The Dinner Party to End All Dinner Parties: Which Restaurant Would You Pick?

With thousands of restaurants to choose from, where would you host The Dinner Party to End All Dinner Parties?

Do you want to win a dinner party for you and nine friends — plus a limo ride to ensure you all arrive in style? Of course, you do! I mean, who wouldn’t! So, be sure you enter the OpenTable + UrbanDaddy “The Dinner Party to End All Dinner Parties” giveaway. You’ll score a $3,000 dinner party — and a night to remember!

But, wait! There’s more! That’s right, dear diners. We want to know what restaurant you’d pick to host your dinner party, if you were the lucky winner! Tell us here in our comments, over on Facebook, or on Twitter to be eligible to win free Dining Rewards Points! We’ll be giving away 100 points each day to five different diners through Friday! If you tweet where you’d eat, use the hashtag #dinnerparty so we’re sure to see it!

So, tell us — which restaurant would you pick for The Dinner Party to End All Dinner Parties?



  1. Marie Fisher says

    My first choice for a dinner party for 10 would be Frances, which is truly my favorite restaurant of the moment (and I’m actually able to snag reservations thanks to OpenTable!).

    My second choice would have to be Farina. It’s another long-time favorite that I discovered thanks to OpenTable’s 1000-pt reservations!

  2. Lusa Silva says

    I would love to have a Grand Dinner Party at the Colisseum in Salem, New Hampshire. I haven’t been there in many years but I know Annibale is still there so it’s still fabulous. This location is close to my family and older friends.

    My second choice would be at O’s Restaurant in Concord, where I enjoyed a fabulous meal last evening. Concord, NH has become my home and O’s is the best restaurant in town for steaks and seafood, which I adore.

  3. Kim Y says

    Without a doubt, Gladstone’s in Long Beach! The view, the food and the service can not be beat 🙂

  4. says

    I would love to have a Grand Dinner Party at Citronelle in Washington, DC. I love the food, the whimsical environment, and especially the desserts!

    My second choice would be BourbonSteak in Washington, DC. Duck fat fries!!

  5. Sharon says

    In fantasy, I’d choose Nob Hill, or Perilla. However, in reality, Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro here in VA.

  6. TJS says

    If I were to win “The Dinner Party to End All Dinner Parties” contest, I would choose my local Ruth’s Chris. The food and the service truly are spectacular.

  7. says

    If I were to win “The Dinner Party to End All Dinner Parties” contest I would choose Restaurant Orsay in Jacksonville, FL. I can walk from my house if I choose, they have great chilled seafood, foie gras, steak & mussel and frites. Not to mention delicious house infused vodkas for the best drinks around. They also have house red, white and champagne that is good for reasonable prices. The music playing is a great ipod mix a number of songs are already on my ipod. The staff including the chef and manager feel like old friends. Even the soap in the bathroom is superb I had to buy it from a local vendor Peacock Republic – Lemongrass love. Yes If I had the dinner party to end all parties I would ask for the private room in the back with the fantastic wallpaper and I would treat my friends to a glorious night. We’d start with a french pear martini all around and split some escargot over wild musrooms and sea scallop tartare. Then move onto a house red wine steak frites, scottish salmon over root veggies, carolina trout glazed haricots verts, Marcona almonds, fingerling potatoes, lemon brown butter vinaigrette for dessert I’d have to see what sort of ice creams the chef has made the irish car bomb trio would be great (scoop of guiness, jameson and bailey’s) but the apple tart and carrot cake are to die for too.

  8. Jan Wieczerzak says

    Who would turn down a chance to have a dinner party at Buddakan in Philadelphia. It would be a struggle to narrow my list of friends down because everyone I know loves this restaurant – but I would welcome the chance to do that! Philly has a lot of great restaurants but Stephen Starr is the leader of all!

  9. Laura Gramling says

    If I were to win … 9 of my favorite people and I would take a limo to Fredrick, MD and be wined and dined at Volt.

  10. Ann Gruber says

    I would LOVE to have a dinner party at Buddakan in Philadelphia – it’s always been one of my favorite restaurants in Philly, it’s a great atmosphere for large groups, great for sharing and the food is consistently awesome!!!!!!

