All Kitchen Nightmares Updates

All Kitchen Nightmares

This page will have updated statistics of the restaurants that have appeared on the US version of Kitchen Nightmares.  This will be continually updated, so feel free to bookmark it and share it with others.

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There are relevant links to the restaurant updates from this site, as well as links to reasons why restaurants have closed and how well they are rated.

I have kept comments available on this page, so if you see anything I may have missed or have any updates regarding a restaurant status, feel free to leave a comment or contact us.


Running Total Of Episodes That Have Aired – 59 of 77 Restaurants Have Closed, 16 of 77 Restaurants Are Still Open, 2 of the 18 Have Moved, 2 Restaurants Sold


Season 7 (2014) – 2 of 6 Restaurants Open, 4 of 6 Restaurants Closed

Episode Restaurant City Status Comments
6 Bella Luna Ristorante
Easton, PA
Closed Closed just 3 1/2 months after Kitchen Nightmares filmed.  The landlord kicked them out. They claim they want to open elsewhere. More Detailed Update.
5 Zayna Flaming Grill
Redondo Beach, CA
Open Still open with very good reviews and a lot of them. Keeps an up to date Facebook. More Detailed Update.
4 Mangia Mangia
Woodland Park, CO
Closed Still open with mixed reviews as recent as 10/2014.  Brought some menu items back. Closed in November 2014 More Detailed Update.
3 Kati Allo
Flushing, NY
Closed Still open average to above average reviews, and have a lot of complements on the food. Closed in April 2014, shortly after their episode aired. More Detailed Update.
2 The Old Neighborhood Restaurant Arvada,  CO Closed Restaurant was for sale when the episode aired.  Stayed open for a bit, but closed in April 2016 – More Detailed Update.
1 Pantaleone’s Denver, CO Open Still open with above average reviews and people raving about the pizza. Owner says they are still struggling. More Detailed Update.

 



Season 6 (2012-2013) – 8 of 13 Restaurants Closed, 4 of 13 Restaurants Open, 1 Has Moved, 1 Restaurant Sold


Episode Restaurant City Status Comments
1 La Galleria 33 Boston, Massachusetts Closed Still open with above average reviews, although there are some 1-star reviews mixed in. Closed in November 2018.
2 Mama Maria’s Brooklyn, New York Open Still open with above average reviews. Keeps an up to date Facebook page.
3 Ms. Jean’s Southern Cuisine Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania Open- Moved The restaurant is still open with minimal reviews and the restaurant has moved locations. Restaurant has positive reviews but there are negative reviews about catering
4 Barefoot Bob’s Beach Grill Hull, Massachusetts Closed Still open with below average reviews as recent as 4/2016.  A lot of 1-star reviews. Keeps an up to date Facebook page.  Closed in late 2016 – Info on closure.
5 Olde Hitching Post Restaurant & Tavern Hanson, Massachusetts Open Still open with average reviews as recent as 2/2017.
6 Levanti’s Italian Restaurant – Renamed Levanti’s American Bistro Beaver, Pennsylvania Closed Closed in November 2013 (despite a lot of positive reviews) with the owner saying he was retiring and wanted to get out of the business.
7 Sam’s Mediterranean Kabob Room Monrovia, California Closed Closed in the summer of 2013 stating business never picked up after the show.
8 Nino’s Italian Restaurant Long Beach, California Closed Still open with average reviews as recent as 4/2016. Recent reviews are much better. Keeps an up to date Facebook page. Closed in August 2016 – Info on closing.
9 Mill Street Bistro Norwalk, Ohio Closed Mill Street Bistro was renamed to Maple City Tavern in December 2013.  There are a lot of complaints about the owner in local articles.   Restaurant closed in 2/2016 – More info on the closing.
10 Yanni’s Seattle, Washington Open Still open with above average reviews as recent as 1/2017. Reviews weren’t too bad before the makeover. Keeps an up to date Facebook page.
11 Prohibition Grille – Renamed Prohibition Gastropub Everett, Washington Sold Still open with average reviews as recent as 2/2017. A lot of 1-star reviews filtered out. Sold to new owners mid to late 2016 and is still open under the same name.
12 Chappy’s Nashville, Tennessee Closed The restaurant closed and was seized by the state of Tennessee in June 2013 due to unpaid taxes.  Owner did a lot of complaining about Kitchen nightmares saying it ruined his business.
13 Amy’s Baking Company Scottsdale, Arizona Closed Not enough words for this one.  This was the first restaurant that Gordon walked out on, and the story went viral after that. Amy and Samy responded to people on Facebook calling them names.  Pretty much all the reviews are people bashing Amy and Samy from the show and not actual diners.  They plan to sell the restaurant and will close if the sale goes through – More Information.  Amy’s Baking Company officially closed on 9/1/2015 – Info on closing.



