80 percent of eateries make the grade

Approximately 250 restaurants have now completed New York City's new two-step process for sanitary inspections, and a tally of their scores show that many are acing the test.

A new summary from the Health Department shows that 80 percent of the 250 restaurants to complete graded inspections have earned "A" or "B" grades.

Nearly half earned an "A" for their sanitary conditions and food safety practices.

Johnny Sime, owner of La Roka Restaurant in Soundview, says he's ecstatic his eatery got an "A" grade after getting a "C" grade in a previous health inspection. Sime says the high grade brings the restaurant credibility with its customers.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."