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#ForksOut: New Restaurants as of February 15, 2023

From Women’s History Month to St. Patrick’s Day to the end of the first quarter, there’s no shortage of reasons to celebrate in March! And there’s no shortage of excellent restaurants in Dinova’s network to cater to your business dining needs — from festive Irish pubs to elegant private dining spaces and crowd-pleasing catering for any occasion or budget. Let’s dig in! Here are the newest additions you’ll want to check out.

San Jose, CA

Traditional Mexican cuisine is full of fresh, flavorful ingredients, and Adelita’s Taqueria is as authentic as it gets. Since 1998, this family-owned taqueria has been committed to offering food that supports healthy lifestyles and brings people together. Besides providing a tasty dine-in menu and happy hour for your business dining needs, Adelita’s Taqueria can cater your next corporate event with delicious build-your-own tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and more (including vegan options).

Chicago, IL

An island resort in Chicago’s Olive Park neighborhood? Believe it! Caffè Oliva invites business diners to take a vacation in your backyard. Complete with beach chairs, cold drinks, fresh Mediterranean fare and stunning views, this neighborhood gem could be just what the doctor ordered after a long workday. It’s also perfect for corporate events, from cozy meetings in one of their cabanas to large party packages for groups of up to 500.

Libertyville, IL

Ask a Lake County local for their favorite Mexican restaurant, and there’s a strong chance they’ll mention Casa Bonita. What makes it unique? A year-round patio, fresh local ingredients, 150 tequilas, and its famous “Perfect Margarita.” There’s an all-day happy hour Monday through Thursday for casual catch-ups with colleagues.

460 nationwide locations

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Texas-style barbecue recipes have been handed down for generations. While there are hundreds of locations to meet your business dining needs, you’ll still find the down-home hospitality you’d expect from a family operation. All its meats are slow-smoked on-site, from brisket to sausages and ribs. Plus, there’s complimentary ice cream (need we say more?). With boxed lunch, buffet, and full-service options, it’s a crowd-pleasing choice for catering, too.

Milwaukee, WI

Party at the beach! Corporate events at The Dock at Bradford Beach feel more like summer vacation, complete with a spectacular lakefront setting, sand beneath your feet, and a full bar that serves up a mean mai tai. The menu includes casual favorites like cheese curds, wings, tacos, and burgers. Check out Dock for your next team-building event or business celebration, or simply stop by for drinks and cornhole with your favorite work family.

Chicago, IL

When it’s summertime and you’re counting down the days to vacation, why not make it a staycation? The Dock at Montrose Beach is a sandy getaway complete with delicious bites, late-night luaus, and live music. Throwing a cocktail party for your company? Make it a beach party by renting out the expanded event space. The Dock, with food and beverage packages including boxed lunches, small bites, taco bars, and more, won’t leave you and your colleagues hungry.

Evanston, IL

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gathering spot? Double Clutch guarantees business diners a one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment experience. Sample a selection of brews crafted on site, paired with handcrafted menu items like warm pretzels and jalapeno beer cheese dip or the schnitzel sandwich. Private corporate events at Double Clutch are next-level, with various spaces to suit any function and an extensive collection of rare and vintage cars on display.

Minnetonka, MN

American fare with flair. A large, dog-friendly “pawtio.” Weekly happy hour specials. Sounds like the perfect business meal! The craveable menu at Duke’s on 7 features classics like buttermilk fried chicken and Irish ale-battered fish & chips, along with noodle and sushi bowls and tons of vegan options. There’s something for everyone in your business dining group, and Dukes takes reservations. Multiple party rooms and food and beverage are available for private events.

8 additional locations 6 states

Firehouse Subs has made getting a tasty meal easy, no matter where you’re traveling or doing business. Online ordering makes it a breeze to get your fix of its famous hot sandwiches, like the new slow-cooked prime rib sub or the classic Hook & Ladder. You can also easily order catering for delivery or pick up using the online ordering tool, and your office will love Firehouse’s platters, boxed lunches, salads, and sweets.

