#ForksOut: New Restaurants as of June 15, 2022

Can you believe Independence Day 2022 has already come and gone? It’s one of the best “food” holidays, in our opinion. Who doesn’t love a good barbecue spread or some ice cream while you’re watching the fireworks? While the kids try to savor every moment of summer break, let’s take a cue from them. These new Dinova restaurant partners will help you live it up this summer, even when you’re on the clock.

Atlanta, GA

Want to take your team on a culinary journey to Italy? Amalfi Cucina & Mercato in Atlanta is the next best thing. Named one of the “Best Pizzas in America’s Biggest Cities,” the Buckhead establishment exudes old-world charm. Its pizza is so authentic that you’re sure to find a new favorite you’d never heard of before (unless you’re well-versed in Italian street food). Plus, the friendly folks at Amalfi are experts at hosting private business events.

5 locations in GA

Amici invites its customers to “Elevate pizza night.” Why not do the same with your next office pizza lunch? Amici’s hand-tossed pizza, wings, salads and more are always made with the freshest ingredients. If you’re stopping in for a bite or team happy hour at a participating location, you’ll find local craft beers and Jittery Joe’s coffee roasted in small batches in Athens, GA. Feeding a crowd? Amici has you covered with full-service catering.

10 locations in CA

Dubbed “L.A.’s Finest Rotisserie,” The Calif. Chicken Cafe should be on your shortlist for feeding your team during working meetings, lunch & learn sessions, or large events. Why? Its insanely fresh menu features chicken roasted to perfection, salads with made-daily dressing, and a variety of wraps that include vegetarian and vegan options. Can’t decide what to order? Take a tip from Lizzo and try her favorite, the Chinese Chicken Salad.

4 locations in AZ, FL

Let’s face it: sandwiches for lunch never get old — especially when they’re from Firehouse Subs, offering hot and cold sub sandwich options that are anything but boring. Need proof? Try the new Spicy Cajun Chicken the next time you grab food during a busy work day or while traveling. Firehouse Subs constantly adds new locations, so a delicious business meal is never too far away. Firehouse Subs is also a no-fail catering option for groups!

Los Angeles, CA

“Gwen” is a name that just sounds fancy. And, well, it is! A stone’s throw from the glamor of Hollywood, this fine dining establishment features an old-world, European-style butcher shop and elegant menus that’ll impress the next time you’re entertaining clients. An LA Times called Gwen’s wild venison “one of the most profound things I’ve ever eaten.” Gwen also offers a lovely wine list and private dining, and offsite catering through Curtis Stone Events.

1 Additional location in VA

Authentic, Asian-inspired dishes. Fresh, house-chopped veggies and meats. Celebrity chef culinary creations. Pei Wei has perfected the recipe for business dining success! With many across the U.S., including major airports, it’s the perfect spot to grab a meal during your business travels — whether you’re craving something bold like the Spicy Drunken Noodles or comfort food like Orange Chicken. Looking for something healthier? Try one of Pei Wei’s salad bowls.

Los Angeles, CA

Yes, it’s possible to find a business meal that’s healthy, fresh, and fast! At Pescado Mojado, the menu is all of the above — plus incredibly flavorful, with dishes reminiscent of Mazatlán, Cancun, Las Glorias, and Cabo San Lucas. Stop in for lunch or dinner for fresh guacamole, perfectly-marinated ceviche, and a host of healthy soups, skewers, and tacos. Better yet? Bring the fiesta to the office with Pescado’s catering.

4 additional locations in CA, DC, FL

You and your colleagues are far from basic. So, make your next business lunch or meeting “extra” with Pokéworks’ uber-fresh seafood and hand-cut veggies. Visit a participating Pokeworks for everything you need to let your team build their own poke bowls, like ahi tuna, ponzu salmon, seaweed salad, pickled ginger and more. With options to feed small to large crowds (or just yourself), Pokeworks is sure to please.

Chicago, IL

With one of the most extensive wine lists in the country, Pops for Champagne was made for celebrating. Behind the menu? Wine Director Michael Stewart, known as “Champagne Jesus.” Visit on Monday night for specialty pours during your team happy hour, or celebrate closing that big deal over a bottle of bubbly and upscale bar snacks like East Coast Oysters, Cheese & Charcuterie, Caviar, or Truffle Popcorn. Pops also offers private events and reservations.

Buckhead, GA

Sometimes, business dining occasions call for something completely different. Need to impress a cultured client, prospect, or boss who has seen it all? Treat them to the speakeasy at Red Phone Booth. Featuring classic cocktails, rare spirits, a walk-in humidor, small plates, and a cozy “underground” venue, it’s the prohibition experience you never knew you needed. Before you visit, check with your hotel concierge or a Red Phone Booth member for the secret passcode!

San Rafael, CA

Need an expertly-curated menu for an unforgettable business event? “Sage” no more! Offering full-service catering at the location of your choice, Sage is known for its artful approach to food and impeccable service. Just ask its happy clients — a long list of California event planners, “who’s whos,” and FORTUNE 500 companies. Visit Sage’s website for inspiration and ideas for any occasion, then contact the experts for help crafting the perfect menu.

4 locations in CA

Instead of asking the vegans in your party to choose from a few options, why not treat them to their own menu? Even non-vegans can get behind this food, which includes creative plant-based pizzas, entrees, and tacos — as well as salads, of course. Fresh and packed with flavor, Sage is sure to satisfy whether you’re grabbing a quick lunch or catering to a crowd. Sage also has its own women-owned brewery with an array of crave-worthy beers.

Naples, FL

Nothing screams “special occasion” quite like seafood towers, Kobé beef delicacies, and an expertly-curated wine list. Sails combines all of this with its unique “beach-chic” setting, making it an upscale dining destination where you can relax and unwind with your team or clients. Nestled within a wine cave, its intimate private dining room is perfect for parties up to 12. Sails can also customize a menu for your gathering and can accommodate large groups of up to 85.

Atlanta, GA

Looking for an excellent sushi restaurant in downtown ATL? Do yourself (and your clients) a favor and check out Saito, a collaboration between Master Sushi Chef Saito Saito and two of the most innovative minds in Atlanta’s hospitality industry. Offering private parties for all your business needs, Saito has a mouthwatering menu of sushi, seafood, and steak, along with an extensive sake list and specialty cocktails.

Richmond, VA

Here’s an idea for your next team-building event: Southern Railway Taphouse! Beyond its menu, with more than 40 beers on tap and unique made-from-scratch bites like Mac & Double Cheese Eggrolls and Nashville Chicken Bites, there’s something extra for your team to enjoy. The “TapCade” above the restaurant features skee ball, basketball, and more arcade games to promote a little fun and friendly competition. Also available for private business events!

3 locations in AL and GA

It’s summer, and many companies are planning corporate picnics or barbecues. If that’s you, be sure to put Steak-Out on your catering shortlist. This unique concept offers a range of catering options, from on-site grilling to buffet-style catering. There’s even an option for personalized catering, where everyone gets exactly what they’re craving. On the menu: expertly-seasoned and grilled steaks, chicken, and shrimp, along with salads and classic, mouthwatering sides.


Now, this is a virtual meeting your team will actually look forward to: a beer tasting hosted by the self-described “Beer Geeks” at Your Beer Friend. This innovative company delivers beer tasting packages right to your team members’ doorsteps, complete with beers, tasting glassware, food pairing snacks and unboxing instructions. Then, an expert guides them through an hour-long virtual tasting experience that can be customized to meet your company’s needs.

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!