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#ForksOut: New Restaurants as of August 1, 2022

Are you hungry? If not, you probably will be after reading. Each of these Dinova restaurant partners offers a unique atmosphere and flavors, including lots of great options for those with food sensitivities. From five-star dining with master sushi chefs to laid-back burgers and brews, Dinova's network offers many new options for every business occasion. Can't decide? Fortunately, there are also quite a few "fusion" restaurants on the list. Happy business dining!

EAT Restaurant Partners
Richmond, VA

Chinese, but make it fancy. Richmond’s Beijing On Grove combines traditional Cantonese cuisine with a chic, upbeat atmosphere that’s perfect for a sit-down business lunch or dinner. Happy hour is available daily at 4:30 (other than Mondays), with an extended happy hour on Tuesday. Among the creative cocktails on the bar menu are the Tito’s lavender spritz and “Perfection Takes Thyme,” a tasty black bourbon and ginger beer concoction. 

 
EAT Restaurant Partners
Richmond, VA

We can’t think of a better way to beat the heat than with a boozy milkshake in hand. Why not treat your team to happy hour at Boulevard Burger & Brew, where you can enjoy tasty bites like nachos, mac & cheese, or an array of burgers and sandwiches. Boulevard is part of EAT Restaurant Group, which can customize catering for any business event — from simple boxed lunches to full-service event staffing for large celebrations.

18 locations in CT, FL, MA, MD, NC, NH, SC, VA

Burton’s Grill & Bar prides itself on its chef-lead scratch kitchens, where every dish is customizable. Because most menu items can be modified to suit individual dietary needs and staff members undergo extensive allergy and safety training, Burton’s is a particularly great choice for people with allergies or sensitivities. Whether you have dietary restrictions or not, you’ll love the seasonal, made-from-scratch dishes and curated craft cocktails. Happy hour is offered at select locations, too!

Portland, OR

There’s just something about Spanish tapas that brings people together during business meals. Perhaps the shareable plates make a meal feel more communal, or maybe the adventurous flavors make for great conversation icebreakers. Described as “Spanish cuisine with a PNW twist,” Can Font offers a seasonal Spanish/Catalan-inspired menu with fresh, local ingredients and an upscale vibe. Reviewers also rave about the excellent service and tasty cocktails.

1 additional location Sioux City, IA

CRAVE American Kitchen has not only rolled out a new restaurant in Iowa — it’s always introducing new flavors at all of its locations. The eclectic menu really does have something to suit everyone in your business party — from craveable wings and truffle fries to sushi and a large selection of plant-based options. CRAVE can also bring the experience right to your office with a corporate catering menu that includes boxed lunches, hot entrees, and sushi platters.

4 locations in MN

What makes D. Brian’s Kitchen & Catering “the best catering downtown Minneapolis has to offer”? It’s the ingredients. D. Brian’s strives for local, organic, and all-natural, for a difference you can taste in everything from its omelets to salads to sandwiches. Offering both casual dine-in and catering, D. Brian’s provides crowd-pleasing options for any business dining occasion: from breakfast burrito trays to boxed lunches, hot buffets, and delicious finger foods.

EAT Restaurant Partners
Richmond, VA

Fat Dragon’s chef, Fei Zhao, was raised in the Guandong province in China and has a unique flair for creative interpretations of classic Cantonese cuisine. When you bring your business party in for lunch, happy hour, or dinner, you can rest easy knowing that Fat Dragon is happy to cater to dietary restrictions, with plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options. Need delicious catering? Check out all the options available through EAT Restaurant Partners.

EAT Restaurant Partners
Richmond, VA

Take your tastebuds on tour without leaving Richmond! Foo Dog offers the ultimate Asian street food experience, with a menu that’s chock-full of authentic flavor — from rice dishes to ramen and seafood. The fun, cheeky vibe makes it an excellent choice for casual team happy hours. The imaginative cocktail menu and sake flights help, too. Corporate catering is also offered through Foo Dog’s parent company, EAT Restaurant Partners. 

5 locations in SC

Sometimes when you’re traveling for business, you just want some familiar comfort food. Even though you won’t have to wait long for your food at Freddy’s, it’s freshly prepared right after you order it. What’s in a steakburger? Premium, 100% ground beef patties that are thin, crispy, and craveable. And the frozen custard is sure to make your tastebuds sing! Try Freddy’s gift cards next time you need a gift idea for a coworker.

EAT Restaurant Partners
Richmond, VA

We know there are a lot of restaurants that claim to have the best chicken sandwiches. HOT CHICK! is one of them, but instead of offering one style of chicken, its menu includes elevated fried chicken sandwiches and plates inspired by many regions across the Southeast and beyond. Nashville Hot or Memphis Sweet? That’s up to you to decide! Or, order crowd-pleasing HOT CHICK! catering through parent company EAT Restaurant Partners.

EAT Restaurant Partners
Henrico, VA

When there’s a master sushi chef at the helm, you know you’ve found the sushi place to bring your clients and coworkers. At Lucky AF, you’ll find beautifully-presented sushi made with the freshest and finest fish selections — along with Asian fusion dishes and “killer” cocktails. While the atmosphere is inviting and perfect for indoor and outdoor dining, you can also bring the experience to your office with sushi platters available through EAT Restaurant Partners. 

