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Reservations Are Now Open for New York's Restaurant Week

Reservations Are Now Open for New York's Restaurant Week

Almost three hundred restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week, from June 22nd to August 16th

It’s your chance to dine out at your dream restaurant for graciously reduced prices! Reservations have opened for New York City's Summer Restaurant Week, scheduled for July 22nd through August 16th.

Diners will be able to enjoy three-course prix-fixe meals for $25 at lunch at $38 at dinner (prices are sans-beverages, tips, and taxes). Almost 300 restaurants are participating, including big names and legends like Café Boulud, Delmonico’s, ilili, Nobu, and . The full list of participating restaurants can be found here. Pro tip: if you have an American Express card, each time you dine out at participating restaurants and spend over $25 you get a $5 credit on your card. Make sure to click on the link above to register your card before visiting restaurants to receive benefits—and jump on a reservation before you can only book two-tops before 5:30 or after 9:00.


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Update: Our Great Neck location is now open for dine-in service. Please call the restaurant to make a reservation.

Update: Our Brooklyn location is now open for heated outdoor dining, and indoor dining rooms will reopen on Sunday, February 14th. Online reservations are now available. Please pay close attention to the "indoor" and "outdoor" indicators when making a reservation.

We will continue to make limited menu and butcher shop items available for pickup and delivery from both our Brooklyn and Great Neck locations. We will also be serving a limited selection from our wine list to customers over the age of 21.

To place an order for pickup or delivery from our Brooklyn restaurant, please follow the link below. To order pickup from our Great Neck restaurant, please give us a call at (516) 487-8800 or follow the link below.

Pickup and delivery from our Brooklyn and Great Neck locations will be available from 11:45AM - 8:45PM daily, based on limited availability.

Peter Luger Steak House


NYC Restaurant Week 2017: Participating Restaurants, Reservations Now Open

NEW YORK CITY, NY — Establishments participating in NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2017 are now accepting reservations. The twice-yearly promotion, which allows New Yorkers to score high-quality meals for prices that won't break their wallets, will be held Jan.23-Feb. 10.

The full lineup of participating restaurants for NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2017 was released Monday. This year, 378 restaurants across four city boroughs — Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan — will take part in the promotion, so foodies will have plenty of spots to hit up. The participating restaurants cover 32 different cuisines, including New American, Italian, Asian Fusion, Indian and Latin American.

Participating restaurants will be serving up three-course lunch menus for $29 and three-course dinner menus for $42. Most restaurants will be offering the promotional prices Monday-Friday, with some continuing the promotion on Sunday. Certain spots may only be offering the promotion solely for lunch or dinner, so be sure to check before booking a reservation. It should also be noted that costs for beverages, tips and taxes are not covered by the promotion.

"NYC Restaurant Week inspires New Yorkers and our guests from all over the nation and the world to experience the quality, variety and hospitality that our restaurants are renowned for," Tracy Nieporent, chairman of NYC & Company's restaurant committee, said in a statement. "Our vibrant dining community looks forward to welcoming diners to enjoy compelling international cuisines, across the boroughs and in over 40 neighborhoods."

The organization that organizes the event NYC & Company — which describes itself as "the official destination marketing organization for the City of New York" — strongly recommends making reservations even though walk-ins are welcome.

"NYC Restaurant Week is an opportunity to experience the City's incredible dining choices at an extraordinary value," said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, said in a statement. "We invite New Yorkers and visitors to plan their next outing now in the dining capital of the world."


NYC Restaurant Week 2019: Reservations Now Open

NEW YORK, NY — More than 350 New York City restaurants are now taking reservations for the annual NYC Restaurant Week promotion where diners can enjoy prix-fixe lunches and dinners at discounted rates.

This year, 369 restaurants across all five city boroughs will take part in the promotion between Jan. 21 and Feb. 8. Of those restaurants, 26businesses are first-time participants. The participating restaurants cover 32 different cuisines, including New American, Middle Easter, Modern European, Pan-Asian, Indian and Latin American.

"NYC & Company is delighted to once again celebrate the dining capital of the world with NYC Restaurant Week," Fred Dixon, president & CEO of NYC & Company, said in a statement. "The three-week program offers visitors and New Yorkers a fantastic way to explore countless cuisines and at the same time, discover 41 distinct neighborhoods across the five boroughs."

