As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect institutions around the globe, Eater has been tracking its impact on the hospitality industry and larger food world, from eateries shifting their focus to takeout and delivery to the importance of accessible sick leave for restaurant workers.
On Monday, March 16, San Diego County ordered all bars to close and all restaurants to cease dine-in services, only allowing eateries to continue with takeout, delivery, and drive-thru options.
Many local restaurants have chosen to temporarily shutter during this time. Here’s a running list of coronavirus-related restaurant closings in San Diego. As the situation changes, this list will be updated; if you hear of any closings, please consider submitting a tip.
Farm-to-table fine dining restaurant A.R. Valentien has closed its doors at The Lodge at Torrey Pines but The Grill, its casual counterpoint, is still open for takeout orders and room service.
CH Projects is shuttering all of its restaurant holdings, including Born & Raised, Morning Glory, and Ironside, except for the Underbelly ramen shop locations in Little Italy and North Park which will remain open for takeout.
Puesto will be closing all of its locations until it’s safe to operate again. Starting now until supplies end, the restaurant will be giving away free Puesto Cares packages of its unused cooked and uncooked food items, which can be ordered via Postmates. Check the restaurant’s Instagram feed for more details.
Recently opened speakeasy/Sardinian restaurant Garibaldi is temporarily shuttered at the InterContinenal San Diego but Vistal is staying open for takeout service.
Urban Kitchen Group has closed all its restaurants in San Diego and Orange County, with CUCINA urbana in Bankers Hill and Newport Beach’s CUCINA enoteca becoming staff kitchens to provide meals for its employees and their families.
Market Restaurant + Bar closed in Del Mar and is aiming to reopen on April 1.
Newly-opened North Park breakfast spot Flap Your Jacks has shuttered until April 13.
Park Boulevard’s Patisseries Melanie will be closed until April 7.
Liberty Public Market is closed.
GBOD Hospitality Group has closed its entire roster of venues, including Prohibition, El Chingon, Havana 1920, Meze Greek Fusion, and Dough Nations. The group will be donating any unused food to local charity It’s All About the Kids.
Coin-Op has suspended all operations around the state, closing its locations in North Park, the Gaslamp, and Temecula and farther afield in Sacramento and San Francisco.
Taste of Hunan, a Chinese restaurant in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area, closed Monday.
Clique Hospitality has closed Serea Coastal Cuisine at the Hotel del Coronado.
The Quartyard in the East Village has temporarily ceased operations, with on-site Seahorse Coffee staying open for now.
Piano bar The Shout! House and Garage Kitchen are closed until further notice.
Cesarina will no longer be open for on-site dining but they will be offering take-out dinner service from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and delivery to the Point Loma, Ocean Beach and Sunset Cliffs neighborhoods via an online ordering platform. The restaurant says that all profits from its takeout and delivery service will be divided up and giving to its employees in addition to their hour rates.
Jayne’s Gastropub has temporarily shuttered its doors.
Modern Times Beer, which operates a mix of breweries, beer tasting rooms, and full-fledged restaurants, will be closing all of its locations in California and Portland at least until Sunday, March 29.
Several area casinos, including Pechanga Resort Casino and Harrah’s Resort Southern California, will be closed through the end of March.
The Puffer Malarkey Collective, led by Chris Puffer and Brian Malarkey, became the first high-profile San Diego hospitality group to make the decision to shutter its restaurants temporarily. Effective immediately, the closure encompasses all of its restaurants in San Diego and Orange County, which include Herb & Wood, Herb & Eatery, Animae, NIMA Cafe, Herb & Sea, Green Acre Campus Pointe, Green Acre Nautilus, Farmer & The Seahorse, Wood Yu and Herb & Ranch.
Donovan’s Steak & Chophouse in the Gaslamp Quarter shuttered after dinner service on Saturday.
The Oxford Social Club at the Pendry Hotel has temporarily shuttered, with Clique Hospitality founder/owner Andy Masi saying, “As a top hospitality leader in San Diego, Clique Hospitality always puts our patrons and employee health, safety and wellbeing first and as our top priority. Due to the current world situation and growing concern for COVID-19 and in response to recent authoritative announcements, Oxford Social Club will be closed for nightlife operations this weekend and will reevaluate the situation in the days to follow. Please stay tuned @CliqueHospitality, @TheOxfordSD for all updates. Thank you for your continued support.”