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On March 16, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo mandated that restaurants could not operate under full capacity and shortly thereafter, restaurants and bars were told to suspend in-house service.
However, restaurants that remain open for curbside pickup, takeout and delivery are offering discounts to health care and hospitality workers, and first responders:
Outback Steakhouse (multiple locations): Nurses, doctors, medical staff, police, firefighters and first responders get 10% off their check all day, every day. The offer excludes alcohol and valid ID must be shown. Call ahead for hours. More info: outback.com
Sur Argentinian Steakhouse (314 New York Ave., Huntington): Front-line health care workers are eligible for a 30% discount, available for delivery and curbside pickup. Must show ID. It's open 7 days a week — Sundays to Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays until 9 p.m. More info: 631-470-6300, surhuntington.com
ZA (2 North Park Ave., Rockville Centre): This late-night pizzeria is providing hospital staff, police, firefighters and EMS workers with 10% off their checks. It's open Sundays to Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Thursdays to Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. (It's other location is at 3601 Merrick Rd., Seaford; 516-785-5283.) More info: 516-678-5283, eatza.net
Napper Tandy’s (60 E. Main St., Bay Shore): Health care workers and first responders can grab wings, sandwiches, soup, salad and more for 20% off at this pub. Napper Tandy's is open Thursdays to Sundays from 2 to 9 p.m. More info: 631-665-0040, nappertandysbayshore.com
AvoTaco (2340 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park): At this artisanal taco spot, health care workers can receive 50% off their pickup order on Wednesdays and hospitality workers get 25% off on Sundays. It's open daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. More info: 516-373-2340, avotaco.com
Pop’s Pizza (1021 Portion Rd., Ronkonkoma): Between 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., first responders receive a 25% discount on their pickup orders. Must show ID. More info: 631-736-3957, orderpopspizza.com
Lessing's Restaurant Group (multiple locations): Sandar, Post Office Cafe, Library Cafe, Southside Restaurant, Maxwell's Restaurant and Finnegan's is offering a 25% discount to all health care workers, police, firefighters and EMTs. Available daily for curbside pickup and takeout. Mirabelle will offer the same discount when it opens on May 13. Call for hours. More info: lessings.com/corporate/restaurants
Gemelli Gourmet Market North (716 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove): Free breakfast sandwiches are available to nurses in the area from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and free lunch (sandwich or salad) is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nurses must show ID. More info: 516-200-9746, gemelligourmetmarketnorth.com
Rhum (13 East Main St., Patchogue): This island-inspired cuisine and rum bar is offering health care workers a 50% discount on Wednesdays. Pickup only and must show ID. Additionally, Rhum is offering a 25% discount for hospitality workers on Sundays. It’s open daily from noon to 8 p.m. Its sister restaurants Rumba (43 Canoe Place Rd., Hampton Bays) and Cowfish (258 E. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays) are also participating. More info: Rhum: 631-569-5944, rhumpatchogue.com; Rumba: 631-594-3544, rumbahamptonbays.com; Cowfish: 631-594-3868, cowfishrestaurant.com
Uncle Bacala’s (2370 Jericho Tpke., Garden City Park): Health responders, their families, police and firefighters are eligible for a 25% discount at this Italian restaurant. The family-friendly spot is also giving out free cotton candy with each order. Uncle Bacala’s is open Mondays to Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. More info: 516-739-0505, unclebacala.com
Organic Krush (multiple locations): Michelle Walrath and Fran Paniccia, the women behind this health-focused eatery, are offering a 10% discount to health care workers who show their ID. They have outposts in Woodbury, Rockville Centre, Plainview, Roslyn and Amagansett, which is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Organic Krush is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info: organickrush.com
La Famiglia (250 West Main St., Smithtown): Health care workers, teachers, police, firefighters and supermarket employees can receive 25% off their check if they place an order for pickup or delivery at this Italian restaurant. Must show ID. It’s currently open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. More info: 631-382-9454, lafamigliany.com