Wedding

12 Restaurants to Host Your Rehearsal Dinner

From a popular local sports bar to a fine dining establishment offering California-style cuisine, here are a dozen restaurants that offer private spaces for hosting the perfect rehearsal dinner.

August 9, 2021

Bunny’s Bar & Grill

Bunny’s Bar & Grill, a Twin Cities institution since 1933, has grown into THE premier Minnesota sports bar. A favorite local hangout, they’ve built their reputation on serving great breakfast, lunch and dinner and frequently have line’s out the door on Sunday mornings. Known for their classic American cuisine, Bunny’s offers fresh salads, pizza and pasta, juicy burgers made with premium Angus beef, homemade soups and sandwiches, plus over 20 craft beers on tap. They offer private space for up to 80.

four smiling women with cocktails making a toast

CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar

CRAVE is designed to be a dining event unlike any other. They combine quality-sourced ingredients, chic ambiance, outstanding service and a diverse menu to create an unforgettable experience. Their menu features vibrant American cuisine, including vegetarian and gluten-sensitive options, and the freshest sushi, along with an extensive wine list, creative cocktails and mocktails, and a variety of sake. They have 3 completely private dining rooms and multiple semi-private spaces for up to 60 guests.

private room at Kips

Kip’s Irish Pub

Kip’s is an authentic Irish pub with ample seating, big screen TVs, and a large patio with a fire pit. They pride themselves on serving some of the best pub food around. Start with their Irish spring rolls in red pepper aioli or the walleye fingers. Walleye fish & chips and an angus burger topped with bacon are popular choices. Kips’ offers three private dining rooms – Molly, Finnegan, and Snug – with seating for up to 100 guests.

private room set up for event

McCoy’s Public House

A neighborhood gem since 2003, McCoy’s is a family-owned, stylish restaurant that features spacious, comfortable booths, a large bar area with numerous big-screen TV’s, a more formal dining area and a lovely patio. McCoy’s is known for their modern American comfort food, such as their signature Mac & Cheese, brick oven pizzas and burgers. They offer a private event space that seats 40 comfortably and features a cozy fireplace. They can create a menu that ranges from passed appetizers and cocktails to a full plated dinner.

private dining room at Mill Valley Kitchen

Mill Valley Kitchen

A refined, farm to table eatery offering California-inspired cuisine and cocktails in a relaxed setting. The restaurant is a tribute to the Mill Valley Region of Northern California. MVK utilizes sustainable and locally sourced meats, produce and the finest seafoods. The focus is fresh, feel-good food. They also offer a variety of options to accommodate special dietary needs. MVK’s cozy private dining room is perfect for groups of up to 18. They offer a la carte dining, as well as prix fixe menus of the host’s choice. The restaurant is also available for full or partial buyouts for larger groups.

party room at Park Tavern

Park Tavern

The Park Tavern, a landmark in St. Louis Park for over 60 years, offers bowling lanes, arcade games & billiards, an expansive outdoor patio, and a restaurant and bar. Known for their award-winning burgers and made-to-order pizzas, The Park Tavern serves classic American fare in a casual setting. Capable of hosting groups of up to 500 people, they offer private and semi-private dining rooms and a variety of plated or buffet options.

lodge seating area of Punch Bowl

Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social prides itself on providing serious foodertainment and real-world funning. They’re known for their legendary punches, craft beverages (with or without booze), scratch kitchen food that’s fit for foodies and endless gaming options. They can provide 25,000 sq. ft. of fun, with a dirty modern, outdoorsy yet indoorsy vibe. They have several semi-private spaces that can be reserved for a killer rehearsal dinner. The full venue accommodates up to 1,000 guests.

Rojo Room decorated for event

Rojo Mexican Grill

Rojo Mexican Grill is known for serving novel culinary creations and traditional Mexican dishes, such as quesadillas and enchiladas, but with bold new flavors or in unique presentations. They also have one of the largest collections of tequila and mezcal in the metro area. The Rojo Room, with seating for 60, features a private bar, entrance, restrooms and patio.

Private room at Taste of India

Taste of India

Taste of India provides made-from-scratch Indian cuisine with an artful blend of exotic ingredients. All dishes are prepared fully flavored with raw spices and original sauces for an unforgettable feast to your senses. A special tandoor, a traditional Indian oven made of clay, lends an exotic scent and taste to dishes such as tandoori chicken, naan, seekh kabobs and chicken tikka. They also serve mouth-watering curry dishes and a wide selection of vegetarian options. They offer an elegant private room with space for up to 50 guests.

The Local

With its cozy snugs and gleaming wooden pub tables, The Local West End is your go-to place for traditional Irish fare, watching the game and throwing back a pint or two. The space features a hand-carved back bar and short snugs with tall ceilings and cut class reflecting the lighting of another era. Dine on Irish classics such as corned beef & cabbage or fish & chips. Toast to your upcoming nuptials with a perfectly poured Guinness or a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey. The Cooper Room, with wood paneling and decorative tin ceiling, offers seating for 40.

the spacious bar in The Loop

The Loop

The Loop is a vibrant, West End restaurant with a classy, yet comfortable décor and a large variety of menu options, from appetizers and salads to sandwiches and pizza. They also offer an innovative and cleverly named cocktail menu, with drinks such as the Mary Ann & Ginger and Resting Spritz Face. The Loop offers private space for 30 and party space for up to 200.

group of women having dessert

Yum! Kitchen & Bakery

Yum! is a café and bakery serving made-from-scratch eats, seasonal favorites and signature cupcakes, cookies, and cakes. Their mission is to serve great food for now or for later, preparing the best food for each season. All their dishes are made from scratch. Dinner selections include amablu crusted beef tenderloin, salmon, and roasted chicken. The atmosphere in Yum! is bright and airy and they offer a private room for up to 40 people.

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