Restaurant Inspections: 11 Breakfast and Lunch Spots in McLean, Tysons Corner
Patch publishes the latest round of health department restaurant inspection reports from restaurants in McLean and Tysons Corner.
In Virginia, restaurant inspection reports aren't quite as simple as getting a letter grade or an easy-to-see number rating to post in the front window.
That said, we all want to know how our favorite restaurants stack up on cleanliness and sanitation.
In Fairfax County, inspectors from the Virginia Department of Health grade restaurants based on critical and non-critical violations.
A "critical violation" is one that "poses a direct or immediate threat to the safety of the food being served." Non-critical violations are generally related to cleaning or maintenance.
"Ideally, an operation would have no critical violations, or none which are not corrected immediately and not repeated. In our experience, it is unrealistic to expect that a complex, full-service food operation can routinely avoid any violations," according to Virginia Department of Health's website.
The site continues: "Keep in mind that any inspection report is a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a restaurant could have fewer or more violations than noted in the report. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long term cleanliness of an establishment."
How this works: Click on the date or on 'see details here' to get the detailed report of inspection violations for each restaurant listed below. These are the most recent reports available for restaurants in the greater McLean and Tysons Corner areas.
American Center Café, 8330 Boone Boulevard, Feb. 12
2 critical violations, both corrected during inspection.
Boston Market, 1408 Chain Bridge Road, Feb. 12
1 critical violation corrected during inspection.
Dunkin’ Donuts, 8119 Watson St., Feb. 12
1 critical violation, 4 non-critical violations, 3 violations corrected during inspection.
Chipotle, 6707 Old Dominion Drive, Feb. 11
1 critical violation, 4 non-critical violations, 4 violations corrected during inspection.
Subway, 6216 Old Dominion Drive, Feb. 11
2 critical violations, 2 non-critical violations, 3 violations corrected during inspection.
Clyde’s of Tysons Corner, 8332 Leesburg Pike, Feb. 8
4 critical violations, 5 non-critical violations, 4 violations corrected during inspection.
Coastal Flats, 7860 Tysons Corner Center, Feb. 8
1 critical violation, 2 non-critical violations, all corrected during inspection.
Sweet Leaf Café, 1359 Chain Bridge Road, Feb. 7
2 critical, 2 non-critical, 2 violations corrected during inspection.
Subway, 7925 Jones Branch Drive, Feb. 7
0 critical violations, 2 non-critical violations, 1 violation corrected during inspection.
Café China, 6271-C Old Dominion Drive, Feb. 6
3 critical violations, 3 non-critical violations, 3 violations corrected during inspection.
Starbucks Coffee, 8520 Leesburg Pike, Feb. 6
1 critical violations.