Miami’s dining scene doesn’t disappoint when accommodating larger parties. From private rooms in upscale restaurants to spacious dining areas in bustling locales, there’s something for every group’s taste and style. Shareable platters, often reflecting the city’s rich culinary diversity, are popular. Whether celebrating a special occasion or enjoying a night out with friends, Miami provides many choices for group outings.Read More
Where to Have a Group Dinner in Miami
Where to have that meal with the whole squad
Bourbon Steak Miami by Michael Mina
Nestled inside JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, this high-end steakhouse has a stylish, private dining room (the Tasting Room) that seats up to 30 and is tailor-made for Instagram pics. Diners can sink their teeth into prime cuts ranging from Japanese A5 and American Wagyu beef to a selection of dry-aged meats. The meat is tempered in herb-infused butter, then grilled over wood to order. There’s a wine cellar with over 850 bottles as well.
27 Restaurant & Bar
Personality overflows at this restaurant (part of the Freehand Miami hotel), comprised of mismatched rooms. One has several large picnic tables, which beg for group gatherings. The food is as eclectic as the restaurant: offering a smorgasbord of Latin American, Middle Eastern, and American dishes that all hit the right notes.
R House Wynwood
Looking for a good time? This restaurant serves Latin-inspired dishes paired with epic drag performances. Whether headed for an evening of fun like “Yas Queen” (held on Fridays, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.) or Saturdays “Escandalo,” a Latin-themed Drag performance with a live salsa band (same times) or the buzzed-about weekend brunch hosted by Athena Dion, aka, Miss Ultimate Miami Drag Queen, this is one spot surely to be remembered.
Villa Azur Miami
This Mediterranean favorite boasts a large, lush outdoor courtyard perfect for large groups of up to 140 guests. There’s also La Cave D’Azur Wine Cellar for a more intimate space. Either way, enjoy specialties like the seafood tower, confit pork ribs, and Dover sole meuniere.
Casa Tua Restaurant
There are so many different nooks and crannies at this beloved Italian restaurant that it is easy for a group to enjoy exceptional pasta in a private and intimate feel. Whether it's the chef’s table, courtyard, East garden, or garden patio, the gorgeous setting, and well-executed cuisine make it a no-brainer for group dining.
This restaurant and beach club is ideal for big celebrations in a hidden enclave on Watson Island. Diners can enjoy an extensive global menu that serves favorites like crispy lobster tails with spicy aioli, grilled branzino, and filet mignon with pepper sauce.
This upscale steakhouse in South of Fifth pairs its menu with a Miami party atmosphere, often attracting celebrities, which makes it a draw for large groups. The private dining room is available for special occasions, where guests can enjoy dishes like wagyu carpaccio with truffle aioli and grilled tiger prawns. Those favoring beef might opt for the Papi Steak, a tomahawk cut named after David “Papi” Einhorn. Einhorn, alongside David Grutman and Groot Hospitality, is also a founder of the restaurant.
Sadelle's Coconut Grove
Named after the grandmother of one of the co-founders, head to this spacious New York City outpost when the brunch craving strikes. Whether it’s the bagel tower, silky scrambled eggs with a generous dollop of caviar, or a stack of pancakes with blueberries, be prepared for dishes pleasing to both the palate and the social media accounts. Prices are steep, so include someone with deep pockets on your guest list.
For a memorable dinner party, head to The Library, a private dining room tucked away inside chef Niven Patel’s modern American restaurant in the Thesis Hotel. Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves brimming with classic books set an elegant tone that pairs nicely with dishes like green chickpea hummus, blue crab capellini, Wagyu Denver steak, and grilled red snapper with pineapple jalapeño salsa verde.
Monty's Raw Bar
This Coconut Grove landmark has been serving crowds tiki-style cocktails and Key West-inspired fare since opening its doors in 1969. With a tiki hut seating 600, accommodating large groups is a no-brainer. Shareable highlights include smoked fish dip (made in-house), conch fritters, and Baja fish tacos. Pitchers of sangria are available as well. Monty’s Raw Bar accepts walk-ins only, but groups larger than 20 can make reservations.