  11. Nick Holland says

    I would pick Charlie Palmer’s restaurant in DC or Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in

  12. Milagros Ramos says

    The best place I have been so far and keep going back is La Costanera, in Montara California (15 minutes from San Francisco). You can dress up and have a fancy and tasty dinner and after your dinner you can grab a couple of drinks and head out to the patio and enjoy the smell of the sea and if you don’t mind getting sand on your feet you can actuallly take a walk on the beach or place a blanket and watch the sunset. La Costanera is my favorite place 🙂

  13. says

    My “dinner party to end all dinner parties” would be in Madison Wisconsin at Fresco. Out on the rooftop garden overlooking the skyline and the state capital, with room to eat and mingle with everyone, enjoying the summer night in one of the most livable cities in the US.

  14. Antonia Ellis says

    I would dine at Per Se @ Time Warner Center near Central Park. Had the pleasure of dining there using my $100 dining check earned @ Open Table. Tasting menu, custom made to your preferences. Points well spent!

  15. Michelle Denault says

    There is absolutely no question!! I would adore a dinner party at Gracie’s in Providence, RI. Their service and food is fantastic!

  16. Ngoc Janjua says

    If I was to win this contest, I would choose Komi in DC to have my dinner party.

  17. says

    I would choose Positano Coast in Philadelphia because I LOVE the atmosphere there. (food good too!) But I eat there all the time, so maybe I should choose another?? 😉 How about driving from one course to the next since we have use of a wonderful limo!!! So Many Great Restaurants to Choose From HERE!!!

  18. Andrea Shapoff says

    For great food, great service and a fantastic view I would have my dinner party at East Hampton Point in East Hampton, New York. It would be a special place to celebrate a special occasion!

  19. yvonne says

    my 50th birthday is looming ahead and I would love the opportunity to celebrate in style and the Jefferson Hotel’s Lemaire restaurant in Richmond VA. It would be a memorable event to be able to share my birthday at Lemaire in style and take the sting out of this birthday milestone!

  20. Alisa McCall says

    First Choice: The Capital Grille in downtown Minneapolis- the best steaks EVER!!

    Second Choice: Axel’s Chanhassen- REALLY GOOD Ciopinno and Chocolate Martinis

  21. Wanda says

    Just thinking about the KC metro area–Bluestem (wonderful service and presentation) or Cafe Sebastienne (great food) and maybe The American (with such a nice dining room and view). If it were possible to go elsewhere I’d need more thinking time!

  22. LouAnn says

    Definitely Jag’s Steak & Seafood in West Chester, OH. Something for everyone! YUM

  23. Dave Fisher says

    First choice: Lake Park Bistro in Milwaukee, WI.
    Second choice is Heaven City in Mukwanago, WI.

  24. Melissa says

    If I were chosen, I’d take my family and a few of my good friends to Ruth’s Chris Restaurant, in Richmond, VA. Ruth’s Chris is one of our very favorite restaurants to go to. 5 Stars every time!

  25. says

    This is obscene. Do you know how many people $3000 would feed and for how long? Shame on you for this audacious display of conspicuous consumption. You should donate the $3000 to your local soup kitchen.

  26. Christine says

    I would love bring my friends and family to Mexique! It is new, hip, and has received fabulous reviews. I have not been there yet and it is definitely on my To Do list! Another great new restaurant is Epic..and if the outing took place during nice weather, we could end our meal with a drink on the rooftop bar! How fun!

  27. Kristin says

    I would pick Piccola Venezia in the Northend of Boston. It’s perfect for large groups and everything tast like your Nona made it.

  28. Ed says

    An elegant dinner will be held at Pelago in Chicago. My friends and family will enjoy the setting as if we all were in Piedmonte. Great wine pairings coupled with homemade pasta and entrays to die for!

  29. Mike D says

    I would choose L’Auberge Chez Francois because I’ve heard so many great things about it but have never had the opportunity to go. Or I ‘d choose my current favorite D.C. restaurant Blue Duck Tavern.

