|Based on||Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares|
|Developed by||Daniel Kay|
|Directed by||Brad Kreisberg (season 1–2)|
Jay Hunter (season 3–6)
Glenn Taylor (season 7)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||7|
|No. of episodes||92 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||58 minutes|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||September 19, 2007 –|
September 12, 2014
Kitchen Nightmares is an American reality television series formerly broadcast on the Fox network, in which chef Gordon Ramsay is invited by the owners to spend a week with a failing restaurant in an attempt to revive the business. Produced by ITV Studios America, it is based on the British show Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.
The show premiered September 19, 2007, on Fox. On June 23, 2014, Ramsay announced that he was ending the series; the final episode aired on September 12 that year. In June 2018, Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back, a new series with a premise much like Kitchen Nightmares but a shorter timeline, premiered on Fox. The show still hosts an active YouTube channel with over 5.4 million subscribers. The channel presents highlights from the show, and has also shown selected full episodes of the show.
In the UK, the series is broadcast under the name Kitchen Nightmares USA and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA on Channel 4, which also produced the original UK version. Reruns, along with the British series, are frequently shown on BBC America.
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||10||September 19, 2007||December 12, 2007|
|2||12||September 4, 2008||January 15, 2009|
|3||13||January 29, 2010||May 21, 2010|
|4||14||January 21, 2011||May 20, 2011|
|5||17||September 23, 2011||March 30, 2012|
|6||16||October 26, 2012||May 10, 2013|
|7||10||April 11, 2014||September 12, 2014|
Season 1 (2007)
|Restaurant||Location||Original air date|
|1||1||"Peter's"||Babylon, New York||September 19, 2007|
|Gordon travels to Babylon, New York to help a family owned Italian restaurant with no communication, subpar food and an arrogant owner who spends more money on his extravagant lifestyle than supporting the business.|
|2||2||"Dillon's"||New York, New York||September 26, 2007|
|Gordon travels to New York city to help a struggling Indian restaurant correct their substandard food, bad management practices and poor state of the kitchen and food storage. Note: the restaurant was renamed Purnima during production.|
|3||3||"The Mixing Bowl"||Bellmore, New York||October 3, 2007|
|Gordon travels to Bellmore, New York to help an American bistro revamp their dated food, mend a broken relationship between the husband and wife owners and stand out among other new eateries in the local area.|
|4||4||"Seascape"||Islip, New York||October 10, 2007|
|Gordon travels to Islip, New York to help breathe life back into a 45 year old seafood restaurant with a clueless owner at the helm, a lazy chef and decor that is stuck in the past.|
|5||5||"The Olde Stone Mill"||Tuckahoe, New York||October 17, 2007|
|Gordon travels to Tuckahoe, New York to try and save the Olde Stone Mill, a eatery with dated food, a defiant owner with no experience in the restaurant industry and a kitchen staff who have lost their passion.|
|6||6||"Sebastian's"||Toluca Lake, California||November 7, 2007|
|Gordon travels to Los Angeles to try to save Sebastian's, a pizzeria with an owner who thinks his confusing restaurant concept is pleasing the locals when it is actually turning them away.|
|7||7||"Finn McCool's"||Westhampton, New York||November 14, 2007|
|Gordon travels to Westhampton, New York to help save Finn McCool's, an Irish pub with surprisingly little Irish fare on the menu, a chef with hardly any experience and a pair of owners who could lose everything if the business fails.|
|8||8||"Lela's"||Pomona, California||November 21, 2007|
|Gordon travels to Pomona, California to help save an upscale looking restaurant with low quality food. He must guide the staff and kitchen team to get back on track before the owner is forced to close its doors.|
|9||9||"Campania"||Fair Lawn, New Jersey||November 28, 2007|
|Gordon heads to Fair Lawn, New Jersey to help Campania, an Italian restaurant where the staff treat the business like it is a frat house, joking around and drinking on the job while the kitchen serves up one bad dish after another. Gordon has to act quickly before the owner's attitude and staff behavior force the restaurant to shut down entirely.|
