Restaurant Report Card: September 2011

Each month, on the second Wednesday, we post this report of restaurants in the 10002 ZIP code that scored 28 points or more on their health department inspections, the equivalent of “C” grades under the city’s rating system. We also call out establishments that excelled, by earning three points or fewer.

For more details on how the city grades food establishments, see the guide (PDF). Because of the way the online search function operates, we cannot link directly to individual restaurant reports here, but you can visit the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website, type in the name of any restaurant and view the details of inspectors’ findings for all recent visits. You can also read our Restaurant Report Card archives here. Please note that restaurateurs are permitted to post a “grade pending” certificate while they appeal an unsatisfactory score, so those listed here may not currently display a “C” grade in their storefronts.

Here’s the report for September.

First, the good news: Seven establishments scored three points or less this month. They were: Ray’s Pizza (East Houston location), with zero points; Domino’s Pizza, Xi’an Famous Foods (East Broadway location), Tanxia Wang Fuzhou Cuisine, New Hao Ke Restaurant and Verlaine (2 points each); and Lunch Box Buffet (3 points).

Here’s the full list, from most points to least:

RESTAURANT ADDRESS INSPECTION DATE VIOLATION POINTS
Forever Taste Restaurant 27 Rutgers St.

9/14/2011

71

La Isla Café (dba Glenys
Restaurant II Inc.)
212 Delancey St.

9/27/2011

63

Casa Mezcal 86 Orchard St.

9/13/2011

38

White Star 21 Essex St.

9/6/2011

37

Mystique 141 Chrystie St.

9/13/2011

36

Clover Tea LLC 26 Canal St.

9/1/2011

35

East Corner Wonton 70 East
Broadway

9/28/2011

34

Lucky King Bakery 280 Grand St.

9/30/2011

32

A San Fuzhou Restaurant 7 Eldridge St.

9/14/2011

32

Rocket Joe’s East 61 Delancey St.
Frnt 1

9/13/2011

32

Qq Taste 19 Eldridge St

9/20/2011

31

Stanton Social 99 Stanton St.

9/27/2011

30

Inhabit 39 Eldridge St.

9/7/2011

30

East Broadway Bakery 127 E.
Broadway

9/9/2011

28