  30. Michael Kaplan says

    The best restaurant to treat my nine best friends is Flemings Prime Steakhouse in San Antonio. The food is fabulous, the service is excellent and the wine list uncomparable. This WOULD be a dinner party to end all dinner parties!

  31. Lynn says

    Season’s 52 in Orlando is my choice! The food is wonderful and almost guilt-free!!!

    I cannot get the link to enter to work either. I have tried over 10 times….

  32. Renee says

    Bacchanalia in Atlanta is where I would have my ultimate dinner party.

    I’m trying to enter but the website keeps saying “Processing” but never completes.

  33. MaryAnne Smyly says

    We’d easily head over to Acero in a heartbeat. Backup plan would be Prime 1000. Delicious!

  34. says

    My hubby is celebratn his 40th n would be so awesome to win & celebrate w friends..1st choice The Capital Grille(Atl)..2nd choice Dolce & 3rd The Melting Pot!

  35. says

    My pick for a fabulous dinner for 10 would have to be Basin’s on Church in Vienna, VA. I’ve chosen this place for a group of friends at Christmas. It was a lovely experience and they are oh so cordial there – fantastic food, wine and attentive people. I think it would be so much fun to invite the same crowd for a free dinner and transportation there too!

  36. Christy says

    Cinghaile in Baltimore, Harbor East. The food is exquisite, wine pairings are right on point, and the atmosphere is sophisticated and fun. I love this place! (just wish it were more affordable!)

  37. Trevor says

    I would choose Steakhouse 10 in Englewood, CO. Phenomenal restaurant which has become a hidden gem of Denver. My family loves it and that is exactly who I would take. Mom, Dad, sis’s and bro-in-laws. Sorry gang, no kids for this event. Just adults and let’s enjoys a steak and lots of VINO!

  38. Tom Simms says

    Would love to leave a comment regarding my recommendation for a favorite restaurant along with my entry for the “give-away”, but cannot access the Open Table server and/or site.

  39. Matt Marek says

    My dinner party would definitely be at Erte/Peacock Lounge in Northeast Minneapolis or at Barrio in Downtown Minny (My first booking through OpenTable)! #buttkisseralert

  40. paul says

    I tried to register for this but the site does not seem to be working. It just sits there saying “Processing”. Anyone else seen this?

  41. Jennifer says

    I would choose Amada in Philadelphia hands down!! Jose Garces is the new philly STARR and his creative tapas at this old city location will blow you away. From the quail stuffed with sausage to the crab claws to the unexplicably wonderful “Fried Cream” dessert there is nothing not clever and tasty on the menu. My friends would make me queen for the day for feeding them at this wonderful restaurant!

  42. Ihuoma Bailey says

    I would take my family to either Chima or Morton’s in Charlotte, NC or Ruth’s Chris in Savannah, GA.

  43. Justin S. says

    Without a doubt, any of Marc Vetri’s restaurants in Philadelphia. I recently had the opportunity to try some of his food at a local industry event, but don’t quite have the money to be able to splurge at any of his places. If money weren’t an option, I would get a private room at his most exclusive restaurant, wine and dine all of my friends, and leave a hefty tip. Also, getting the opportunity to meet Chef Vetri would be a nice bonus.

  44. says

    Barbara Lynch’s newest restaurant, Menton, in Boston is an extravagance that I would love to experience with a small group of good friends.

  45. Chris says

    No brainer: If celebrating in Las Vegas, Bouchon at The Venetian. If home in Minneapolis, Restaurant Alma.

  46. John says

    I had a lot of problems with this site too. Never could get it to register. Thought the e-mail message I got was a hoax because I put in the information and the ‘enter” button would float, as soon as I went to click on it it disappered. Very disappointing performance from what has been to now a very reliable site. If i ever get to register the party would be at Marsh Browns in New Hope, PA.

  47. Pam says

    Paul, me too. I can’t enter. I have tried numerous ties, using three different browsers. Never gets past “processing” very frustrating!

  48. Susan McPherson says

    Ebbitt Room in Cape May, NJ. The food is the best I have ever had. The ambiance is perfect. Located just a half a block from the ocean. You can even reserve a table outdoors.