|10||10||"The Secret Garden"||Moorpark, California||December 12, 2007|
|Gordon travels to Moorpark, California where he meets an arrogant and deluded chef who thinks everything he does is perfect. Ramsay tries the subpar food and finds moldy produce in the walk-in freezer before trying to save the fancy French restaurant that is on its last legs.|
Season 2 (2008–09)
|Restaurant||Location||Original air date|
|11||1||"Revisited: Gordon Returns"||N/A||September 4, 2008|
|Gordon revisits Finn McCool's, The Olde Stone Mill, The Mixing Bowl, Dillon's, Campania and Peter's to see how their restaurants are faring after his first visits to their businesses.|
|12||2||"Handlebar"||Mount Sinai, New York||September 11, 2008|
|Gordon visists Mount Sinai, New York to help Handlebar, a dive bar and restaurant that is suffering from cliched, bland food, owners with no restaurant experience and a chef that needs motivation to show up and cook.|
|13||3||"Giuseppi's"||Macomb Township, Michigan||September 18, 2008|
|Gordon travels to Macomb Township, Michigan to help an Italian eatery whose bland food has turned away the locals. The atmosphere in the kitchen is chaotic and managed by a chef who has no clue what he is doing. Gordon has to implement changes swiftly before the owners and staff dig a hole their business cannot get out of.|
|14||4||"Trobiano's"||Great Neck, New York||September 25, 2008|
|Gordon travels to Great Neck, New York to help Trobiano's, an Italian restaurant who has been hindered by its boring menu, drab decor and a surplus of seniors, who take advantage of the restaurant's specials, which have ended up losing them money.|
|15||5||"Black Pearl"||New York, New York||September 25, 2008|
|Gordon travels to New York and meets three owners struggling to keep their Seafood restaurant afloat. After tasting subpar food and battling with David, an owner is denial, he has his work cut out for him, to save an eatery located in one of the most competitive restaurant cities in the country.|
|16||6||"J Willy's"||South Bend, Indiana||October 30, 2008|
|Gordon travels to South Bend, Indiana, to help breath life back into an American style restaurant J Willy's, where the standards have hit rock bottom. He's forced to battle with the owners and show them the way to properly run a kitchen after tasting disgusting food and seeing restaurant practices that make him question the passion the staff bring to the table.|
|17||7||"Hannah & Mason's"||Cranbury, New Jersey||November 6, 2008|
|Gordon travels to Cranbury, New Jersey where he finds a depressing American bistro and two chefs with no passion. After trying the disappointing food he holds nothing back to reignite the spark in both the chefs and the restaurant as a whole.|
|18||8||"Jack's Waterfront"||St. Clair Shores, Michigan||November 6, 2008|
|Gordon travels to St. Clair Shores, Michigan to help restore a lakeside seafood restaurant with a dysfunctional slew of owners and management. After trying frozen seafood despite being on the river, watching a manager drink and party with the guests even though he was on the job and discovering the unsafe storage of food, Gordon has to act quickly before it is too late.|
|19||9||"Sabatiello's"||Stamford, Connecticut||November 13, 2008|
|Gordon travels to Stamford, Connecticut where he finds a arrogant, pompous owner running a subpar Italian restaurant using day old, frozen ingredients. Gordon must change the food and get through to the stubborn owner quickly before he drags his restaurant down past the point of no return.|
|20||10||"Fiesta Sunrise"||West Nyack, New York||November 13, 2008|
|Gordon heads to West Nyack, New York to help save a Mexican restaurant with a confused manager at the helm. His step daughter and wife have invested heavily in the business and if Gordon can't turn the business around they both will lose everything.|
|21||11||"Santé La Brea"||Los Angeles, California||November 20, 2008|
|Gordon travels to Los Angeles, California to help save a health food restaurant that suffers from a micromanaging owner, underwhelming, stale food and a cluttered dining room. Gordon has to get through to the owner quickly before his compulsive behavior forces his business to shut down.|
|22||12||"Cafe 36"||La Grange, Illinois||January 15, 2009|
|Gordon heads to La Grange, Illinois to help save an upscale bistro from shutting for good. Gordon comes face to face with confusing, subpar dishes, an old fashioned dining area and a head chef that isn't concerned with the restaurant's success or the quality of the meals he is serving.|
