Hottest Spots for DFW Area Rehearsal Dinners
by Miranda Fogel June 22
What better way to kick off your wedding weekend and give your wedding party and most special guests a fun, receptive and tasty welcome than a rehearsal dinner at one of the best dining spots in DFW? Check out our latest list of Rehearsal Dinner Hotspots that’ll be sure please any palate and budget! From fine-dining steak houses to more casual low-key barbecue joints, we’ve got you and your guests covered! Scroll through for more details and check out each website for booking information.
Privé – Located inside the Westin Galleria hotel, Privé can hold up to 80 guests for a large group rehearsal dinner. As part of The Second Floor restaurant, this private area takes the best from the renowned menu to customize your choice of bites and drinks for your big evening, ensuring your guests will have a meal and weekend kick off to remember!
Photo: Melinda Ortley
Reunion Tower – For a delicious dinner with views to match, there’s no better match for seeing Dallas from 50 stories up than the infamous Reunion Tower! Wolfgang Puck‘s restaurant Five Sixty features a menu of creative and contemporary Asian, with a wine list boasting over 400 labels, making this and ideal choice for an elevated dining experience. A rotating bar and floor to ceiling windows offer a full 360 degree view of Dallas for an experience (and photo opportunities) to remember for a lifetime!
Vestals – What started in 2008 as a backyard supper club has turned into one of the area’s best options for a true farm-to-table and locally sourced, made from scratch food experience. Vestals specializes in creating custom menus that cater to your taste needs as well as ingredients that are peak in their season to make your rehearsal dinner experience as delicious as possible.
Blue Mesa Grill – A long-loved Southwestern cuisine chain in the DFW area, Blue Mesa is a popular catering choice for rehearsal dinners with their delicious bites and fantastic drink options. From simple street tacos to fresh grilled seafoods, you’ll find the best of Texas classics infused with a Latin twist perfect for guests of all ages!
The Reserve Room at Venue Forty|50 – The Reserve Room is one of the largest private areas at Venue Forty|50, offering the opportunity to have a large-party rehearsal dinner with full on-site catering in a variety of options. Customize your menu to suit your evening, whether you’re looking to have a seated formal dinner or a more buffet-style spread with all of the works! The events staff is prepared to help you create your dream menu for all to enjoy!
SĒR Steak & Spirits – Located atop Dallas’ beloved Hilton Anatole, this steakhouse is putting a new spin on fine-dining classics through unique ingredients and exceptional flavors. Views of the Dallas skyline from the floor-to-ceiling windows make this an excellent option for the setting alone. Adding in a menu of delicious foods from fresh-catch seafood to market vegetable options make it an easy choice as one of the most popular DFW rehearsal dinner spots!
Jasper’s – Well-known for their famous “backyard cuisine,” Jasper’s takes classic comfort foods reimagined with creative ingredients to put a new spin on simple delights! A customizable menu allows for flexible food service options for your private dining experience; whether you prefer a five course menu or a seated family style celebration, the options are limitless when you work with Jasper’s exemplary events and sales staff to create your perfect kickoff night!
Abacus – This five-star Dallas restaurant is all about accommodation, from menu creating to seating arrangements, their team is there to help in every step of your rehearsal dinner planning. A fine-dining menu is available in a variety of options, with packages including coursed dinners of all types with seasonal ingredients to make the most of a menu perfect for your big night.
Fearing’s Restaurant – Known as “The Father of Southwest Cuisine,” chef Dean Fearing’s namesake restaurant is located inside Dallas’ Ritz Carlton restaurant and offers up some of the most delightful true to Texas dishes around! With seven areas within the restaurant, options and backdrops for your rehearsal dinner are plentiful and can include a menu custom selected to suit the needs of your dinner.
Magdalena’s – Born from the farm-to-table and fresh food practices of former Reata chef Juan Rodriguez, the Fort Worth supper club also offers catering and opens up their dinner space for special occasions like rehearsal dinners. From passed appetizers to fully seated, plated dinners, Magdalena’s offers plenty of options and packages to make your welcome night tasty and easy! Guests will appreciate the fantastic flavors of seasonal picks in this fresh and delicious food package.
Pinstripes – Built with the idea of bringing people together around good food and great fun, Pinstripes is a unique restaurant concept ideal for a more casual rehearsal dinner to get the weekend party started right! This Fort Worth hotspot offers game options for your pre or post dinner like bowling and bocce ball, perfect for a night of fun to set the tone for your wedding weekend!
Soulman’s Catering – With decades of experience under their belt, this well-known barbecue hotspot has sprouted locations all around the metroplex, making their ‘cue an easy pick for both convenient and tasty catering! A menu featuring a wide selection of meats and sides is personalized as best as possible to the desired cut of your choice. What better way to kick off the festivities than with delicious barbecue served in a fun, family style setting?
Other Local Vendors: Hilton Anatole Dallas, Blue Mesa Grill, Jasper's Catering, Abacus, Venue Forty|50, Reunion Tower, Pinstripes, Fearing's Restaurant