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Llama San Reopens, & More NYC Restaurant Updates

NYC restaurant news for the week of 7/13/20.

Every week, we’ll be using this page to keep track of the latest restaurant and bar openings, reopenings, takeout specials, and other exciting or noteworthy updates around the city. You can read everything we know about outdoor dining in NYC right now on our FAQ guide here, and check out a list of over 130 restaurants where you can eat outside tonight here.

If you’re looking to order takeout and delivery this week, please also consider doing so from a Black-owned restaurant in NYC. Check out our list of almost 200 Black-owned restaurants and bars open for takeout here, organized by borough and neighborhood.

As always, if you have any tips or questions, send us an email at

Week of July 13th

  • Governors Island is reopening on Wednesday, July 15th, along with many of the island’s dining options - like a spot from The Meat Hookand Threes Brewing, and a truck with Eritrean and Ethiopian food. You’ll find everything you need to know here.

  • One of our favorite bakeries in Prospect Heights, Ciao Gloria, set up sidewalk seating. So now you can enjoy their pastries, cakes, and breakfast sandwiches under a big blue umbrella.

  • Llama San in the West Village will begin outdoor dining on Thursday, and reservations are available online here.

  • A new female-owned pupusa spot opened on Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood. Pupusas Ridgewood has takeout available, as well as three sidewalk tables where you can sit and eat things like cheese and squash pupusas. Call 347-599-0858 to place your pick-up order or stop by the restaurant.

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photo credit: Pupusas Ridgewood - Photo by Alicia Camden

  • Crown Shy is reopening for outdoor dining on Friday - they laid out their safety information for diners in an Instagram post, including the use of QR codes for digital menus and payment. You can book a reservation ahead of time here.

  • In UES news, San Matteo Cucina reopened for takeout and delivery, and Angkor Cambodian Bistro announced they will be closing permanently on August 1st (they’re offering takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining until then).

  • Wildair now has a takeout window where you can pick up this chocolate hazelnut tart (and other great snacks). If you want to hang out on Orchard Street while you eat, they have a few seat-yourself tables available.

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photo credit: Chocolate Hazelnut Tart from Wildair

  • Tailfeather in Clinton Hill now has outdoor dining available from Thursday to Sunday from 4pm to 11pm. You can also order their natural wine, pizzas, and snacks for takeout and delivery here.

  • Smorgasburg in Williamsburg recently announced that they’ll reopen with an online ordering system starting Monday July 20th. They’ll have ten vendors that rotate on a weekly basis, and next week’s list includes Vaquero Elotes, Mao’s Bao, Berg’s Pastrami, Excell Kingston Eatery, and The Whole Bowl.

  • If you’re looking for a secluded backyard option near Prospect Heights, know that Oxalis is now taking reservations for their weekend outdoor dining.

Week of July 6th

  • The Banty Roosterannounced that they would be closing down after August 22nd. Until then, you can stop by their outdoor dining area for first come, first served tables.

  • Mimi Cheng’s is selling pan-fried Emmy Burger Dumplings at both of their East Village and Nolita locations for the entire month of July. They come with Emmy sauce on the side, and you can order them fresh or frozen to make at home. Check out the rest of their takeout and delivery menu here, or stop by for outdoor dining.

  • One of the chefs from Madre in Greenpoint is running a bake sale to benefit Bakers Against Racism in Mccarren Park this Sunday (weather permitting). You can find more information about the national campaign for Bakers Against Racism here and see details about this week’s effort here.

  • Di An Di started offering a three-course meal as part of their new outdoor dining, with the option to have the chef cook at your table. This special is currently in soft-open mode, so there are only two tables available for reservation this weekend. Stay tuned for more updates on when they’ll be expanding the project.

  • In addition to sidewalk table service, Skin Contact on the LES just started outdoor wine tastings in their backyard every Wednesday. There are three reservation-only tastings every Wednesday night, and tickets cost $36 per person. You can DM them on Instagram here to book your tickets.

