Private Parties & Special Events

The Bistro is here to help you from the planning stages of your event all the way through the actually event itself. We have over 15-years of experience and will guide you through the process to ensure that you don't make common mistakes that guest simply make while planning. We are here to make your event successful.

The Room

Our private room is located directly inside the front doors of the restaurant and adjacent to the bar area. The decor of the room is consistent with the rest of the Bistro and has large exposed wooden beams that truly give us an atmosphere like no other. The room is flexible for many different style events and can be organized in a number of different ways to suit your needs.

Dinner Service Style

dinner banquet menu

The Bistro can accommodate up to 40 people for a sit down dinner. Any function that entails more than 20 guests must have a select menu. You will be required to select 3 food options from our dinner banquet menu. Additionally, we do require that all food be on one check and may suggest pre-ordering based on the menu that is selected.

Cocktail Style

cocktail banquet menu

We can accommodate up to 55 people for a cocktail style event including space for a hors d'oeurve table. Any cocktail style event requires a minimum food order of $400 from our cocktail banquet menu. The Bistro offers a wide variety of food options for these types of events. The cocktail style events are much easier to plan and can be more cost effective. In addition, since these events are generally more casual attendance numbers generally are better.

Alcohol/Beverage Service

We offer a full bar for beer, wine and mixed drinks. Guests may or may not wish for alcohol to be included with their event. If you prefer your guest to be responsible for the own beverages, alcohol may be on separate guest checks however, 18% gratuity fee will be automatically added to each separate check.

Staffing Your Party/Event

We must have a confirmed guest count for your event no later than 1 business days prior. Once we have a confirmed guest count you will be responsible for paying a per plate price for each missing guest. When giving the guest count we will need to know the number of adults and children.

Outline of Expense

Depending upon the style of event that you are organizing cost will vary however; the following is a basic list of expenses that you should expect in the planning stages. We do not offer any discounts for any
private party or special events.

Dinner Style Banquet

Dinner Style Banquets (sit down dinner) generally will range in price from $14-$20 per person.

COCKTAIL Style Banquet

Cocktail Style Banquets (buffet style) start at $400.

ROOM charge

$175 facility fee for any banquet on a Sunday-Thursday. This includes setup and breakdown service.

We do not accept private parties on Fridays or Saturdays. The exception is the Christmas Holiday Season. (November- December)

We do offer reservations for parties of up to 16 in our dining room.

To reserve and hold a reservation we must secure payment in advance.

Service Charges

To ensure that your event is properly staffed we use a formula of one server for every fifteen guests. Gratuity expense will be based on a minimum fee of $50 per server or 18% of the total bill, whichever is greater. Alcohol/Beverage Service varies based of event.


All taxes will apply including local meals and sales taxes for a total of 11.3%.


Byers Street Bistro
18 Byers Street

Staunton, Virginia 24401

(540) 887-6100

Open Sunday-Thursday: 11am-11pm

Open Friday & Saturday: 11am-Midnight




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