Selecting a place to eat out is easy with the City's restaurant inspection look-up tool. You’ll find health inspection results for each of New York City's 24,000 restaurants.
The Health Department conducts unannounced inspections of restaurants at least once a year. Inspectors check for compliance in food handling, food temperature, personal hygiene and vermin control. Each violation of a regulation gets a certain number of points. At the end of the inspection, the inspector totals the points and this number is the restaurant's inspection score — the lower the score, the better the grade.
Restaurant Operators: For current information on restaurant inspections, opening or operating a restaurant, mobile and temporary food vending and important changes to the NYC Health Code, visit the Food Service Operators & Workers page.