clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

All the NYC Restaurants That Have Closed Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Restaurants throughout the city have shuttered temporarily to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus

Railings lead into a big open dining room with U-shaped banquettes and lots of plants
Quality Bistro
Alex Staniloff/Eater

Update, Monday, March 16, 9:13 a.m.: Eater is no longer updating this list, as Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered all restaurants and bars to close on Tuesday 9 a.m. to everything but take-out and delivery. For a running list of who’s newly added delivery, click here.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants throughout the city have begun to close to curb the spread of the virus, from dim sum stalwarts in Sunset Park to the entirety of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. It’s likely just the beginning for restaurant closures as the number of positive COVID-19 cases rises and more people opt to limit time in public spaces.

Bigger restaurants are the first to see falling sales, as even healthy people are being asked to avoid large gatherings where the virus can spread more quickly. As of Friday morning, New York City had 95 confirmed cases, and Mayor Bill de Blasio has said that it could be up to 1,000 by next week. The health crisis could “easily” last six months, according to the mayor, while the economic recovery period could take much longer. “We don’t do any of this lightly,” he said of cutting restaurant seating capacities in half. “This is difficult stuff. This will have a serious, serious impact on a number of business.”

Earlier in the week, four major Sunset Park dim sum restaurants — including favorites like East Harbor Seafood Palace and Bamboo Gardendecided to close, also with plans to reopen when the dust settles. On Thursday, Chinatown’s huge dim sum institution Jing Fong, Midtown’s fine dining seafood restaurant Oceana, and inventive Nordic tasting menu Aska all said they would temporarily close. On Friday, Eric Ripert announced that his luxe seafood tasting restaurant Le Bernardin would also shut down for at least two weeks.

The nearly 50-year-old Jing Fong, which seats 800, was forced to shutter after the state announced that all venues with seats for more than 500 people have to close. “For everyone’s health and safety, we will close until Cuomo says it’s OK to gather again,” the restaurant tweeted in a response to a report that suggested its closure is permanent.

Oceana will also close temporarily after service on Friday, March 13, with plans to reopen on April 1. The shut down of Midtown offices, as well as major tourist destinations like Broadway and Radio City Music Hall, led to a 75 to 80 percent plummet in sales — and a total disappearance of private dining in March, according to a spokesperson. The Livanos family, owners of the more than 20-year-old restaurant, said in a statement that in light of all the closures in the city, “we feel it’s best to follow their lead.”

Here’s a running list of restaurants that have announced temporary closures so far. If you see one, email


Oceana, Midtown
Jing Fong, Chinatown
The Bao, East Village
Kikoo Sushi, East Village
The Library and Joe’s Pub (part of the Public Theatre), Noho
The Lodge at Gallow Greens (part of the McKittrick Hotel), Chelsea
Haven’s Kitchen, Chelsea
The Modern, Midtown
Untitled, Meatpacking District
Frenchette, Tribeca
Loring Place, Greenwich Village
Blue Smoke, Murray Hill and Battery Park City
Caffe Marchio, Nomad
Cedric’s at the Shed, Hudson Yards
Daily Provisions, Union Square and UWS
Gramercy Tavern, Gramercy Park
Intersect by Lexus, Meatpacking District
Jazz Standard, Murray Hill
LoBall, Flatiron
Maialino, Gramercy Park
Manhatta, Financial District
Porchlight, Hudson Yards
Studio Cafe, Meatpacking District
Union Square Cafe, Union Square
Vini E Fritti, Murray Hill
Le Bernardin, Midtown
Golden Unicorn, Chinatown
Congee Village, Lower East Side
Delight 28, Chinatown
Daniel, Midtown
Bar Boulud, Upper West Side
Boulud Sud, Upper West Side
Cafe Boulud, Upper East Side
DB Bistro Moderne, Times Square
First Lamb Shabu, East Village
La Pecora Binaca, Bryant Park and Soho
Pizza Beach, Lower East Side
Il Fiorista, NoMad
88 Lan Zhou Handmade Noodles, Chinatown
Empellon Taqueria, West Village
Empellon, Midtown
Empellon Al Pastor, East Village
Blue Ribbon Brasserie, Soho
Blue Ribbon Sushi, Soho
Blue Ribbon Federal Grill, FiDi
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar, FiDi
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, East Village
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill and Blue Ribbon Hi-Bar, Columbus Circle
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar, Midtown
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya (and Kanpai), LES
Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar, Greenwich Village
Virginia’s, East Village
Masa, Columbus Circle
Bar Masa, Columbus Circle
Xi’an Famous Foods, multiple locations across the city
Boqueria, Flatiron, Soho, Midtown, UES
Momofuku Kawi, Hudson Yards
Momofuku Noodle Bar, East Village
Momofuku Noodle Bar, Columbus Circle
Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Chelsea
Bar Wayo, South Street Seaport
Smith & Wollensky, Midtown
Quality Meats, Midtown
Quality Italian, Midtown
Quality Bistro, Midtown
Maloney & Porcelli, Midtown
Park Avenue Winter, Flatiron
Quality Eats, Flatiron
Don Angie, Greenwich Village
Te Company, Greenwich Village
Benoit, Midtown
Cervo’s, Lower East Side
Mister Paradise, East Village
Joyface, East Village
Superiority Burger, East Village
Vietnaam, Upper East Side
Korali Estiatorio, Upper East Side
abc Kitchen, Flatiron
abc Cocina, Flatiron
abcV, Flatiron
Jean-Georges, Columbus Circle
Nougatine, Columbus Circle
JoJo, Upper East Side
Perry St, West Village
Mercer Kitchen, Soho
Del Posto, Chelsea
Au Cheval, Lower Broadway
Saiguette, Upper West Side
Bar Goto, Lower East Side
Le Bonne Soupe, Midtown
Fat Radish, Lower East Side
Orchard Townhouse, Chelsea
Kyma, Flatiron
Friend of a Farmer, Gramercy
Bobo, West Village
Rosemary’s, West Village
Claudette, West Village
Roey’s, West Village
Death & Co., East Village
Avant Garden, East Village
Ladybird, East Village
Night Music, East Village
Mother of Pearl, East Village
Honeybee’s, East Village
Emmy Squared, Upper East Side
Emmy Squared, East Village
Emily, West Village
Violet, East Village


East Harbor Seafood Palace, Sunset Park
Bamboo Garden, Sunset Park
Park Asia, Sunset Park
Affable, Sunset Park
Aska, Williamsburg
Tacocina, Williamsburg
Long Island Bar, Cobble Hill
Blue Ribbon Brasserie Brooklyn, Park Slope
Brooklyn Bowl, Williamsburg
Time Out New York Market, Dumbo (closes Monday)
Getaway, Greenpoint
The Fly, Bed-Stuy
Hart’s, Bed-Stuy
Radegast, Williamsburg
Niban, Park Slope
MeMe’s Diner, Crown Heights
Pheasant, Williamsburg
Hunky Dory, Crown Heights
Bar Lunatico, Bed-Stuy
Public Records, Gowanus
Simple Cafe, Williamsburg
The Hive, Williamsburg
Honey’s, East Williamsburg
The Four Horsemen, Williamsburg
Emmy Squared, Williamsburg
Emily, Clinton Hill
Win Son, East Williamsburg (closes Monday)
Win Son Bakery, East Williamsburg (closes Monday)
Misi, Williamsburg
Lilia, Williamsburg
Bar Beau, Williamsburg


Mina’s at MoMA PS1, Long Island City