  • On Wednesday Lilia announced that they’ll be reopening for outdoor dining on Friday, July 10th. They aren’t accepting any walk-ins whatsoever. So you’ll have to book your table through Resy here ahead of time if you want to check out their outdoor table service. Find more [here]

  • Crown Shy is now delivering chicken and short rib meal kits through Baldor. Each one comes with four courses and serves two to three people. You can see details and pre-order yours here.

  • After almost a decade of service on Houston Street, Gaia Italian Cafe’s lease will end on July 31st. It’s unclear whether or not Gaia will reopen in a new location.

  • The owner of Brutus Bakeshop in Brooklyn, Lani Halliday started baking in Maison Yaki’s kitchen on Wednesday. She’s the first in Maison Yaki’s Black entrepreneur series and she’ll be making pastry and picnic boxes of vegan and gluten-free goods for the next two weeks. You can check out the menu and schedule your order here

  • There’s a new restaurant on an aircraft carrier that’s docked by the West Harlem Piers. It’s called Baylander Steel Beach, and it’s run by the same team behind Prohibition on the UWS. Since it’s an aircraft carrier, expect a massive top deck where you can drink cocktails and eat lobster rolls and talk about things you never thought you’d be doing (such as eating a lobster roll on a former warship). Check out their website for more details on their hours.

  • Governor Cuomo extended New York’s takeout cocktail law until July 26th, which was originally set to expire at the beginning of this month. This is good news for restaurants and bars who have been making profits off of selling takeout booze. It’s also good news for your increasingly intimate relationship with to-go margaritas.

  • Speaking of to-go drinks, we’ve noticed some NYC bars and restaurants are promoting double portions of cocktails. One such place is The Fly. We’re into it.

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photo credit: The Fly

  • The pastry chef who has worked at Cafe Altro Paradiso and Flora Bar (Natasha Pickowicz) announced a weekly dessert pop-up series at Superiority Burger called “Never Ending Taste.” This Sunday’s proceeds from her $7 cakes, gelati, and sorbetti will go to a volunteer-based urban farm in Long Island City. You can find out more information about the organization and how to order dessert here.

  • This week, even more NYC restaurants set up outdoor dining spaces. Some highlights include Four Horsemen in Williamsburg, Golden Diner in Chinatown, Heidi’s House By The Side Of The Road on the UES, Ruffian in the East Village, Rowhouse in Harlem, Super Pollo in Ridgewood, Di An Di in Greenpoint, Olmsted in Prospect Heights, Raku in the East Village, Mountain Bird in Harlem, and Paulie Gee’s in Greenpoint. You can find a full list of outdoor dining options on our guide here.

  • As of Tuesday, Bar Goto on the LES is taking reservations for their sidewalk seating. They just started outdoor service from 4pm to 9pm. If you go, make sure to order their chicken wings in addition to whatever cocktail you get most excited about.

  • Sea Wolf, a Bushwick seafood spot by the Jefferson L subway stop, just moved to a new location right by Williamsburg’s Domino Park. The new Sea Wolf has outdoor seating and Happy Hour that runs from 4pm to 7pm every day.

  • On July 2nd, the mayor announced that 22 clusters of city streets will now be blocked off to cars on weekends. This change allows restaurants to expand their outdoor dining from 5pm to 11pm on Friday nights, and noon to 11pm on Saturday and Sunday. We wrote about all the details here.

  • Closings:Cranberry’s in Brooklyn Heights closed this week.

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photo credit: Rivington Street taken by Hannah Albertine

Week of June 29th

  • In a press conference on Wednesday morning, Mayor de Blasio confirmed that the city will not reopen indoor dining at restaurants as part of Phase 3 on July 6th. This comes a few days after he said he was closely examining the decision. Read more about the announcement and the city’s goal to expand outdoor dining here.

  • Back in March, Jing Fong was one of the first restaurants in Chinatown to close down. This week, they posted on Instagram that they’re officially reopen for takeout and delivery service every day between 10am and 7:30pm. You can call 212-964-5256 to place your order for pick-up or delivery anywhere in Manhattan below Spring Street. If you live elsewhere, go online to see if they’ll deliver to you through a third-party platform.

