21 November, 2019, 00:00

Private & Semi-Private Dining Rooms: 29 Spots for Parties Big & Small

While extensive private dining room details can be elusive and scattered, this list should be plenty for most occasions under 100 people.

We’ve assembled this list of private dining rooms that are ideal for a family gathering, business function, presentation, or celebration.

Many of the details vary depending on your group, so check with the restaurant coordinator for details, such as allowance for decorations and if they offer audio-visual equipment.

From British pubs to elegant Italian restaurants, here are our picks for private dining rooms to host your event. This article is an update from our previous private and semi-private dining rooms list, many of which have closed.

Agustín Kitchen

100 S. Avenida del Convento
The Cabinet Room at Augustin Kitchen (Photo courtesy of Augustin Kitchen)

The Cabinet Room at Augustin Kitchen (Photo courtesy of Agustin Kitchen)

In the Mercado San Agustin Plaza, Agustin’s tall ceilings and warm tones make it feel classy and sophisticated. Their private dining room next to the restaurant, The Cabinet Room, has large windows for plenty of natural lighting.

The Cabinet Room can seat up to 70 people, making it ideal for larger parties. For smaller groups, Agustin’s private rooftop area seats 35 guests.

Custom menus can be designed at least 3 weeks in advance of the event and make use of local and organic ingredients in the dishes.

Audio-visual equipment is available upon request.

For more information, visit agustinkitchen.com.

Arizona Inn

2200 E. Elm St.
Tucson Room at Arizona Inn (Credit: Arizona Inn)

Tucson Room, one of many private dining rooms at Arizona Inn (Credit: Arizona Inn)

Arizona Inn is a historic boutique hotel that has been family owned and operated since 1930. The decor is elegant and inspired by the Southwest.

For breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or cocktail receptions, four different meeting and banquet rooms are available.
The largest space, the Tucson Room, seats 180. Their African Room and Safari Room each seat 150 people and the Flandrau House holds 30 guests.

Wi-Fi and AV equipment are available.

Prices depend on the time and date of your event, so call to get more specific details.

For more information, visit arizonainn.com.

Barrio Brewing Co.

800 E. 16th St.
IPA Room at Barrio Brewing Company (Credit: Chelsey Wade)

IPA Room at Barrio Brewing Company (Credit: Chelsey Wade)

With four options, you’re sure to be accommodated!

Larger parties

Barrio Brewing’s IPA Room is adjacent to where the brewing magic happens. The wooden cabinets are imported from India and make for a global vibe, while the electric blue hops dangling from the high ceilings add to the space’s unique design.

The IPA room is available to rent all nights except Friday. The space seats up to 165 guests and you can expect to pay $200 to rent it. Parties larger than 40 people are encouraged to order off the Banquet Menu.

If you’re looking to accommodate a private party of up to 60 people, the Old Brewery towards the back of the main dining room is available.

Smaller parties

The two spaces within the IPA Room are also available. Barrio’s Cellar seats 50 people and the Atrium seats between 30 and 40 people.

Audio-visual equipment is available for use.

For more information, visit barriobrewingco.com.

Borderlands Brewing Co.

119 E. Toole Ave.
Private room at Borderlands Brewing Company (Credit: Chelsey Wade)

Private room at Borderlands Brewing Company (Credit: Chelsey Wade)

The Private Event Room at Borderlands has a down-to-earth vibe. The brick walls are covered in artwork and there’s even a pool table.

The deposit for the room is calculated in regards to the number of people in your party and the day of the week.

Their patio space is also available to rent, with audio visual equipment available.

Food truck catering

Borderlands works with three different food trucks that rotate depending on the day.

Pinches food truck, serving tacos and quesadillas, is typically parked out front Monday though Friday. Find Blacktop Grill there on Saturdays, and Substance Coffee Co. on Sundays.

For more information, visit borderlandsbrewing.com.

