A Manhattan steakhouse has redesigned its restaurant for a post-coronavirus world — setting up Plexiglass table dividers between tables to keep germs from fellow diners contained.
Stratis Morfogen from downtown’s Brooklyn Chop House unveiled the changes on his Instagram account and said guests can expect full body temperature scanners at the entrance, hats with plastic shields for front- and back-of-house staff, triple-layer AC filters and a host of other safety measures.
“If you’re not adapting you will not succeed when the city reopens! STATE GUIDELINES HAVE NOT GONE FAR ENOUGH FOR RESTAURANT OPENINGS! This is @BrooklynChopHouse NEW Responsible Looks!” Morfogen wrote on Instagram May 9.
The dividers are outfitted with a classy, black border and are designed to bring diners peace of mind if they decide to go out to eat when restaurants can reopen, likely by mid-July.
Morfogen also plans to implement CDC-grade disinfectants in the walls and ceiling and will have staff deliver glassware and utensils in saran wrap to further prevent germ spread. Additionally, they’ll be using ultra-violet technology to keep the place sparkling clean and will give customers Clorox wipes at the table to disinfect themselves.