Private Events

Private Dining Menus

Balena’s private dining menus boast a seasonal selection of locally-sourced ingredients in Italian inspired dishes from Chef Chris Pandel. Private dining menus vary from passed appetizers during cocktail receptions, to multi-course family-style dinners. Compliment your event with a hand-crafted cocktail from our Italian mixology program – each cocktail showcasing a different Italian bitter – or explore a region of Italy through our extensive wine list.

The Wine Cellar

Beneath the main dining room, hides our most intimate private dining room, the Wine Cellar. The Wine Cellar boasts Balena’s rustic Tuscan decor, with its own oaken bar, uniquely backlit by a tapestry of vintage wines set into the wall and accentuated with a unique cast-iron safe (origin circa 1900). The fully-functional dining room offers a distinctive view into Balena’s Italian wine-closet, and is framed by distressed brick archways. The Wine Cellar accommodates up to 35 guests for a seated dinner or 60 guests for a standing reception.

Three built-in LCD televisions offer easy A/V programming. Craft your event’s playlist onto your smartphone or listening device and air your music through our house speakers.


Travel through Balena’s main dining room and up the stairs, and you will find the gorgeous Upstage Dining Room. The space overlooks our open kitchen and is flooded with natural light through our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows. With its own private bar, restrooms and volume control, it is the perfect space for any event from a rehearsal dinner, to client entertainment, to a pre-theater gathering. For a seated dinner, we can accommodate up to 55 guests and for a reception style gathering, we can accommodate up to 70 guests.

* Please note, the space is used for dining room seating on the weekends, so pricing will vary.

Our Private Events Director, Betsy Waldstein is happy to assist with requests for additional A/V requirements, floral arrangements, and other décor.

Download Our Private Events Packet