Host a Private Party at One of These Top 9 Restaurants in Richmond

Planning a special celebration? Check out these top-rated restaurants that offer expansive private rooms for guests.

Have you missed going out to restaurants and bars around town with your best friends? So did we. Why not make a big splash back into the restaurant scene with a private party at one of Richmond’s top spots? You don’t have to wait for a special occasion like a rehearsal dinner or graduation to reserve a room. Of course, if there is a special date coming up, you should absolutely host a private dinner to celebrate with your loved ones. Richmond is home to a wide selection of top-quality restaurants that offer private dining rooms for special occasions. Check out our list of the top restaurants with private rooms in Richmond now!

Dining out is fun. But it can get pretty expensive, especially if you’re footing the bill for a large party. GiftYa totally gets it. That’s why they offer thousands of e-cards for the top restaurants in Richmond, including many of the ones featured below. From upscale bistros to laidback diners, GiftYa has partnered with some of your favorite restaurants in the area. After you purchase a card, you can upload it directly to your debit card. While you’re at it, you can also treat your loved ones to some virtual GiftYa cards. Enjoy!

1. The Stables

A contemporary restaurant that offers a wide variety of New American dishes with French and Cajun influences

201 N Belmont Ave | Museum District |

The Stables is the perfect spot for family gatherings and special get-togethers with friends. Located in the Museum District, The Stables offers a chic, yet relaxed environment for diners. Its stunning dining room and carefully-plated dishes are worthy of a quick snap for Instagram. 

Speaking of the food, The Stables specializes in serving fresh New American dishes with French and Cajun influences. To start off your meal, we recommend sharing the Sea Island Red Pea Hummus or Mussels. For your main meal, you have a high-quality selection of options to choose from. The Autumn Vegetable Lasagna and Braised Pork Shank are a hit among guests, but you can’t really go wrong with any of the dishes. 

“The establishment itself was farmhouse chic, almost fancy but you could be comfortable in cargo shorts and a T-shirt or dolled up in a cocktail dress and not be out of place. The staff was helpful and friendly, everyone had a natural smile and the atmosphere just seemed relaxed. The restaurant looks like it ran like a well-oiled machine.” - Yelp Review

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2. Old Original Bookbinder’s Seafood & Steakhouse

Elegant, brick-walled restaurant that used to be a tobacco warehouse

Photo of Old Original Bookbinders Seafood & Steakhouse - Richmond, VA, United States. Bookbinder's is open for Virginia Phase2
Bookbinder’s Seafood & Steakhouse boasts a gorgeous exterior and interior design. Image courtesy of Yelp.

2306 E Cary St | Shockoe Bottom | 

For three generations, Bookbinder’s has welcomed guests traveling from all around the country. Since its opening in the 1800s, Bookbinder’s has also accumulated a number of prestigious awards and recognitions for its famous steaks and seafood dishes.

Planning a special event like a wedding rehearsal or anniversary dinner? Bookbinder’s is the perfect location for formal events! If you have a party of 8 or under, you can reserve one of Bookbinder’s main dining rooms. If your party is larger, you can reserve one of their private dining rooms. These spacious rooms can seat up to 150 people, depending on the day and time.  

“Perfect place for a special occasion or treat-yourself dinner! The steaks are perfectly cooked as I want them to be: crisp outside yet pink/juicy inside. Oh and don't forget about their happy hour at their bar! It's a great deal to try all of their appetizers. I especially enjoyed Seared Tuna and Oysters Rockefeller.” - Yelp Review

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3. Stella’s

Modern Greek cuisine served inside a rustic, laidback space

1012 Lafayette St | West End |

Take a trip to Greece with your loved ones by dining at Stella’s. This charming and rustic restaurant has welcomed thousands of visitors inside its storied doors since its humble start in 1983. 

Open for lunch and dinner, Stella’s is the perfect spot for a corporate luncheon or birthday dinner. If you’re bringing a large party, you can actually reserve the whole restaurant. Your guests can expect to enjoy some of the best Greek food in Richmond. From the Lamb Gyro to the Mushroom Saganaki, all of the dishes are packed full of flavor. 

“If you have not been here PLEASE come it is amazing. The food is so fresh and feels like you are in the heart of Greece. The wine is outstanding! If you love a good Sauvignon Blanc the "tetramythos milia sauvignon blanc, patras (organic)" is the way to go.” - Yelp Review

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4. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Upscale casual restaurant with a full-service bar and Napa-style tasting room

Photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants - Richmond - Richmond, VA, United States. Chopped Deviled Eggs & Toast
Start your meal off on the right foot with some Chopped Deviled Eggs & Toast. Image courtesy of Yelp.

11792 West Broad St | Richmond |

At Cooper’s Hawk, upscale cuisine naturally meets casual service to provide the ultimate dining experience for guests. Over the years, it has accumulated numerous awards in prestigious contests like the International Eastern Wine Competition. Speaking of wine, Cooper’s Hawk boasts a wine-in tasting room filled with sparkling, red, white, and even dessert wines! For food, you have an exciting selection of beef, pork, chicken, and seafood dishes to try.

Private event space is also available at Cooper’s Hawk. Each room is designed to bring an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Different menu options are available, such as the Plated Lunch, Lux Dinner, and Imperial Dinner options. All of the options come with multiple courses and can be paired with a wine recommended by the restaurant’s Master Sommelier. You can further elevate your event by adding a Build-Your-Own Bruschetta & Avocado Toast station or House-Made Truffle Boxes. 

