Restaurants across the city and nation have converted to takeout and delivery-only mode. Most have made á la carte menus available, but there are some places that are taking a more creative approach with special meal packages and larger family-style dinners. They’re convenient for feeding one, two or a family, and often, there are leftovers to enjoy.
Amali and Calissa
Amali, a Mediterranean restaurant on the Upper East Side, is offering a $95 dinner for four to six featuring grilled chicken, Greek-style appetizer dips with pita, and several side dishes including a copious salad. More elaborate menus are $125 and $145. The same food, with delivery available, can also be ordered in the Hamptons from Calissa, its sister restaurant in Water Mill, N.Y.
This national food delivery service has just announced new, ready-to-serve meal kits from 10 restaurants around the country, a list that will expand. Among them are a bagel brunch for six from Ess-a-Bagel in New York, a biscuit and bacon breakfast for eight from Loveless Cafe in Nashville, and a lobster roll dinner for four from McLoons, a lobster shack in South Thomaston, Me.
St. John Frizell, a partner in the now-delayed Gage & Tollner, has family-style menus for pickup or delivery at Fort Defiance, his Red Hook restaurant. Short-rib pot roast or roast chicken dinners are $30 for two, $60 for four. Bottled cocktails are also available.
365 Van Brunt Street (Dikeman Street), 347-453-6672, fortdefiancebrooklyn.com.
This group of Italian restaurants has a number of specialties for pickup from its locations in Manhattan; Roslyn, N.Y.; and Boca Raton, Fla. The menu includes Caesar salad, ricotta meatballs in tomato sauce, rigatoni alla Bolognese and tiramisù, in family-style portions to serve four or eight. There’s a $50 minimum.
This chain of modern Chinese spots is offering family-size portions of some of its signature dishes for delivery, including ginger-scallion chicken, firecracker chicken or firecracker tofu, with several side dishes, $34.99 to $89.99 serving three to 10 people. Delivery is available.
This Michelin-starred restaurant in Washington, D.C., delivers the chef Nicholas Stefanelli’s multicourse dinners for two from a rotating menu. Delivery is from 4 to 6 p.m. daily.
1340 Fourth Street NE, 202-608-1330, masseria-dc.com.
Nuhma New York Catering and Events
This caterer will deliver three-course menus for two ($100) or four ($140), with the option for additional sides and desserts. Orders received by 3 p.m. Friday are delivered on Tuesday; orders by 3 p.m. Tuesday come on Friday. Deliveries to all five boroughs incur a $25 fuel fee; to the Hamptons it’s $100.
33-15 Greenpoint Avenue (Bradley Avenue), Long Island City, Queens, 212-673-1806, nuhmanyc.com.
This pan-Latin restaurant in Brooklyn will deliver family-style dinners for two ($60) or four ($100) to addresses in Park Slope, Prospect Heights and Gowanus. The meals include an appetizer; a main dish, like coconut-plantain stew, slow-cooked pork or grilled fresh tuna; two sides and dessert. Wine is also available. Orders must be placed online by 4 p.m. for evening delivery.
652 Union Street (Fourth Avenue), Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718-636-6311, palosantorestaurant.com.