Looking for a place to host a holiday gathering?

Here are a few of our favorites.

Enjoy a French Family Dinner at Bistrot La Minette, 623 S. Sixth Street. Chef Peter Woolsey will serve up a delish, authentic French meal family style so everyone can share a number of dishes rich in flavors and textures. If you haven’t yet given this yummy eatery a try yet, please do. We highly recommend it. bistrotlaminette.com.

And with the NEW Vietnam Café opening at 816 S. 47th Street, we now have a gorgeous space that features affordable dining and the best Vietnamese cuisine. Benny Lai’s new pride and joy features multiple private rooms that can accommodate 12 people or up to 40 people. It’s the ideal place for a fun event in a brand new, gorgeous space. This has to be the hippest, coolest Asian restaurant in the city. Check them out at eatatvietnam.com.

London Grill at 23rd and Fairmount may not be the newest hotspot in town, but it’s still one of our favorites. The gracious hospitality and creative cocktails offered by owner Terry McNally and her staff can’t be beat. And chef Michael McNally always puts out food our friends and family enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a stand-up cocktail reception with a terrific bar menu in a private dinning room or would rather dine over a multi-course, memorable meal paired with complimentary wines, this is one restaurant we never tire of, check them out at londongrill.com.

Meme, Chef David Katz’s intimate 40 seater is a great space for a private party. His open kitchen puts star chef center stage and his soulful cooking is solid, no fuss, no mess. David has a knack for transforming the mundane into the memorable. So if you’re looking for an intimate party space with great food, we suggest you book your holiday party now. Meme is located at 2201 Spruce Street in Philadelphia. memerestaurant.com.

Our suburban Philadelphia favorite is Funky lil Kitchen, a BYOB where Chef Michael Falcone works his magic and helps guests design personalized party menus. Located at 232 King Street in Pottstown, this hot spot is ideal for parties of eight to 30. The open kitchen gives you direct access to the chef. And this chef is happy to provide cooking tips. So if you’re looking to learn more about searing tuna or seasoning a steak, this might be an ideal location for a holiday party. funkylilkitchen.com.

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