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A long wooden table with about 18 chairs stretches through a private dining room at a restaurant. The walls are light blue, except for one portion, which is covered with a black-and-white-striped wallpaper. There’s a television at one end of the room, and
The private dining room at Stillwater in downtown Boston.
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Where to Book Holiday Parties in and Around Boston

The city’s best private dining rooms book up quickly around the holidays — it’s never too early to plan that office party

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The private dining room at Stillwater in downtown Boston.
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Looking to book an office holiday party, family reunion, graduation dinner, bridal shower, or other event? Many Boston-area restaurants are eager to play host to events of all sizes and types, offering everything from standing cocktail receptions with passed hors d’oeuvres to sit-down, multi-course feasts.

Here’s a sampling of some of the best places in and around Boston to book a semi-private space or private dining room, or to do a full restaurant buyout, whatever the occasion. (Looking to book for the 2021 holiday season? Better start right away.)

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tambo 22

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22 Adams St
Chelsea, MA 02150
(617) 466-9422
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Peruvian restaurant Tambo 22, which initially debuted just before pandemic shutdowns overtook Boston’s restaurants, is ready to take on the 2021 holiday season with indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate groups of various sizes. Fill out the form here to get more information.

2. Giulia

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1682 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 441-2800
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For a group of seven to 12 people, try the pasta table at Giulia. It’s not a private space — in fact, it’s right in the middle of the action — but for groups who would love fresh pasta in a bustling dining room at a custom-built table made of reclaimed white oak, it’s the perfect pick. Group dining includes a family-style menu of Italian small bites, antipasti, pasta, locally sourced meat and/or seafood entrees, and an assortment of desserts. Call (617) 441-2800 or email the restaurant for more information or to book the table.

A long oak dining table set for about eight people is in front of an open kitchen in a restaurant.
The pasta table at Giulia.
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3. Tasting Counter

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14 Tyler St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 299-6362
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High-end Somerville restaurant Tasting Counter, which serves intricate tasting menus with a focus on local sourcing at a counter around an open kitchen, offers full buyouts for groups of up to 16 people. Groups can book a three-course lunch for $1,920 or a nine-course dinner for $5,600, with prices inclusive of the tasting menu, beverage pairings (wine, beer, sake, or non-alcoholic), service and tax. The restaurant is able to accommodate various dietary restrictions and allergies upon request. Email the restaurant for more information or to book an event.

A restaurant interior features a sleek bar, white and light wood accents, shelves of wine, and small planters of herbs.
Tasting Counter in Somerville.
John Skibbee

4. Harvest

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44 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 868-2255
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Around since 1975, this farm-to-table Harvard Square icon has hosted a multitude of special events over the decades. The restaurant offers several different private dining rooms and full restaurant buyouts, along with a customized menu; find out more here.

5. Pier 6

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1 8th St
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 337-0054
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There are unbeatable water views at this Charlestown restaurant, which offers various private dining opportunities — there’s a private dining room with a long communal table for groups up to 12 (or a standing reception up to 25), and the dining room and bar can accommodate groups of 40 to 125, with special menus and other customizations available upon request. (Seasonally, the waterfront patio can host events up to 200.) Find more information here.

6. Russell House Tavern

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14 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 500-3055
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Dark and cozy, this Harvard Square tavern serves new American cuisine and features several different private dining options among its multiple levels, including the more casual ground-level bar or some intimate spaces downstairs. Brunch, lunch, and dinner events are all available, with personalized menus. Find out more information and contact the team here.

7. Puritan & Company

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1166 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 615-6195
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With a private dining room and full restaurant buyouts available, Puritan & Co. is the place to go for a holiday party full of New England flavors, local ingredients, and a rustic-but-polished ambiance. Fill out the event form here to get started.

A restaurant interior is photographed during the day, toward the large front windows, lit up by sun. The walls are light blue; the space is rustic but polished.
The Puritan & Co. dining room.
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8. Cunard Tavern

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24 Orleans St
Boston, MA 02128
(617) 567-7609
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This casual, spacious East Boston restaurant from the team behind Ducali and more in the North End plays host to events of all kinds, offering a customizable menu and other options. Call (617) 567-7609 or email the restaurant to discuss.

