IT’S EASY TO conclude that pricey meals and national media coverage might guarantee that a restaurant would be free from the most serious violations of a state’s restaurant health code. In March 2014, New York’s Per Se, with its $310 tasting menu, fell short on its health inspection, scoring a “C.” In May 2014, celebrity chef Jaime Oliver’s London restaurant was shut down after it failed its health inspection.
Priority violations, include food held at improper temperatures and automatic dishwashers that aren’t killing bacteria. Such violations can cause illness and spread disease.
[private] Mani Osteria came away with the highest number of priority violations among the group of restaurants whose inspection records were examined.
Mani Osteria owner Adam Baru said that priority violations would have been corrected immediately.
“This is something we take very seriously. Ours is a kitchen where we cook from scratch, unlike many others.”
He also called the inspector with whom the restaurant deals “challenging,” and said some of the core violations which get cited by inspectors should be “open to discussion.”
As was the case with the Main Street restaurants whose records were published last week, some of the restaurants, below, picked up additional violations between their 2013 and most recent 2014 inspections.
In our table of results, below, some of the city’s priciest and most well-known restaurants whose most recent health inspection reports included a priority violation are marked with an asterisk (*).
For more information or to look up the health inspection reports of these and other restaurants, readers are encouraged to visit: http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/environmental_health/ [/private]