Las Vegas serves as the backdrop to some of the world’s largest conventions and trade shows. Thanks to these enormous hotels and conference spaces, industries and corporations alike descend upon this glittering oasis to meet the whole year through. If your company finds itself in town for one of these big events, chances are good you’ll need some quiet time to slip away to get down to business. And that’s where a PDR in Las Vegas comes into play.
Lucky for you, Lady Fortune is on your side. It’s almost impossible to find a more bountiful and diverse culinary landscape in the United States than here in Las Vegas, with all the restaurants ready and willing to host your group for a private dinner. There’s plenty to choose from and certainly lots to consider. Location, capacity, and cuisine can all make a difference when entertaining clients, customers, or even your own team. The vibe of the restaurant will set the tone for your private dinner, so take a look at some of The Vendry’s top selections on The Strip for your company’s next big dining experience in Las Vegas.
Neighborhood: ARIA Resort & Casino
Capacity: 63 seated
Choose between five private and semi-private dining options at Cathédrale Las Vegas, a French-Mediterranean restaurant of grand design in the ARIA Resort & Casino. Operated by the famed Tao Group out of New York, this architectural wonder of a restaurant offers a semi-private space that seats up to 63 guests within an elegant enclave. Perhaps select The Lounge, where 53 can be seated at a long table in front of the 16-person Bar. If your group requires total seclusion, enjoy Private Dining Rooms 1 or 2 (each seating 12), or combine the two spaces for 30 guests. No matter where you land at Cathédrale, your clients and customers won’t forget their experience at this upscale dining experience.
Neighborhood: Delano Las Vegas Hotel at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Capacity: 80 seated
Now that’s a view. Rivea offers a fresh take on French and Italian cuisine from celebrated Chef Alain Ducasse, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the Las Vegas Strip. Here, simple fresh plates with the best seasonal ingredients from the West Coast compliment the laid back atmosphere. Rivea’s private dining space is generous, as it can host 80 seated. Set up the room with round tables, theater-style, or however you see fit.
Neighborhood: ARIA Resort & Casino
Capacity: 40 seated
The sleek and contemporary ARIA Resort & Casino delivers another winning option with Carbone, an Italian-American eatery paying homage to the mid-20th century. Inspired by old New York, there are two private dining rooms to book at Carbone, each allowing for 20 guests seated. Combine them together and watch the forks fly as your customers and clients dig in on such specialties as Lobster Fra Diavolo and Octopus Pizzailolo.
Neighborhood: Wynn Las Vegas
Capacity: 40 seated
Hey there, Delilah. Inspired by the golden age of Hollywood, this elegant supper club in the Wynn Las Vegas blends Art Deco with today’s nightlife scene. The famed h.wood group, a celebrated hospitality company out of West Hollywood, expanded their successful portfolio to Las Vegas with this hotspot in 2021. Treat your business cohorts to a night out here, as Delilah can accommodate groups up to 40. Your guests will have plenty on which to feast their eyes – there’s live music, performances, and DJs every night.
Neighborhood: Caesars Palace
Staying true to the showmanship that is uniquely Las Vegas, Stanton Social Prime offers up theatrical tableside presentations and charm beyond your wildest dreams. Your colleagues, customers, and clients will delight in the 22-person private dining salon at this dramatic steakhouse, with its tea floral wallpaper with gold leaf, pendant lighting, and VIP lounge. It will be tough to decide which is the star of the night: the dry-aged steaks and over-the-top side dishes or the dramatic décor that feels like a showgirl’s dressing room. Only in Vegas!
Neighborhood: Bellagio Hotel & Casino
Capacity: 30 seated
The private dining room at MICHAEL MINA Bellagio has it all: total seclusion, room for 40, and some of the most innovative seafood dishes in town. Contemporary and sleek, this five-star restaurant oozes with sophistication and hospitality. In partnership with the seafood, there’s seasonal and vegetarian dishes that will fit every palate in your party. And let’s not forget the view – the private dining space of MICHAEL MINA overlooks the famed Conservatory, the 14,000 square-foot botanical indoor wonder of flora and fauna under the glass roof of the Bellagio.
Neighborhood: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Capacity: 60 seated
Drawing influence from Korea and Japan, Momofuku is an elegant American Asian restaurant deep within the popular Cosmopolitan. Book the Double Dragon Room for your private event, which offers space for 40 seated guests and awesome views of The Strip. Choose from interactive chef stations or buffets (or both!) for your dinner. If your group is in need of something a bit smaller, choose the intentionally hidden Triple 8 Room, which has its own entrance and bathroom, and views of the Bellagio fountains. Twenty of your customers can be seated here, as Momofuku invites you to customize your own menu and beverage pairings.
Neighborhood: Park MGM
Capacity: 14 seated
Talk about a room of one’s own. Best Friend will literally become just that to you when planning a private dinner here. Situated in the upscale Park MGM, Chef Roy Choi delivers this forward-thinking restaurant as a mash-up of a bodega, bar, and restaurant, serving faves from his LA food truck. The culture of Koreatown is brought to life at this eclectic place, and the private dining option does not disappoint. Sit down your 14 favorite colleagues for a night of culinary delights – from Kimchi Carbonara to vegan Eggplant Schnitzel.
Neighborhood: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Capacity: 20 seated (and singing)
Here’s the karaoke option you’ve been waiting for. Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar debuted with a splash during the summer of 2023. A state-of-the-art sports bar with a 30-foot LED wall, this popular spot in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place serves up great American fare and keeps the drinks flowing in a festive atmosphere. Rent their Karaoke Room by the hour for your party of 20, and redefine the term “team bonding”.
Neighborhood: Fontainebleau Las Vegas
Be one of the first to experience La Fontaine in the Fontainebleau Las Vegas, opening in December 2023. You know this place will do right by your group – Fontainebleau has been a staple in Miami, bringing that special recipe to Las Vegas. Book this well-dressed private dining room with its soft pastel palette and glass chandeliers, and allow your party of 12 to be totally pampered in this secluded space. Bask in the attention of one-on-one service and enjoy the carefully chosen menu of fresh tastes.
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Las Vegas is bursting with private dining options, so you are in the driver’s seat when planning an event for your co-workers, clients, customers or cohorts in this desert oasis. Each venue is looking to please, wanting your business. Because the choices are so plentiful, that leaves lots of room for you to customize the experience you want. Before you commit to a space, here are a few things to know about PDR’s in Las Vegas:
Always ask about a full buy-out. So you’ve fallen in love with the vibe of the restaurant, but the private dining room only seats 20, and your party is way more. Almost all of the restaurants in town offer full venue buy-outs, or at the very least, they can section off a large portion of the space so your group can still enjoy what your desired spot has to offer.
Places in Vegas seem close, but they aren’t. You look at a map and think “this restaurant is close to where the company is staying, it should work…” Pro tip: it’s not close. The walkways of Las Vegas bring you up, back, and around the sidewalks, or simply push you straight through the shopping malls or casinos. Plan for transport if you restaurant isn’t directly in your hotel.
Tailor your experience. Chef demonstrations, wine tastings, endless buffets, oh my. Las Vegas comes with “wow factors” baked into all its experiences, so be sure to ask the restaurant hosting your private dinner what extras they can provide.
Sourcing out a space in Sin City can feel overwhelming, but with guidance from The Vendry, finding the right private dining venue for your team can be a snap. Source PDRs in Vegas and beyond, and even request a proposal directly from your search!