Great Places with Private Spaces to Celebrate This Holiday Season

Washington, D.C. (October 8, 2019) -Whether planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, several of the nationÕs capitalÕs most popular restaurants offer inviting private dining spaces to accommodate a variety of needs. With the holiday season in full swing, here are some great party options.Guests dining at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, (801A 9th Street, NW, 20001) are instantly transported to the tropical ambiance of an Old Havana street scene with an indoor courtyard comprised of replicated building facades with charming balconies and windows.  The classic and contemporary Cuban menu, created by James Beard award-winning Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot and Executive Chef Angel Roque, paired with amazing tropical cocktails, make this an unforgettable option for lively parties.  Cuba Libre has two completely private event spaces to offer: El Paladar, a private 26-seat dining room with audio-visual capabilities and La Galer’a, which accommodates 50 seated guests, and 70 for reception with its own private bar.  Three semi-private dining spaces are also available including the Calle Nueve, which accommodates up to 50 people seated and 65-70 people for a standing reception; La Pista, for up to 80 people seated and 100 people for a standing reception, as well as the Havana, which accommodates up to 50 people for a standing reception.  Additionally, La Pista and Havana can be combined to create a unique space with accommodations for 110 people seated or 150 people for a standing reception.  Cuba Libre is also available for full or partial buyouts for corporate, social or convention events for up to 224 seated or 500 for a standing reception.  To customize the experience, a variety of entertainment options are offered including cigar rolling, floorshows, salsa lessons, professional dancers and musicians.  For more information about hosting a private-event, please contact Samantha Konstandt, the Sales & Local Marketing Director, at SKonstandt@cubalibrerestaurant.com, call (202) 408-1600 or visit http://cubalibrerestaurant.com/en/washington/.Cleveland ParkÕs award-winning concept SABABA (3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008) serves Òmodern IsraeliÓ cuisine by Executive Chef Ryan Moore, along with an international wine list with an emphasis on Mediterranean varietals.  The private dining room, located on the second floor of the restaurant, features an adjoining rooftop terrace and can accommodate up to 70 for a cocktail reception, or 40 for a seated dinner. For those desiring a taste of India for their holiday party of up to 40 guests for dinner, one can book the private event space at SABABA and order from sister restaurant BindaasÕ menu next door (3309 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008).  Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderman oversees a casual menu showcasing innovative Indian street fare.  By utilizing SABABAÕs private event space, the small 35-seat oasis Bindaas can be a bigger venue for special occasions.  Guests can anticipate savory snacks, kebabs, with vegetarian options as well as pork, fish, chicken and beef street food dishes.  For more information about hosting a private-event catered by SABABA, please call (202) 244-6750 or visit www.sababauptown.com and for Bindaas, call (202) 244-6550 and visit www.bindaasdc.com.The power dining hot spot, The Oval Room (800 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20006) features three private dining rooms, which combined can host 150 guests for a standing holiday celebration, or 100 guests for a seated reception.  For smaller functions, The Oval Room can seat 65 people in the main dining room or accommodate 80 people for a standing reception.  The totally private Green Room can accommodate 36 people seated or 50 for a standing reception, and the semi-private Curtain Room can accommodate up to 15 guests seated for a more intimate gathering.  The international wine list provides a perfect pairing for Executive Chef Bryan MoscatelloÕs award-winning modern American cuisine.  For additional information on hosting a private-event, please call (202) 463-8700 or fill out a request form under the private functions tab listed on the restaurant website at: https://www.ovalroom.com.Located just steps from the White House, The Bombay Club, (815 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20006) is a popular destination for Washingtonians who enjoy authentic Indian fare.  In addition to the restaurantÕs capacity to be set up for a semi-private event for groups of 20-45 people, The Bombay Club offers a private dining room for intimate gatherings of 10-20 guests. The Bombay Club is also available for full buyouts and can accommodate gatherings of up to 120 people.  Guests will be treated to a menu by Executive Chef Nilesh Singhvi featuring gourmet Indian cuisine highlighting the diversity of IndiaÕs regional dishes.  For additional information on hosting a private event, please call Manager Beycan Antalay at (202) 659-3737 or visit the website at: www.bombayclubdc.com.The contemporary Indian restaurant Rasika (633 D Street, NW, 20004) is available for private and semi-private dining.  RasikaÕs sophisticated and seductive dcor offers an intimate private dining room that can seat up to 16 guests.  The private dining room incorporates a specialty-made wall covering from EuropeÕs Timorous Beasties.  This company is known for being bold when it comes to use of both pattern and color.  