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Kitchen Nightmare Failures

As a Kitchen Nightmares addict, I always wonder how many of these restaurants that Gordon comes to end up failing after the show.  It looks like the show is great for giving tips and bringing in some new business for a short time after appearing but then the place either goes back to it’s old ways or the hype dies down and takes the business with it. Here’s a list of the episodes, the restaurants and their outcomes. Places in Bold are still active and operational.

Kitchen Nightmares: US Version

Season 1

E01 – Peter’s – Babylon, NY  **closed**
E02 – Dillon’s – New York, NY   **renamed Purnima, closed**
E03 – Mixing Bowl – Bellmore, NY   **closed**
E04 – Seascape – Islip, NY   **sold**  **closed**
E05 – Olde Stone Mill – Tuckahoe, NY **Sold**
E06 – Sebastian’s – Toluca Lake, CA  **closed**
E07 – Finn McCool’s – Westhampton, NY  **Sold**
E08 – Lela’s – Pomona, CA   **closed**
E09 – Campania – Fair Lawn, NJ  **sold, then closed** 3 years later
E10 – Secret Garden – Moorpark, CA

Season 2

 E01 – Handlebar – Mount Sinai, NY   **closed**
E02 – Giuseppe’s – Macomb Township, MI   **closed**
E03 – Trobiano’s – Great Neck, NY   **closed**
E04 – Black Pearl – New York, NY  **closed**
E05 – J Willy’s – South Bend, IN **closed**
E06 – Hannah & Mason’s – Cranbury, NJ   **closed**
E07 – Jack’s Waterfront – St. Clair Shores, MI   **closed**
E08 – Sabatiello’s – Stamford, CT   **closed**
E09 – Fiesta Sunrise – West Nyack, NY **closed**
E10 – Santé La Brea – Los Angeles, CA**closed**
E11 – Cafe 36 – La Grange, IL **closed**

Season 3

 E01 – Hot Potato Cafe – Philadelphia, PA   **closed**
E02 – Flamangos – Whitehouse Station, NJ   **renamed The Junction** **closed**
E03 – Bazzini – Ridgewood, NJ   **closed**
E04 – Mojito – Brooklyn, NY
E05 – Lido di Manhattan Beach – Manhattan Beach, CA
E06 – Le Bistro – Lighthouse Point, FL
E07 – Casa Roma – Lancaster, CA  **closed**
E08 – Mama Rita’s – Newbury Park, CA   **closed**
E09 – Anna Vincenzo’s – Boca Raton, FL  **closed**
E10 – Fleming – Miami, FL **closed**
E11 – Sushi-Ko – Thousand Oaks, CA   **closed**

Season 4

E01 – Spanish Pavillion – Harrison, NJ
E02 – Classic American – West Babylon, NY
E03 – PJ’s Steakhouse – Queens, NY   **closed**
E04 – Grasshopper Also – Carlstadt, NJ
E05 – Davide – Boston, MA
E06 – Down City – Providence, RI  **closed**
E07 – Cafe Tavolini – Bridgeport, CT **closed**
E08 – Kingston Cafe – Pasadena, CA
E09 – La Frite – Sherman Oaks, CA
E10 – Capri – Eagle Rock, CA
E11 – Zeke’s – Metairie, LA
E12 – Oceana – New Orleans, LA

Season 5

E01 – Blackberrys – Plainfield, NJ
E02 – Leone’s – Montclair, NJ
E03 – Mike & Nellies – Oakhurst, NJ **closed**
E04 – Luigi’s – Anaheim, CA
E05 & E06 – Burger Kitchen – Los Angeles, CA **closed**
E07 – The Greek at the Harbor – Ventura, CA
E08 – Michon’s – College Park, GA
E09 – El Greco – Austin, TX **closed**
E10 – Park’s Edge – Atlanta, GA
E11 – Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse – Fremont, CA
E12 – Charlie’s – La Verne, CA
E13 – Cafe Hon – Baltimore, MD
E14 – Chiarella’s – Philadelphia, PA
E15 – Zocalo – Philadelphia, PA

 

Kitchen Nightmares: United Kingdom Version

Season 1

E01 – Bonapartes Restaurant – Silsden, England   **closed**
E02 – The Glass House – Ambleside, England
E03 – The Walnut Tree Inn – Llandewi Skirrid, Wales   **closed**
E04 – Moore Place – Esher, England   **sold, now Esteem**

Season 2

E01 – La Lanterna – Letchworth, England   **closed**
E02 – D-Place – Chelmsford, England   **closed**
E03 – Momma Cherri’s Soul Food Shack – Brighton, England
E04 – La Riviera – Inverness, Scotland   **renamed to Abstract**

Season 3

E01 – Oscar’s – Nantwich, England   **sold**
E02 – The Sandgate Hotel – Sandgate, England   **sold**
E03 – Clubway 41 – Blackpool, England   **closed**
E04 – La Gondola – Derby, England   **sold**

Season 4

E01 – La Parra de Burriana – Nerja, Spain   **closed**
E02 – The Fenwick Arms – Claughton, England  **sold**
E03 – Rococo – King’s Lynn, England   **closed**
E04 – Morgans – Liverpool, England

Season 5

E01 – Ruby Tate’s – Brighton, England   **closed**
E02 – Piccolo Teatro – Paris, France   **closed**
E05 – The Priory – Haywards Heath, England  **closed**
E06 – The Fish and Anchor – Lampeter, Wales
E07 – Curry Lounge – Nottingham, England
E08 – The Granary – Titchfield, England   **closed**

Great British Nightmare

Season 1

E01 – The Dovecote Bistro – Devon, England
E02 – The Runaway Girl – Sheffield, England

2 thoughts on “Kitchen Nightmare Failures

  1. Seems like a lot of the restaurants are in such deep debt by the time Kitchen Nightmares gets there that there’s a slim chance of keeping their head above water even with decent business. Not to mention those restaurant owners that revert right back to their old ways of doing things after Gordon Ramsay leaves. I never understood that…if that way of doing things was sinking the business before why would they ever think going back to it would suddenly work?

  2. Thanks for that complete list. I liked the UK versions more because it was not censored and Gordon didn’t use a formula approach. I don’t know why these so-called chefs wouldn’t listen to a man who owns Michelin star restaurants.

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