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Kitchen Nightmares Open or Closed

Kitchen Nightmares Open or Closed

Watch Kitchen Nightmares and want to see the full episode list? On each post you will find a Kitchen Nightmares recaps, updates and information on each restaurant that Chef Gordon Ramsay attempted to turn around.  You will find out which Kitchen Nightmares are closed and which are still open on the ultimate Kitchen Nightmares Open or Closed Blog.

Kitchen Nightmares Closure & Success Rates

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Overall, the Kitchen Nightmares Closure Rate stands at 72/105 or 69% 

and the Kitchen Nightmares Open Rate is 33/105 or 31% 

Has Gordon Ramsay Ever Liked The Food on Kitchen Nightmares?

The Worst Kitchens on Kitchen Nightmares

Watch Kitchen Nightmares episodes

Costa Del Nightmares

4 episodes 
Aired : September - October 2014
Closure Rate: 50%

Costa Del Nightmares - Quelcuttis Tapas - CLOSED

Costa Del Nightmares - La Granada Divino - CLOSED
Costa Del Nightmares - Le Deck - OPEN
Costa Del Nightmares - Mayfair / Jacks Chicken Shack - OPEN

Kitchen Nightmares Season 7

10 Episodes
Aired: April 2014 - September 2014
Closure Rate: 67% 

US Season 7 - Bella Luna - CLOSED 
US Season 7 - Zayna Flaming Grill - OPEN
US Season 7 - Mangia Mangia - CLOSED
US Season 7 - Kati Allo - CLOSED 
US Season 7 - Old Neighborhood Restaurant - CLOSED
US Season 7 - Pantaleone's - OPEN 

Kitchen Nightmares Season 6

16 episodes
Aired: October 2012 - May 2013
Closure Rate: 38%

US Season 6 - Amy's Baking Company - CLOSED

US Season 6 - Chappy's - CLOSED 
US Season 6 - Prohibition Grille - OPEN
US Season 6 - Yanni's Greek Restaurant - OPEN
US Season 6 - Mill Street Bistro - CLOSED
US Season 6 - Nino's Italian Restaurant - OPEN
US Season 6 - Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room - CLOSED
US Season 6 - Levanti's American Bistro - CLOSED
US Season 6 - Olde Hitching Post - OPEN 
US Season 6 - Ms Jean's Southern Cuisine - OPEN
US Season 6 - Mama Maria's - OPEN
US Season 6 - Barefoot Bobs - OPEN
US Season 6 - La Galleria 33 Part 1 & 2 - OPEN

Kitchen Nightmares Season 5

17 episodes
Aired: September 2011 - March 2012
Closure Rate: 57%

US Season 5 - Spin A Yarn Steakhouse - OPEN

US Season 5 - Charlie's Italian Bistro - CLOSED
US Season 5 - Cafe Hon - OPEN
US Season 5 - Park's Edge - OPEN
US Season 5 - Chiarella's Ristorante - CLOSED
US Season 5 - El Greco - CLOSED
US Season 5 - Michon's - CLOSED
US Season 5 - Zocalo - CLOSED
US Season 5 - The Greek at the Harbor - OPEN
US Season 5 - Burger Kitchen Parts 1 & 2 - CLOSED
US Season 5 - Luigi's D' Italia - OPEN
US Season 5 - Mike and Nellie's - CLOSED
US Season 5 - Leone's - OPEN
US Season 5 - Blackberry's  - CLOSED

Kitchen Nightmares Season 4

14 episodes
Aired: January 2011 to May 2011
Closure Rate: 58%

US Season 4 - Oceana - OPEN
US Season 4 - Zeke's - CLOSED
US Season 4 - Capri - OPEN
US Season 4 - Kingston Cafe - OPEN
US Season 4 - Cafe Tavolini - CLOSED
US Season 4 - Downcity - CLOSED
US Season 4 - Davide - CLOSED
US Season 4 - Grasshopper Also - CLOSED
US Season 4 - PJ's Steakhouse - CLOSED
US Season 4 - Classic American - CLOSED
US Season 4 - Spanish Pavillion - OPEN
US Season 4 - La Frite - OPEN

