13 Coolest San Francisco Private Dining Rooms in 2024

April 19, 2023

Updated May 13, 2024

San Francisco is known for its delicious cuisine and stunning scenery, making it the perfect location for private dining experiences. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a corporate event, San Francisco offers an array of unique private dining locations to choose from. In this blog post, we’ll highlight the coolest, most unique semi private and private dining experiences in San Francisco. From intimate settings to grand venues, there are unique San Francisco private dining rooms for for every event.

What Are San Francisco Private Dining Rooms?

Private dining rooms in San Francisco offer exclusive settings for intimate gatherings to larger parties. These spaces within top restaurants and hotels provide privacy, personalized service, and exquisite culinary offerings, like a unique tasting menu. Whether it’s a birthday party or corporate team building event, these venues cater to every occasion with customizable menus and curated beverage pairings. Enjoy the luxury of dedicated staff and create unforgettable memories in these hidden culinary gems of the city. Want to learn more? Explore how we’re revolutionizing the world of private dining.

Map of Private Dining Rooms in San Francisco

Avital Food & Drink Experiences

Avital Food Tours of San Francisco, Godeus Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

The Vault Garden

The Vault Garden, Plaza Level, California Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Foreign Cinema

Foreign Cinema, Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

The Barrel Room

The Barrel Room, Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

China Live

China Live, Broadway, San Francisco, CA, USA

The Progress

The Progress, Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Bix

Bix, Gold Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Waterbar

Waterbar Restaurant, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA, USA

E&O Kitchen and Bar

E&O Kitchen and Bar, Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1601 Bar & Kitchen

1601 Bar & Kitchen, Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Osmanthus Dim Sum

Osmanthus Dim Sum Lounge, Broadway, San Francisco, CA, USA

One Market

One Market Restaurant/Mark 'n Mike's NY Style Deli, Market Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Prubechu

Prubechu, Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

1. Get Hands-On with an Avital Interactive Meal

Avital’s Interactive Meal takes place at different restaurant locations around the city, all with incredible cuisine, cocktail programs, and thoughtful interiors. The meal takes classic private dining to the next level with layers of interactive activities, like a mini-cocktail class and culinary trivia. Given the flexible venue model, Avital can accommodate 6 to 600+ guests for team building, client entertainment, birthday parties, and more. One client raves, “I have heard nothing but great feedback from my colleagues. The cocktail-making was fun and interactive, and the food was delicious.”

woman pouring cocktail into glass during unique san francisco private dining rooms event


2. The Vault Garden

The Vault Garden is a private dining experience located in the heart of downtown San Francisco. This outdoor oasis is set within a historic bank building and boasts a stunning garden complete with twinkling lights and a retractable roof. The Vault Garden has several event spaces and can accommodate 20-70 guests, making it flexible for corporate events, wedding receptions, and birthday parties. One client raves, “The atmosphere was incredible, the food was delicious, and the service was impeccable. It was the perfect setting for our company’s holiday party.”

rooftop garden with sofas, tables, and chairs is one of the unique san francisco private dining rooms
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3. Foreign Cinema

Foreign Cinema is a restaurant located in the Mission District of San Francisco. The restaurant features several private dining spaces that can accommodate up to 18-350 guests. Renting the entire restaurant includes a projector screen that plays classic films, adding a unique touch to any event. One client shares, “The private dining room at Foreign Cinema was the perfect spot for our company’s team-building event. The ambiance was fun and engaging, and the food was incredible.”

moody lighting at foreign cinema private dining
Image Credit: Foreign Cinema
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4. The Barrel Room

The Barrel Room is a wine bar and restaurant located in the Financial District of San Francisco. The space features several private dining rooms that can accommodate 14-120 guests. The restaurant is adorned with wine barrels and bottles, adding a rustic touch to any event. One client exclaims, “The Barrel Room is a hidden gem in San Francisco. The private dining room was perfect for our company’s client appreciation dinner. The wine selection was outstanding, and the food was delicious.”

