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!

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!

Sit-down capacity: Up to 72 people

Standing capacity: Up to 120 people

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. 

Sit-down capacity: East Room (up to 20 people), West Room (up to 20 people), Full Private Dining Room (up to 40 people), Restaurant Mezzanine (up to 16 people), Restaurant Buyout (up to 70 people), Full Building Buyout (up to 135 people)

Standing capacity: East Room (up to 28 people), West Room (up to 28 people), Full Private Dining Room (up to 56 people), Restaurant Buyout (up to 85 people), Full Building Buyout (up to 250 people)

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


Shindig has four flexible spaces, and can be customized for whatever type of event you're hosting. Restaurant quality food, Blue Plate hospitality, and a location in the heart of downtown make Shindig the perfect event space for any occasion. 

Sit-down capacity: The Boardroom (up to 40 people), the Lounge (up to 30 people), the Bar (up to 100 people)

Standing capacity: The Full shindig (up to 200 people), The Boardroom (up to 40 people), the Lounge (up to 30 people), the Rooftop (up to 60 people), the Bar (up to 100 people)

The Capital Grille of Minneapolis

The Capital Grille is a tried and true steakhouse with incredible quality and impeccable serice. 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)