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Your Ultimate Guide to Work Dinners, Drinks & More

From a quick team lunch to a client meeting

Scheduling meetings can be complicated enough, let us help you with your next power lunch or work dinner. From clients in town to team get togethers, and everything in between, read ahead to for our recommendations.

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Grab & Go/Office Catering

Emmy’s Gluten Free Cream Cheese Coffee Cake from Beatrix, set on a small wooden boardBeatrix
Be the star of your next breakfast meeting by picking up a few crowd-pleasing pastries from Beatrix to share with the group. Pop into the coffee bar for hand-crafted drinks made with signature Beatrix Coffee Roasters blends and select from house-made goodies like the Gluten-Free Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, Honey-Butter Cinnamon Roll or Lemon Blueberry Muffin. If you prefer to dine-in, have a working meeting over favorite breakfast dishes like Light & Fluffy Lemon Pancakes, Smashed Avocado Toast, Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Sandwich and more.
Make a reservation at the Beatrix location nearest you | Order carryout or delivery from the Beatrix location nearest you

Grab-n-go cooler displaying a variety of packaged fruits, salads and mealsBeatrix Market
A huge range of grab-and-go items are available at Beatrix Market locations in Fulton Market and the Chicago Loop. Pick up a quick breakfast, lunch or snack from a selection of pre-packaged options or place a larger catering order directly through the website.
Order from the Beatrix Market location nearest you

Rotisserie Ema Catering plattersRotisserie Ema
Cater your upcoming office party, lunch meeting or business conference with a Mediterranean mezze feast from Rotisserie Ema! Choose from your favorite house-made hummus and spreads, chef-prepared salads, mains and much more.
Order catering from Rotisserie Ema

Tallboy Taco comboTallboy Taco
Tacos also make for a quick and fun lunch whether at your desk or a conference room with your colleagues. Stop by Tallboy Taco or place an order online to make any day taco day.
Order Tallboy Taco online


Quick Team Lunch

sushi san willis towerSushi-san – Willis Tower
Treat the team to a delicious and quick lunch at Sushi-san at Catalog in Willis Tower. Smaller teams can sit at the hand roll bar for made to order hand rolls while larger groups can enjoy the Catalog’s sitting and pick from a signature assortment of maki and nigiri, build-your-own bento boxes and more. The menu is available for convenient order-ahead or grab-and-go service.
Sitting is first come, first served
Order Sushi-san Willis Tower online

Sushi san express lunchSushi-san
For a quick yet full service experience head to Sushi-san for their Express Lunch. The Express Lunch is served with Miso Soup, Salad-san, choice of San-specialty and Rice Bowl. The Express Lunch is $17, plus tax, and is available for dine-in only.
Make a reservation at Sushi-san

Express Lunch platter at Ramen-San

Ramen-san locations in River North, Streeterville and Fulton Market offer an Express Lunch too. The Express Lunch is served with a choice of Ramen and Rice Bowl plus Salad-san and Marinated Cucumbers. The Express Lunch is $15.95, plus tax and is available for dine-in only.
Make a reservation at Ramen-san – River North
Make a reservation at Ramen-san Deluxe – Streeterville
Make a reservation at Ramen-san Whisky Bar – Fulton Market
Make a reservation at Ramen-san – Lincoln Park

Power Lunch

Shaw's Surf & Turf menu spreadShaw’s Crab House
Power lunch with a client? Shaw’s is ready to serve an experience your group will enjoy. Looking for a more casual vibe? Take a seat in the Oyster Bar.
Make a reservation at Shaw’s – Chicago
Make a reservation at Shaw’s – SchaumburgJoe's Seafood Chopped SaladJoe’s Seafood, Prime Steak  & Stone Crab
Book a table at any of the Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab locations and talk business over your choice of land or seafood options.
Make a reservation at the Joe’s Seafood – Chicago
Make a reservation at the Joe’s Seafood – Las Vegas
Make a reservation at the Joe’s Seafood – D.C.

RP Italian Pistachio gelatoRPM Italian – D.C.
RPM Italian in D.C. offers a quick sit down experience with its Lunch Express. This three-course meal includes items such as Apple & Radicchio Salad, Barolo-Braised Short Ribs, Rigatoni Alla Gricia plus dessert like Toasted Pistachio Gelato. The Express Lunch is $35 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included).
Make a reservation at RPM Italian – D.C.

