The Best Places In Miami For Private Dining 2018

Miami is one of the hottest destinations in the country—whether you’re looking for good weather, good food or a good time, Miami has it all. And that’s particularly thanks to its plethora of haute venues that pave the way to give you all of these things in one setting. Here, we take a look at some of Miami’s top restaurants to head to for a standout private dining experience where you can enjoy everything the haute spot has to offer in the company of your own group setting. These places excel in service, food and drinks, atmosphere, entertainment and more to create the ultimate evening out.



One of the most iconic destinations in all of Miami Beach, The Forge has something about it that is purely just magical. From its stunning, opulent interior design to its classic yet decadent menu offerings, live entertainment and more, there are few places that can compare to the special experience of dining at The Forge. And to take it to the next level, The Forge’s private dining room in its legendary Wine Cellar truly makes it stand out. The intimate, romantic space is the perfect setting for any occasion—birthdays, celebratory dinners or a special date night—the history and charm of The Forge Wine Cellar, which houses one of the most impressive collections of wine in the country, is an experience that is unrivaled.


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If you’re looking for a lively night out, but still want your privacy, Marion‘s private wine cellar is the perfect option. Situated just steps away from all the action outside including flaming bottles of Champagne, live dancers and musicians, DJs and more, the intimacy of the private dining room allows you to enjoy the entertainment, music and amazing food and beverage offerings without having to be completely in the mix of the party as you enjoy your meal and company. And after the meal concludes, guests have the opportunity to head into the party and mix into the action. It’s the perfect venue for a celebratory meal or a birthday party, and never fails to provide standout service, delicious food and inventive libations to create a memorable evening.


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One of the hottest venues in town is David Grutman‘s Komodo in downtown Miami. On any given night, you can guarantee a celebrity spotting from Grutman and his posse—and let’s not forget to mention that it does serve up the best Peking Duck around from its famous Duck Man. Additionally, they’ve recently upped their game and started offering gorgeous sashimi platters featuring some of the most coveted fish varieties available at the moment including fresh otoro, Japanese uni, hamachi and more. And to enjoy the whole experience at its finest, Komodo offers various private dining options that make for the perfect group dinner. One of the most special is its outdoor “Birds Nest,” which rests at the very top of the restaurant tucked away by itself but allows guests to take in views of the gorgeous outdoor patio and famous Brickell skyline. Another option is the upstairs Mezzanine level where guests can enjoy live DJ sets and easy access to the happening upstairs Komodo Lounge.


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Always a timeless classic in Miami is the famous downtown Cipriani Miami located right on Biscayne Bay. The gorgeous waterfront restaurant transports you to an elegant nautical setting, with interior decor replicating the inside of a private yacht. In the downstairs level of the restaurant, guests can rent out the space for the perfect evening of private dining. Due to its easy access to the outside terrace, guests can also heighten the experience by bringing in special elements to create an extraordinary evening, such as a luxury automobile. And to top it off, you won’t find impeccable service or consistent cuisine at few places in the city like Cipriani’s. It’s a guaranteed extravagant and relaxing dining experience where you can guarantee all of your and your guests needs will be taken care of with the utmost professionalism.


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The brand-new SLS LUX Brickell‘s Katsuya Brickell is one of the latest hot new restaurants in the happening downtown area. The iconic Japanese restaurant created by chef Katsuya Uechi is one of sbe‘s most revered dining destinations, serving up delectable sushi and Japanese izakaya cuisine in the brand’s signature sexy and lively setting. The interior pays special homage to Japanese design and decor, with touches of bamboo and dark wood and highlights of Japanese-inspired art murals along the walls. The private dining space is equally special, and the perfect setting for a swanky group dinner party. Guests can enjoy platters brimming with sushi and sashimi, flaming oysters and flambeed A5 wagyu beef as they party the night away to the lively music and sip on the spot’s signature libations.


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Another fan-favorite destination in Miami, Zuma is always a great choice for any occasion, but especially for private group dinners. They offer a special private dining space at the back of the restaurant that sits around 34 guests. You can pre-select your dinner menu to your preference of their delicious selections, from signature sushi rolls and sashimi, robata specialties, beef tenderloin and picturesque dessert platters that will satisfy the entire group. Located on the gorgeous Miami River, guests can enjoy the unrivaled views of the Miami waterfront and skyline after the meal on the private terrace.