Community Featured Food & Drink

Should More High-End Restaurants Offer Delivery?

Last Friday, the Boston Globe shared an article about the recent increase in restaurant delivery sales, and the reactions of the chefs, particularly at higher-end establishments.

More than ever, people are ordering delivery to enjoy restaurant meals in the comfort of their own homes. Delivery services like GrubHub, DoorDash, UberEats, and Cavier are making this process even easier.

While the numbers show consumers enjoy being able to order their favorite restaurant meal straight to their front door, restaurant chefs expressed their concerns about how this changes the overall experience. Does the food taste the same after it’s been packaged and transported to your kitchen table?

In a neighborhood filled with restaurants that carefully craft their dining environment, it’s an interesting trend to consider. What do you think? Should more high-end restaurants offer delivery? Vote in our poll and add your comments in the section below.

Note: Web polls are not scientific, representing only those readers who choose to vote.

7 Replies to “Should More High-End Restaurants Offer Delivery?

  1. i am surprised more north end restaurants do not deliver in the neighborhood. i cannot leave my apartment without seeing the pauli’s delivery man on his bike.

  2. Why not? You don’t have to worry about standing in line for a table. Bon Apettit or as they say in Jersey, Eat Yer Face off.

  3. I guess hi-end restaurants in NY and SF are adapting to delivery by not sending out ‘exquisite’ dishes, but rather those meals that survive being boxed up and delivered. So be it. Pauli’s is not a hi-end by any means ; (sandwiches, etc.,) and they do a good delivery business, especially in cold temps.

  4. High end restaurants will never deliver and that is plain and simple. When you go to a high end restaurant you are are paying for an experience. You are paying for not only what you eat but the presentation of the food, the temperature at which the food is severed, the ambiance, the service, and the experience of having a night out. There are times when people want to simply eat and times when people want to “dine”. When people want to dine they go to a high end restaurant and I can’t blame though for wanting to hold on to that experience. They want to maintain a level of professionalism that cannot be ascertained via delivery or take out

  5. .. ‘that is plain and simple’……in other words, no use arguing the point with you. YOU are paying for food presentation and ambiance. Sometimes people can enjoy that at home, and the finer restaurants make sure they do, so that’s plain and simple. Pretentious to bring out the fact that people eat and others dine. Believe me, I’ve know wealthy people who gladly pay for an exquisite dinner brought to their home.

  6. SHAWN: disregard my comment. Bad, very bad mood today. My apologies.
    Your comment was ‘right on’ and very well composed.

Comments are closed.