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.
115 East 60th Street, 212-339-8363, amalinyc.com; 1020 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, N.Y. 631-500-9292, calissahamptons.com.
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.