capacity: 800
The restaurant offers several private and semi-private rooms for receptions and seated dinners. The main floor can be configured to accommodate a variety of groups using the bar, lounge, patio, and dining rooms. The main dining room can seat 100.
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410 7th Street NW Washington, DC (202) 556-2050
Cuisine: Texas Barbecue, Capacity: 600
The Texas roadhouse with towering, industrial-height ceilings, two full bars, offers the entire space, the lower Club Level, and several semi-private areas for special events. The lower Club Level has a stage, state-of-the-art sound and video equipment, a large bar, and seats 125, with capacity for 200-225 for standing cocktail receptions. Hill Country also has several semi-private spaces for smaller groups of 10 – 60 guests. Country, Rock, Blues and even Karaoke bands can be booked for any private event.
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1423 P St NW, Washington, DC (202) 332-3710
Cuisine: American, Capacity: 190
The Red Room has seated capacity of 55 guests, and cocktail reception (limited seating) capacity of 80. Menus for parties are derived from the restaurant's full offerings and highlights seasonal produce from the company's farm in nearby Maryland as well as other local vendors. There is no room rental fee, simply a food and beverage minimum. Full rental of the restaurant is also available for larger groups.
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Marcel's Restaurant2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Washington, DC (202)296-1166
Cuisine: French / Belgian Capacity: 250
The elegant restaurant provides a great venue for entertaining. The Palladin Room seats 60. The entire restaurant can be rented for a large party.
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1220 19th St NW Washington, DC (202)857-0777
Cuisine: Fondue, Capacity: 200
The Washington DC area's premier fondue restaurant offers a fun and interacting dining experience - perfect for special occasions. Private dining rooms are available and can accommodate 35-40 seated guests. The full restaurant can be rented for a large party.
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1475 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 783-1475
Cuisine: American Capacity: 200
The historic restaurant has several event spaces and will assist with floral arrangements, video equipment and other services. The Monument Room can accomodate 200, Presidential Rooms (East and West) 60, Wine Room 22, Courtyard 100, Patio 200.Continue to 33 of 45 below.
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Oceanaire Seafood Room
1201 F St., NW Washington, DC (202) 347-2277
Cuisine: Seafood, Capacity: 300
Private Dining in the Barracuda Room can accommodate up to 20 people and the Marlin Room can accommodate up to 50 people. The main dining room can also be rented for large parties.
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The Oval Room
800 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington DC (202) 463-8700
Cuisine: Modern American, Capacity: 250
Located just steps away from the White House, the power dining hotspot features three private dining rooms, which combined to host 250 guests for a special event. For a more intimate gathering, The Oval Room can accommodate 70 people in the main dining room, 40 people in the Green Room and 10 people in the semi-private dining area.
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Oyamel401 7th Street, NW Washington DC (202) 628-1005
Cuisine: Mexican, Capacity: 60
The restaurant features a lovely private dining room that accommodates up to 50 guests for a seated dinner and 60 for a standing reception. For small social gatherings, the Butterfly Bar is available for groups of up to 25 guests.
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920 14th St NW, Washington, DC (202) 737-7275
Cuisine: American, Capacity: 200 Seated, 1000 cocktail reception.
Overlooking the treetop views of historic Franklin Square, the event space can accommodate large corporate functions or intimate holiday gatherings. Welcoming balconies and lounges offer a nice ambiance for mingling and merriment.Continue to 37 of 45 below.
37 of 45John F. Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW Washington DC (202) 416-8555
Cuisine: American, Capacity: 250 seated, 350 cocktail reception
The Kennedy Center's restaurant offers a unique venue with stunning skyline views of the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. The full space can be rented or smaller parties can enjoy an intimate setting in the private dining room, which can seat 30 for dinner and up to 45 for a reception.
38 of 45Canal Square, 1054 31st St, NW Washington, DC (202) 337-8855
Cuisine: Seafood, Capacity: 300
The restaurant is located in Georgetown overlooking the C & O Canal. The White Oak Room can accommodate 15 to 130 guests for seated dining, and 180 for cocktail. The Courtyard offers an outdoor setting for special events from 20 to 300 guests.
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40 of 45223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Washington DC (202) 544-8088
Cuisine: Italian, Capacity: 175
The intimate neighborhood restaurant showcases naturally-raised and local ingredients, paired with an expansive California and Italian influenced wine list. Sonoma is available for parties ranging from 15 to 175, with a private lounge hour complete with working fireplace and bar ideal for receptions in addition to the private dining room.Continue to 41 of 45 below.
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Taberna del Alabardero Restaurant
1776 I St. NW Washington DC (202) 429-2200
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Capacity: 160
The elegant restaurant offers two private dining spaces that can seat up to 30 people and a semi-private room that seats up to 50 people. Menus can be customized to meet specific needs.
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701 9th St, NW Washington, DC (202) 638-0800
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Total Capacity: 300
Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served in a sleek and modern setting. The restaurant offers a semi-private mezzanine on the upper level overlooking the entire dining room. This space is ideal for cocktail receptions and parties and can accommodate up to 42 guests seated. A smaller lower area can be combined with the upper mezzanine to accommodate a maximum of 58 guests seated.Continue to 45 of 45 below.
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Donovan House, 1155 14th Street, NW Washington DC (202) 379-4366
Cuisine: Asian, Capacity: 100
The restaurant offers a variety of private dining options. Zentan’s semi-private dining room can host 40 to 45 people, or the hotel’s exclusive open air rooftop bar ADC (Above DC) can be rented for parties of up to 100 people affording guests breathtaking views of the city.