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Jul 20, 2011 12:41 PM

Higher end places in Manhattan that offer pick-up (but not delivery)

The wife just had a baby not too long ago, so it'll be a little while before we can go out for long meals in the city on a consistent basis. On the flipside, we got a car so picking up food from restaurants anywhere in the city just got a lot easier.

A lot of the higher-end restaurants in Manhattan don't offer delivery, but I think a lot of them are open to offering their food if you're willing to pick it up from the restaurant (and if their kitchen isn't too busy at that hour). From what I've tried so far, Sushi Yasuda, Sushi of Gari and Sfoglia fit this bill. I tried Marea but they denied offering take out (though I swear I've seen someone walk in and pick up food during lunch).

What are some of the better Manhattan restaurants you know of that offer this option?

Sushi Yasuda
204 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017

1402 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

370 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

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  1. I was once at Daniel for dinner and saw Bill Clinton walk in and pick up a bag packed with food. But that may only apply to Presidents. Worth trying, though.

    1. Telepan offers picnic baskets, so maybe they might offer pcik-up as well.

      The UWS Gari will deliver through Seamless Web.

      72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

      370 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

      1. These aren't higher end places but takeout is one way to skip the wait:
        John's of Bleecker
        Momofuku Noodle and Momofuku Ssam
        Pearl Oyster Bar

        Pearl Oyster Bar
        18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

        Momofuku Ssam Bar
        207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

        Momofuku Noodle Bar
        171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

        John's Pizzeria
        278 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

        1. Keen's.
          I've done the Palm's summer lobster special as delivery for lunch so I'm sure they offer it as takeout.
          Benjamin steakhouse
          Del frisco's

          72 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018

          Del Frisco's
          1221 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020

          837 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

          Benjamin Steakhouse
          52 East 41st Street, New York, NY 10017

          1. Spigolo offers takeout but no delivery.

            1561 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028