Working in the office on the weekend and need carryout food? Consider designating someone to pick up a carryout order from one of the following restaurants.

AE (American Express), DC (Diners Club), CB (Carte Blanche), MC (MasterCard), V (Visa) and C (Choice). "Free parking" indicates the restaurant has a parking lot; otherwise, expect street and commercial parking. "Full bar" indicates the establishment is licensed to sell beer, wine and spirits. "Phone orders" indicates the restaurant will accept them. "Delivery" indicates the restaurant will make a trip to your place.

The American Amber Grain, Fruited Plain & Shining Sea Company Inc., 2313 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 333-4951. Weekend hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cards: AE, MC, V. Street and commercial parking. No bar. Phone orders. Delivery available for 10 people or more. Carryout entree price range: sandwiches start at $3.50, other entrees at $3.99 a pound and up. Specialties: fried chicken, salads, pasta, shellfish, fruit. Also offers a lunch box, which includes a choice of sandwich, served with a side salad and a cookie or brownie for $4.85 per box.

Captain Days, 1133 18th St. NW (rear, in the alley), 296-1133. Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cards: AE, MC, V. Street and commercial parking. Full bar. Phone orders. No delivery. Carryout entree price range: $4.95 to $12.95. Specialties: seafood, such as blackened redfish and a variety of shellfish.

Food & Co., 1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW, 223-8070. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cards: MC, V, C. Street and commercial parking. Beer and wine only. Phone orders. No delivery on weekends. Delivery can be arranged during the week. Carryout entree price range: $2.95 to $45 (for assorted fish delicacies and Beluga caviar). Specialties: sandwiches, salads and hot and cold entrees, such as mussel remoulade, honey-mustard chicken with string beans, tenderloin en croute, cold chicken stuffed with crabmeat, spinach wild rice or all three, as well as a variety of quiche and cheeses, European pastries, Italian ice cream and Belgian chocolates.

Furin's of Georgetown, 2805 M St. NW, 965-1000. Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Cards: None. Cash, personal and travelers checks. Street and commercial parking. No bar. Phone orders. Delivery (to downtown destinations only for small orders, must be requested a day in advance. Minimum order of $20.) Carryout entree price range: $3.95 to $8.95. Specialties: American and Continental cuisine; salads, including a three-salad combination for $3.95; chicken and pasta dishes, cold sandwiches and soup made on the premises.

Larimer's, 1727 Connecticut Ave. NW, 332-3366. Open 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cards: MC, V, C. Street and commercial parking. Full bar. Phone orders. Delivery (minimum order of $25, plus $3 delivery charge. Large orders require 24 hours notice). Carryout entree price range: sandwiches $3 to $6, hot entrees $4.99 to $10 a pound. Specialties: a variety of chicken and potato salads, as well as pasta, gazpacho, a large selection of sandwiches made with meats prepared in-house. International entrees such as enchiladas, South American egg rolls (made with a sharply spiced mixture of ground beef, pork, veal and homemade sausage), and a spicy Cajun jambalaya.

So's Your Mom, 1831 Columbia Rd. NW, 462-3666. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Cards: None. Cash, personal and travelers checks. Street and commercial parking. No bar. Phone orders. Delivery (for minimum order of $25, by special arrangement only). Carryout entree price range: $2.75 to $4.55. Specialties: New York corned beef, pastrami, ham, salami, mesquite turkey from Texas, chopped liver, whitefish salad and a selection of mixed salads.

Sushi Express, 1906 K St. NW, 659-1955. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday. Cards: none. Cash, personal and travelers checks. Street and commercial parking. No bar. Phone orders. Delivery (minimum order $30, within 2 blocks, from 11 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Carryout entree price range: $2 to $9.50. Specialties: sushi, sashimi, tempura, teriyaki, miso soup, sunomono (a seafood and cucumber Japanese salad).

Take Me Home, 3212 O St. NW, 298-6818. Open 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday. Cards: None. Cash, personal and travelers checks only. Street and commercial parking. No bar. Phone orders. Delivery (minimum order 10 people). Carryout entree price range: $4.50 a pint to $9 a pint; $4 to $4.50 per sandwich, all made on homemade breads. Specialties: chicken and asparagus salad with tarragon, sweet corn salad, fruit tarts and pastries, spare ribs with vidalia (Georgia onion) sauce.

Trader Vic's, 16th and K streets NW, 347-7100. Open 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, noon to 2 p.m. and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cards: AE, DC, CB, MC, V. Valet parking. No bar. Carryout entree price range: $9.75 to $27.50. Specialties: Chinese food, Indian curries, barbecued filet mignon, New York strip steak, rack of lamb, salmon, mahi-mahi (grilled Hawaiian white fish, served with macadamia nut cream sauce), swordfish, filet of sole.