Beginning Monday, December 14, restaurants, bars, catering halls, clubs, manufacturers with tasting rooms, and other food service establishments in New York City must close indoor dining until further notice. Outdoor service is allowed to continue. State and City health and safety requirements are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in certain neighborhoods, the City is implementing restrictions for businesses in three zones identified by the State: red, orange, and yellow. Red zones are the areas of the most concern and the greatest restrictions.
To report a restaurant in a COVID-19 zone not following zone rules, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Zone Business Complaint page instead.
Hours of Operation
Restaurants and bars must close outdoor dining from 10 PM to 5 AM daily. Takeout and delivery are still allowed after 10 PM for curbside, window, or other outdoor pickup only, except for alcoholic beverages.
Customers must wear face coverings and may not linger or form lines to enter the inside of a licensed establishment:
- To order and pick up food until 10 PM daily
- To use the restroom
- If the establishment has a licensed outdoor area accessible only through an interior space, to move through the interior of the premises to access the licensed outdoor area
Separate parties moving through the interior to a licensed outdoor area must be properly distanced.
Learn more about the State's new rules.
You can report a restaurant or bar that is not complying with these guidelines. An exact address and business name are required to file a complaint. If you would like to report more than one business, you must file a complaint for each business/location.
If you want to report an Open Restaurant for blocking a street or sidewalk, with missing or defective barriers, ramps, or platforms, not accessible for people with disabilities, or missing a permit, visit the Outdoor Dining Complaint page instead.
If the restaurant or bar is not in a currently designated COVID-19 zone, you can report a reopening guideline compliance problem with: