Looking for small, cozy and intimate post-meeting spaces? The private dining room—PDR, if you’re really cool—may be as cozy as it can possibly get. The private dining room is where ideas are shared, networking is done and stories are told over great food and wine.
Even if small meeting spaces aren’t something you’re looking for, these might inspire a second thought.
Indulge in modern Japanese cuisine while overlooking the Miami River in Zuma Miami’s private dining room and terrace. Zuma offers customizable pairing menus, featuring sake, cocktails and premium wine.
MDRD at Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Chic and Spanish-inspired, MDRD sits atop Amway Grand Plaza, providing views of the city and Grand River. Private dining rooms feature hand-painted murals from local artist Maddie Jackson that depict Spanish-themed scenes. MDRD can host dinners for 10 to 200 attendees.
Sear + Sea at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa
Located in the newly opened JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa, Sear + Sea offers seafood and grilled specialties, including Angus beef, Strawberry Grouper fish and 1,300 bottles of wine. For guaranteed guest engagement, it also offers awe-inspiring tableside preparations.
In the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami, Buya offers a Japanese-inspired private dining experience. In addition to the private rooms, the restaurant houses a secret cocktail den called Golden Gai (after the area in Tokyo known for small bars and a lively nightlife). The menu features shareable and larger dishes that include tempura beech mushroom, pork belly buns and karaage chicken.
Marguax at JW Marriott Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ambiently French from name to dining selections, the aptly named Bordeaux room offers an across-the-pond experience without the plane ticket. Try the seafood tower paired with fine wines. The space can host groups of up to 18.
The Keeneland Room and Keene Place Mansion at Keeneland Racecourse, Lexington, Kentucky
Featuring custom menus created by executive chef Marc Therrien, The Keeneland Room offers access to a clubhouse with panoramic, floor-to-ceiling windows with racetrack views, as well as an outdoor patio for fresh-air gatherings. Or dine in the more secluded Keene Place Mansion, the oldest building on the historic property.