Best Private Dining in the Triangle

The Insider Scoop to the Best Private Dining in the Triangle

Private Dining in the Triangle

With the holidays coming up, I thought it was due time for me to cover private dining in the Triangle! Of course, private dining isn’t just for the holidays. It’s always a treat when you can host a special celebration with a group of people and not worry about the cooking or the cleanup! I hope this private dining guide to the Triangle can be useful to you when you plan business dinners, weddings, rehearsals, graduation parties, and more!

kō•än celebrates community with its restaurant design

private dining in the Triangle -  kō•än

kō•än recently opened in Cary. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I’m a big fan of kō•än. In addition to their creative and exciting menu, kō•än is also an oasis of intimate and sophisticated private dining options. These options include two enclosed private dining rooms (each accommodating 25-30), a bar and side lounge that can be closed off (with a beautiful living wall), and even an omakase room for the culinary adventurous that privately seats up to 30. Additionally, they have partially enclosed spaces with moving walls to get your private dining space just right.

2800 Renaissance Park Pl, Cary, NC 27513

La Farm Bakery is now also a rustic private event venue

private dining in the Triangle - La Farm
Photo credit: Anna Routh

Also located in Cary, the reputable La Farm Bakery expanded for the purpose of opening a private room. It’s a very flexible space that can seat up to 25 people. The room is rustic and gorgeous, just like their menu. Your dinner companions will be in good hands when you dine at La Farm. James Beard-nominated Chef Lionel Vatinet knows his way around the world of bread. Check out his aptly named book, A Passion for Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker.

La Farm Bakery
4248 NW Cary Pkwy, Cary, NC 27513

Mandolin with the Modern Farmhouse Aesthetic

private dining in the Triangle -  Mandolin
Photo courtesy Mandolin

I love Chef Sean Fowler’s fresh approach to Southern food. He sources his ingredients from North Carolina farmers and also has small farm himself. (Not to brag, but I got to meet one of his goats!) His restaurant, Mandolin, has a private dining space with a bright modern farmhouse aesthetic. It accommodates up to 24 seated guests and 30 guests for a standing cocktail reception.

2519 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608

Impress your party with G.58’s impeccable and artistic plating

G.58 has two intimate rooms with beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows. Each private dining room accommodates up to 12 seated guests. The rooms can be combined to double the maximum accommodation. To see how artistic G.58 Cuisine gets with their plating, check out this post.

G.58 Cuisine
10958 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 466-8858

Il Palio for Elegant Italian in Chapel Hill

If you read my Chapel Hill Restaurant Guide, you already know I’m a fan of Il Palio’s menu and service. Located inside the Siena Hotel, Il Palio has a private dining space that holds 36 seated guests or 50 standing guests. Truly, Il Palio is one of the best Italian restaurants in the Triangle. Bring your team, family, and friends and break bread here.

Il Palio
1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Oak Steakhouse for the Downtown Raleigh hip vibes

I’ve personally experienced the private dining space at Oak Steakhouse and it’s just as gorgeous in person as is in this photo. Oak Steakhouse’s private dining room is customizable to your needs and their maximum capacity is 40. I’m a big fan of their team and talent. What I wouldn’t give right now for a tray of their dinner rolls and their beef wellington.

Oak Steakhouse 
417 W Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27603

Kingfisher with Intimate and Personal Booths for Small Parties

private dining in the Triangle -  Kingfisher
Photo credit: Stacey Sprenz

While specialty cocktail bar Kingfisher doesn’t offer completely enclosed dining, they have two booths that seat 8-10 and function like a private space. These tables are available to rent Sunday through Thursdays. Kingfisher’s creative “ground-to-glass” approach to cocktails means thoughtfully crafted drinks that feature local and seasonal ingredients, from peaches to black radishes.

321 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

Stir’s Sleek Garage Door Wall

private dining in the Triangle -  Stir

Located in North Hills, Stir’s private dining space has maximum seating of 30 guests. If the weather is nice they can open the garage door to the patio and accommodate an additional 20 guests. Stir is known for its oyster bar, southern menu, and artisanal ice and specialty cocktails!

