10 Private Dining Rooms for Holiday Parties
Stuck with the responsibility of planning the company party? Whether you're a start-up with four employees or a corporate crowd of 100 or more, here are 10 different spaces that might be a fit for you.
Take the co-worker crowd upstairs at this barbecue-centric dining spot on 3rd Avenue S.E. to enjoy some drinks, juicy smoked chicken, brisket and, of course, cornbread for a low key holiday celebration. (316 3 St. S.E., 403-264-6419, bookersbbq.com, @bookersbbq)
Sip on great wine and bite into some of the best Italian fare this city has to offer in Bonterra's wine room. Perfect for those dinners where you want to say "thank you" to some friends or colleagues. (1016 8 St. S.W., 403-262-8480, bonterra.ca, @bonterracalgary)
If you can only sneak away for a (hopefully extended) lunch hour get-together, look no further than the private, glass-walled room at the back of Briggs. Make sure this one's on a Friday as the cocktails are hard to resist. (317 10 Ave. S.W., 587-350-5015, briggskandb.com, @briggskandb)
Catch restaurant can accommodate private groups of varying sizes.
The city's premier seafood restaurant can adapt to many different sizes when it comes to hosting a party. Have the entire second floor dining room all to yourself while enjoying the sustainable ocean-focused menu chef Kyle Groves, who was reently named to the 2013 Top 40 Under 40 Class. (100 8 Ave. S.E., 403-206-0000, catchrestaurant.ca, @catchcalgary)
If classic service and white table linens are your thing, then La Chaumiere is definitely for you. Several different sized rooms can accomodate anything from a lavish family dinner to canapes and holiday drinks on the corporate card. (139 17 Ave. S.W., 403-228-5690, lachaumiere.ca)
A table at this hotspot is hard to pin down any day of the year, let alone during the holiday season. Best to snag this private dining room while you still can. (308 17 Ave. S.W., 403-265-7343, modelmilk.ca, @modelmilkbistro)
This dining room was on national display during the finale of Top Chef Canada this past summer. With the tension from the show in the room long since aired out, this is definitely an elegant space to host a party. (207 9 Ave. S.W., 403-271-7874, rushrestaurant.com, @rushrestaurant)
The restaurant's Opera Room is a showstopper when it comes to private spaces in Calgary. The lofty space can accomodate 50 guests for a seated dinner or up to 100 for canape and cocktail-style service. (200 8 Ave. S.E., 403-290-1012, teatro.ca, @teatrocalgary)
The effects of the flood gave owner Phoebe Fung a good opportunity to offer her guests a private dining experience in her downstairs cellar room. As well, the room is equipped with a media set-up, if you're being required to meld 'meeting' and 'holiday spirit' into one. (2310 4 St. S.W., 403-457-5522, vinroom.ca, @vinroom)
The atrium dining table at this refined steakhouse is a fit for a formal dinner with business partners or clients that have stuck with you all year! (322 11 Ave. S.W., 403-262-7262, vintagechophouse.com, @vintagechop)
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