In the bustling culinary landscape of Denver, the concept of private dining takes on a special allure. Restaurants with private dining options offer an elevated and intimate experience for those seeking an exclusive gathering. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two, a corporate event, a family celebration, or an important business meeting, Denver’s private dining venues provide the perfect setting. These establishments blend the city’s vibrant food scene with an intimate ambiance, offering secluded spaces for your special moments. From upscale steakhouses with elegant private rooms to cozy bistros with hidden alcoves, you’ll find a diverse range of options to suit your needs. Whether it’s a milestone celebration or a confidential meeting, these venues promise an exceptional culinary journey in the heart of the Mile-High City.
Guard and Grace
When I stepped foot into Guard and Grace right across from the Hilton Denver City Center, I was pleasantly surprised by the airy space and bright interior design. It definitely wasn’t like any other upscale steakhouse I had ever been to before, and I welcomed the change along with the large windows, bold wall art, and booth and bar seating. Plus, Guard and Grace offers spacious private rooms to accommodate large parties, special occasions, and other get-togethers. As a fine-dining steakhouse, you can’t go wrong with the filet mignon or dry-aged ribeye. However, if you’re a seafood fan like myself, you have to try the brown butter roasted halibut, served with a Thai carrot broth, baby vegetables, and confit peanut.
Located next door to the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the heart of Downtown Denver, you’ll find Elway’s. It’s the perfect fine dining restaurant to visit when you’re celebrating something special, getting together with co-workers for a work holiday party, or any other group event. Elway’s also has locations in Denver’s Cherry Creek and Dia neighborhood, along with a Vail location. When it comes to food, Elway’s menu changes to keep up with market availability. Still, it features decadent entrees, such as hand-cut prime steaks, racks of lamb, and fine fish. Plus, you can pair your meal with a glass of wine from the private dining Denver eatery’s fine wine list. Or, you can order a bottle for the table.
Take private dining in Denver to a whole new level at the exclusive Chef’s Table in the Sushi Den, located on Pearl Street a few blocks down from James H. Platt Park. The Chef’s Table is a secluded seating area where guests enjoy a prefixed menu of the Sushi Den’s chef’s selection. The seating is secluded but still somewhat open to allow the conversation to flow more freely and enhance guests’ comfort. The private dining menu at the Chef’s Table can vary depending on the chef’s mood but always consists of premiere, fresh-caught raw fish sourced from markets worldwide. You can also add a unique sake pairing to your meal to enhance the experience and curation.
The Capital Grille
Located around the corner from CU Denver Business School in Downtown Denver, The Capital Grille’s private rooms for private dining come with a customized menu, wine pairing advice, a personal event coordinator, and complimentary valet parking for your party. When choosing your customized menu, you can choose from three preset menus featuring appetizers, salads, sides, entrees, and dessert. The entrees vary, including a couple of choices for each menu. However, I highly recommend the filet mignon, parmesan-crusted salmon, dry-aged bone-in strip, and roasted chicken breast menu because of its variety and simplicity. Not to mention each entree option is to die for.
You’ll find Barolo Grill on Sixth Avenue in Congress Park, just shy of the Denver Botanical Gardens. Whether celebrating with family or friends, Barolo Grill has three private dining rooms to perfect any occasion. With heat lamps for chilly nights outside and cozy fireplaces inside, you can enjoy privacy even amidst a full house. As for food, imagine the most sumptuous, rustic Italian dish you’ve ever tasted. Now imagine that meal cooked before your eyes by an expert chef. The smells of garlic and authentic olive oil floating on the air will make your mouth water, and their wine list won’t disappoint either. I suggest the osso buco ravioli or the classic chicken piccata if you’re looking for a recommendation.
Experience an exclusive and up-scale dining experience at Panzano, located a short walk from the Denver Performing Arts Complex. It’s an experience that emphasizes the best in local and seasonal ingredients while keeping a sizable private salon private for more intimate parties of six to ten guests. You can choose from small plates or three-course meals, all prepared with seriously good gourmet ingredients like truffles, jams, and artisanal cheese. Plus, an award-winning wine list complements the fantastic food with wines from Italy, California, France, and beyond – designing new pairings on their signature menus every month.
If you’re looking for a great space in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood for conversation and great food, you’ve come to the right place. The acoustically customized space will keep you relaxed and happy as you socialize with your party. If you seek more seclusion, you’ll find the intimate seating for two the optimal choice. Are you wondering what to order first? I suggest trying the fettuccine pasta. The dish is heavenly and served with broccolini, haricot verts, zucchini, tomatoes, and pecorino. However, all menu items feature fresh, locally sourced ingredients that are sure to tempt your taste buds with a smile.