A casual restaurant interior features large windows, a polished cement floor, light wooden tables, and red chairs.
Cunard Tavern in East Boston.
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9. Alcove

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50 Lovejoy Wharf
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 248-0050
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Tucked away in its own quiet corner of Boston’s West End, with great views of the Zakim Bridge, Alcove has the flexibility to host events of all types and sizes, from 15 to 270, with lots of customization options available for the menu and space. Get in touch here.

A wide shot of bar seating and tiered liquor bottles at a somewhat casual but polished restaurant
The bar area at Alcove.
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10. Table

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445 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113
(857) 250-4286
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This intimate North End staple from chef and owner Jen Royle features a communal, family-style Italian meal. The one-room restaurant can host events up to 32 people; those who want a private event must do a full buyout of the 32 seats at $98/person, plus tax and tip, with a $1,500 bar minimum. Here’s a look at the current menu for an idea of what to expect. Fill out Table’s contact form on its website for more information or to book an event.

11. Mamma Maria

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3 N Square
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 523-0077
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A North End favorite of in-the-know locals, Italian restaurant Mamma Maria offers five private dining rooms (including one that only seats five, for the most intimate of events). One of the rooms can accommodate up to 50. Find out more here.

12. Commonwealth

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11 Broad Canal Way
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 945-7030
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Kendall Square’s Commonwealth is pretty much built for events, with semi-private and private spaces for groups of all sizes — there’s a private dining room that can seat up to 30, for example, or groups of up to 200 can do a full restaurant buyout. Enjoy a seasonal, local menu with your crew; the vibe is rustic New England. Here’s a sample prix fixe menu for a dinner event during the spring and summer ($69/person) — a family-style lineup of salads like Caesar or spinach and strawberry; entrees like roasted salmon with romesco or grilled steak with chimichurri; sides like duck fat fries or farro risotto; and a selection of mini desserts. Find out more about the available spaces and capacities and contact the restaurant here to set up an event.

13. Catalyst

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300 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 576-3000
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This Cambridge restaurant — known for dishes like beef tournedos and grilled lamb chops — can accommodate events from six to 500 attendees in a variety of private dining spaces (or a full restaurant buyout). Find out more here or contact the team here.

14. Branch Line

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321 Arsenal St
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 420-1900
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Branch Line may be known for its excellent rotisserie chicken and creative beer list, but while that sounds ultra-casual at first, the hospitable Watertown restaurant manages to feel like a special night out and is equally adept at feeding picky folks and those who are more adventurous. There are a variety of private and semi-private spaces available for events, including a year-round heated patio and full buyouts of the airy, high-ceilinged restaurant. Fill out the restaurant’s contact form here.

Interior view of a somewhat casual restaurant, long and narrow, with a glossy wooden floor.
Branch Line’s main dining room has very high ceilings.
Branch Line

15. Pagu

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310 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 945-9290
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Located near MIT, Pagu offers an extremely flexible space for events, with various configurations available, including full buyouts, which top out at 150 seated or 174 for a standing reception. There are tasting menus, whole suckling pig roasts, paella parties, and other options. Find out more here.

16. Peregrine

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170 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 826-1762
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Peregrine, the sibling to Somerville’s popular Juliet, is located in the Whitney Hotel, where it can host a variety of semi-private and private events, serving an Italian- and Catalan-inspired menu (prix fixe or family-style dining available) or cocktail reception. Fill out the restaurant’s event form to get started.

An interior photo of Peregrine in the lobby of the Whitney Hotel in Boston’s Beacon Hill. Nearly floor-to-ceiling windows fill the wall along the street, and a blue wall covered with art is visible in the background.
The dining room at Peregrine in the Whitney Hotel.
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17. Mooo

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15 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 670-2515
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While any of the restaurants under the Columbus Hospitality Group umbrella (Mistral, Ostra, Sorellina, and more) would make for a fantastic private dining experience, try Beacon Hill steakhouse Mooo to dine in a wine cellar among hundreds of bottles, vaulted ceilings, and a historic Italian mosaic. It can fit 32 seated diners (or up to 50 with rented ballroom chairs) or 65 for a standing reception. Opportunities are available for custom floral arrangements and menu printing. (Note: Keep an eye out for a new location of Mooo to open soon in Boston’s Seaport District.) Inquire about private events through the restaurant’s contact form here, or contact Elizabeth Broyles directly at (617) 670-7525 or by email.