Season 5 (2011-2012)- 9 of 14 Restaurants Closed, 5 of 14 Restaurants Open


Episode Restaurant City Status Comments
1 Blackberry’s Plainfield, New Jersey Closed Closed in March 2013 due to stagnant growth
2 Leone’s Montclair, New Jersey Open Still open with average reviews.
3 Mike & Nellie’s Oakhurst, New Jersey Closed Closed in January 2012 according to their Facebook page, which was just a few months after their episode aired.
4 Luigi’s D’Italia Anaheim, California Open Still open with average to above average reviews.  Better reviews as of late.
5 Burger Kitchen Los Angeles, California Closed Was under new ownership in late 2011 around when the episode aired, and closed in February 2012. Owner thought online reviews killed the restaurant. More detailed update.
6 The Greek at  the Harbor Ventura, California Open Still open with average to above average reviews.
7 Michon’s College Park, Georgia Closed The College Park location has closed, but they have a small location in Atlanta, GA, and are opening another location in St. Louis. UPDATE – Atlanta location now closed and St. Louis location never opened.
8 El Greco Austin, Texas Closed Closed in December 2011, about 5 months after filming. Closed before their episode aired.
9 Park’s Edge Atlanta, Georgia Closed Their lease ran out in November 2013 and they plan to reopen somewhere else, but have not done so. Apparently they may in Spring 2014
10 Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse Fremont, California Open Still open with average reviews, but there are a lot of reviews for the restaurant.  Some complaints about prices.
11 Charlie’s La Verne, California Closed Closed in July 2012 according to Yelp reviews
12 Cafe Hon Baltimore, Maryland Open Still open with average to below average reviews. Some of the recent ones are more positive. Keeps an up to date Facebook page
13 Chiarella’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Closed Still open with above average reviews as recent as 3/2015.  Closed in June 2015 – More info on the closure.
14 Zocalo Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Closed Closed around February 2013 and apparently had some unpaid tax issues.



Season 4 (2011) – 9 of 12 Restaurants Closed, 3 of 12 Restaurants Open


Episode Restaurant City Status Comments
1 Spanish Pavilion Harrison, New Jersey Open Still open with average reviews. Keeps an up to date Facebook page.
2 Classic American West Babylon, New York Closed Closed in August 2013 according to their Facebook page.
3 PJ’s Steakhouse – Renamed PJ’s Grill Queens, New York Closed Closed in May 2009 a few weeks after filming the episode, and was closed before the episode aired.
4 Grasshopper Also Carlstadt, New Jersey Closed Closed in October 2012, and a new restaurant is now in its location.
5 Davide Boston, Massachusetts Closed Was sold in November 2013, and eventually closed in January 2014
6 Down City Providence, Rhode Island Closed Closed in December 2011. Gordon’s changes weren’t liked by many old customers.
7 Tavolini Bridgeport, Connecticut Closed Closed in December 2010 just after Christmas. Was investigated by the Attorney General for selling gift cards right before closing. Owner said they closed due to medical reasons.
8 Kingston Cafe Pasadena, California Closed Still open with average reviews. Some complaints about service and price. Closed for a little, but reopened in Nov. 2013 with the same name. Closed in August 2018 – More info on closure.
9 La Frite Sherman Oaks, California Closed Still open with lots of reviews that are average to above average. Keeps an up to date Facebook page.  Sold in 2016, closed in Oct 2017 – More info on closure.
10 Capri Eagle Rock, California Open Still open with above average reviews.  Keeps an up to date Facebook page that has a cover photo of the twins and Gordon Ramsay
11 Zeke’s Metairie, Louisiana Closed Closed in October 2012, and a new restaurant is now in its location.
12 Oceana New Orleans, Louisiana Open Still open with a lot of reviews, many of which are above average. Keeps an up to date Facebook page.  More detailed update.



Season 3 (2010) – 9 of 11 Restaurants Closed, 2 of 11 Restaurants Open


Episode Restaurant City Status Comments
1 Hot Potato Cafe Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Closed Closed in August 2010 according to their Facebook page.
2 Flamangos – Renamed The Junction Whitehouse Station, New Jersey Closed Closed in April 2011
3 Bazzini Ridgewood, New Jersey Closed Owners claimed they only talked to Gordon Ramsay when it was on camera and that’s it.  Restaurant closed around June 2010
4 Mojito Brooklyn, New York Closed Still open with average reviews as recent as 4/2014. A lot of 1-star recent reviews. Keeps an up to date Facebook page. Closed in 3/2016 – More info on closing.
5 Lido di Manhattan Manhattan Beach, California Open Still open with above average reviews. One of the better rated restaurants from the show. Keeps an up to date Facebook page
6 Le Bistro Lighthouse Point, Florida Open Still open with above average reviews. One of the top rated restaurants for Lighthouse Point on Tripadvisor.
7 Casa Roma Lancaster, California Closed Still open with minimal reviews.  Changed names at one point, but it is back to Casa Roma now. Closed at the end of June 2017 – Info on closing.
8 Mama Rita’s Newbury Park, California Closed Closed in December 2010, but the owner Laura is still doing catering.
9 Anna Vincenzo’s Boca Raton, Florida Closed Closed in late 2010.  Gordon went back to visit in an episode in 2011
10 Fleming Miami, Florida Closed They went back to their original menu, and closed in October 2010
11 Sushi-Ko Thousand Oaks, California Closed Closed in August 2009, a few months after filming. Closed before the episode even aired.



