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Uchiko's private dining room
Uchiko's private dining room
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34 Great Private Dining Rooms at Austin Restaurants

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Uchiko's private dining room
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The holiday season is upon Austin, and with that comes the battle to find the best venue for a festive party. Whatever the occasion (Festivus venue, baby shower, Tuesday), there is a multitude of options for parties and dinners of every size, while still ensuring that food quality is still top-notch.

Eater gathered the best of the best private dining rooms found in Austin restaurants. Celebrate with friends at the newest and trendiest or at historical favorites (Jeffrey’s, Moonshine Bar + Grill). Many locations offer a host of additional services like television screens or floral arrangements (Uchiko, Fixe) perfect for those business meals, special dinner parties, or for those who — be honest — get lost in planning every detail. This update adds Il Brutto, Rosewood, Lonesome Dove, Canje, Garbo’s, Simi Estiatorio, Oasthouse, and East Tiger East Seventh to the map.

As with all businesses, be sure to call ahead to make sure each one is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Wear a mask and tip well.

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Garbo's

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Lobster roll party? North Austin seafood restaurant Garbo’s has a private dining room with subtle nautical decor and capacity for 26 seated guests.

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Garbo’s dining room.
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Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar

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The West Austin restaurant has a room (with a fireplace!) that seats up to 40 people and opens up to the patio if desired. Enjoy gastropub fare from chef Amir Hajimaleki like poutine, burgers, deviled eggs, and more.

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The private dining room at Oasthouse
Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar

Chez Zee

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With twinkle lights, eclectic art, and a very tempting dessert case, Chez Zee will certainly provide guests with a complete feast. Parties of up to 50 can book a semi-private room in the restaurant, while groups of up to 100 can enjoy the Gallery with its own bar and audio-visual systems.

Fonda San Miguel

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With bright colors and delicious interior Mexican cuisine, Fonda San Miguel’s back dining room is the perfect venue for a lively party.

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Fonda San Miguel’s dining room.
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The private rooms at Uchiko provide not only some of Austin’s best dining, but a full array of amenities (secure Wi-Fi, floral services, flat screen television) at the ready for any type of party.

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Uchiko.
Uchiko

L’Oca d’Oro

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The Italian restaurant’s aptly-named Pasta Room, where the restaurant’s curing, aging, and fermentation take place during the day, seats 12 guests around the counter-height table, while the more intimate Prima Room has a banquette table, and is separated from the restaurant with a barn door.

L’Oca d’Oro’s pasta room.
L’Oca d’Oro’s pasta room.
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Jeffrey's

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The white-tablecloth service (and mouth-watering steaks) are also available in a wine-cellar private dining room. The restaurant also offers the upstairs Apartment room, with family-style meals.

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Jeffrey’s Napoleon Room.
Jeffrey’s

Olamaie

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Marvel over the famed biscuits with any small gathering at this refined Southern hotspot, where parties can be seated at the chef’s table, in behind the curtained private room, or out on the pleasant outdoor patio.

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Olamaie’s dining room.
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Nightcap

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This late-night spot, with a killer sweet and savory menu, has a private dining room that can fit up to 18 people.

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Nightcab’s dining room.
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Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum

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This popular Clarksville restaurant with excellent dumplings has a secluded private dining space for parties.

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Lin Asian Bar’s private dining room.
Lin Asian Bar

Las Palomas

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This hidden gem in Westlake (home of delicious margaritas and Austin’s best empanadas) has private and semi-private dining options for up to 40 people.

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A private dining room at Las Palomas.
Las Palomas

Rosewood

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This gorgeous converted house on the east side has several options for private or semi-private dining spaces, for parties up to 24 people. There’s also the option to rent out the spacious lawn.

The outside of Rosewood restaurant.
Rosewood.
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Walton's Fancy and Staple

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The Instagram-ready Hideaway Room at Walton’s can seat up to 30 people, and the cute details make it perfect for showers or birthdays.

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The private dining room at Walton’s.
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No surprise that the progressive Southern restaurant has a few charming options for private gatherings. The well-appointed parlour and small boardroom can accommodate 12 and eight guests, respectively, while the more spacious boardroom is set up for presentations.

