Top Private Event Space Spotlight: Del Mar

By FT Restaurants By FT Restaurants | November 27, 2023 | Food & Drink Sponsored Post

Luxury ingredients, Classic Spanish Flavors: The Rooms are as Beautiful as the Food

Vibrant fresh flavors, aromatic herbs, savory spices, and bright citrus enliven the freshest seafood and gorgeous cuts of meat.

Fabio Trabocchi’s Del Mar, located at The Wharf, celebrates the seaside lifestyle of coastal Spain in a modern and elegant way and includes traditional and seasonal Tapas, Catalan-Style Charcoal Grilled Entrees, its must-have Signature Paella, Best of Spain wine listed and beautifully crafted cocktails. A two-story jewel box overlooking the Potomac River, Del Mar was designed by world-renowned Lazaro Rosa Violan, winner of the coveted 2013 Architectural Digest España Prize. Del Mar’s exclusive and elegant settings feature painted wall friezes, vibrant cement floor tiles, stunning original artwork, artisanal lighting, and hand-crafted furniture produced in Spain.

Exquisite Spaces: Perfect for small and large gatherings, private entertaining and special occasions


Del Mar Privé offers dramatic private events venues unlike anything else in the city with beautifully designed spaces that can be used for private entertaining and special occasions. The beautifully appointed four private dining rooms offer distinct decor and ambiance for event needs, with capacities ranging from 8 to 120 guests.


The Nautico Room is a special dining nook featuring a grand round table, dramatic wood moldings encasing historic maps of Spain surrounding a central faux fireplace and spectacular signature light fixture. It is the perfect setting for an intimate gathering.


Book lovers will adore the Biblioteca Room, that features a faux fireplace, rich wood molding and paneling, and stunning custom light fixtures. This warm and luxurious space is decorated with wooden bookcases lined with antique volumes and deep blue tiles that adorn the walls.


Whether you love boats or art, you’ll find it at Del Mar. Del Mar combines stylist and chic, featuring coastal blues and whites and polished brass fixtures. The Formenter Room luxury at its finest, with stunning signature lighting and walls adorned in rich navy velvet outlined by wood molding and marine charts of the Mediterranean coast. For those passionate about art, The Picasso Room is known for its light decorative molding and cabinets and panels depicting Pablo Picasso’s Tauromaquia. This room also boasts stunning views of the river and the Wharf Marina.


Looking for open air and endless views? The Terraza offers gorgeous views of the Wharf and Marina, the 14th Street Bridge, and East Potomac Park.

See-and-be seen tapas and paellas AND exciting and inventive libations



Photography by: Courtesy of Greg Powers