POSTED ON MARCH 17th, 2020

The Poor House Bistro is taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of our staff and our Restaurant patrons. We are following all of the guidelines and directives by the Santa Clara Health Department.
Here is a brief summary of the rules:

Coronavirus Guidance 3/17/20
Per Santa Clara County Public Health Department
The Poor House Bistro will be open for Take Out and Delivery until April 7, 2020.  Our Hours will be:

Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm

Friday & Saturday 11am-9pm

Sunday 10am-7pm

We will continue to monitor this health situation as it impacts Santa Clara County and will adjust these policies as appropriate. We wish you the best during this difficult period and we greatly appreciate your continued support and patronage.  We hope that we can still provide you great food that you can enjoy at home.  In addition, Gift Certificate purchases are another way that can help PHB maintain some stability.

Thank you again for the many years of support and we look forward to serving you soon when this situation improves.

Jay Meduri President
Poor House Bistro Inc.

POSTED ON MARCH 13th, 2020

The Poor House Bistro is taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of our staff and our Restaurant patrons. We are following all of the guidelines and directives by the Santa Clara Health Department.
Here is a brief summary of the rules and safe procedures:

Coronavirus Guidance 3/13/20
Per Santa Clara County Public Health Department
Legal Prohibition on Gatherings of More than 100 People
The County Health Officer has also banned gatherings of 35 to 100 people unless certain conditions are met.

A “gathering” is any event or convening that brings together people in a single room or single space at the same time, such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, conference room, meeting hall, cafeteria, theater, restaurant, bar, or any other confined indoor or confined outdoor space.

If a gathering is necessary for essential societal functions, it is your responsibility to:

  • Stop anyone who is sick with fever or respiratory symptoms from attending.
  • Ensure that those who are at higher risk for serious illness do not attend.
  • Provide people enough physical space so that they can stay more than arm’s length apart from others.
  • Ensure that there are adequate supplies for hand washing including soap, paper towels, and waste receptacles and urge attendees to wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used.
  • Direct attendees to:
    • Avoid close contact with other people.
    • Avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue – if available – or into their elbow.
  • Clean surfaces with disinfecting wipes or other standard cleaners before, during, and after the event.

We believe that our guests will have a safe and pleasant experience at the Poor House Bistro during these difficult times.

No employee will be allowed to work with any symptoms and all will enhance their hand-washing regimen. We reserve the right to refuse service to any guest with symptoms. All items such as tables, chairs, condiments, etc. will be cleaned with sanitizer between patrons. Commonly touched areas such as the bar, doors and bathroom surfaces will be sanitized regularly. We will separate patrons as widely as possible. For those wishing to eat more meals at home, please remember that we have take-out available.

We will continue to monitor this health situation as it impacts Santa Clara County and will adjust these policies as appropriate. We wish you the best during this difficult period and we greatly appreciate your continued support and patronage.

Jay Meduri President
Poor House Bistro Inc.