Kitchen Nightmares Season 3

13 episodes
Aired: January 2010 - May 2010
Closure Rate: 82%

US Season 3 - Sushi Ko - CLOSED

US Season 3 - Fleming - CLOSED
US Season 3 - Anna Vincenzo's - CLOSED
US Season 3 - Mama Rita's - CLOSED
US Season 3 - Casa Roma - RENAMED
US Season 3 - Le Bistro - OPEN
US Season 3 - Lido di Manhattan - OPEN
US Season 3 - Mojito - CLOSED
US Season 3 - Bazzini - CLOSED
US Season 3 - Flamangos The Junction - CLOSED
US Season 3 - Hot Potato Cafe - CLOSED

Kitchen Nightmares Season 2

12 episodes
Aired: September 2008 to January 2009
Closure Rate: 100%

US Season 2 - Cafe 36 - CLOSED

US Season 2 - Santé La Brea - CLOSED
US Season 2 - Fiesta Sunrise - CLOSED
US Season 2 - Sabatiello's - CLOSED
US Season 2 - Jack's Waterfront - CLOSED
US Season 2 - Hannah & Mason's - CLOSED
US Season 2 - J Willy's - CLOSED
US Season 2 - Black Pearl - CLOSED
US Season 2 - Trobiano's - CLOSED
US Season 2 - Giuseppi's - CLOSED
US Season 2 - Handlebar - CLOSED

Kitchen Nightmares Season 1

10 episodes
Aired: September 2007 - December 2007
Closure Rate: 90%

US Season 1 - The Secret Garden - CLOSED
US Season 1 - Campania - CLOSED
US Season 1 - Lelas - CLOSED
US Season 1 - Finn McCool's - CLOSED
US Season 1 - Sebastians - CLOSED
US Season 1 - The Olde Stone Mill - OPEN
US Season 1 - Seascape - CLOSED
US Season 1 - The Mixing Bowl - CLOSED
US Season 1 - Dillons (Purnima) - CLOSED
US Season 1 - Peters - CLOSED

Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares UK

Aired: April 2004 - January 2009
24 episodes
Closure Rate: 71%

UK Great British Nightmare - The Dovecote Bistro (Martins Bistro) - OPEN

UK Great British Nightmare - Runaway Girl (Silversmiths) - OPEN

UK Season 5 - The Granary - CLOSED

UK Season 5 - The Curry Lounge - OPEN
UK Season 5 - The Fish and Anchor - CLOSED
UK Season 5 - The Priory - CLOSED
UK Season 5 - Piccolo Teatro - CLOSED
UK Season 5 - Ruby Tates Loves Fish Restaurant - CLOSED

UK Season 4 - Rococo Maggies - CLOSED

UK Season 4 - Morgans - CLOSED
UK Season 4 - The Fenwick Arms - OPEN with new owners
UK Season 4 - La Parra de Burriana - CLOSED

UK Season 3 - La Gondola - CLOSED

UK Season 3 - Clubway 41 (Jacksons) - CLOSED
UK Season 3 - The Sandgate Hotel - OPEN with new owners
UK Season 3 - Oscars - CLOSED

UK Season 2 - La Riviera - OPEN renamed Abstract

UK Season 2 - Momma Cherri's Soul Food Shack - CLOSED
UK Season 2 - D-Place - CLOSED
UK Season 2 - La Lanterna - CLOSED

UK Season 1 - Moore Place - CLOSED

UK Season 1 - The Walnut Tree Inn - OPEN with new owners
UK Season 1 - The Glass House - CLOSED
UK Season 1 - Bonapartes - CLOSED

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Hotel Hell Open or Closed

A list of all the Hotels featured on Hotel Hell and whether they are open or closed with further information on the establishments featured. There are links for extra reading and links to review sites for real customer opinions. Each season of Hotel Hell updates are split below with air dates and closure rates, separated by season and as an overall figure. Click the below links to see where the hotels are now.

Hotel Hell

Aired: August 2012 -
Closure Rate (Overall) - 17%

Hotel Hell Season 3

Aired: May 2016 -
Closure Rate: 0%

Anglers Lodge - OPEN
Vienna Inn - OPEN
Town's Inn - OPEN
Lakeview Hotel - OPEN
Brick Hotel - OPEN
Beachfront Inn & Inlet - OPEN

Hotel Hell Season 2

Aired: July to September 2014
Closure Rate: 0%

Murphys Hotel - OPEN
Curtis House Inn - OPEN 

Four Seasons Inn - RENAMED - Laylas Riverside Lodge
Calumet Inn - OPEN

Hotel Chester - OPEN
Applegate River Lodge - OPEN
Monticello Hotel - OPEN
Meson De Mesilla - OPEN

