The coronavirus has had a horrid effect on every part of our lives, but perhaps the most horrifying impact has been felt by the food and beverage world, with the sudden and abrupt shutdown of an entire industry.
Some restaurants are trying to stay open and offer their food — and now alcohol — to go. But some have had to effect closures, hopefully temporary.
Here are some of the Dallas restaurants that have already closed:
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar has temporarily closed 19 Texas locations including Mansfield, Medallion, Denton, Lake Worth, Grapevine, and Cleburne. However, these locations offer ToGo and Delivery: Irving, Oak Cliff, Garland, Mesquite, Duncanville, Rowlett, Carrollton, and Richardson.
Bendt Distilling in Lewisville is closing for the rest of the month. "For the safety of our community, staff and guests, we will be closing our cocktail bar, tours, and events for the remainder of March, effective immediately," their post says. Details on rescheduled events and tours are to come.
Cantina Laredo has closed its locations, as part of a company-wide shutdown by Consolidated Restaurants.
Chop House Burger in Euless is temporarily closing as part of company-wide initiative by DRG Concepts; the downtown Dallas locaton remains open.
City Works in Frisco and Fort Worth will be temporarily closed through March 31, part of a nationwide initiative.
Cool River Cafe in Las Colinas has closed, part of a company-wide shutdown by Consolidated Restaurants.
Dallas Fish Market is temporarily closing as part of company-wide initiative by DRG Concepts.
Dallas Chop House is temporarily closing as part of company-wide initiative by DRG Concepts.
Del Sur Tacos has closed its Dallas location at 720 E. Jefferson Blvd. "We have decided to only operate out of our McKinney location at this time," the restaurant says, where they're doing curbside pickup plus free delivery on orders $50 or more.
El Chico has closed its locations, as part of a company-wide shutdown by Consolidated Restaurants.
Fearing's, the fine-dining restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas hotel, is closing indefinitely. Chef-founder Dean Fearing was trying to launch a to-go operation but ultimately decided against it.
The French Room and Otto’s Coffee & Fine Foods at the Adolphus hotel have temporarily closed "for the safety and wellbeing of their staff and guests."
GoldRush Cafe in East Dallas temporarily closed on March 23, following an attempt to do takeout. "This is such a difficult decision to make but the best one for all of us," their post says.
Harwood District's entire portfolio of restaurants and bars will be temporarily closed until further notice, but they're doing a takeout operation out of Te Deseo, their Latin restaurant.
The Henry, the Fox Restaurants Concept eatery at the Union Dallas building near Uptown, has temporarily closed.
Kenny's Wood Fired Grill, Kenny's Italian Kitchen, Kenny's Smoke House, and two locations of Kenny's Burger Joint, have temporarily closed. Chef/owner Kenny Bowers is keeping Kenny's East Coast Pizza, which has the largest kitchen, open in Plano where it offers delivery via DoorDash and curbside takeout.
Knife Dallas is temporarily suspending all service, including takeout and curbside pickup.
Maru Ramen, the Richardson ramen restaurant, is closing temporarily. "Due to the circumstances around the nation and the world, we feel it is best to close until the situation is under control," their Facebook post says. "We hope by doing this, we will do our part to eliminate any chances of potential spreading for any customers."
Nobu, the upscale sushi restaurant at the Crescent Court, has closed indefinitely.
Oak Dallas, the Design District restaurant, is closing temporarily, in response to the state of emergency in Dallas County. The restaurant said to stay tuned for more updates, and to "please take care of yourself, your family, and those around you."
Revelers Hall, the New Orleans-style venue in Oak Cliff, is closed indefinitely. "We don't know when it will open," says owner Amy Wallace Cowan.
Silver Fox has closed its three locations in Frisco, Richardson, and Fort Worth.
Sip and Savor closed on March 16. Located at 3921 Coit Rd. in Plano, the restaurant and wine bar closed due to the lack of guests following concerns over coronavirus.
Start Restaurant has closed both locations indefinitely and immediately due to COVID-19. A release says that, even with a pivot to full-time drive-through and delivery, sales were not enough to offset costs. Founder Erin McKool hopes to reopen in a few months after the COVID threat lifts.
Stirr Dallas, Stirr Fort Worth, and Stirr Addison closed on March 17 until further notice. "We remain hopeful that we will be allowed to re-open soon, and continue to serve you, which is and remains our favorite thing to do," their post says.
SusieCakes temporarily closed all of their bakeries throughout California and Texas, including locations in Dallas and Plano, as of March 21. "They will reopen as soon as there is a change in the current climate, but for now they will remain closed," they say.
III Forks has closed its locations, as part of a company-wide shutdown by Consolidated Restaurants.
True Food Kitchen has closed all 33 locations nationwide including Preston Center and Legacy West in Plano. The company has pledged to continue paying its employees through March 27 and will distribute food from its kitchens to employees to support their families.
Truck Yard Dallas on Greenville Avenue has temporarily closed, after having tried for a week to serve cheesesteaks for pickup or delivery.
Tulum the Mexican restaurant at Turtle Creek Village has closed temporarily until further notice.
Vidorra Dallas closed on March 17, until further notice.
Waya Japanese Izakaya in Lakewood has temporarily closed as of March 24.
Wild Salsa locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Fairview have temporarily closed as part of company-wide initiative by DRG Concepts.