5 Napkin Burger strives to elevate the burger experience to its top-shelf — stacked high on a real plate, at a table with a proper setting, and with a great glass of wine or a craft beer. Sounds like a solid business meal to us! While the 100% all-natural Angus chuck burgers naturally take center stage, there’s much more on the menu to choose from, like wings, salads, meatless burgers, and dreamy desserts.
For business dining occasions, what could be fancier than French cuisine? Since 2006, Cafe d’Alsace has been a foodie staple renowned for its authentic Alsatian cuisine and five-star service. Here, you’ll also find an expertly-curated beverage program with a celebrated wine list, 130 beers, and a wealth of pairing knowledge. There are several experiences to choose from, including a daily happy hour at the bar, pickup and delivery, and private dining for up to 40 guests.
Although Dagon opened during the pandemic, that didn’t stop this establishment from quickly becoming a New York hot spot. Dagon has already earned tons of accolades, including the “21 Best New Restaurants in NYC” by Time Out New York. Located in the Upper West Side, Dagon specializes in Israeli cuisine with Levantine influences. We say it’s the perfect place to wine and dine! Open for lunch and dinner, Dagon is also available for private parties.
With locations across the country and online ordering, Firehouse Subs makes it easy to get a great business meal even when you’re short on time. Whether you’re craving a signature hot sub, salad, or a sweet treat, there’s something for every mood. There are delicious boxed lunches, sub platters, and dessert trays for your catering needs. And you can feel good knowing that a portion of 2023 purchases goes to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
Bringing the experience of quintessential Parisian cafes to the Upper West Side, French Roast has been a New York staple since 1995! Here, you can find classic favorites like croissants, quiche du jour, and coq au vin, along with slightly less conventional fare like Moroccan salad with eggplant caviar. It’s an excellent place for people-watching while in town for business or entertaining clients and colleagues in a cozy-yet-sophisticated setting.
When locals need gourmet goods to bring to the office, wine tasting room, or a beach picnic, they head to Helena Avenue Bakery. Featuring artisan breads and pastries, lunch and dinner made from seasonal ingredients, and a coffee and tea menu, Helena Avenue Bakery has received high praise from critics since opening in 2016. It shares a space with the Santa Barbara Wine Collective, making for the perfect business outing, and catering is also available.
Located in New York City’s Gramercy neighborhood, Isabelle’s Osteria is a contemporary Italian restaurant specializing in house-made pastas and seasonal fare. Besides its standout service, menu and wine list (named one of Wine Spectator’s “10 Latest and Greatest Wine Restaurants”), Isabelle’s offers a unique, convenient feature for business diners: a reservation system that lets you choose your table within the 3D dining room. Isabella’s also offers private dining for groups of all sizes.
POV: you’ve scheduled a meeting during the lunch hour and don’t want to leave your team hangry. That’s where Jimmy John’s comes in. Known for its ability to deliver subs at warp speed, Jimmy John’s doesn’t skimp on quality. Here, you’ll find fresh-baked breads, hand-sliced, all-natural meats, and fresh hand-cut veggies. Jimmy John’s also offers customizable party boxes, box lunches, and Mini Jimmys® for a crowd-pleasing catering option.
If you’re lucky enough to live in Santa Barbara or travel there on business, you know it’s patio season year-round. There’s no better spot to take advantage of this than La Paloma Cafe, which combines delicious ranchero-style cuisine with a spacious, comfortable environment that feels like a favorite neighborhood hangout. On the menu are meats, fish, and vegetables cooked over California oak, along with its signature palomas and other tasty libations. Private dining is also available!
Located in Morningside Heights on the Upper West Side, Le Monde channels Loire Valley cuisine, serving classics such as cheese, onion soup, and coq au vin. Here, you’ll find a different business dining experience from day to night — from café au lait–sipping and people-watching to lingering over Gallic staples such as onglet à la bordelaise or grilled Spanish octopus. Reservations are offered, as well as delivery right to your office.
With an authentic Parisian bistro feel, bustling atmosphere, and a wide array of elegant French dishes, this classy Gramercy Park restaurant is a go-to for lunch, dinner, and late-night dining (open 24/7!). You and your business dining party can enjoy a late breakfast menu or French classics like tuna nicoise salad during lunch. On the elegant dinner menu, you’ll find favorites like duck confit and steak tartare, all cooked to perfection.
It’s often said that the Mediterranean climate and terroir of Santa Barbara County resemble that of Spain, so a Spanish tapas restaurant is a natural choice for business dining in the region. At Loquita, you’ll find authentic Spanish cuisine, including hot and cold tapas, wood-fired grilled seafood and meats, and paella — plus a wine list featuring mostly Spanish wines. Bring your business party for a private event or dinner on the gorgeous patio.
