What are you doing for the holidays? The city's restaurants aim to help!

Atlanta restaurants are helping cope with the holiday season, offering a variety of options for entertaining guests and hosting private parties.

The city’s finest dining spots are offering accommodations for all holiday gathering needs. Several restaurants are also offering gift card promotions that make the perfect holiday present for friends and family.

Atkins Park Tavern in Virginia-Highland offers guests a spirited atmosphere with a little bit of history, making it a one of a kind spot to gather with friends. The tavern provides a room located in the upstairs area of the restaurant accommodating 30 guests for a sit-down dinner or 50 guests for a cocktail reception. Atkins Park Tavern in Virginia-Highland is located at 794 North Highland Avenue. To reserve the private room for an upcoming holiday party, call 404-876-7249. Atkins Park in Smyrna is located at 2840 Atlanta Road Southeast; 770-435-1887. For more information, visit www.atkinspark.com

Fifth Group Restaurants® provides options for private and group dining at each of their Atlanta-area restaurants. In the heart of Midtown, Ecco offers a chic private dining room that seats up to 58 guests or on their patio that seats 75. Lure, serving Atlantans the freshest seafood, is providing private dining in three different rooms, for parties that range from 15 to 50 people. South City Kitchen Midtown  is offering private dining options for parties of 16 people up to 180 people. La Tavola Trattoria in Virginia-Highland offers a private patio as well as indoor seating, accommodating between 30 to 120 people. Another Virginia-Highland restaurant, The Original El Taco, rents out both the patio area and restaurant, seating 75 to 100 guests inside. Finally, South City Kitchen Vinings, offers private dining for parties ranging between 30 and 230 people. Bold American and Studio 887 offer off- and on-premise upscale catering for other event options. For more information, visit the company’s private dining pagewww.fifthgroup.com

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar  in Dunwoody offers diners both lunch and dinner private room options with rewards. Private dining rooms range in size, from seating 24 guests or up to 70 guests for a cocktail reception. There is no room rental fee, only food and beverage minimums. Those who book their event by Friday, November 30 will receive a $50 dining certificate for every $500 spent. The restaurant is also offering a bonus gift card of $20 for every $100 spent. Guests can enter to win a trip for two to Napa Valley by purchasing the customizable gift cards online in November and December.The bonus cards are valid for food and beverage only, and can be redeemed from Tuesday, January 1 through Sunday, February 10. To book a private room, guests can call (404) 782-1236 or email Jenny Whyte-Albers at pdatlanta@flemingssteakhouse.com. Fleming’s is located at 4501 Olde Perimeter Way;770-698-8112. www.flemingssteakhouse.com

At the “junction” of Howell Mill and Huff Roads in Atlanta’s Westside Urban Market, JCT. Kitchen & Bar and its accompanying 2,000-square-foot skyline terrace can accommodate up to 200 guests and looks out over the historic neighborhood, while the main dining room holds up to 165 people. To discuss private event options, contact Valerie Mosley at 678-536-6506. JCT. Kitchen & Bar is located at 1198 Howell Mill Road; 404-355-2252. www.jctkitchen.com

While most guests may be accustomed to stopping at Market Street Café on their lunch breaks, the space can also be rented out for private events. For a seated dinner, the Buckhead café can accommodate up to 125 people and the outdoor patio can seat an additional 75 guests. For cocktails andhors d’oeuvres, the café can hold close to 250 people and approximately 100 on the patio. For larger parties, the entire restaurant may be rented. Market Street Café can be reserved after 4 p.m. on weekdays and any time on the weekends. Market Street Café is located at 3475 Piedmont Road.www.themarketstcafe.com

No. 246 in Decatur is offering patrons the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season. Guests can purchase $100 gift cards and receive a $20 bonus card for every $100 spent. These gift cards make great holiday gifts for friends, or frequent diners can stock up on extra spending at the restaurant. Bonus gift cards cannot be redeemed the same day as purchased. No. 246 is located at 129 East Ponce De Leon Avenue; 678-399-8246. www.no246.com

Located in West Midtown’s White Provision complex, Ormsby’s  is the perfect space for any holiday gathering. The private lounge room accommodates parties of up to 40 guests and the private bocce room can hold up to 125. The bocce room gives guests private access to one bocce court, skee ball machine and a shuffleboard table. The bar is also customizable with a bartender, allowing guests to have specialty drinks suited for a holiday party theme. Both rooms come with a game shelf full of board games for entertainment. Rooms are secured by a food and beverage minimum purchase agreement and rentals start no later than 7 p.m. All guests in the party must be 21 and over for events starting after 6 p.m.  Ormsby’s is located at 1170 Howell Mill Road, Suite 20; 404-968-2033. www.ormsbysatlanta.com

The Pinewood in Decatur gathers family and friends into their Southern, comforting atmosphere to celebrate the holiday season. The restaurant can host a private cocktail party with up to 100 people or a 60-person seated dinner. For a larger, social cocktail party, the restaurant can clear the tables inside to fit up to 150 guests. The Pinewood is located at 254 West Ponce de Leon Avenue in Decatur; 404-373-5507. www.pinewoodtr.com

For a fun get-together in the heart of Midtown, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant offers a semi-private dining space that seats 10 guests comfortably. Larger gatherings can rent out RA’s upstairs area which easily accommodates up to 100 guests. The Midtown sushi spot has also simplified holiday shopping by offering a gift card promotion. For every $50 in gift cards purchased from Monday, November 12 – Monday, December, 31 buyers will receive a complementary $10 bonus card, valid from Wednesday, January, 2 – Sunday, March 31. RA Sushi Bar Restaurant is located at 1080 Peachtree Street; 404-267-0114. www.rasushi.com

Ray’s Restaurants has three different atmospheres for private holiday dining. Ray’s on the River, Atlanta’s premier riverfront restaurant, can accommodate parties of up to 200 guests with their semi-private banquet facilities in addition to a permanent tent, also accommodating up to 200 people. For more intimate gatherings in town, Ray’s in the City has both private and semi-private dining rooms available that accommodate up to 45 people. Ray’s Killer Creek, an Alpharetta favorite, has several different room options and accommodates parties up to 300 people. If guests book a room by Wednesday, November 21 at Ray’s Killer Creek, they will receive an additional $100 gift card.  All three locations offer a variety of menu selections that can be adjusted for any event. Each Ray’s restaurant is offering gift card promotions. They are offering a “Cyber Monday” promotion, where patrons can purchase a $100 gift card online for just $75. In addition, all locations will be giving out scratch off gift cards in restaurant during the holidays. Offers will include 15 percent or 25 percent off of a meal, valid in January and February. Gift cards can be purchased either online or in restaurants. For more information on private dining at one of Ray’s Restaurants or purchasing gift cards, visit the company’s website. Ray's on the River is located at 6700 Powers Ferry Road; 770-955-1187. Ray’s Killer Creek is located at 1700 Mansell Road; 770-649-0064. Ray’s in the City is located at 240 Peachtree Street NW; 404-524-9224.www.raysrestaurants.com

Atlanta’s popular farm-to-table restaurant, Woodfire Grill, offers options for parties of any size. There are multiple private rooms including "The Mezzanine," which can be divided into three private rooms or one large space that can seat up to 50 guests. For smaller get-togethers, “The Loft" is privately located in the upstairs area, offering an intimate and cozy environment for up to 22 people. Woodfire Grill also has a covered patio where guests can enjoy a standing cocktail party of up to 75 or a private seated affair for 30. Woodfire Grill is located at 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road; 404-347-9055.www.woodfiregrill.com

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