  • Cervo’s on the Lower East Side now has outdoor table service available from Wednesday to Friday between 5pm to 9pm. If you’d rather place an order to-go than sit on the sidewalk, you can call 212-226-2545 to place your order.

  • Cervos’ sister restaurant The Fly is also offering sidewalk seating in front of their Bed-Stuy spot from Thursday to Saturday between 5pm to 9pm. For takeout chicken and wine instead of sidewalk chicken and wine, call 347-405-5300.

  • This week, Staff Writer Hannah Albertine ate dinner on Wayla’s back patio. Here’s how it went.

  • If you’re looking for more outdoor dining options this weekend, check out our updated guide to NYC Restaurants Where You Can Eat Outside Today

  • There’s a new cocktail bar in the West Village from the team behind Dante. It’s called, hold onto your hats, Dante West Village. Yes, there are negronis and some nice-looking chicken sandwiches. You can read about more of the city’s latest openings on our just-updated guide.

  • About a month ago, the chef behind Maison Yaki and Olmsted (Greg Baxtrom) announced that aspiring Black chefs will be taking over Maison Yaki’s kitchen space this summer. He recently announced the first four chefs in the series will be Lani Halliday, Jared Howard, Michelle Williams, and Mohamed Wahiba. You can find out more information about each chef by clicking on their Instagram handles in this post from Maison Yaki.

  • As of Tuesday, Loring Place is now accepting reservations for outdoor dining. There’s a maximum of four people per table, and you can see what’s available here. Reservations aren’t required, and they’ll be holding some spots for walk-ins.

  • Breads Bakery is offering delivery to the Hamptons every Friday starting July 3rd. You can look at pricing and menu options (like chocolate babka, labneh, and poppy seed challah) on their website here.

  • The owner of Extra Virgin in the West Village (Michele Gaton) has started a petition to close the restaurant’s block of West 4th Street to cars so that they can expand outdoor dining. You can see the petition and sign here.

  • Ravel Hotel in LIC recently reopened their rooftop pool and cafe, as well as their very own Covid-19 testing site for staff and guests. From what we know, this is the only hospitality testing center of its kind. Does getting tested work the same way as swimming after you eat? Should you wait thirty minutes before you get back in the pool?

  • Junzi Kitchen is collaborating with Adda on Thursday night for their latest Distance Dining event. You can order this week’s Chinese-Indian meal for delivery here, and then tune in on Junzi’s Instagram on Thursday night at 7pm for the live-stream event with the chefs.

  • If you’re in Williamsburg and looking for some music that isn’t emanating from a speaker, Ammazzacaffe in Williamsburg now has live jazz every Sunday in their back patio. They’re accepting reservations online, and also holding a couple of tables for walk-ins.

  • Sushi Ginza Onodera reopened for takeout this week in Midtown. In addition to chikarashi and maki, they’re selling beer, sake, and wine to-go. Call 212-390-0925 to place your pick-up order.

Week of June 22nd

  • This week marked the beginning of NYC’s Phase 2, and restaurants are now allowed to reopen outdoor dining areas like sidewalks, patios, and even some marked-off parts of the curb and street. For a running list of spots where you can eat and drink outside today, use this guide - and read our FAQ for more details on masks, party size, and social distancing.

  • Editor-In-Chief Hillary Reinsberg checked out Corner Bistro’s sidewalk seating in the West Village on Monday night (night one of Phase 2), and wrote about her experience here.

  • A bunch of restaurants that have never offered extensive sidewalk seating before are now serving customers outside - like Taladwat in Hell’s Kitchen, JoJo on the UES, Amma in Midtown, Mimi Cheng’s in the East Village and Nolita, and Ops in Bushwick.

  • Rahi’s new outdoor dining area has a live tandoori grill station, an outdoor bar, and fresh kulfi ice pops. They’re still offering takeout and delivery in case you’d prefer to eat at home, and they also launched a weekly-changing meal that you can only order through Resy, as part of Resy’s new “At-Home” specials series.

  • Saraghina in Bed-Stuy now has a gelato stand that’s open until 9pm, and you can see what it looks like here.

  • On Friday June 26th, Teranga in Harlem and Junzi Kitchen are collaborating on a special three-course delivery meal that combines West African and Chinese cooking. This is the latest event in Junzi Kitchen’s Distance Dining program, and all of the proceeds go to Harlem Grown - a youth development nonprofit that teaches urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. Check out the menu and buy your tickets here.

  • If you’re curious about how quickly tables are getting booked right now: on Tuesday afternoon, Anton’s started accepting reservations online and the tables for that evening were gone within just a few hours. In addition to reservation-only tables, Anton’s is holding a few spots for walk-ins. Here’s a picture of what it looked like on Tuesday night around 8:30pm.

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photo credit: Hannah Albertine

  • Read more about how difficult it is to book a table at places like Wayla and Rezdora right now here.

  • After being closed for several months, Westbourne launched a takeout window with to-go snacks like radishes with butter, smoked almonds, and a rotating selection of non-alcoholic cocktails. Their window is open from 5:30pm to 8pm Wednesday to Saturday, and will stop running in Mid-July. Find out more here.

  • In Noho, Il Buco and Il Buco Alimentari both started outdoor dining. And Il Buco Alimentari also started delivering pizza. Find out more about their dine-in and takeout options here.

  • King Tai in Crown Heights just reopened with brand new garden seating, as well as over 20 cocktails for you to choose from. They’re still doing takeout drinks if you’d rather sit elsewhere, and you can check out their menu and place your pick-up or delivery order here.

  • Gumbo Bros has been serving special crawfish boils for the last few weekends, and this Sunday June 28th is your last chance to try them. 50% of the profits from this week will go to two nonprofits that support Black communities in New Orleans and Brooklyn (one is the Made in New Orleans Foundation, and the other is Brooklyn NAACP. Find out more here - and make sure to place your order before Friday at noon.

Week of June 15th

  • This Wednesday, Governor Cuomo announced in a press conference that NYC will be entering Phase 2 of its reopening plan on Monday, June 22nd - which includes outdoor dining at restaurants. If you want to learn more about what to expect from outdoor dining, check out our FAQ here

  • Keens Steakhouse in Midtown reopened for takeout and delivery service this week. You can go online to place your order for things like crab cakes, wedge salads, and the mutton chop they’ve been serving since 1885. Also, if you’d rather cook at home, Keens is selling uncooked steak, lamb chops, and burger kits.

  • Celestine in DUMBO reopened for takeout and delivery on Friday June 19th. And, in honor of Juneteenth, they’re donating all of their opening profits to Black Lives Matter and Know Your Rights Camp. Check out their website for their new menu, selection of pantry goods, and hours.

  • New Jersey entered Phase 2 of their reopening plan on Monday June 15th, which means restaurants are allowed to serve customers outside. You can check out a list of restaurants with outdoor dining in Jersey City and Hoboken here, and get more information about masks, party sizes, and health and safety on our FAQ here

  • Razza, (our second favorite NYC pizza spot even though it’s in Jersey City) started outdoor dining service on Tuesday, June 16th. While they adjust to the new set-up, Razza will start out with four outdoor tables available. Reservations are required, and each seating one-hour and fifteen minutes. You can call 201-356-9348 starting at noon every day to book your table.

  • As of Wednesday, the Red Hook and Court Street locations of Court Street Grocers are back open for pick-up and delivery. If you’re unfamiliar with these massive sandwiches, know that they’re some of the best in the city. Check out their menu on their website (and find even more sandwiches on our new NYC sandwich delivery guide here).

  • After acting as a grocer and specialty store for the past few months, Olmsted is now offering delivery service on Wednesday. You can check out their list of almost 100 items (like hazelnut blondies, dashi, and jamon iberico) and place your order online here.

