L’Ardente is among the D.C. spots with top-notch spaces for group dining. Photo by Greg Powers, courtesy of L’Ardente

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Twelve Terrific Spots for Group Dining Across D.C.


The holiday rush is on in the nation’s capital, which means office holiday parties, family gatherings, and celebrations with friends might exceed the capacity of your shoebox apartment or row home.

Why not take the party elsewhere, and plan for a night of revelry at some of D.C.’s top restaurants? Washington offers several semi-private and private dining spaces for your next event. This includes ornately designed dining rooms, cocktail hour at your own private bar, or indoor-outdoor heated space to cozy up by the fire.

Plenty of restaurants are currently available for full or partial buyouts during the holidays, but it would be better to act fast and read the fine print on restaurants’ group policies, which can vary. Some options are directly bookable via Resy, while others encourage you to reach out directly.

No matter how you celebrate, these venues are a sure bet to create great memories for a great holiday season.