Restaurants, like so many other businesses during these difficult times, have found ways to adapt to the COVID-19 crisis. Some local eateries have created family-style to-go meals with larger servings (often for four or six people) that have a lower per-portion cost than individual entrées. Here are a few locations in the suburbs that are offering family meals for takeout, some with curbside pickup.
Tano Bistro, Hamilton
Tano Bistro is serving pickup orders on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. through its carryout window. While the menu changes each week, they post updates on their Facebook page and generally offer three entrées options for a hot meal that serves four people, usually with sides like cheddar grits or maple bacon–glazed carrots. A hot meal costs about $40 for a four-person serving, though there are some à la carte options for additional sides or a dessert. Call ahead to place your order.
150 Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton, (513) 795-8654, foodbytano.com
Cibo e Vino, Middletown
This Italian eatery is offering a variety of pasta classics in servings for six to eight people, with prices ranging from $38 for spaghetti and meatballs and up to $65 for chicken parmigiana. Family-sized salads are also available; menu availability is subject to change. Call-ahead ordering is requested.
2229 N. Verity Pkwy., Middletown, (513) 649-8201, cvmiddletown.com
Manor House Event Center, Mason
Manor House has pivoted their catering arm to create complete family-sized meals. Their menu, featured on their Facebook page, includes four-person meals in the $30–$70 range, depending on the option you choose. Some lunch-sized individual entrées are available, as well. Order between 8:30 a.m. and noon for same-day pickup, or call ahead to schedule your pickup. Drive-through pickup times are between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
7440 S. Mason Montgomery Rd., Mason, (513) 459-0177, manorhouseohio.com
Cozy’s Cafe and Pub, Liberty Township
In addition to a limited carryout menu, Cozy’s is offering a few $38–$48 dishes for a family of four, including pasta and fried chicken options. Call to place your order, and call for curbside pickup when you arrive.
6440 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., Liberty Township, (513) 644-9365, cozyscafeandpub.com
Aladdin’s Eatery, West Chester
Their $35 special feeds a family of 5 on pita, salad, and a choice of Chicken or Beef Shwarma or vegetarian Salata over rice (details of the special may change). Order on the phone for pick-up at their West Chester location; their Hyde Park location is also currently offering the same deal.
9344 Union Centre Blvd., West Chester, (513) 874-1302, aladdinseatery.com