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Part 1: Clayton Restaurant Inspection Reports in November

A look at November 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 November. 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 .

Restaurants are , with A being the best. Inspectors also give a score indicating the percentage of compliance with inspection standards.

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

ALEXANDER'S RESTAURANT AT THE SHERATON CLAYTON PLAZA HOTEL ST. LOUIS, 7730 Bonhomme Ave.
Inspection date: Nov. 29
Grade: A (98)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "The equipment for food cold holding is not sufficient for proper cold holding of food … Ice is being added to cold hold units to achieve proper holding temperature."
  • "Food on display is not protected from contamination … Food is in self service area without any overhead protection."



ALMONDS RESTAURANT, 8127 Maryland Ave.
Inspection date: Nov. 16
Grade: A (99)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Ceiling paint is flaking causing a possible physical hazard."



ARAKA RESTAURANT, 131 Carondelet Plaza
Inspection date: Nov. 7
Grade: A (99)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Ice scoops are cracked/broken and are not smooth, durable, or easily cleanable."



BARCELONA, 34 N. Central Ave. (complaint inspection)
Inspection date: Nov. 7
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed.
General comments:

  • "See questionnaire CDC."



BARCELONA, 34 N. Central Ave. (complaint inspection)
Inspection date: Nov. 15
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed


BARCELONA, 34 N. Central Ave.
Inspection date: Nov. 15
Grade: A (98)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Your facility is operating without a valid food establishment permit."
  • "The facility is not able to provide Hepatitis A vaccination documentation for all employees … Records are not on site."
  • "The plumbing system is leaking or in need of repair … Spray nozzle dish room."



BARRISTER'S RESTAURANT, 15 N. Meramec Ave.
Inspection date: Nov. 29
Grade: A (97)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Shelving units - walk in cooler … Shelving units finish is chipping and is no longer considered to be a smooth, durable surface."
  • "Upstairs toilet room … No hot water in toilet room."
  • "Kitchen, back stair well, and basement … Surface area is worn creating an area that is no longer smooth, durable, or easily cleanable."



BLUE ELEPHANT ROYAL THAI CUISINE, 7816 Forsyth Blvd.
Inspection date: Nov. 29
Grade: A (97)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "The equipment for food cold holding is not sufficient for proper cold holding of food … Ice being used to regulate the temperature of the cold hold unit."
  • "Kitchen … Equipment is worn to a point where it is no longer smooth, durable, or easily cleanable allowing dust, dirt, and debris to accumulate."
  • "Surface areas are worn creating a surface that is no longer smooth, durable or easily cleanable."



BOCCI BAR, 16 N. Central Ave.
Inspection date: Nov. 14
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed


BOOTHEEL BBQ, 111 S. Meramec Ave.
Inspection date: Nov. 22
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed
General comments:

  • "Mobile unit unavailable for inspection; spoke with owner and he stated that he mainly operates in the Jefferson County area and keeps his permit active in St. Louis County in case he decides to come to the area. Has not operated in St. Louis County for a couple of years. Owner did not want to bring his truck to St. Louis County office for an inspection due to the fact that it would be empty and nothing to see and did not want to spend the money in gas."

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

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