Favorite Chicago Restaurants for a Rehearsal Dinner

Now that you you know right questions to ask when looking for your rehearsal dinner spot, here are just a few of our favorite Chicago restaurants with private dining space!

CASUAL RESTAURANTS Looking for a laid-back, inexpensive, way to celebrate the last night before the wedding? These options are fun and very "Chicago"!

Gino's East  162 E Superior Street - Gold Coast (keep in mind they have many other locations!) Cuisine: Pizzeria Capacity: The Sunroom offers up to 30 guests for a sit-down dinner. The Third Floor East holds up to 50 guests for a sit down dinner, and The Third Floor West holds up to 75 guests for dinner - combine them for a total of 125 guests for a sit down sinner. Packages: Start at $16.95 per person, not including tax or gratuity. Alcohol Packages: Start at $13.00/person for just beer or wine for 2 hours. Food and Beverage Minimums: Range from $1,000 - $2,500

Jake Melnicks 41 East Superior Street - Gold Coast

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Cuisine: BBQ & Grill Capacity: "The Keg Room" seats up to 40 guests and the seasonally, the Veranda seats up to 40 guests. Packages: Start at $24.95 per person, not including tax or gratuity Alcohol Packages: Start at $24.00/person for beer and wine for two hours. Food and Beverage Minimums: $1,000 - $1,500

BUSINESS CASUAL RESTAURANTS The best way to label the restaurants that are "a little more fancy than a pizza joint, but don't require a suit jacket or your life savings."

Grand Lux Cafe 600 N Michigan Avenue -  Mag Mile We all know they are famous for their long lines - but who knew they had private dining?!

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Rush Room

Cuisine: Everything. Literally. Capacity: Rush Room seats up to 75 guests Packages: start at $41.95 per person, not including tax or gratuity Alcohol Packages: Start at $23/person for beer and wine for two hours. Food and Beverage Minimums: Start at $2,000

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Phil Stefani's 437 Rush 437 North Rush Street - River North Cuisine: Contemporary Italian Steakhouse Capacity: The Cafe holds up to 72 guests Packages: Start at $72.95 per person -- including 3 hours of beer and wine! Food and Beverage Minimums: Start at $2,000

Osteria Via Stato 620 North State Street - River North

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privateparties01

Cuisine: Italian Capacity: Private dining space seats up to 65 guests Packages: Start at $41.95 per person, not including tax or gratuity Beverage Packages: $35/guest for 2 hours Food and Beverage Minimums: Start at $3,000

FINE DINING More upscale and than the previous restaurant suggestions, perfect for the "foodies"!

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GT Fish & Oyster - River North 531 N Wells Street Cuisine: Seafood Capacity: Private dining space seats up to 40 guests Packages: Start at $55 per person, not including tax or gratuity Beverage Packages: Based on consumption Food and Beverage Packages: $1,000 - $1,500, plus a $500 rental fee

Paris Club 59 W Hubbard Street - River North

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Salon_Prive

Cuisine: Classic French Capacity: Seats up to 72 guests Packages: Start at $55 per person, not including tax or gratuity Alcohol Packages: Start at $29.95/person, just beer & wine for two hours Food and Beverage Minimum: Start at $4,000

Spiaggia 980 North Michigan Ave - Gold Coast

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private dining

Cuisine: Italian Capacity: Ranging from 10 -300 Packages: Start at $80 per person for a three course dinner, plus beer & wine Alcohol Packages: Upgraded bar packages begin at $10/person Food and Beverage Minimums: Around $6,000 (this amount significantly increases for a buy-out of the space)

**Keep in mind that restaurants like to change up their private dining menus seasonally. When it's time for you to choose a rehearsal dinner space, ask for their most recent menu (if its not already on their website!) to see if there are any changes!**