Graduation Dining & Private Events in NYC


Celebrate your graduate in classic New York style at our iconic landmark locations. Whether you're planning an intimate family dinner near campus, hosting a seated dinner for ten, or throwing an elegant buffet party for 200 guests, let us assist you in creating a graduation celebration that is sure to delight your entire family, with veg-friendly and gluten-free options, plus kid-friendly menus for your discerning little diners.

Reserve your table or learn more about private dining options below.

The Sea Grill dining area
THE SEA GRILL 

Group Dining: 20-250 guests

Radio City Music Hall is the site of many NYC graduation ceremonies, from NYU's Tisch School to the Pratt Institute. Located just down the street, The Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center in Midtown is the NYC insiders' destination for the finest seafood in the city at one of the world’s most iconic landmark locations.

Rock Center Cafe dining area
ROCK CENTER CAFÉ 

Private Dining: 20-250 guests

Rock Center Café is a dazzling and legendary venue, also conveniently located in Rockefeller Center near Radio City Music Hall. Celebrate with seasonal American cuisine and exceptional dining ambiance, including outdoor seating and stunning views of the famed Prometheus statue.

Lincoln Ristorante exterior
LINCOLN RISTORANTE 

Group Dining: 8-175 guests

Steps away from The Juilliard School, Lincoln Ristorante offers Chef Shea Gallante's modern interpretation of Italian cuisine near Lincoln Center, complemented by panoramic views and exquisite fine-dining service.

Brasserie 8 1/2 dining area
BRASSERIE 8 ½ 

Group Dining: 10-500 guests

Featuring elegant French cuisine, world-class service, and four private event spaces, Brasserie 8 ½ is a stylish brasserie located just steps from Fifth Avenue on 57th Street, with original artwork by Léger, Matisse and others favored by the Louvre.

Yellow Magnolia Cafe dining area
YELLOW MAGNOLIA CAFÉ 

Group Dining: 8-72 guests

Yellow Magnolia Café offers modern, vegetable-focused cuisine in a one-of-a-kind setting nestled within the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's iconic landscape. Ideal for celebrating graduates from Brooklyn College, Pratt Institute, and other Brooklyn schools.

Nick + Stef's Steakhouse dining area in NYC
NICK + STEF'S STEAKHOUSE 

Group Dining: 10-250 guests

Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden is the site of several universities' commencement ceremonies, and this classic American steakhouse is directly adjacent to the Garden on West 33rd St., offering succulent steaks, the freshest seafood and signature side dishes.

Stella 34 Trattoria & Bar dining area
STELLA 34 TRATTORIA

Group Dining: 10-250 guests

Stella 34 Trattoria is a modern Italian trattoria with stunning views of the Empire State Building, conveniently located one block away from Madison Square Garden, the site of several NYC graduation ceremonies.

Rowland's dining area
ROWLAND'S BAR & GRILL

Group Dining: 10-125 guests

Steps away from Madison Square Garden and located in Macy's iconic Herald Square flagship store, Rowland's is the perfect place for an informal post-graduation gathering, with modern American gastropub cuisine and classic cocktails.

State Grill and Bar dining area
STATE GRILL AND BAR

Group Dining: 20-250 guests

An elegant restaurant located in the Empire State Building, just two blocks east of Madison Square Garden, STATE offers Art Deco ambience and Chef Priscilla Yeh's innovative cuisine.

Three sleek rooms on the concourse level offer exceptional private dining experiences and space for exclusive events.