Following an inspection from the DOH on February 19, Per Se currently has a "Grade Pending" health rating from the city. The full information from the inspection is available on the DOH's homepage. The restaurant received five critical violations on its last inspection, for things like having hot food held below 140 degrees, having cold food held above 41 degrees, and an employee eating or drinking from an open container in a food prep area. It also looks like the DOH docked the restaurant for not having the proper sink set-up near a food prep area. The food temperature violations might be related to the restaurant's sous vide stations.
Per Se received 42 violation points, which is enough for a C grade. The DOH report shows that this is actually the third time that the restaurant has received over 40 critical violation points, but Thomas Keller and his crew have always aced the follow-up inspections. The DOH site notes: "A restaurant has two chances to earn an A in every inspection cycle. If it doesn't earn an A on the first inspection, it's scored but ungraded."
Eater has reached out to the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group for more on how they plan to rectify the situation. For those that care about these sorts of things, here's the breakdown from the DOH website:
· All Coverage of Per Se [~ENY~]