Taking an active interest as we do in hygiene, we keep an eye on the New York Health Departments restaurant-inspection site. Usually, its outer-borough taco joints and the like that flunk their tests. We were surprised today, however, to find a few big names cited for everything from suspect shellfish to something worse than supect rats.
Did that big plaster nose in the window sneeze? Trattoria dellArte, a favored neighbor to Carnegie Hall, got hit with eleven violations, ranging from a sinister general to an all-too-specific shellfish not from approved source.
Full report: Trattoria dellArte
The plutocratic crowds dont much mind the prices at Mr. Chow nor has the quality of the food ever really bothered them. Still, bare-handed employees coupled with no soap by the sink adds up to a failed health inspection.
Full report: Mr. Chow
Manhattan restaurants dont get much more romantic than Caf des Artistes, the classy French date restaurant on Central Park West. Unless you take into account inadequate plumbing and other violations.
Full report: Caf des Artistes