Cluster of delivery men gather outside exclusive restaurant Carbone

There was a cluster of delivery men at Carbone, one of New York City’s most exclusive restaurants, on Tuesday night after a ban on dining-in at all bars and restaurants drove hundreds online to place take-out orders. 

1 year agoCarbone put its famous menu online on Monday after the ban was announced. 

Using the app Caviar, diners can now have access to its menu without having to wait months for even the hope of getting one of its coveted reservation. 

As of Wednesday, people in New York were being advised to stay at home and patronize businesess safely by ordering online and having the food brought to them. 

It is unclear if that will change if and when a shelter in place order is issued as it is expected to be. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was preparing to urge the Governor to allow him to issue the order as the number of cases in New York City approached 1,000 and the tenth person died from coronavirus.

The cluster of delivery men were not following the same social distancing approach that is being advised by the government- to stay 6ft away from people in crowds at all times for the next 15 days. Many, including the restaurant’s chefs and managers, are frantically trying to soak up as much work as they can before the situation becomes even more dire. 

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Delivery couriers wait outside Carbone to pick up to-go orders after the exclusive restaurant took its menu online following a New York ban on dining in 

A manager wearing latex gloves brings orders out to the couriers on Tuesday night. The restaurant’s menu is on Caviar 

Under ordinary circumstances, only those who snag one of the restaurant’s coveted reservation spots have access to its menu

The restaurant staff were wearing latex gloves but some of the drivers were not 

Carbone is not the only exclusive restaurant which has taken its menu online as a result of the virus. 

Peter Luger, a famous steakhouse in Brooklyn, is offering a limited menu and butcher shop items are available for pickup from the restaurant.

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Several others, including three Michelin starred Eleven Madison Park, said they would be shutting up shop completely.

‘In this unprecedented crisis, the health and well-being of our staff and our guests is of primary importance; in keeping with NYC and NY State requirements, Eleven Madison Park will be closed beginning Monday, March 16.