food 04.17.03

Front and Back

Harry Cipriani, 781 5th [59th/60th] 212.753.5566
Front of House: "Few restaurants can beat it for ambience, theater, service and celebrity-watching." (Forbes)
Back of House: "Food protection certificate not held by supervisor of food operations. Shellfish not from an approved source, improperly tagged/labeled; tags not retained for 90 days. Vermin or other live animal present in food storage, preparation or service area." (Health Dept.)

Asia de Cuba, 237 Mad [37th/38th] 212.726.7755
Front of House: "Preen and be seen over beautiful food." (Zagat)
Back of House: "Hot food not held at or above 140∞F. Vermin or other live animal present in food storage, preparation or service area." (Health Dept.)

One if By Land, TIBS, 17 Barrow [W. 4th] 212.228.0822
Front of House: "Perfect." (NY Daily News)
Back of House: "Toxic chemical improperly labeled, stored or used so that contamination of food may occur. Vermin or other live animal present in food storage, preparation or service area." (Health Dept.)

Le Cirque 2000, 455 Mad [50th/51st] 212.303.7788
Front of House: "New and vital…buoyant…
crowd-pleasing…food people want." (New York Magazine)
Back of House: "Food protection certificate not held by supervisor of food operations. Cold food held above 45∞F (smoked fish above 38∞F) except during necessary preparation. Milk or milk product undated, improperly dated or expired." (Health Dept.)

Morton's of Chicago, 551 5th [45th] 212.972.3315
Front of House: "Delivers big-time." (Zagat)
Back of House: "Cold food held above 45∞F (smoked fish above 38∞F) except during necessary preparation. Food from unapproved or unknown source, spoiled, adulterated or home canned. Vermin or other live animal present in food storage, preparation or service area." (Health Dept.)

Daniel, 60 E. 65th [Mad/Park] 212.288.0033
Front of House: "Some of the finest food in New York." (NY Times)
Back of House: "Hot food not held at or above 140∞F. Food from unapproved or unknown source, spoiled, adulterated or home canned. Eggs found dirty, cracked; liquid, frozen or powdered eggs not pasteurized. Food worker does not use a proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment." (Health Dept.)
Maury Rubin has another hit at his beloved City Bakery, 3 W. 18th [5th/6th] 212.366.1414. He's making hamentaschen-shaped macaroons that may be the best we've ever had.


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