photo credit: Dennis Berman
Sam's Restaurant, the old-time Italian restaurant at 238 Court Street that was founded in 1930, has been temporarily closed by the NYC Health Department. The photos above were taken by Dennis Berman on Thursday.
A quick check on the Health Department's web site shows that Sam's was inspected on March 26th and received a score of 27. The eatery was sited for several 'critical' violations, but has retained an A rating. Obviously, the Department re-inspected the place in the last day or two. As per the web site, the Health Department monitors "inspections at a restaurant that has performed very poorly on its re-inspection. The Health Department may continue to inspect the restaurant roughly once a month until it scores below 28 or the Department closes it for serious and persistent violations."