Participating restaurants will be serving up three-course lunch menus for $29 and three-course dinner menus for $42. Most restaurants will be offering the promotional prices Monday-Friday, with some continuing the promotion on Sunday.

Certain spots may only be offering the promotion solely for lunch or dinner, so be sure to check before booking a reservation. Costs of beverages, tips and taxes are not covered by the promotion.


Reservations Now Open for NYC Restaurant Week, Summer 2019

Now in its 27th year, NYC Restaurant Week is on again this Summer from July 22rd through August 16th. It is one of the only times to visit some of the best restaurants in the City for discounted prix fixe meals at a fraction of the cost.

NYC Restaurant Week is a celebration of NYC’s most fabulous pastime: dining out. With hundreds of restaurants throughout the City rolling out special prix-fixe menus for a limited time, this is your chance to revel without a cause.

Get a prix-fixe lunch for $26, or a prix-fixe dinner for $42. Reservations are now open for each of the 381 restaurants, and they usually fill up pretty quick, so head over to NYCGO to learn more about them and restaurant week.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.


Governor Cuomo Announces New York City Indoor Dining Will Expand to 75 Percent Capacity Beginning May 7

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York City indoor dining will expand to 75 percent capacity beginning Friday, May 7. This brings New York City in line with the rest of New York State. The Governor also announced that hair salons, barber shops and other personal care services will expand to 75 percent capacity beginning May 7. New York City gyms and fitness centers will expand to 50 percent capacity beginning May 15. All changes are subject to state public health guidance including social distancing and masks.

The Governor also announced that he will rescind the Executive Order establishing the micro-cluster zone strategy in light of New York State's progress against the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicable state public health guidance must still be followed for all industries.

"After a long and incredibly difficult fight, New York State is winning the war against COVID-19, and that means it's time to loosen some restrictions put in place to protect the public health and help our local businesses," Governor Cuomo said. "There's no doubt that restaurants have been among the pandemic's hardest hit businesses, and New York City's thriving restaurant industry has found it challenging to keep staff and maintain profits. We're easing restrictions on restaurants, personal care services and gyms to put more money in the pockets of small business owners and working people in New York City, which was hit so hard by the pandemic but, I have no doubt, will come back stronger than ever."

This announcement builds on the Governor's recent measures to further re-open the economy amid a steady decline in New York's COVID-19 positivity and hospitalization rates. On April 28, Governor Cuomo announced that the 12 a.m. food and beverage service curfew will be lifted for outdoor dining areas beginning May 17 and for indoor dining areas beginning May 31. The Governor also announced that the 1 a.m. curfew for catered events where attendees have provided proof of vaccination status or a recent negative COVID-19 test result will be lifted beginning May 17, with the curfew for all catered events set to be lifted May 31.

NYC Hospitality Alliance Executive Director Andrew Rigie said, "New York City's hospitality industry has been decimated by the pandemic, and while there is still a long road to recovery, Governor Cuomo's announcement earlier this week on easing restaurant and bar restrictions, along with today's news that indoor dining occupancy will increase to 75% in the five boroughs provides a shot of optimism to small business owners and workers who have been financially devastated over the past year. We look forward to working with Governor Cuomo's administration to safely reopen New York City, so we can get the restaurant capital of the world cooking again."

Greater New York Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mark Jaffe said, "On behalf of the 30,000 plus business & civic leaders we work with the Chamber wants to applaud the Governor's vaccination distribution and precautionary actions that will allow us to once again enjoy the vibrancy & culture that the restaurant industry provides to all who visit, work & live in NY. No doubts our economic health suffered with the loss of indoor dining, but so did our mental health as we lost the sense of community we feel when enjoying meals & face to face networking with our co-workers & loved ones. Now, with the Governor's actions, we can once again "safely" enjoy the atmosphere of the many restaurants that make NY great!"

NYS Latino Restaurant, Bar & Lounge Association President Jeffrey Garcia said, "Bars and restaurants took a huge hit last year, doing what needed to be done to keep New Yorkers safe from the raging pandemic. By making the vaccine easily accessible to everyone and taking COVID precautions seriously, Governor Cuomo put us on the fast track to recovery. Now, with the expansion of capacity, restaurants and bars are closer to being able to do what they do best: serve the communities in which they are anchored."

Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation President Marlene Cintron said, "New York City and the Bronx are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and getting ready to rebuild the economy and provide more jobs for working people. Governor Cuomo's announcement expanding New York City indoor dining and loosening other public health restrictions is a step in the right direction as the numbers go down and vaccinations go up. These new measures will help restaurant workers provide for themselves and their families throughout the city and help small business owners maintain their livelihoods."

Korean American Nail Salon Association of New York President Sangho Lee said, "Nail salons throughout New York City have been hit hard by public health restrictions, and today's announcement brings us a step forward to ensuring owners and staff can support themselves and their families. I thank Governor Cuomo for taking action to support nail salons and other businesses throughout the state as we recover from this terrible pandemic. New York is moving forward and reopening the economy in conjunction with the science and the data, and we're going to build a stronger city than ever before."

Chinese Nail Salon Association of East America President Peter Yu said, "New York businesses have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the announcement that will allow nail salons to expand to 75 percent capacity is a welcome respite during a difficult time. Nail salon workers depend on local businesses for income and stability, and this will make it easier for them to support themselves throughout the state. I thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership reopening New York based on the science and look forward to seeing this new expansion take effect."

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jessica Walker said, "COVID-19 has had adverse economic impacts on New York's businesses and families, but we're making progress fighting the pandemic and getting our economy back on track. I welcome today's announcement loosening pandemic restrictions on a range of industries and thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership following the science and data while protecting the economy. This will help small businesses, workers and families in Manhattan and I applaud the state for taking action to move us forward."

Bronx Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Sorin said, "Restaurants and personal care services are often small businesses that support hardworking New Yorkers across the state, and Governor Cuomo's announcement that indoor dining capacity will be expanded to 75 percent in New York City is a welcome new measure. We need to reopen and rebuild our economy as the data and the science improves in our favor, and these new announcements will help New Yorkers get back on their feet after an incredibly tough year. I thank the Governor for his leadership reopening our state and helping New Yorkers to recover economically from this terrible pandemic."

Staten Island Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Linda Baran said, "The Chamber is encouraged by the announcement of the Governor today to further expand capacity for businesses that have truly taken a hit over the last year. Increased capacity will allow for more customers, and in turn, more revenue. As the number of people vaccinated increases, coupled with a focus on fully reopening businesses, we are finally starting to see a path forward. Now more than ever, we need to have the backs of our small businesses so that they can sustain operations and grow."

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation President & CEO Lourdes Zapata said, "While many New Yorkers hunkered down at home during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, essential workers in food service put their lives on the line to make sure their communities were cared for. We are thankful for their service and excited that it is safe to begin supporting restaurants in person at a higher capacity. Thank you, Governor Cuomo, for your continued work in rebuilding our economy and protecting the workers that protected us for the last year."

Long Island City Partnership President Elizabeth Lusskin said, "Thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers in following health guidelines and getting vaccinated, this welcome expansion of capacities can now keep even more New Yorkers working. Virtually every type of business helped by these new guidelines is operating in Long Island City - the mixed-use capital of NYS - and we are so grateful to the Governor, and our fellow New Yorkers, for making this possible."

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Randy Peers said, "Brooklyn's restaurant industry has been severely impacted by COVID-19, and Governor Cuomo's announcements to reduce business restrictions, modify curfew hours, and increase indoor dining occupancy will significantly help our vital small businesses and workers begin a path to recovery. We look forward to working with Governor Cuomo's administration on getting New York City back to business."

Queens Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Thomas J. Grech said, "We are grateful that additional small businesses will be allowed to open for longer periods of time. It is gratifying to see this as we approach late spring and early summer when so many restaurants increase their business."

Greater Jamaica Development Corporation President and CEO Hope Knight said, “We are all dealing with a pandemic that we have never experienced before, and everyone has been handling it day-to-day with practices that have been extremely trying. The impact on small businesses has been devastating, to say the least. Now it appears that the light at the end of the tunnel is closer and brighter. We support the Cuomo Administration’s move to increase capacity at restaurants and other service establishments and the boost it will provide these businesses and their employees."

