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Group dining in NYC

If you’re having dinner with friends, head to these New York restaurants for some group dining

By Christina Izzo, Rheanna O’Neil Bellomo and Time Out contributors

Please note, this list includes commercial partners, so suggestions are not curated by Time Out. 

It can be tough to please a crowd when planning dinner for a large party—luckily, these restaurants offer group dining so you can share some serious foodie bounty. Offered in lively main dining rooms or at restaurants with private rooms, blowout dinners like these involve digging into massive amounts of meat, including fried chicken and sucking pig, a slew of sides and some of the city’s best desserts. Go hog wild with a group of any size.

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Group dining in NYC

1. Max Brenner

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Max Brenner is creating a new chocolate culture, a chocolate sensory immersion that encourages you to open your mind about how you connect with chocolate. Max Brenner offers delectable servings and recipes that are shareable, pourable, dippable, dunkable and injectable. Chocolate is presented in over 30 widely imaginative serving methods that feed your passion.

2. Samwon Garden

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We offer a private dining experience and have large spaces to offer corporate dining or birthday celebrations. Samwon Garden has been offering wonderful group dining options presenting great food, a full bar, and a great atmosphere. Samwon Garden is one of the oldest Korean BBQ restaurants in South Korea. We have been established as a barbecue house since 1976 and have kept our traditions for over 42 years.

Our barbecue & Korean Food recipes have been passed down from one generation to another to bring a traditional & quality Korean dining experience. We only use the highest quality of ingredients & authentic Samwon Garden recipes.


3. Xu's Public House

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The idea behind Xu’s Public House is to bring a unique, authentic Chinese dining experience to New York. The cuisine is primarily Shanghai-influenced but draws its inspiration from various of China’s many provinces. The menu, created by renowned, Shanghai-based chef Louis Shen and his staff, places particular emphasis on fresh, high-quality ingredients and eye-pleasing presentation.



4. Senso Unico

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Senso Unico Restaurant is a family owned duo husband-wife neighborhood restaurant in Sunnyside, Queens offering seasonal Italian cuisine with both traditional and modern preparations of southern Italian specialties

Senso Unico in Italian means ‘one way’. As an Italian family, we believe the ‘one way’ to happiness is family, eating good food, and drinking good wine, Senso Unico is the place where you can find this


5. Steak 'N Lobster

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Served with a Japanese twist, SNL offers inspired takes on traditional steak and lobster classics. From our signature Kogi Steak served with sweet miso to our “Piri-Kara” Lobster, there’s something for everyone. Looking for something more relaxed? Try our New England Lobster Roll or Angus Burger. We have a tremendous bar for those after-work drinks. Our bartenders will fix you up the perfect cocktail.

Conveniently located in Chelsea, our open and spacious floorpan means there’s plenty of room for friends, family, or large groups. Just swing by, grab a drink, and get prepared for the hardest decision of your day: steak or lobster?

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7. Lucky Cheng's

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An iconic staple of NYC for over 25 years, Lucky Cheng's is fun, friendly and full of fabulousness. Serving up captivating and outrageous performances by extraordinary drag talent from all over the world, delicious food and drink...and a DJ, Lucky Cheng's is a thrilling and hilarious experience you will cherish for years to come.

8. Maison Bangkok

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Just as in New York, Bangkok is also known to be city that never sleeps and the latest trending is cafe. Bangkokians love going to cafes as well as restaurants so we combined them in one spot. That's our inspiration!


9. M1-5

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M1-5 prides itself as one of the best places in NYC to host your event. It's a combination of our wonderful amenities, food menu and drink packages, and accommodating service that sets us apart.

10. Petrossian

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Located within steps of Central Park, Petrossian has been a landmark in New York City for over three decades. Since 2006, Petrossian’s Boutique & Café has been a hidden gem along the busy lanes of 7th Avenue. We’ve been happy to serve the historic neighborhood and take pride in providing our new and returning guests with everything they desire; from a much-needed cup of coffee or to the expertise needed to plan their next gala event. We’d love for you to join us, engage with our courteous staff and discover a luxurious and sophisticated boutique shopping experience.


11. Eat Thai

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Join us at the table as you dine for the perfect meal. We treat all of our customers with utmost care and service. Have a toast and enjoy our fine drinks while you’re at it. At Eat Thai, we thrive at creating the best Thai dish. With over 50 dishes to choose from, explore what our menu has to offer.


12. Tsismis

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Tsismis NYC is a Filipino American restaurant and wine bar offering an eclectic menu promoting the use of local and sustainable ingredients. Tsismis from the Spanish word "Chisme" meaning "gossip" or "idle-talk"

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13. Las Santas

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Las Santas is a spacious Mexican Restaurant available for private, semi-private, and full buyout. +220 people.

Overall the design was inspired by the robust character of the Mexican culture. From its Aztec history to its massive influence on the culinary and art world. We wanted to pay homage to as much as we can while making the key feature the space's matriarchal illustrations.

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14. RPM Underground

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RPM Underground has reimagined the event experience! An 11,000 square foot venue celebrating American pop culture: the space features a speakeasy with 18 private American pop culture themed party rooms and two full service bars. Our configurable space allows for parties ranging anywhere from 4 to 500 people.

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