An intimate destination for special gatherings, The Wine Vault provides a sophisticated setting with a temperature-controlled wall of wine, contemporary furnishings and artwork. Designed as an homage to classic “chef’s table” meant for private dining, it serves to complement the chef's progressive fare and can seat up to 20 guests.

Guests seeking a higher level of privacy have the option of dining in their own VIP Chicago private dining venue located on the hotel’s second floor. The versatile upstairs space at The James Chicago can accommodate events of various ambiances, from a relaxed lounge atmosphere or chic library setting, to a 300-guest reception and everything in between. Each event provides restaurant-style dining with menus curated by the hotel’s innovative culinary team.