New York's Most Dangerous Kitchens Slideshow


1. Mars2112

Neighborhood: Midtown

Cuisine: Theme restaurant

Violations: 98 pts.

The sci-fi ambience may not be the midtown refuge most New Yorkers seek, but as far as family-friendly restaurants go, this one is amongst the top.

2. Market Table

Neighborhood: West Village

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Violations: 94 pts.

As the name infers, Market Table offers seasonal dishes, many of which are masterfully executed. This upscale restaurant gets consistently good reviews—could they just have had a bad day?

3. BLT Steak

Neighborhood: Midtown East

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Violations: 91 pts.

This outpost of acclaimed Chef Laurent Tourondel’s growing empire of restaurants in cities including Washington, D.C., Miami and Atlanta serves bistro-style fare. Surprised that this highly regarded restaurant ignited the Health Department's ire? Us too.

4. Sidewalk Bar & Restaurant

Neighborhood: East Village

Cuisine: American, Café

Violations: 88 pts.

A staple of the East Village, this café serves pub grub in a lovable but scruffy locale that’s as grungy as its patrons.

5. Anyway Café

Neighborhood: East Village

Cuisine: Russian Fusion

Violations: 83 pts.

Anyway Café offers tastes of the traditional Russian palate with a French flare; rounding out the menu with their specialty infused vodkas.

6. Je’bon Noodle House

Neighborhood: East Village

Cuisine: Asian Fusion

Violations: 82 pts.

Je’bon hosts an unexpectedly large seating area, where you can find small parties of 20-somethings testing both their stomachs and new IDs on big bowls of Ramen and pitchers of Sapporo.

7. Mojo Restaurant

Neighborhood: Harlem

Cuisine: American

Violations: 81 pts.

In this stylish lounge/restaurant, customers enjoy late-night dinner and drinks, often accompanied by live music.

8. Pascalou

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Cuisine: French

Violations: 73 pts.

With limited seating, Pascalou draws locals and museum-goers alike during busy dinner and Sunday brunch hours.

9. Haveli

Neighborhood: East Village

Cuisine: Indian

Violations: 73 pts.

In an area dense with Indian restaurants, Haveli is slightly more upscale than its East Village neighbors.

10. Novecento

Neighborhood: Soho

Cuisine: Argentinean

Violations: 72 pts.

From Quilmes adornments to straccetti and blood sausage, Novecento has brought a bit of Buenos Aires to New York City for almost 20 years.