Plano, TX

Meetings are always infinitely better when there’s food involved — especially when it comes from Mendocino Farms! These aren’t your run-of-the-mill sandwiches. Mendocino’s foodie-friendly catering menu includes tempting sandwiches like prosciutto & fig, balsamic steak & bacon, and a mean vegan banh mi. Mendocino’s sides are on the healthy side (think: leafy green salads and light pasta salads), helping you and your team avoid the dreaded 3 p.m. food coma. 

EAT Restaurant Partners
Richmond, VA

Two words: lobster tempura. It’s just one of the enticing options you’ll find on the menu at Osaka. When you walk through the door, a smiling golden Buddha invites your business party to relax and enjoy a great meal. And that’s what you’ll get, along with truly exceptional service. Make any corporate event extra special with Osaka catering, and EAT can customize the menu to suit your budget and group.

EAT Restaurant Partners
2 locations in Virginia

Pizza and beer: ‘nuff said. But here are a few more reasons why “PBR” is a great place for business meals. The Neapolitan-style pizza is exceptionally foodie-friendly, as are the appetizers and snacks, with a new wing flavor each month. With a seasonal cocktail menu, you’ll always find something new and festive to sip. And plenty of bar and patio seating make it easy to pop in for an impromptu team happy hour. 

5 locations in CT and MA

You know you’re in for a treat when there’s an entire mac & cheese section on the menu. At Red Heat Tavern, there’s a little bit of everything — from its famous skillet cornbread (yes, in New England!) to Thai flavors and healthier salads. The atmosphere is hip yet relaxed, setting the tone for great business meals and celebrations. The extensive beer menu helps, too. Red Heat also does onsite catering and boxed lunches.

EAT Restaurant Partners
Henrico, VA

Red Salt Chophouse & Sushi promises a business dining experience unlike any other. It’s a chic sushi bar nestled within an upscale American steakhouse, offering the very best of both worlds. The perfect venue for special occasions, the restaurant features a well-appointed dining room, patio, and a highly functional private dining room for seated or cocktail-style business meals. The 3 and 4-course a la carte event menus have something for every taste and budget.

2 locations in IN

Does Sauce on the Side really offer the freshest calzones and salads in the Midwest? A lot of reviewers think so. It was also named one of the “Best Casual Restaurants” by Riverfront Times. Besides having fantastic food — with every bite made from scratch — this restaurant is excellent at accommodating business events. There’s no charge to rent space for your event, and we think your team will love the laid-back vibe. 

Tacoma, WA

Part of Ascend Hospitality Group, a Black-and female-led, locally-owned group based in Bellevue, Stanford’s Steak offers hand-trimmed premium cuts, shareable plates, and inventive cocktails in a chic lounge environment. When you have clients to impress but want to keep it casual, happy hour is available daily with an elevated menu that’s anything but typical “bar” food. Or, book Stanford’s private dining room, perfect for both large and intimate business dining events.

112 locations in AZ and CA

We all have that client or coworker who’s a coffee snob. Win them over with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. With coffee made in small batches from the top 1% of Arabica beans in the world, this chain has perfected the art of crafting the best-tasting coffee. What’s more: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is dedicated to giving back, so your purchases will help support youth education projects and programs that promote growers’ wellbeing.

EAT Restaurant Partners
Midlothian, VA

Flavorful, Asian-influenced cuisine. Contemporary setting. Beautiful private dining room. Yep, Wild Ginger Pan Asian Cuisine has all the ingredients for a memorable business meal. At happy hour, which occurs daily, you and your colleagues can sip almost-too-pretty-to-eat cocktails before digging into a delicious sushi roll or some dumplings. There’s also a private dining room available for up to 40 guests (24 for a sit-down meal) and catering through EAT Restaurant Partners. 

EAT Restaurant Partners
Richmond, VA

Wong Gonzalez offers what it playfully calls “Mexinese,” which is perfect for the business dining group split between wanting Chinese and Mexican food. Stop in for a bento box or Asian-fusion tacos during lunch, or hit up happy hour for private barrel Elijah Craig bourbon or a limited-edition IPA. Wong Gonzalez is part of the EAT Restaurant Partners family, which offers a wide range of catering options from its many restaurant concepts.

EAT Restaurant Partners
Henrico, VA

Like Wong Gonzalez, Wong’s Tacos also offers delicious Asian-Mexican fusion cuisine. The menu specializes in East-meets-West tacos, with unique combinations like the poke taco and “Mexinese Fried Rice.” Hot tip: there are specials every day, but on Fridays, you’ll find a new chef’s featured taco on the menu! As if you needed another excuse to grab your favorite coworker and catch up over a happy hour. Catering is available through the parent company, EAT Restaurant Partners.

The restaurants here are just the newest partners to join the Dinova preferred business dining network. Wherever you are, and wherever you’re headed, we’ve got restaurant partners ready for your business! Use the Dinova desktop search tool or our free mobile app to search through all in-network options. Happy dining!