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A private dining room at Fixe.
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Driskill Grill

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The original standard for luxury in Austin, the Driskill Hotel’s full-service restaurant can provide a memorable backdrop for parties from 10 to 85.

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The Driskill Grill.
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Simi Estiatorio

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The fancy downtown Greek restaurant has an upstairs private dining space for up to 18 seated guests.

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The private dining room at Simi Estiatorio.
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Parkside

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Parkside’s rooftop patio is perfect for people-watching during dinner or parties, or head to the ground-floor dining room, which can be converted to semi-private dining for 40 people.

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The rooftop space at Parkside.
Parkside

Lonesome Dove Austin

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Chef Tim Love’s Western bistro has a two completely private options for parties up to 14 or 30 people including the ability to be seated in the restaurant’s wine room.

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Lonesome Dove Austin.
Paul Bardagjy

Russian House

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If the party could benefit from over 100 infused vodkas, traditional Russian dishes, and themed costumes, Russian House is the answer. The private dining room can hold up to 32 while the patio can be rented out for parties up to 50.

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Russian House.
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La Condesa

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La Condesa’s Flour House, the Modern Mexican restaurant’s subterranean dining room that seats 20, was built in the 1860s and has the added bonus of being a historical landmark. Larger parties can look into second-floor Malverde, a fern-dotted event space that overlooks ACL Live at The Moody Theater.

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The Flour Room at La Condesa.
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Justine's Secret House

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An entire house with chandeliers, velvet, a grassy backyard and Victorian touches, Justine’s “secret” event space pairs well with its French fare — perfect for an artistic fête.

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Justine’s Secret House.
Justine’s

Easy Tiger

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The East Seventh location of the local bakery has a private dining room with a presentation screen and a capacity of 60 people. Guests can enjoy a full bar, beers, cured meats, and of course bread and pastries.

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Private dining room at East Tiger on East Seventh.
Easy Tiger

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

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This historic (and supposedly haunted) restaurant is conveniently to many downtown landmarks. Opt for the private Sunday House for parties up to 25, or reserve one of the patio areas, one with a barrel roof, for larger events.

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The patio at Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill.
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Il Brutto

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Share lasagne and pizza family-style (or go for a custom menu) at this east side Italian spot. Opt for Il Brutto’s private dining room or shaded outdoor patio.

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Inside Il Brutto.
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Suerte’s modern Mexican space includes room for a fiesta. Up to 24 guests can fit in the semi-private dining space to sample the menu that highlights masa.

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The semi-private dining area of Suerte.
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Juliet Italian Kitchen

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The renovated Barton Springs restaurant is a hotbed of private rooms. The Cantania Room in the back is soundproofed and features a hidden television screen.

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A private dining space at Juliet Italian Kitchen.
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Superstar chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph’s Caribbean restaurant has a private dining space for up to 24 people.

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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The Banger’s event space, which can hold up to 130 seated guests, is the only place in the restaurant that serves liquor. Sample the cocktail menu, marvel at the custom wallpaper, and enjoy some sausages.

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Banger’s event space.
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Trendy East Austin Korean restaurant Oseyo has semi-private and private dining spaces.

Emmer & Rye

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Sample the farmer’s haul in the semi-private dining room, on the patio, or even rent out the restaurant. Options for parties range from nine to 100.

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Emmer & Rye’s dining room.
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Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

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The private dining room at Jacoby’s upholds the restaurant’s upscale rustic charm, and features a small bar and private restroom. The scenic outdoor patio can also be sectioned off for events.

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The private dining room at Jacoby’s.
Jacoby’s

Vespaio

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At this South Congress Italian standby, the private dining room accommodates up to 18 and guests can enjoy the full classic menu.

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Vespaio’s private dining room.
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Mattie’s at Green Pastures

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The classic Green Pastures restaurant means several new private dining room options, from the Table Royal room which can fit 12 people and offers its own dedicated entrance to the shaded al fresco Pavilion for larger groups.

Mattie’s at Green Pastures
A room at Mattie’s.
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The Salt Lick

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The ginormous slice of meat heaven located in Driftwood has several rooms and event spaces available for large parties, including Salt Lick Cellars, the barbecue joint’s rustic wine room.