> Location: Seattle
This emblematic Pacific Northwestern classic suspended regular operations the week of Mar. 9, posting a message on its website saying that “Fine dining is not what Seattle needs right now.” In place of its usual in-dining-room tasting menu ($135 for four courses), it has now set up three new options (weekdays only): Drive On Thru, serving a burgers or veggie melt with fries ($14) and the famed Canlis salad ($12); The Bagel Shed, with a menu of bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and coffee; and Family Meal, a daily changing dinner complete with a bottle of wine for home delivery (prices aren’t specified for The Bagel Shed or Family Meal).
> Location: New Orleans
Founded in 1893, this Garden District landmark, where Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse, among other luminaries, once ran the kitchen, is arguably the fanciest restaurant in New Orleans. Under ordinary circumstances, Commander’s offers a $95 seven-course tasting menu, as well as à la carte choices priced from $36 to $44. With the dining room closed, the restaurant has switched over to offering a frequently changing to-go menu, with appetizers prices from $9 to $15 and main dishes under $30 except for filet mignon and eggs at $44. Also available are “family meals” to feed four, priced at $69 and $99, and wine and beer by the bottle.
> Location: Los Angeles
At this 18-seat Michelin-starred restaurant, the seasonal tasting menu runs $235. Until it’s possible to serve in the restaurant again, though, Dialogue is selling two different three-course meals for $35 per person. Current offerings are pork belly with braised tomatoes, roasted broccoli and gnocchi, and a slice of burnt Basque cheesecake and a vegetarian option including Midnight Moon goat cheese, salad of spigarello (a leafy broccoli), kale, and hazelnuts, and the same cheesecake. Wine, sake, and beer by the bottle are also available.
> Location: Los Gatos, California
This Michelin three-star near San Jose usually serves a $185 tasting menu based on seasonal produce. While it’s shuttered, instead it’s selling “family meals.” The standard option currently includes lasagna bolognese (made with beef), Dijon-style green beans, kale and parmesan salad, focaccia with fennel, and chocolate chip cookies ($53 per person). A vegetarian alternative substitutes zucchini and romanesco broccoli lasagna ($48 per person). Wines are also available for pickup.
> Location: Los Angeles
A Michelin two-star restaurant with a modern kaiseki menu, n/naki ordinarily offers 13-course tasting menus at $225 (for the vegetarian option) or $275. For now, though, it’s making bento boxes available for pickup. The particulars might change, but the restaurant promises “an assortment of Japanese comfort foods” including things like sashimi salad, shoyu koji roasted sweet potato, panko-fried shrimp with sesame aïoli, and grilled miso black cod with sunchoke purée. The cost is $38 per person.