The Best Spots For Group Dining In New York 2017

How many times has a friend asked you where they should plan a large dinner in the city? In a place with so many options it’s crazy to even fathom this can become an issue. But as anyone who has ever tried to plan a birthday or large celebration, you know this is no easy feat. So we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and present to you the best spots for group dining in New York.

The Stanton Social

The Stanton SocialPhoto Credit: The Stanton Social

The Stanton Social is the perfect place for an intimate gathering of friends, especially if you are seated in the lounge area. The vibe and music are incredible and you have your own private couch area with a table. Despite the small table, the staff does a great job of clearing off drinks and dishes as soon as they are finished so that you can continue ordering at your desired pace.

Address: 99 Stanton Street



The Upper East Side, A-list hotspot has welcomed celebrities like Rihanna, Oprah Winfrey, Kobe Bryant and Stephen Curry. This spacious atmosphere is a no-brainer choice when it comes to large gatherings as Philippe is made up of three unique dining spaces over three floors, offering both an intimate and high energy dining experience.

Address: 33 E 60th Street


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VANDAL is the latest restaurant lounge by the TAO Group and Chef Chris Santos. Inside you’ll find an environment that celebrates the art, architecture, and food of global street culture from New York to Vietnam to Barcelona and beyond, as well as the history and culture of the restaurant’s Lower East Side location. The two-level space includes a bar/lounge, restaurant, garden dining area, private dining room, and cellar bar/lounge making this a truly unique spot for any group celebration.

Address: 199 Bowery


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This East Village multi-level bar and restaurant lifestyle space was designed to showcase a grouping of influences from 1970s interior design, fashion, art, music, and attitude. From dinner bookings for 6 people to private events across 4 levels for 600 people, VNYL has your group dining needs more than covered.

Enter through a small record store curated by Adrian Grenier, followed by the infamous John’s Juices bar into the Main Room. The second level Mezzanine is wrapped in antique bevelled mirrors with lower level lounge style seating that encourages snacks and share plates. Further up you will find The Black Rose Room and the Champagne Garden.

Address: 100 3rd Avenue

Southampton Social Club

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If you are looking to head out east for the weekend and need somewhere to dine, then look no further than Southampton Social Club. Specializing in large meals, SHSC offers a $75 prix fixe option which includes an appetizer, main course, and dessert. But don’t head over after dinner is done, as once dinner is finished the entire establishment turns into a nightclub.

Address: 256 Elm St, Southampton, NY