The holidays are quickly approaching and it's time to find the perfect restaurant for your special event. Whether you're looking for an award-winning farm-to-table experience or a cozy fireplace and warm decor, Minnesota has some of the best private dining options in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. From the most flashy to the most welcoming and informal, here are some of the top restaurants to consider for your holiday celebration. If you're looking for a truly unforgettable dinner, Scoop and Stable is a great option.
Getting a reservation for one of their private dining rooms may take six months or more, but it promises to be a dinner that you and your group won't soon forget. Choose between the larger Hennepin Ballroom (up to 24 people) or St. Anthony (with capacity for 12 people or cocktails for 18 people). The rooms can be booked together for a welcome reception in one and a dinner prepared by the chef in the other. The Lynhall is another great option if you're looking for the perfect, rustic setting for your next celebration.
With three different options for private dining at their Lynlake venue and the elegant Wisteria Room at their Edina venue, they offer family-style meals that will bring everyone together. Cozy fireplaces, warm decor, and an award-winning seasonal menu make this a great place to celebrate. Wilde Cafe's private lounge is another great option for small to medium groups of between six and 36 people. Located just south of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, this rustic restaurant offers party goers personalized pastries and cupcakes to accompany their delicious French fries with duck fat seasoned with smoked salt and rosemary, or a variant of Juicy Lucy with gouda, served on a brioche bun. For Italian dishes in an elegant setting, check out Alma in Uptown. This farmhouse-style restaurant regularly hosts all kinds of private events, both in a formal private dining room framed by a roaring fireplace and in a smaller, more informal private room.
Menus for private events include roasted meats, seasonal vegetable dishes, freshly baked breads, and more. Alma offers family-style dinners and individual dishes for groups of six to 50 people, as well as brunch and cocktail receptions. No matter what kind of atmosphere you're looking for or how many people you're hosting, there's sure to be a perfect private dining option in Minneapolis or St. Paul. From award-winning farm-to-table experiences to cozy fireplaces and warm decor, these restaurants have everything you need to make your holiday event special.