About


We provide the most recent and accurate restaurant inspections from the New York City Department of Health.

Grade Spotter is a full-featured restaurant inspection guide for your iPhone. Whether it’s a five-star restaurant or a hole-in-the-wall secret, each New York City restaurant must adhere to a standard of rules and regulations when dealing with food. With over 24,000 restaurants in the city one must question a restaurant’s sanitary principles at one point or another. Separate from taste and appearance, what food actually deserves an A and what food should be thrown in the garbage? Grade Spotter provides the NYC Health Department Restaurant Inspection Grades in a one-stop, user-friendly format and helps you make an informed decision on where to go.

  • Access to over 24,000 restaurants grades
  • See what restaurants and grades are nearby
  • Search to quickly find your favorite restaurants
  • Most beautiful, well crafted, and usable restaurant inspection app on the market
  • Quickly access Yelp from the restaurant inspection page to see how the public has rated it

Launched in April 2012, Grade Spotter is headquartered in New York City and was founded by Kennedy and Richard Owens. Currently available in the US

This revolutionized way of eating all started when Grade Spotter founders, Christopher Kennedy and Rich Owens, went to their favorite lunch spot one afternoon to only to find it had a "Grade Pending" sign on its window. Kennedy was perplexed to find that Grand Sichuan had health code violations because according to his taste buds, it had the best General Tso’s chicken in town. After a few weeks upon initially asking themselves why, they decided to investigate. Kennedy and Owens soon realized that their favorite lunch spot had betrayed them with its dirty habits. Notes such as "Live roaches present in facility’s food" and "No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment," were only a few things that were on the long list of hygiene faux pas. Shortly after this discovery, Kennedy and Owens took it upon themselves to make sure that the rest of New York City would not be duped. Grade Spotter helps you read between the grades and choose the best food — clean food.