A Dupont Circle diner is temporarily closed after a food safety and hygiene inspector reported it had a “heavy infestation of vermin” problem.
Luna Grill and Diner at 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW is closed until further notice following the D.C. Department of Health’s findings.
The grill is closed for “operating a food establishment with gross insanitary conditions that may endanger public health including but not limited to heavy infestation of vermin,” according to a DOH closure notice. It does not specify when Luna Grill will reopen or what must be done to meet DOH compliance.
A representative for the restaurant also couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
According to its Facebook page, Luna Grill was founded in 1996 and has been serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks in D.C. since. The restaurant has a second location in Arlington, VA.
Full DOH reports on restaurant closures are typically released within a few days of an inspection.
Photo via Facebook/Luna Grill and Diner DC