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5 Impressive Private Dining Rooms

By Germaine Benson

10.24.16

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Holiday season is right around the corner and private dining rooms will soon be in high demand. Looking to entertain? Here are five restaurants that can help you create a memorable occasion.
The bird’s nest pods at Komodo make them the ideal perch for a memorable dinner for up to eight guests.
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Northern Bites
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Point the party north to Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits, which boasts a private great room that can host anything from intimate occasions to large gatherings. With ample room for up to 40 guests, the eatery is able to customize a meal for any type of occasion. That will typically feature dishes from the restaurant’s main menu including shrimp cocktail to start, lobster pasta as an entrée and key lime pie for dessert. 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.302.6460, ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/florida/fort-lauderdale/dining/burlock-coast-seafare-spirits

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Not-So-Empty Nest
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Whether your guests want to rub shoulders with an international celebrity that’s a guest of owner David Grutman’s or not, the five exterior floating bird’s nest pods available for rent at Komodo take private dining to a whole new level. While each nest is fully equipped with seating to host a seated dinner for eight or more, there is something special about a romantic dinner for just two inside these secluded baskets. 801 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305.534.2211, komodomiami.com

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Grand Affair
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Memorable dining affairs are waiting to be had at Mr. Chow’s lavish quarters. The restaurant’s private area offers artwork by the likes of Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel and Jean Michel Basquiat on the walls, and a 125-foot, gold-leaf and Swarovski crystal chandelier designed by owner Michael Chow himself. As if that was not enough, Mr. Chow also offers a variety of entertaining shows like the champagne trolley, the decanting of the wine, the sole filleting and more to keep diners engaged. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.695.1695, mrchow.com 

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Breeze Please
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A Miami River area favorite, Seaspice is the perfect location to host a corporate presentation, baby shower or even a wedding al fresco! The venue offers various areas to house private events, including the riverside main dining room or the more intimate upstairs terrace. With accommodations available for parties of 25 to 350, these gatherings can be as intimate or grand as the host desires. 422 N.W. North River Drive, Miami, 305.440.4200, seaspicemiami.com 

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Sleek Splendor
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Mixing business with pleasure, the Blaze Starr private event suite located on the mezzanine level of STK Miami Beach is equipped with a custom billiards table that easily converts to a dining table for entertaining flexibility. The room can comfortably seat 28 attendees for a group dinner or 35 guests for standing cocktail receptions. Not only is the room set up with a 55-inch TV that can be used for visual presentations, but it also has the on-site DJ’s music piped in to enhance the atmosphere. 2305 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.604.6988, togrp.com/restaurant/stk-miami-beach