18. No. 9 Park

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9 Park St Pl
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-9991
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Most of Barbara Lynch’s restaurants can readily accommodate private events; try Beacon Hill classic No. 9 Park first, as it features perhaps the most flexible range of options among the restaurant group, from business lunches to evening cocktail receptions. The upscale restaurant, which has been serving French- and Italian-inspired cuisine for over two decades, has three different areas available for events, as well as full buyouts, accommodating anywhere from six seated to 100 standing. More details are here, or contact the restaurant by email.

19. Yvonne's

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2 Winter Pl
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 267-0047
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With a convenient downtown location and intricately elegant decor, Yvonne’s — located in the historic Locke-Ober space — is a solid choice for the office holiday party or various other events. The restaurant hosts semi-private and private events — seated meals as well as standing receptions — in three different spaces, the Supper Club, the Lounge, and the Library. More information can be found here.

20. Woods Hill Pier 4

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300 Pier 4 Blvd.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 981-4577
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Looking for farm-to-table fare and waterfront views? Try Woods Hill Pier 4, which can accommodate groups up to 18 for a seated meal in a private dining room or larger events of up to 180 for a standing reception in a full restaurant buyout. Brunch, lunch, and dinner event menus are available. Find more information here, and fill out the restaurant’s event form or contact events manager Hilary Neville by phone ((617) 981-4577) or email to book an event.

21. Stillwater

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120 Kingston St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 936-3079
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Stillwater, a comfort food haven on the border of Chinatown and the Leather District that prides itself on serving “warm and fuzzies,” has a small private dining room available for events; inquire here or call (617) 936-3079 to discuss room rentals or seating for any groups larger than 10 within the expansive main dining room.

A long wooden table with about 18 chairs stretches through a private dining room at a restaurant. The walls are light blue, except for one portion, which is covered with a black-and-white-striped wallpaper. There’s a television at one end of the room, and
Stillwater’s private dining room.
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22. The Banks Fish House

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406 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 399-0015
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This 2021 arrival — sibling to Back Bay steakhouse Grill 23 — serves an upscale take on New England seafood and can accommodate groups of 16 to 60 in a variety of semi-private and private spaces, two of which feature fireplaces. Find out more about the Banks’s private event options here

23. Porto

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Ring Rd
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 536-1234
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Easily accessible in the heart of Back Bay, Mediterranean restaurant Porto can host semi-private and private events in several spaces, with a capacity of 60 seated or 65 standing. (Seasonally, the patio can hold 70 for a reception.) Find out more here.

24. Myers & Chang

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1145 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 542-5200
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South End neighborhood mainstay Myers & Chang offers full buyouts for parties of up to 85 or 60 for seated dinners, tailoring its “Asian-ish” menu to the needs of the group, complete with beverage selections and accommodations for dietary needs. Email the restaurant for more information — allow a day or two for a response — or call (617) 542-5200 and ask for a manager for more urgent bookings.

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Myers & Chang.
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25. Cobble

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Second Floor, 318 Harvard St Ste 38 & 39
Brookline, MA 02446
(601) 301-2193
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This unique Brookline destination is hidden away on the second floor of Coolidge Corner’s Arcade Building and looks more like a nicely furnished apartment than a restaurant. (Take a look here.) It’s BYOB — a rarity in the area — and serves a five-course, family-style menu that changes monthly but is always Italian-inspired and “vegetable-forward.” While Cobble is pausing traditional private events at the moment, it’s open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and with a little bit of pre-planning, you might be able to get your group in at your desired time. Parties of eight or fewer should book directly on Resy and must prepay (about $106 per person after tax and service fee, which replaces traditional tipping); reservations open up two months in advance, so set a reminder for November 1 if you’re trying to book in January. (You may already be out of luck for December, although you can ask Resy to send you a notification if your desired date frees up.) To inquire about booking a group of nine or more, text or call the restaurant at (601) 301-2193 or email eat@dinneratcobble.com and the team will “try to make it happen.”

26. Brasserie

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560 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 451-0560
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Brasserie debuted in mid-2021 in the former Gaslight space. While it has some similarities to the former occupant — including some familiar faces — it’s its own thing, with classic French fare complemented by a fusion of French and New England cuisine. The restaurant offers seated events for up to 24 or standing receptions of up to 65 in a private dining room, as well as semi-private events of up to 40 within the main dining room. Full buyouts are also available for larger events. Brunch, lunch, and dinner are all available. Find more information here, or connect with event coordinator Sarah Cardwell-Smith by calling ((617) 451-0560) or emailing the restaurant.

