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NYC Restaurant Closures

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Department of Health inspections from March 4 to March 5 found 8 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.


Anka Grill in Manhattan

642 LEXINGTON AVE

Violations

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


Uncle Jacks Steakhouse in Queens

3940 BELL BOULEVARD

Violations

  • Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation, food storage or dishwashing area observed.
  • 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.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • 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.


Country Bay Pizza in The Bronx

3233 AMPERE AVE

Violations

  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Valentino's Pizza in Queens

7147 KISSENA BOULEVARD

Violations

  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Mendys Restaurant in Brooklyn

792 EASTERN PARKWAY

Violations

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.


Richee's Quick Bites in Brooklyn

2434 STILLWELL 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.


Village Cafe 2 in Brooklyn

1736 SHORE PKWY

Violations

  • Toilet facility not provided for employees or for patrons when required.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • 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.


Lucky Food Court in Queens

7700 QUEENS BLVD

Violations

  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • 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.

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