UPDATE 8:45 pm: MUW reader @chantalmclaugh reports the restaurant reopened today. Apparently the DOH hasn’t updated their website yet.
Looks like Hudson Beach Cafe is the latest neighborhood spot to be closed by the health department.
I believe their grade prior to the closing was a “C” (the lowest possible), with enough violation points they could have easily been closed during their most recent graded inspection last July.
One of the recurring items during their most recent five DOH inspections over the past year or so is the following:
Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
If you’re not familiar with it, Hudson Beach Cafe is a tiny seasonal spot located at Riverside Drive & 105th, overlooking the Hudson River.
I haven’t been, but the Yelp reviews echo what I’ve heard from others: Mediocre food and service in exchange for a beautiful view.
They were ordered closed on Friday
– I suspect they’ll be open for business sometime in the next couple of days and reopened today (hopefully with some improved hand washing facilities).
Hudson Beach Cafe joins the growing number of Upper West Side restaurants that have been closed in recent months (this is not a complete list): Bellini, Dinastia China, Abbey Pub, Hungarian Pastry Shop, Freddie & Pepper’s, Pomodoro, Cafe Ronda, and Wok City, and Thai Season.
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