Currently, all New York City restaurants can only offer takeout or delivery services. But many of the city's best restaurants have taken a break throughout the course of the past two months, figuring out what's best for their staff, public health and own bottom lines. While restaurants in the fine dining sector might find it harder to pivot to this new generation of dining in, scores of restaurants across the city are thinking creatively about how they fit in to the crowded delivery scene. As restaurants get closer to fully opening back up for dine-in full-service—in whatever capacity that might look like—we'll update this page to keep you in-the-know about the notable restaurants that you can return to. In the meantime, here are some restaurants that have reopened for delivery and takeout that might be worth checking out. Welcome back, folks!
Still in the process of figuring out their delivery plan, the team says that by the end of the month they will launch an e-commerce platform for their restaurants I Sodi, Buvette, Via Carota and Bar Pisellino. You'll be able to order I Sodi's famed lasagna to-go, as well as other grocery market items, including Rita Sodi's family olive oil. "We might do our vinaigrette, Bar Pisellino’s panini and tramezzini. Rita might do her meat sauce. She’s also got a killer cacio e pepe sauce in the works. But we’re definitely not going to put a plastic table out and sell Aperol spritzes in plastic cups to people who aren’t wearing their masks," co-owner Jody Williams told Grub Street last week.
Spicy Village is one of the restaurants we've missed the most throughout all of this, so we're excited to hear that the team has reopened for takeout. The spicy big tray chicken is considered to be one of the crowd favorites, but pretty much everything here slaps. Learn more, here.
Hit brunch items and their signature, elevated momo dumplings are available once again on Grubhub, starting today at this Woodside, Queens, favorite. Learn more, here.
Known for its celebrity clientele, Keith McNally’s Pastis revival has joined the delivery game, making grabbing a meal a bit more accessible. Customers can place orders for French onion soup or a cheeseburger. Learn more, here.
The excellent Egyptian fast casual spot has reopened in Soho, bringing along with it pickled lemon taameya sandwiches, dukka fries and lots of colorful dips. Learn more, here.
The East Village diner has reopened, making its tuna melts, borscht and kasha varnishkes available to devour once again. For the first time in their 80-plus year history, they have also begun to take credit cards. The team is only doing delivery and takeout orders by phone right now at 212-505-8065.
The Turk’s Inn
The psychedelic Bushwick restaurant has reopened for delivery with dishes such as blackened salmon with a cucumber gazpacho, lemon pilaf, labne, a “cabbage steak” with a caper-date vinaigrette and more. For dessert, there’s a white chocolate budino or a molten chocolate tahini cake. Learn more, here.
The acclaimed modern Korean fine dining destination has pivoted to delivery. Dishes include sunchokes with mushrooms, gochujang chicken, as well as tiered family meal sets to allow you to try a bit of everything. Learn more, here.
The Scandinavian open-faced sandwich spot will bring their delights your way. We recommend the curried herring sandwich, the pickled herring sandwich, or, even the standout grain bowl (with roasted vegetables, greens, avocado, salsa verde, beet hummus and pickled cabbage). Learn more, here.
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
The iconic dim sum spot has resided in Chinatown since 1920. Thankfully, the team has been able to reopen its doors and is offering a takeout and delivery menu filled with its greatest hits. You can even stock up on bulk orders of frozen dumplings for no-fee delivery within Manhattan and Brooklyn. Learn more, here.
Chinese dry pot spot MáLà Project returns with dishes such as pepper served with a 1,000 Year Egg, roasted eggplant with garlic, pig ear in chili oil and dandan noodles. Learn more, here.
Win Son and Win Son Bakery
Both locations from the Win Son team are now open for delivery. At the bakery, we recommend the bacon, egg and cheese scallion pancake or a mochi donut. At the main restaurant, we highly suggest their pan-griddled pork buns. For more information on the bakery’s delivery offerings, you can learn more here. For Win Son, learn more here.
Pierogi and borscht fans will rejoice at the return of this East Village icon. Learn more, here.
Jeju Noodle Bar
The acclaimed “first and only noodle bar to win a Michelin star” has returned with upscale prix-fixe options, available for delivery. Learn more, here.
Il Buco Alimentari
Homey Italian cooking is what’s on deck at Il Buco Alimentari. With a relaunched menu, expect offerings such as a cacio e pepe kit with pecorino and Parmigiano Reggiano infused butter. Learn more, here.
Superiority Burger fanatics, the many there are, will not be surprised to learn that the team’s new delivery offerings are reportedly selling out within minutes. The grab bags include a daily-changing hero, side dish and dessert. And, yes, pre-ordering for next time is an option if you’re not fast enough with your mouse clicks. Learn more, here.
The Japanese comfort food spot specializing in katsu sandos has returned to the Lower East Side. Menu options currently include short rib and cheese katsu sandwiches, sausage okonomiyaki and sweet yuzu chicken wings. Learn more, here.
Upscale sushi spot Kissaki is swimming along with a new delivery menu. You can get different omakase sets with futomaki rolls, uni and other additions. Learn more, here.
This post has been updated throughout to reflect new openings.
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