For Business Diners
This summer has seen record-breaking travel, with an estimated 257 million people traveling by air — including corporate road warriors. If you’re among them, you deserve some relaxing business meals after braving the packed airports. Luckily, wherever you go, you’ll find excellent Dinova partner restaurants — from local best-kept secrets to Michelin Bib Gourmands. Check out this list of new restaurants and the myDinova app and schedule some great business meals into your busy itinerary!
Abbey’s Real Texas Bar-B-Q
San Diego, CA
Authentic Texas-style barbecue in San Diego? Believe it! The secret to Abbey’s tender, savory meats is slow cooking in cast iron smokers using family recipes. If you’re looking to upgrade your catering rotation, you’re in luck: Abbey’s specializes in catering for companies that want to treat their employees to a memorable experience. Whether you need to feed a crowd or satisfy your mid-day cravings with one of Abbey’s lunch specials, this is the place.
Amara at Paraiso
Amara at Paraiso is best described as a “love letter to Miami.” Everything from the gorgeous bayside setting to the bold Latin American flavors and coastal ingredients pays homage to Miami’s culture and energy, making it the perfect place to unwind, entertain, or host an elegant private business event. Menu highlights include the spicy Seafood Parrillada, Short Rib Empanadas, and the “Calm Before the Coconut” cocktail (served in a coconut!).
Welcome to Botanya, where business diners are invited on a one-of-a-kind culinary journey that seamlessly blends Italian and Spanish flavors. The menu offers multiple tempting courses designed to be shared and savored, using the finest ingredients — from pastas made in-house daily to imported flour, spices, and cheeses. The venue is also well-equipped for private business events of up to 100 guests, with full AV capabilities and bar packages.
4 locations in MS and TX
When you’re grinding away at the office and realize you’re starving, Firehouse Subs is here to rescue you! Every time you indulge in piled-high hot subs like the new Smokin’ Triple Stack, a portion of your purchase supports first responders. Plus, Firehouse makes online ordering very convenient, with its “Rapid Rescue to Go” perfect for those hectic days. With so many locations across the US, Firehouse should be on your business dining shortlist.
2 locations in WA
If you’ve got an office full of foodies, take note: Gourmando Cafe elevates everyday box lunches, party platters, and catering packages with scratch-made dishes that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Think truffled deviled egg platters, soba noodle boxed lunches, and Mediterranean buffets, all expertly plated and made from the highest-quality local ingredients. Gourmando also offers convenient delivery and partners with local nonprofits to provide meals to vulnerable community members.
2 locations in FL
If it’s true that “you are what you eat,” then eating at Harry’s makes you creative, authentic, and absolutely delightful. Harry’s is the brainchild of James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Michael Schwartz, and his culinary talent and passion are evident in every bite of delicious wood-fired pizza. The warm, casual, and unpretentious atmosphere offers the perfect spot for an everyday business meal. Harry’s monthly pizza-making classes make a great team-building activity, too!
Juan’s Rooftop & Cantina
In Richmond’s downtown Arts District, you’ll find Juan’s Rooftop & Cantina, a place where business diners can savor street-style tacos, fresh ceviches, tableside guacamole, and zesty margaritas while enjoying marvelous views of the city. From comforting favorites like enchiladas to sushi infused with Southwestern flavors, there’s something for everyone on the expansive menu. Even better news: happy hour is from 5-7 on weekdays! Juan’s also offers crowd-pleasing catering and online reservations.
Sure, you might be here for work, but dining at Kabana Rooftop feels like vacation. This is Richmond’s highest rooftop restaurant, offering second-to-none city views with trendy vibes and delicious New American cuisine. At happy hour (Tuesday – Friday from 4-6 p.m.), business diners can enjoy refreshing cocktails under $9 while noshing on delicious crab tater tots (a fan favorite). Need an event space? Both the rooftop and private lounge are available for business events.
2 locations in AZ
Los Sombreros has a reputation among locals in the Valley. Since opening in 1994, it’s become known as the ultimate locally-owned Mexican eatery and has gained a loyal following. That’s largely thanks to the elevated Mexican menu created by twice-nominated James Beard Award Chef Jeff Smedstad. Besides craveable dishes featuring natural ingredients and scratch-made sauces, it offers a green-filled space with several options for private events. Custom catering is also available.
