How to Support Local Restaurants During the COVID-19 Crisis

Updated May 4, 2020

The service industry is one of the first and most severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  All restaurants are mandated to open for dine-out service only.

There are a number of ways that you can support your favorite local restaurants and the employees that depend on them.  Many restaurants are open for takeout (many offering curbside pick-up) and delivery.  Purchasing gift cards at restaurants that have had to shut their doors is also an excellent way to show your support.

Takeout & Delivery

The Capital Grille
900 Boylston Street
Daily 11:30am-9:00pm

Sandwiches, salads, prime cuts of meat and sea foods, and sweets.  Plus, a three-course, family-style dinner for four with options including shrimp scampi and beef tenderloin.

Menu here.  Takeout is available by calling (617) 262-8900.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
888 Boylston Street
11:30 am – 8 pm  

Small plates, sandwiches, salads, a la carte steaks, decadent sides, and sweets. Plus, a $12 kid’s menu.

Now offering 10% off to-go orders, Family Package meals, Steak Meal Kit, and a wide variety of grocery

Menu here.  Takeout is available by calling (617) 539-1568.  Delivery is available by calling and through DoorDash. 

Dirty Water Dough Co.
222 Newbury Street
Sun-Wed 11am – 10 pm; Thurs 11 am – 10:30 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am – 11 pm

Boston-style craft pizza, sandwiches, and salads.

Takeout is available here or by calling (617) 262-0090.  Dirty Water Dough will call you when your order is ready, to minimize wait times.
Delivery is available through ToastTab, Seamless, Grubhub, and DoorDash

Eataly
888 Boylston Street
Prepared foods available Sun – Thurs 9 am – 8:30 pm, Fri – Sat 9 am – 10 pm

Freshly baked pastries and espresso-based drinks are available for breakfast from Caffè Vergnano, daily from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eataly’s other delectable restaurants — La Pizza & La Pasta, Terra, I Panini, I Dolci — as well as beer and wine are available every day, as well.

Prepared foods delivery is available via Caviar, UberEats, DoorDash, and Tock
Grocery delivery is available via Instacart.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
122 Belvidere Street
Daily 12 pm – 8 pm

Hand-carved steaks, prime seafood, and sandwiches.  Plus, a four-course, family-style dinner for four with options including salt and pepper shrimp and sliced roasted tenderloin.

Menu here.  Takeout is available by calling (617) 358-9990

ÉgaliTea Organic
Café 248 Newbury Street
Daily 8 am – 8 pm

Bowls, smoothies, hot teas and tea lattes, baked goods and more.

Menu here.  Delivery is available though UberEats and GrubHub.  Takeout is also available.

Gift cards are available in-store.

Itadaki
269 Newbury Street
Lunch Daily: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm; Dinner Daily: 5 pm – 9 pm

Sushi rolls, sushi pizza, ramen, and much more.

Delivery available through DoorDash, Caviar, UberEats, and GrubHub 

La Voile Newbury
261 Newbury Street
Wednesday – Sunday, 4 pm – 7 pm
All orders must be places 24 hours in advance.

Daily “plat du jour” from La Voile’s repertoire of classic French cuisine, as well as dessert and wine selections.

Pick-up ordering available through ToastTab.

Mistral
223 Columbus Ave
4:30 pm – 9 pm

“Uncomplicated French cuisine.”  Tuna tartare, mussels, thin crust pizzas, Cornish game hen, roasted rack of Colorado lamb, sweets, and much more.

Menu here.  Curbside takeout and delivery are available on Caviar

Off the Common
50 Park Plaza
Breakfast: 7:00 am – 11:00 am; Dinner: 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm 

For breakfast, eggs, pancakes, and small plates.  For dinner, shareables, soups, salads, hot plates (including fish and chips, a burger, and steak frites), and sweets.

Breakfast menu here.  Dinner menu here. Takeout is available by calling 617-457-2330.

Piattini
226 Newbury Street
Monday – Saturday, 11:30 am – 8:30 pm

Pasta, flatbread pizzas, salads, sweets, and more.

Currently closed due to renovations.  Menu here.  Delivery and takeout is available beginning March 27.  Takeout and delivery will be available on Chowhow.

Gift cards for available here.

The Catered Affair
Available for Delivery

Family-style comfort food, greens, bowls, and dinner specials, as well as a selection of red, white, and sparkling wines.

Menu hereOrder here

Gift cards

75 Chestnut
currently closed

Gift cards available here.

Abe & Louie’s
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

Artisan Bistro
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

Asta
currently closed
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Atlantic Fish Co.
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

Back Bay Social Club
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

Bar Boulud Boston
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

Briar Group: City Bar, City Table, M.J. O’Connor’s, Solas, and more
all restaurants currently closed

Gift cards available here.

Bristol Restaurant and Bar
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

Cafeteria
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

Davio’s Northern Italian Steak House
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
currently open for take-out, curbside pick-up, and delivery.
Now offering 15% off online gift card orders.
Gift cards available here

Deuxave
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

Dillon’s
currently closed; sister restaurant Clery’s is open for takeout and curbside delivery
Gift cards available here.

Eastern Standard
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

Eataly
restaurants and takeout counters currently closed; market is open
Gift cards available here.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
currently open for takeout and delivery.
Gift cards available here.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
currently open for carry out and curbside pick-up only.
Gift cards available here.

Flour Bakery
currently closed
Online shop is still open and 100% of proceeds from the shop will go to support Flour Bakery staff.
Gift cards available here.

Grill 23 & Bar
currently closed
Gift cards available here.
50% off all gift card purchases goes directly to the staff relief fund.

Island Creek Oyster Bar
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

Joe’s American Bar & Grill
currently closed
Gift cards available
here.

La Voile
currently closed
Gift cards available here.
20% of each gift card purchase goes directly to La Voile employees and their families

Lucca Back Bay
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

Mistral
currently open for takeout and delivery.
Gift cards available here.

Oak Long Bar & Kitchen
currently closed
Gift cards available
here.

Piattini
currently open for delivery.
Gift cards available here.

Porto
currently closed
Gift cards available here.
The teams at Porto, Saloniki and Trade are coming together in association with World Central Kitchen to develop a fund to provide meals to Boston’s healthcare workers and displaced restaurant employees during this difficult time. 100% of donations will go directly to employing team members and  purchasing materials to provide up to 500 meals per day for those effected. Click here to donate.

Precinct Kitchen + Bar
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

Rochambeau
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

Sonsie
currently closed
Receive a $20 bonus gift card for every $100 worth of gift cards purchased.
Gift cards available here.

Sorellina
currently closed; takeout and delivery is available from sister restaurant Mistral
Gift cards available here.

Stephanie’s on Newbury
currently closed
Gift cards are coming soon here.

Strip by Strega
currently closed
Gift cards available here.

The Capital Grille
currently open for takeout
Gift cards available here.

Uni
currently closed
Gift cards available here.


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