Guests can also host a small gathering at the 12-seat ChefÕs Table, placed directly in front of the kitchen and they will be delighted by Group Executive Chef Vikram SunderamÕs preparation of the sigri (open barbecue) and tawa (griddle) dishes.  The restaurant is also available for full buyouts and can accommodate 100 people for a seated dinner, or up to 150 people for a standing reception.  For more information on hosting a private-event, please contact the restaurant at (202) 637-1222 or visit the website www.rasikarestaurant.com.Ashok BajajÕs Rasika West End (1190 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, 20037) offers three exclusive spaces for private dining, perfect for intimate gatherings and large receptions alike.  The Library seats 42-50 guests, the Garden Room can accommodate 10-12 for more intimate dining and the private ChefÕs Table Room, next to the working kitchen on the lower level, is available for up to 10-12 guests.  The restaurant is also available for full buyouts and can accommodate 140 people for a seated dinner, or up to 225 people for a standing reception.  For more information on private events, or semi-private dining options, please contact Group General Manager Atul Narain at (202) 466-2500 or visit www.rasikarestaurant.com.The newly opened Modena (1100 New York Avenue, NW, 20005 at the corner of 12th and H Streets) features crisp, clean, urban Italian design and ample private dining options with Executive Chef John Melfi in the kitchen.  Dark oak tables are paired with Italian chairs of all different styles, to give the room a fun and less-formal ambiance.  An Italian collage depicting classic Italian streetscapes including the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum and the Pantheon can be found in the 12-seat semi-private dining room.  The restaurant also has a large (27 by 19 feet) 513 square-foot private dining room with two walls of expansive windows and 13-foot ceilings that can seat 48 and comfortably accommodate up to 85 guests for a reception.  A second private dining room, complete with sliding glass door, offers seating for 12 guests.  The main dining room can also be reserved for a private celebration.  For more information about hosting a private event, please contact John Hendrix at events@modenadc.com, call (202) 216-9550 or visit the website at: www.ModenaDC.com.Legal Sea Foods (704 7th Street, NW, 20001) features a 25-seat dining room enclosed in privacy curtains in vibrant Chinatown.  With the Capital One Arena situated across the street and just a short walk from the Convention Center, it is a convenient and delicious destination.  The glass-enclosed private dining room at the Legal Sea Foods at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (2401 Smith Blvd, Arlington, VA 22202) offers the most unique space in the DC-area to host a function.  Groups of 48 guests can enjoy the amazing view of the U.S. Capital and Washington Monument and the entertainment of watching planes taking off and landing.  The restaurant is easily accessible in the pre-security area of National Hall before Terminal B and C.  All Legal Sea Foods locations offer diners a variety of fresh seasonal seafood options including an impressive raw bar and award-winning wine list.  For more information and reservations please visit www.legalseafoods.com. Located just steps from the Capital One Arena, Olivia (800 F Street, NW, 20004) offers three exclusive rooms for various private dining needs.  The Gallery Room, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking F Street, can accommodate 40 guests seated, or 65 for a standing reception and is fully equipped with A/V capability and working fireplace.  The fully private Iberian Room, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking 8th Street, can accommodations 12-20 seated guests, or up to 35 guests for a standing reception.  Finally, the State Room with its reclaimed barn door table is available for more intimate gatherings of up to 12 guests seated and is also equipped with a 42-inch HD flat screen television.  Guests will enjoy Executive Chef Matt Kuhn's menu, which offers a selection of appetizing dishes, which are inspired by the flavors of Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, Greece and beyond.  For more information or reservations please call (202) 347-4667 or visit https://www.oliviawdc.com.Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. (1201 24th Street, NW, 20037) invites guests to gather and celebrate this holiday season in one of its elegant and stylish spaces. The Gallery with its welcoming Lounge and unique built-in bar comprises the luxury hotelÕs entire lower level of 10,000 square-feet of flexible event and meeting space. The design of the function space continues to celebrate and interpret ÔAmerican artisanshipÕ in a sophisticated, modern manner. Rooms include the Gallery Foyer, Gallery Lounge, Gallery Ballroom, plus the Drawing Room, which can be split into two separate sections, the Salon Foyer, and Salon, which can be divided into five intimate rooms. For an artful affair, host an event in the semi-private Mezzanine Loft. The airy mezzanine serves as a gallery space for a curated selection of art from The Phillips Collection. Newly launched event menus mirror the culinary tradition of the world-renowned Blue Duck Tavern, which is known for its rustic seasonal creations alongside the innovative and creative approach to our ever-changing culinary repertoire. To learn more, schedule a tour or reserve The Gallery or Mezzanine, please contact Amanda Taneja and Ashley Phillips at saleswasph@hyatt.com