Flushing Chinese Business Association Executive Director Peter Tu said, "New York City's businesses have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but with a decrease in the numbers we're beginning to move the economy forward into the post-pandemic future. This announcement making pandemic restrictions less stringent for businesses will help workers recover and support themselves. I am sure of Governor Cuomo's decision and his leadership safety reopening."​


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The Rooftop

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The NoMad Rooftop offers al fresco dining amid the Manhattan skyline.

NoMad Restaurant

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The NoMad Restaurant is the heart of the hotel, with a menu that is reflective of New York itself here, timeless classics are reinvented with the wit and creativity of a new world, always with a gracious spirit.

The Library

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The Library is a grand yet intimate two-level space connected by an antique spiral staircase imported from the South of France. The Library shelves are lined with an eclectic collection of books for guests to peruse, featuring volumes on a wide range of subjects related to the history, location and creative inspiration of the hotel.

NoMad Bar

NoMad New York is closed for renovations until further notice.

The NoMad Bar radiates the conviviality and warmth of a classic New York City tavern. Award-winning Bar Director Leo Robitschek has created a beverage program that celebrates the classics and festive, large-format drinks, a selection of reserve cocktails crafted with rare spirits, and an extensive list of both approachable and sought-after wines and beers. The accompanying menu draws inspiration from traditional pub fare in the casual, spirited style of The NoMad.

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NYC Restaurant Reopening Guide

Select a topic below for information to help you and your business, including tips to stay safe and prevent the spread of germs.

Latest News

  • As of 5/7, indoor dining is increased to 75% capacity in New York City.Learn more here.
  • On April 28, 2021, the State announced additional restrictions are being lifted in the coming weeks as follows:
    • Seating allowed at bars in New York City beginning May 3, consistent with State-issued food services guidance
    • The curfew will be removed for private outdoor dining areas beginning May 17.
    • The midnight curfew will be removed for indoor areas beginning May 31
    • Curfew for catered events where attendees have proof of vaccination status or negative COVID test result will be lifted beginning May 17 and curfew for all catered events lifted May 31
    • Catered events can resume at residences beginning May 3 in accordance with State's Reopening Guidelines
    • Food is no longer required to be sold when an individual ordersed an alcoholic beverage at a SLA licensed establishment.

    Updated guidelines and rules for dining operations have been developed by New York State and must be followed throughout the reopening phases. These include guidelines for physical distancing, cleaning and disinfection, communication, and screening.

    These guidelines and requirements may change, so please check the New York Forward site regularly for specific phase instructions.

    You can also visit nycsmallbizcourses.eventbrite.com and search "Reopening Guidelines" to sign up for an upcoming webinar to learn about State requirements, recommendations, and resources available to help businesses reopen in NYC.

    What Operators Must Do Before Reopening

    1. Read all of the New York State guidelines for the appropriate phase:
      Summary of Guidelines for Outdoor and Take-Out/Delivery Food Services
      Summary of Guidelines for Indoor Food Services
    2. Fill out the affirmation form:
      Read and Affirm Detailed Guidelines for Outdoor and Take-Out/Delivery Food Services
      Read and Affirm Detailed Guidelines for Indoor Food Service
      Once you have finished reading the guidance, make sure to open the link at the bottom of the document to digitally affirm that you read and understand the guidance.
    3. Develop a Safety Plan and keep a copy of it on site:

    Resources - Reopening

    Health and Safety

    Remember the four key actions all New Yorkers should take to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

    • Stay home if sick: unless you are leaving for essential medical care (including testing) or other essential errands.
    • Physical distancing: Stay at least six feet away from other people.
    • Wear a face covering: Protect those around you. You can be contagious without symptoms and spread the disease when you cough, sneeze or talk. A face covering may help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    • Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Clean frequently touched surfaces regularly. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, and cover your cough or sneeze with your sleeve, not your hands.

    Call the Health Department right away at 866-692-3641 with any questions or to report a confirmed COVID-19 case.

    Physical Distancing and Face Coverings

    These guidelines, and other health and safety protocols, apply to all areas of your operation, including any outdoor dining areas.

    • Give workers free face coverings and provide replacements. Workers must stay at least six feet from others and wear a face covering if they are less than six feet from others. If you are a small business looking to secure free face coverings for your employees, find a distribution partner located near you.
    • Customers should wear a face covering whenever they may be within six feet of another person. A business may set stricter rules for customers about wearing face coverings, including refusing service for those not wearing face coverings.
    • To help your business reopen safely, the City has compiled this directory of local and national manufacturers and suppliers of non-medical PPE and other supplies for COVID-19 related workplace modifications. (These companies are not endorsed by the City of New York.)

