Top Orange County Restaurants for Group Dining

Posted

October 11, 2017

Gathering a group for dinner is never an easy task, but these north Orange County restaurants make it easier than ever to relax with a drink in hand after an afternoon of meetings. Myriad options give planners the flexibility to reserve large tables or book private dining rooms for customizable experiences, all within 5 miles of the Anaheim Convention Center.

The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon

The high-end saloon and dance hall features an entire floor dedicated to private dining for groups of all sizes. Six different spaces can accommodate groups from 14 to 264, with amenities such as en-suite bars and kitchens and full AV systems with drop-down screens. theranch.com /// 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92805

Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

Menus for group events at this brewery-restaurant across from Angel Stadium are diverse, ranging from choose-your-own packages to buffet-style indulgence. Best of all are the customizable beverage packages, including a taster flight option with four 4-ounce brews that can be paired with menu choices. karlstrauss.com // 2390 E. Orangewood Ave., Ste. 100, Anaheim, CA 92806

The Fifth Anaheim

The city’s only rooftop lounge and restaurant offers nightly views of Disneyland Resort’s dazzling fireworks display—a perfect backdrop for a group event that incorporates seasonal craft cocktails and entrees from a globally influenced menu. thefifthoc.com // 1650 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

Bring a big group for a “Big Easy” ambience in the heart of Downtown Disney. Seven event spaces offer reception-style seating for up to 200 guests, plus extras like live jazz, balcony views and a selection of savory New Orleans Creole cuisine. rbjazzkitchen.com // 1590 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802

The Matador Cantina

A completely private banquet space welcomes up to 82 seated guests with a full private bar, separate entrance, AV hookups and industrial-cool ambience.For smaller groups indulging a meal before a night out in downtown Fullerton, The Matador also offers prix-fixe packages with no room booking fees for parties of up to 30 in the lounge or heated patio. thematador.com // 111 N. Harbor Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92832

Catal

An elegant evening out with the team starts in a private room on the second floor of Catal, overlooking Downtown Disney. Customize the menu of classics like steak and seafood for up to 35 guests and enjoy while faint strains of live music drift up from the plaza below. patinagroup.com // 1580 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802

House of Blues Anaheim

Private dinners for up to 70 seated guests can be booked in the restaurant’s ultra-exclusive Foundation Room, a swanky VIP lounge typically open to members only. houseofblues.com/anaheim // 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, CA 92802

FiRE + iCE Anaheim

Gather a group for an interactive, all-you-can-eat experience. Parties of up to 10 can reserve a table in the main dining room, but the expansive patio and fire pit can also be booked for larger functions. fire-ice.com // 400 Disney Way, Anaheim, CA 92802

The Catch

Its location next door to Angels Stadium makes The Catch an ideal spot to grab a bite before a game. Larger groups can book a room with a private bar and AV equipment or request the seafood-and-steak restaurant’s sizeable patio overlooking Katella Avenue. catchanaheim.com // 2100 E. Katella Ave. #104, Anaheim, CA 92806

The Pint House

Groups of 20 to 60 people can book a private room at this American gastropub, which serves up specialty beer cocktails and sharable plates like heart attack fries. thepinthouse.com // 1547 W. Katella Ave. #102, Orange, CA 92867

Grasslands Meat Market

Enjoy platters of sizzling steak, brisket and barbecue shrimp in a rustic, barn-like dining room that can be separated into two rooms for private parties of varying size. Order from the regular menu or work with the chef to create a customized culinary experience such as a prix fixe buffet with a selection of flavorful meats. grasslandsusa.com // 400 W. Disney Parkway #199, Anaheim, CA 92802