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Eater 38 Restaurants Still Open for Top-Notch NYC Eating

29 of Eater’s essential 38 NYC restaurants are still open for delivery and takeout, with fresh pasta, spicy moles, and comforting ramen

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Of all the restaurants that make up the Eater 38, an elite collection of establishments that define the city’s dining scene, half are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But 25 are still standing, with many finding creative ways to offer takeout and delivery despite having limited staff and resources.

From old-school pastrami sandwiches from a longstanding Bronx icon and homey Indian fare in Long Island City to Peruvian-Japanese fare from a Greenwich Village hotspot and pizza from a Lower East Side cult favorite, these are the Eater 38 restaurants that remain open.

This map was originally published on April 24, 2020 and has been updated with more options.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Liebman’s Deli

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Riverdale icon Liebman’s has reopened for pick-up and delivery. The small Jewish deli has been serving kosher pastrami, corned beef, and hot dogs made in-house since 1958. Any of the overstuffed sandwiches make for an excellent meal and mood booster. The deli is taking orders by phone: 718-548-4534 or through third-party apps like Grubhub.

A pastrami sandwich on a white plate Adam Lerner/Eater

Africa Kine Restaurant

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Standout Harlem restaurant Afrika Kine continues cooking up its West African fare. Dishes like thiebu djen (stuffed fish and vegetables over rice) and yassa (chicken or fish in a lemon and onion confit) are available, though certain meals are only available for lunch and on certain days of the week. Order online through BeyondMenu or on Doordash.

A plate of stuffed fish and vegetables over red joloff rice at Africa Kine. Robert Sietsema/Eater

La Morada

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Mott Haven’s La Morada is delivering its supreme Oaxacan meals through Uber Eats. The go-to order here is the moles, like the mole verde (with green chiles and jalapeños), mole pipian (with pumpkin seeds), and the much spicier mole Oaxaqueño, which contains seven kinds of dry peppers.

Sushi Noz

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Traditionally an excellent choice for high-end omakase, Sushi Noz has put together a new delivery menu including bluefin tuna and salmon don, squid karaage, and mix-and-match maki sets that range from $25 to $115. Wine, champagne, and sake are also available for purchase online.

Chef Nozomu Abe brushes a slice of fatty tuna sushi with a soy reduction. Matt Taylor Gross/Eater NY

Adda Indian Canteen

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The acclaimed Adda in Long Island City is open for delivery and pick-up with a limited menu featuring the restaurant’s top-notch tandoor grill dishes, curries, and biryani. The restaurant’s popular seasonal saag paneer — which uses a rotating green and paneer made in-house — is available, as are vegetable samosas, kale pakoda, butter chicken, and lamb curry. Orders can be placed via Caviar or by calling 718-433-3888. The restaurant recently started a biryani delivery service as well.

Homestyle Indian cuisine at Adda Gary He

Los Tacos No. 1

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One of the city’s best taco spots is back in business for delivery and takeout of its popular adobada, nopal, and pollo asado tacos and quesadillas. Los Tacos No. 1’s Chelsea Market location has a window on 15th Street, and the Tribeca location on Church Avenue and the Times Square location are open, too. The flour tortillas here are particularly good. Order through the restaurant’s website, and follow the restaurant on Instagram for updates on menu items.

Two al pastor tacos from Los Tacos No. 1 with pineapple and red salsa in an overhead shot Robert Sietsema/Eater

Rezdôra

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Pasta palace Rezdôra is open for delivery and takeout, where diners can order ready-to-eat dishes like sirloin steak and pasta stuffed with ricotta and spinach, as well as seasonally changing dishes. Gelato, tiramisu, and bottles of wine are available to round out the meal. The Flatiron District restaurant is also selling fresh hand-made pasta for home cooking. Order through the restaurant’s website or by calling 646-692-9090.

Uovo pasta, cappelletti, tagliolini al ragu sit on elegant blue and white plates at Rezdora. Alex Staniloff/Eater NY

Bolivian Llama Party

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Bolivian Llama Party is offering an assortment of goods like salteñas, ice cream, and frozen salteñas to be baked at home. The shop is open for delivery and takeout, though it’s operating from Queens rather than its counter inside the Columbus Circle subway station. Orders can be placed online here for pickup at 4414 48th Avenue in Woodside or delivery within a two-mile radius. Check the Bolivian Llama Party Instagram for daily updates.

Bolivian Llama Party’s chicken salteña spills out onto a plate Nick Solares/Eater

E.A.K. Ramen West Village

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E.A.K. Ramen’s West Village location is open for takeout and delivery via Uber Eats, Postmates, and Caviar. E.A.K.’s comforting ramen stands out due to its less-ubiquitous iekei broth, a blend of fattier pork with chicken and soy-based ramen. Diners can’t go wrong with the Zebra, made with roasted garlic oil, butter, nori, spinach, and pork chashu.