Hotel Hell Season 1

Aired:  August to September 2012
Closure Rate: 60%

Juniper Hill Inn - CLOSED

Cambridge Hotel - CLOSED 
Keating Hotel - OPEN
River Rock Inn - CLOSED 
Roosevelt Inn - OPEN

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Restaurant Impossible Open or Closed

Restaurant Impossible Open or Closed

A list of all Restaurant Impossible episodes and whether the Restaurant Impossible restaurants are open or closed. Here you will find Restaurant Impossible updates and up to date information and what happened next after Robert left the restaurants featured on the popular Food Network show.  Each season is listed separately with more information including the air dates and closure rate. Click on the links below to read more about the restaurants. 

Restaurant Impossible Season 1

7 Episodes
Aired: January to March 2011
Closure Rate: 43%**

Villari's - CLOSED
Mainelli's - CLOSED
Rascal's BBQ & Crab House - CLOSED
Salt Works II - CLOSED
Meglio's - CLOSED
Secret Garden Cafe - OPEN
Flood Tide Restaurant - CLOSED

Restaurant Impossible Season 2

18 Episodes
Aired: July 2011 to January 2012
Closure Rate: 61%**

Dodge City - OPEN
La Stanza - CLOSED
Sweet Tea - CLOSED
County Fare - CLOSED
Snooty Fox - CLOSED
Pastori's - CLOSED
Scrimmages - CLOSED
Mamma D's - CLOSED
Off Street Cafe - OPEN
The Trails Eatery - OPEN
Cap’n And The Cowboy - CLOSED
The Mad Cactus - CLOSED
McShane's - CLOSED
Coffee's Boilin' Pot - CLOSED
St James Soup Kitchen - OPEN
Wild Cat Cafe - OPEN
Sullivan's Grill - CLOSED
Hoffman's Bistro and Patisserie - OPEN

Restaurant Impossible Season 3

13 Episodes
Aired: February to June 2012
Closure Rate: 62%

Moss' Prime Rib & Spaghetti House - CLOSED

The Chatterbox Windham - CLOSED
Anna Maria's Restaurant - CLOSED
Del's Restaurant - OPEN
Woody's Tupelo Steakhouse - OPEN
Valley View - CLOSED
Pelican Grill - OPEN
Mama Lee's Soul Food Restaurant - CLOSED
Pappas Restaurant - CLOSED
Ristorante Barolo - CLOSED
University Grill - CLOSED
Pollard's Bar-B-Que - OPEN
Horton's Kids - OPEN

Restaurant Impossible Season 4

13 Episodes
Aired: July to October 2012
Closure Rate: 69%**

Longbranch Steak and Seafood - CLOSED
The Main Dish - CLOSED
Zandi's Grill - CLOSED
Italian Village - CLOSED
Stella's Italian Restaurant - CLOSED
Gusanoz Mexican Restaurant - OPEN
Frankie's - OPEN
Paliani's Restaurant - CLOSED
Michele's - CLOSED
Maple Tree Cafe - CLOSED
Whistle Stop - CLOSED
Valley Inn - OPEN
Oleander Bar and Grill - CLOSED

Restaurant Impossible Season 5

13 Episodes
Aired: November 2012 to March 2013

Poco's on the Boulevard - CLOSED

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Hell's Kitchen Contestants

Hell's Kitchen features Gordon Ramsay as Head Chef alongside two sous chefs to support the contestants, each week there will be a number of challenges to test the culinary skills of the contestants, who are all competing for a prize of their own restaurant or the option of working  alongside top chefs including Gordon. 

Hell's Kitchen Season 1

Andrew Bonito

Jessica Cabo
Jimmy Casey
Mary Ellen Daniels
Jeffery Dewberry
Jeff LaPoff
Wendy Liu
Chris North
Ralph Pagano
Elsie Ramos

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Has Gordon Ramsay Ever Liked The Food on Kitchen Nightmares?

We've all enjoyed watching Gordon Ramsay bravely sampling the food on Kitchen Nightmares, he's loved some dishes but mostly he's hated the food he's been served, he's prayed to the food poisoning God's to survive, he's spat the food out and even vomited on occasion. I'm always asked whether Gordon has ever liked any of the food he samples on Kitchen Nightmares so for your reading pleasure is a summary of Gordon's opinions on the food, with some of his famous zingers! It's not often that Gordon likes the food but there are some dishes he has liked and even loved! 

