Boston licensing officials ordered the Nusr-et steak place in Park Square shut less than a week after it opened, for violations of city and state Covid-19 and fire regulations.
Separately, an ISD health inspector cited the 100 Arlington St. restaurant for several violations - including opening without a health permit on Wednesday, although most had been fixed during a followup inspection the next day.
Nusr-et faces two hearings on Tuesday morning before the Boston Licensing Board.
One of the hearings is for a citation issued on Sept. 18 - the restaurant's first day - for violating a state order banning lines outside restaurants due to the risk queued people could spread Covid-19. Several Covid-19 complaints were filed with 311.
The second hearing is for a citation issued on Sept. 23 for having two blocked fire exits - just a block from the scene of the infamous Cocoanut Grove fire that to this day remains a major reason for Boston's vigilance over blocked fire exits.
The board's hearings start at 10 a.m.
Meanwhile, on Sept. 23, an ISD health inspector faulted the restaurant for several issues in addition to not obtaining a permit, including "evidence that the [person in charge] is not overseeing day to day operations to ensure establishment is operating in compliance with the food code."
Also, the inspector cited the restaurant because two refrigerators were too warm while the temperature inside two dishwashers was not set high enough. The refrigerator issue was deemed a "critical" problem, but the inspector noted that the chef was able to get somebody in to adjust the temperatures before the inspector left.
A follow-up inspection the next day showed all the problems had been fixed, except that the dishwashers remained set with their water temperatures too low.