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Top 20 Private Dining Rooms in Washington DC

Book your next small event at one of these DC restaurants

If you are looking for the best private dining rooms or event options in Washington, D.C., we have you covered.

Whether you’re planning a graduation party or a corporate dinner, Washington, D.C. has plenty of exciting restaurants and bars featuring private dining rooms to host your special event. Check out these awesome spaces when organizing your next get-together.

Top 20 Restaurants in Washington DC with Private Dining

1. Acadiana

901 New York Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 408-8848
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Acadiana is a contemporary Louisiana eatery, the only restaurant in the nation’s capital to serve Louisiana cuisine at a heightened level of elegance.


2. Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
Phone: (202) 419-6755
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Blue Duck Tavern captures the region’s natural bounty and culinary traditions. Handcrafted wood furnishings, including a 29-foot long Windsor bench, enhance Blue Duck Tavern’s warm and rustic feel. Savor delicious slow-roasted cuisine from the restaurant’s wood-burning oven, capturing the flavors of America’s simple, wholesome foods.


3. Carmine’s

425 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Phone: (202) 737-7770
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Carmine’s is a family style restaurant offering exceptional value to its guests through the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. Platters of homestyle antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine’s, meant for sharing amongst friends and family.


4. BLT Steak

1625 I Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: (202) 689-8999
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Bistro ambiance with steakhouse fare. Indulge in signature warm popovers, an acclaimed selection of steaks, fresh seafood, satisfying sides and creative desserts. Guests can also enjoy a weekly Blackboard Menu featuring specials that highlight seasonal flavors and local ingredients. Pair your meal with a selection from an award-winning wine list, or a classic cocktail from BLT’s hand-crafted menu.


5. Compass Rose

1346 T Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Phone: (202) 506-4765
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Compass Rose features a small-plate menu inspired by street and market food from around the world. Also offered is a prix fixe tasting menu served to small groups under a North African Bedouin tent.


6. nopa Restaurant + Bar

800 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Phone: (202) 347- 4667
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Stylish dining room and lounge featuring a raw bar, American-style cuisine with French and Asian twists, and craft cocktails.


7. Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar

801 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 408-1600
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Cuban-style cuisine featuring filling entrees, tapas dishes, an expansive cocktail menu, and Salsa dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.


8. Jaleo

480 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 628-7949
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Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain by showcasing the rich regional diversity of Spanish cuisine. Celebrating the traditional as well as the cutting-edge, Jaleo offers a taste of Spain in a festive, stylish, and casual atmosphere.


9. The Oval Room

800 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: (202) 463-8700
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The Oval Room is a critically acclaimed restaurant serving modern American cuisine with Mediterranean influences. Located steps from “The Oval Office,” a virtual “Who’s Who” of Washington politicians and media dine here; that is why The Oval Room is one of Washington’s Power Restaurants.


10. Charlie Palmer Steak

101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 547-8100
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Charlie Palmer Steak offers signature progressive American cooking, from prime steaks and chops to hand made pastas and locally-caught seafood crudos. Also of note are the more than 6,000 bottles on the extensive wine list.


11. Occidental Grill & Seafood

1475 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Phone: (202) 783-1475
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Occidental Grill & Seafood is a DC dining institution just steps from the White House, with a history dating back more than 111 years. This iconic gathering place combines legendary staying power with a constantly evolving, cutting-edge menu that takes a fresh and current approach to classic American cuisine.


12. 1789 Restaurant

1225 36th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Phone: (202) 965-1789
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1789 Restaurant is the quintessential Washington dining experience. Situated in a Federal period house in residential Georgetown, its six dining rooms are beautifully decorated with American antiques, period equestrian and historical prints and Limoges china, creating an elegant setting for guests.


13. The Capital Grille

601 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20004
Phone: (202) 737-6200
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African mahogany paneling and Art Deco chandeliers provide a warm, stately setting for nationally renowned dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and acclaimed world-class wines.


14. Fiola Mare

3050 K Street NW, Suite 101, Washington, D.C. 20007
Phone: (202) 628-0065
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Evoking the seaside dining experience found along the coasts of Italy and the Mediterranean, Fiola Mare specializes in the freshest, most pristine seafood prepared with elegant simplicity through delicate and subtle additions of color, flavor and texture.


15. Rasika West End

1190 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
Phone: (202) 466-2500
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Rasika West End showcases both modern and authentic Indian fare, prepared on the Tawa (griddle), Sigri (open barbeque), as well as Tandoori and regional dishes. The restaurant also has an international wine list designed to pair well with Indian fare.


16. Bourbon Steak DC

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Phone: (202) 944-2026
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Bourbon Steak DC features contemporary American fare with a focus on seasonal ingredients, as well as award-winning butter-poached meat and poultry and classic seafood dishes.


17. Lincoln

1110 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 386-9200
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Lincoln’s seasonal menu showcases simplistic market fresh dishes by Chef Demetrio Zavala crafted from fresh ingredients supplied by local farmers, daily seafood catches by local fishermen, and artisanal meat from ranchers around the region.


18. Old Ebbitt Grill

675 1th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 347-4800
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The Ebbitt serves upscale American saloon food with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients. Established in 1856, it was a favorite of Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding and Theodore Roosevelt and is still a popular meeting spot for political insiders, journalists, celebrities and theater-goers.


19. Equinox

818 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: (202) 331-8118
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Equinox’s menu features a wide range of possibilities using the flavors and evoking the traditions of the Mid-Atlantic. Equinox offers à la carte and tasting menu options.


20. 2941

2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: (703) 270-1511
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Nestled in the heart of Falls Church, Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel presents contemporary American cuisine accented with bold French and Mediterranean flavors.

Final Thoughts

If you’re hosting an event in Washington DC, you can’t go wrong by booking one of these restaurants. With a private setup and delicious food, you and your guests will have a memorable time.

DC has tons to offer in terms of restaurants and dining. If you’re looking for more places to eat in DC, check out our list of the best brunch spots by clicking here.

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a Philadelphia local who enjoys checking out Philly's restaurant scene every chance he can. He grew up in South Jersey and now lives in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood.