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A Running List of NYC Restaurants and Bars Still Requiring Proof of Vaccination

The citywide mandate was rolled back, but some restaurants are keeping the policy in place

A light-filled restaurant interior with backless stools positioned around a dark bar and patterned tiles on the floor.
Mena in Tribeca is keeping a vaccine mandate in place for indoor dining.
Daniel Krieger/Mena

After six months, NYC has lifted its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for restaurants. Mayor Eric Adams heralded the move as a sign of the city’s ongoing pandemic recovery, citing a decline in COVID-19 case counts. But, even though the citywide mandate has ended, restaurants can still choose to keep proof of vaccination requirements in place and some spots have done so — despite anti-vaxx blowback — as an extra measure of safety for both staff and customers dining indoors. Below, Eater has compiled a list of restaurants that are still keeping a vaccine mandate in place. If you see another restaurant or bar that should be added to the list, let us know at




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