Cote NYC is offering delivery on Caviar
Independent restaurants have been one of the hardest hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic and in a struggle to stay afloat, many fine dining establishments forced to close their dining rooms have turned to takeout and delivery in the hopes of keeping some of their staff employed in these uncertain times. Here are some Michelin-star takeout and delivery options to enjoy in Northern California, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.
Chicken Donabe at SingleThread
SingleThread, Sonoma County
Since the weekend of March 22, Kyle and Katina Connaughton and the SingleThread team have been feeding more than 200 needy families in Sonoma County each day through Sonoma Family Meal and Corazon Healdsburg with the help of generous donors like Kistler winery and film actor Josh Lucas.
They’re also making an additional 25 meals each day available to the public for pick up within the local area. These meals will be different from the typical SingleThread menu and served family-style, costing $85 and are enough to feed a family of four. Customers who pre-order a meal online will have the option of purchasing additional donation meals for Sonoma families in need. Recently, they offered whole roasted organic Petaluma chicken with roasted parsnips and sunchoke from Katina’s SingleThread garden, along with brioche rolls, chocolate chip cookies, a salad and next day chicken and farro verde soup kit. Other recipes, like chicken tan-tan nabe with housemade tofu, will be inspired from their Donabe cookbook.
Order a wagyu steak care package from Cote NYC
This modern Korean steakhouse is offering a robust menu for delivery through Caviar every evening from 4-9 pm and 3% of all sales through Caviar will be donated to City Harvest to feed hungry New Yorkers. Chef David Shim has created a menu of tangy gochujang-glazed chicken nuggets, galbi bowls, bibimbop, kimchi wagyu paella and more paired with wines, beer and soju curated by beverage director Victoria James.
You can also email email@example.com to pre-order a steak care package, available for pickup daily from 12-9 pm. $180 plus tax gets your four one-pound ribeyes, four pints of assorted banchan, Cote’s house salt blend and ssamjang.
Galbi bowl, just one of the menu items at Cote available for delivery on Caviar
Sushi Noz, NYC
Understated Sushi Noz is offering simple but sublime sashimi rice bowls for takeout $45 apiece for lean blue fin tuna or line-caught salmon served over a bed of sushi rice. There’s squid karaage ($22) as well or the bara-chirashi ($115) selection of seasonal sashimi that serves two.
Sushi Ginza Onodera, Los Angeles
The most elaborate sushi offering I’ve seen is the $150 chirashi sushi box by Sushi Ginza Onodera, a jigsaw puzzle of raw fish over rice. The impressive selection of 13 different types of Edomae-aged fish from Japan includes hairy crab, Hokkaido sea urchin, bluefin tuna, caviar, tiger shrimp, goldeneye snapper, rockfish, conch, red snapper, razor clam, shrimp oboro and anago salt water eel. The omakase restaurant’s secret off-menu futomaki is also available for $80, an oversized roll made with sea eel, tiger prawn, egg omelet, pickled burdock root, kanpyo (a gourd common in Edo cuisine), cucumber, shiitake mushrooms, sansho pepper and sesame seeds. Ingredients are separately cooked, cooled and then rolled together, allowing the juices to commingle, which is why futomaki rolls are delicious after 5–6 hours or even the next day. Order can be placed by calling 323-433-4817 between 12pm–6pm Tuesday–Saturday with pickup times from 3pm–8pm (closed Sunday & Monday).
Sushi Ginza Onodera Chirashi Box
Sushi Ginza Onodera
Chef Ryan McCaskey is offering an a la carte carry out menu comprised of Acadia’s bar food including Stonington lobster rolls, burgers, lobster grilled cheese, charred cauliflower with truffle mornay and spicy cumin lamb noodles for curbside pick up Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4-8 pm. Everything on the menu is $18 or less. Each Saturday afternoon, McCaskey is also providing a free market behind the restaurant with proteins, canned goods, dairy, produce and more for restaurant industry employees in need thanks to donations from local suppliers including Supreme Lobster, Slagel Farms and Chef’s Garden.
Burgers to go at Acadia
EL Ideas, Chicago
Curbside pickup at EL Ideas includes cassoulet with duck confit, Toulouse sausage and braised pork shoulder with a revamped rendition of Frosty and French fries, a Wendy’s-inspired delight that’s become a signature dish for chef Phillip Foss. The meaty three-course meal is also available in a vegetarian version, with braised celery root, wild mushrooms and white beans.
Each day, chef Brian Fisher whips up several different options for pick-up and delivery at Entente, ranging from whole roasted dry-aged duck ($150) with peanut butter egg rolls for four to chicken tikka masala with grilled turmeric naan ($70) for two. Every meal includes a sweet bite for dessert too – like miso butterscotch caramel corn or a gourmet Hostess-inspired chocolate cupcake. You can even class it up with caviar service with Iberico ham chips ($70).
Braised pork, stewed beans, wild greens and potato gratin at Harbor House Inn
Harbor House Inn Harbor House Inn
Harbor House Inn, Mendocino
Chef Matt Kammerer is offering different family-style menus to-go on weekends at Harbor House Inn. This weekend there’s Vietnamese-style noodles, butternut squash soup and a salad of local greens for $18 with optional add-ons of pork ($5), seaweed sourdough bread ($8) and Japanese cheesecake ($8). Dinner is served cold with instructions for reheating and can be ordered online or by calling 707-877-3203. Dinner is available for pick-up from 5-6 pm, with limited delivery in the town of Elk.
