If you’ve ever had to choose a restaurant to host a large dinner party at, then you know how stressful and time-consuming it can be to pick exactly the right one. After all, the whole point is making a good impression on your guests, right?
Naturally, you’ll want to make everything as perfect as possible by finding the best place for your special occasion, and that’s where I come in. I put together this complete ranking of the best private dining restaurants Houston has to offer so that you can quickly find your ideal locale. Below, you’ll find all of Houston’s best private dining rooms where you can host an unforgettable group dining event for any occasion. It doesn’t matter if it’s a wedding reception, business meeting, anniversary party, or any other big moment in your life, these restaurants are fully equipped and ready to make your private dinner dining experience unforgettable.
4444 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 322-7448
Taking the number-one spot on this list is a place called Steak 48 off of Westcreek Lane. This refined steakhouse and lounge is a modern, yet burnished establishment that every one of your guests is bound to love. There are 5 unique and equally luxurious private rooms to choose from here at Steak 48, of varying sizes and specifications. Depending on your needs, you can seat as many as 106 people in a 1,400 square-foot space or as few as 16 guests in an intimate, one-table room complete with a large LED TV. Check out Steak 48 inside the River Oaks District shopping mall near IPIC Theaters and other popular shopping destinations like Cartier and Hermès.
The Capital Grille
5365 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 623-4600
This next place is a well-known Uptown favorite with locations all over the country: The Capital Grille. I love Capital Grille because of just how warm and inviting the atmosphere is, not to mention all the dry-aged steak. The private rooms here can accommodate up to 42 guests in the upper level, so you can bring the entire family for this one. They also have a wine room that can seat 30 people and an alcove for up to 25. The Capital Grille is so dedicated to ensuring you’re special occasion is perfect that they’ll assign you a personal event planner to help with the menu, wine pairings, or any equipment you might need. In addition to completely custom menus, you can also take advantage of their presentation technology available, as well as complimentary valet parking.
3201 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 529-9111
Artisans Restaurants is an upscale French restaurant near Midtown that has, by far, some of the best private dining in Houston, TX. You’ll find them off of Louisiana Street and Stuart Street, directly across from Escape The Room Texas. The private rooms here at Artisans are absolutely stunning and are guaranteed to impress. There are 4 different rooms to choose from, each capable of fitting a wide range of people all the way up to 96 guests in their biggest one. Artisans Restaurant is ready to cater to your every beck and call, even providing the option to have butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
51fifteen Cuisine and Cocktails
5175 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 963-8067
Another one of the best places to dine privately in Houston is a continental restaurant called 51fifteen Cuisine and Cocktails. This restaurant is over in Uptown Houston inside The Galleria, a gargantuan shopping mall located conveniently near hotels like the Hyatt Regency Houston, JW Marriot Houston, and The Westin Galleria Houston. 51fifteen is a sleek, contemporary restaurant with 4 different rooms available as well as the option to combine rooms for more space. Host your huge wedding party here after the ceremony on their cavernous main floor or even an intimate business meeting or conference in The Tulipe Lounge where you can even opt for a private bartender at additional cost.
Brenner’s on the Bayou
1 Birdsall St, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: (713) 868-4444
This next place, Brenner’s on the Bayou, is a beautiful location for any special event you have coming up. Between the refined atmosphere, delectable cuisine, and picturesque views from the private dining rooms, they’ve got everything you need for your ideal occasion. Brennan’s offers both prix fixe menus and buffets at the host’s request, and even carving stations or buttled hors d’oeuvres. The venue choices are each unique and provide different luxuries than the last. There are 3 private rooms, 2 large outdoor patios, and even a cozy garden gazebo with a view of the waterfall.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
2405 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098
Phone: (713) 520-5959
Fleming’s is a widely-known and well-loved name that you can trust when it comes to hosting the best private events in Houston. They’re over in Westmoreland, Houston inside The Centre at River Oaks shopping mall, just north of Color Factory Houston art exhibit. Fleming’s has 3 rooms you can book, with the option to combine 2 of them for a more spacious dining area. Got an important zoom meeting coming up? Fleming’s is fully equipped for all your video conference needs with state-of-the-art virtual meeting technology. Got an extra-large crowd coming? Don’t worry, Fleming’s can handle it. You have the option to buy out the entire restaurant, if need be, in order for you to have all the space you need to make you and your guests comfortable.