Cafe Poca Cosa

10 E. Pennington St.
Main Dining Room at Cafe Poca Cosa (Photo Credit: Cafe Poca Cosa)

Main Dining Room at Cafe Poca Cosa (Photo Credit: Cafe Poca Cosa)

Upscale Mexican dining awaits downtown at Cafe Poca Cosa. Swanky silver booths and globally influenced art make for a chic ambiance.

Their VIP Room seats up to 20 guests. If your party is under 20 guests, other parties might be seated in the room with you as needed.

The menu is the same one offered at the restaurant, updated twice daily.

Call (520) 622-6400 to reserve a table.

For more information, visit cafepocacosatucson.com.

Canyon’s Crown

6958 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Dining room at the Canyon's Crown (Credit: Chelsey Wade)

Dining room at the Canyon’s Crown (Credit: Chelsey Wade)

Canyon’s Crown has a casual vibe with British favorite pub eats, dartboards, and a selection of 20 beers on draft.

The dimly lit Main Dining Room leads to a bright room with cherry-red booths tucked in the back of the restaurant. The Private Space seats 15 people comfortably but can accommodate 20.

With advance notice, a custom menu can be created. Audio-visual equipment is also available.

For more information, visit canyonscrown.com.

Commoner & Co.

6950 E Sunrise Dr.
Private room at Commoner & Co. (Credit: Chelsey Wade)

Private room at Commoner & Co. (Credit: Chelsey Wade)

Commoner & Co’s newly reonovated Private Dining Room seats up to 30 people. The brick walls, hardwood floors, and industrial lighting make for a modern, classy atmosphere.

For mingling, the Cocktail Lounge is also available for rent, accommodating around 32 people.

Custom menus are available upon request. Audio-visual equipment is also available.

For more information, visit commonertucson.com.

Culinary Dropout

2543 E. Grant Rd.
The Coop at culinary Droupout (Photo courtesy of Fox Restaurants)

The Coop at culinary Droupout (Photo courtesy of Fox Restaurants)

The open, colorful spaces at Culinary Dropout are heavily decorated with artwork, which adds to their fun and lively atmosphere.

They have several group-dining spaces available to rent. The Coop is their private bar area and accommodates up to 130 people. It is fully equipped with audio-visual capabilities.

The Main Dining Room has a mix of high top tables and regular dining tables, accommodating up to 100 guests.

In addition, the covered patio seats 80 people, with their different lounges accommodating anywhere from 12 – 100 people.

For more information, visit culinarydropout.com.

Dante’s Fire

2526 E. Grant Rd.
Private room at Dante's Fire (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Private room at Dante’s Fire (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Dante’s Fire has a casual dining space complemented by unique furnishings, such as the stained glass windows near the front door.

A range of events, from catering a buffet to accommodating a simple cocktail hour with various appetizers, takes place within their walls.

The Private Dining Room seats up to 40 people. To book the room, make your reservation at least 72 hours in advance.

In place of a rental fee, a minimum of $300 must be spent on food and beverages.

For more information, visit dantesfireaz.com.

Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails

135 S. Sixth Ave.

The classy atmosphere and innovative meals whipped up by James Beard award-winning chef Janos Wilder is sure to wow a party.

The Upper Dining Room at Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails can comfortably seat up to 40 people. Reserve the room at least one month in advance for busy seasons — such as early summer for graduations.

Expect a minimum rental fee of $3,500 in season. Audio-visual equipment rental is a fee.

For more information, visit downtownkitchen.com.

El Charro Cafe

311 N. Court Ave. • 7725 N. Oracle Rd. • 6910 E. Sunrise Dr.
Private Dining Room at El Charro Cafe

Private Dining Room at El Charro Cafe

El Charro brings the Southwest, with sombrero lamp shades and bright paintings, to their cafe. El Charro’s Sonoran-influenced Mexican food has won various awards and has been recognized as one of the top Mexican restaurants in the state and region.

With a variety of choices at each location, you won’t be disappointed

The Patio at the downtown location can seat 60 guests, the Main Room and Wine Cellar each seat 40, and the Toma Rooms have tables that seat 10, 14, and 8.

The Oro Valley location’s Main Room accommodates 70 guests, the Patio can accommodate 35, and their Purple Room seats 45 guests.

