The number one thing I look forward to when coming home from a long trip is hitting up all of my favorite restaurants again with friends. Unfortunately, my most recent return home was timed perfectly with the beginning of COVID-19 quarantine and social distancing. So I decided that once all of the groceries have finally been depleted from my fridge, it would be time to treat myself to takeout—and you should do the same. Light some candles, put on a sexy black dress, fire up that favorite dinner-music playlist and take yourself out on a date in that dining room you barely use. Bring fancy Friday night dinners right to your home (now that every day feels like a weekend) with our carefully curated list of LA restaurants, satisfying all your cravings from sushi rolls to barbecue.
Serving up fine Italian cuisine in a vintage-styled interior, The Nice Guy in West Hollywood has all of your favorite classics like Margherita pizza and meatballs. Using homemade and fresh ingredients makes even the simplest dishes like the Cacio e Pepe taste so damn good, the way Italian food should be. In terms of takeout, the go-to menu item to order is definitely pizza, which currently comes 30% off for takeout orders. Another popular dish includes the Rigatoni Bolognese served in a juicy meat sauce with fresh Parmigiano cheese. And if you fancy a nice red bottle of wine to go with that pasta — The Nice Guy is also offering a wide selection of wine, beer, and liquor for pickup and delivery. All pickup orders are curbside and delivery is free via postmates starting at 11 a.m.
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Also located in West Hollywood and part of The h.wood Group, Delilah offers a mixture of classic and modern American dishes. Bathed in hues of sophisticated pinks, the dining area has successfully revived the roaring 20’s with its Art Deco characteristics and occasional jazz nights. The dinner menu ranges from shrimp cocktail and lobster gnocchi for appetizers to braised New York strip for an entree and sides like potatoes gratin and mac n’ cheese. For takeout, try ordering the Roasted Chicken with glazed carrots and haricot verts or dive into your comfort food cravings with a hamburger (classic or vegetarian) or a grilled cheese and tomato bisque. Curbside pickup is actually available at The Nice Guy, just a five-minute drive from Delilah. Delilah is also currently offering 30% off The Burger, and a complimentary bottle of Corsa Co., a botanical tonic beverage, with pickup and delivery free delivery with postmates.
Katsuya is an upscale and elegant sushi restaurant whose brand can also be found internationally in places like Dubai and Bahrain. Within LA County, Katsuya has locations in Brentwood, Hollywood, and Glendale. Currently, a special curbside pickup menu is now available for $49.95 per person which includes seven small appetizers and an entree, and if you call in your order, an extra 20% off. Some of the menu items include baked crab cut roll, yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, and miso-marinated black cod. The regular menu is also still available for takeout. All orders include chopsticks, napkins, soy sauce, wasabi, and ginger. You can get a taste of this purely fresh Japanese cuisine through delivery as well by ordering with your favorite app.
Arguably the best food on earth, Mexican grub can never disappoint, especially at Petite Taqueria in West Hollywood. This classy Mexican joint offers a variety of authentic and yet creative entrees like steak quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos…and of course tacos. Some of the tastiest tacos include the mouth-watering pork belly served in hand pressed tortillas, and the marinated lamb birria tacos topped off with onion and cilantro. The menu offers both hard shell and soft shell tacos. As the restaurant is currently closed for dine-in, customers can order (Make Your Own Tacos Packages) that includes pints of guacamole, tomatillo, guajillo, salsa marinated carna asada & chicken tinga handmade corn & flour tortillas with any meat purchase – receive tortilla chips, escabeche, onions, cilantro & limes. Also with their (Tacos & Tequila Package) you can choose from 6 tacos, chips & guacamole, beans, rice & a bottle of Casamigos Blanco. Order online once again with free delivery through postmates, plus 30% off bowls . Curbside pickup is also located at The Nice Guy (both restaurants are located on North La Cienega Blvd). So cheer up y’all, you can still indulge in your Taco Tuesdays.
If you’ve never experienced the savory, addictive flavors of a juicy umami burger, now is the perfect time to expand your taste bud’s horizons and try something new. Umami Burger, with several locations throughout Southern California including Hollywood and DTLA, truly delivers a unique burger experience by adding umami ingredients to each antibiotic-and hormone-free burger (including the impossible patty). The most popular items include the Umami Classic with shiitake mushrooms, crispy parmesan, grilled onions, roasted tomatoes and umami ketchup—and The Beefy, featuring crispy bacon, beer-cheddar cheese, smokey onion strings, and smokey bbq miso-mustard. If your mouth is finally watering, then order online for free and safe delivery, especially while the awesome deal is happening of some select burgers for under $12 and $10. You can also call ahead and pick up curbside to get your hands on one of these precious burgers.
Slab Barbecue is a Los Angeles-based restaurant providing locals with a little taste of Texas—delicious, smokey, juicy meats. This impressive establishment has some of the best backyard barbecue around, especially since the mastermind behind the scene, Burt Bakman has spent years perfecting the art of smoking meat right within the Lone Star State. Some of the hottest menu items include a full rack of ribs, brisket and pulled pork, including beer and wine all of which are perfect options for takeout (amazing in sandwiches). The weekdays feature different specials like Pastrami Monday and Taco Tuesday. Slab is also currently offering free delivery through postmates and the restaurant is available for pickup only.