The Mixing Bowl - Liked the crab cakes -  Gordon orders the "award winning" Maryland crab cakes, a zuchini pancake and seared Atlantic salmon. The crab cakes were unexpectedly fresh, good but not award winning and the zuchini pancakes were stodgy, bland and thick - like a "mouthful of glue". The seared salmon was bland and the sauce was heavy, soggy and vinegary with "garlic everywhere". Note: Contrary to what Mike said, there was in fact garlic on the string beans and no shallots, at all.

Handlebar - Liked the chowder - Gordon orders the soup of the day, New England clam chowder, the seafood crepe and the filet mignon fondue. The chowder was "nicely seasoned, very tasty and perfect for a winter's day". The seafood crepes are rubbery, the scallops were firm, the prawns overcooked and the crab meat is plastic, imitation crab meat - Gordon brands it a "seafood crap". The filet fondue was rancid, pointless and a joke. Note: Throwing salt over your left shoulder will not protect you from food poisoning, it will make a grown woman sob however. 

Bazzini - Liked the dessert - Gordon doesn't order from a menu, he allows Paul to choose his best dishes for him. He is served a number of dishes. The fettuccine is cold and bland and the chicken Milanese is like an elephants foot, it is hard, dry and a mess. The risotto is stuck to the plate and doesn't even move, it tastes of mush and is absolutely disgusting. The almond crusted tilapia is served with a boob of rice and the tilapia is greasy and bland. Gordon orders a slice of two of Sharyn's desserts, the cheesecake and carrot cake. Gordon loves the desserts, he brands the carrot cake delicious and even asks for the recipe.

Sante Le Brea - Gordon did not like the food, Tubs enjoyed the turkey patty - Gordon orders the turkey patty melt, Moga Dufu and blackened salmon. The turkey patty melt does not look healthy, it's dry and disgusting but Tubs the dog loved the turkey patty, even having seconds. The moga dufu is a joke, the rice is cooked to hell and overall, it's shocking. The blackened salmon is very blackened, disgusting and dry, it taste's too fishy as if not properly stored. 

Davide - Did not like the initial food - Gordon orders the eggplant involtini di melanzane, table side Caesar salad, lobster ravioli and rack of lamb. The Caesar salad takes 8 minutes, the salad has just been washed so the dressing runs off the salad. The eggplant is soggy, spongy and under cooked, it was cooked 3 weeks ago. The ravioli is filled with goo, nasty and is store bought. The rack of lamb has a burnt crust, the garlic is bitter and Gordon can't taste the lamb. However, later in the episode, when Frank is asked to cook Gordon a dish, he cooks a dish that Gordon brands as delicious. 

Peter's - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the crab cake and lobster ravioli. The crab cake has a terrible looking salad with rotten bits and the crab cake itself is cold in the middle, "gross" and isn't fresh crab. The lobster ravioli is covered in parsley and the lobster is "baby food inside gunk". Note: Gordon's comments on the over garnishing of parsley causes a nuclear fallout in the kitchen before he had even set down his fork.

Dillon's - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the assorted vegetable appetisers , lamb biriani and beef bhuna from the Indian menu and the salmon nicoise from the american menu. The vegetable appetiser looks like a "dehydrated turd" and he discovers there is meat inside. The dry beef bhuna turns out to be lamb and the lamb biriani is garnished with a rotten tomato rose. The salmon nicoise looks like a doormat and he refuses to eat it, insisting the manager eats it. He tells the owner to tell the chef "in a very nice way that his food is sh*t". Note: Dillon's meals come with a dirty plate and winged dining companions.

Seascape - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the crab cakes, pesto lobster ravioli and Atlantic salmon, blackened. The crab cakes have "parsley everywhere", fall apart, taste frozen and "they've got it wrong on the menu, it's not a crab cake, it's a crap cake. Because I feel if I eat any more I'll be crapping for the next 105 years." The pesto lobster ravioli is soggy with a strange taste inside. The Cajun salmon is served with pesto which has separated and curdled and "looks like an oil slick". The salmon itself is solid and dry. Note: Gordon's "whisper" to the server of "there's a really bad smell in here" and her ever so casual response of "it's sewage". RUN FOR THE DOOR GORDON!

