Food Service Operators

Indoor Dining Reopening

Starting February 12, restaurants and other food service establishments in New York City can reopen for indoor dining at 25% capacity. Establishments may also still offer outdoor dining, pick-up and delivery.

Restrictions on Hours

Bars, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers are required to be closed daily from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This restriction also applies to any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishment.

Starting on Sunday, February 14, bars and restaurants may stay open until 11 p.m.

Restaurants may still provide curbside pick-up or delivery of food orders after the required closing time, but they cannot take alcohol orders. The State Liquor Authority will issue further guidance for licensees.

Outdoor Dining Requirements

You can download COVID-19 posters and flyers for food service establishments, or call 311 to order printed versions.

In accordance with Emergency Executive Order #107 (PDF), all NYC Health Department licenses and permits that will expire or require renewal during the State of Emergency are extended for the duration of the emergency. Renewal notices are not being mailed at this time.


Whether you work in a restaurant, soup kitchen or other food service establishment, the Health Department has important information about operating a clean, safe, healthy and legal business. Use the links provided on the left to find the guidance and information you need. To assist operators further, they may request a 3-year inspection history report for their food service establishment.

Business Owner's Bill of Rights

Additional Resources