The Most Impressive and Upscale Minneapolis Private Dining Spots

From big corporate dinners to smaller, intimate gatherings, Minneapolis has plenty of options when it comes to upscale private dining. Each space has a unique vibe and food that will not be forgotten. Check out the best spots for upscale private dining in Minneapolis!

Cafe Lurcat 

A beautifully classic space with plenty of natural light, Cafe Lurcat provides a memorable place for your event. The menu offers a culinary journey with seasonal, fresh, local ingredients. 

Capacity: Contact Cafe Lurcat for capacity information.

Create Catering/The Dining Studio

The Dining Studio Event Space offers dining and cooking as entertainment, where you can actually chat with the chefs and watch them perfect their craft. You can help plan the entire menu and have a restaurant dining room solely for you and your guests!

Capacity: The room accommodates assorted configurations of seating for event sizes from twelve to forty eight guests for a sit-down dinner and up to 70 guests for a cocktail party

Firelake Grill House & Cocktail Bar

Firelake's sophisticated private dining rooms provide the opportunity to host an event with a farm-to-table dining experience in the heart of the city. The emphasis on each dish is cuisine of the North. All meals are prepared with local, Midwestern ingredients from Twin Cities-based food artisans.

Seated Capacity: 7th Street Dining Room (12 guests), Board Room (6 guests)

*Please note that due to the state mandate to prevent the spread of Covid-19, seating capacity has been reduced. 7th Street Dining space can normally seat up to 48 guests for a seated dinner and upwards of 55 for a reception. 


Giulia's culinary team will help you customize each course to wow your taste buds and bring the best of the Vibrant North to you and your guests. The space gives off plenty of natural light and fresh foliage to offer a indoor garden feel. The open kitchen allows for a behind the scenes view of the delicious creations being served. 

Capacity: up to 50 guests 

Manny's Steakhouse

Manny's is one of the top-rated steakhouses in the country, and it's a classic Minneapolis establishment. Their steaks will get you in the door, and their service will keep you coming back. Choose from two different private dining rooms to plan your one-of-a-kind celebration.

Sit-down capacity: Speakeasy (up to 22 people), Hideaway (up to 14 people), Bullpen (up to 28 people)

Standing capacity: Contact Manny's for standing capacity information

Restaurant Alma

James Beard Award winning chef Alex Roberts craft seasonal, elevated menus paired with a carefully selected wine list and craft cocktails. The bright, light-filled space makes any event feel special.

Capacity: Available for 6-50 guests

Sea Change Restaurant and Bar

Located inside the Guthrie Theater right along the Mississippi River, Sea Change is the perfect spot for stunning views and theatrical flair. Plan the perfect menu at the perfect location in the Riverfront District.

Sit-down capacity: Contact Sea Change for capacity information

Standing capacity: Contact Sea Change for capacity information

The Capital Grille of Minneapolis

The Capital Grille is a tried and true steakhouse with incredible quality and impeccable service. Let them elevate the feel of your event with their mahogany wood, rich leather, and brass accents.

Sit-down capacity: The Upper Level (up to 50 people), The Wine Room (up to 22 people)

Standing capacity: Contact The Capital Grille for standing capacity information


Located in the trendy Hewing Hotel, Tullibee is known for their Nordic-inspired decor and cuisine. Embrace the Danish "hygge" with their stylish couches and rustic-chic interior.

Sit-down capacity: Contact Tullibee for capacity information

Standing capacity: Contact Tullibee for capacity information

Young Joni

Choose from the cozy back bar (reminiscent of a speakeasy), or the open and airy main dining room. Chef Ann Kim received the James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest earlier this year, making Young Joni one of the most sought-after reservations in Minneapolis.

Sit-down capacity: Main Dining Room Buyouts (up to 82 people)

Standing capacity: Back Bar (up to 45 people), Main Dining Room Buyouts (up to 100 people)