    Resources - Health and Safety


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    Guidance for Outdoor Dining

    Currently, NYC restaurants can open for table service in outdoor areas. &ldquoOutdoor space&rdquo is an open-air space without a fixed roof. Outdoor spaces may include public sidewalks, curb lanes or other approved areas, and outdoor private areas on premises.

    Enclosures with a temporary or fixed cover (i.e. awning, roof, or tent) must have at least two open sides for airflow to be considered "outdoor space". If three (3) side walls or more are in use, it will be considered indoor dining and may not currently be in use. Enclosed structures, such as plastic domes, must have adequate ventilation to allow for air circulation.

    Restaurants with access to privately owned outdoor space may open in this space, as long as following the appropriate NYS and NYC health guidance and NYC DOB Guidelines.

    Guidance for Use of Heating Devices

    The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) released additional guidance regarding the use of heating elements to winterize outdoor dining setups.

    Participants in the Open Restaurants program interested in providing comfort heating for their customers in outdoor dining areas have three options:

    • Electric radiant heaters will be allowed in sidewalk and roadway seating setups. Full electric radiant heaters guidance from DOB here.
    • Natural gas radiant heaters will be allowed on the sidewalk only. Full natural gas radiant heaters guidance from DOB here. Natural gas radiant heaters must also comply with the Fire Code.
    • Portable heaters fueled by propane will be allowed on the sidewalk only. Propane heating will be regulated by the Fire Department (FDNY), with requirements for safe handling, use and storage. Full propane-fueled portable heating guidance from FDNY here.
    • Portable propane heating equipment must be removed no later than May 31, the end of NYC heat season.

    Food service establishments with private outdoor dining spaces may use heating devices subject to the applicable guidance from FDNY and/or DOB.

    Open Restaurants Program

    Establishments seeking permission to place outdoor seating in front of their establishment on the sidewalk and/or roadway should apply for the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT)'s Open Restaurants Program.

    Note: This application is only for establishments seeking permissions to place outdoor seating in front of their establishment on the sidewalk and/or roadway. You do not need to apply if you are looking to place outdoor seating on private property. You must complete an application and certify even if you already have a NYC sidewalk cafe license.

    For help completing the application, please call the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) hotline: 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692).

    On September 25, 2020, NYC announced that the popular Open Restaurants program will be made permanent. The program, currently under development, will continue to allow food service establishments with business frontage on the ground floor and licensed by the NYC Dept. of Health to utilize sidewalk and roadway area for outdoor seating.

    Roadway Barriers

    *Important: These adjustments were required by December 15, 2020

    Sandbags, reflector tape, snow sticks, and plastic barriers were made available to all participants, free of charge. Participating restaurants were emailed with distribution and pickup detail. Limited deliveries of plastic barriers were made to the "high priority" restaurants those restaurants have all been contacted separately.

    • All 18" roadway barriers must be completely filled with soil or sand
    • Barriers must have a fully built interior wall and bottom to hold filler material
    • Continuous reflector tape must be added along the top outside edges, and snow sticks must be added to the corners of the two barriers facing traffic
    • Diners may not sit in roadway setups. Tables and chairs in roadway must be removed or secured.
    • All electrical heaters in roadway setups must be removed
    • At minimum, regularly remove snow from overhead coverings until the snow alert ends.

    Please continue to watch for emails from us (sign up here) as more information will be shared.

    For questions about the Open Restaurants program, self-certification process, or translation assistance with the application, please contact DOT online.

    Open Streets: Restaurants

    NYC is temporarily expanding outdoor seating options for food establishments. The program is expanding seating options for restaurants on select restaurant corridors citywide by temporarily closing streets to traffic to create outdoor dining space. Community-based organizations, BIDs and restaurant groups applying through a single entity may apply for Open Streets: Restaurants online.

    Open Restaurants Accessibility Requirements

    As NYC re-opens post-COVID19 and restaurants expand outdoor seating to accommodate social distancing, we cannot forget about accessibility. This information lays out the requirements for maintaining physical accessibility for outdoor dining.

