The rules as of the closing weeks of March are that restaurants can open to the public, but the reality is that many are deciding to hold off until they don’t have to worry about distancing. In theory, customers have to have reservations and can’t come from zones outside the area. Some restaurants will open as soon as it is warm enough to open les terrasses.

A look at a few local eateries:

  • Le Sapin, formerly the Star Café, is re-decorated inside and fully open. “As long as we can guarantee social distancing of two metres, we are open for lunch and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday,” says Patrick Plouffe, the new owner, masked and standing behind his kitchen counter.
    Buzz is open for takeout only. “We are open Thursday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for takeout for now,” says co-owner Normand Rousseau. “We will assess eventually when numbers go down to start doing table service.”
    Restaurant des Érables open every day. You have to make a reservation. Takeout continues.
    Domaine Jolivent is open for dinner only on Friday and Saturday.
  • Le Relais restaurant bistro is open for dinner from Thursday to Sunday.
  • La Knowlton Co. is open for dinner Thursday to Sunday. Reservations necessary and two adults only with proof of residence.
  • Pizza Lac Brome is open for both take out and interior dining.
  • Chez Moi Chez Toi continues to do takeout from Wednesday through Sunday, until the weather warms up and the terrasse opens.
  • Sushi Traiteur in Fulford. Open for takeout only. “We are open from Thursday to Sunday and people should make a phone reservation before noon for pickup, the same day,” says Francoise Durocher.
  • Scotyz is open for dining, takeout and delivery.
    Bistro West Brome is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Restaurant Quilliams: Dining room open for dinner, closed for lunch.