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NYC’s ‘best’ restaurant Per Se gets ‘C’ grade from health department

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — New York City’s “best” restaurant bombed its latest health inspection, getting a “C” grade from Department of Health.

Per Se, located in Columbus Circle, got 42 violations in the inspection February 19.

NYC’s ‘best’ restaurant gets ‘C’ grade from health department

The restaurant racked up 42 violations in its February inspection.

Some of the violations the French eatery racked up were:

  • Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
  • Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
  • Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.

The restaurant must display a “Grade Pending” sign in the window.