On Monday, May 25, 2020, Governor Polis announced that restaurants and similar establishments will be able to reopen today, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Throughout this pandemic, Anise remained opened for takeouts while adhering to all state guidelines and COVID-19 safety procedures. Since the beginning, we have anticipated a reopening in the midst of the pandemic, of course with heighten safety procedures; hence we have been preparing, we are ready, and we will be opened today. We know it is always safer at home for everyone, but our goal is to make sure that Anise is the safest place to dine outside of your home. That said, here are the measures that we have put in place:
For our Customers
Seating for both indoor and outdoor dine-in will be arranged so that all patrons not in the same parties will be at least 6 feet apart. Anise already has a nice patio, but we are working with the City of Denver and State Agencies to further expand seating onto the sidewalks near the front entrance of Anise. Every group and every reservation will be limited to 8 people maximum. In fact, if you have groups of 4 or more, we recommend making reservations ahead of time by calling our main number at 303-830-3934. For your own health safety and those around you, facemasks are required and must be worn until you have sat down at your seating area. It’s the law!
All tables and shared surfaces will be disinfected with every turnover (in between parties) with commercial grade disinfectant rated to kill coronavirus. Hand sanitizers will be available at check-in area and all through Anise. Our restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected at least once every hour.
We have made our menus available online so our guests can browse them comfortably with their favorite Internet enable electronic devices.
For our Employees
We have implemented symptom monitoring protocols (temperature monitoring and symptom screening questions) for all employees. If employee shows any symptoms or sign of sickness, they will be asked to go home. All employees must wear facemasks and practice 6 feet distancing between other employees when possible. Hand washing is required uppon arriving to work and in between tasks (or at least every 30 minutes).
Operating Hours and Specials
Now that we’re opened again, we will resume pre-COVID-19 hours, which are 11AM-10PM everyday of the week.
As communicated earlier, this opening is also the official end to any specials that were offered during the lockdown, but please watch our blog for future specials.
For the month of May, Chef Quyen is offering a free draft beer (Bud Light or Coors Light) with every entree purchase to our dine-in patrons. Of course, you must be older than 21 with a valid pictured ID to participate, and you have to mention seeing the special on our blog.
“Ăn ngon miệng nhé” in Vietnamese or “bon appétit” as they say in French!