  49. says

    It would be nice if this was legit..can’t enter contest, because the site doesn’t move past “processing”.

  50. says

    Thanks for the interest in The Dinner Party to End All Dinner Parties. @UrbanDaddy is experiencing server issues. Stay tuned for an update.

    Thank you for your patience,

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  51. Julie McMahon says

    For me, it would depend on the timing. If I was traveling to Florida, there is no question that I would want to dine with friends at SEASONS 52 (one of the best restaurants on the planet IMHO). If I was traveling to New Orleans, there are too many to choose from. In Memphis, it would be one of the downtown steakhouses or the Melting Pot. There are no Open Table restaurants in my city, and I have several trips planned later this summer and early fall that would be perfect for this type of contest. My trip in Florida later in October will have me visiting Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Jupiter and Boca Raton to visit friends that I haven’t seen in three years (since moving from Gainesville).

  52. Nancy says

    If I won the contest the place I would love to share with family and friends is The Goodstone Inn in Middleburg, Va.
    Chef Wm Walden would make a truly outstanding meal.

  53. kelle shugrue says

    Craigie on Main in Cambridge. Had the most amazing chef’s tasting menu on my birthday. Can’t wait to do it again.

  54. John says

    So many great choices- maybe the Fountain Room at the Four Seasons Philadelphia or The Green Room/Hotel Dupont in Delaware.

  55. Jeanie Harber says

    Artisan in Paso Robles, CA. Exquisite food, intimate setting, fine service, interesting menu – all beautifully presented while retaining a casual ambience.

  56. Geraldine Haniff says

    I would love to have family and friends dine at the 360 Restaurant at the top of the CN Tower, Toronto, or at the Toula Restaurant in downtown Toronto – what an incredibly special time together we would have not to mention the delicious food and absolutely priceless view!!

  57. JD says

    I would choose Le Bec Fin in Philly. The trick to entering is, upon entering your zip code, do NOT tab or even breath. Keep the cursor in the zip box. Click the Enter button and the screen will scroll down. You can then either enter your guests email addresses or skip this. You will then be entered into the contest.

  58. LJ Livingston says

    Hands down, no questions asked: Fleur de Lys, San Francisco! It would be my dream to celebrate with friends at this amazing place. I’ve been to Fleur de Lys in Vegas and SF is my dream destination. I love FRENCH food because it’s all about the sauce, the details, and comfort. If I had to pick a San Diego restaurant, it would be the Blue Point for sure. I love seafood and I LOVE their emphasis on fresh and SERVICE. Oh what a night ……. but honestly, the best ingredient to good times is friendship, so if I could dine with my love and 8 friends …. even Pizza rocks! Right because it’s about spending time with the people we LOVE.

  59. Linda says

    I would go to Firefly on Paradise in Las Vegas. That place is AWESOME!! Everyone gets what they want of a lot of different things! The drinks are fabulous and the service is terrific! Great night out!

  60. Sara Fee Wappler says

    The 360 Restaurant
    Is the one I would choose
    For its “delicious” dining
    And “breathtaking” views!

    Atop the CN Tower
    We’ll wine and we’ll dine
    While “laughter” resounds
    As we catch up on old times

    And gazing out the windows
    In “awe” we will be
    At each “amazing” view
    That’s before us to see

    For the “360” revolves
    From Toronto’s vibrant city
    To reveal Lake Ontario’s
    Beauty and tranquility!

    Yes my family and friends
    Who are so “special” to me
    Would treasure “forever”
    This truly incredible “memory”!!

  61. Diana S says

    We’d have to invite less friends and fly out to Calif.: The French Laundry! If we stayed in town, the limo could carry us out to Vermillion to Chez Francois.

  62. Anne says

    My vote is the Cape May Washington Inn. Was this contest extended? I thought it was over on 21st.

  63. Mark says

    Just received (6/27) an email from Open Table advertising this “Dinner Party to end all Dinner Parties” and on the email it says the event ended on the 6/21 ?!? Thanks… woo hoo!

  64. Jessica says

    La Colonial, Benu or Gary Danko in SF. This would be an unforgettable dinner party!!!

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