Llama San

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The Greenwich Village hot spot specializing in Nikkei fare, a style of Peruvian-Japanese fusion cooking, has reopened with a limited menu for takeout and delivery. Options include the chicken thigh maki, okonomiyaki, and a Nikkei curry with mushrooms and roasted eggplant. The restaurant is open daily, and orders can be placed on the restaurant’s website or on Caviar.

Di An Di

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Greenpoint’s Vietnamese gem Di An Di is open for delivery and takeout via Grubhub, Caviar, and Toast. Favorites like Hanoi-style beef pho, spring rolls, and Vietnamese chicken and rice are on tap, as well as international brews from Singapore, Japan, and Laos. Orders can also be placed via phone at 718-576-3914, and there’s also a secret menu with specials such as a Viet Cajun crawfish boil on an Instagram called Di Di.

Pho ga (chicken pho) at Di An Di Alex Staniloff/Eater

Superiority Burger

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East Village counter spot Superiority Burger is now doing a weekly vegan grab bag for pickup on Thursdays, including a hero, a side, and a dessert. The menu changes weekly based on what proprietor Brooks Headley finds at the farmers market. Warning: The restaurant sold out quickly its first week; follow Superiority Burger on Instagram for updates on new pickup days. Order here.

Superiority Burger Photo by Nick Solares

This highly acclaimed, notably chic Noho Mexican restaurant from Enrique Olvera and Daniela Soto-Innes is offering a range of the most popular items from both its menu and that of its finer dining sister restaurant, Cosme. Lamb barbacoa and duck carnitas — available by the half-pound — are on the menu alongside guacamole, a cheese quesadilla, and duck wings. Mezcal and wine is on deck too, as is the Instagram-famous corn husk meringue dessert from Cosme. Order on Caviar.

A black and white photo of Atla’s dining room, where a woman sits at a bar on her laptop Nick Solares/Eater

Fiaschetteria "Pistoia"

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Rustic pasta restaurant Fiaschetteria Pistoia continues delivering its comforting pasta dishes like its creamy cacio e pepe throughout the city. Both the East Village and Seventh Avenue locations are open for pick-up and delivery. Orders can be placed via Caviar or by phone at 212-777-3355 in the East Village and 646-360-2052 at Seventh Avenue.

Pastas at Fiaschetteria Pistoia Stefanie Tuder

Fish Cheeks

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Known for its flavor-packed Thai dishes, Fish Cheeks is offering its biggest hits, like the hyper-spicy curry with crab, Zabb wings, and corn salad. Delivery orders can be placed via Uber Eats, Grubhub and Caviar, though diners should call for pick-up at 212-677-2223.

Whole steamed branzino at Fish Cheeks Fish Cheeks [Official Photo]

Katz's Delicatessen

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Katz’s pastrami empire remains open for takeout and delivery via most delivery platforms, including Seamless, Uber Eats, Caviar, Doordash, Postmates, and delivery.com. Orders for New York’s most iconic pastrami sandwich can also be placed via phone at 212-254-2246.

Half of a pastrami sandwich on a plate at Katz’s Delicatessen Nick Solares/Eater

Scarr's Pizza

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Lower East Side cult-favorite Scarr’s has returned but isn’t selling pizzas by the slice for now. The original and Sicilian pies are available for delivery and takeout, as is a vegan Caesar salad and few subs like eggplant parm. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Orders can be placed by calling the pizzeria at 212-334-3481 or on Caviar.

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A pizza slice at Scarr’s on the Lower East Side
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Cervo's

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The team behind casual seafood bar Cervo’s — which also runs cult favorite Hart’s in Bed-Stuy — is selling food provisions, wines, spirits, and batched cocktails during a weekly 24-hour sale. From noon Thursday to noon Friday, diners can purchase these items online and pick them up on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ready-to-roast head-on prawns, whole piri piri chicken, and Manila clams are among the options. Click here for more information on how it works.

Clams with vinho verde sit on a white plate next to  large, head-on shrimp on a separate plate in this overhead shot. Cervo’s [Official Photo]

Kopitiam

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Lauded Malyasian cafe Kopitiam is offering specialties like toast with pandan coconut jam and butter, nasi lemak (coconut rice with fried anchovies, peanuts, and hard boiled egg) and chilled spicy sesame noodles for takeout and delivery. Orders can be placed on Caviar.

Pan mee and white coffee at Kopitiam Photo by Louise Palmberg

Airy Williamsburg cafe Gertie is serving coffee and its on-point versions of classic pastries through a window on Marcy Avenue, including options like chocolate chip cookies, lemon bars, and coffee cake muffins. Then on Saturdays, an expanded menu comes out: whole rotisserie chickens, egg sandwiches, and other ready-to-eat options, available to pre-order online. Natural wine by the bottle, plus a $75 grab bag with three, are on deck as well.

Pastries at Gertie Alex Staniloff/Eater

Peter Luger Steak House

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For the first time in its 133-year history, this famously old school South Williamsburg destination is now offering takeout and delivery. In addition to the famed porterhouse and the thick-cut bacon, the restaurant is also selling dry-aged burger for lunch and diners. Orders can be placed by calling the restaurant at 718-387-7400 or on Caviar. Delivery is available in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.

