The pantry and food production kitchen of Old Homestead, the steakhouse at Caesars Palace, were shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District after routine inspections on Tuesday, May 23.
Both were shut down with imminent health hazards — a pest infestation and improper disposal of sewage or liquid waste.
The restaurant itself earned an A grade during the same inspection, as did the bar area.
All previous inspections of the pantry dating back to 2012 resulted in A grades. The food prep kitchen earned A and B grades since 2012.
UPDATE: SNHD returned to Old Homestead on Wednesday, May 24, and the restaurant earned A grades across the board.
The health district conducts unannounced inspections at least once a year. Inspections are posted online about five days after the inspection. The Southern Nevada Health District routinely shuts down restaurants that receive more than 40 demerits. Restaurants have the option of requesting a re-inspection before the next scheduled inspection.
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