The Internet has brought the world many things, and at the moment one of our favorite things on the Internet is the city's online database of restaurant inspection results. Now that this information is so readily available, our lovely and talented readers like to email us results from the database every now and again. Today, for example, a clever little birdie delivered the most recent inspection report from Soho House, the overhyped playpen for the (moderately) rich and hip, which we're not nearly cool enough to visit with any regularity.
Restaurants accumulate more points for more violations, and an establishment must score 27 or lower to pass. So how did Soho House fare?
We're reminded once again of how thrilled we are not to be nearly cool enough to visit there with any regularity.
The complete database entry — including dirty prep space, no hand washing, and live mice! — waits after the jump.
29-35 9 AVENUE, Manhattan 10014
Current violation points: 42
Inspection Date: 12/12/2005
Violations were cited in the following area(s) and those requiring immediate action were addressed.
Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.