Payard, Insieme, and Sarabeth's Would Be Publicly Shamed by New DOH Postings

The Times reports that while the Department of Health is having its budget and staff cut, it hopes to hire 45 restaurant inspectors (to the tune of $4.8 million) in order to implement a new program in which restaurants will be forced to display hygiene scores. This is not good news for places like Payard, which a couple weeks ago scored 53 points due in part to mice; or the Upper East Side location of Sarabeth’s, which just scored a 59 for roaches, mice, and flies; or another high-scorer, Republic. The worst of the current fine-dining offenders? Insieme, which clocked in at 82 back in November.

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