Gramercy Tavern Is Among Scores of Restaurants Fighting a ‘C’ Grade

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NBC New York has discovered that of the 650 Manhattan restaurants that have gotten C-worthy health-inspections scores, 88 percent of them are floating in “Grade Pending” limbo, since the appeals process can stall a final grade for three to five months (the Health Department can’t even say how long the average wait is). One of these restaurants is none other than the city’s most popular: The venerable Gramercy Tavern racked up 35 points after inspectors found flies and roaches during a December inspection. And here we thought the only Danny Meyer restaurant with a vermin problem was the outdoor one!

Inspection Scheme Allows "C" Restaurants to Stall [NBC New York]