The Olde Stone Mill - Did not like the food -  Gordon orders the crab cake, shrimp, chopped salad, risotto and tilapia en papillote. The crab cake tastes really strange with a sour mayonnaise taste, the shrimp is a first (no elaboration) and the chopped salad looks like it's been squashed in an ice cream cone and laughs when the funnel is bought out, he begs the cameraman to "please don't make me eat any more of this sh*t". The tilapia looks like someone's had "a sh*t in the bag and stuck it in the oven"/"it had come out of a babies diaper" and the taste is pretty gross whereas the risotto sticks to the top of your mouth. Gordon concludes that his 8 year old daughter could cook better. Note: Waitress Jean likes blonde men and don't chew gum when serving Gordon, he disapproves. 

Sebastian's - Did not like the foodGordon orders calamari, New York strip and he lets Sebastian choose a pizza for him. The calamari are frozen and lead to Gordon asking the waitress for a sick bag. The House Special "Popeye Pizza" has a soggy base and he questions the freshness of the dough, later confirmed by Sebastian as flash frozen. The New York Strip "looks like a can of dog food, what an embarrassment to a New York strip steak". Note: Nobel Prize in literature for anyone who can understand Sebastian's menu. 

Finn McCool's - Did not like the foodGordon orders the spring roll, salmon and a shepherds pie. The spring roll is bizarre looking and Gordon says the customers who like them must be drunk. The salmon has a balsamic reduction drizzle, "the sign of an insecure Chef" and is horrible and doesn't taste of salmon at all. The shepherds pie is "a big ball of grease", is disgusting and Gordon rushes to the toilet and we hear retching, potential vomit situation.  Note: It is unclear whether Brian put balsamic vinegar on the shepherds pie, although his mischievous grin suggests he may have...

Lela's - Did not like the food - Gordon orders a bowl of the soup of the day, chicken nachos and rack of lamb with a chocolate mint sauce, he tries to order shrimp nachos, shrimp cocktail and salmon but they don't have it. The soup tasted like it was canned and questions why a chef can't make something as simple as a tomato soup. The nachos weren't made fresh in the morning, they were made yesterday. Gordon asks where the lamb is before refusing to eat it after discovering it it frozen. He asks for a fresh dessert but an argument breaks out when the brownies have all been eaten. Note: Chivas is a whiskey brand, not to be confused with chives. Diamonds on my Fish failed to chart on the Billboard 100. 

Campania - Did not like the food -
Gordon orders the tortellini soup, ravioli and the pistachio and cranberry coated breast of chicken. The soup was bland, tasteless with bought in tortellini. There is too much garlic in the sauce for the ravioli and the chicken "looks like a bison's tongue" and is dry and overcooked. 

The Secret Garden - Did not like the food -  Gordon orders the strawberry and garlic shrimp salad and steak.  The shrimp salad is disgusting, the prawns are stone cold and undercooked. The steak was "tough as old boots" and the carrots raw, "fine if you're a rabbit" and the shoe string potatoes were a deep fat fried mess on top.

Giuseppi's - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the eggplant rollantini, potato skins and octopus salad. The octopus is like rubber and "a mouthful of hubba bubba." The potato skins had hideous, plastic cheese on them. The eggplant rollantini was bland, milky, spongy and piping hot, as if microwaved. 

Trobiano's - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the early bird special, the eggplant tower, the chicken wrapped shrimp and the "2 for 1" salmon with spaghetti. The egg plant tower is ghastly, stone cold and tasteless. The chicken wrapped shrimp confuses Gordon and the shrimp is rock hard. The salmon is "dry and absolutely hideous". 

Black Pearl - Did not like the food - Gordon orders a bowl of chowder, mussels Bangkok, mac and cheese lobster and all three lobster rolls (Maine, Connecticut, New York City). The chowder is watery, the mussels Bangkok will burn your mouth off and the lobster mac and cheese is chewy and rich.  The Connecticut roll is horrible, soaking wet and like eating a wet diaper, the Maine is not seasoned and bland and he doesn't even taste the New York City roll. 

J Willy's - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the loaded potato pizza, famous ribs and the pulled pork cheese boat. The pizza is the strangest pizza Gordon has ever seen, even stranger is that it is filled with ranch dressing aka wallpaper paste. The ribs are coated in a generic sauce that destroys the flavour and have not been trimmed, Gordon gets a mouthful of fat, grease and cartilage. The pulled pork sandwich is covered in an processed "glue" cheese, it's ghastly, sweet, tastes of nothing and "pulled straight outta the bin". Note: Saving a holy man from a terrible pulled pork sandwich does not guarantee entry to Heaven. 

