29 Options for Group Dining

 

May 6, 2019

BY KARA SHANNON

Going out to dine with a group? We always say the more, the merrier when we go out; however, that can feel easier said than done. With more people, it seems like there are fewer options for where to go. Yet, this list proves that there are at least 29 spaces go out and eat with a group -- so get ready to make a reservation!

We categorized the list by group size, however, many places offer multiple group dining areas so it’s worth reviewing all the options and calling the restaurant directly to ask what’s possible!


10 TO 20-PERSON PARTY


Namo

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Photo courtesy of Namo Dallas

Namo

Go for: a very trendy dining experience in this minimalistic yet intimate Japanese sushi & hand roll restaurant. If you want a full buyout, you need 20 people! There is also standing space for any extras!

West Village | Directions


Tillman’s Roadhouse

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Photo courtesy of Tillman’s Roadhouse

Tillman’s Roadhouse

Go for: the decor. The private dining room is avant garde and nicknamed “The Peacock room.”

Bishop Arts | Directions



Town Hearth

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Town Hearth

Go for: a very fancy meal at a fabulous steakhouse. The Elvis is a very popular dessert on the menu, and The Elvis Room is the not very popularly known private dining room at the restaurant.

Design District | Directions


Chelsea’s Corner

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Chelsea’S corner

Go for: a bright, garden patio vibe during the day or nightlife vibes at night! The Garden Room was recently done and now available for group dining or rentals!

Knox | Directions



Manny’s Uptown

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Manny’s Uptown

Go for: a fiesta! You can decorate the private dining room and bring in a cake. We once celebrated there with a cake topped with minis of tequila, made by Goodies Cakery.

Uptown | Directions


Up on Knox

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Up on Knox

Go for: bubbly and the Instagrammable seafood tower, in the private room that technically holds up to 13 people! Also, the Chef is available for off-site dining, hosting a private dinner for up to 30 people at your home.

Knox | directions


Lounge 31

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Lounge 31

Go for: an elevated lounge experience instead of a traditional, stuffy dinner. Happy Hour is Monday-Saturday from 4-7 pm and all-day on Sunday, and offers 1/2 price sushi rolls and discounted appetizers. Brunch is excellent too. There’s no dinner menu, but in addition to sushi, there’s a menu of shareables like oysters, potstickers and tempura.

Highland Park Village | directions



Niwa

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Photo courtesy of Niwa

Niwa

Go for: a unique dining experience. Niwa is designed for group dining, featuring in-table smoke-free grills so you can prepare your own food.

Deep Ellum | directions


20+ PERSON PARTy:


Merchant House

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Merchant House

Go for: an assortment of finger food and drinks. We hosted a social with a keynote speaker at Merchant House and it worked beautifully. It was not a sitdown dinner - more of a mingle, snack, and listen to the speaker set-up. There are private rooms with capacities ranging from 12 to 70.

Oak Lawn | Directions


The Woolworth

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Photo courtesy of The Woolworth

The Woolworth

Go for: anything from a business lunch meeting to happy hour to a rehearsal dinner! We’re going to call this restaurant “flexible,” from the spaces it has available for private dining to the options on the menu. There really is something for everyone.

Downtown | directions



Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano

Photo courtesy of Javier’s

Photo courtesy of Javier’s

Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano

Go for: Mexico City-style cuisine and the cigar bar, at this Dallas institution. There are three private banquet rooms, with capacities ranging from 10 to 60 people. They book fast (because Javier’s is always the best time!) so plan far in-advance.

Knox | directions


Fine China

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Fine China

Go for: elevated Chinese-American cuisine that tastes better shared. We went with a small group to Fine China, and were jealous of the larger group dining in the private room (can be 3 separate areas or one big one, for up to 45 people). Plus, they had the excuse to order and share more (like the Cantonese roast duck) with each other!

Downtown | directions


Dolce Riviera

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Dolce Riviera

Go for: celebrating a special occasion like an engagement party or baby or bridal shower. From florals to balloons, to personalized menus and champagne flutes, Dolce let’s you do it up and cares about every detail.

Harwood District | directions


Americano

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Photo courtesy of Americano

Americano

Go for: carbs, followed by craft cocktails downstairs at Midnight Rambler. Ask for your group to be seated at the long, high-top tables or to take over the patio (probably preferable). If you plan ahead, Midnight Rambler has a semi-private lounge area behind a curtain that you can reserve to feel extra cool.