At the Ventana location, El Charro’s Red Room comfortably seats 40 guests, the Blue Room seats 24, and finally, their Patio accommodates 24 guests.

For more information, visit elcharrocafe.com.

El Corral

2201 E. River Rd.
Private Dining Room at El Corral (Photo Credit: El Corral)

Private Dining Room at El Corral (Photo Credit: El Corral)

As one of the oldest restaurants east of Oracle Road, El Corral’s decor highlights their Wild West roots.

The ranch-themed restaurant’s Round Room is a small, private dining room that the general manager refers to as a King Arthur’s round table. The room can seat up to twelve guests.

There is no cost to reserve the room, so make sure to do so several weeks in advance.

For more information, visit elcorraltucson.com.

Feast

3719 E. Speedway Blvd.
(Credit: Tim Fuller and Feast)(Credit: Tim Fuller and Feast)

(Credit: Tim Fuller and Feast)

Feast has an upscale-bistro feel. Their small wine cellar and vegetable garden add a rustic touch.

The restaurant changes their menu each month but consistently features vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.

Feast’s Private Dining Room accommodates between 30 and 50 guests. Minimum food orders and room rentals depend on the day of the week and the season. Typically, on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights, a $1,200 food and beverage minimum is required.

Additionally, the patio can seat 20 guests privately. Audio-visual equipment is available.

For more information, visit eatatfeast.com.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

6360 N. Campbell Ave.
Fleming's Steakhouse Private Dining

(Photo Credit: Fleming’s)

Fleming’s Steakhouse features contemporary decor and an award-winning wine selection. The restaurant’s dim lighting and large booths can make even a large party feel intimate.

Their private dining rooms include the Skyline Room, which seats 20 guests, and the Catalina Room, which seats up to 40.

For slightly larger groups, check out the Foothills Room, accommodating up to 50 people, or the Skyline and Catalina Rooms, which both seat up to 65 guests.

Fleming’s rooms have a Cisco conferencing system available for video connection between all other Fleming’s locations and up to five satellite sites.

A selection of private dining menus are available depending on the occasion.

For more information, visit flemingssteakhouse.com.

Fronimo’s Greek Cafe

3242 E. Speedway Blvd.
Main Dining Room at Fronimo's (Photo Credit: Fronimo's)

Main Dining Room at Fronimo’s (Photo Credit: Fronimo’s)

The Minos Room at Fronimo’s is a casual private-dining space that seats up to 25 guests.

The room, which seats up to 20 people, is designed with benches around the sides. Seating in the formal dining setting is comfortable and roomy, but more people can be accommodated if you’re willing to utilize the bench seating.

Guests order food up at the counter or from custom menus, which are available upon request. Audio-visual equipment is also available.

For more information, visit fronimos.com.

Hacienda del Sol

5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol
The Joesler Room at Hacienda del Sol

The Joesler Room at Hacienda del Sol

Hacienda Del Sol has two restaurants: The Grill and the Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge. For private dining rooms, five unique spaces are available between the two.

The Garden Patio & Lounge is available for private parties of up to 150 guests. The patio is heated and air-conditioned, making it a comfortable choice any time of the day.

The hotel’s Joesler Room seats up to 25 guests and includes a private patio.

The Historic Library seats up to 14 guests. Find hand carved wooden beams on the ceiling and natural light from the open windows showing off the view of the resort’s gardens.

The Murphey Room seats up to 20 guests and features a cozy fireplace in the room.

Finally, the North Dining Room has mountain views and accommodates up to 32 guests. The dining space is connected to an open patio called Sandy’s Vista.

While private events include a customizable three-course menu, smaller groups can order off an a la carte menu. Appetizer stations are also available for receptions.

To start planning your celebration call Bethany Hunter at (520) 901-1307 or email bhunter@haciendadelsol.com.

For more information, visit haciendadelsol.com.

HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery

266 Congress St.
(Credit: HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery)

(Credit: HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery)

HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery, located downtown, is a popular choice for a gathering. With plenty of natural lighting, high ceilings, and the use brick and rope elements, they’ve created a cozy space with historic flair highlighted by the touches of rustic decor.

