As restaurants adjust to their dining rooms being closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, a number of eateries that don’t normally offer takeout or delivery are doing just that.
While places such as pizzerias that deliver, drive-through fast food restaurants, and various other takeout eateries have systems in place to handle the temporary dine-in ban, Long Island establishments where patrons don’t normally expect to get their food to go or delivered are stepping up to continue serving their guests.
“We have made some major changes in how we do business,” said Sheila Haile director of marketing for Islip-based Bohlsen Restaurant Group. “Managers are on deck to handle call orders and we have moved staff around to manage delivery. We have extended every restaurants hours from 4-9 p.m. to allow for more take-out and delivery availability and created new take-out menus for all restaurants.”
Here is how some of LI’s high-end eateries are handling a temporarily takeout-only world.
Almond is now offering delivery to Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, Sagaponack, and Wainscott. One Ocean Rd., Bridgehampton, almondrestaurant.com
THE BELL & ANCHOR
The Bell & Anchor is offering a special take out menu, available Tuesday through Sunday. Orders can be placed from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Pick up is available from 5 to 7:30 p.m. 3253 Noyac Rd., Sag Harbor, bellandanchor.com/takeout-menu
This top-notch chop house is dishing out their goods with curbside pickup to go. They’re also available on UberEats. 10 Pinelawn Rd., Melville, blackstonesteakhouse.com
THE CAPITAL GRILLE
This swanky steak house created a takeout menu of popular items and family-style dinners ready to serve at home. They also are offering a selection of uncooked steaks, hand-carved by their in-house butcher and packaged with house-made seasoning and steak butter for patrons to prepare as they like. 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, thecapitalgrille.com
THE FIFTH SEASON
This eatery isn’t only offering the menu for curb-side pickup, they’re also running specials and serving brunch to go. 34 East Broadway, Port Jefferon, thefifth-season.com
This waterfront locale is offering curbside pickup of some of their most delicious dishes all weekend long. Pick up anytime 3 p.m.–6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. 135 Maple Ave., Bay Shore, thelakehouserest.com
This upscale Greek restaurant is taking takeout orders for curbside pickup between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily. 1043 Northern Blvd., Rosyln, limani.com
Curb-side pickup and free delivery now available. 300 West Jericho Tpke., Huntington Station, huntington.matteosristorante.com
NICK & TONI’S
Wednesday through Sunday a special take out menu will be available from 4 – 9 p.m. with curbside pick up. Call in order and pay by gift card or credit card only. 136 North Main St., East Hampton, nickandtonis.com
Takeout service is being offered between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily. 569 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, one10restaurant.com
In addition to takeout and delivery, to-go cocktails, beer, and wine are 20 percent off and VIP pricing is available for bottles of wine. 117 North New York Ave., Huntington, huntington.restaurantprime.com
This steak house is offering 20 percent off all takeout and delivery orders until further notice. Bottles of wine are also being sold at wholesale prices. 605 Main St., Islip, tellerschophouse.com
This trendy upscale Italian restaurant is offering 20 percent off all takeout and delivery orders, which are being accepted 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 599 Main St., Islip, veracerestaurant.com