Hannah and Mason's - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the baked onion soup,  quiche and lamb lollipops. The onion soup is zero out of ten for presentation, greasy and caked with cheese and bread. The soup is tasteless and tastes like "the dregs from the dishwasher." The lamb is undercooked, cold in the middle and hideous and the sauce is extremely sweet like a caramel. The quiche has collapsed as if it's been left out of the fridge and the salad is old. 

Jack's Waterfront - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the krab omelette, honey pecan salmon and fish and chips. The omelette was rubber and tasteless and was going straight in the trash. The fish and chips was rubbery, Gordon says "it's almost like you've got a breaded condom in your mouth." The honey pecan salmon was absolutely disgusting and overly sweet, Gordon brands it one of the worst salmon dishes he has ever eaten.

Sabatiello's - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the wedding soup (soup of the day), lasagne and the New York Strip. The soup was hideous, bland, a mish mash of vegetables boiled to death with grey, anaemic meatballs. He says he'd rather get divorced and then discovers it is yesterday's soup. The lasagne looks like it's been dropped, tastes hideous, synthetic and is not home made. The steak is tough, not seasoned and greasy. He brands the food as poor overall. 

Fiesta Sunrise - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the combination number 1 and fajitas. The burrito looks like "someone has been sick on my plate" with dry chicken that tastes like it's been cooked weeks ago. The rice looks old as if it's leftover from Christmas and older than Gordon. 

Cafe 36 - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the wild mushroom risotto, duck, orange and strawberry salad and the crepe of the day, a salmon crepe. The risotto is mush, salty and it disintegrates in your mouth. The duck salad is a bizarre combination that doesn't work. and the salmon crepe is the "crap of the day", it's mushy, hideous and absolutely shocking. 

Hot Potato Cafe - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the hot potato soup, spud skins and shepherds pie. The hot potato soup was thick,  looks a mess, tastes like lumps of glue, bland and was an embarrassment.  The spud skins are frozen from 3 weeks ago and taste dreadful. The shepherds pie was a huge portion with two thirds of potato and the minced lamb is greasy. 

Flamangos - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the ahi tuna,  flaming tiki platter and the filet mignon. The tuna is extremely hot and an embarrassment to tuna. The platter is spat out by Gordon after he gets the meat stuck on the decorative centre piece. The flaming filet Mignon is served table side by Bill, which shocks Gordon. The steak is chewy, the toughest he has ever tasted in his life. 

Mojito - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the chicken classic soup and the tilpia marinara . The soup comes out quickly and is cold, Gordon sends the soup back. The beans are extremely salty, even Chef Marcello winces upon tasting them. The tilapia is raw and is sent back to the kitchen. 

Lido Di Manhattan - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the baked eggplant roll, the spicy ahi tower and the tortellini pasta salad. The eggplant roll is spat out by Gordon, the eggplant is raw and piled in grease. The spicy ahi tower is compressed as if made two days ago, the tuna doesn't taste fresh - it's grainy, furry, tastes frozen and is gross. The chicken tortellini salad tastes like rubber, is hideous and is also stone cold. 

Le Bistro - Did not like the food - Gordon asks Andy to show off his food instead of him ordering from the menu. Gordon is served Duck Rillette, which is sent back after Gordon bites into cartilage and a bone and the lamb curry roll is rubbery. 

Casa Roma - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the stuffed mushrooms, Monte Crisco sandwich and a medium Casa Roma Deluxe pizza and waits an hour for his food. The stuffed mushrooms are soggy, tasteless, taste frozen and very watery.  The Monte Crisco sandwich has powdered sugar on top and is dripping in fat. The Deluxe pizza has so thick dough that it is raw in the middle. 

Mama Rita's - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the tamales, chimichangas and burrito. The tamale is like a soaking wet newspaper and dry, no surprise as it is prepared in bulk and then steamed to order. The Chimichangas are dry again, he brands them Chimi-chuck-it-in-the-bin. The steak burrito is disgusting and looks like a diaper, it is like eating wet cardboard. He insists the server tastes the burrito and he is seen repeatedly spitting into the bin in disgust. 

Anna Vincenzo'sDid not like the food - Gordon orders the Salmon DiVino salad, Snapper Anna and a Favorito Del Nonna pizza . The salad looks like a f-ed up version of a science lab, the salmon is dry and over cooked and it tastes like cardboard. The Snapper Anna looks like a dogs dinner and tastes of mush. Gordon asks Michael to taste and he says it tastes soggy and needs to be baked a little longer. The pizza is soggy in the middle, bland and dreadful. 