  • As of this week, you can now order fresh pasta kits and curated bags of Italian groceries from Missy Robbins’ new takeout project, MP Grocery. All of the June profits from their grocery bags will be donated to the Food Education Fund, and you can head to their website here to schedule your pick-up at Misi in Williamsburg.

  • L’Artista, a bar and restaurant by 143rd Street in Hamilton Heights that opened in the beginning of the year, just reopened with a curbside bar, to-go snacks, and frozen drinks.

  • A new drive-in movie theater with popcorn, food trucks, and nightly 9pm showings is officially up and running in Greenpoint. You can check out Skyline Drive-In’s lineup of films for the week (like Footloose and Dreamgirls) and buy tickets on their website here.

  • After opening in Park Slope in March, Winner Cafe and Bakery has been offering a limited takeout menu of fresh bread, pastries, and sandwiches. They recently started collaborating with various chefs around the city to host Friends & Family takeout meals. This week, you can order a $15 meal that comes with congee, long beans, mango salad, and pork lumpia - and all of the proceeds go to the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund. Find more information and order yours here.

  • Breads Bakery now has picnic boxes available for pick-up or delivery. Each one costs $49 and comes with cheese, crudite, fruit, cookies, Jerusalem baguettes and bread and all the cutlery you’d need. You can order yours online.

  • Virginia’s on Avenue C in the East Village is reopening for takeout and delivery from Thursday to Sunday. You can place your order for their famous burger (and things like elote, discounted wine bottles, and a DIY burger kit for four people) on their website here.

  • Sami & Susu, a new Mediterranean restaurant in Williamsburg, opened on Tuesday this week. In addition to bureka, spreads, and moussaka, you can pick-up a $48 picnic set that comes with a bunch of food, fresh pita, wine, and silverware. Place your order through their website here.

  • A new Jewish-style BBQ restaurant called Pulkies is opening this Thursday. They’re temporarily operating out of Creamline in Chelsea Market (a burger and ice cream spot owned by the same team). You can check out their takeout and delivery menu of things like noodle kugel mac and cheese, BBQ pulled turkey, and borscht gazpacho on their website here.

  • As of Wednesday June 17th, Rosie’s is offering takeout and delivery service in the lower Manhattan area. Call 212-335-0114 or go online to order your to-go margaritas, enchiladas, and churros.

  • Vic’s in Noho, Shuka in the West Village, and Cookshop in Chelsea are all open for takeout and delivery. Find more information about how to order on each of their websites.

  • Beginning Saturday June 20th, Gertie will reopen takeout and delivery with a menu of summer snacks and drinks like a chicken schnitzel sandwich on a challah roll and alcoholic Italian ices. They’re also donating all of the profits from their bottled mezcal negroni to the Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight foundation, an organization that is working to eliminate systematic voter suppression. Find more information on their takeout service here.

  • Closings:Nix and Violet in the East Village, and Xi’an Famous Foods in Greenpoint have all closed permanently - although you can still buy and DIY noodle kits on from Xi’an Famous Foods here.

Week of June 8th

  • While In Kathmandu, a Nepalese restaurant in Ridgewood that makes excellent momos, just reopened for takeout and delivery. They’re open every day (except Tuesdays) for lunch and dinner service, and you can place your order online.

  • This week, Ode To Babel is donating a portion of their cocktail sales to Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn. You can call 718-484-3847 or stop by their Prospect Heights to-go window to buy a drink, and check out our guide to learn about 30 more restaurants who are supporting the Black community right now.

  • In addition to offering takeout and delivery at their cafe in Bushwick, Sol Sips is giving out free vegetarian and vegan meals at a Black Lives Matter vigil in Maria Hernandez Park this Sunday. If you want to donate to their initiative, you can Venmo (@solsipshospitality), CashApp (@solsipsnyc), or PayPal at

  • You can now order Houseman‘s famous burger (along with things like roast chicken, a salad, and some cocktails) for takeout or delivery online. Houseman is also selling fish dinners for pick-up at their restaurant and in the North Fork. Check out their website here and their Instagram here for information about delivery and pick-up.