Season 3 (2010)
|Restaurant||Location||Original air date|
|23||1||"Hot Potato Cafe"||Fishtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||January 29, 2010|
|Gordon heads to Fishtown, Philidelphia to help a potato themed restaurant after a scathing food critic review turned customers away and gave their business a bad reputation in the community. Gordon helps mix the menu and gives the dining rooms several updates.|
|24||2||"Flamangos"||Whitehouse Station, New Jersey||February 2, 2010|
|Gordon travels to Whitehouse Station, New Jersey to help save a Hawaiian themed restaurant that has an elderly owner tired out. The food is repulsive, the decor is ugly and the female owner is in complete denial and resistant to change. Note: the restaurant was renamed The Junction during production.|
|25||3||"Bazzini"||Ridgewood, New Jersey||February 5, 2010|
|Gordon travels to Ridgewood, New Jersey to help breath life back into an American-Italian bistro. The chef and owner has lost passion, the food is mediocre and the restaurant is closed for lunch, meaning lots of revenue is being missed.|
|26||4||"Mojito"||Brooklyn, New York||February 25, 2010|
|Gordon travels to Brooklyn, New York to help a Mexican restaurant get back on its feet. The owners, who were formerly married are constantly feuding, the food is disgusting and they have created a bad reputation in the community.|
|27||5||"Lido di Manhattan"||Manhattan Beach, California||March 4, 2010|
|Gordon travels to Manhattan Beach, California, an upscale eatery who has a young owner at the helm. The food is overpriced and not up to par, the kitchen is filthy and the owner does not take responsibility for her business and the mistakes her and her staff are making.|
|28||6||"Le Bistro"||Lighthouse Point, Florida||March 11, 2010|
|Gordon travels to Lighthouse Point, Florida to help restore a Bistro that is on its last legs. The chef is arrogant and rude to staff and customers, the food is overpriced for the area and they have turned away locals thanks to the long waits for food and the animosity between the owner and the clients.|
|29||7||"Casa Roma"||Lancaster, California||March 12, 2010|
|Gordon visits Lancaster, California to help a bar and Italian restaurant regain its former glory. The chef is lazy and in complete denial, the food is disgusting and takes long to arrive and the dining room and kitchen is a complete mess. Note: this episode was produced as part of season 2, but not aired until season 3.|
|30||8||"Mama Rita's"||Newbury Park, California||March 19, 2010|
|Gordon travels to Newbury Park, California to help a Mexican restaurant with an owner who thinks a catering business is the same as running a dine-in restaurant. The kitchen staff are not experienced with cooking fresh food, the freezers are jam packed with frozen products and the manager does not know what is wrong with the business even though it is crystal clear to Gordon.|
|31||9||"Anna Vincenzo's"||Boca Raton, Florida||March 26, 2010|
|Gordon heads to Boca Raton, Florida to help save an Italian restaurant with one of the most defensive, rude owners yet. The menu is huge and the quality and consistency is not up to par, the staff are fed up with being berated by the kitchen staff and customers are turned off by the owner's malicious personality.|
|32||10||"Revisited No. 2"||N/A||April 9, 2010|
|Gordon revisits Santé La Brea, Finn McCool's and Giuseppi's to see how their restaurants are faring after his first visits to their businesses.|
|33||11||"Fleming"||Miami, Florida||May 7, 2010|
|Gordon visits Miami, Florida to help save a Danish restaurant. The chef is lazy and has lost his passion for cooking Danish cusisine, the food is old fashioned and bland and the dining room is painted a hideous shade of pink. Gordon has to think fast or this long running restaurant might have to shut its doors for the last time.|
|34||12||"Sushi-Ko"||Thousand Oaks, California||May 14, 2010|
|Gordon heads to Thousand Oaks, California to help a failing Greek restaurant. The business is losing money each money and the husband and wife owners are on the brink of divorce with their daughter caught in the middle. Gordon needs to work quickly to help correct the food, decor and worker dynamic before the restaurant rips this family apart.|
|35||13||"Revisited No. 3"||N/A||May 21, 2010|
