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Clayton Restaurant Inspections: 'Inconclusive' Complaint, Missing Certification

A look at August restaurant inspections conducted by the St. Louis County Department of Health.

Here is a look at some of the restaurant inspections conducted in and near Clayton during August. Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch examined inspection reports in the 63105 ZIP code. Information has been compiled using publicly available data published to the website of the .

Unless otherwise noted, all inspections were conducted on a routine basis.

JENNIFER'S PHARMACY & SODA SHOPPE, 30 N. Central Ave. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 9
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed

JOHN P. FIELDS PUB & RESTAURANT, 26 N. Central Ave. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 11
Grade: A (97)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "The person(s) in charge during the inspection did not possess a valid food protection certification … Certification was not on site … Violation(s) must be corrected with-in 10 days."
  • "The hepatitis A vaccination documentation for employees is not maintained in a clear and concise manner … Grid list has not been kept up to date … Violation(s) must be corrected with-in 10 days."


JOHN P. FIELDS RESTAURANT, 26 N. Central Ave. (follow-up inspection)
Inspection date: Aug. 31
Grade: A (98)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • One of the violations listed in the previous inspection "remains active and must be corrected with-in 10 days. Compliance will be verified on follow-up inspection. … Establishment needs to show proof of enrollment or valid certificate by follow-up inspection. to avoid possible administrative fines or possible closure of facility."


KALDI'S COFFEE HOUSE, 700 DeMun Ave. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 9
Grade: A (99)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Floor, wall, and ceiling materials are not smooth, durable and easily cleanable … Worn areas throughout establishment"


KRUEGER'S BAR, 7347 Forsyth Blvd. (complaint inspection) ()
Inspection date: Aug. 22
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • The health department deemed a complaint of food poisoning "inconclusive" after performing an inspection at Kruegers.


MANGIA PASTA, Clayton Farmer's Market
Inspection date: Aug. 6
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed

MANHATTAN EXPRESS, 7641 Wydown Blvd. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 4
Grade: A (99)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Floor, wall, and ceiling materials are not smooth, durable and easily cleanable … Throughout establishment"


MORTON'S THE STEAKHOUSE, 7822 Bonhomme Ave. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 9
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed

THE POSH NOSH, 8115 Maryland Ave. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 23
Grade: A (98)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "The person(s) in charge during the inspection did not possess a valid food protection certificate … No certified food protection manager on site"
  • "An employee was handling ready-to-eat products without using gloves, tongs, deli tissues or other suitable handling measure. … Making bagels with barehands (sic) … Violation(s) was/were corrected on site according to code by education on the code."


THE POSH NOSH, 8115 Maryland Ave. (follow-up inspection)
Inspection date: Sept. 7
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed
Other notes: The item from the previous inspection has been corrected.

PROTZEL'S, 7608 Wydown Blvd. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 24
Grade: A (99)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "The facility is not cleaned at an adequate frequency to prevent dirt and residue buildup … Build-up of residue/food debris around corners of equipment"


THE RITZ-CARLTON, ST. LOUIS BANQUET KITCHEN, 100 Carondelet Plaza ()
Inspection date: Aug. 15
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed

RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, 1 N. Brentwood Blvd. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 30
Grade: A (98)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "The food establishment does not have effective pest control measures in place. Evidence of insects, rodents and/or other pests was found during the inspection … Fruit > 5 Observed in prep area"


SAINT LOUIS BREAD COMPANY, 10 S. Central Ave.
Inspection date: Aug. 11
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed

SUBWAY, 7744 Forsyth Blvd. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 9
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Non-food contact surfaces of equipment are not constructed of corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, smooth materials … Walk ways in walk in cooler were lined with carboard (sic) … Violation(s) was/were corrected on site according to code by education on the code."


SUGAR CREEK PIEDMONTESE, Clayton Farmer's Market
Inspection date: Aug. 6
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed

TUCCI & FRESTA'S TRATTORIA AND BAR, 15 N. Central Ave. (opening inspection) ()
Inspection date: Aug. 31
Grade: A (99)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Establishment has not yet post a valid food protection manager certificate. Establishment should post their food protection manager certificate before opening."
  • "Establishment has not yet received a valid food permit. When permit arrives post (In public view). Establishment has to post the most recent inspection (In public view). Please post inspection."
  • "Signage to encourage hand washing was inadequate or missing at hand washing sinks … Throughout Facility … Left signage to be placed at all hand wash sinks, including toilet rooms."
  • "The facility is not able to provide hepatitis A vaccination documentation for all employees"
  • "A food temperature measuring device must be used to monitor internal food temperatures in the facility"
  • "A sanitizing measuring device must be used to show equipment is functioning correctly. Warewashing machine/Sanitize dispenser."
  • "Floor, wall, and ceiling materials are not smooth, durable and easily cleanable … Cited by plan review, cove base, crack tiles, and non-absorbent ceiling tiles. (Facility is applying for a variance)"


WASABI SUSHI BAR, 16 S. Central Ave. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 11
Grade: A (95)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "The facility is not able to provide hepatitis A vaccination documentation for all employees"
  • "The facility is not cleaned at an adequate frequency to prevent dirt and residue buildup"


WASABI SUSHI BAR, 16 S. Central Ave. (follow-up inspection)
Inspection date: Aug. 31
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Violation(s) was/were corrected according to code."


THE WINE MERCHANT CHEESE DEPARTMENT, 20 S. Hanley Rd. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 4
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed

WOODARDS FORSYTH AMOCO, 7360 Forsyth Blvd.
Inspection date: Aug. 24
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: No corrective actions listed

Questions about this report may be directed to nate.birt@patch.com.

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