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Little Guys Win In NYC Restaurant Grade War

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A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea – New York, NY – Jan 19, 2011 – Photo: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - “Well, there’s no reason to spend money on a ‘B’ quality restaurant in this town,” says one man.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reports from Chelsea

Some New Yorkers say they’re more likely to dine at an eatery with an “A” in the window.

Nearly 60% of New York restaurants earned the top mark and rest can wait for another health inspection.

Jamie Pullos of Billy’s Bakery on 9th Avenue says they’re out to rise from a “B” to an “A”.

“Do people say anything when they come in?” asked WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane.

“Actually, some people say, ‘Oh my G-d. You’re a B. You should be an A. This place is so clean.’ But it all depends on who comes in. Some people are picky,” said Jamie.

Some of the most famous New York restaurants are not on the “A” list.

An industry insider tells the New York Times that if someone forgets a hairnet, the restaurant gets a violation.

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