by Sabra Girard - 70 Reviews - 40 List
`Tis the season for company execs and cubicle dwellers to converse over tasteful party spreads before the booze helps move the party from boring business chatter to full-on revelry. Whether you want a chic office party or an intimate gathering for your top 10 clients, we've found a venue for the best places to host a party in Dallas.
Updated: November 11, 2009
This eclectic restaurant in the Bishop Arts District has the perfect room for a small group of interior designers architectural landscapers with an eye for aesthetics. Sixteen-foot Birch trees line the sky blue walls and are lit by an iron and rock crystal chandelier. Faux birds perch upon the chandelier above the faux antelope carpet. If you run out of conversation here, you can't blame the scene.
Old-school business types will love the prime meat and the classy decor at this Park Lane Steakhouse. A flourish of black and white design saturates the front room that seats up to 14 guests under modern chandeliers. The long conference style table will evoke anything but business talk as the bold print wallpaper and prime filets will keep people partying.
This award-winning Italian restaurant has a wine cellar fit for those whose careers have top-secret credentials. A winding staircase takes up to 22 guests below ground to a dimly lit wine cellar with two dark wood tables. What happens in the basement stays in the basement.
If multiple margaritas suffice for a holiday bonus this year, then head to this gourmet Mexican restaurant with intimate private space. Three rooms are available to vibe with 10-60 of your cube mates. The setting--with ornate mirrors, rugs, muted lanterns and deer busts--will have you thinking that you're all on vacation in Mexico.
In the off-chance that your company had a good year (hello, hedge fund managers), your party planner may want to consider doing it up right in the Dallas skylight room of this famous sushi house. Overlooking the courtyard lounge area, this room holds up to 150 execs (with deep pockets) and can accommodate a private sushi bar and DJ setup.