While the debate continues over the intrinsic worth of New York City’s Bloomberg-mandated Health Code Ratings for all public dining establishments, there’s potential value in considering a restaurant bearing a big “D” in its front window. I happened upon the online results of the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene’s Sanitary Inspection Grades for all such businesses in the 11201 zip code, listed A-Z, assembled by software engineer Aaron Dancygier. Check it out here.
The good news: Eating out in Brooklyn Heights isn’t likely to have any dire health repercussions, and it’s a good bet your leg of lamb won’t be served with a side of pigeon wings. Only three restaurants merit a grade as low as “C” on the website. They are: Great Wall Kitchen Chinese at 60 Henry Street (last inspection Oct. 11, 2011); One Way Deli at 26 Court Street (Jan. 11, 2012); and Park Plaza Diner at 220 Cadman Plaza West (Nov. 11, 2011). Please note that the most recent updates on the site were at the end of February, so in fairness, the joints above may have resolved whatever issues earned them a low grade. Any establishment with a “P” is pending.