On April 29, the governor set out guidelines for Step 1 in reopening our economy and as part of that: Restaurants will be allowed to reopen both their indoor and outdoor seating areas with restrictions. Indoor seating will be limited to just 25 percent of capacity. Customers have to be seated six feet apart inside and out.
It’s hard to keep up with which restaurants are opening, opening only outside or inside and outside or continuing with takeout only. The situation is fluid but we’re aiming to update this list so we’re hoping you’ll share your information.
Aaru’s: The restaurant, which has new outside decks, will be open with inside and outside dining, said owner Chetana Kadam. Takeout will still be available. Photo of Aaru at top of story. 1108 S. Magnolia Dr.; 850-350-0129.
Arepana Latin Grill: “We’ve chosen to keep our dining room closed and continue with take-out Family meals at Arepana,” said chef/owner Nam Vu. 1176 Capital Circle SE; 850-597-9931.
Blu Halo: Owner Keith Paniucki said the fine dining restaurant will reopen May 4 with 25 percent capacity in the dining room and seating in an enlarged outdoor dining area. “This will basically bring the whole staff back,” he said. Blu Halo will offer its full menu, presented on paper menus which he said will be thrown out after viewing. Takeout food and cocktails will still be available. 3431 Bannerman Rd.; 850-999-1696
CABOS Island Grill and Bar: The restaurant is currently be offering takeout only but delivery may soon be an option. 1221 Apalachee Pkwy,; 850-878-7707.
Cypress Restaurant, Grove Market Café and Vertigo Burgers & Fries: The restaurants will be open for takeout only at this time and Cypress is offering cocktails to go. 320 E. Tennessee St.; 850-513-1100.
Dave’s Pizza Garage: Dave’s Pizza Garage will be open for takeout only at this time. 2887 Kerry Forest Pkwy.; 850-597-9456.
Georgio’s Fine Food & Spirits: On its Facebook page, the restaurant states that it will be opening its dining room at the required 25 percent and will also offer seating in its outdoor veranda. Georgio’s will continue its takeout, curbside service. 2971 Apalachee Pkwy.; 850-877-3211.
Hangar 38: The 190-seat restaurant and family entertainment center will reopen on May 4 with dining inside at 25 percent capacity and seating outside on the covered patio with tables spaced apart. Arcade games will be available with play only at every other machine. The bowling alley, also every other alley, will be open. Owner Keith Paniucki said a staff person will be dedicated to sanitizing games and bowling alley equipment aside from restaurant safety practices. Takeout, with family meal options, will still be available. 6668 Thomasville Rd.; 850-999-2606.
Jeri’s Midtown Cafe: “I’ll be open for outdoor seating in the garden only,” said cafe owner Jeri Bradley Madden. The restaurant is closed Monday so she’ll open Tuesday. Jeri’s will continue its takeout and delivery service. 1123 Thomasville Rd.; 850-385-7268.
Liberty Bar, El Cocinero, The Hawthorn Bistro & Bakery and Bar 1903: Owner Jesse Edmunds said “We are going to give it at least another two weeks before slowly reopening, one spot at a time. The order of opening is dictated by which ones we can reopen to standards.” Jesse said he will continue to offer takeout, his grocery “Pantry & Provisions” program and cocktails to go. Liberty, 1307 Monroe St.; 850-354-8277.
Little Paris: The French restaurant will be opening Tuesday for indoor and outside service but you can also order curbside takeout. You can also try the new menu at the restaurant, said owner Marie Warmack. 1355 Market St.; 850-765-7457.
Lofty Pursuits: The restaurant and ice cream parlor, with housemade candy, toys and games is open for pickup and delivery. Owner Gregory Cohen said on Instagram that the menu has been expanded. “Of course you can come to the kiosk and order from our ice cream, breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.” 1355 Market St.; 850-521-0091.
Lucilla: The restaurant will open for takeout only at this time. 1241 Lafayette St. ; 850-900-5117.
Madison Social: Matt Thompson, managing partner of For The Table Hospitality group, said the restaurant will open on Monday under the states rules and necessary precautions. He said the restaurant will continue with takeout and pickup but will not be open late. Crowlers to go. 705 S. Woodward Ave.; 850-894-6276. The patio will open at SōDOUGH Baking Co. , 1306 Thomasville Rd.; 850-765-8991.
Mimi’s Table Tallahassee: The restaurant will be open inside and out, with tables spaced out, staff wearing masks and gloves and hand sanitizer at each table, said chef/owner William Lawson. Mimis will continue its curside takeout service. 1311 Miccosukee Rd.; 850-999-8406.
Rankins’ Tacos: The restaurant, which recently made the move from food truck to brick mortar restaurant, will be opening its dining room for one handicapped accessible table as well as soda machines and restrooms. Otherwise all of the seating will be outdoors with more than the required social distancing said co-owner Roger Rankin. He is also building a ramp from the deck to a green space that will allow for more seating. Takeout for lunch and dinner still available. 2386 Allen Rd.; 850-877-8226.
Riccardo’s Restaurant: The Betton Hills venue states on Facebook that for now it will be offering takeout only. 1950 Thomasville Rd.; 850-386-3988.
Sage: A Restaurant and Il Lusso: The restaurants are open for takeout only with cocktails to go. Il Lusso recently opened and is offering family meals with beer specials. Sage, 3534 Maclay Blvd.; 850-270-9396. Il Lusso, 201 E. Park Ave.; 850-765-8620.
Savour: Drew McLeod, owner of the chic downtown restaurant Savour, said he will be reopening under Gov. DeSantis’ guidelines on Tuesday, May 5. 115 E. Park Ave.; 850-765-6966.