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From family holiday parties to company fêtes, ’tis the season for group dining in Chicago, but finding the perfect spot for the occasion can be tricky. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up the city’s best options, of all sizes and styles, to meet your needs.
Cocktail Bar · East Village · $$$
A posh space filled with globe-trotting decor is the setting for New American fare and cocktails.
Best for: An exotic experience that's close to Downtown; folks who like eye-candy decor during dinner
Party options: This convivial, colorful restaurant was practically made for group dining, outfitted with various seating arrangements that can accommodate bigger parties. Depending on party size, guests can dine on couches along the wall with a Bali-inspired facade. Or they can sit at the Italian farmhouse-style tables on the opposite side of the room.