Downtown | directions



Mille Lire  

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Photo courtesy of Miller Lire

Mille Lire  

Go for: brunch… possibly the most desired group meal. This upscale Italian restaurant offers brunch with a prosecco bar and live DJ. One entree and a pitcher of prosecco is $39.

Oak Lawn | directions


Slater’s 50/50

Photo Courtesy of Slater’s 50/50

Photo Courtesy of Slater’s 50/50


Slater’s 50/50

Go for: the signature burger that’s 50% ground bacon and 50% ground beef. A great hybrid of a sports bar and restaurant, Slater’s makes it easy for large groups to dine. They’ll also let you rent out the mezzanine and rooftop.

Lower Greenville | directions


Bryan Street Tavern

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Bryan Street Tavern

Go for: a no-reservation necessary dive bar with above average pizza (half-price on Mondays). Also, you can play pool, volleyball and bocce ball!

Downtown | directions


Eno’s

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Photo courtesy of Eno’s

Eno’s

Go for: cozy and casual, a place where you can settle in to eat some pizza and have a few drinks with friends. Has strong “Bishop Arts neighborhood” vibes.

Bishop Arts | directions



Meddlesome Moth

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Meddlesome Moth

Go for: you want to dress up, kind of. Also, brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night menus are all fantastic. They can set-up a semi-private area for large parties!

Design District | directions


30+ PEOPLE party:


Pizzeria Testa

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Pizzeria Testa

Go for: meter-long Neapolitan pizza. There is a gorgeous brick private room, where you can bring in decorations and set-up an easy pre-set menu to share family style. We’ve hosted our birthday and a holiday party here! The best part is the customer service; the staff will work with you so you’re completely happy with the experience.

Greenville | Directions


Fearings

Photo courtesy of Fearing’s

Photo courtesy of Fearing’s

Fearings

Go for: a memorable meal and experience! Chef & Owner Dean Fearing is famous as a Dallas restauranter. Brunch will run you at least $50 per person and dinner, about double that. However, you’ll be dining at one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the city! For private dining, choose from the wine cellar (up to 16 people), The Ocaso (patio) and The Sendero (glass walls with views of the garden).

Uptown | Directions


Jalisco Norte

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Jalisco Norte

Go for: a lively night out, at a Modern Mexican restaurant. Bring on the queso fundido and margaritas! Grab a group of friends and go for happy hour or dinner. You could plan a party on the enclosed patio that can seat up to 50 people!

Oak Lawn | Directions



The Henry

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The Henry

Go for: a hot new spot in Dallas! There are 5 areas that can easily accommodate groups, including a patio, upstairs bar, and a space for a Chef’s dinner. Before releasing this list, The Henry was our only go-to reply for where groups should go out to eat.

Uptown | Directions


STIRR

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STIRR

Go for: being on trend. Have you heard of STIRR? More like, have you seen your friends at STIRR on Instagram? They’ve added a private room that has its own bar, a projector screen, and we’re estimating seating for up to 60. You can take a 3D tour of the room online.

Deep Ellum | directions


Meso Maya Comida Y Copas

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Courtesy of Meso Maya


Meso Maya Comida Y Copas

Go for: Mexican food you can always count on. The menu is fantastic and fool-proof. Depending on group size, you might be able to swing a long table indoors or on the back patio. Otherwise, the flagship location in Downtown has a massive upstairs space that’s both indoors/outdoors.

Downtown | directions



Hero


Hero

Go for: your friends like to be relaxed and loud, and there’s a game on. Hero is the sister of longtime favorite, HG Sply Co. It’s 24,000 sq ft with six bars, a stage for live music, games, and a climate-controlled patio. Oh, and you know the food is good because, again, same owners at HG.

Victory Park | Directions


Sixty Vines

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Photo courtesy of Sixty Vines

Sixty Vines

Go for: an extensive wine list and upscale Italian food at a restaurant that’s always buzzing. If your group is large enough, you can reserve the Gazebo (which is seriously #goals).

Uptown | directions


Wheelhouse/Sassetta

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Wheelhouse/Sassetta

Go for: some of your friends want a drink, some want a snack, and some want an entire pizza. Here’s a tip you can thank us for later: you can reserve tables on the dog-friendly patio between Wheelhouse and Sassetta, and then order from both restaurants. This means if you go for brunch, you get the both of best worlds: bottomless mimosas and a bloody mary bar.  

Design District | directions


18th & Vine

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18th & Vine

Go for: awesome BBQ, which you can choose to devour with friends in one of three private dining areas: the Roost upstairs, dining room downstairs or the bar.

Oak Lawn | directions