Chagrin Falls, OH
They don’t call it Master Pizza for nothing! This partner restaurant has earned numerous awards — from “Top 5 Pizzerias in the World” to Hulu’s “Best in Dough” competition (for the Old World Pepperoni and Sausage Pizza). Choose from specialty pizzas like the Cleveland Cheesesteak or Potato Bacon Ranch, along with all the classic favorites. Gluten-free crust and delivery to your office or hotel are also available.
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
2 locations in FL and OH
Last year, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink earned a coveted spot as a Bib Gourmand in the MICHELIN Guide to Miami, Orlando and Tampa. The guide praised its inviting space, unfussy-yet-skillful cuisine, and enduring popularity among the “well-heeled crowd” (read: business diners in the know). Thanks to its greenery-filled design, Michael’s was also named one of Miami’s best patios. There are several spaces for hosting events, along with private dining menus offering a family-style business dining experience.
In the mood for rich, flavorful Indian cuisine? You’ll find it in the heart of Richmond’s Art District at NAMA, an establishment beloved among locals for its complex (and some say “addictive”) flavor profiles, warm, intimate ambiance, and great lunch specials (including a buffet). The robust menu features delicious small plates, shareables, and cocktails, perfect for communal business meals that set the stage for meaningful conversations. Conveniently, online reservations are also available.
Like some of the best neighborhood gems, Novi’s Beef started as a “shack” in 1960. It’s remained a favorite ever since, becoming an established landmark and earning many accolades, including “Illinois’ #1 Beef Sandwich.” That’s thanks to its commitment to preparing food in-house daily — from beef sandwiches to hearty burgers and pasta. When you’re in town for business, be sure to visit and see what all the locals rave about.
Philadelphia Sandwich Company
San Diego, CA
Meet San Diego’s favorite cheesecake, piled high with steak or chicken, served on a freshly-baked Italian roll, and topped with peppers, onions, and gooey cheese. Business diners can order online for a supremely satisfying grab-and-go meal. When the craving hits during the early hours, you can convert any cheesesteak into a breakfast sandwich! Catering is also available, and cheesesteak trays and box lunches make a crowd-pleasing option for the whole office.
Pubblico Italian Eatery
2 locations in AZ
Since 2018, Pubblico has been a go-to spot for homemade Italian cuisine in a contemporary yet casual setting. Chef Danny Garcia believes in a classic approach that lets ingredients like house-made pasta shine. The result is a consistently-impressive business dining experience. Happy hour is offered every weeknight, and for lunch and dinner, business diners will find hearty portions of pasta, pizzas, and more. Pubblico also caters, partnering with local vendors to create unforgettable corporate events.
Rice Mediterranean Kitchen
8 locations in FL.
Not only does your team deserve real food made with the freshest ingredients. They crave it! That’s where Rice Mediterranean Kitchen comes in, with corporate catering packages that incorporate top-notch grains and greens, freshly prepared and served close to their source. Choose from kabob platters with fresh meats, rice, and Greek salad, or let colleagues customize their meals with the “Build Your Own” option. Business diners can also enjoy a wholesome meal at Rice’s dine-in locations.
“Approachably Luxe” is the vibe at Rockefeller, a locally owned gem nestled in Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch neighborhood. The atmosphere immediately impresses with its modern decor and vintage Art Deco details. Then there’s the menu, known for its fresh, chef-sourced seafood, juicy filets, Instagram-worthy cocktails, and expertly-selected wine list. The patio scene here is lively, perfect for team happy hours, business entertaining, and everything in between. Bring your foodie colleagues or clients and prepare to be wowed!
Tansou means “explore” in Cantonese, and a visit to Tansou is an exploration of contemporary Chinese cuisine reminiscent of night markets and street fare. Tansou’s philosophy is “humble ingredients presented in an extraordinary way,” elevating dishes like Foie Sui Man and Singapore Noodles. The space is elegant and chic, with five private dining spaces (including buyout) for seated and reception-style events. Lunch catering packages are available, and Tansou can customize a reception or dinner catering menu.
Ask a savvy local for sushi recommendations; Tokyo Tuna will likely top the list. This best-kept secret appeals to sushi newcomers and adventurous palettes alike, with fresh fish flown in daily. Business diners can enjoy a mosaic of Japanese flavors, from spicy baby octopus to wagyu beef, caviar, and elegant sushi rolls. This partner can also design curated tasting menus and wine/sake pairings for private dining and memorable company events.
Italian • Happy Hour • Catering