  • As of June 10th, Shuko near Union Square has reopened for limited takeout service. They’re open Wednesday through Saturday from 1pm to 8:30pm, and you can order directly through their website here.

  • A new cafe on Wyckoff Avenue in Bushwick opened called High Low Beverage Company, and they’re currently serving things like a BEC banh mi, pandan coconut pastries, beer, and coffee for takeout. You can pre-order online on Wednesdays from noon to 7pm, but High Low is only offering pick-up from Thursday to Sunday from 9am to 7pm.

  • The team behind Aita opened a new pizza place called Impasto in Clinton Hill, and they hosted a fundraiser event with cocktails, pizza, and gelato from LaRina on Tuesday to raise money for Black Lives Matter. You can find more details about the event here.

  • Tiki Chick on the UWS recently extended their takeout hours to every day until 9pm on weekdays and 10pm on weekends. Plus, all of their sandwiches (like honey hot chicken and spam and cheese) cost $5 with any frozen cocktail. Check out their menu and other specials on their Instagram page here.

  • Terra Thai, a new Thai restaurant in the East Village, recently opened in the spot where Eat’s Khao Man Gai used to be on East 6th Street. They’re serving takeout dishes like pork curry and Thai tea ice cream, and you can place your delivery or pick-up order directly through their website here.

  • In addition to to-go drinks, Dick and Jane’s in Fort Greene is now serving ice cream and sorbet from their takeout window until 10pm. Head to their Instagram here for more details.

  • As of Thursday June 11th, Loring Place in Greenwich Village launched a takeout service with things like dinner kits for two, pizza, kids’ meals, and cocktail kits. See their menu and pre-order on their website here

  • After focusing their takeout operation on wine, Hearth in the East Village has started serving dinner. You can place your order for takeout or delivery online.

  • Sugar Monk, a cocktail bar in Harlem, is selling bottled cocktails for delivery or pick-up Tuesday, Friday, and Saturdays from 4pm to 10pm. Just know that there’s a minimum of two cocktails for every delivery order.

  • Don Angie in the West Village and Quality Italian in Midtown are both offering delivery and takeout service beginning Thursday, June 11th. Both restaurants are open from Wednesday to Sunday between 4:30pm and 9:30pm, and you can place your order through their websites or over the phone.

  • Closings:Jack and Nellie’s in Forest Hills, Brooklyn Cider House in Bushwick, and Highlands in the West Village both closed permanently.

Week of June 1st

  • This week, Glady’s started donating all of the sales from their rum punch to-go cup to Black Lives Matter. You can place your order online here, and check out over 150 other Black-owned restaurants and bars that are open for delivery on our guide here.

  • A Roman-style restaurant called Forsythia opened on the Lower East Side from a chef who used to work at Olmsted and Rezdora. This new spot is currently offering a weekly-changing meal kit that comes with four courses and costs $30 per person. Check out their menu and pre-order here.

  • Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem is hosting a livestream jazz event on June 6th at 8pm. Keep up with all of their events and updates on their Instagram page here, and know that their sister restaurant The Cecil Steakhouse is offering takeout and delivery through their website here

  • Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong in Koreatown now has delivery or pickup available on Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays.⁠ You can pre-order through their website here. Also, they’re offering delivery to New Jersey and Queens for any order over $100.

  • Akdeniz on 46th Street in Midtown reopened for takeout and delivery. You can see their menu of Turkish and Mediterranean dishes and place your order through their website here.

  • L’Artusi in the West Village started takeout and delivery service on June 1st, including a new burger with taleggio, pickled chili aioli, tomato, and arugula. They also have large-format meal kits you can cook at home available for pick-up. Check out their takeout options on their website here.

  • Cafe Rue Dix in Crown Heights started serving cocktails to-go, like white peach or habiscus margaritas. Each one comes in a Capri-Sun-esque container, and you can place your order for yours (as well as their French-Senegalese food) through their website here.

