Where to Throw a Party

An unforgettable birthday party, bridal shower, anniversary gala, engagement bash or office party starts with finding the best party spot or private room in New Orleans.

Updated: October 22, 2004

10 to 25

These top-rated restaurants offer both family-style tables and private dining areas.

Jacques-Imo's Catering

8324 Oak St., New Orleans, LA 70118

Big, boistrous groups share the large-and-lively dining space.

Feelings Cafe D'aunoy

2600 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Share a family-style table downstairs or book a banquet room upstairs.

25 to 50

Your party is as big as a baseball team, but the food you'll find at these establishments sure beats hot dogs and Cracker Jack.

Galatoire's Restaurant Inc

209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Ralphs On The Park

900 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Three private dining rooms can expand to fit your needs; the one with a park view fills up first.

10 or Less

For those looking to entertain without an entourage, visit these top New Orleans spots catering to small crowds.

The Bombay Club Restaurant & Martini Bistro

830 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112

The spacious bar can accommodate small groups, as can the large dining tables outfitted with comfy antique leather chairs.

Bistro at Maison De Ville

733 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130

French-village charm for groups of six or less.

Whiskey Blue

333 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

To snag a seat at this hip hotspot, reserve well in advance, however, walk-ins are common for groups of two to four.

50 or More

Huge parties need not be confined to convention centers. Take your troop to one of these elegant establishments instead.

Antoine's Restaurant

713-717 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Experience the individual elegance of this famous restaurant in dining rooms that hold up to 400 guests.

Columns Hotel

3811 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

You can fill this former mansion with up to 300 people.

Zoe At W New Orleans

333 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Individualized banquet service will make every member of a large party seem like a special guest.

More Party Spots

Consider these other popular hangouts for your next special gathering.


430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Mandina's Restaurant

3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119