Putting together a lovely night out for a large group can be a little tricky. Luckily, finding the perfect restaurant that offers the exact ambiance and menu is far from impossible in Columbus. In fact, I’d argue that this is the perfect city for such a request.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot to host a holiday get-together (Friendsgiving dinner party anyone?) or your family and friends are gathering to celebrate a milestone event, there are some spectacular restaurants around Columbus that can accommodate larger groups.
Mitchell’s Ocean Club
About: Mitchell’s Ocean Club features three private dining rooms, two of which accommodate up to 25 guests while the third can accommodate up to 45 guests. With some of the best seafood in town, you and your party can enjoy a fun night at Easton.
Location: 4002 Easton Station, Columbus, OH 43219
Website: Mitchell’s Ocean Club
About: Looking to host the perfect gathering for you and 19 of your nearest and dearest? Look no further than the iconic German Village restaurant, Lindey’s. This glamorous-yet-approachable restaurant has been serving up some of the best food in Columbus for four decades, and that’s not going to change any time soon. It’s an elegant space with an elegant menu, perfect for when the holiday vibes are a little more high-end. They can seat large groups easily as long as a reservation is made in advance.
Location: 169 E. Beck St, Columbus, Ohio 43206
About: There’s nowhere more iconic to gather for an incredible meal in Columbus than The Refectory. For larger groups, you’ll need to visit their website and fill out an event request form. There are two private dining spaces at The Refectory that can accommodate anywhere from 6 to 60 guests. You can order from a private menu, have hors d’oeuvres, and even enjoy a personalized wine tasting with your squad.
Location: 1092 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
Website: The Refectory
About: Due Amici has a menu that offers some of the best Italian cuisine in the city. If your group is super large, you can take advantage of the two private event spaces at Due Amici. Reservations for groups up to 10 people can be made online and if your group is larger than that, you could still be accommodated in the main dining area, but you’ll need to call and make a reservation.
Location: 67 E Gay St, Columbus Ohio 43215
Website: Due Amici
About: Whether you’re hoping for a family-style meal for your 30 closest friends and fam, or you’re hoping to reserve a table for your smaller-but-still-large party, Barcelona should certainly be on your radar. The space for groups is semi-private, allowing you and your party to still feel like you’re part of the vibrance and ambiance at Barcelona.
Location: 263 East Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206
About: Wolf’s Ridge may be known for being a brewery, but they also have a magnificent dining room. They can accommodate larger groups in their dining room and tap room, but if you’re looking for a fully private space, you can rent the Hickory Room. This space is adjacent to the main space, offering a beautiful, private dining experience for up to 100 guests.
Location: 215 N. 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: Wolf’s Ridge
About: Fireproof is a tapas restaurant that has the ambiance and culinary excellence to make any gathering memorable. We’re capable of hosting a variety of groups and social events that range from cocktail parties to seated dinners and everything in between. So whether you need a venue for your engagement, holiday party, or any private event, Fireproof will provide you with an elegant and comfortable space to celebrate to your heart’s content.
Location: 1026 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43201