Grand Sichuan St. Mark's
Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 19-23 St. Mark's Place
Why It Received a "B":
1) Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
2) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
3) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
4) Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.
Why It Doesn't Matter: For many New Yorkers, eating directly on St. Mark's might seem "too touristy." Well, screw you. Don't let the Grand Sichuan's location, or rating, fool you. It's got the whole gamut of Chinese food, everything your heart could desire. We love any kind of soup dumpling, and Sichuan's don't disappoint.