  • Both the LES and East Village Factory Tamal locations are now open for takeout and delivery. Place your order for things like gazpacho, tamales with mole poblano and chicken, and tortas on their website here.

  • Starting on June 3rd, Seasoned Vegan will be back open for vegan Soul food takeout and delivery. Give them a call at 212-222-0092, and check their Instagram for updates.

  • Diner, Marlow & Sons, Roman’s, Achilles Heel, and She Wolf Bakery are all now open for takeout and delivery service. You can order online through each of their websites.

  • In addition to offering takeout drinks, Magazine in Greenpoint recently started serving a menu of dishes like chicken and sausage gumbo and a po’boy with pork shoulder. They also have free popcorn, which we feel strongly about telling you about. Follow them for updates on their Instagram page here.

  • After reopening for takeout and delivery service on June 2nd, Scarpetta donated 100% of their first week of delivery revenues to the Food Education Fund. In addition to their typical menu, they’re offering a weekly-changing dish designed by one of their employees that highlights that person’s background. You can check out their takeout and delivery menu here (note that their pick-up location is 109 E 56th street, which is different than their regular restaurant address).

  • Closings:Nix in the East Village and Aquagrill in Soho both closed permanently.

Week of May 25

  • Crown Shy is starting takeout and delivery on Wednesday June 3rd, but they just opened pre-ordering. Check out the menu of three-course meals, wine boxes, and other to-go kits here.

  • Daily Provisions in Union Square is serving a limited takeout and delivery menu from Wednesday to Sunday starting at 9am (including crullers, breakfast sandwiches, and coffee). You can place your order through their website here.

  • Cafe Altro Paradiso in Soho started pick-up and delivery service on May 28th, with things like ramp pesto pasta, chicken milanese, wine, and meal kits for up to four people. You can see their takeout menu as well as their meal kit options here.

  • Lalou recently converted into a wine shop and grocery store, selling bundles of natural wine, produce like asparagus and rhubarb, and a bunch of other snacks you could use for a picnic. Place your order here, and then go pick it up at their Prospect Heights spot on Saturdays from 12 - 5PM.

  • As of Thursday May 28th, Fausto is selling fresh pasta, wine bundles, bottled negronis, and a few prepared meals. Pre-order here anytime before Friday at noon, and then go pick it up at their Park Slope to-go window between 2pm and 6pm on Friday.

  • Daniel on the UES is now offering a weekly three-course takeout meal for $75 per person (you can also order a la carte as long as you spend at least $70). Their takeout service is only available for pick-up right now, but they’re planning on launching delivery soon. You can find more details here.

  • In addition to being able to pick up a pizza at Fornino in Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier location, their Greenpoint spot just launched takeout and delivery. You can find both menus here.

  • As of this week, Llama San in the West Village and Llama Inn in Williamsburg are offering takeout and delivery. You can find the Llama San takeout menu (including their weekly-changing special) here, and the Llama Inn menu here.

  • Starting Tuesday May 26th, ABC Kitchen, ABC Cocina, and ABCv have joined forces for a combined takeout and delivery service called ABC to go. The menu has classics from all three restaurants, and you can place your order online from 4pm to 9pm here.

  • Wildair and Contra are offering a special takeout menu of Taiwanese and Northern Chinese dim sum on Wednesday May 27th and Thursday May 28th, including dishes like beef noodle soup, bean curd skin with mustard greens, and pork belly over rice. Check out the menu and place your order here.

  • Emily in Clinton Hill is serving burgers, wings, and salads on Tuesday nights, and pizza from Wednesday to Sunday. You can follow their status as they continue to expand takeout and delivery on their Instagram page here.

  • Aldo Sohm and Niche Niche are collaborating on a wine and dinner special from Thursday May 28th to Saturday May 30th. Each meal costs $85 and comes with four glasses of curated wine, and a seven course dinner. Find more info about how to sign up on their website.

