If you’re haute and feeling lazy, you’re definitely not going to dial up Dominos and ask for a $5.99 special. Nope, you’re looking for something slightly more high end from a meal delivery service. Which is where the ingeniously named Caviar comes in. Caviar is part of Square’s full suite of tools for businesses, enabling restaurants across the country to reach more customers, grow their sales and expand their reach, servicing major cities including Los Angeles (yes!) Atlanta, Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Manhattan, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area (including East Bay & South Bay), Seattle, Portland and Washington D.C.
If you don’t believe that the service serves the creme de la creme, just check out the chefs that have become affiliated with and chosen to partner with the app. Said chefs include Alain Ducasse – Benoit in Manhattan; Daniel Boulud – DBGB Kitchen Manhattan; Ivan Orkin – Ivan Ramen Manhattan; Ken Oringer – both Toro and Coppa, Boston; Ming Tsai – Blue Dragon, Boston; Rick Bayless – XOCO in Chicago and Red O in LA; Jose Garces – Amada, Buena Onda, Distrito in Philly; and Marc Vidal – Boqueria (Washington DC & NY).
So what should you expect? ASAP ordering: Caviar’s average delivery times are around 40 minutes. You can pre-order too, as far as a week in advance if you know you’re going to be coveting a certain dish on a certain night. The service also offers shared carts, which is great for large groups and catering orders, making it easy for groups to order from the same restaurant and to also accommodate a variety of dietary preferences or restrictions.The site also showcases great photos, not just of each restaurant, but of every dish on the menu, making it easier to decide what to order and know what you’re getting. Best of all, there’s GPS tracking: you’ll know exactly when to expect your meal.
Here, we’ve selected 11 items that you’re going to WISH you had for dinner tonight. The goods news: even if you don’t feel like leaving your couch, it’s possible!
- Sotto: Grilled Whole Orata, Tomato and caper bread salad, olive-pistachio vinaigrette, $27
- Red O:Maine Lobster Tail Garlic marinated Maine lobster tail, cilantro-fennel rice, charred Mexican knob onions, slow roasted baby fennel, and Tajin butter. $3
- Red O: 18 oz Prime Cowboy Ribeye Prime bone-in ribeye, fried sweet plantain, crema, traditional black beans, and spicy adobo butter sauce. $49
- Hamasaku: Hamasaku Nigiri 28 pieces of nigiri: (4pcs) Tuna Sushi, (4pcs) Yellowtail Sushi, (4pcs) Salmon Sushi, (4pcs) Albacore Sushi, (1) California Roll, (1) Spicy Tuna Roll. Serves 2-3 people. $65 (The Hamasaku Deluxe is 55 pieces for $180)
- BLD: Seared Tuna Niçoise Salad Fingerling potatoes, haricots verts, olives, spanish white anchovies, capers, hard boiled eggs, red wine dijon vinaigrette, $22
- La Pergoletta Restaurant Fettuccine Nero Di Seppia Al Frutti Di Mare Squid ink fettuccine, shrimp, scallops, mussels, calamari, clams, and tomato basil. $21.95
- Ledlow: Braised Beef Paleron $30
- Bar Ama: Beef Chile Pepper Fajitas $38
- Blue Plate Oysterette: Bouillabaisse Shellfish, brioche crouton, saffron ruoille, $27
- Mozza2Go: Prosciutto di Parma Pizza, $17
- Paninoteca by Scarpetta Olive Oil Poached Tuna Salad, Radish, fennel, avocado and rosemary vinaigrette $13