or call +1 202 419 6630.For a more intimate celebration with family and friends, Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern offers a semi-private dining room which seats 12 guests, as well as an intimate ChefÕs Table, with views of the open kitchen, which seats up to 20 guests. The Tea Cellar, located adjacent to Blue Duck Lounge, offers a semi-private alcove ideal for an intimate dinner, or celebratory cocktail reception. The Tea Cellar has the best curated collection of tea in the United States with over 37 rare and limited-production, single-estate teas showcased in glass humidor, making this space a unique venue for a holiday celebration. The Tea Cellar can accommodate 12 for a seated dinner or up to 40 guests for a standing reception. For more information or arrange a private event at Blue Duck Tavern or the Tea Cellar, please contact Frank Henry at frank.henry@hyatt.com or call +1 202 419 6620.Ambar Capitol Hill (523 8th Street, SE, 20003), located in the popular Barracks Row neighborhood on Capitol Hill, showcases the best dishes throughout the Balkan Peninsula with a modern twist created by Corporate Executive Chef Bojan Bocvarov.  The restaurantÕs dcor features Mediterranean textiles and lots of natural wood used throughout the space.  AmbarÕs second floor is available for private parties and features high-top tables, a handsome bar that spans one side of the dining room, plus a balcony alcove table which seats up to 12.  The space can accommodate up to 45 guests for a seated dinner, or 120 for a standing reception.  Full buyouts are also available upon request.  For more information about hosting a private-event, please contact Nora Bankert, the Regional Sales Manager for Street Guys Hospitality, at nora@streetguyshospitality.com, call (202) 813-3039 or visit www.ambarrestaurant.com.BABA, the sister restaurant to Ambar Clarendon (2901 Wilson Blvd, 22201), offers guests the opportunity to experience a variety of dishes with a Balkan twist created by Corporate Executive Chef Bojan Bocvarov.  The restaurantÕs dcor is meant to recall a community living room with a mix of vintage and modern furniture.  The space is well lit during brunch hours and provides a dim, warm glow in the evening.  A raised seating area is highlighted by antique glass chandeliers above a large, curved banquette designed to resemble a custom sofa.  The architecture makes use of salvaged materials on a number of surfaces including vintage pane glass windows on the wall and ceiling as well as a reclaimed, hardwood bar top.  Exposed brick line the stairwell and accents the walls within the main dining room.  The space is available for full or partial buyouts for corporate, social or convention events for up to 64 seated or 100 for a standing reception.  For more information about hosting a private-event, please contact Nora Bankert, the Regional Sales Manager for Street Guys Hospitality, at nora@streetguyshospitality.com, call (703) 312-7978 or visit www.baba.bar.    Buena Vida Clarendon (2900 Wilson Blvd., 22201) offers an 18-seat private dining room where guests can enjoy traditional, indigenous fare incorporating recipes that have been handed down through generations.  One will have an authentic experience, tasting a Mexican cooking that transcends what one expects from most Mexican restaurants in America.  The restaurant is also available for full buyouts and can accommodate 90 people for a seated dinner, or up to 135 people for a standing reception.  TTT Mexican Diner, situated on the first floor, serves traditional, authentic Mexican fare with a casual style of service and ambience.  Those seeking a semi-private space are encouraged to consider the mezzanine level, which can accommodate 26 guests for a seated dinner.  TTT Mexican Diner is also available for full buyouts and can accommodate 75 people for a seated dinner, or up to 100 people for a standing reception.  For more information about hosting a private-event, please contact Nora Bankert, the Regional Sales Manager for Street Guys Hospitality, at nora@streetguyshospitality.com, call (703) 888-1259 or visit https://www.buenavidaclarendon.com or www.tttdiner.com.Lupo Verde (1401 T Street, NW, 20009) offers a second-floor private event space where guests can enjoy newly appointed Executive Chef Juan Ignacio OliveraÕs authentic, rustic, Italian fare.  The intimate 45-seat second level makes guests feel as though they stepped into a private residence with lofty ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, luxurious wall coverings, and substantial crown and base molding.  The room, which can accommodate up to 75 guests for a standing reception, features a cozy 10-seat marble bar, a semi-private alcove, and the focal point of the room; a cupola dining room named the Sophia Loren.  Weekend prices differ depending on party size and menu selections.  For more information about hosting a private-event, please contact Nani Coelho, the Director of Private Events for Lahlou Restaurant Group at events@lupoverdedc.com, call (202) 827-4752 or visit www.lupoverdedc.com.The newly opened Lupo Verde Osteria (4814 MacArthur Blvd, NW, 20007) offers a third-floor private event space where guests can enjoy newly appointed Executive Chef Matt FranklinÕs authentic, rustic, Italian fare.  The intimate 60-seat third floor offers a 20-seat private dining room complete with fireplace and TV.  The lower level features an Alimentari, or boutique Italian market, where customers can purchase house-made items and fine imported Italian products.  