Food service inspections

County Health Department inspectors conduct unannounced and periodic checks of food service establishments to determine if they comply with the state codes, rules and regulations. Here are health department ratings after recent inspections:


Restaurant conditions were found unsatisfactory.

MCDONALDS RESTAURANT, 1700 Genesee St., Utica, Dec. 13: Bathrooms in complete disrepair while under construction, facilities are inadequate. Soap and towels or hand drying devices missing — no hand washing facilities available for customers or employees in the bathrooms as they are in disrepair. Ceiling tiles missing, walls open in dining area while under construction.


The following establishments were in substantial compliance with sanitary code. However, some violations were noted.

THE OTHER GUYS (RFD), 4470 Commercial Drive, New Hartford, Dec. 2: Raw hamburger and raw chicken stored above cold cuts and cheese in the cooler. Raw hamburger also stored above cooked or prepared foods in the refrigerator — corrected, all raw food moved.

WATERVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 220 E. Main St., Waterville, Dec. 5: Valid permit not on display.

OUR CAUSE, 6821 Lake Shore Road, Verona, Dec. 9: Raw eggs stored over celery, lettuce — corrected.

THE ONLY CAFE, 9 W. Seneca Turnpike, Vernon, Dec. 14: Non food surfaces of equipment not clean; kitchen and dry goods storage area have unnecessary items, living quarters not completely separated from food service operations.

CATHEDRAL OF THE THEOTOKOS OF GREAT GRACE, 1101 Howard Ave., Utica, Dec. 12: Currently under construction. Health Department to be contacted before food service resumes.


ADULT RECOVERY SERVICES, 195-199 W. Dominick St., Dec. 1.


ROME CINEMA CORP., 1122 Erie Blvd., Dec. 2.

LESSING’S FOOD SERVICE, Bank of America, 5701 Horatio St., Utica, Dec. 2.

ST. VOLODYMYR’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 6 Cottage Place, Utica, Dec. 2.

FLAMING WOK, Sangertown Mall, New Hartford, Dec. 2.

WEST SHORE HOTEL, 4554 Verona St., Vernon, Dec. 9.

PAZZO PIZZA, 145 W. Seneca St., Sherrill, Dec. 9.

YMCA OF THE GREATER TRI-VALLEY, 301 W. Bloomfield St., Dec. 8.

MARANATHA CHURCH, 620 N. Washington St., Dec. 8.

ORISKANY FALLS BOATING, 168 Madison St., Dec. 7.

SATCH’S TAVERN, 4575 New London Road, Dec. 5.

WHITEY’S LUNCH, 1401 Bleecker St., Utica, Dec. 6.

TACO BELL #4549, 400 Oriskany Blvd., Yorkville, Dec. 7.

EAST DYNASTY BUFFET, Center Street, New Hartford, Dec. 9.

99 RESTAURANT & PUB, 8665 Clinton St., New Hartford, Dec. 13.

CAFE OPUS 2, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, Dec. 14.

THE GOOD NEWS FOUNDATION, 10475 Cosby Manor Road, Utica, Dec. 15.

JUST PIES, 709 Pauline Ave., Utica, Dec. 15.

SODEXO @ SUNY TECH, Route 12 N., Horatio Street, Utica, Dec. 15.

SODEXO AMERICA @ SUNYIT, Student Center, 100 Seymour Road, Utica, Dec. 15.