    Virtual Compliance Consultations: Open Restaurants Program

    The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) offers one-on-one free virtual compliance consultations to help you understand how to comply with key City rules. Our virtual consultations will help you understand key City rules and common compliance challenges related to the Open Restaurants Program - we will not issue violations or fines.

    Business owners are encouraged to request a consultation if they:

    1. Have recently applied to Open Restaurants and are getting to ready to provide food service
    2. Are actively participating in Open Restaurants but continue to have questions/concerns
    3. Are interested in applying to Open Restaurants but have not yet done so

    Open Storefronts

    The Open Storefronts program assists existing ground-floor storefront businesses who want to use outdoor areas on a temporary basis. The program allows eligible businesses to conduct activity on sidewalks, on roadways (only in the Open Streets: Restaurants program), or a combination of both. The program has been extended through September 30th, 2021 and now allows businesses to sell pre-packaged food on sidewalks and restaurants to use sidewalks for take-out orders.

    For a list of eligible retail activities and detailed siting criteria, visit nyc.gov/openstorefront.

    Next Steps: Businesses that self-certified will receive an email from the City authorizing outdoor retail on the City's sidewalk and/or roadway in front of the establishment, in accordance with all applicable terms and conditions, laws and guidance. Businesses should print and prominently display their Open Storefronts email confirmation.

    Resources - Outdoor Dining

    Guidance for Indoor Dining

    Restaurants and other food service establishments were allowed to reopen for indoor dining starting on February 12. They will be subject to rigorous inspection protocols and strict occupancy limits. Some requirements include:

    • Make sure that seating in your indoor dining space does not exceed 25% maximum capacity
    • Check the temperature of every customer at the front door
    • Collect contact information from at least one customer in each party
    • Close bar tops for seating or serving
    • Offer COVID-19 protections like PPE for employees, make sure that employees are wearing face coverings at all times, and remind customers to wear face coverings when not eating or drinking
    • Place tables so that there is at least six feet between each dining party

    Catered Private Events

    New York State has increased the maximum size of in-person and catered private events from 50 people to 150 people.

    A venue operator hosting an indoor event with more than 100 attendees, or outdoor event with more than 200 attendees, must notify the NYC Health Department at least five days prior by submitting an In-Person and Catered Event Notification Form.

    For more details on New York State requirements, see page 7 of the NYS Interim Guidance for Food Services During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PDF).

    Resources - Indoor Dining

    NYS Guidance for Businesses Selling or Serving Alcohol

    On June 18, Governor Cuomo amended Executive Order 202.43 (EO) to include updated guidance for food and beverage establishments effective immediately.

    Under the amended Executive Order 202.43, businesses selling or serving alcohol to be consumed at the business or elsewhere must ensure that everyone within 100 feet of their business is:

    • In compliance with open-container, social-distancing, and face-covering rules and
    • Following all existing rules, regulations, and laws.

    Violations could result in having a license suspended or revoked, with fines up to $10,000 per violation.

    Patrons can also be fined for breaking open container or social distancing rules.

    Additionally, as part of the "Three Strikes and You're Closed" initiative, any establishment that receives three violations will be shut down. Outdoor dining is for just that: outdoor dining. New York State does not approve outdoor bars where you set up tables for people to place drinks and then have a block party of 100 people mingling outside. Citizens can report violations to the NYS Liquor Authority.

    NYS Liquor Authority (SLA) Guidance on Outdoor Expansion of Licensed Premises in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

    Read SLA guidance and FAQs about on-premise licenses in relation to outdoor dining and "to-go" alcoholic beverages here.

    Posters and Flyers

    Download and print to hang in your place of business with information for employees and customers. If you would like to order copies of these posters and flyers by mail, call 311.


    Exclusive restaurant in New York state has a 10-year wait list, but you've probably never heard of it

    Chef Damon Baehrel owns what could quite possibly be the most exclusive restaurant in the world, with a wait list that stretches 10 years.

    Up until recently, Baehrel's home in the sleepy town of Earlton, New York, about three hours north of Manhattan, was the most sought-after restaurant you'd never heard of.

    But the power of the internet and social media, combined with old-fashioned word of mouth have transformed the eponymously named restaurant and a humble chef into a viral phenomenon, turning the 16-cover basement bistro into perhaps the most exclusive reservation on the planet.

    Why all the fuss? It's a combination of factors.

