Most restaurants in Central Arkansas appear to be staying put during the Phase 1 reopening phases, deciding to stick with carry out, curbside, and delivery options instead of reopening dining rooms at 33% capacity.
Most of the ones we have spoken with cite understandable doubts about profitability with the limited capacity as well as health concerns for their guests and staff.
Of the ones we are talking to, most are taking a wait and see approach, and are eyeing a possible reopening in phase 2. Most expect Phase 2 to start in late May or early June and would see capacity increased to 66%.
There are a few restaurants willing to go ahead and take a chance on reopening that we have seen. Several are willing to reopen with limited capacity and proper spacing. Here are restaurants we have found that are committed to a dining room reopening date. If you have details on additional reopenings, please feel free to contact us.
Taziki’s (all LR area locations) – May 11th
Nexus Coffee – May 11th
Soul Fish cafe – May 11th
Homer’s West – May 11th
Scallions – May 11th (patio only)
Cheers – May 11th (private dining, by reservation only)
Cache – May 11th
Brewski’s Pub & Grub – May 11th
Arthur’s Steakhouse / Oceans – May 11th
Ginger’s Handlebar Grill – May 12th
The Library – May 13th
Railyard/Count Porkula – May 15th (Outdoor portion only)
Petit & Keet – May 18th
Brave New – May 26th
Doe’s Eat Place – May 26th