The wife just had a baby not too long ago, so it'll be a little while before we can go out for long meals in the city on a consistent basis. On the flipside, we got a car so picking up food from restaurants anywhere in the city just got a lot easier.
A lot of the higher-end restaurants in Manhattan don't offer delivery, but I think a lot of them are open to offering their food if you're willing to pick it up from the restaurant (and if their kitchen isn't too busy at that hour). From what I've tried so far, Sushi Yasuda, Sushi of Gari and Sfoglia fit this bill. I tried Marea but they denied offering take out (though I swear I've seen someone walk in and pick up food during lunch).
What are some of the better Manhattan restaurants you know of that offer this option?
204 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017
1402 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
370 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024
240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019