    Baehrel is not your typical chef. He says he is self-taught. Not from cookbooks penned by Michelin-starred chefs, or globetrotting travels around the world.

    The 'Luddite' — he doesn't own a cell phone and shuns the internet — doesn't look up YouTube videos or spend marathon weekends watching food TV to come up with pine needle-brined pork cooked in hickory sap, a kind of cookery he calls "native harvest cuisine."

    Instead, he watches nature.

    Inspired by nature

    "I watch the way nature reveals itself," he said in an interview.

    It's an answer that fails to satisfy the typically quizzical nature of a news reporter.

    "What do you mean you 'watch nature?'"

    His reply speaks volumes, not only about his culinary philosophy, but also about a slew of haute gastronomy trends and issues — without necessarily meaning to.

    After watching how pine needles turned his soil acidic, for instance, Baehrel came up with the idea of using the same principle to cure, tenderize and aromatize meats.

    When he threw a few edible violets into a bowl of steaming broth as a colorful garnish, he also noticed how the leaves and stems lent a thickening effect to the liquid without imparting flavor.

    "Nature has an answer for everything," he said.

    Which is why the chef bristles when his cuisine is mistakenly referred to as molecular gastronomy. Nothing in his food is synthetic and all the ingredients organic.

    Flour and oil from scratch

    Everything — from pantry staples like pine flour, acorn oil and vinegars — is harvested directly from the 12-acre property except salt and seafood, and meats are sourced from a neighboring organic livestock farm.

    He was a forager of weeds and herbs before Nordic chef René Redzepi turned the word 'foraging' into one of the trendiest culinary terms of contemporary gastronomy.

    Redzepi was credited with launching a worldwide foraging trend for wild and edible weeds when he opened his Copenhagen restaurant Noma, which snagged the title of world's best restaurant two years running.

    But Baehrel, who's been hosting dinner parties out of his licensed basement restaurant for the past 25 years, chuckles and says, "I've been doing this probably since before he was born."

    What also makes the restaurant so remarkable is that Baehrel is a one-man show. He cooks, serves and hosts the entire meal from start to finish by himself.

    When guests sit down to their five-hour, 14- to 19-course dinner, they know that every component has been made on-site, from scratch and, in the case of cured meats and homemade flour, often the product of years of work.

    To make his acorn flour, for example, Baehrel will harvest acorns fallen from red oak trees in the fall and store them in the cellar until the nearby stream has iced over in the winter. After putting them in burlap sacks, he'll soak them in the stream all winter, allowing the water to soften the acorn tannins and make them more palatable.

    In the spring, he'll fish out the sacks, dry out the acorns, and proceed to grind them for flour, or press them for oil.

    Rise to fame

    Recognition has been slow in coming for Damon Baehrel over the past 25 years, mostly because the man behind the restaurant never looked for it. He's never advertised and there is no Facebook page or Twitter account for the restaurant.

    He preferred to toil quietly on his property and work in tandem with nature. Between curing his own meats, aging his own cheeses, and taking care of his wife and two sons, one of whom lives with autism and cerebral palsy, travel and self-aggrandizement were never a priority.

    But somewhere along the way, guests began to tell their friends about their unique dining experience.

    About eight years ago, the restaurant waiting list stretched ahead two years.

    About three years ago, when guests began posting photos of their meals and sharing their experience online, the wait list expanded to four years.

    Last year, Baehrel was nominated for a James Beard award in the category of Best Chef: Northeast.

    Today, Baehrel estimates the wait list is 10 years deep for his 16-cover restaurant, with requests from 60 countries and notably high interest from Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London, Japan, Australia and Tasmania.

    In the last seven weeks alone, the restaurant has received 40,000 new reservation requests.

    For comparison, at its peak, Michelin-starred restaurant elBulli in Spain received two million reservation requests for 8,000 available seats. Ferran Adrià's restaurant was named the best in the world five times by critics at Restaurant magazine and attracted food pilgrims from around the world before it shuttered in 2011.

    Damon Baehrel seats 16 covers a night and is open five days a week. Dinner costs $265 USD.

    Despite the worldwide attention, Baehrel says he's going to stick to the same recipe. He'll continue to prepare all the meals and serve them himself, and will likely continue to turn down incoming offers to open new restaurants.


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