Punch Bowl Social Denver
Set up in a former warehouse space in Denver’s Baker neighborhood, the Punch Bowl Social welcomes guests to stop by anytime, whether they’re in need of an excuse to have a sudden brunch date or want to have some fun after work hours knocking drinks back. Or, if you want to throw a holiday party or special event, you can book a private event space sure to astound. Punch Bowl Social features an extensive craft beverage menu paired with adventurous goodies from Great Divide Brewing Denver and Blatt Beer Company Denver. The eatery’s shareable menu options, like the cauliflower nachos, cilantro wings, and sriracha peanut fries, are sure to satisfy a crowd.
Table 6, located in Denver’s Alamo Placita neighborhood, is an unpretentious and playful fine-dining experience with a strong focus on farm-to-table dining. It’s the optimal spot to choose If you’re ready for a lively yet easygoing atmosphere to tantalize your taste buds or host a large party. Table 6 flies in sustainable seafood and organic vegetables from around the country and offers warm, home-baked bread from local bakeries. Plus, the contemporary American menu offers dishes sure to please anyone. I highly recommend getting a few options to share with the table, including the buffalo tots, roasted beet baba ganoush, and acorn squash, and yam enchiladas.
Bistro Vendôme’s cozy atmosphere is perfect for any occasion, but ideal for special occasions and large gatherings since they accommodate parties of over eight people with private rooms for dining. You’ll find this Parisian-inspired restaurant in Downtown Denver near the Cherry Creek waterfront. Their classic French bistro fare utilizes local ingredients to create tantalizing tastes that are sure to delight both your palate and the gluten-sensitive among friends. The full-service bar offers more than 65 French wines, so you can choose your favorite to pair with mouthwatering dishes. If you’re looking for a recommendation, I suggest their Boeuf Bourguignon or Bacalao Filet en Papillote.
Conveniently located in downtown Denver at Larimer Square, one of the city’s oldest and most historic blocks, Ocean Prime offers a vibrant environment and genuine hospitality. Whether you want to celebrate with friends or catch up with business partners, Ocean Prime offers an unforgettable private dining experience complete with private rooms and friendly service. Ocean Prime offers an impressive menu that features seafood and prime cuts of steak for your dining pleasure alongside handcrafted cocktails. For private dining needs, you can curate a special menu for your group in collaboration with the Ocean Prime kitchen. But, if you’re going to include anything on the menu, I suggest the wild Alaskan king salmon Nicoise salad.
EDGE Restaurant & Bar
Satisfy your cravings or host your next private event in one of EDGE Restaurant & Bar’s large, comfy glass-enclosed Private Dining Rooms, featuring comfortable yet modern furnishings and decor. Or, reserve the outdoor patio for more intimate social gatherings. You’ll find EDGE Restaurant & Bar Downtown in the Four Seasons Hotel. EDGE Restaurant & Bar focuses on experiencing Colorado’s bounty and simplistic yet innovative dishes with fresh seafood, local Colorado game, and locally sourced produce. Plus, you can satisfy any craving from breakfast to dinner thanks to their various hours and menus. If you visit for brunch, you have to try their house-made ricotta donut holes. But, if you visit for dinner, I recommend their shaved truffle and gruyere mac and cheese.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Make your celebration a “Little Italy” experience at Maggiano’s at the Denver Pavilions Downtown. From the moment you book your private event to your last breadstick dipped in sweet cream cheese alla Romana, nothing is left to chance – each step is tailored made for your preferred menu and personalized service. Maggiano’s family-style menu options make sharing among large groups incredibly easy. You can order a few options for the table to share and pass around as you see fit. If you’re looking for ideas, I suggest the crispy zucchini fritté as an appetizer, the famous rigatoni “D” entree, and Gigi’s butter cake for dessert.
Luca, located in Capitol Hill just down the street from Governor’s Park, is the perfect place to gather with family or friends for private dining in Denver. This beautiful restaurant’s private dining room features fine art and a garage door that opens, allowing some fresh mountain air to pour in while you enjoy dinner. Luca’s simple ingredients and delicate processes feature sumptuous dishes such as deviled eggs sprinkled in curry powder or pesto chicken over rice pasta. The head chef at Luca prepares each dish with tender love and care. I recommend the creamy wild mushroom fusilli.
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Whether you’re hosting a work holiday party, a birthday extravaganza, an intimate family gathering, or other special occasions, there’s no shortage of exceptional restaurants for private dining in Denver.
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