Rathbun’s, 5 Napkin Burger, Wisteria and other restaurants that failed health inspections in April

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More failed inspections in Fulton county include Roaster’s Rotisserie and Pozole.

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Failing scores change from one health inspector to the next but the industry standard is that anything below a 70 (out of 100) is failing, according to April Majors, public information officer for the Fulton County Environmental Health Services Department.

With out further ado, here’s a list of Fulton County restaurants that failed their health inspection in April– Bon appétit!


Failed inspection: April 26, 2011 Score: 61, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(112 Krog Street Atlanta, GA 30307)

5 Napkin Burger

Failed inspection: April 25, 2012 Score: 64, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(990 Piedmont Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30309)


Failed inspection: April19, 2012 Score: 64, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(471 North Highland Avenue Atlanta, GA 30307)

Roaster’s Rotisserie

Failed inspection: April 18, 2012 Score: 68, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(2770 Lenox Road Building 1 Suite 10 Atlanta, GA 30324)


Failed inspection: April 26, 2012 Score: 66, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(1044 Greenwood Avenue Atlanta, GA 30306)

Paul’s Restaurant

Failed inspection: April 17, 2012 Score: 57, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(10 Kings Circle Atlanta, GA 30305)

Cafe 25

Failed inspection: April 24, 2011 Score: 67, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(1720 Peachtree Street NW Suite 151 Atlanta, GA 30309)

Fred’s Place

Failed inspection: April 24, 2012 Score: 60, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(132 Mitchell Street Suite A Atlanta, GA 30303)

Il Localino

Failed inspection: April 19, 2012 Score: 62, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(467 North Highland Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30307)

Dairy Queen

Failed inspection: April 14, 2012 Score: 68, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(1519 Normanberry Drive East Point, GA 30344)

Il Mio Il Tuo Inc.

Failed inspection: April 27, 2012 Score: 43, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(800 Peachtree Street Suite F1 Atlanta, GA 30308)

Sushi Kiku

Failed inspection: April 20, 2012 Score: 68, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(2770 Lenox Square Mall Suite A-5 Atlanta, GA 30324)

187 Midtown, LLC

Failed inspection: April 25, 2012 Score: 61, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(187 10th Street Atlanta, GA 30309)

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Roman Pizza Delight

Failed inspection: April 18, 2012 Score: 68, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(1 CNN Center Suite 240 Atlanta, GA 30303)

Unique Pizza and Catering

Failed inspection: April 25, 2012 Score: 62, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(132 Mitchell Street Atlanta, GA 30303)

West End Eatery

Failed inspection: April 3, 2012 Score: 49, Grade: U (Full report and violations)

(806 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30310)


[Editor’s note: The health inspection reports listed might not reflect the most recent scores for these restaurants. Wondering why we don’t publish re-inspections and passing scores? Click here.]

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Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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M Long
8 years ago

Wisteria is a nasty restaurant……Ive seen that kitchen and wouldn’t eat food from there if you paid me.

8 years ago

Oooh, 5 Napkin failed! But it is so expensive and chic. I guess it would make you lose weight for Pensacola which would just be FIERCE!

8 years ago

Disappointing to see Rathbuns on here. You’d think a place like that would take better care. Guess you can’t assume because it’s nice in the dining room that the kitchen is equally nice!

8 years ago

It is gross and indolent behavior like this that will keep from Wisteria – come on some of this stuff is easy to do….. Rathbuns had issues too that surprised me. If a QSR can score at 95+ consistently then no reason these high $$$ places can’t too. I won’t be visiting anytime soon – Violation of Code: [.03(5)(c)] Observed employee switch from working with raw food to ready-to-eat food without washing hands. As a corrective meausre, hands washed Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 2-1C Violation of Code: [.04(4)(a)] Worker seen handling ready to eat (cheese, pastry, cooked beans)with bare hands… Read more »

8 years ago

What about Rosebud failing for like the 6th or 7th time in a row and having to close?

Who Cares
8 years ago

I think it’s great that WNA has the balls to print this stuff. Go, Caleb. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. If the restaurants can’t keep themselves clean maybe a little shame and loss of business from shining a light on them will do it

8 years ago

Atlantan Do you read/edit your posts? you sound like a full on retard.

Old Sout
8 years ago

Atlanta– where a failing DQ scores better than some of the cities best dining. This is more proof the people in “ATL” just don’t care about health scores.

