The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) inspects restaurants and other food service establishments regularly. DOHMH assigns a letter grade based on the total violation points found during sanitary inspections.
Each establishment must post its current letter grade at its front entrance where it can be easily seen. DOHMH attaches mobile food vendor letter grades on the outside of food carts and trucks.
DOHMH provides the latest inspection results of every New York City restaurant.
Grades reflect how well a restaurant or mobile food vendor complies with the City's food safety requirements during inspections. These inspections occur when the business is open and serving customers.
Grades are assigned based on the total number of violation points found and are calculated as follows:
- A: 0 to 13 points
- B: 14 to 27 points
- C: 28 or more points
- Grade Pending: Grade not yet calculated
Who Must Post Grades
These sites must post their grade:
- Coffee shops
- Most cafeterias
- Fixed site food stands
- Food carts and trucks
These sites do not need to post grades:
- Temporary food service establishments
- Food service establishments operated by primary or secondary schools
- Hospital-operated cafeterias
- Correctional facilities
- Not-for-profit and charitable organizations (including soup kitchens or other prepared food distribution programs)
Learn more about letter grading and inspections.