BEST PRIVATE DINING ROOMS

We checked out dozens of private rooms at restaurants downtown, in River North, the Gold Coast, Randolph Market District, Pilsen and the Near North Side to identify the top spots for intimate business meals. We've updated last year's batch and added 35 new spaces. Food and beverage minimums don't include tax or tip. Prices and menu items subject to change. All are wheelchair accessible, unless noted.

By Anne Moore and Anne Spiselman

FULTON MARKET KITCHEN

311 N. Sangamon St. | 312-733-6900 | FultonMarketKitchen.com

Private Gallery seats 10-12

Decor: An oasis of calm in this newcomer's chaos of art, gleaming Private Gallery boasts works by Fulton Market Gallery director Franklin Riley, mirrored ceiling and reclaimed-wood table by Alex Morales (Smartmouth Designs).

Cuisine: Globally influenced; often prepared with ingredients from Fulton Market; set, tasting and customized menus, or order from regular menu.

Cost: $1,200-$2,000 minimum