No business trip to Santa Barbara is complete without a stop at the artsy Funk Zone. Make the most of it with lunch or dinner at Lucky Penny, a charming establishment featuring artisanal wood-fired pizzas, garden-fresh salads, sweet treats, and an extensive beer and wine list (try the frosé). You’ll immediately notice where it gets its name: the exterior, tiled with more than 150,000 real copper pennies that shimmer in the Central Coast sun.
For nearly two decades, Marseille has been the essential French brasserie of Broadway & Hell’s Kitchen and a premiere business dining destination. One step inside, and you’ll understand why this gem has been called the “heartbeat” of its neighborhood, with a bustling and diverse scene of all ages and backgrounds. Featuring your favorite French classics for lunch, dinner, and dessert, Marseille also offers oyster happy hour daily from 3:30 to 5:30.
Founded in 1955 in Houston, Monterey’s Little Mexico brings the craveable flavors of Tex-Mex cuisine to New York City. Monterey prides itself on authentic-to-traditional Mexican fare that appeals to everyone in your business dining group — from quick and satisfying lunch combinations to staples like fajitas, chimichangas, and molcajete for dinner — paired with a refreshing frozen or on-the-rocks margarita. There’s also a convenient to-go menu when you need to grab a quick lunch on those busy work days.
Welcome to the “Margarita Capital of Maryland!” Mother’s Cantina has been a local favorite for Tex-Mex since 2008. From the chef-inspired menu to the fresh juice margaritas and festive atmosphere, everything about Mother’s sets the scene for an enjoyable business meal. Not sure what to order? Try the “Patrona Special,” a curated 3-course meal featuring can’t-miss hits and a top-shelf margarita. Mother’s can also bring the fiesta to your business with event bartending.
Known as the “essential French Brasserie and Wine Destination of the Upper West Side,” Nice Matin is an elegantly-appointed restaurant with an outstanding reputation. Its inventive, French Provençal menu was created by Chef Andy D’Amico, who was named “Best Chef” by New York Magazine. Everything here is inspired by the French Riviera, from the menu to the exquisite dining room with breathtaking views. What more can you ask for when planning an upscale business meal?
You’re in the Chicago suburbs on business and craving some world-famous Chicago thin-crust pizza. Where do you go? Ask a local, and they’ll probably mention Nick’s Pizza & Pub. With locations in Eglin and Crystal Lake, Nick’s has been dishing up award-winning pizza, pasta, and other craveable foods for 25 years. The experience here is warm and friendly, with a woodsy atmosphere and a huge fireplace. There’s also a spacious banquet room for private corporate events.
Located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, Nizza is a modern Italian trattoria that has been a favorite among locals and the pre-theatre crowd since 2007. Its menu combines regional favorites inspired by the Italian Riviera with popular Italian classics. With an extensive gluten-free menu, everyone in your business dining party is sure to find something delicious to enjoy. The wine and cocktail lists are exciting and approachable, as is Nizza’s overall vibe.
A California-style beach shack in the Upper West Side? Believe it! If you’re looking for a fun and unique venue to entertain clients or colleagues (that’ll feel like a mini-vacation), check out Playa Betty’s. Betty’s menu is a road trip down the California coastline, inspired by everything from a Mendocino County food truck to Los Angeles health food to the best of Baja California. There’s also a fantastic cocktail list and happy hour.
There’s nothing like a shared dining experience to spark conversation and connections over a business meal. The Lark’s warm, communal dining room is the perfect setting to enjoy bold, beautifully-plated dishes rooted in the climate, geography and inspiration of “the American Riviera” — Santa Barbara. The curated wine list highlights small Santa Barbara County producers, while its craft cocktails incorporate the finest in artisan spirits, mixers and seasonal fruits and vegetables.
The Pharmacy prides itself on being Nashville’s “Wurst Beer Joint.” With an impressive selection of German wurst and beer in a biergarten setting, it invites you and your colleagues to linger over a hefeweizen while you take in the lively atmosphere. Why “pharmacy” in the name? There’s an old-fashioned soda fountain serving phosphates, milkshakes, and ice cream sodas. Tip: join the website waitlist to get a head-start on a great business meal.
Here’s something for the plant-powered business diners in our network! Tyger Tyger’s menu is plant-forward and inspired by the bold flavors and exotic spices found across southeast Asia. The counter service setup makes it convenient to get a satisfying, scratch-made meal with ingredients from the Central Coast’s bounty of fresh produce and animal and plant proteins. Open daily for breakfast and lunch and Thursday and Friday for dinner, the venue is also available for private corporate dining.
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!