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Best Spots for Group Dining

From celebrations to reunions, we've got you covered

You finally got the whole crew to agree on the same day and time, now you just have to find the perfect place to get together. Looking for a boisterous place that’s perfect for a wild night? We’ve got that. Hoping to find somewhere that’s fun and intimate? Got ya covered. Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll find it with us. We’ve rounded up some of our prime locations that are good for group dining.

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Various dishes at Bub City
CHICAGOLAND

Aba – Chicago
Take a trip to the Mediterranean for your next celebration at Aba and feast on mezze plates all night long! Order up favorites like the MuhammaraWhipped Feta Spread, Lamb & Beef Kefta Kebab and more. For those looking for a more private dining experience, join us at the chef’s table seating up to 12 people, or grab a spot on the patio.
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three different types of pasta

Antico Posto
Enjoy an Italian feast at Antico Posto in Oakbrook when you’re headed out with a big group! Whether it’s an office party, special occasion, or a simple night out with friends, spend it with family-style pasta and pizzas, and specialty entrees like Chicken Limone and Eggplant Parmesan. For those looking for a more private setting, guests can dine in Antico Posto’s private dining room and enjoy a full family-style menu.
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Beatrix – Fulton Market. River North, Streeterville, & Oak Brook
No matter what the occasion, Beatrix is the perfect meeting place for a big group! Enjoy the energetic vibe and comfort food with a healthful twist for your next celebration, team meeting, or a night out. Dine on a variety of dishes available in family-style including the Prime Steak Frites, Straight “A” Salad, Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl and more! To learn more and inquire about group dining, email beatrixparties@leye.com.
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Big Bowl – Chicago, Lincolnshire, Schaumburg
Big Bowl’s lively and exciting atmosphere is the ideal space for group reservations. Available for parties of 6 or more, we offer a group share menu, served family-style.  It’s the ideal way to sample a variety of Big Bowl favorites, while enjoying the traditional way of Chinese dining, providing our guests the option of trying a variety of delicious flavors.
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Bub City – River North and Rosemont
Southern BBQ, whiskey and live country music and Karaoke—this is Bub City. Whether you’re a party of 2 or 20, Bub City is the perfect place to hang out with your group and dive into decadent (and shareable!) dishes like Giddy Up Fries, BBQ Nachos, Smokie’s Sampler Platters and more, plus cold pitchers of draft beer and Malort Jell-O shots. Insider tip: Make it a Boilermaker by adding Old Forester 86 Bourbon (1 pint; approximately 10 shots) to any pitcher.
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Cafe Baba-Reeba! TapasCafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
Nothing says group outing like tapas! Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is the perfect place to bring your crew for a lively night out. Everything on the menu is designed to share, including our signature paella and pitchers of sangria. The weekend brunch selections are also served tapas-style, so your group can partake in sweet and savory brunch bites as well as breakfast paella with a scrambled egg crust and Spanish sausages. Normal reservations accepted up to 20 guests at select times.
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Di Pescara
Devoted regulars frequent this gem in the North Shore where groups can gather to watch a game and enjoy sushi and craft beers in the bar area, and families often unite to mark birthdays, anniversaries and engagements in a modern setting in private or semi-private rooms. Meticulously selected fresh seafood is the star, with prime steaks and lobster as the supporting cast. Chef Partner Mychael Bonner’s menu is vibrant and global, with rotating seasonal specials.
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Mezze Spread at EmaEma
Share a mezze feast under the twinkling ivy or on the patio at Ema! Enjoy Chef CJ Jacobson’s lighter California style of cooking with Mediterranean-inspired small plates including Spicy Hummus, House-Made Stracciatella, Salmon Kebab and more for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Plus, cheers with curated cocktails and refreshing zero proof options, as well as wines from Greece, Italy, Spain and more.
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il Porcellino
Share pastas and classic antipasti every night of the week at River North’s favorite Italian-American comfort food spot, il Porcellino. What’s not to love about homey dishes like Fried Calamari and Prime Beef Meatballs, Gnocchi Bolognese and Spicy Scampi Spaghetti, Brick Chicken Vesuvio and Eggplant Parmesan?
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L.Woods Tap & Pine Lodge
Find big flavor for your big group at L.Woods Tap & Pine Lodge! Step into the relaxing and comfortable atmosphere of this classic supper club, and enjoy dishes like L. Woods Chopped Salad, Almond-Crusted Walleye, Barbecue Chicken, Baked Macaroni & Cheese and more! Looking for private dining space? Join us in Lynn’s Back Room, which can accommodate up to 36 guests.
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Short Rib Dish at Osteria Via StatoOsteria Via Stato
Food for Italians is something to be savored with family and friends – and our Italian Dinner Party follows this tradition. The family-style menu features a bounty of chef selected antipasti and seasonal pastas, followed by a choice of entrée, individually plated. Guests can choose from dishes like; Slow Braised Short Rib with whipped potatoes, Chicken Mario with broccolini or Seafood Stew with scallops, shrimp and market fish. Relax, enjoy and let us bring the party to you!
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Osteria Via Stato’s Italian Dinner Party menu

