Where to Eat in NYC With a Large Group This Holiday Season

Where to Eat in NYC With a Large Group This Holiday Season


As we all head into the peak of holiday eating season, why not bring your family and friends to a cozy, hidden enclave, or a charming cellar, or over the bridge to Brooklyn for expansive spaces perfect for yourlarge group. Below, we’ve rounded up some great options for you check out.



Bar Moga ©Kuo-Heng Huang


Bar Moga, the East-Meets-West inspired cocktail bar in Greenwich Village, has many partitions and dropped ceilings are intended to add shadows and mystery. A private dining space is located in the back of bar, hidden behind sliding dojo-like doors. The space, designed by Natalie Graham at 3 Day Monk, incorporates advertisements of the time, vintage-style lighting, rich woods, and a fireplace.


Courtesy SakaMai

Lower East Side izakaya and sake bar, SakaMai, offers two private dining options that are ideal for intimate parties.On the main floor, the private salon seats 10 and features exposed brick walls, beautiful light fixtures, and a crackling fireplace. For a more secluded meal, head upstairs to the mezzanine, which seats 8 and features dark wooden tables and plush chairs. Both private dining options require a food and beverage minimum of $65 per person. Please find more information on private dining and events, here.


Boqueria private dining room ©Liz Clayman

At this newest location of Boqueria, a 24-seat private dining room (designed to look like a Spanish food market) opens up along one wall to the kitchen, allowing for guests to interact with the chefs for demonstrations, cooking classes and counter-seat dining, as well as private seated dinners and standing cocktail receptions for 40 guests. There’s also a secret chef's table on the other end of the open kitchen that seats 6 on a cushy round banquette with a prime view of the kitchen action. Additional photos here (PDR) and here (chef’s table nook). (credit: Liz Clayman)


Courtesy Left Bank


Located in a beautiful landmarked building at the intersection of two historic Manhattan streets, Left Bank is a New York bistro inspired by Greenwich Village itself and infused with European elan, making it the perfect destination for an elegant escape for your next holiday fête. Left Bank offers private dining in their charming cellar room. Parties of up to 20 people can enjoy a customized menu of Left Bank’s seasonal and unpretentious cuisine in an intimate setting. Event packages can be found here.



The Williamsburg Hotel ©Simmer Group



The Williamsburg Hotel

boasts stylish and flexible event spaces that can be customized for large and small gatherings. The most unique in size and scope are The Ballroom and The Library Bar, which offer a Brooklyn-chic experience for larger parties. Food and beverage come courtesy of The Restaurant at The Williamsburg Hotel, which boasts a vegetable-forward menu emphasizing fresh, inventive seasonal fare with a focus on whole grains freshly milled in-house as well as local meat, fish and produce.


The Ballroom:

6,500 square feet

Seated Capacity: 400; Standing Capacity: 700

Hi-res images here (credit: Simmer Group)


The Library Bar:

1,600 square feet

Seated Capacity: 80; Standing Capacity: 120

Hi-res image here (credit: The Williamsburg Hotel)

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