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February 23, 2021
Keeping Track Of Bay Area Restaurant Reopenings, By County
Here’s the status of restaurant reopenings in every Bay Area county.
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Last August, California started using a color-coded risk level assessment to determine a county’s reopening status. Indoor and outdoor businesses, like restaurants and gyms, that are allowed to reopen depend on the county’s risk level, classified as “widespread” (purple), “substantial” (red), “moderate” (orange), or “minimal” (yellow).

In December, the state introduced a regional stay-at-home order, which was triggered when ICU capacity dropped below 15%. Under the order, the Bay Area closed outdoor dining and other non-essential businesses for almost two months. On January 25th, Governor Gavin Newsom lifted the stay-at-home order, reverting counties back to the color-coded risk assessment system.

Currently, almost the entire Bay Area is in the widespread risk tier. Below you’ll find information about reopening dates, and what’s open for dine-in, broken down by county. We’ll be updating it as we get more information, so keep checking back. And for the most up-to-date information right in your inbox, sign up for our newsletter.

San Francisco County

Current status: “Widespread” risk (purple), Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery only

The Latest Update: On January 25th, Mayor London Breed announced that restaurants would be able to reopen for outdoor dining on Thursday, January 28th.

For all of our SF takeout and delivery guides, head here.

  • Outdoor Dining: Open.
    • Here’s a list of over 400 SF restaurants that are currently open for outdoor dining. You can find our list of places with heat lamps and fire pits here.
  • Indoor Dining: On hold.
  • Bars: Takeout available, only if food is also served.

  • You can find more information in the county’s health orders.

Alameda County

Current status: “Widespread” risk (purple), Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery only

The Latest Update: On January 25th, Alameda County announced that restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining.

For a list of takeout and delivery options in Alameda County, check out our East Bay Delivery & Takeout Directory, Part One and Part Two.

  • Outdoor Dining: Open.
  • Indoor Dining: On hold.
  • Bars: Takeout available, only if food is also served.

  • You can find more information in the county’s health orders.

Contra Costa County

Current status: “Widespread” risk (purple), Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery only

The Latest Update: On January 25th, Contra Costa County announced that restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining.

  • Outdoor Dining: Open.
  • Indoor Dining: On hold.
  • Bars: Takeout available, only if food is also served.

  • You can find more information in the county’s health orders.

Napa County

Current status: “Widespread” risk (purple), Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery only

The Latest Update: On January 25th, Napa County announced that restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining.

Sonoma County

Current status: “Widespread” risk (purple), Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery only

The Latest Update: On January 25th, Sonoma County announced that restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining.

  • Outdoor Dining: Open.
  • Indoor Dining: On hold.
  • Bars: Takeout available, only if food is also served.

  • If you’re sticking with takeout and delivery, check out our North Bay Takeout & Delivery Directory.

  • You can find more information in the county’s health orders.

Marin County

Current status: “Substantial” risk (red), Open for takeout, delivery, and indoor and outdoor dining

The Latest Update: On February 23rd, Marin County moved to the red tier, meaning indoor dining can reopen at 25% capacity.

  • Outdoor Dining: Open (For a running list of restaurants that have reopened for outdoor dining, head here.)
  • Indoor Dining: Open.
  • Bars: Takeout available, only if food is also served.

  • For a list of takeout options, check out our North Bay Takeout & Delivery Directory.

  • You can find more information in the county’s health orders.

Solano County

Current status: “Widespread” risk (purple), Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery only

The Latest Update: On January 25th, Solano County announced that restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining.

  • Outdoor Dining: Open.
  • Indoor Dining: On hold.
  • Bars: Takeout available, only if food is also served.

  • You can find more information in the county’s health orders.

San Mateo County

Current status: “Substantial” risk (red), Open for takeout, delivery, and indoor and outdoor dining

The Latest Update: On February 23rd, San Mateo County moved to the red tier, meaning indoor dining can reopen at 25% capacity.

  • Outdoor Dining: Open.
  • Indoor Dining: Open.
  • Bars: Takeout available, only if food is also served.

  • For takeout and delivery options in the county, check out our Peninsula Delivery & Takeout Directory.

  • You can find more information in the county’s health orders.

Santa Clara County

Current status: “Widespread” risk (purple), Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery only

The Latest Update: On January 25th, Santa Clara County announced that restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining.

  • Outdoor Dining: Open.
  • Indoor Dining: On hold.
  • Bars: Takeout available, only if food is also served.

  • For South Bay delivery and takeout options, head here.

  • You can find more information in the county’s health orders.

Santa Cruz County

Current status: “Widespread” risk (purple), Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery only

The Latest Update: On January 25th, Santa Cruz County announced that restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining.

  • Outdoor Dining: Open.
  • Indoor Dining: On hold.
  • Bars: Takeout available, only if food is also served.

  • You can find more information in the county’s health orders.

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