There's always reason to throw a dinner party. Whether it's a special occasion, professional meeting, or your friends are long overdue for a gathering, Ballard is a wonderful place to host any type of celebration. We recently wrote about hosting an event at our amazing Olympic Rooftop Pavilion—a dreamlike setting for a large event. If you’re seeking a smaller venue for a more intimate gathering, look no further than our very own Stoneburner and sister restaurant Bastille.

Stoneburner, located on the ground floor of Hotel Ballard, welcomes you to host and facilitate any type of special occasion. The menu is designed with the guest and season in mind in order to cater to the needs of your event. Stoneburner is open for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and brunch on the weekends. Each menu offers fresh, seasonal dishes that can be customized for private events. For a small gathering, reserve a table in the contemporary restaurant. For a more private setting, consider renting out the Wine Room, an intimate space ideal for parties up to 12 people. Customized cocktails, wine pairings and wine dinners are available.

Click here to inquire about a private party of 15 or more at Stoneburner.

Just down the street on historic Ballard Avenue NW is Bastille French Cafe & Bar. This charming eatery embodies the spirit of Paris within Seattle's "most soulful" neighborhood. Bastille provides various formats for private events to best suit your needs. Parties of up to 16 guests can be accommodated in the dining room or charming patio terrace, up to 60 guests on the terrace itself, and up to 100 guests in the gorgeous Back Bar. Menus and style of service are customizable—an appetizer and cocktail reception is a fun "mix and mingle" format for large parties. A three-course meal either family style or individually plated is a great option for dinner parties of 30-50 people. You can also choose a market-style menu selected by our chef, or customize your own private events menu. Whatever you envision for your special occasion, Bastille can make it happen!

Click here to inquire about an event at Bastille Café & Bar.

Both of these restaurants are conveniently located close to Hotel Ballard so that you and/or your visiting guests will be close to the venue. Click here to check room availability at Ballard’s most luxurious accommodation!