Peter Luger porterhouse on a white plate
The porterhouse at Peter Luger
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Win Son

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East Williamsburg Taiwanese-American darling Win Son is currently taking orders for pick-up and delivery via Caviar. The menu includes sesame noodles, marinated cucumbers, fried eggplant, and Win Son’s version of pork-over-rice classic lu rou fan. The restaurant advises diners to refresh the app or page if an “Available Later” text arrives during hours of operation—adding a note that the team may temporarily pause its Caviar service throughout the day to catch up on orders.

Danzi noodles, oyster omelet, fly’s head, and other dishes at Win Son Gary He

Pizza obsessives can rejoice in knowing that Bushwick pizzeria Ops is open for pick-up and delivery. Its cherished pies — known for their sourdough crust made with a custom blend with whole wheat flour from upstate New York — can be ordered Wednesday through Sunday through Caviar.

A calzone topped with parmesan cheese on a metal tray with a side of tomato sauce Bill Addison/Eater

Miss Ada

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Miss Ada is still cooking up Middle Eastern favorites like fluffy pita, small plates like sweet potato hummus and whipped ricotta, and larger hummus platters like one topped with lamb shawarma. The Fort Greene restaurant is delivering within Brooklyn only. Orders can be placed online here.

A spread of four dishes including a hummus plate laid out over a dark wood table. Miss Ada [Official]

MeMe's Diner

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The playful, expertly made baked goods of Prospect Heights’s breezy modern diner MeMe’s have returned on a limited basis on weekends. Pre-orders for pickups start on Monday on the MeMe’s website; past options have included Vietnamese iced coffee cake and savory babkas. Wine, cocktails, and pantry items like shallot oil, marshmallow buttercream, and charred scallion salsa verde are also for sale. Stay updated on changes through MeMe’s Instagram.

Diners sit in tables in a row with portraits hanging on a wall above them Gary He/Eater

Olmsted

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Prospect Heights destination Olmsted, one of the city’s toughest reservations, isn’t serving its regular menu of inventive seasonal fare — but many of the restaurant’s sauces are now for sale at a pop-up grocery store in the space. Expect duck liver mousse, truffle butter, batched cocktails, and lots of baked goods like cookies and breads at Olmsted Trading Post. More options like pasta may come later. Check Olmsted’s Instagram for the most updated hours.

The exterior of a restaurant and its glass window with the text Olmsted Trading Post printed in gold Olmsted [Official]

Haenyeo

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Many of the thrilling Korean and fusion options from Park Slope breakout hit Haenyeo have returned on a limited basis every week for takeout and delivery. The tighter menu may include Jenny Kwak’s crispy wings or beef short rib barbecue, and recently, the kitchen offered specials like a seafood pancake to reheat at home. Stay updated on open times and menu items on the restaurant’s website, and pre-order by emailing hello@haenyeobk.com.

Soy-marinated ribeye on a cast-iron pan, with lettuce in a basket Alex Staniloff/Eater

Hometown Bar-B-Que

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Red Hook icon Hometown Bar-B-Que is delivering Texas-style barbecue to homes in Red Hook, Columbia Waterfront, Carroll Gardens and Gowanus. Orders of smoked brisket and baby back ribs can be placed through Toast, and pickup is available, too.

Hometown Bar-B-Que Hometown Bar-B-Que [Official Photo]

Peppa's

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Diners can get outstanding jerk chicken from Peppa’s delivered via Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash. The perfectly spiced and charred birds are available for pickup, too. Add a couple festivals (long sticks of fried dough) to an order of chicken, and don’t sleep on the rest of the menu, like the oxtail or goat curry.

A hand wearing a white glove skewers pieces of charred jerk chicken on a grill. Louise Palmberg/Eater

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Liebman’s Deli

A pastrami sandwich on a white plate Adam Lerner/Eater

Riverdale icon Liebman’s has reopened for pick-up and delivery. The small Jewish deli has been serving kosher pastrami, corned beef, and hot dogs made in-house since 1958. Any of the overstuffed sandwiches make for an excellent meal and mood booster. The deli is taking orders by phone: 718-548-4534 or through third-party apps like Grubhub.

A pastrami sandwich on a white plate Adam Lerner/Eater

Africa Kine Restaurant

A plate of stuffed fish and vegetables over red joloff rice at Africa Kine. Robert Sietsema/Eater

Standout Harlem restaurant Afrika Kine continues cooking up its West African fare. Dishes like thiebu djen (stuffed fish and vegetables over rice) and yassa (chicken or fish in a lemon and onion confit) are available, though certain meals are only available for lunch and on certain days of the week. Order online through BeyondMenu or on Doordash.

A plate of stuffed fish and vegetables over red joloff rice at Africa Kine. Robert Sietsema/Eater

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