Restaurant Grades

New York City Restaurant Grade B (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Report: Some NYC Restaurants Would Rather Be Fined Than Display Bad Grade

Of roughly 24,000 restaurants, nearly 1,400 have been hit with $1,000 fines for failing to display grades,.


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

Speaker Christine Quinn Gives ‘F’ To Restaurant Grading System

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says she’s been hearing a steady drumbeat of complaints from eatery owners about the health department’s restaurant letter grading system.


Actress Julia Stiles stops by a food cart in SoHo - New York, NY (file / credit: Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

City Council Mulls Letter Grades For Food Carts

Restaurants in New York City have been required to display letter grades from the health department for over a year now but not street vendors. The City Council may consider changing that.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Sparks Deli - Queens, NY - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Most NYC Restaurants Get An ‘A’ From The Health Department

Mayor Michael Bloomberg returned to Sparks Deli, the Queens restaurant that received the city’s first-ever A grade last year, to present them with their second consecutive A rating for cleanliness.


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

New York’s ‘ABC’ Restaurant Grading System Making The Grade A Year Later?

Many New Yorkers said the grades have helped them make choices on which restaurants to frequent, but some would rather make their own choices.