Restaurant Report Card: April 2012

Brown, a popular cafe on Hester Street, earned 43 points in a health department inspection last month.

Each month on the second Wednesday, we post a report of restaurants in the 10002 ZIP code that scored 28 points or more on their most recent health department inspections, the equivalent of “C” grades under the city’s rating system. This month, the much-hyped newcomer Pok Pok Wing makes our list, as does Brown, the Hester Street hipster hangout.

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 April list of 28 points and over, from most points to least.

RESTAURANT ADDRESS INSPECTION DATE

VIOLATION POINTS

Crown Fried Chicken(CLOSED) 197 Madison St.

4/26/2012

66

Brown 61 Hester St.

4/19/2012

43

World Pizza Champion 51 Columbia St.

4/30/2012

41

Pok Pok Wing 137 Rivington St.

4/18/2012

41

Big Hing Wong Restaurant 300 Grand St.

4/27/2012

36

New Great Bakery 303 Grand St.

4/10/2012

36