A French-inspired restaurant dining room, which features white subway tiled walls and dark maroon booths, has clear plastic dividers between booths and socially distanced tables
Brasserie’s main dining room can accommodate semi-private events for up to 40.
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27. Atlántico

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600 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(857) 233-2898
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With a focus on seafood-forward small plates from Spain and Portugal, Atlántico (sibling to Select Oyster Bar and Grand Tour) can accommodate groups up to 100 in various ways, starting at $55 per person. The big, airy restaurant has semi-private and private spaces available. Email the restaurant for more information.

A high-ceilinged restaurant interior features a wooden floor, wooden tables and chairs, off-white banquettes and accents, navy blue accents, and rose slats over the windows.
Atlántico.
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28. Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

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604 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 536-1100
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Known for its Southern comfort food and busy live music schedule, Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen can accommodate groups from 15 to 110 in a variety of formats, including full restaurant buyouts or room rentals. There are seated meal options as well as small-bite receptions. Find out more information here, and fill out the form here to get started.

29. Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

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425 W Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 765-8636
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This large, casual South Boston restaurant offers a variety of semi-private and private spaces for events, including full restaurant buyouts that can fit 250 seated or 360 for a standing reception. Food options include buffets, prix fixe dinners, raw bar displays, and more. Brunch buffets are available on some days, too. Find more details here and get started booking an event here.

30. Blossom Bar

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295 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 734-1870
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Acclaimed cocktail bar Blossom Bar — which features a Sichuan food menu with some Chinese-American classics, too — can accommodate groups up to 12 with no minimum spend or 13 to 19 with a $100 minimum per person. Larger parties can inquire about full buyouts. Find more information here.

31. Merengue

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156 Blue Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 445-5403
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Dominican restaurant and event space Merengue offers a variety of options for private parties, including buffet functions with live tapas and rice stations. Find more event information here, and get started with your booking here.

Darkly lit restaurant interior with bold colored walls - one pink, one blue.
One of several event spaces available at Merengue.
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32. The Bowery Bar

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2261 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02124
(617) 698-2261
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While the Bowery Bar really shines in the summer with several different outdoor areas available for events, all’s not lost in the winter — the restaurant can host a variety of group sizes indoors as well. Find more information here, but note that the restaurant is not currently booking private events Friday through Sunday.

1. Tambo 22

22 Adams St, Chelsea, MA 02150

Peruvian restaurant Tambo 22, which initially debuted just before pandemic shutdowns overtook Boston’s restaurants, is ready to take on the 2021 holiday season with indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate groups of various sizes. Fill out the form here to get more information.

22 Adams St
Chelsea, MA 02150

2. Giulia

1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
A long oak dining table set for about eight people is in front of an open kitchen in a restaurant.
The pasta table at Giulia.
Giulia

For a group of seven to 12 people, try the pasta table at Giulia. It’s not a private space — in fact, it’s right in the middle of the action — but for groups who would love fresh pasta in a bustling dining room at a custom-built table made of reclaimed white oak, it’s the perfect pick. Group dining includes a family-style menu of Italian small bites, antipasti, pasta, locally sourced meat and/or seafood entrees, and an assortment of desserts. Call (617) 441-2800 or email the restaurant for more information or to book the table.

1682 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Tasting Counter

14 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143
A restaurant interior features a sleek bar, white and light wood accents, shelves of wine, and small planters of herbs.
Tasting Counter in Somerville.
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High-end Somerville restaurant Tasting Counter, which serves intricate tasting menus with a focus on local sourcing at a counter around an open kitchen, offers full buyouts for groups of up to 16 people. Groups can book a three-course lunch for $1,920 or a nine-course dinner for $5,600, with prices inclusive of the tasting menu, beverage pairings (wine, beer, sake, or non-alcoholic), service and tax. The restaurant is able to accommodate various dietary restrictions and allergies upon request. Email the restaurant for more information or to book an event.

14 Tyler St
Somerville, MA 02143

4. Harvest

44 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Around since 1975, this farm-to-table Harvard Square icon has hosted a multitude of special events over the decades. The restaurant offers several different private dining rooms and full restaurant buyouts, along with a customized menu; find out more here.

