To report an Open Restaurant not following program guidelines, including seating areas that are blocking streets or sidewalks, visit the Outdoor Dining Complaint page.
Health and Safety
Open Restaurants, like other businesses, must follow State-mandated health and safety guidelines for their industry. To report a business that isn’t following health and safety rules, go to the Business Reopening Complaint page.
You can report problems with food safety practices in Open Restaurants, including unsanitary conditions and pests. Learn more on the Restaurant, Deli, or Food Cart Complaint page.
Social Distancing and Face Coverings
To report overcrowding at an Open Restaurant or a lack of face coverings where a 6-foot distance from others isn’t maintained, visit the Social Distancing or Face Covering Complaint page.
To report noise from a food establishment, visit the Noise from Bar, Club, or Restaurant page.
Bars and restaurants can serve alcoholic beverages only if they are licensed by the State Liquor Authority and submit all appropriate documents with their Open Restaurants application.
Open Restaurants may also only serve alcohol to people ordering and eating food.
To report an Open Restaurant serving alcohol without a license, visit the Alcohol License Check page.
To report an Open Restaurant serving alcohol to customers who are not ordering food, visit the Alcohol Sale Complaint page.