Season 2 (2008-2009) – 11 of 11 Restaurants Closed, 0 of 11 Restaurants Open


Episode Restaurant City Status Comments
1 Handlebar Mount Sinai, New York Closed Closed in 2009, not long after the episode originally aired.
2 Giuseppi’s Macomb Township, Michigan Closed Closed in July 2009. Owners blamed the bad economy and the lack of liquor license, which they put out a lot of money for. They were happy with Kitchen Nightmares
3 Trobiano’s Great Neck, New York Closed The restaurant closed in October 2008 after it was seized for not paying taxes. This was not long after the episode aired.
4 Black Pearl New York, New York Closed The restaurant closed in September 2008 just days after the episode aired.
5 J Willy’s South Bend, Indiana Closed Owner was trying to sell the restaurant in October 2008, and ended up closing in February of 2009
6 Hannah & Mason’s Cranbury, New Jersey Closed The restaurant closed in February 2010 citing the bad economy and less customers
7 Jack’s Waterfront St. Clair Shores, Michigan Closed The restaurant was sold in 2009, and the new owners ended up closing in late 2010
8 Sabatiello’s Stamford, Connecticut Closed Closed in December 2008, and the owners opened another restaurant in Greenwich, CT, which also later closed.
9 Fiesta Sunrise West Nyack, New York Closed Closed in September 2008 before the episode even aired after failing to pay back taxes
10 Santé La Brea Los Angeles, California Closed Closed in June 2011 according to their Facebook page.
11 Cafe 36 La Grange, Illinois Closed Closed in April 2009, a few months after their episode originally aired.



Season 1 (2007) – 9 of 10 Restaurants Closed, 1 of 10 Restaurants Sold, 0 of 10 Restaurants Open



Episode Restaurant City Status Comments
1 Peter’s Babylon, New York Closed Had bad reviews after Gordon left, and closed in December 2008.
2 Dillon’s – Renamed Purnima New York, New York Closed Very dirty restaurant when Gordon visited. Owner tried to sue him to prevent show from airing. Closed in December 2009
3 The Mixing Bowl Bellmore, New York Closed Closed in January 2009. People think the manager was to blame
4 Seascape Islip, New York Closed Closed around October 2007(same month the episode aired)and a new restaurant has opened up in its place.
5 The Olde Stone Mill Tuckahoe, New York Sold Was sold to new owners in 2009. Restaurant still goes by the same name and has average to below average reviews.
6 Sebastian’s Toluca Lake, California Closed The restaurant closed in January 2008 when the owner moved back to Boston for family reasons
7 Finn McCool’s Westhampton, New York Closed Buddy sold the restaurant in 2009, and the restaurant ended up closing in March 2012
8 Lela’s Pomona, California Closed Lela’s closed by the time the episode aired on TV because the debts were too high.
9 Campania Fair Lawn, New Jersey Closed The restaurant was sold in 2010 by Joe and eventually closed in January 2011. Joe actually committed suicide just days after selling the restaurant
10 The Secret Garden Moorpark, California Closed Still open with average to above average reviews recent as 5/2015. Better reviews as of late. Keeps an up to date Facebook page. Closed in 11/2015 – Info on the closing.

 

Also if you watch Bar Rescue, visit Bar Rescue Updates for updates on that show.

See Food Network Gossip for Restaurant Impossible Updates and how many restaurants are Open vs. Closed.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Kitchen nightmares – where are they now?

The total number of running episodes that have been aired on TV is 77. Out of this, 59 of 77 restaurants have been closed or shut down, 16 of 77 Restaurants are still open, 2 of the 18 have Moved to some other country, 2 Restaurants Sold to some other vendors.

 

  1. Where to watch kitchen nightmares?

All episodes of Kitchen Nightmares can be streamed online from Fox.com, Youtube.com, channel four, and BBC America.

 

  1. How real are kitchen nightmares?

Kitchen Nightmares is a TV series that stars the infamous chef, Gordon Ramsay. The main idea of the series is the chef walking into any restaurant that is laid back with losses and is too delusional to listen to any advice on how to revamp their restaurant.  The drama present in the show, along with the level of absurdity it carries, makes you wonder if the show is real or not.