HUB’s Private Dining Room seats 27 people at one long table and 5 at a side booth next to the table. Guests may order off a regular menu or create a preset menu. A minimum deposit is required.

For more information, visit hubdowntown.com.

J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort

3800 W. Starr Pass Boulevard

A handful of private dining rooms are offered at J.W. Marriott Starr Pass.

Arizona’s culinary traditions are preserved by combining Mexican, Native American, and cowboy influences at their Signature Grill. They host private parties for up to 35 people.

Find Mediterranean eats at Primo, which has a fun and casual dining environment. The Family Table seats groups up to 30 people. They are only open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday evenings.

Catalina Barbecue Co. & Sports Bar has a modern sports bar atmosphere and seats up to 40 people.

Space for busy times such as graduation fill up quickly, so hurry and call if you want to book a space. Prices depend on the time and day of use.

For more information, visit marriott.com.

Kingfisher

2564 E. Grant Rd.
Interior at Kingfisher (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Interior at Kingfisher (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Elegant seafood restaurant Kingfisher has a private dining space referred to as The Green Room. Their collection of local artwork adds warmth to the space.

The Green Room can accommodate small dinner parties of 10 people as well as larger groups of up to 42 guests. Chef-owners Jim Murphy and Jeff Azersky work with their culinary team to create the perfect menu for your entertaining needs.

Audio-visual equipment is available to use.

Minimums vary seasonally:

  • April through October – Sunday through Thursday $800, Friday & Saturday, $1200.
  • November through March – Sunday through Thursday $1200, Friday & Saturday, $2000
  • UA Graduation weekend, Thursday through Saturday $2200
  • Gem show $2200 each night

For booking and additional information call (520) 323-7739 or email eatfish@kingfishertucson.com. For general information about the restaurant and menus, visit kingfishertucson.com.

Maynards Kitchen

400 N. Toole Ave.
(Photo courtesy of Maynards Market & Kitchen)

(Photo courtesy of Maynards Market & Kitchen)

The Drawing Room at Maynards is sophisticated and clean. The private dining space offers a view of the mountains and can accommodate up to 40 people with custom designed menus tailored to your event. The Drawing room is also available to rent in conjunction with their indoor and outdoor spaces for a group of more than 40 people.

Custom menus are available upon request.

For more information, visit maynardstucson.com.

North Italia

2995 E. Skyline Dr.
North Italia private dining room (Photo courtesy of North Italia)

North Italia private dining room (Photo courtesy of North Italia)

At La Encantada, North Italia’s Main Dining Room has a spacious layout, modern Italian decor, and natural plants.

One of five event spaces, the Main Dining Room allows guests to sit near the open kitchen, and seats up to 115 guests.

The Private Dining Room which seats up to 28 guests, has white brick walls, sweeping windows, and red patterned curtains for a pop of color. Their friendly staff will help you select a prix-fixe menu of signature dishes from the standard menu. Food and beverage selections must be selected two weeks prior to your event. Audio-visual equipment is available.

Their front patio, south patio, and west patio are also available to seat a range of 40 – 60 guests.

For more information, visit foxrc.com.

Playground Bar & Lounge

278 E. Congress St.
Roof at Playground Bar & Lounge (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Roof at Playground Bar & Lounge Bar & Lounge (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Playground’s iconic downtown rooftop puts most other private dining rooms to shame. Dance floor by night and event space by day, the Rooftop at the Playground has 60-inch round banquet tables that can seat up to 120 people. Weather protection is available at no additional cost.

The Downstairs Courtyard is open and hip, seating 30 – 50 people depending on furniture requirements. The courtyard has a capacity of 65 with alternative layouts.

The Interior Main Bar is also available for private functions outside of regular business hours – so check in about availability Monday through Friday before 3:00pm. The main bar seats 40-60 guests.

A facility fee and minimums apply for each of the three spaces. Custom menus are available in addition to the in-house event menus.

