Fenton Foodies Celebrate, Restaurants Begin Opening June 8th

Fenton, MI — June 4, 2020

One of the most difficult aspects of the pandemic lockdown for many people has been not being able to visit your favorite restaurant for a sit-down meal. Take-out will get you the food, but it is not the same as sitting down at a table and having a meal served hot and fresh from the restaurant’s kitchen.

Starting Monday, June 8th local restaurants are opening their doors and welcoming guests once again. We contacted many of Fenton’s outstanding eateries and surveyed them about what you can expect during your visit.

Andiamo of Fenton

Andiamo in Fenton, Michigan
Andiamo of Fenton / Lasco Press Photo

Under the recommended guidelines Andiamo of Fenton can seat 130 guests with 6 ft spaces between tables and using every other booth. full menu services will be available and outdoor seating is offered weather permitting.

The Barn

The Barn used the downtime to redo the floor of their restaurant and set tables at recommended distances. Employees are looking forward to seeing friends back for eat-in dining and drinks. Full menu and regular hours resume with parties limited to a maximum of 10 guests to keep everyone safe.

Ciao Italian Bistro and Wine Bar

Ciao Italian Bistro and Winebar / Lasco Press Photo

Normal hours will resume Monday the 8th. A recently expanded patio offers outside tables and their reconfigured dining room meets proper distancing requirements Cia Italian Bistro is anxious to welcome back guests for sit-down meals.

The Fenton Hotel

According to their website, The Fenton Hotel will be welcoming customers back on Thursday, June 11! “As COVID-19 continues to impact so many of us, we’ve been working tirelessly to prepare for the day when we can safely reopen and begin serving you again.

“The health and safety of our customers and employees remain our top priority, and we’ll be rigorously following health and safety guidelines. We’ll be operating at 50% capacity to ensure customers can follow social distancing guidelines. The Fenton Hotel employees, while wearing face masks, will continue to greet you with a smile.”

The Fenton House

Opening on June 8th, The Fenton House will be serving dine-in guests and offering patio seating. A community staple for generations, their full menu will be available as well as adult beverages. Plexiglass patricians separate booths and the largest open-air patio in downtown Fenton is a great spot for a summer meal.

The Laundry

The Laundry will be opening for in-restaurant dining on June 10 at 11:00 am. Due to seating limitations, reservations are required. Hours are being adjusted for dine-in guests, tables will be spaced properly and staff safety meetings are held regularly to update servers on the latest protocols for guest safety.

Fenton Loves Good Food

What is your favorite place in town to eat? We contacted a large number of restaurants and many are still making arrangements to meet recommended safety standards. Tell us your go-to eaterie and we will contact them to add to the list.

We will update this article as more businesses open and announce their dining plans. Please contact The Lasco Press via email; news@thelascopress to provide new information.

While eager to welcome guests back inside their restaurants, owners were quick to thank the community for their support during these difficult times. Take out orders allowed these business owners to keep their restaurants active and gave guests the ability to still enjoy their favorite meals.