#ForksOut: New Restaurants as of December 15, 2022

Returning to the daily grind after the winter holidays can be exhausting. If there was ever a time to treat yourself to a great meal to power you through your work day or travels, it's now. Treat yourself to great food and myDinova points with the business-grade restaurants in our network — including these fabulous new partners — and make it a resolution to celebrate your wins in 2023.

7 locations in GA and SC

At Carolina Ale House, the wings are crispy, the beer’s ice cold, and the walls are loaded with big-screen TVs. While it’s the perfect casual spot to bring your co-workers to catch up over drinks and your favorite sporting event, it’s also great for a quick and satisfying lunch. The menu has everything you’re craving, from salads to seafood and a legendary chorizo meatloaf. What’s not to love?

New York, NY

Boasting unobstructed views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges and Brooklyn Skyline, Industry Kitchen is the place to take in the sights of New York City while savoring seasonal new American cuisine and a glass of your favorite libation. You won’t want to miss the wood-fired pizzas, made with house-made fermented dough and cooked to perfection! With beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, this 5,000-square-foot venue also accommodates private corporate events.

Additional location in CA

Trying to eat better in the new year? Add Mendocino Farms to your business dining shortlist! On the menu are foodie-friendly sandwiches, healthy protein and grain bowls, and flavorful salads that’ll make you forget you’re eating a salad. With a new location in Calabasas, Mendocino offers a welcoming dine-in experience for your working lunches as well as sandwich trays, boxed lunches, salads, and more for your business catering needs. Eat happy!

New York, NY

This isn’t your everyday business dining venue. Designed to evoke the decadent “Havana High Life,” Merchants Cigar Bar will transport you and your business dining party to another place and time. Everything about this establishment is luxurious — from the glamorous space to the cocktail program and, yes, a curated cigar selection. For dinner, you’ll find specialties like steak tartare (prepared tableside), Hudson Valley foie gras, lobster tail, and much more.

5 locations in CA

Classic American fare, signature cocktails, an extensive wine list, and an elegantly-appointed modern setting make Merchants a no-fail destination for entertaining clients. Or, grab a table at the sidewalk café and take in the sights and sounds of New York’s Chelsea neighborhood while you’re in town on business. Open late nights, Merchants also features several private party rooms that accommodate groups from 20 to 200.

New York, NY

Located in Manhattan’s Battery Park with spectacular views of the Hudson River, Mezze On The River is a Mediterranean-inspired dining concept within the Merchants Hospitality family. Here, you’ll find an energetic atmosphere, small plates perfect for sharing with clients and coworkers, a raw bar, and seafood delicacies like Squid Ink Truffle Lobster Pasta. Offering private and semi-private corporate dining and a customizable group menu, it’s also perfect for upscale gatherings.

New York, NY

Ophelia Lounge sits atop New York’s iconic Beekman Tower, an art deco-style landmark and “muse” to many New Yorkers (including one-time regular Frank Sinatra). Thanks to its breathtaking views of the East River and Manhattan skyline, it’s one of the most authentically “New York” places to enjoy a business meal when you’re in town. What’s more: there’s a 5-star menu, an extensive cocktail and wine list, and availability for private corporate events.

2 locations in NY

If you’re not familiar with Philippe Chow, let us introduce you: he’s a world-renowned chef, dining visionary, and enduring staple among New York’s elite. Reservations at his restaurants are highly sought-after among foodies, with cuisine that delivers an unparalleled dining experience named “Best of the Best” by New York magazine. Don’t be surprised if you spot a celebrity or two during your business meal! Catering and private dining are also available.

18 locations in 6 States

Pieology believes that your pizza should be as unique as you. If you’re looking for pizza that’ll hit the spot during business meetings or travels, you’ll find it here. You can create the perfect flavor combination with over 40 sauces, toppings, and afterbakes. For those with special diets, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options are plentiful (and delicious). Online ordering and delivery make it a breeze to satisfy your cravings or feed your team.

Charlotte, NC

SARU Ramen specializes in authentic Nagahama-Style Tonkotsu Ramen, featuring thin noodles and a rich broth freshly made from pork bones daily. Located within Charlotte’s bustling Camp North End business district, it’s a favorite among the local foodies. Available for dine-in, delivery, or pick-up, the craveable menu features six different ramen dishes along with sides like spicy edamame, kimchi, and the sous vide “Okinawa” pork belly bun.


Mexican restaurants are always perfect for group business lunch dates. After all, who doesn’t love guac, queso, and tacos? When the craving hits and you’re in Charlotte, look no further than Three Amigos. At first bite, you’ll understand why it’s a neighborhood favorite (one reviewer wrote, “The green salsa is my love language.”) Offering all of your traditional favorites like tacos, fajitas, and carne asada, the Cantina also serves up a mean margarita.

2 locations in NY

Treadwell Park is much more than a restaurant or a bar. It’s a unique craft beer hall featuring 20 rotating craft beers and ciders. There’s no shortage of great eats to pair with your cold brew, from crispy wings to beer-braised “Dino Ribs” and fish & chips. Ping pong, pinball, and multiple big-screen TVs make it the perfect after-work hangout for a business meal. Planning a team celebration or team-building day? Be sure to inquire about private events!

New York, NY

This stunning 50,000-square-foot venue is one of Manhattan’s quintessential event spaces, with exceptional panoramic views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges and the Brooklyn skyline. With an easily-accessible Pier 15 location, thoughtful menus, and flawless service, Watermark is ready to welcome corporate meetings and events of all occasions. Happy hour’s from 4-6, so bring your team for a memorable and authentically New York business meal!

Burbank, CA

The newest restaurant concept from the masterminds behind Sushi Roku and Katana, Yakumi Sushi is a unique, upscale approach to the counter-service sushi experience. While the service is quick and convenient — perfect for hectic work days — Yakumi doesn’t skimp on quality. With a chef-driven menu focused on quality ingredients and curated pairings, the atmosphere feels like a Japanese shop you would come across perusing Tokyo’s trendiest neighborhoods.

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!