Support Local: These Must-Try New York City Restaurants Are Still Open

The New York Hospitality Industry has taken a devastating hit in the wake of this worldwide  pandemic. In order to keep these businesses afloat, the community has shown an unwavering rally of support around them. Restaurants around New York City, with the utmost concern for the safety of their guests, their staff, and their community at large, have been remaining open to offer takeout, as well as delivery. If you have the means to support these local businesses, we are sharing a few establishments that are still open, as well as some deliciously tempting menu items, that you’ll absolutely have to try!

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Nerai (55 E. 54th Street)now offers their flavorfully fresh seafood focused dishes to transport you to a peaceful Greek island from the comfort of your own home. Indulge in dishes like Shrimp Mikrolimano, with tiger shrimp in a tomato ragu, Lamb Chops with pencil asparagus, Lavraki with whole grilled loup de mer deboned and fileted and served with horta, the Short Rib Yiouvetsi served over orzo, and chef Moshe Grundman’s unbelievable Seafood Orzotto with octopus, shrimp and mussels. Nerai has over 95 wines by the bottle available to order, ranging in price from $13.99 – $149.99 in addition to beer and other drinks. Delivery and pick up is available daily from 12pm – 9pm via Seamless, GrubHub, or their website.
offers a wide array of options ranging from salads, steaks and pasta to pizza, sushi, sandwiches and wraps to appease all of your cravings. Indulge in their 16oz Ribeye with a choice of truffle butter, béarnaise, chimichurri or peppercorn sauce, Truffle Tagliatelle with black truffles, shiitake mushrooms, peas and parmigiana, Chicken Parmesan Wrap with marinara sauce, or the Rockefeller specialty roll with spicy king crab, mango sauce and spicy aioli complemented by a large choice of spirits, wine and beer. Visit Seamless, GrubHub, DoorDash, UberEats or Postmates to order.
Sushi Lab
at The Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown Manhattan offers sushi, hand rolls and their smoky miso soup for delivery and takeout. For the perfect start to curb your craving for sushi, enjoy cut rolls such as the salmon, which is torched and served with confit tomato, smoked yellowtail with citrus sesame, and baked crab with golden tobiko. Their signature chef’s omakase for $45 is served with 10 signature sushi pieces, miso soup and a 6 piece cut roll. The Omakase Lite comes with 5 signature sushi pieces and a 3 piece cut roll. All sake and beer is 40% off.  Head to Seamless, DoorDash, UberEats or Postmates to order.


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