Governor Cuomo let restaurants reopen indoor dining at 25% capacity on Friday, and some Upper West Side eateries have begun serving inside again.
The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District put out a list of restaurants that have reopened or plan to do so soon. Some restaurants have said that they’re delaying reopening in case Cuomo reverses course, or because opening at 25% isn’t worth the cost.
The decision has also been met with some criticism, given that some public health experts say indoor dining involves too many risks at a time when the pandemic continues to rage. “We could have offered massive financial assistance to help struggling restaurants,” wrote Councilmember Mark Levine on Twitter. “Instead we’re letting them reopen indoor dining today–at a moment when there are 4-5k cases/day in NYC, 3,700 hospitalized, and rising # of variants here. The next few weeks will be perilous.”
Here are the restaurants in Lincoln Square that are reopening:
Saturday, Feb 13:
Noi Due Carne
Sunday, February 14:
Monday, Feb 15:
Le Pain Quotidien
Tuesday, Feb 16:
Wednesday, February 24:
In addition, here are a few more we’ve heard are open:
Feel free to list more in the comments.