DINE-IN GUIDELINES

 

Before you dine, we ask that you please come prepared to adhere to the following guidelines. These are in place to ensure the safest possible dining environment for guests and employees alike. 

  • Masks are required* when entering the restaurant, and any time you get up from your table.

  • *If you are not wearing your mask, we will not be able to accommodate your reservation. 

  • If you experience illness symptoms such as: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, body aches, nausea, chills, or fatigue, please stay home - per Vermont guidelines. We are happy to reschedule your reservation. 

  • In order to ensure proper sanitation and dining room safety, our team has carefully designed time frames* in which to dine. Group sizes and allotted dining times are noted below:

    • 1-4 guests - 1 hours 30 minutes

    • 5-10 guests - 2 hours

  • *If you are more than 15 minutes late to your reservation, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation in order to ensure that we minimize waiting parties.

  • We are a cashless environment when possible.​​

 

 

MAINTAINING HEALTHY HOSPITALITY

Welcome back! We are glad to have our doors open again.​

Our team has always exemplified the highest standards of sanitation and cleanliness, strictly following CDC & VT ACCD recommendations. However, we would also like to explain the additional measures we are taking to keep guests and employees safe.

  • Hand washing is mandatory with increased frequency for all members of our staff. 

  • Masks are required for all staff, at all times. 

  • Masks are required* for all guests (excluding children 3 and under) as they enter our dining room, or any time they get up from the table.

  • *Guests will not be permitted to dine with us if they do not adhere to the mask requirements. 

  • All staff members are screened for signs of illness like cough or shortness of breath before their shift begins. 

  • Each shift, we have designated a Safety Officer, whose sole responsibility is to be vigilant about upholding guest and team safety standards, following state and company guidelines.

  • Staff and guests are to keep 6 feet of physical distance when possible. 

  • Contact surfaces including but not limited to door handles, tables, chairs, credit card processing devices, tables, faucets, and bathrooms are sanitized regularly.

  • We are exclusively using single-use menus.

  • Pens & check presenters are sanitized after every use.

  • We are a cashless establishment when possible.

  • Our floor plan has been updated to practice 6 feet of social distancing and to adhere to capacity regulation.

For any additional questions, please reach out to gm@benchvt.com