8 years ago

I won’t fault WNA for publishing information that the public has a right to know, but I think it’s a shame that restaurants with exemplary scores aren’t making headlines.

It smacks of schadenfreude.

8 years ago

Why does the report for Pozole say, “Second U score in a row. Must close voluntarily”, yet according to the report their last score was a perfect 100???

Alexander Midtown
8 years ago

Who Cares,
You do. You took the time to post on this site regarding a post you act as though you don’t care about.

News is starting to come out less often while “other sites” are posting more. If we had some more updates, we wouldn’t have to debate these posts.

8 years ago

Reading through the forms it seems many comments are bureaucratic B.S. that seem more like the city is just trying to make business difficult for restaurants however there are a few that do seem serious food safety problems. That said, Rathbun is shocking and is that Mio Tuo place really Escorpion? It seems to be the right address.

8 years ago

After speaking with or hearing directly from people involved with some of the higher-profile places listed this month (if I had a blog, I would pound my chest and call it “investigative journalism”), you will notice that there is one particular inspector involved in each and she may have misinterpreted a number of regulations as well as conducted inspections at totally different times than what was listed on her forms.

Stay tuned.

8 years ago

Folks, all of this stuff is public record. The blog posting it is not even a matter for debate – I appreciate being made aware of the fact that a place with $30 entrees can’t manage to pass a basic city health inspection. You can bet that on announced re-inspection, Rathbun’s will get it straight. The big question is will they maintain the correct procedures for their next unannounced visit?

8 years ago

hewhocannotbenamed, in an ideal world no restaurant would fail a health inspection test. But they do, which is why when one fails it is news. Also, a restaurant shouldn’t be commended for simply adhering to guidelines required that keep it’s customers safe and healthy. Do you also expect a high 5 from your boss everyday, just for showing up to work?

And as for your big SAT word, I don’t think many people are taking pleasure in finding out these scores but rather are disgusted and questioning returning to those establishments.

8 years ago

@KB- I know of other cities who have news agencies that post ones that make 95 and higher as well as the failing ones. A score of 100 would be more like an operating room table, which doesn’t happen. To put it in comparison most home kitchens would fail health inspections. http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/health/2010-09-02-dirty-kitchens_N.htm Honestly I think it is more than 1 in 7 considering the data was extracted from surveys. And as for his use of schadenfreude – he’s referring to WhatNowAtlanta’s focus seems to be more on blogging which restaurants failed and what businesses are closing and/or opening in Atlanta… Read more »

8 years ago

Wisteria scored a 99 on their health score today. Totally in compliance with the health department.

8 years ago

@Tyler…most home kitchens aren’t responsible for the public’s safety. There have been some issues with the Fulton County Inspectors not being certified on the New Food Code; but still that shouldn’t cost a business more than a few points. You can always go to http://www.garestaurants.org/foodcode and they offer FREE (Doesn’t cost anything) Food Code Briefings, and you don’t have to be a GRA member to attend. I have personally been in a lot of kitchens in Atlanta, and there are quite a few where I wouldn’t eat. I used to run restos (back in the day) and I would have… Read more »

8 years ago

How many of you are restaurant operators? Clearly not the writer of this blog and or many of you who comment. Don’t expect anyone to report objectively or without bias, his point of view and choice of story is his decision.

8 years ago

“Wisteria scored a 99 on their health score today.”
This was a re-inspection. Anything less than 100 indicates that they don’t take food safely very seriously.

8 years ago

It seems that the “inspector” has an agenda. There is no way that ALL of these cornerstones are dangerous health violators. This practice makes it hard to take the scores seriously when everyone fails. Maybe the Health Dept should require their agents to serve/cook/prep at a restaurant as part of their education. Actually EVERYONE should be required to spend a little time BOH in a restaurant… It would really help.

8 years ago

I have owned restaurants in Atlanta and if you get below a 70 you need to close until you get re-inspected. I always get 95 or higher. I know the Health Dept. has gotten harder on restaurants in Atlanta in the past few years and should help new restaurants in every way not to fail, but if an owner does not train there management team who then must train there employees then some restaurants will fail. Its up to management and owners to train there staff every day on how to run a restaurant like clean as you go, doing… Read more »

8 years ago

Please was your hands after wiping your butt or dumping bodies in the chattahoochee.

Thank yew,
City of Atlanta

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