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Clayton Restaurant Inspections: Unwashed Hands, Cooling Issues

This is 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.

More Clayton restaurant inspections from August will be published at 3 p.m. Saturday.

ALEXANDER'S RESTAURANT AT THE SHERATON, 7730 Bonhomme Ave. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 23
Grade: A (97)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "The equipment for food cold holding is not sufficient for proper cold holding of food … Ice is being used in mechanical cold hold units to maintain temperature control."
  • "Equipment is not being maintained in a state of good repair and in good condition … Torn/worn gaskets/non-functioning equipment throughout establishment"
  • "The facility is not cleaned at an adequate frequency to prevent dirt and residue buildup … Direct residue build-up throughout establishment"


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

BARCELONA TAPAS, 34 N. Central Ave. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 8
Grade: A (98)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Non-food contact surfaces of equipment are not constructed of corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, smooth materials … Exposed insulation in reach in cooler"
  • "Floor, wall, and ceiling materials are not smooth, durable and easily cleanable … Surface blemishes throughout establishment"


BARRISTER'S RESTAURANT, 15 N. Meramec Ave. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 9
Grade: A (96)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "The facility is not insect and rodent proof. There are openings in the outside building walls/permiter (sic) that could allow for entrance of insects, rodents or pests. … Bottom of backdoor"
  • "Food contact surface are not constructed of safe, durable, and easily cleanable materials … Worn shelfing (sic) units"
  • "Floor, wall, and ceiling materials are not smooth, durable and easily cleanable … Worn areas throughout establishment"


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

BLUE ELEPHANT ROYAL THAI CUISINE, 7816 Forsyth Blvd. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 4
Grade: A (91)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "There are no written procedure (sic) for using time as a public health control"
  • "The equipment for cooling food is not sufficient for proper cooling of food … Cold holds are not functioning establishment is using a non-documented time as a control"
  • "Food items are not stored at least 6 inches off the floor in a clean, dry location and protected from contamination … Walk In Cooler"
  • "Food contact surface are not constructed of safe, durable, and easily cleanable materials … Cardboard being used (as) shelf liners throughout establishment"
  • "Floor, wall, and ceiling materials are not smooth, durable and easily cleanable … Throughout establishment" 


BROWN SHOE CAFETERIA, 8300 Maryland Ave. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 30
Grade: A (99)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Hepatitis A documentation not maintained in a clear and concise manner."


C.J. MUGG'S RESTAURANT & BAR, 200 S. Central Ave. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 23
Grade: A (90)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "There is no documented employee food safety training which is demonstrated by the facility having a pattern of non-compliance … Repeat non-compliance on no bare hand contact with ready to eat foods"
  • "Employee touched face and mouth and went back to food prep table to prepare food without washing hands"
  • "Employee stacking steak on vegetable with bare hands"
  • "Floor, wall, and ceiling materials are not smooth, durable and easily cleanable … Worn areas throughout establishment"

Other notes:

  • "Facility has a history of non-compliance on items dealing with hands. To help further educate emplyees educationial material was left at establishment, each employee is to sign educationial (sic) handouts and mail completed signed handout back to Mark Redecker at 4562 Lemay Ferry Rd St. Louis MO 63129 within 10 days. Once form is completed inspection points will be given back to establishment."


C.J. MUGG'S RESTAURANT AND BAR, 200 S. Central Ave. (follow-up inspection)
Inspection date: Sept. 7
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • All items listed in the previous report have been corrected, the document states.


CAFE NAPOLI, 7754 Forsyth Blvd. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 24
Grade: A (99)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Floor, wall, and ceiling materials are not smooth, durable and easily cleanable … By dishmachine"


COASTAL BISTRO & BAR (formerly MOSAIC BISTRO MARKET), 14 N. Central Ave. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 31
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Facility is remodeling and changing menu without a plan review permit issued by St. Louis County Department Health. Establishment should not reopen until such permit is approved. Failure to comply may result in administrative fines up to closure of facility. … Plan review application was left at establishment"


COASTAL BISTRO & BAR (formerly MOSAIC BISTRO MARKET), 14 N. Central Ave. (remodeling inspection)
Inspection date: Sept. 6
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Establishment has failed to post a valid food protection manager certificate. Establishment should post their food protection manager certificate."
  • "Establishment has failed to post a valid food permit … in public view … Establishment will need to request a name change … Establishment has failed to post the most recent inspection … in public view."
  • The inspection form also outlines code as it relates to the labeling of shellstock.


THE CROSSING, 7823 Forsyth Blvd. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 8
Grade: A (99)
Observations and corrective actions:

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


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

EILERMAN BROS ORCHARDS & PRODUCE, Clayton Farmer's Market
Inspection date: Aug. 6
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed

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

THE FATTED CALF, 12 S. Bemiston Ave. (change of owner) ()
Inspection date: Aug. 10
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed
Other notes:

  • Went to establishment to see if they indeed did a change of ownership.


FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF ST. LOUIS, 6501 Wydown Blvd. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 3
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • None listed


HALF & HALF, 8135 Maryland Ave.
Inspection date: Aug. 4
Grade: B (87)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "An employee was handling ready-to-eat products without using gloves, tongs, deli tissues or other suitable handling measure. … Throughout Establishment"
  • "Signage to encourage hand washing was inadequate or missing at hand washing sinks … Toilet Rooms … There were no paper towels at the hand sink"
  • "The facility is not able to provide hepatitis A vaccination documentation for all employees"
  • "An air gap is not provided between the water supply inlet and the overflow level of the plumbing fixture … Mop Sink"
  • "A covered waste receptacle is not provided in the women's restroom"
  • "The mop is not placed in a position that allows it to air dry after use."


HOUSE OF WONG, 46 N. Central Ave. ()
Inspection date: Aug. 8
Grade: A (96)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "The equipment for food cold holding is not sufficient for proper cold holding of food … Cooler not maintain the 41F at peak demands … Obnserved (sic) units holding at 45F while being open and shut repeatedly"
  • "Ice that was previously used as a coolant is being reused as food … Lemons stored in ice bind of soda dispenser"
  • "Non-food contact surfaces of equipment are not constructed of corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, smooth materials … Worn Shelf units"
  • "Floor, wall, and ceiling materials are not smooth, durable and easily cleanable … Worn areas throughout establishment … The facility is not cleaned at an adequate frequency to prevent dirt and residue buildup … build-up of direct/grease like substance through-out establishment"

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