Kissimmee, FL

Here’s a unique idea for surprising your hard-working team members: let Jeremiah’s Italian Ice catering bring the “cool” factor with frozen goodies! With hand-scooped pre-packaged treats, full-service scooping, and the “Ice Truck,” Jeremiah’s is ready to bring a tasty new twist to liven up your next event. Jeremiah’s Ice flavors span the taste spectrum, from the every day to the exquisite (and even the eccentric), so there’s something for every palette.

Chicago, IL

There’s something about an Irish pub that’s perfect for bringing people together over a business meal. Located along the Chicago River, Lizzie McNeill’s is no exception! Whether you’re gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day or grabbing some grub after work, you’ll appreciate the tasty food, spacious patio, and long list of Irish whiskeys. Happy hour is from 3-6 Monday through Thursday, and the team here is ready to help you plan your next private event.

Wilmette, IL

Neapolitan-style pizza hits the spot when you’re craving something satisfying that’s also a little fancy. Everyone needs their go-to pizza restaurant when traveling for business, and in Downtown Wilmette, Napolita Pizzeria & Wine Bar is it. Featuring a genuine VPN oven, ingredients fresh from Italy, and a warm and friendly environment, it’s the perfect setting to connect over a glass of vino, artisan meat and cheese board, and a plate of authentic pizza or pasta.

Wilmette, IL

Great oysters. Great atmosphere. Great business meal! Pescadero offers some of the freshest seafood in the Wilmette area, always prepared to perfection. Open for lunch and dinner, Pescadero offers a fabulous raw bar along with traditional seafood favorites like scallops, surf & turf, and fish & chips (along with plenty of non-seafood options). Be sure to visit for happy hour from 3-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, where you’ll find specials on oysters and draft beer.

Hopkins, MN

Once a hole-in-the-wall dive bar, Pub 819 has since transformed into a rustic-chic gastropub offering a large selection of beer, whiskey, wine, and some of the best burgers in town (Old Fashioned burger, anyone?). The patios are an ideal place to unwind over a local brew while you people watch. Since this restaurant is popular among locals, you can make a reservation to ensure a seamless business dining experience.

Atlanta, GA

Unlike any other business dining experience in Atlanta, at Sebastian Pintxos Bar, you will find a free-spirited and colorful ambiance where tradition and modernity coexist. Inspired by the Spanish city of San Sebastian, which has the highest concentration of Michelin Stars per capita, Sebastian Pintxos’ unique menu offers a taste of Europe (with its own unique flair). Live guitar, flamenco performances, and homemade signature cocktails make this Midtown gem the talk of the town.

Atlanta, GA

There are steak restaurants, and then there’s Steak Market — a one-of-a-kind experience that takes fine dining to new heights. We all have those meat lovers in our business dining entourage, who will undoubtedly appreciate the steaks sliced tableside. But Steak Market promises to captivate everyone in your group with its bold menu, dramatic presentation, and upscale touches like the private speakeasy, extensive wine and bourbon list, and cigar lounge.

2 additional locations in WA

Craving pasta? Seattle’s Tavolta Stone Way is all about the Rigatoni, Bucatini, Gnocchi alla Romana and more. Besides the fresh pasta dishes, extruded fresh daily, business diners can enjoy small plates, hearty entrees, whimsical signature cocktails, and local beers. There are gluten-free and vegan options for those with dietary restrictions and outdoor seating for you and your colleagues to take in the sights and sounds of the bustling area.

San Francisco, CA

Lauded as an “urban retreat” in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, The Vault Garden offers one of the best outdoor dining experiences in the area. The dreamy outdoor garden oasis is covered and heated, so business diners can enjoy the ambiance year-round while noshing on delicacies like caviar, Dungeness crab, and black truffle mac & cheese. Planning a gathering? They also offer various menus and spaces tailored to your occasion and budget.

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!