Waiter, There's a Fly in My $750 Steak

"Shall we head to Nello for some steak, dahling?"Photo: iStockphoto


Checking the Health Department's Website for violations is a melancholy enterprise. It can make you wish for a rain to come and wash all the taco stand and no-name diner scum away. But it can also serve as a reminder of the rottenness of the upper crust.

Case in point: Nello, home of the $750 steak, flopping its inspection. The bastion of East Side wealth has been cited for, among other things, “food not protected from potential source of contamination”; “evidence of flying insects or live flying insects present in facility” and, good God, “evidence of mice.” Nello will be given another chance at their next inspection. But can they ever really redeem themselves?
Nello [New York Department of Health]