D’OH! Those DOH Restaurant Letter Grades are Meaningless, Actually
January 10, 2012
In New York Magazine (via Brooklyn Based), a server from Per Se server discusses the letter grades on restaurants, bars and cafés:
With the recent Department of Health crackdowns, those letter grades are bought—by that, I mean every restaurant that has an A has either an in-house specialist or a specialist they’ve hired. Before the DOH inspections, every high-end restaurant has four or five in-house inspections, and then everyone has their own set of fire drills—you put on hats and gloves when the inspector comes, you hide things away.
In related news, it turns out that other restaurants avoid DOH grades by claiming they’re supermarkets.