Private dining is become a popular trend on the East End of Long Island. Below we highlight several options at restaurants across the Hamptons and North Fork for private dining year-round.
Calissa in Water Mill on Montauk Highway offers two private dining options: The Lounge and the PDR. The lounge space features banquette style seating, Aegean-inspired woven lighting, and the option of a private patio space. Two sets of French doors open into an outdoor private patio in front of the lounge.
The Lounge is adjacent to the bar, making it a perfect place for a festive dinner party or reception. Add Calissa’s indoor and outdoor bar areas for a larger-scale cocktail party with many seating options, and the ability to hook up a personal DJ directly into Calissa’s sound system.
The PDR space features sliding doors that allow for a completely private space and a cushioned banquette along the back wall. The lounge is cozy and candlelit, ideal for intimate seated dinners, a cozy private brunch, or year-round celebrations. 631-500-9292
Claude’s Restaurant offers private brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktail parties year-round. Gatherings of 10 to 50 people are available in Claude’s Restaurant. There is a capacity of 150 persons in their elegant ballroom. Claude’s Restaurant continues to use Sterile-Bright UVC sanitizing lights and follow all CDC cleaning protocols. 631-283-6500
Ellen’s on Front
Ellen’s on Front on the North Fork offers private dining for lunch and dinner guests year-round. The restaurant has private dining room that can fit up to 25 to 30 persons, depending on event style. They also have and small semiprivate dining area for up to ten. Perfect for birthday parties, graduations, baptisms, and family gatherings. 631-333-2743
Individuals looking for private dining options in the Hamptons need look no further than Gurney’s Resorts in Montauk. At Gurney’s Star Island, guests can reserve the private dining room at Showfish for parties large and small. With 1,500 square feet and a maximum capacity of 154, Showfish’s private dining room offers the best of its ingredient-driven menu, with options to entirely curate the menu, complete with a one-of-a-kind presentation.
At Gurney’s Montauk, groups of up to 20 can dine in the private space at Scarpetta Beach, enjoying the restaurant’s classic Italian menu and world-class wine list in the airy, seaside venue with views of the Atlantic Ocean. 631-668-2345
Noah’s on the North Fork offers private dining year-round. Noah’s private dining room is located in the back of the restaurant away from the distractions of the main dining room. The private dining room offers a separate sound system so that the host may have full control over the ambience of their event. The space welcomes up to 50 seated guests and is perfect for rehearsal dinners, farewell brunches, locally inspired wine pairing dinners, and corporate outings. Aquaculture inspired artwork, by Annie Sessler, live greenery, and candle lit lanterns warm the space.
Noah’s also offers half and full buy outs for up to 200 guests. They are also one of the most vegan-friendly restaurants on the North Fork. 631-477-6720
The Preston House & Hotel
The Preston House & Hotel, situated at the ‘entrance’ to the North Fork, is available for booking for private events year-round. Popular private events at The Preston House include rehearsal dinners for weddings and birthday parties.
The Preston House & Hotel offers three private event spaces:
The historic Barn Door Room holds up to 28 guests. The room features banquet seating and original doors and hardware from 1905.
The Mahogany & Stone Room holds up to 18 guests. The room is set amongst their 1905 Wine Lounge which can also be used for passed hors d’oeuvres prior to a sit-down dinner. The Mahogany and Stone Room features original stone to the building, mushroom-board ceilings and an original fireplace.
There is also the option of reserving the second-floor dining room as a private event space if the party includes over 28 persons. The second-floor dining room holds upwards of 60 guests.
Each event space has a room fee, and it fluctuates by season. Multiple packages are available beginning at $65pp. Family style and prix-fixe menu options are available. 631-775-1500