NYC restaurant health inspection drama

Dominique Ansel Bakery is home to the famed Cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid. Health officials shuttered the bakery after finding evidence of a "severe mouse infestation." Photo Credit: Rachel Senatore

The Department of Health inspects every restaurant in the city. The resulting letter grades are meant to help consumers know that where they are eating is a clean (or in some cases, not so clean) establishment, but sometimes there is controversy. Many a restaurant has contested their grade.

With the recent news of the Strand Smokehouse’s closure after the popular eatery’s refusal to allow an inspection, we decided to take a look at some of the high-profile restaurant grade disasters of the past couple of years.

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