44 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

5. Pier 6

1 8th St, Charlestown, MA 02129

There are unbeatable water views at this Charlestown restaurant, which offers various private dining opportunities — there’s a private dining room with a long communal table for groups up to 12 (or a standing reception up to 25), and the dining room and bar can accommodate groups of 40 to 125, with special menus and other customizations available upon request. (Seasonally, the waterfront patio can host events up to 200.) Find more information here.

1 8th St
Charlestown, MA 02129

6. Russell House Tavern

14 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Dark and cozy, this Harvard Square tavern serves new American cuisine and features several different private dining options among its multiple levels, including the more casual ground-level bar or some intimate spaces downstairs. Brunch, lunch, and dinner events are all available, with personalized menus. Find out more information and contact the team here.

14 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

7. Puritan & Company

1166 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
A restaurant interior is photographed during the day, toward the large front windows, lit up by sun. The walls are light blue; the space is rustic but polished.
The Puritan & Co. dining room.
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With a private dining room and full restaurant buyouts available, Puritan & Co. is the place to go for a holiday party full of New England flavors, local ingredients, and a rustic-but-polished ambiance. Fill out the event form here to get started.

1166 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139

8. Cunard Tavern

24 Orleans St, Boston, MA 02128
A casual restaurant interior features large windows, a polished cement floor, light wooden tables, and red chairs.
Cunard Tavern in East Boston.
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This casual, spacious East Boston restaurant from the team behind Ducali and more in the North End plays host to events of all kinds, offering a customizable menu and other options. Call (617) 567-7609 or email the restaurant to discuss.

24 Orleans St
Boston, MA 02128

9. Alcove

50 Lovejoy Wharf, Boston, MA 02114
A wide shot of bar seating and tiered liquor bottles at a somewhat casual but polished restaurant
The bar area at Alcove.
Emily Kan

Tucked away in its own quiet corner of Boston’s West End, with great views of the Zakim Bridge, Alcove has the flexibility to host events of all types and sizes, from 15 to 270, with lots of customization options available for the menu and space. Get in touch here.

50 Lovejoy Wharf
Boston, MA 02114

10. Table

445 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113

This intimate North End staple from chef and owner Jen Royle features a communal, family-style Italian meal. The one-room restaurant can host events up to 32 people; those who want a private event must do a full buyout of the 32 seats at $98/person, plus tax and tip, with a $1,500 bar minimum. Here’s a look at the current menu for an idea of what to expect. Fill out Table’s contact form on its website for more information or to book an event.

445 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113

11. Mamma Maria

3 N Square, Boston, MA 02113

A North End favorite of in-the-know locals, Italian restaurant Mamma Maria offers five private dining rooms (including one that only seats five, for the most intimate of events). One of the rooms can accommodate up to 50. Find out more here.

3 N Square
Boston, MA 02113

12. Commonwealth

11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142

Kendall Square’s Commonwealth is pretty much built for events, with semi-private and private spaces for groups of all sizes — there’s a private dining room that can seat up to 30, for example, or groups of up to 200 can do a full restaurant buyout. Enjoy a seasonal, local menu with your crew; the vibe is rustic New England. Here’s a sample prix fixe menu for a dinner event during the spring and summer ($69/person) — a family-style lineup of salads like Caesar or spinach and strawberry; entrees like roasted salmon with romesco or grilled steak with chimichurri; sides like duck fat fries or farro risotto; and a selection of mini desserts. Find out more about the available spaces and capacities and contact the restaurant here to set up an event.

11 Broad Canal Way
Cambridge, MA 02142

13. Catalyst

300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139

This Cambridge restaurant — known for dishes like beef tournedos and grilled lamb chops — can accommodate events from six to 500 attendees in a variety of private dining spaces (or a full restaurant buyout). Find out more here or contact the team here.

300 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

14. Branch Line

321 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472
Interior view of a somewhat casual restaurant, long and narrow, with a glossy wooden floor.
Branch Line’s main dining room has very high ceilings.
Branch Line

Branch Line may be known for its excellent rotisserie chicken and creative beer list, but while that sounds ultra-casual at first, the hospitable Watertown restaurant manages to feel like a special night out and is equally adept at feeding picky folks and those who are more adventurous. There are a variety of private and semi-private spaces available for events, including a year-round heated patio and full buyouts of the airy, high-ceilinged restaurant. Fill out the restaurant’s contact form here.

