St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment regularly inspects food service establishments throughout St. Charles County, except for within the limits of St. Peters.
Businesses are inspected one to four times a year or after public complaints. "Lower-risk" places, like gas-stations that serve pre-packaged foods, are inspected less often than "higher-risk" places, like a restaurant, said Doug Bolnick, spokesman for the health department.
The establishments begin with a score of 100 and points are deducted based on the severity of problems observed. According to the department's website, a low score does not mean the restaurant was unsafe on the day of the inspection.
"A place could have just one deficiency that garners a relatively 'high' score out of 100, but that the problem is so critical, it forces immediate action – while another may have two or three non-critical deficiencies that would give that provider a lower total score," said Bolnick.
Below, see the inspection scores for restaurants in the Lake Saint Louis-New Melle-Dardenne Prairie area for November and December of 2012. To look up other scores, visit the health department's Food Inspection page.
Scores for Lake Saint Louis restaurants and food-service establishments:
- Subway (Lake Saint Louis Boulevard), score 93
- El Maguey (Lake Saint Louis Boulevard), score 95
- SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, score 100
- Gas N Shop, score 96
- Great Wall, score 98
Scores for New Melle restaurants
- Seven Stones Wine Garden, score 100
- Fireside Bar and Grill, score 96
- Liz's Bar and Grill, score 100
Scores for Dardenne Prairie restaurants and food-service establishments:
- Barathaven Alzheimer's Special Care, score 100
- Happy China, score 98
- Red Robin, score 100