|Gordon revisits Handlebar, Casa Roma and The Black Pearl to see how their restaurants are faring after his first visits to their businesses.|
Season 4 (2011)
|Restaurant||Location||Original air date|
|36||1||"Spanish Pavilion"||Harrison, New Jersey||January 21, 2011|
|37||2||"Classic American"||West Babylon, New York||January 28, 2011|
|38||3||"PJ's Steakhouse"||Queens, New York||February 4, 2011|
|Restaurant was renamed PJ's Grill during production.|
|39||4||"Revisited No. 4"||N/A||February 11, 2011|
|Revisit to Mojito, The Junction (aka Flamangos) and Bazzini.|
|40||5||"Grasshopper Also"||Carlstadt, New Jersey||February 18, 2011|
|41||6||"Davide"||Boston, Massachusetts||February 25, 2011|
|42||7||"Down City"||Providence, Rhode Island||March 11, 2011|
|43||8||"Revisited No. 5"||N/A||March 18, 2011|
|Revisit to Le Bistro, Anna Vincenzo's and Lido di Manhattan.|
|44||9||"Tavolini"||Bridgeport, Connecticut||March 25, 2011|
|45||10||"Kingston Cafe"||Pasadena, California||April 15, 2011|
|46||11||"La Frite"||Sherman Oaks, California||April 29, 2011|
|47||12||"Capri"||Eagle Rock, California||May 6, 2011|
|48||13||"Zeke's"||Metairie, Louisiana||May 13, 2011|
|49||14||"Oceana"||New Orleans, Louisiana||May 20, 2011|
Season 5 (2011–12)
|Restaurant||Location||Original air date||US viewers|
|50||1||"Blackberry's"||Plainfield, New Jersey||September 23, 2011||2.65|
|51||2||"Leone's"||Montclair, New Jersey||September 30, 2011||2.85|
|52||3||"Mike & Nellie's"||Oakhurst, New Jersey||October 7, 2011||3.45|
|53||4||"Luigi's D'Italia"||Anaheim, California||October 14, 2011||3.38|
|54||5||"Revisited No. 6"||N/A||October 21, 2011||N/A|
|Revisit to Down City, Classic American and Davide.|
|55||6||"Burger Kitchen, Part 1"||Los Angeles, California||November 4, 2011||3.04|
|56||7||"Burger Kitchen, Part 2"||Los Angeles, California||November 11, 2011||2.99|
|57||8||"The Greek at the Harbor"||Ventura, California||November 18, 2011||3.75|
|58||9||"Michon's"||College Park, Georgia||January 13, 2012||2.89|
|59||10||"El Greco"||Austin, Texas||January 20, 2012||3.14|
|60||11||"Revisited No. 7"||N/A||January 27, 2012||N/A|
|Revisit to Spanish Pavilion, Kingston Cafe, Capri and La Frite.|
|61||12||"Park's Edge"||Atlanta, Georgia||February 3, 2012||3.08|
|62||13||"Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse"||Fremont, California||February 10, 2012||3.30|
|63||14||"Charlie's"||La Verne, California||February 17, 2012||3.31|
|64||15||"Cafe Hon"||Baltimore, Maryland||February 24, 2012||3.03|
|65||16||"Chiarella's"||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||March 23, 2012||3.02|
|66||17||"Zocalo"||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||March 30, 2012||3.05|
Season 6 (2012–13)
|Restaurant||Location||Original air date||US viewers|
|67||1||"La Galleria 33, Part 1"||Boston, Massachusetts||October 26, 2012||3.07|
|68||2||"La Galleria 33, Part 2"||Boston, Massachusetts||November 2, 2012||2.90|
|69||3||"Mama Maria's"||Brooklyn, New York||November 9, 2012||2.99|
|70||4||"Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine"||Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania||November 16, 2012||2.56|
|71||5||"Barefoot Bob's"||Hull, Massachusetts||December 7, 2012||2.84|
|72||6||"Revisited No. 8"||N/A||December 14, 2012||N/A|
|Revisit to Cafe Hon, Chiarella's and Leone's.|
|73||7||"Olde Hitching Post Restaurant & Tavern"||Hanson, Massachusetts||January 25, 2013||3.15|
|74||8||"Levanti's Italian Restaurant"||Beaver, Pennsylvania||February 1, 2013||2.43|
|Restaurant was renamed Levanti's American Bistro during production.|
|75||9||"Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room"||Monrovia, California||February 15, 2013||2.56|
|76||10||"Nino's Italian Restaurant"||Long Beach, California||February 22, 2013||2.42|
|77||11||"Mill Street Bistro, Part 1"||Norwalk, Ohio||March 1, 2013||N/A|
|78||12||"Mill Street Bistro, Part 2"||Norwalk, Ohio||March 8, 2013||N/A|
|79||13||"Yanni's"||Seattle, Washington||March 15, 2013||N/A|
|80||14||"Prohibition Grille"||Everett, Washington||April 26, 2013||N/A|
|Restaurant was renamed Prohibition Gastropub during production.|
|81||15||"Chappy's"||Nashville, Tennessee||May 3, 2013||N/A|
|82||16||"Amy's Baking Company"||Scottsdale, Arizona||May 10, 2013||N/A|
|Because of the level of conflict with the restaurant owners, Ramsay leaves the restaurant without finishing, a first (and the only instance) in Kitchen Nightmares' history.|
Season 7 (2014)
Season 7 was originally set to premiere on February 28, 2014, but was delayed until April 11, 2014.
