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22 Restaurants Closed for Health Violations

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Department of Health inspections from June 20 to June 23 found 22 businesses with critical violations in cleanliness and sanitation. The businesses below were ordered closed, but may reopen once violations have been corrected.

Learn more about the inspection process from nyc.gov and search the Department of Health inspection database for full details on any establishment that serves food.


Cafe Delice in Manhattan

22 E 49TH ST

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.


Pasquale's Rigoletto Restaurant in The Bronx

2311 ARTHUR AVENUE

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
  • Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.


Karu Cafe in Queens

5321 ROOSEVELT AVE

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


The Juice Shop in Manhattan

956 3RD AVE

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.


City Catering & Cafe in Manhattan

333 E 23RD ST

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.


La Isla Restaurant in Brooklyn

293 BROADWAY

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Brisas Del Mar Seafood Market in Manhattan

1785-1787 LEXINGTON AVENUE

Violations

  • Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140° F to 70° F or less within 2 hours, and from 70° F to 41° F or less within 4 additional hours.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Chirping Chicken in Manhattan

72 GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Lemon Grass Jamaican Cuisine in Brooklyn

843 FRANKLIN AVE

Violations

  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


La Pollera Colorada Iii in Queens

4015 JUNCTION BLVD

Violations

  • Sewage disposal system improper or unapproved.
  • Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140° F to 70° F or less within 2 hours, and from 70° F to 41° F or less within 4 additional hours.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
  • Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Maikley Cafe in Brooklyn

5819 8TH AVE

Violations

  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Chubby Burger Chicken & Pizza in Brooklyn

2962 FULTON ST

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.


Ikura Sushi in Brooklyn

646 GRAND ST

Violations

  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Ming Kee Kitchen in Manhattan

237 GRAND ST STORE B

Violations

  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.


Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill in Brooklyn

55 WATER ST

Violations

  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.


Fish Scale in Queens

3817 BELL BLVD

Violations

  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
  • Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Enzo's Of Arthur Ave in The Bronx

ARTHUR AVE

Violations

  • Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.


Healthy Family Food & Deli in Brooklyn

55 DRIGGS AVE

Violations

  • Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.
  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.


Gyro King in The Bronx

2450 WALTON AVENUE

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.


Northern Manor in Queens

25113 NORTHERN BLVD

Violations

  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140° F to 70° F or less within 2 hours, and from 70° F to 41° F or less within 4 additional hours.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.


Bocca Bliss in Manhattan

725 3RD AVE

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation, food storage or dishwashing area observed.


Borinquenya Deli Restaurant in Brooklyn

5505 4TH AVE

Violations

  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
  • Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.

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