City Winery to require diners to take $50 rapid COVID-19 test before entering

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — City Winery at Pier 57 is launching a pilot program starting next Tuesday that will require patrons to take a rapid COVID-19 test before sitting down for dinner.

The mandatory nasal swab will cost customers $50 and the results will be available within 15 minutes.

"You'll show up, you'll be given a questionnaire and a temperature check and then you'll be given a shallow nasal swab," City Winery founder and CEO Michael Dorf told WCBS 880's Steve Scott. "It will be administered by a certified practitioner. While you wait, you'll be handed a glass of Bubbles from City Winery, so you can at least enjoy your wait while sipping."