Ritz Hotel Kitchen Second Dirtiest in Midtown, City Finds in the article - "According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH), the Ritz-Carlton has the 13th dirtiest kitchen in the city, getting hit with 77 violation points during a June 17 inspection. The hotel houses BLT restaurant and the Star Lounge. It was not clear on the DOH website if the kitchen supplies one or both of the eateries. The most recent inspection found six critical violations for sloppy and "unacceptable" conditions, including poorly refrigerated foods, evidence of flies, cross-contamination between cooked and raw meat, and poor hygiene among kitchen workers, the DOH website said." NYC DOH violation website link (search Ritz-Carlton).