The Dish: 10 Popular District Restaurants Offering Take Out

by Caroline Frentz

Amid COVID-19 restaurant closures, some of D.C.’s most beloved haunts are bringing their innovative takeout offerings to your doorstep. Support your favorite local spots and combat cabin fever with creative takes on classic cuisine, discounted wine, batched cocktails and even ready-made cookie dough from some of the District’s most celebrated restaurants.

Fiola Mare

Image courtesy of Fiola Mare

If you are looking for something to lift your spirits or drown your sorrows, Georgetown Waterfront’s sophisticated, Italian, seafood staple is cutting down their offerings to the essentials—wine, cheese and desserts. Selections from Fiola Mare’s award-winning wine and spirit list can be paired with artisan cheeses ($15) and cured meats ($15) and followed up with Nonna’s Lemon Hazelnut cake ($8) and Fabio’s cookies ($6). Offerings available 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Orders via Fiola Mare’s website. Delivery available for orders over $500.




This cozy spot for playful plates and Spanish tapas is severing up their popular paella to-go. Try their seafood or vegetable paella ($20-50) in half or full portions, tapas including brussel sprouts with sherry onions and pine nuts and spice grilled chicken with basmati rice and salsa. Orders can be topped off with a pitcher of sangria for $25. The crowd-pleasing, Spanish fare is sure to calm your cabin fever. Available for pickup from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Orders via Estadio’s website.


Have Chef Eric Ziebold’s exceptional cuisine delivered straight to your doorstep. Kinship is ditching traditional offerings and serving luxe comfort food in an effort to quell anxieties. Carryout menu offerings “In the Spirit of Kinship” will vary, but are largely inspired by items Ziebold and wife and partner Célia Laurent, would serve at their own table. Examples include Duck aux Olives ($30), Corned Beef and Cabbage ($25), Bean Soup with Kale, Peppers and Parmesan Stock ($8), and a decadent Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cake ($12). Punctuate your order with fresh baked cookies. The to-go dinners will be offered Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Order via tock.


Famed bistro, Ris, is offering no-fuss “care packages” to aide diners through COVID restaurant closures. This West End dining room helmed by Ris Lacoste is serving up your choice of soup and salad with a slice of focaccia for delivery or carryout ($15). In addition to single-servings, soups by the quart ($16) are also available. The menu will change periodically, but some mainstays include a creamy and classic tomato soup and beef and cabbage borscht. Half-priced bottles of wine and ready-to-bake cookie dough ($10) are no-brainer additions to any order. Carry-out and curbside pickup from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Ris is offering free delivery for patrons in the West End and adjacent neighborhoods from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Visit Ris’ website and call (202) 730-2500 to order.


The chic Italian haunt is delivering date night to your doorstep. Chef Nick Stefanelli’s dinners for two ($85) with an optional wine pairing ($135). The offerings change daily, but highlights include poached stone bass and veal strip loin. Place your order between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Order through Masseria’s website or call (202)-608-1330.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab

Cocktail kit from Joe’s. Image by Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab

Enjoy surf and turf on your home turf with Joe’s classic steak and tail ($52.95) or go for something more casual with the buttery Alaskan King Crab Roll served with potato chips ($23.95). Pair your meal with half-price wines by the bottle, $2 beers or an array of creative cocktails. Place your order 24 hours in advance and feed the whole family with group entrees like the fresh Florida Stone Crab (49.95),  Prime NY Strip ($69.95), Joe’s Chopped Salad ($36.95) or even a whole key lime pie ($34.95). Offered from 11:30 a.m-9:00 p.m. for delivery or pickup. Order via Grubhub  or Caviar


The Dabney

This rustic favorite tucked away in Blagden Alley is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu ($45) along with a curated selection of wine, beer, cider and cocktails. Chef Jeremiah Langhorne is switching up the mid-Atlantic dishes daily, but past selections include vadouvan braised lamb pita wrap, classic beef stroganoff with rosemary cream and strawberry rhubarb trifle. Orders can be placed beginning at 11:00 a.m. and will be available for pickup from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Visit their website and call (202) 450-1015 to order.

Rooster & Owl 

The modern American restaurant is condensing their normal prix-fixe offerings into a flavor-packed three-course menu ($35) with added emphasis on comfort.Daily menus (subject to change) will be posted on their Instagram page. Think crispy fried chicken with miso honey and a fresh side of slaw and tahini brownies. All beer and wine is 25% to 40% off making takeaway from this beloved restaurant even more enticing.  View the menu on Instagram or their website and call 202-813-3976 to place your order. Pick up from 5:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.

Sea Bass Ceviche. Photo courtesy of Seven Reasons

Seven Reasons

Try a creative cocktail by Seven Reasons and craft it at home.

Liven up your palate with Latin American plates and creative to-go cocktails from this popular newcomer. Seven Reasons’ takeaway menu boasts an impressive number of items ranging from a classic half roasted chicken with tomato-cucumber salad and yuca fries ($26) to Chorizo & Shrimp Black Rice with black truffle ($32). Seven Reasons is also packaging inventive cocktails for at-home preparation. Standouts include the San Fernando ($12), a boozy concoction with coconut cream, pineapple and two different types of rum and the Pretty Hot & Tempting ($12), a spicy margarita with a twist. The cocktails will come in batches with instructions. Seven Reasons also established an Employee Wellness Fund and 2.5% of sales will go directly to employees that have been laid off as financial relief. Delivery and take away are available from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Order Via Tock


The trendy eatery is cutting down its menu to Middle Eastern cuisine for their takeaway offerings, but these simple dishes pack a punch. Their offerings, aimed to serve multiple people, feature classics such as lamb and ribeye kebabs ($55) and lamb shoulder ($85). To pair, they are also serving salads ($12), vegetables ($30) and an assortment of spreads ($22). Classic cocktails are available in large batches for four to six people. Try the Merchant’s Daughter ($35), a unique margarita and a Middle Eastern Gin & Tonic ($40) made with rose flower oil and oregano. Order between 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. for pickup between 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. Order via Maydan’s website.



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