FlemingDid not like the food - Gordon is presented with a complimentary Cru D'ete plate and orders Gravlax, Frikadelle and the Grandfather Duck . The Cured Salmon Gravlax is hideous, overdone and tastes like fly paper, there is a fly on the plate. The Frikadelle is mushy, bland, disintegrates but easy on the dentures. The Grandfather Duck looks like it was roasted a couple of days ago,  isn't moist and the worst of the dishes. 

Sushi KoDid not like the food - Gordon orders the miso, Sushi Pizza, Green Tower and Salmon Sashimi. The miso soup doesn't taste fresh, isn't warm and very salty. The green tower comes with a grey hair and he refuses to eat it and the sashimi tastes frozen and chewy. The sushi pizza is rancid and Gordon spits it out branding it an insult to pizza and sushi. 

Spanish Pavilion Did not like the food -  Gordon orders the lobster bisque, paella marinara and garlic chicken. The lobster bisque looks disgusting, tastes very creamy and like the lobster was dead before it was cooked. The garlic chicken is swimming in oil and the chicken tastes dry and dreadful and the paella is badly seasoned and overcooked. 

Classic American - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the Fried Calamari Caesar Salad, the Bomb Burger and Mac & Cheese. The Mac & Cheese is gross and a mouthful of goo, it tastes pre made. The Fried Calamari is soft and chewy and tastes frozen. The bomb burger is unseasoned and the meat chewy. 

PJ's Steakhouse - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the crab cakes, shrimp and garlic ravioli and the filet mignon. The crab cakes looks like someone has spat on the plate and like a piece of art, it is disgusting and rancid, served with a piece of plastic. The filet mignon was tough and served with raw onions. The ravioli looks like the biggest pile of s*** ever to be served in Queens and is disgusting and tart.

Grasshopper Also - Did not like the food - Gordon orders the french onion soup, shepherds pie and fishermans platter. The french onion soup is dreadful like sliced onions in dish water.The shepherds pie has gravy on the top and is actually a cottage pie as made with beef, it has cold congealed gravy that is like glue. The fishermans platter is soft, bland and rubbery. 

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The Worst Kitchens on Kitchen Nightmares

We've all enjoyed Gordon Ramsay finding the gross, rotten food in the walk-in, raw meat stored next to cooked meat, shelves caked in an unknown substance that Gordon insists on digging his fingers in and Gordon screaming his disgust at the people who should really know better. We've enjoyed his outbursts of "Shut it down!", "No more food is leaving the kitchen" and him gagging at the grossness he has encountered. Here is a run down of all of the most disgusting kitchen inspections on Kitchen Nightmares from the bad to the really bad and the oh so very few good ones, ranked from horrifically bad to acceptable to exceptional, ranked by the barf-o-meter.

Dillon's - 10/10 - Gordon discovers fly papers covered in dead flies, a pot of sauce with a ski of mould, mouldy burgers, green chicken and old potatoes that were served to Gordon. Gordon enters the basement and finds thousands of cockroaches before finding rat droppings. There are rotten vegetables and salad in the walk in, half of a rotten tomato is found that has just been served to a customer.

Fiesta Sunrise - 10/10 - Gordon finds a dirty kitchen, a pot of old rice and other old, mouldy and rotten food items. He watches a server putting chips that had been out with a customer back into the drawer. The fish is old, slimy and smelling bad and the meat is old and soaking in blood. Gordon gags on the green, slimy chicken. In the walk-in, he finds trays and trays of old precooked food. Gordon finds cockroaches infesting the kitchen, crawling all over plates and counters.

Trobiano's - 9/10 - Gordon finds the kitchen is caked in grime, the plates in the kitchen are filthy and there are mouse/rat droppings in the kitchen.

The Secret Garden - 9/10 - Gordon finds that the ovens are caked in filth and grease, the walk-in is filled with rotten and mouldy food. The fridge itself has gone mouldy and there are maggots in rotten produce. Gordon vomits in the bathroom.

Casa Roma - 9/10 - Gordon finds trays of old food, rotten veg and sour meat. No dates on food, meat soaking in blood and rock hard, mouldy parma ham. He also finds a 3 month old rack of ribs that causes Gordon to throw up in a bin. He also inspects the bathrooms, which are vile, bodily fluids everywhere.

