Restaurant Report Card: November 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 most recent health department inspections, the equivalent of “C” grades under the city’s rating system. We also call out establishments that excelled by earning 3 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. Please note that restaurateurs are permitted to post a “grade pending” certificate while they await reinspection or appeal an unsatisfactory score, so those listed here may not currently display a “C” grade in their storefronts.

Here’s the report for November.

LES Bites: Papaya Food, Grit N Glory, Family Recipe, Shanghai Asian Cuisine

Papaya Food is now open at 249 Broome St.

Here’s a midweek look at local restaurant headlines:

  • Papaya Food, a Japanese and Thai fusion restaurant, opened this week at 249 Broome St. Lunch specials include chicken, salmon, beef and shrimp teriyaki bento boxes, as well as combos of sushi rolls. (TLD inbox)
  • A chat with the 24-year-old founders of Grit N Glory, which launched officially last night at 186 Orchard St. (DNA Info)
  • Homestyle Japanese restaurant Family Recipe, a new addition on Eldridge Street, gets reviewed and slide-showed. (NYT, Serious Eats)
  • Shanghai Asian Cuisine, new at the Elizabeth Street end of the Chinatown Mall, gets a visit from Robert Sietsema, who declares their soup dumplings “the city’s best.” (Village Voice)