  • Adda and Rahi started a new takeout project solely dedicated to biryani. You can pre-order your lamb, chicken, vegetable, or goat biryani here, and pick it up at either Rahi in the West Village or Adda in LIC. They’re planning on starting delivery in mid June (but both restaurants have their regular menus available for takeout and delivery now).

  • There’s a new cocktail bar on East 6th Street between A and B called The Pineapple Club with a takeout window and things like a mezcal ginger margarita and a cheeseburger with fries. If you’re not wandering around the East Village, you can place your takeout and delivery order through their website here.

  • Di An Di in Greenpoint is launching a new summer delivery and takeout menu starting on Friday May 29th. You can check out their options and place your order online, and make sure to follow their Di Di instagram here for secret takeout specials and updates.

  • Mountain Bird on 2nd Avenue and 111th Street just started their own delivery service. If you live in the East Harlem or UES area, you can text your name and address to 718-510-2404 and they’ll arrange the details of your order with you.

  • Cafe Himalaya on the LES reopened with new takeout hours this week. Call 212-358-0160 between noon and 9pm from Tuesday to Sunday to place your order.

  • Every week, Junzi Kitchen has been hosting a Friday night dinner series with a specific set menu and livestream programming. On Friday May 29th at 7pm, they’re teaming up with 886 and Spot Dessert Bar for a $32 per person delivery set. You can find more information and pre-order your meal here.

  • Another Friday night option, Miznon just started offering shabbat dinners for four people. There are a few different options listed on their website here, Each one costs between $160 and $180.

  • Closings:Takashi in the West Village and Effy’s on the UWS have closed permanently.

Week of May 18

  • Razza’s takeout menu now has a meatball sub that comes with burrata on top. It’s only available for pick-up starting at 3pm, and has been selling out quickly every day. Also - they now have a DIY margherita pizza kit available for nationwide delivery online here.

  • Connolly’s in Rockaway Beach now has a takeout window with frozen piña coladas and beer. They’re open from noon to sunset, as of Friday May 22nd. Check their Facebook page here for more details and updates.

  • As of Tuesday May 19th, Niche Niche in the West Village started selling wine, groceries, and meal kits for takeout and delivery. Also, Tokyo Record Bar reopened their takeout and delivery operation with things like bento boxes, a la carte options, and a seven-course izakaya set that comes with a new playlist every week. You can find more information about Niche Niche here and Tokyo Record Bar here.

  • Peter Luger in Williamsburg is now offering delivery for the first time ever, including their lunchtime-only burger. See their menu and place your order online.

  • Ruffian and Black Emperor opened a joint takeout operation in the East Village, serving things like smash burgers, tots, and frozen Deer Hunter cocktails. Check out their website for more details on how to order.

  • Pasquale Jones started takeout and delivery this week, including clam pizza, wine, and lasagna. Their full takeout menu is available online, and you can also stop by their Nolita takeout window in person.

  • Allswell in Williamsburg has brunch delivery, to-go frozen cocktails, and a bunch of other specials. Stay updated on their Instagram page.

  • A new bar opened in Park Slope called DDT. In addition to serving to-go drinks, they have a full menu of summery food like hot dogs, fries, and fried chicken. You can check out their website here.

  • ROKC started takeout and delivery in the Hamilton Heights and Harlem area. They’re serving to-go cocktails, ramen, rice bowls, and other drinks every day between noon and 9pm.

  • Empellon Al Pastor on St. Marks just launched delivery and takeout service online. And, if you live nearby, you can also stop by to pick up a frozen mezcal piña colada.

  • Diamond Reef in Bed-Stuy has large format frozen cocktails, bags of flour, and snacks available for delivery and takeout service on Wednesday through Sunday. They’re delivering anywhere in Brooklyn, lower Manhattan, and western Queens (as long as the order is more than $75). You can schedule your order and check out all of their Quarantine Canteen options here.

  • Closings:Beyoglu on the UES, Cherry Point in Greenpoint, Blue Ribbon in Park Slope, and Jewel Bako on the LES have all closed permanently.

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