The More the Merrier: Ten Top Spots for Dining with a Group in Dallas

Looking for the perfect place to host a dinner party or business dinner? Or maybe just a spot to feed a hungry crew? No worries, Dallas offers plenty of solid options to accommodate a group, no matter the size or the budget. All it takes is a little planning and a point in the right direction.

In the mood to go casual? Then you have options: There’s Meso Maya, a cavernous cantina that not only cranks out killer Mexican food and margaritas, it also offers an ideal place to host a fiesta for you and 200 of your best pals. Or if you want a place that has something for everyone, head over to The Lot, a family-friendly beer garden restaurant featuring a massive outdoor space complete with communal tables, play areas and good pub grub that won’t break the bank. 

For those times that call for a celebration, celebrity chef Dean Fearing’s namesake eatery at the Ritz is the place to go. The restaurant is known for its modern Southwestern cuisine and it offers six different group dining spaces, including an option to sit in the chef’s kitchen where you can take in all the behind-the-scenes action.

If it's a big, juicy steak your gang craves, look no further than Knife, John Tesar's temple to meat in the Highland Dallas hotel. The menu offers a slew of sharable options and plenty of room for groups to have a meat-up en masse. And it’s hard to imagine a more fitting spot to host a dinner in style than SER, a swish rooftop steakhouse boasting mouthwatering steaks, an extensive wine list, private dining rooms and a killer view to boot.

Speaking of views, there’s Savor, a gorgeous glass-walled restaurant in Klyde Warren Park that features a seasonally-inspired menu and options for accommodating up to 200 guests.

So for those occasions when a quiet corner table for two just won’t do, you can rest assured that the following restaurants know how to treat groups well and also have the right space to accommodate them.

East Dallas
The Lot
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Finding a restaurant to please a large group can be tricky. Finding a restaurant that's as pleasing for adults as it is for kids is even trickier. Enter The Lot, a beer garden eatery with a wallet-friendly menu (nachos, tacos, BBQ brisket...  Read More

Meso Maya Downtown
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From top-shelf margaritas to a cracking selection of Mexican fare, everything at this cavernous cantina is blow-your-mind delicious. The menu covers all the Tex-Mex favorites (nachos, enchiladas and tacos) as well as modernized interior Mexican...  Read More

Y. O. Ranch Steakhouse Dallas
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Named for a legendary Hill Country ranch, this sprawling downtown mainstay is as famous for its steaks as it is for it's selection of wild game. It also offers a variety of private spaces to host a Texan-style shindig for anywhere from 20-300...  Read More

The Theodore
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Upscale burgers, pizzas and sandwiches: Check. Innovative sharable plates: Check. Killer cocktails: Check. Behold The Theodore-- a handsome looker of an eatery with multiple dining areas and a crowd-pleasing menu to boot. The restaurant takes...  Read More

Knife Dallas
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When your group outing calls for a meat-up, you can't go wrong with celebrity chef John Tesar's swanky steakhouse inside the Highland Dallas hotel. For starters, the place serves up some of the most flavorful cuts of meat in the city, most of...  Read More

The Woolworth
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Situated in the building which originally housed a Woolworth five-and-dime, this sleek downtown drinking den is as popular for its crafted cocktails as it is for its crowd-pleasing menu. Expect to find a slew of shared options (lobster fondue,...  Read More

Ocean Prime-Dallas
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Want to feast on succulent crustaceans in swanky surrounds? Look no further than Ocean Prime, a sprawling, high-end surf 'n' turf spot offering everything from seafood towers, sushi and lobster tails to prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails...  Read More

Savor Gastropub
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With its sweeping views of Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Arts District, this glass-encased jewel box is a spectacular dining destination, if only for the setting alone. But fortunately the food (think globally inspired seasonal fare) is good...  Read More

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Arguably one of Dallas' most celebrated restaurants, Fearing's is where to go when you want to inject a bit of Texan-style glamour to your evening soiree. Located in the swanky Ritz Carlton, the restaurant boasts a plethora of different spaces...  Read More

SER Steak + Spirits
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When it comes to hosting a group in style, this spacious rooftop steakhouse is hard to beat. For a start, it's located on the twenty-seventh floor of the Hilton Anatole, so it's hard not to have a good time when you're surrounded by spectacular...  Read More


Meet Ilene Jacobs

As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. When she's not writing about the latest happenings in...  More About Ilene