Saranello’s
Saranello’s has become a prime destination in Wheeling for groups with a private room for 8 all the way up to 200. Flexible arrangements are equally suited for social and corporate gatherings, and the menu from Chef Partner Mychael Bonner is full of full-flavored crowd-pleasers, from housemade pasta and pizza to prime steaks and fresh seafood.
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Summer House – Lincoln Park
Round up friends and family to enjoy California inspired seasonal dishes and craft cocktails from Summer House. Escape to the warmth and laid-back vibes of the West Coast complete with beach house décor, a beautiful retractable glass ceiling and all-seasons courtyard patio with plenty of group seating.
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The Treasure Chest Group Cocktail at Three Dots and A DashThree Dots and a Dash
Chicago’s premier tropical bar and craft cocktail destination, Three Dots and a Dash, is the perfect place for a group, small or large. The menu boasts several shareable food and drink options, like the Conch Out! large-format cocktail, featuring Japanese Whiskey, aged Cachaça, banana, almond orgeat, lime, and pineapple (serves 5-6 people). Or go for la piece de resistance, The Treasure Chest, which has a long aged Venezuelan Rum, ace of spades, passion fruit, guava, lemon, and tangerine (serves 6-8). Wash down the libations with Captain Dino’s Pu Pu Platter — an assortment of coconut shrimp, spring rolls, Thai Fried Chicken, pork sliders, Crab Rangoon, prime skirt steak skewers (serves 3-4).
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Tokio Pub
Grab your crew and head to Tokio Pub. Share some signature maki rolls and BBQ Pork Nachos, or go for your own bowl of ramen. The patio offers communal seating for up to 10 guests and the main dining room and bonus room can accommodate groups from 6-10 people. Don’t miss out on Taco Tuesdays with 3 different tacos ad $5 margaritas every week.
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AUSTIN

Aba – Austin
Take a trip to the Mediterranean for your next celebration at Aba and feast on mezze plates all night long! Order up favorites like the Smoky Garlic Hummus, Charred Eggplant Spread, Shawarma Spiced Skirt Steak and more 
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WASHINGTON D.C. METRO

Brunch at Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House – North Bethesda
Round up friends and family to enjoy California inspired seasonal dishes and craft cocktails from Summer House. Escape to the warmth and laid-back vibes of the West Coast complete with beach house décor, a beautiful retractable glass ceiling and all-seasons courtyard patio with plenty of group seating.
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Wildfire – Tysons
When looking for reservations in the Tysons Corner area to host your next group gathering, look no further than Wildfire. Ideal for large parties of 8 – 10, our party platters are designed to please a variety of tastes for lunch or dinner. The menus are served family style on large platters to be passed around the table for sharing. You can bet no one will leave here hungry!
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LAS VEGAS

Mon Ami Gabi Vegas PatioMon Ami Gabi – Las Vegas
From special occasions to ‘just because,’ Mon Ami Gabi boasts the perfect setting for a group dinner. Take in views of the Strip and Bellagio Fountains and enjoy delicious French fare for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. Reservations recommended; patio seating is first come, first served.
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taco platter and Vegas margaritaEl Segundo Sol
Whether you’re having a casual dinner or hitting the town, El Segundo Sol is the perfect spot to enjoy authentic Mexican eats with your crew. Share fresh-made guacamole, taco platters, enchiladas and more, and don’t forget the made-to-order margaritas and pitchers of sangria. The tree-lined patio complete with piñatas and string lights make for a festive meal, no matter the occasion.
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Stripburger & Chicken
Who doesn’t love burgers and shakes? Located at Fashion Show Mall with a great view of the Strip, bring the crew down to our all-outdoor restaurant and bar to sip on boozy milkshakes, gourmet burgers—like the Whiskey BBQ Burger, atomic cheese fries and more.  Stripburger provides heaters in winter and misters in the summer so that you can enjoy the patio year round.
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LOS ANGELES

Happy Hour at Stella Barra - Santa MonicaStella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar – Santa Monica
With a number of large-party high-top tables in the bar area, Stella Barra is the perfect place to gather friends for Happy Hour, lunch or dinner. Enjoy house specialties like Spicy Salumi & Burrata Pizza or Avocado & Goat Cheese Pizza – the option for half-and-half pizzas will make everyone happy. Don’t miss the weekday happy hour! Enjoy discounted bar bites and drinks.
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TWIN CITIES

Big Bowl  – Edina, Rosedale, Ridgedale
Big Bowl’s lively and exciting atmosphere is the ideal space for group reservations. Available for parties of 4 or more, we offer our Party Platter Menu, served family-style. It’s the ideal way to sample a variety of Big Bowl favorites, while enjoying the traditional way of Chinese dining, providing our guests the option of trying a variety of delicious flavors.
Make a reservation at the Big Bowl location nearest you
Big Bowl Group Share menu

Wildfire Steak, Chops & SeafoodWildfire – Eden Prairie
When looking for reservations in the Eden Prairie area to host your next group gathering, look no further than Wildfire. Ideal for large parties of 6 or more, our Club Menus are designed to please a variety of tastes for lunch or dinner. The menus are served family style on large platters to be passed around the table for sharing. You can bet no one will leave here hungry!
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Wildfire Eden Prairie Club menu

 

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