The New York City dining scene has no shortage of wonders and world-class options to offer to adventurous eaters from all walks of life. Whether you’re curious how some of the world’s greatest chefs cook your favorite tastes from home (wherever you may call home) or you’re craving a one of a kind dish that simply cannot be enjoyed anywhere else; the city that never sleeps has rightfully earned its reputation as a haven for some of the greatest food in the world.
In fact, the one thing that you will find is difficult to come by when dining out in NYC is a piece of privacy. The city is full of thousands of food fans that have an almost unnatural ability to stay on top of the hottest dining spots (no matter how popular they may currently be), and it usually isn’t long before the very best restaurants are swarming with eager visitors waiting to sample their selections.
It’s why a private events space is one of the most valuable pieces of restaurant real estate in NYC. It’s not easy to find a private dining experience in a great New York City restaurant (and sometimes it’s even harder to secure a reservation once you do), but those looking for a quiet spot in food heaven would do well to consider the following options:
At the age of 27, chef Danny Myer made a name for himself among New York’s fine dining community when he opened the world-renowned New American restaurant Union Square Cafe. Shortly thereafter, Myer sealed his legacy by opening Gramercy Tavern.
While Gramercy Tavern also focuses on serving New American fare, it has made a name for itself by embracing a more casual dining atmosphere that is highlighted by the restaurant’s trademark rustic setting. The food may be some of the best in the world, but the environment of Gramercy Tavern is much closer to that of a neighborhood pub.
Unlike the neighborhood pub, getting a reservation in Gramercy Tavern’s 12-22 person private dining space will take some effort. Phone well ahead of your intended dining date and be sure your RSVPs are all in order.
There’s no shortage of German comfort food in NYC, but there’s only one Blaue Gans.
Blaue Gans’ menu is loaded with all the schnitzel, pretzels, and other bar food you would expect from a German comfort food tribute, but it also comes packed with a few sweet surprises that have helped it to establish an identity of its own. Unlike some other private dining spots, it’s actually possible to rent out the entirety of Blaue Gans for a private party. Simply call at least a month in advance, and the restaurant’s staff will inform you of its availability.
Tarallucci e Vino
If location, service, and food matter to your private dining experience in equal measure, then you may want to consider the unique option that is Tarallucci e Vino found here:
More than just a private dining space in a restaurant, Tarallucci e Vino is a private dining experience. This catering company operates out of two stunning locations in Union Square and Cooper Hewitt that are both notorious for their stunning beauty and incomparable service. The locations can accommodate anywhere from 30 to 120 people based on your needs, so be sure to call and let them know exactly what you’re looking for in order to receive the optimal experience.