Private Dining

Host your next event at Shanghai Jazz®

Shanghai Jazz® is available for private parties of all sizes. No matter what the size or occasion, be it an intimate dinner for ten, a unique social gathering for fifty, or a celebration of more than a hundred, we offer a number of possibilities for corporate and special occasions:

  1. » Private Room with Fireplace and Bar
  2. » Semi-Private Space
  3. » Main Floor Long Oak Bar (Perfect for Cocktails and Appetizers/Small Plates)
  4. » Exclusive use of the Entire Restaurant and Bar

Whatever your choice, whether it's a simple jazz trio, an elegant soloist or a full-blown band (jazz, pop, blues), you will have the full attention of Shanghai Jazz®, from the owners to staff to world-class musicians.

For more information on tasting menus, options and availability, please contact owner Thomas Donohoe at

What are Shanghai Jazz® customers saying?

Thank you both for making the American Express dinner a success. Your hospitality and wonderful menu were praised by the meeting attendees and specifically, the host. This was an important role for him and as the host it was his responsibility to create a wonderful dinner venue. Mission Accomplished!

You certainly made my job easier -- You did all the work and I got all the credit! I will certainly refer your restaurant to my associates and clients. In addition, I will inform the American Express Restaurant Division what culinary haven lies in Madison, NJ. Thanks again for everything!

-- Senior Meeting Planner, Corporate Services

Thank you so much for your warm and welcoming hospitality at our office holiday party last week. You made it very special. I hope your holidays are filled with the same warmth and joy that you bestow upon your guests.

I just wanted to express to you again what a wonderful time our group had at your restaurant. Sunday night's dinner was a kick-off to our two day sales meeting and it certainly got us started off on the right foot! A sincere thanks to you and your staff for the attentive and courteous service we received throughout the evening. The food was excellent and we all enjoyed your description and hearing about the history and significance of each dish. The jazz music provided the perfect backdrop to the evening and created an ambiance that our group continues to talk about. It was truly a unique and wonderful experience. Thanks again for your hospitality and for making our evening such a success.

-- Executive Assistant to the President and COO

The dinner we had at Shanghai Jazz was the perfect beginning to Judy and Harry's wedding the next day. Your planning made the dinner so easy and your professionalism shined through every phase of the evening. The party room was great, your staff was efficient and courteous, the beverages were well chosen and your food the greatest. Our guests had nothing but compliments for your restaurant. We look forward to having dinner at Shanghai Jazz in years to come and suggesting it to friends and family. Continued good luck in your business.

-- Judy and Harry's Parents

Thanks to you, last night's Supreme Court clerks' dinner was the best ever. Everything was perfect. The food. The setting. Above all, your warmth and friendliness made the evening special. Thanks again for making the evening so special.

-- Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey

Thanks you so much for doing such a wonderful job for our dinner. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was perfect. Next party I plan, Shanghai Jazz will be the first place I think of.

-- Vice President, Insurance Company

Shanghai Jazz in Madison is a jazz club and restaurant, which might not be an obvious wedding choice, but it plays homage to the glamorous and elegant Shanghai of the 1920s and 1930s, when the city was considered the Paris of the Orient. “We work with prospective couples to create a custom event that fits their personality, fits their preferences, and fits their budget,” says Martha Chang, co-owner.. They can accommodate parties from 10 to 150 either in a private room or by taking over the entire club. Since it’s a jazz club, Chang can also help wedding parties book Grammy-winning artists at the special in-club rate.