Even if people aren’t sheltering-in-place with their families right now, there’s still lots of reasons to opt for a family-style meal. Purchasing multi-portion meals and meal kits can be a great way to stock up on leftovers and save on the cost of food delivery. And, it doesn’t hurt that some of the city’s top restaurants are now getting into the family-style meal game, offering fun new options ranging from a homey Indian feast or a burger-making kit to date night meals and caviar sandwiches.
For those who do plan to dine in groups, be sure to keep gatherings under federal-recommended guidelines. And for some freezer-friendly restaurant meals, check out this other guide of restaurants offering bulk foods for the freezer. This list will be regularly updated. If there’s something that we’re missing, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atoboy: Nomad’s banchan-inspired Korean restaurant Atoboy is back open with multi-serving feasts for two to three ($85) or four to six ($155). The restaurant’s Ato family meal — available on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through Caviar — includes gochujang chicken, spicy mackerel, fish cakes, stews, rice, and heaps of banchan. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, chef Junghyun Park will offer a special family-style menu ($95) that comes with rice, kimchi, banchan, and soup. Orders for Tuesday and Wednesday should be placed on the Sunday prior.
Boqueria: This beloved Upper East Side tapas spot reopened for pick-up and delivery, and the revamped to-go menu includes five family-style meal packages — like seafood paella, vegetarian tapas, and grilled steak — each of which are accompanied by a Manchego cheese plate.
Carmine’s: New York’s queen of family-style dinner, Carmine’s, has multiple big-bowl pasta dishes available for pick-up and delivery. Pasta bolognese, clams with white sauce, and lasagna are all available for pick-up and delivery from the restaurant’s Upper West Side location.
Cote: Luxe Korean steakhouse Cote now offers grill-at-home packages for two or four people. The dinner kits include one-pound ribeye steaks, ssamjang sauce, and lots of banchan, while a-la-carte cuts of meat can be added to orders for bigger groups or appetites.
Dickson’s Farmstand Meats: Chelsea Market meat purveyor Dickson’s Farmstand pivoted to grocery delivery last month but is now back with meaty dinner options for two or four. The butcher shop’s meals include a whole rotisserie chicken, steak frites for two, and a four-person fried chicken dinner, served with waffle fries, cole slaw, and housemade pickled vegetables.
GupShup: Gramercy Indian restaurant GupShup has added a family dinner for three to four people to its delivery menu. The $60 feast includes butter chicken, black daal, chicken tikka, garlic naan, butter naan, and steamed basmati rice, but can be made vegetarian with truffle oil khichdi and saag paneer instead of chicken. Throw in a liter of one of the restaurant’s pre-batched cocktails ($60), like its red chile-soaked rye, which serves five to six drinks.
Hanjan: Flatiron Korean restaurant Hanjan was serving up family-style meals even before New York City’s shelter-in-place order, but their weekly heat-and-serve menu is still a worthy addition to this list. The $135 meal changes weekly, so be sure to check the restaurant’s Instagram page for updated menus. Email info@hanjan26 to order.
Her Name Is Han: This Midtown Korean restaurant from the Hand Hospitality team recently added two family-style meals to its delivery menu. The Mama Han’s hearty meal — which can be portioned for two ($48) or four people ($89) — includes Korean barbecue, hot pot, rice, and small plates.
Il Buco Alimentari: Pasta kits, fluffy focaccia, and shareable cheese platters are all on deck at this Mediterranean-Italian spot in Noho. Il Buco Alimentari has everything needed to host a dinner indoors, from chicken, short rib, and pasta dinners capable of feeding four, to decadent desserts like flourless chocolate cake and housemade biscotti. The restaurant’s hours and menu change from week to week, so check back at its Instagram page for the most up-to-date offerings.
Jeffrey’s Grocery: Roughly a decade after opening in the West Village, Jeffrey’s Grocery is fulfilling the promise of its name. Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, this restaurant and raw bar has pivoted to full-time grocery and meal kit delivery with multiple family-style meals available. Its burger kit comes with patties, potato rolls, shoestring fries, and enough accoutrements for a dressed-up burger at home, while its Jewish appetizing board includes bagels, scallion cream cheese, and whitefish salad.
Kochi: This Korean skewer restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen has turned its tasting menu into a family feast. Kochi’s family meal kit includes five entrees — bulgogi, spicy pork, spicy chicken, grilled mackerel, and fried chicken, which can be cooked by the restaurant or at home — six sides, two soups, rice, and kimchi ($150). Meal kits are available for pre-order through the restaurant’s website.
Kotti Berliner Döner Kebab: This chain of German-Turkish restaurants serves up a mean doner kebab sandwich, a medley of chicken, vegetables, feta, white sauce, and hot sauce. A make-at-home version of that dish is now available through Kotti Berliner’s meal kits, which include enough of the restaurant’s hot sauce, white sauce, feta, and 15-spice chicken — or extra firm tofu — to feed three to five people. To order, email email@example.com or message the restaurant’s Instagram account. $75 includes tax and delivery.
Oxalis: In addition to pantry boxes, Oxalis in Prospect Heights is now selling dinners for two. The Michelin-starred French restaurant offers brunch and date night dinner specials that change each week, so check its website for the most up-to-date menu. This week’s specials include country biscuits in gravy and a spicy chicken dinner with a Thai bent. Delivery is available throughout Brooklyn.
Tokyo Record Bar and Air’s Champagne Parlor: For a more celebratory meal, Ariel Arce’s chic West Village restaurants are doing their best to translate the vibes to home with several packages, including a caviar sandwich kit with enough for four sandwiches. There’s also a $55, seven-course izakaya menu, and of course, plenty of sake and Champagne on deck.
Yaso Tang Bao: Dumpling mini-chain Yaso Tang Bao is serving up a menu of family-style meals befitting of two, four, or six. The restaurant offers 18 different group meals whose size can be adjusted, including orders of bao, pork ribs, and braised meatballs, while its family combo meals come with a choice of protein, rice, and dumpling. For a shelf-stable dessert, throw in one of the restaurant’s snack boxes, which includes 25 bags of Pocky and chips. Pre-order in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island City, Jersey City, and Hoboken.