|Restaurant||Location||Original air date||US viewers|
|83||1||"Return to Amy's Baking Company"||Scottsdale, Arizona||April 11, 2014||3.07|
|Ramsay himself does not return to Amy's Baking Company (instead presenting the episode from the set of Hell's Kitchen, which is a spoiler of the rearrangement of the kitchens), though a new, specially recorded interview with the owners is conducted by local reporter Ana Garcia.|
|84||2||"Pantaleone's"||Denver, Colorado||April 11, 2014||2.90|
|85||3||"Old Neighborhood"||Arvada, Colorado||April 18, 2014||2.99|
|86||4||"Kati Allo"||Queens, New York||April 18, 2014||2.56|
|87||5||"Mangia Mangia, Part 1"||Woodland Park, Colorado||April 25, 2014||2.84|
|88||6||"Mangia Mangia, Part 2"||Woodland Park, Colorado||April 25, 2014||3.15|
|89||7||"Zayna Flaming Grill, Part 1"||Redondo Beach, California||May 2, 2014||2.43|
|90||8||"Zayna Flaming Grill, Part 2"||Redondo Beach, California||May 2, 2014||2.56|
|91||9||"Bella Luna"||Easton, Pennsylvania||May 16, 2014||2.42|
|92||10||"Revisited No. 9"||N/A||September 12, 2014||1.82|
|Revisit to La Galleria 33, Olde Hitching Post and Prohibition Gastropub.|
In September 2007, a case was filed by Martin Hyde, the former general manager of Dillon's, against Ramsay for allegedly staging disasters and hiring actors to trick the viewing audience. The case was dismissed and went into arbitration.
Ginia Bellafante of the New York Times found Ramsay's teaching methods and high standards "undeniably hypnotic" and commented that "the thrill of watching Mr. Ramsay is in witnessing someone so at peace with his own arrogance." Doug Elfman of the Chicago Sun-Times said the show is "a very entertaining public service" that "will make you laugh, make you sick and make you think". Randy Cordova of the Arizona Republic found Ramsay "just as blustery and foul-mouthed here as he is on Hell's Kitchen. But he is also oddly endearing, mainly because he genuinely seems invested in the fate of each restaurant".
Critics have commented that Fox's adaptation of Kitchen Nightmares strayed from the strengths of the original Channel 4 series. Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune said, "Leave it to Fox to take something the Brits did pretty well and muck it up". She added, "Never mind the cooking; this edition of the show appears to be more interested in playing up the family dramas at the restaurants Ramsay visits". Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times commented, "Whereas the British Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares is fundamentally a food show—it has interesting things to show you about how a restaurant runs and a kitchen works, the wonders of local markets and what you can make from them if you're Gordon Ramsay or willing to follow his instructions—the Fox edition emphasizes mishap, argument and emotional breakdown almost to the exclusion of cuisine".
- Bar Rescue
- Hotel Hell
- Restaurant: Impossible
- Restaurant Makeover
- Restaurant Stakeout
- Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
- The company was formerly Granada America and was re-branded in 2011.
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- "Kitchen Nightmares Episodes on FOX". TV Guide. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
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