Holiday Party Planning

If you drew the short straw and are in charge of your office holiday party this year, don't despair.  With enough foresight, you can plan an amazing bash that will earn you office bragging rights for the next 12 months.  Here are some restaurants that are touting their private party space for the holidays.  Call sooner rather than later to book your space.

Tavern at the Park,130 E. Randolph St. 312-552-0070.
With views of Millennium Park and four private dining spaces, Tavern at the Park is a classy event space for parties from 10 to 100.

Brasserie JO, 59 W. Hubbard St. 312-595-0800.
An extensive wine list and various sized private spaces including a semiprivate winter garden with floor to ceiling walls of glass could lead to many a scandalous story at the water cooler the next day.

Carnivale, 702 W Fulton St. 312-850-3017.
This raucous, colorful restaurant has no less than seven private rooms, including one that can accommodate up to 275.

Gioco, 1312 S Wabash Ave. 312-939-3870.
If you're looking for a speakeasy feel for your holiday soiree, look no further than Gioco.  For an office that is all about hearty eats -- pastas, steaks and wood-fired pizzas -- this would be an excellent option.

Le Lan, 749 N Clark St. 312-280-9100.
The upstairs dining room has a similar feel to the rest of the restaurant with the exposed brick walls and dark wood accents, but it's private. Consider Le Lan for a party of 10-70 people.

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