Published on March 10th, 2016 |1
Hal’s on Old Ivy steakhouse disputes unsatisfactory health report
“While we respect the job the health department has, we respectfully disagree with the results of the inspection,” reads a statement on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “There were multiple discrepancies in the report and we have since filed an appeal of the report.”
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health report, an inspector found so-called “slime” inside an ice machine, as well as food stored in the same ice that stores drinks, and there were flies in the kitchen.
The report also said the inspector found no paper towels or soap at several of the restaurant’s handwashing stations.
“Prior to this inspection we had never received or been given an unsatisfactory report,” the restaurant management said. “And the report just prior to this inspection we received a score of 100. Furthermore, the inspector came back on March 8 to inspect our upstairs kitchen and we received a score of 100.”
The Facebook statement says: “Over the past 25 years we have built one of the top restaurants in Atlanta and we could never have accomplished this without having great guests every night along with the knowledge of how to prepare and serve top quality food. We look forward to having the opportunity to rectify this situation so we can continue on as the best steakhouse in Atlanta.”
The read the actual Feb. 29 health report, click here.