On March 17th, Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all restaurants to close their doors to the public due to the danger of covid-19.
Although the establishments are not open to the public for sit-in dining, some are still offering takeout and delivery options.
For the first time, some of the most exclusive restaurants in New York City are offering takeout. Eater New York listed some of the hottest restaurants in New York that are doing this.
Major Food Group’s famous Greenwich Village red-sauce joint, Carbone, put together a truncated menu that includes the spicy rigatoni vodka ($32), the tortellini al ragu ($34), the veal parmesan ($69), and a whole branzino ($95) for takeout and delivery via Caviar.
New York’s only Michelin-starred Korean barbecue spot, Cote, is launching takeout and delivery through Caviar, with three percent of all sales going to the City Harvest charity. Diners can expect the restaurant’s signature starters — wedge salads ($12), Korean bacon with jalapenos ($12), and tenderloin tartare with osetra caviar ($48) — as well as their beef feasts.
Iconic Brooklyn pizzeria, Lucali, which doesn’t take reservations and requires putting in names at opening time, will be offering its famous thin-crust pies and hearty calzones for takeout. Prices typically start at $24 for a large pie and $12 to $22 for the calzones.
Chef Stefano Secchi’s Flatiron hotspot, Rezdôra, lauded by local critics, normally books up a full month out, but amid the shutdown, a limited selection of signature preparations are available for takeout and delivery via Caviar. There aren’t any pasta tasting menus on tap, alas, but the venue offers a variety of burrata preparations, pork raviolini with parmigiano sauce ($23), pappardelle verde with wild boar ragu ($23), cappelletti verdi with leeks and mushroom puree ($25), and lasagna bolognese for two ($35).