For more information, visit playgroundtucson.com.

Reforma

4310 N. Campbell Ave.

In St. Philip’s Plaza, the low hung lighting and the patterned tile floors and walls add a variety of cool textures to the well-designed spaces at Reforma Cocina and Cantina.

Reforma features one of the more elegant Private Dining Rooms, seating up to 50 guests. The room provides a 65-inch LED television with an HDMI port that connects to a laptop computer or iPad. You are able to bring in your own decoration and set up an hour prior to the event.

Outside, the airy patio seats 90 people. The entire restaurant, which seats 175 people, is available to rent as well.

Guests have the option to create a custom menu or order from the main menu.

For more information, visit reformatucson.com.

Reilly Beer Garden

Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink, 101 E. Pennington St.

(Photo courtesy of Reilly Beer Garden)

(Photo courtesy of Reilly Beer Garden)

Over at Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink, the Beer Garden seats up to 60. With the addition of the outdoor area, they can accommodate up to 200 for casual receptions. Pricing ranges from $750 – $5,000 depending on guest count and date.

Food is selected from their catering menu and set up buffet style. While the space typically offers only beer and wine as alcohol options, private parties can have a liquor well set up at no additional cost.

For more information, call (520) 882-5550 or visit reillypizza.com.

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano

2890 E.Skyline Dr.
Private dining room at Tavolino Ristorante Italiano (Photo courtesy of Tavolino Ristorante Italiano)

Private dining room at Tavolino Ristorante Italiano (Photo courtesy of Tavolino Ristorante Italiano)

In line with Italian heritage, Tavolino values cooking, food, and family. The restaurant is open and classy.

To celebrate a special event here, book the Private Dining Room. It seats up to 35 for dinner or 70 for a cocktail event. Unique food and wine menus can be curated by chef Massimo Tenino and minimums vary seasonally, so reach out to event coordinator Marguerite Brown for more info.

For general information about the restaurant and menus, visit tavolinoristorante.com.

Ten55 Brewing Company

110 E. Congress St.

The popular downtown beer and sausage house might not have crossed your mind, but their mezzanine space can seat up to 60 people.

With an in-house catering menu geared to formal dinners or banquets, they can do it all!

For more information, email info@1055brewing.com.

Union Public House

4340 N. Campbell Ave.
Private dining room at Union Public House (Credit: Chelsey Wade)

Private dining room at Union Public House (Credit: Chelsey Wade)

Union’s Private Dining Room seats up to 35 guests. The space is equipped with a 55-inch LCD as well as audio-visual enhancements, making this room great for conferences or meetings.

The dark gray walls, string lights, and wine cellar make for a classy atmosphere. The private dining room opens up to the patio for additional lounging.

Guests have the option to create a custom menu or order from the dining menu.

For more information, visit uniontucson.com.

Vivace

6440 N. Campbell Ave.

The grand architecture of Vivace, nestled at the end of a long driveway, make for an impressive view before you even step inside. The restaurant’s panoramic windows continues to show off the beautiful mountain views.

Their Private Dining Room is spacious and can seat up to 50 guests. Customizable menus are available.

For more information, visit vivacetucson.com.

Zinburger

6390 E. Grant Rd. • 1865 E. River Rd.
Private dining room at Zinburger (Photo courtesy of Zinburger)

Private dining room at Zinburger (Photo courtesy of Zinburger)

Zinburger has a casual vibe, specializing in burgers, milkshakes, and fries.

The Private Dining Room at the Grant Road location features a warm fireplace and can seat up to 33 guests. Audio-visual equipments is available.

Over on River, Zinburger’s back patio, also equipped with a fireplace, seats up to 60 guests.

Select the food and beverage of your choice two weeks prior to your event and submit them to the special events manager at lbates@foxrc.net.

For more information, visit zinburgeraz.com.

Know of any private dining rooms we missed? Let us know in the comments.

Chelsey Wade has traveled to 22 countries in search of the perfect fish & chips. She spends her time hiking the trails of Tucson and taking care of her five-pound Chihuahua.

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