Gather ’round these tables this holiday season! Many of Kansas City’s restaurants feature beautiful, private rooms where you can enjoy some of the nation’s best cuisine in a more intimate setting. Guest blogger Mary Bloch (@aroundblockkc) shares some of the best rooms to book around the city.
With its brick walls and freight house windows, Lidia’s Loft has a unique charm created by the beautifully renovated building. The large upstairs room is perfect for a gathering of 100, or it can be divided into more intimate spaces. The banquet menu has several prix fixe options, but all include Lidia’s tangy Caesar salad and those addictive spreads for the house-made breads.
To defy convention and win points on the party circuit, book the wine room at the Cellar Rat in the Crossroads District. What better plan for the holidays than a wine tasting? Enhance the experience with artisan cheeses and tapas-style treats. Tannin Wine Bar, in the same neighborhood, also has a private wine room. Its kitchen regularly turns out intriguing small plates to please a variety of palates.
Newcomer Novel at 17th and Summit is winning raves for its cuisine, but the rustic nature of the old house is charming as well. Up the stairs is a lovely private room for you and a dozen or so of your closest friends.
Aixois in Crestwood has a private dining room adjacent to the restaurant to enjoy your favorite French dishes for a group of 50 or so. With its big windows, it would be the ideal place to watc a snowfall on a cold winter evening.
The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange has a private wine room adjacent to the main dining room, and would be a terrific choice for up to 35 people. Order off the menu or let Chef Howard Hanna work his magic in the kitchen with a special menu. Read more