4242 Six Forks Rd Ste 100, Raleigh, NC 27609

Coquette for an elegantly French party

Coqueete - French Fare

Not far from Stir is Coquette, a longstanding French restaurant. The private dining room in the back can seat 60 comfortably and has drop-down screens for multi-media presentations. The open dining room is also available to rent and seats 100. Their menu features French classics like French onion soup and croque madams.

If you’ve been following my blog for a minute, you may remember Coquette from the brunch guide.

4351 The Cir At N Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27609

Rue Cler for when you want French Fare in Durham

If you want a French menu in Durham, check out Rue Cler. They have two private dining spaces, one seats 65 and the other 30. I am in love with their duck confit crepes, fries, and beignets.

Rue Cler
401 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

Mia Francesca could make you forget that you’re in Raleigh with their Italian fare and flair

I am literally writing this just fresh from a decadent Italian lunch experience at Mia Francesca and immediately had to add them to my guide. Yet another North Hills options, Mia Francesca’s Upstairs Mezzanine Wine Cellar is on the second floor of their restaurant with an open-air balcony that overlooks the main dining room. This space seats 50 guests comfortably and accommodates up to 65 for a cocktail/appetizer reception.

Their Main-Level Private Dining room can seat 60 guests and accommodate 76 for cocktail and appetizer. Mia Francesca also has a screen and projector available for rent.

P.S. I’m hosting a giveaway for Mia Francesa from December 9 to 12 on my Instagram. Come try your luck!

Mia Francesca
 4100 Main at North Hills St #114, Raleigh, NC 27609

Vivace will feed Italian to groups of 20 and under

For another cozy Italian option, also in North Hills, try Vivace. Their private dining space can seat up to 20 people. They have available a drop-down projector screen and a sound dampening curtain for presentations.

To read my North Hills Dining Guide click here.

4209 Lassiter Mill Rd #115, Raleigh, NC 27609

Vidrio with unique and vibrant private dining areas

Vidrio has an expansive space that lends itself to various private dining options. They are large enough for weddings and intimate enough for a small corporate dinner. I love walking around this multilevel restaurant and gawking at each room’s unique decor. This Mediterranean restaurant is sure to take your breath away.

 500 Glenwood Ave Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27603

It’s a Southern Thing will host you and your closest 55 friends

I’ve personally dined in the private dining room at It’s a Southern Thing and an attest that it’s a quiet and accommodating space. The room holds up to 55 people and is perfect for business groups and meetings, parties, graduation, and more!

It’s a Southern Thing
605 W Main St Suite A, Durham, NC 27701

Driftwood Kitchen and Bar

Photo credit: Carolina Stamey.

Driftwood Kitchen and Bar’s private dining space seats 24 people comfortably for their space and they don’t charge a rental fee!

P.S. If you haven’t visited Driftwood yet, they might have my favorite French Toast in the Triangle on their brunch menu!

Driftwood Kitchen and Bar
8460 Honeycutt Rd #112, Raleigh, NC 27615

Angus Barn for Fine Dining with Casual Elegance

One of Angus Barn’s missions to deliver fine dining with casual elegance. Private banquet rooms are available Sunday through Friday, and seat a minimum of 15 guests and a maximum of 100 guests. This is a popular wedding venue!

Angus Barn
9401 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617

Tribeca Tavern’s private dining spaces feature HD TVs

Over in Cary, the Private Dining Room at Tribeca Tavern holds 50 people with the option of an additional 25 if you also rent their Fireplace Room. The Private Dining Room features 5 HD TVs with AV capability.

Tribeca Tavern also has an upstairs Mezzanine that with a pretty patio area available for your group dining needs. It seats 32 and the outdoor patio features 3 HD TVs. The outdoor patio can be heated and enclosed during colder months and open for the mild North Carolina days.

Tribeca Tavern
500 Ledgestone Way, Cary, NC 27519

And that concludes this private dining in the Triangle list for now! Did I miss any of your favorite private dining venues in the Triangle?

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