When the shop is closed, guests can book ÒDinner with ChefÓ, a private chefÕs table for up to eight guests and be at the forefront of all the action.  This is ideal for small parties, private wine dinners and family gatherings.  Lupo Verde Osteria is also available for a full buyout for up to 130 guests.  For more information about hosting a private-event, please contact Nani Coelho, the Director of Private Events for Lahlou Restaurant Group at events@lupoverdedc.com, call (202) 506-6683 or visit http://www.lupoverdeosteriaalimentari.com.MXDC Cocina Mexicana (600 14th Street, NW, 20005) offers the perfect backdrop for an intimate dinner or large corporate function this holiday season.  Created by Todd English and Juan "JC" Pavlovich, MXDC's menu showcases small plates, entres, and family-style dishes highlighting the various regions of Mexico.  Dishes can be customized to suit any budget and palate.  MXDC offers two private dining spaces including the loft, which seats up to 60 guests and 80 standing and features a full-service bar as well as the main bar (which seats up to 48 guests and 150 standing).  Guests can also book the entire restaurant for a large private event equip with amenities such as valet parking for dinner, coat check, DJ booth, sound system, and votive candles.  For more information about hosting a private event, please contact call (202) 393-1900 or visit https://www.mxdcrestaurant.com.The Valencian fine-dining concept Xiquet (2404 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 20007) is available for private events on selected weekdays and can accommodate 30 seated or 80 for a standing reception, over two floors.  Events including cocktail parties, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions may be scheduled.  Here guests can enjoy a gastronomical menu, prepared by Chef/Owner Danny Lled—, which is inspired by Lled—Õs hometown of Den’a in the Valencia region of Spain.  Five and eight-course tasting menus are available to include Lled—Õs signature dish, paella, as well as innovative preparations of other traditional Valencian cuisine.  His paellas are award-winning in national and international competitions and ideal for large groups.  For additional information, please visit: https://www.xiquetdl.com.In Silver Spring, Buena Vida (8407 Ramsey Avenue, 20910) offers a second-floor, 50-seat private dining area where guests can enjoy endless selection of Mexican fare.   Dishes showcase traditional flavors from all the corners of Mexico, from coastal cuisine to the interior - and provide a fun and modern approach, designed for sharing a variety of flavors.  The restaurant is also available for full buyouts and can accommodate 145 people for a seated dinner, or up to 175 people for a standing reception.  Tacos, Tortas & Tequila (TTT), situated on the first floor, serves traditional, authentic Mexican fare with a casual style of service and ambience.  TTT is also available for full buyouts and can accommodate 40 people for a seated dinner, or up to 65 people for a standing reception.  For more information about hosting a private-event, please contact Nora Bankert, the Regional Sales Manager for Street Guys Hospitality, at nora@streetguyshospitality.com, call (301) 587-8407, visit: https://www.buenavidarestaurant.com or www.TTTrestaurant.com.Nestled in the heart of Falls Church, Virginia, 2941 Restaurant (2941 Fairview Park Drive, 22042) is surrounded by lush landscaping, koi ponds, waterfalls, world-class artwork, and a lakeside view with several spectacular rooms appropriate for private parties or corporate events.  Private dining rooms can accommodate a nice range of parties, from an intimate gathering of eight, to larger reception up to 100 guests.  The entire restaurant and outdoor patio are also available for standup receptions for up to 200 guests.  Here guests can enjoy contemporary American dishes accented with bold French flavors prepared by Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel and Pastry Chef Nicholas Pine For reservations please call (703) 270-1500 or visit https://www.2941.com/.The new 250-seat restaurant, Brasserie Libert (3251 Prospect Street, NW, 20007) is available for private events, including cocktail parties, receptions, banquets, bachelor and bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions.  The menu, prepared by Executive Chef Jaryd Hearn, is comprised of classic dishes that incorporate traditional cooking techniques that pay tribute to the true flavors of French cuisine.  The spacious private dining room is covered with navy walls and floor tiling with a rose gold mirror.  Blackout drapes create more privacy.  The space can also be divided into two rooms, which can accommodate seating for 25 and 31 guests respectively.  The room also offers a private side entrance and bar, as well as a view of the wine cellar.  For more information, please call (202) 878-8404 or visit https://Libertedc.com.In Adams Morgan, Mintwood Place, a cozy neighborhood brasserie (1813 Columbia Road NW, 20009) offers a semi-private dining room that can accommodate 24 guests for a seated dinner or 35 guests for a cocktail-style reception.  Here guests can enjoy a French-inspired menu, prepared by Chef de Cuisine Matthew Cockrell, which offers garden-fresh vegetables, inventive nibbles, and carefully prepared fish & game entres.  The restaurant is also available for full buyouts and happy hours for larger groups and can accommodate 110 people for a seated dinner or up to 160 people for a standing reception.  For more information please call (202) 234-6732 or visit www.mintwoodplace.com.###

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