“The servers are all very knowledgable about their product and will lead you to something you will definitely enjoy.  When I wasn't sure about which chardonnay to get, my waiter offered tastings, or even a flight of the three options.  It's impressive to have a business that is so focused on providing the optimal experience for their customers each time they visit.” - Yelp Review

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5. Southern Kitchen

Comfy restaurant serving a wide variety of classic Southern comfort dishes

Don’t leave before trying something from the dessert bar! Image courtesy of Yelp.

541 N 2nd St | Downtown |

Southern Kitchen is the ultimate destination for Southern comfort food. This past summer, Southern Kitchen was awarded Best Overall Restaurant, Best Value Restaurant, and Best Ambiance Restaurant in Richmond. As soon as you take a bite from one of their famous plates, you’ll see why. 

Catfish Bites, Buffalo Shrimp, Chicken Club sandwiches, and more await you at this classic Southern restaurant. All entrees are served with two sides of your choice. Some side options include collard greens, cheese grits, and stewed tomatoes. Some of their most popular entrees include the Southern Fried Pork Chops, Chicken Livers and Onions, and Salmon Cake Dinner.

“Love, love, love this restaurant!  I've heard so many wonderful things about Southern Kitchen that we decided to venture to the location for a Saturday dinner with friends.  When we walked in we were greeted by friendly staff. Beautifully appointed, well lit and upbeat atmosphere.” - Yelp Review

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6. The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing

Popular riverside restaurant where diners eat inside a glass box

4708 E Old Main St | Shockoe Bottom |

There’s something about dining by the water that seems to attract hundreds of guests to The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing. Maybe it’s the charm. Or the relaxing scenery. The delicious food is definitely a plus. Either way, you’ll see dozens of guests at The Boathouse dining atop the nearby river on any given day. 

The Boathouse is also the perfect spot to host your next big event. You can choose from three unique rooms: the River View Room, the Harbourmaster Suite, and the Boathouse Restaurant Main Floor. Numerous menu and bar packages are available. With sweeping views of Downtown Richmond and the James River, The Boathouse is sure to help you pull off an unforgettable event. 

“Love the contactless ordering system! We eat at this location several times a month and absolutely love the new system QR and tipping system. The ease of ordering is an excellent addition to the outstanding service we have grown to love.” - Yelp Review

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7. Shagbark

New American cuisine made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients

4901 Libbie Mill E Blvd, Ste 175 | Richmond |

Whether you’ve lived in Richmond for years or you’re an out-of-town visitor, you need to visit Shagbark at least once. This charming, rustic restaurant will make you feel right at home. Savory plates like the Pumpkin Seed Crusted Atlantic Salmon and Slow Grilled & BBQ-Glazed Pork Chop await you inside the restaurant’s cozy dining room.

Two rooms are available for private dinner parties. You can reserve them separately or together so you can combine them into a large event space. Need more room? You can also reserve the entire restaurant! 

“Went for an anniversary dinner! Absolutely fantastic! From the moment we walked in, to the moment we left, it was so pleasant. The staff is beyond accommodating and friendly. Made our anniversary that much more special! Will definitely be returning and recommending to others!” - Yelp Review

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8. Heritage

Contemporary brick-walled restaurant known for its inventive dishes

Photo of Heritage - Richmond, VA, United States. Big Hot Mess with poach egg
Treat yourself to the Big Hot Mess with poached egg. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1627 W Main St | The Fan |

Heritage offers a chic, upscale dining experience for visitors. Located in The Fan, Heritage is known for its $75 Prix-Fixe dinner comprised of three courses. The menu changes weekly, but past options include the Duck Breast, Dayboat Scallops, and NY Strip Steak. Sweet desserts like sorbet and tarts are also served! 

Want an area of the restaurant to yourself? You can host parties up to 50 people for a seated dinner and 80 people for a cocktail reception! 

“Had a reservation for 5 for a friend's birthday & we all had a wonderful time! Was so excited to finally get to try out Heritage and loved the warm, intimate space. Our server was incredibly attentive and every course was delicious.” - Yelp Review

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9. Perch

Award-winning restaurant located in Scott’s Addition

Photo of Perch - Richmond, VA, United States. Stuffed French Toast
Try the Stuffed French Toast the next time you stop by! Image courtesy of Yelp.

2918 W Broad St | Scott’s Addition |

Modern. Chic. Creative. Perch brings inventive, Pacific-inspired flavors to the southern city of Richmond. From its stunning blue dining room to its savory plates, Perch offers the full package to diners. 

Some of our favorite dishes include the Sweet & Sour Scallops, Venison Rack, and Vegan Crab Entree. If you still have room for dessert by the end of your meal, you should try the Tres Leches Bread Pudding!

Perch offers numerous private dining options, including a closed dining room, patio, and bar area. A full restaurant buyout is also available. 

“All of the food was really tasty and I love that they lean into seasonal ingredients.  Their fusion flair made for some really cool flavor combos that were delightful. Lastly I loved their wine list. Great options for by the glass with a ton of variety with wines from around the globe.” - Yelp Review

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Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or you just want to gather your closest friends and family members together for a special night, organizing a private party at one of these top restaurants in Richmond is sure to bring great memories to everyone. What restaurants on the list caught your eye? Let us know!

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