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40+ Great Washington DC Party Venues

Washington DC Restaurants with Private Dining Spaces


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)

1. 201 Bar

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.

2. 701 Restaurant

701 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.

3. 1789 Restaurant

1226 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.

4. Adour at St. Regis

923 16th Street NW Washington, DC (202) 509-8000
Cuisine: French, Capacity: 80
Adour’s semi-private dining room with chefs table seats up to 16 guests. The main dining room seats up to 80 guests. Receptions for smaller or larger groups are accommodated at the St. Regis bar.

5. Agora

1527 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.

6. Ardeo+Bardeo

3311 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.

7. Aria Pizzeria & Bar

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.

8. Art and Soul

Liaison 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.

9. Beacon Bar and Grill

1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW Washington DC (202) 872-1126
Cuisine: Contemporary American, Capacity: 250
The restaurant provides multiple atmospheres to choose from including private elegant wood paneled rooms and a private patio. Private dining rooms can seat up to 100 people.

10. Bibiana Osteria Enoteca

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.

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