Masseria, Washington D.C.
Delivering seven days per week from 4-6 pm, Masseria a Casa brings Chef Nick Stefanelli’s Puglian-inspired Italian menu to your front door, featuring dishes like whole roasted Amish chicken, Long Island duck confit, and orecchiette with fennel sausage and broccoli rabe. The family-style feasts for two are $85 with vegetarian options available upon request. Dinner for two with a bottle of wine is $135 or a bottle of reserve wine for $225. Perhaps most heartwarming, rather than partner with a third party delivery company, the entire Masseria staff including Stefanelli are hand delivering these meals, using the restaurant’s catering van, their personal cars, and even a Vespa. Order online or by calling the restaurant at 202-608-1330.
n/naka, Los Angeles
Chef Niki Nakayama has pivoted from modern kaiseki tasting menus to $38 bento boxes available to pre-order online at n/naka. Bento boxes will be available to pickup with a limit of six per order. Sushi will be accompanied by A5 wagyu, grilled miso black cod, shoyu koji roasted sweet potato, panko-fried shrimp with sesame aioli and more, including variations of many dishes that might be found on their 13-course tasting menu. Dessert is included too, with small bites of matcha white chocolate cake and apricot umeshu jelly.
n/naka Bento with Sushi
Atelier Crenn, San Francisco
You can order Crenn Kits to go at Atelier Crenn for $55 per person with French comfort food like vegetable soup, veggie parmentier gratiné, sliced brioche and dessert from pastry chef Juan Contreras. These dishes are more similar to what you might expect at Bar Crenn or Petit Crenn as opposed to the extravagant bites composing the $345 tasting menu at chef Dominique Crenn’s flagship restaurant.
SPQR, San Francisco
Chef Matthew Accarrino is perhaps best know for his creative housemade pasta at SPQR and an abbreviated dinner menuis now available to pre-order each evening beginning at 4 pm with pick-up starting at 5:30 pm. Call 415-771-7779 to place your order. The menu consists of simple comfort food favorites like soft corn polenta with BBQ pork cheeks and spaghetti with guanciale along with local seafood and larger format dishes. There’s always at least one vegetarian option too, and each takeout order comes with a house salad and focaccia bread. Dishes are priced at or around $30 each.
Vespertine, Los Angeles
Chef Jordan Kahn’s eclectic and polarizing restaurant is offering family-style meals for takeout and delivery priced at $49 per person. Wagyu beef brisket and crispy skin chicken thighs are accompanied by Anson Mills farro risotto with wild mushrooms, roasted black carrot salad and delicata squash gratin with Cypress Grove gouda. And for dessert, familiar chocolate chip cookies and almond brown butter brownies are a complete 180 from Vespertine’s normally avant garde fare.
Dialogue, Los Angeles
In Santa Monica, chef Dave Beran is offering a three-course takeout menu with both an omnivorous and vegetarian option each night at $35 per person. Recent options include a choice between pork belly Siciliano with Italian wedding soup and roasted broccolini or roasted cauliflower Milanese with caramelized onion and pumpkin seed soup. A slice of burnt Basque cheesecake makes for a hearty dessert and several bottles of wine are available to accompany.
Pansotti stuffed with ricotta at Marea
This Central Park South staple has started offering their coastal Italian cuisine for pick-up and delivery through Caviar from 4–9 pm daily and by calling 212-582-5100. Marea’s robust menu includes lobster and burrata, eggplant parmigiano, pan-seared striped bass with salmoriglio sauce and of course, their famous fusilli with braised octopus and bone marrow. Beer, wine and their classic negroni are available as well and the Altamarea Group is also selling gift cards, with 25% of all gift card purchases donated to Citymeals, the designated emergency responder for the city’s seniors.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, NYC
For $150, reserve a build-your-own-hotpot box from Blue Hill at Stone Barns based on what’s in season and available in their larder. Expect a roster of raw and fermented vegetables, whole grains, local meats, and pasture-raised eggs from Stone Barns. Freshly milled flatbread, Blue Hill yoghurt, cookies and pastries are also included. Boxes are available for pickup at 2pm and 4pm at Blue Hill at Stone Barns as well as the New York City location of Blue Hill in Greenwich Village.
Kaiseki speakeasy odo is offering takeout and delivery for the first time with a six-piece nigiri with sushi roll set for $18 on Grubhub. The takeout selection is representative of what diners would be served for the sushi course at the 14-seat omakase counter, using all local American fish and Chef Hiroki Odo is donating some proceeds from takeout to relief efforts for COVID-19.
Alinea is serving a different three-course comfort food takeout menu each week, with pre-orders available online. The first week’s beef short rib wellington, 50-50 mashed potatoes and crème brûlée cost $34.95 per person, a heartier and much more affordable alternative to their usual tasting menus. Currently they’re serving coq au vin with mashed potatoes, a side salad and dark chocolate pot de crème for $39.95
This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all Michelin-starred restaurants offering carryout and delivery, rather a curated selection of noteworthy offerings. Operations are subject to change during this crisis so please check each restaurant’s website and Instagram for the most up-to-date information.