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Questions to Ask When Booking a Private Dining Room in Raleigh

Restaurants in Raleigh with Private Dining Rooms

Demand for private dining rooms has increased dramatically over the last few years, and in response, more Raleigh restaurants are offering private dining areas for group dining. However, your experience in a private dining room can vary wildly depending on the restaurant, so we’ve identified the most important questions to ask before you book a private dining room in Raleigh. 

  1. Is the space actually private?

Before you make reservations for a private room, clarify whether the private dining room is completely private (enclosed and separate from the restaurant’s main dining area) or semi-private (a partitioned area adjacent to the main dining room).

Whether a private or semi-private dining room will work best for your party will most likely depend on the size of your group and your budget. You usually have to pay a premium to enjoy the perks of a fully private dining room, but those perks are worth every penny.

  1. Does the restaurant have a separate, dedicated kitchen for the private dining room?

It’s a great sign if a restaurant has a separate kitchen for the private party room: It means they know how to serve large groups and have lots of experience working with private parties. When you choose a restaurant with a dedicated, staffed kitchen that’s focused only on serving your private party, you and your guests can enjoy each course and dine at your preferred pace without having to worry about what’s going on in the main restaurant.

  1. Is there a special menu for private events?

Ask about menu options when you make reservations for your private party; if the chef is going to create a custom menu for your event, make sure to mention any dietary preferences or restrictions when you make your reservations.

It doesn’t have to be a dealbreaker if a restaurant doesn’t offer a special menu for private parties, but it may be a sign that the restaurant does not have much experience serving private parties or large groups.

  1. Is the private room suitable for your gathering?

Ask about the layout and décor of the private dining room when you call to make reservations, so you’ll have plenty of time to plan seating charts or table settings before your event. If you’re planning to bring flowers, table settings, or decorations, ask upfront if the restaurant has any guidelines or limitations for the party room.

Margaux’s Restaurant: The Best Private Dining Room in Raleigh

Raleigh locals have been partying in Margaux’s private dining room since 1992, so we’ve had decades to cultivate the perfect private dining experience.

Margaux’s is one of the few restaurants in Raleigh with private dining rooms with its own dedicated kitchen and bar, so you and your guests might feel like celebrities when you rent the Bordeaux Room at Margaux’s. Each member of your party will choose from a unique three-course prix-fixe menu featuring fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, and you’ll savor every bite knowing that our chefs designed the menu just for you.

With private or semi-private dining options depending on your party size, Margaux’s is one of the best restaurants in Raleigh for private dining room:

  • Rent our completely private dining room, the Bordeaux Room, for private parties with up to 46 people.
  • Rent our semi-private dining room, the Rotisserie Room, for a three-course prix- fixe meal for 12 to 18 people.
  • Rent out our entire restaurant on Sundays for large private events with up to 275 people.

Make Reservations in Advance

To reserve Margaux’s private dining room or to make reservations for a private party, call us directly at 919-846-9846. For groups with less than 12 people, make reservations online.

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