private dining room with wine bottles on walls at Barrel Room
Image Credit: Barrel Room


5. China Live

China Live is a culinary marketplace and restaurant located in the heart of Chinatown. The restaurant features private dining options to accommodate up to 825 guests. The restaurant decor fuses traditional Chinese decor with a modern industrial finish. One client states, “The private dining room at China Live was perfect for our company’s off-site meeting. The food was incredible, and the ambiance was unique and memorable.”

china live's restaurant interior
Image Credit: China Live


6. The Progress’ Modern Workshop

The Progress is a restaurant located in the Fillmore District of San Francisco. The restaurant features a private dining room called “The Workshop” that can accommodate 40-50 guests. The room is adorned with modern, beautiful artwork and is perfect for intimate gatherings. One client raves, “The private dining room at The Progress was perfect for our family’s birthday celebration. The food was outstanding, and the service was top-notch.”

interior of The Progress' private dining room
Image Credit: Jeremy Jachym via The Workshop SF Facebook’s Page
group toasting during private dining event in sf

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7. Bix

Bix is a restaurant located in the Jackson Square neighborhood of San Francisco. The restaurant features a private dining room that can accommodate 12-100 guests The room is adorned with classic decor and is perfect for intimate gatherings. One client states, “The private dining room at Bix was the perfect spot for our wedding rehearsal dinner. The food was delicious and the ambiance was sophisticated and elegant.”

Interior of bix restaurant
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8. Take in Spectacular Views at Waterbar

Waterbar is a seafood restaurant located on the Embarcadero waterfront. The restaurant features a private dining room that can accommodate 24-75 guests. The room offers stunning views of the Bay Bridge and is perfect for corporate events or special celebrations. One client states, “The private dining room at Waterbar was the perfect spot for our company’s team-building event. The food was delicious and the views of the Bay Bridge were stunning.”

Waterbar interior with view of bridge over the water
Image Credit: Waterbar


9. E&O Kitchen and Bar

E&O is a modern Asian oasis featuring Asian-fusion with specialty cocktails. It’s great for groups looking to relax and unwind in a private space with approachable, yet exciting food. It’s featured in Eater’s Favorite SF happy hours and on Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate

e & o private dining room in san francisco


10. 1601 Bar & Kitchen

This Michelin Bib Gourmand features Sri Lankan flavors and French culinary techniques in an upscale, minimalist setting. Great for groups looking for something different or a way to make lasting memories with clients.

1601 bar and kitchen restaurant interior
Image Credit: 1601sf.com

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11. Osmanthus Dim Sum

A quirky and relaxed lounge turning out handcrafted dim sum and Pan-Asian staples, like steamed Shanghai pork dumplings and Szechuan fire cracker chicken with scallions. Great for a casual team building event or unique birthday party.

Osmanthus Dim Sum Lounge Restaurant Interior in North Beach
Image Credit: osmanthusdimsum.com


12. One Market

For a classic, upscale dining experience, head to this Michelin Star establishment for upscale American cuisine. One Market is a SF-institution and the perfect place to gather with colleagues, clients, or friends and family.

one market restaurant interior
Image Credit: onemarket.com


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Prubechu

If you’re looking for something totally different and unique for your private dining event, Prubechu is for you! You’ll enter into a Guamanian fiesta with bold flavors, featuring elevated Chamorro fare served family style. Don’t miss the KoKo chicken wings or the banana donuts!

Prubechu Restaurant Interior for a Mission District Food tour
Image Credit: prubechu.com

Final Thoughts on San Francisco Private Dining Rooms

San Francisco offers an array of unique private dining experiences that are perfect for any special occasion. With so many restaurants in San Francisco, you have a huge variety of options to choose from, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, hosting a corporate team-building event, or entertaining clients. With different menus, room capacity, and overall vibes, there’s something for everyone in the San Francisco Bay.