B&B Butchers & Restaurant
1814 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: (713) 862-1814
Now, we’ll head over to B&B Butchers & Restaurant off of Washington Avenue just a couple of miles from Houston’s Theatre District and the Downtown Aquarium. I highly recommend this place for anyone looking to go all-out on an extravagant steak dinner for themselves and their guests. They’ve got the butcher shop that seats 20, the upstairs dining room which seats up to 70, the rooftop patio which seats 80, or a combination of the upstairs dining room and rooftop patio that seats 140. The attention to detail is to the extreme here at B&B. The only aspect your guests will find more impressive than the venue and service is the delicious food and all of the dry-aged, Prime steaks.
1611 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010
Phone: (713) 337-7321
The Grove is one of the largest venues available and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for the best private dining rooms in Houston. There are 6 options for hosting your special event here. You can choose between the Green Room, the Primavera Room, the second floor, the lake house, the Grace Event Lawn, or a full restaurant buyout. My personal favorite would be the second-floor option which provides full access to the Treehouse Deck with a rooftop bar as well as the Vista Room, complete with a private balcony.
Churrascos SteakHouse River Oaks
2055 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
Phone: (713) 527-8300
This next place is called Churrascos SteakHouse and I would highly recommend them for anyone hosting a wedding event, business meeting, or any other special occasion where you want to make a good impression. Churrascos is inside the Shepherd Square Shopping Center alongside Target and Starbucks. It’s not the biggest place, but the atmosphere is unbeatable. You have the choice of either the Wine Room or The Garden. The Wine Room seats up to 55 but can be divided into 3 smaller rooms, and The Garden seats 60 outside on a beautiful brick patio full of vibrant flora.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
2800 Kirby Dr Suite A100, Houston, TX 77098
Phone: (713) 874-1800
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is a name we all know and love, and it’s a name that you should keep in mind when planning a special event. They will provide you with every single tool you need to make everything run smoothly and perfectly. Not only are you given a personal event coordinator to help you, but also the menus can be customized to your liking and they will help you find the right wines to pair with your meal.
1515 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 237-1515
Right across from Union Station and Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, is a place called Potente. This refined Italian restaurant provides both brilliant service, atmosphere, and food all in one place. It’s one of the best places to host a private dinner in Houston if you ask me. There are 4 options for private dining here at Potente. You can seat 8 in the Wine Room, 32 in the Private Room, 50 guests on the Dining Terrace, or 150 in a full restaurant buyout. In my opinion, the Wine Room provides the most interesting ambiance, being surrounded by hundreds of bottles of wine. No matter which one you opt for, however, you won’t regret it.
5433 Westheimer Rd Suite 100, Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 840-1433
Ruth’s Chris is perhaps one of the most famous names in the country when it comes to steak. It’s also the ideal place to go if you’re looking for the best private dining in Houston, Texas complete with exquisite steak. You’ll find Ruth’s Chris right across from both the AD Players at The George Theater and Uptown Collection shopping mall, so your guests should have no problem locating it. They have 5 private dining rooms here at Ruth’s Chris, perfect for dinner parties, business presentations, corporate meetings, or whatever else you may have coming up!
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
5061 Westheimer Rd Suite 8060, Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 355-2600
Lastly, head towards The Galleria shopping mall where you’ll find Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse on floors 1 and 2. Del Frisco’s, I think, is a phenomenal restaurant and one of Houston’s best private dining locations for special events. There are 7 different rooms to choose from here at Del Frisco’s. Some of these rooms are capable of fitting up to 108 guests and some are a bit more intimate, seating only 8. So, big or small, it doesn’t matter. Del Frisco’s is ready to take care of you and all of your guests to the fullest degree. Del Frisco’s will even assign you a skilled private dining coordinator to ensure that every single thing goes off without a hitch. That’s how dedicated they are to making your event unforgettable.