In early December, a survey released by the National Restaurant Association found that more than 110,000 restaurants had permanently closed across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. This month, with indoor and outdoor dining bans across California, that number has surely only increased. We know for a fact that in the Bay Area, we’ve lost many iconic spots this month: the historic Cliff House, for example, and the century-old Chinese banquet restaurant Far East Cafe (although it’s worth noting that a $1.9 million relief plan is being prepared by SF supervisors to specifically help struggling restaurants in Chinatown, including Far East Cafe). Be sure to order takeout from your favorite local restaurants if you can, as it’s likely just the start of a very harsh winter.
For permanent restaurant and bar closures during the month of November, click here, or scroll through the slideshow above to see restaurant closures for 2020.