Imported Burrata and Caviar at RPM ItalianRPM Italian – Las Vegas
Make a lunch reservation at RPM Italian in Las Vegas and talk business over fresh housemade pastas, Italian classics and other RPM Italian specialties.
Make a reservation at RPM Italian – Las Vegas

For more lunch options, check out the complete Lettuce lunch guide.

After Work Drinks

Aba Austin outdoor patioAba
Whether trying to impress your client with views of Chicago, or perhaps the patio and weather in Austin or Miami, cocktails at Aba make for an impactful backdrop to any conversation.
Make a reservation at Aba – Chicago
Make a reservation at Aba – Austin
Make a reservation at Aba Miami – Bal Harbour

Food Spread at Bub CityBub City
Welcoming a client to Chicago and looking for a lowkey spot? Take them to Bub City for a Chicago Handshake among other fun drinks and BBQ bites.
Make a reservation at Bub City – Chicago
Make a reservation at Bub City – Rosemont

The Bamboo Room CocktailThe Bamboo Room at Three Dots and a Dash
For a quieter setting where you can impress your client with your knowledge of Rum, head to the Bamboo Room for some of the tastiest cocktails in a cozy speakeasy environment.
Make a reservation at The Bamboo Room at Three Dots and a Dash

Three Dots and a Dash cocktailThree Dots and a Dash
Celebrate the new hire at Three Dots and a Dash. The fun atmosphere will make them feel extra welcomed to the team!
Make a reservation at Three Dots and a Dash.

il Porcellino Negroniil Porcellino
With $8 Negronis, $6 Peroni and $8 select wines by the glass, il Porcellino is great for those team drinks!
Make a reservation at il Porcellino 

For more after work drink ideas check out our Happy Hour guide.

Client Dinners

The Drawing Room at MiruMiru
Impress your guests with impeccable sushi and Japanese small plates, as well as a spectacular view of the Chicago River and the iconic Navy Pier.
Make a reservation at Miru.

RPM Seafood Royal Seafood TowerRPM Seafood
Start your client dinner on a high note with views of the Chicago River and a seafood tower. Plus, you can book one of their several private dining rooms for important meetings.
Make a reservation at RPM Seafood.

Porterhouse Steak at RPM SteakRPM Steak
Show visiting clients the great steaks Chicago has to offer and more at RPM Steak. You can also book a private dining room.
Make a reservation at RPM Steak.

The Omakase Room Sashimi BoxThe Omakase Room at Sushi-san
Celebrate your client’s milestone moment at The Omakase Room and enjoy an 18-course omakase in this intimate setting.
Make a reservation at The Omakase Room at Sushi-san.

Wildfire Steak, Chops & SeafoodWildfire – Tysons
Wildfire in Tysons is not only conveniently located for your next client dinner in the DMV area but also offers a variety of dishes for all tastes.
Make a reservation at Wildfire – Tysons

Looking to book a private event or are in charge of booking the office holiday party? Check out these spaces:
Private Event Spaces – Chicagoland
Private Event Spaces – DC Metro
Private Event Spaces – Twin Cities
Private Event Spaces – Los Angeles
Private Event Spaces – Las Vegas
Private Event Spaces – Austin

Book your next party with us!

Team Building Dinners

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba TapasCafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is the perfect place to bring your team for a lively night out. Everything on the menu is designed to share, including our signature paella and pitchers of sangria. Normal reservations accepted up to 20 guests at select times.
Make a reservation at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Chicken Mario, Osteria Via StatoOsteria Via Stato
Nothing says team building dinner like the family-style menu at Osteria Via Stato featuring a bounty of chef-selected antipasti and seasonal pastas, followed by a choice of entrée, individually plated. Guests can choose from dishes like;
Slow Braised Short Rib with whipped potatoes, Chicken Mario with broccolini or Seafood Stew with scallops, shrimp and market fish.
Make a reservation at Osteria Via Stato.
Osteria Via Stato’s Italian Dinner Party menu

Ramen at Tokio PubTokio Pub
From Pub Originals to ramen and sushi for the table, book you next team building dinner at Tokio Pub.
Make a reservation at Tokio Pub.

Banquet room at Saranello'sSaranello’s
Looking for a delicious option in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago? Check out Saranello’s! In addition to the a la carte menu of rustic Italian fare, the restaurant offers multiple private dining spaces perfect for hosting the whole team.
Make a reservation at Saranello’s.

View our complete guide to the Best Spots for Group Dining.

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