As restaurants across the Houston area struggle with governmental restrictions that limit them to only serving diners via delivery or to-go, some establishments are making the painful choice to close temporarily. Not every restaurant's food translates well to-go, and customers may not be visiting a business frequently enough for it to remain viable.
Here's a quick look at some places that have closed temporarily since the City of Houston and Harris County required restaurants to cease dine-in operations. This list does not include the places already listed by restaurant group.
CultureMap will update this list as necessary. Hopefully, all of them resume operations soon.
Alma, the recently opened South American restaurant in Highland Village, is closed until further, according to social media.
BCN and MAD are both temporarily closed, but MAD is serving free meals to hospitality workers Monday through Friday from 5-7 pm (or until sold out).
Be More Pacific has closed its newly-opened location in the Heights "until further notice," according to social media.
Bisou is temporarily closed, according to a representative.
burger-chan suspended service on March 17 but will reopen on March 30 for takeout and delivery only, the restaurant announced.
Cafe Brussels has temporarily closed as of March 25, owner Catherine Duwez announced.
Costa Brava Bistro has temporarily closed as of March 23, the restaurant announced via email.
Davis St. at Hermann Park has temporarily closed as of March 24, the restaurant announced on social media.
Down House has "suspended operations," according to social media.
Emmaline is temporarily closed, per its social media.
Feges BBQ will be closed beginning March 25 but will hold pop-ups in the parking lot of its future Spring Branch location (8141 Long Point Rd.) on Saturdays beginning March 28, the restaurant announced.
Giacomo's cibo e vino will be closed from March 25 until April 3, according to Facebook.
Golden Bagels & Coffee is “closing for a while,” according to a social media post.
Gr8 Plate Hospitality has closed all locations of The Union Kitchen and Jax Grill effective March 26, owners Doris and Paul Miller announced on social media.
Guard & Grace is temporarily closed, per a letter from owners Nikki and Troy Guard.
Kata Robata will temporarily close beginning either March 27 or 28, the restaurant announced on social media.
Kenny & Ziggy's has temporarily closed its location at Buffalo Speedway and Westpark, per a representative; the original location on Post Oak remains open with a condensed menu.
Loch Bar and Ouzo Bay are temporarily closed, according to a representative.
Penny Quarter has temporarily closed effective March 27, but Squable remains open.
Poitín Bar & Kitchen has temporarily closed as of March 25, the restaurant announced on social media.
Rosalie Italian Soul is temporarily closed, according to a representative.
Rosie Cannonball and Montrose Cheese & Wine are closed beginning March 25, according to social media.
SusieCakes has closed all of its locations in Texas and California as of March 21, according to a representative.
Thien An is temporarily closed, according to a sign posted at the restaurant.
The Toasted Coconut will temporarily close on March 29, the restaurant announced.
Tropicales is closed “until further notice,” according to a post on social media.
The list of restaurants that are currently closed is not comprehensive. CultureMap will update as necessary.