So the question remains, do producers of the show build up the tension?

Two owners said that the producers “seemed to create conflict where none existed.”

Ramsay’s temper is not always as fierce as it appears on television. Writer Lee Stranahan contacted a family from Long Island. Their New York restaurant, Finn McCool’s, was on Kitchen Nightmares in 2007. Stranahan reports that the restaurant owner “said Ramsay wasn’t confrontational, he was warm, a great teacher and a good man who responded when someone tried to bring their game up.”

Stranahan also records that the episode that aired included two fabrications. The producers edited the show to look like the chef walked out in anger and drove away, but in reality, the van presented on camera belonged to a plumber. Stranahan reports that a cook who supposedly dropped a chicken wing on the floor during the episode was hired only for the days of filming as per the producer’s suggestion. The producers also overbooked the dining room by some 100 guests on purpose.

Other visitors and guests of the show think that his behavior that you see on the show is 100% true and not doctored, especially for TV.

 

  1. Why did the kitchen nightmares end?

 

Kitchen Nightmares is a show that is genuinely different from everyday reality tv shows. It will always remain as the one show that everyone is obsessed with.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gordon Ramsay revealed why he decided to end the show.

He remarked, “I canceled my show on Fox, Kitchen Nightmares,” he then explained that he hit a breaking point with one of the restaurants on the show and realized he was done.

He told Entertainment Weekly, “I woke up in the middle of the south of France after filming a week with a British guy I wouldn’t trust to run my bath, let alone my restaurant.”

The show ended in the year 2014.

Gordon Ramsay took a break from Kitchen Nightmares and got back with a revamped show called 24 Hours to Hell and Back, which has been redesigned for its second season.

 

  1. What channel is kitchen nightmares on?

Kitchen Nightmares airs over large broadband of television networks. The original ones include Channel 4, BBC America, and the Fox Broadcasting company.

 

  1. Who pays for kitchen nightmares renovations?

The restaurant owner pays nothing, and Gordon Ramsay doesn’t pay for it out of his pocket, either. The production company that makes the show pays for the renovations of the damages. Co-executive producer Lindsay Kugler remarks that the mission is to help to participate and struggling restaurants get back on their feet. All of Gordon Ramsay’s advice to restaurant owners is provided for free of charge, and the restaurant renovations are paid for by the series itself.”

 

  1. How fake are kitchen nightmares?

The premise of the show is that Gordon Ramsay visits a declining restaurant, which asks for his expertise, and attempts to help them turn things around. He samples the food made, checks out the kitchen conditions, speaks to the staff, owners, and community, and tries to figure out what went wrong.

Ramsay’s temper is not always as fierce as it appears on television. Writer Lee Stranahan caught up with a family whose Long Island, New York restaurant, Finn McCool’s, was aired on Kitchen Nightmares in 2007. Stranahan reports that the restaurant owner, “said Ramsay wasn’t confrontational. He added that he was warm, a great teacher and a good man who responded when someone tried to bring their game up.” Stranahan also notes that the episode that aired included two fabrications.

The producers edited the show to look like the chef walked out and drove away, but in reality, the van shown on camera belonged to a plumber. Stranahan reports that a cook who dropped a chicken wing on the floor during the episode was hired only for the days of filming “at the producer’s suggestion.” The producers also purposefully overbooked the dining room by some 100 guests.

 

  1. How many seasons of kitchen nightmares?

Kitchen nightmares have been on the air for a total of 12 seasons in the UK, and up to 7 seasons in the USA, Fox all but buried the season seven, often airing two episodes back-to-back.

 

  1. Kitchen nightmares – which restaurants are still open?

Of the 77 restaurants that have been viewed on Gordon Ramsay’s hit show Kitchen Nightmares, only 18 are still open. This list is ranking those that have stayed alive for at least 3-5 years after Chef Ramsay left.

  • Pantaleone’s
  • Capri
  • La Galleria 33
  • Seascape
  • Spanish Pavilion
  • Oceana
  • Luigi’s D’Italia
  • Yanni’s
  • Mama Maria’s
  • Casa Roma
  • Café Hon
  • Zayna Flaming grill
  • Jeans southern cuisine
  • OLDE HITCHING POST RESTAURANT & TAVERN

 

  1. How does kitchen nightmares work?

After featuring many restaurants through the seven-season run of Kitchen Nightmares, from 2007-2014, Chef Gordon Ramsay has seen it all, from owners who are in over their heads to family issues, severe debt, rotten and moldy food, dated décor, and infestations.

The premise of the show is that he visits a dying and quite failing restaurant, which asks for his help, and attempts to help them turn things around. He samples the food, checks out the kitchen conditions, speaks to the staff, owners, and community, and tries to figure out what went wrong.

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