8 New Private Dining Rooms in Manhattan

There are tons of new restaurants in New York City but not all of them have Private Dining Rooms. This is your guide to NYC’s best new PDRs for corporate events, private dining, and more.

Quality Bistro – The Boulevard Room

Seated: 40
Standing: 50

The team behind the popular Quality Eats and Quality Meats restaurants just opened (so new they don’t have photos yet!) their high-end French bistro, catering to the Midtown corporate crowd. There are two private dining rooms at the restaurant – one of which is the Boulevard Room, an airy room that’s located a few steps up from the Main Dining Room.

Where: 120 W 55th St (Midtown)
Date Opened: January 2020
Privacy: Private
Noise Privacy: Quiet
Windows: Outdoor-facing; Indoor-facing
A/V: In-house speakers; Audio Line-In; TV / Projector

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Portale – The Etna Room

Seated: 36
Standing: 60

Chef Alfred Portale is a legend in New York culinary circles. As the name behind the celebrated Gotham Bar & Grill, he has finally opened a second concept. Portale is a modern Italian restaurant at the former Rouge Tomate space in Chelsea.

The much-anticipated restaurant features a PDR on its second floor, which essentially has a private entrance and elevator, and can fit up to 60 for a cocktail reception.

Where: 126 W 18th St (Chelsea)
Date Opened: November 2019
Privacy: Private
Noise Privacy: Pin Drop
F&B Min: $2,500++
Windows: Outdoor-facing
A/V: In-house speakers; Audio Line-In; TV / Projector
Amenities: Private entrance; Private restrooms; Private bar

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Catch Steak – The Red Room

Seated: 40
Standing: 70

The trendy Catch brand is expanding its empire – this time at the base of the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea / Meatpacking. See and be seen at one of their five private dining spaces, all of which are decadently decked out.

The Red Room is on the lower level and features oxblood walls and eclectic oil paintings of pets that go up onto the ceiling. In warmer months, you could pair this PDR with an outdoor terrace for an unforgettable event.

Where: 88 9th Ave (Chelsea)
Date Opened: October 2019
Privacy: Private
Noise Privacy: Quiet
F&B Min: $7,500++
Windows: Outdoor-facing
A/V: In-house speakers; TV / Projector; Audio Line-In
Amenities: Private bar

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Canal Street Oysters – Lantern Room

Seated: 40
Standing: 65

Located off West Broadway, Canal Street Oysters is exactly what you think it’d be. A nautical-themed seafood joint that features a massive oyster bar (and regular bar as well).

The Lantern Room is up the stairs in the mezzanine, with windows that overlook the Main Dining Room. With capacity of up to 65, conversations from downstairs will waft up but it is a private space.The Red Room is on the lower level and features oxblood walls and eclectic oil paintings of pets that go up onto the ceiling. In warmer months, you could pair this PDR with an outdoor terrace for an unforgettable event.

Where: 380 Canal St (SoHo)
Date Opened: September 2019
Privacy: Private
Noise Privacy: Moderate
F&B Min: $3,000++
Windows: Indoor-facing

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Asset – The Wine Room

Seated: 22

This is not your grandfather’s Upper West Side joint. A project from the creators of UWS hotspot Tessa, Asset features modern and industrial decor that feels more Meatpacking than Uptown.

It features several spaces that would be suitable for private events, including a Mezzanine that can hold around 60. The Wine Room, however, is nestled in the back of the restaurant behind a heavy metal curtain and can fit up to 22 seated.

Where: 329 Columbus Ave (Upper West Side)
Date Opened: October 2019
Privacy: Semi-Private
Noise Privacy: Moderate
F&B Min: $1,500++
Windows: None

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Shun – Tsuki

Seated: 12

Located on the second floor of a luxury condo in Midtown, Michelin-starred Chef Alain Verzeroli has opened Shun, a contemporary French-Japanese restaurant, and Bar Shun, a 38-seat cocktail lounge.

The venue also features two private dining rooms – one that can hold 8 guests and Tsuki, which fits up to 12 around a beautiful stone oval table. The room also features luxe velvet walls, custom lighting and artwork.

Where: 610 Lexington Ave (Midtown East)
Date Opened: July 2019
Privacy: Private
Noise Privacy: Quiet
F&B Min: $2,000++
Windows: None
A/V: In-house speakers; Audio Line-In

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Ivy Lane – Third Floor Club Room

Seated: 22
Standing: 30

Right around the corner of the Fifth Ave Apple Store is Ivy Lane, a new 3-level American restaurant from Merchant Hospitality (the folks behind trendy Philippe Chow and hangout spot Treadwell Park).

The restaurant features a versatile 3rd floor, which can fit up to 100 in the front, and behind that, the Club Room, a Private Dining Room that fits up to 30 for a cocktail reception.

Where: 116 E 60th St (Lenox Hill)
Date Opened: October 2019
Privacy: Private
Noise Privacy: Quiet
F&B Min: $10,000++
Windows: None
A/V: In-house speakers; Audio Line-In

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Electric Lemon – Private Dining Room

Seated: 72
Standing: 100

The second of three new restaurants that Stephen Starr is opening this year in New York, Electric Lemon is nestled on the 24th floor of the new Equinox Hotel in Hudson Yards. To be brand-consistent, chef Kyle Knall has created a menu that is “clean” and healthy, yet full of flavor.

The Private Dining Room is located one floor up on 25, near the hotel’s check-in, has its own pre-function space and is configurable with air walls for groups of 12-100.

Where: 33 Hudson Yards (Hudson Yards)
Date Opened: August 2019
Privacy: Private
Noise Privacy: Pin Drop
F&B Min: $10,000++
Windows: Outdoor-facing
A/V: In-house speakers; TV / Projector; Audio Line-In
Amenities: Private bar; Private entrance

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Wolf – Private Dining Room

Seated: 12

The newly-opened Nordstrom by Columbus Circle features a whopping 7 new dining options in the upscale department store. The flagship of those options is Wolf – a chic, Northwest-inspired restaurant up the escalators on the second floor.

The Private Dining Room is actually semi-private, located at the back of the restaurant separated by a partition, and features elegant floor-to-ceiling windows, with seating up to 12.

Where: 225 W 57th Street (Columbus Circle)
Date Opened: November 2019
Privacy: Semi-Private
Noise Privacy: Moderate
F&B Min: $2,000++
Windows: Outdoor-facing
A/V: TV / Projector

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