NoHo (North of Houston) may not get as much recognition as its sister neighborhood, SoHo – but the beautiful 19th century buildings are home to some of the coolest and longest-standing restaurants in the city. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite private dining rooms in this funky and chíc ‘hood.

Lafayette, Salle Privee
Capacity: 20 Seated

Lafayette is an everyday grand café and bakery in ceremony of French cooking at the corner of Lafayette Street and Great Jones Street in downtown Manhattan. The main dining room is big and buzzy, but you’ll feel right at (a very chíc) home in this private dining room.

Il Buco, Chef’s Table
Capacity: 18 Seated

Cozy, rustic, and carefully cluttered in the best way. This is one of the most special restaurants in NYC and you can enjoy it in your own privacy here.

Saxon + Parole, Panel Room
Capacity: 38 Seated, 45 Standing

This downtown New York equestrian-chic restaurant will make any Southerner feel at home. And then you’ll be reminded you live in Manhattan when you can order one on tap.

Acme, Downstairs
Capacity: 85 Seated, 120 Standing

Acme is back with a French-Italian themed menu – so you know you’ll please everyone here. Come for the dinner, stay for the dance club.

The Smile, Wine Cellar
Capacity: 20 Seated

The Smile, which opened in March 2009, is a cozy, subterranean café on picturesque Bond Street in Downtown Manhattan. Located in a landmark 1830s Federal-style townhouse, the café is firmly rooted in the local community and serves as a clubhouse of sorts serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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