This year we’ve added 22 spots to our directory of private rooms in restaurants downtown, in River North, the Gold Coast, Fulton-Randolph Market District, Pilsen and the Near North Side. We’ve also updated the restaurants we included from past years. Food and beverage minimums don’t include tax or tip. Prices and menu items are subject to change. All are wheelchair accessible unless noted. New this year: To search and sort by cuisine type, neighborhood and room size, click here. For even more ideas, check out our annual guide to the Best New Event Spaces.


52 W. Illinois St. | 312-222-1888 |

Boardroom seats up to 16
Decor: A large white wood table and dramatic modern chandelier are the centerpieces of this chic room done in shades of black, white and gray.
Cuisine: Modern Italian with a nod to the classics; wood-grilled octopus, house-made pastas, roasted sea scallops, Barolo-braised short ribs; set multicourse family-style menus with choices and individually plated or shared entrees and plated desserts.
Cost: $1,500 minimum, plus 3 percent event fee