Food Service Operators

Indoor Dining Now Allowed

As of September 30, restaurants and other food service establishments in New York City can reopen for indoor dining.

New Restrictions

Starting Friday, November 13, 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.

Restaurants may still provide curbside pick-up or delivery of food orders after 10 p.m., but they cannot take alcohol orders. The State Liquor Authority will issue further guidance for licensees.

Indoor Dining Requirements

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