321 Arsenal St
Watertown, MA 02472

15. Pagu

310 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Located near MIT, Pagu offers an extremely flexible space for events, with various configurations available, including full buyouts, which top out at 150 seated or 174 for a standing reception. There are tasting menus, whole suckling pig roasts, paella parties, and other options. Find out more here.

310 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

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16. Peregrine

170 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
An interior photo of Peregrine in the lobby of the Whitney Hotel in Boston’s Beacon Hill. Nearly floor-to-ceiling windows fill the wall along the street, and a blue wall covered with art is visible in the background.
The dining room at Peregrine in the Whitney Hotel.
Sarah Storrer/Eater

Peregrine, the sibling to Somerville’s popular Juliet, is located in the Whitney Hotel, where it can host a variety of semi-private and private events, serving an Italian- and Catalan-inspired menu (prix fixe or family-style dining available) or cocktail reception. Fill out the restaurant’s event form to get started.

170 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114

17. Mooo

15 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108

While any of the restaurants under the Columbus Hospitality Group umbrella (Mistral, Ostra, Sorellina, and more) would make for a fantastic private dining experience, try Beacon Hill steakhouse Mooo to dine in a wine cellar among hundreds of bottles, vaulted ceilings, and a historic Italian mosaic. It can fit 32 seated diners (or up to 50 with rented ballroom chairs) or 65 for a standing reception. Opportunities are available for custom floral arrangements and menu printing. (Note: Keep an eye out for a new location of Mooo to open soon in Boston’s Seaport District.) Inquire about private events through the restaurant’s contact form here, or contact Elizabeth Broyles directly at (617) 670-7525 or by email.

15 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

18. No. 9 Park

9 Park St Pl, Boston, MA 02108

Most of Barbara Lynch’s restaurants can readily accommodate private events; try Beacon Hill classic No. 9 Park first, as it features perhaps the most flexible range of options among the restaurant group, from business lunches to evening cocktail receptions. The upscale restaurant, which has been serving French- and Italian-inspired cuisine for over two decades, has three different areas available for events, as well as full buyouts, accommodating anywhere from six seated to 100 standing. More details are here, or contact the restaurant by email.

9 Park St Pl
Boston, MA 02108

19. Yvonne's

2 Winter Pl, Boston, MA 02108

With a convenient downtown location and intricately elegant decor, Yvonne’s — located in the historic Locke-Ober space — is a solid choice for the office holiday party or various other events. The restaurant hosts semi-private and private events — seated meals as well as standing receptions — in three different spaces, the Supper Club, the Lounge, and the Library. More information can be found here.

2 Winter Pl
Boston, MA 02108

20. Woods Hill Pier 4

300 Pier 4 Blvd., Boston, MA 02210

Looking for farm-to-table fare and waterfront views? Try Woods Hill Pier 4, which can accommodate groups up to 18 for a seated meal in a private dining room or larger events of up to 180 for a standing reception in a full restaurant buyout. Brunch, lunch, and dinner event menus are available. Find more information here, and fill out the restaurant’s event form or contact events manager Hilary Neville by phone ((617) 981-4577) or email to book an event.

300 Pier 4 Blvd.
Boston, MA 02210

21. Stillwater

120 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111
A long wooden table with about 18 chairs stretches through a private dining room at a restaurant. The walls are light blue, except for one portion, which is covered with a black-and-white-striped wallpaper. There’s a television at one end of the room, and
Stillwater’s private dining room.
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Stillwater, a comfort food haven on the border of Chinatown and the Leather District that prides itself on serving “warm and fuzzies,” has a small private dining room available for events; inquire here or call (617) 936-3079 to discuss room rentals or seating for any groups larger than 10 within the expansive main dining room.

120 Kingston St
Boston, MA 02111

22. The Banks Fish House

406 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116

This 2021 arrival — sibling to Back Bay steakhouse Grill 23 — serves an upscale take on New England seafood and can accommodate groups of 16 to 60 in a variety of semi-private and private spaces, two of which feature fireplaces. Find out more about the Banks’s private event options here

406 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116

23. Porto

Ring Rd, Boston, MA 02199

Easily accessible in the heart of Back Bay, Mediterranean restaurant Porto can host semi-private and private events in several spaces, with a capacity of 60 seated or 65 standing. (Seasonally, the patio can hold 70 for a reception.) Find out more here.

Ring Rd
Boston, MA 02199

24. Myers & Chang

1145 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Interior photo of a casual, sun-lit restaurant with a giant red and yellow dragon decal along the window.
Myers & Chang.
Cal Bingham/Eater

South End neighborhood mainstay Myers & Chang offers full buyouts for parties of up to 85 or 60 for seated dinners, tailoring its “Asian-ish” menu to the needs of the group, complete with beverage selections and accommodations for dietary needs. Email the restaurant for more information — allow a day or two for a response — or call (617) 542-5200 and ask for a manager for more urgent bookings.

1145 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

25. Cobble

Second Floor, 318 Harvard St Ste 38 & 39, Brookline, MA 02446

This unique Brookline destination is hidden away on the second floor of Coolidge Corner’s Arcade Building and looks more like a nicely furnished apartment than a restaurant. (Take a look here.) It’s BYOB — a rarity in the area — and serves a five-course, family-style menu that changes monthly but is always Italian-inspired and “vegetable-forward.” While Cobble is pausing traditional private events at the moment, it’s open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and with a little bit of pre-planning, you might be able to get your group in at your desired time. Parties of eight or fewer should book directly on Resy and must prepay (about $106 per person after tax and service fee, which replaces traditional tipping); reservations open up two months in advance, so set a reminder for November 1 if you’re trying to book in January. (You may already be out of luck for December, although you can ask Resy to send you a notification if your desired date frees up.) To inquire about booking a group of nine or more, text or call the restaurant at (601) 301-2193 or email eat@dinneratcobble.com and the team will “try to make it happen.”

Second Floor, 318 Harvard St Ste 38 & 39
Brookline, MA 02446

26. Brasserie

560 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
A French-inspired restaurant dining room, which features white subway tiled walls and dark maroon booths, has clear plastic dividers between booths and socially distanced tables
Brasserie’s main dining room can accommodate semi-private events for up to 40.
Nathan Tavares/Eater

Brasserie debuted in mid-2021 in the former Gaslight space. While it has some similarities to the former occupant — including some familiar faces — it’s its own thing, with classic French fare complemented by a fusion of French and New England cuisine. The restaurant offers seated events for up to 24 or standing receptions of up to 65 in a private dining room, as well as semi-private events of up to 40 within the main dining room. Full buyouts are also available for larger events. Brunch, lunch, and dinner are all available. Find more information here, or connect with event coordinator Sarah Cardwell-Smith by calling ((617) 451-0560) or emailing the restaurant.

560 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

27. Atlántico

600 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
A high-ceilinged restaurant interior features a wooden floor, wooden tables and chairs, off-white banquettes and accents, navy blue accents, and rose slats over the windows.
Atlántico.
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

With a focus on seafood-forward small plates from Spain and Portugal, Atlántico (sibling to Select Oyster Bar and Grand Tour) can accommodate groups up to 100 in various ways, starting at $55 per person. The big, airy restaurant has semi-private and private spaces available. Email the restaurant for more information.

600 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

28. Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

604 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Known for its Southern comfort food and busy live music schedule, Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen can accommodate groups from 15 to 110 in a variety of formats, including full restaurant buyouts or room rentals. There are seated meal options as well as small-bite receptions. Find out more information here, and fill out the form here to get started.

604 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118

29. Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

425 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

This large, casual South Boston restaurant offers a variety of semi-private and private spaces for events, including full restaurant buyouts that can fit 250 seated or 360 for a standing reception. Food options include buffets, prix fixe dinners, raw bar displays, and more. Brunch buffets are available on some days, too. Find more details here and get started booking an event here.

425 W Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127

30. Blossom Bar

295 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445

Acclaimed cocktail bar Blossom Bar — which features a Sichuan food menu with some Chinese-American classics, too — can accommodate groups up to 12 with no minimum spend or 13 to 19 with a $100 minimum per person. Larger parties can inquire about full buyouts. Find more information here.

295 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02445

31. Merengue

156 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02125
Darkly lit restaurant interior with bold colored walls - one pink, one blue.
One of several event spaces available at Merengue.
Merengue

Dominican restaurant and event space Merengue offers a variety of options for private parties, including buffet functions with live tapas and rice stations. Find more event information here, and get started with your booking here.

156 Blue Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02125

32. The Bowery Bar

2261 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124

While the Bowery Bar really shines in the summer with several different outdoor areas available for events, all’s not lost in the winter — the restaurant can host a variety of group sizes indoors as well. Find more information here, but note that the restaurant is not currently booking private events Friday through Sunday.

2261 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02124

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