Spanish Pavilion - 9/10 - Gordon finds a dead lobster in the lobster tank, contaminating the live lobsters with bacteria. Nothing is dated or labelled in the freezers. The walk-in is filled with food. He finds bags of chicken soaking in water. There are dead stinking lobsters - one soaking in the sauce, there are old slimy snails and to top it all off there is a pigeon in the kitchen!

Hannah and Mason's - 8/10 - Gordon finds rotten lettuce on a dish about to go out to a customer, an old dessert has been served to a customer and really old grey, bubbling, shrimp leaking in the fridge. In the walk-in, he finds old bacon and masses of old produce and cooked chicken on top of uncooked chicken in the same tray.

Finn McCool's - 8/10 - Gordon finds a shelf in the kitchen caked in grime, sour meat and mould on canned artichokes. In the walk-in he finds cooked chicken next to raw chicken, mass cooked food that has gone off, containers of who knows what and the old mince meat that he was served in his Shepherds pie at lunch.

Peter's - 7/10 - Gordon looks in the fridge and finds rock hard bread. The fridge isn't working properly so he finds trays and trays of rotted fresh produce. There is also sour meat which appears to be a month old.

Seascape - 7/10 - Gordon notices that the kitchen is filthy, the walls and equipment are caked in filth. He finds mouldy pesto in the fridge, that had been served to him the previous day. There is sour pork, that the chef claims is his own and part cooked meat.

Lela's - 7/10 - Gordon finds a fridge that isn't even cold at 51 Fahrenheit, the food is going bad and the meat is rotten, sitting in its own blood due to the temperature and there is rotten yoghurt/cheese that Gordon gags upon smelling.

Grasshopper Also - 7-10 - Gordon inspects the fridge in the kitchen and finds old chicken, blood from meat in the mozzarella sticks, raw meat next to cooked meat and cross contamination from blood in other produce. In the walk-in he finds slimy chicken and old salmon.

Lido Di Manhattan - 6/10 - Gordon finds they are serving 3 day old tuna and are slicing meat days before using it and finds that the kitchen is caked in dust.

Mama Rita's - 6/10 - Gordon finds packets and packets of pre-prepared frozen food made 2 months to a year ago. There are some mouldy food items, limes and other fresh produce. No comments are made on cleanliness of kitchen/walk-in/storage so assume that was of a high standard.

J Willy's - 6/10 - Gordon finds chicken in the warm kitchen soaking in blood, rotten potatoes, tomatoes and peppers.

Jack's Waterfront - 6/10 - Gordon finds trays of old fresh and pre-cooked food, rotten tomatoes, sour meat soaking in blood and grey chicken.

Sushi Ko - 6/10 - Gordon finds that the mayonnaise is not being refrigerated after being opened and that the fridge is broken, there are boxes filled with ice to cool the produce and there are dairy and meat products in the fridge.

Sante Le Brea - 5/10 - Gordon isn't impressed by the grass growing in the restaurant or the fishy salmon from the freezer. He finds salmon and turkey defrosting in the same container and a mouldy eggplant. 

Handlebar - 5/10 - Gordon finds that the food isn't labelled in the fridge, the back of the fridge hasn't been cleaned and he finds a very old clam. The cooker is filthy, Gordon runs his finger along and it is caked in oil. 

Fleming - 5/10 - Gordon finds cooked duck in the same tray in the walk-in as meat defrosting in blood.

Campania - 3/10 - Gordon finds open mussels but no further comments on cleanliness or food issues.

Sabatiello's - 3/10 - Gordon comments that the kitchen itself is spotless but in the fridge in the kitchen he finds pre-cooked chicken next to raw chicken and an old chicken dish. 

PJ's Steakhouse - 2/10 - Gordon finds rotten and mouldy lemons, tomatoes and lettuces. The low score reflects that it appears no one was actually the lemons as they were using bottled lemon juice. 

Sebastian's - Gordon inspects the freezer and walk-in, he makes no comments on cleanliness, he only comments on the amount of food in there.

Mojito - Gordon inspects the walk-in, he makes no comments on cleanliness or food safety concerns, he only comments on the amount of food in there.

Black Pearl - Gordon enters the walk-in to see the lobsters but no comments are made on cleanliness/food storage.

Cafe 36 - Gordon enters the walk in but makes no comment on cleanliness or food safety only comments on the frozen food defrosting in water.

The Mixing Bowl - No kitchen inspection in episode, will assume everything was of a high standard.

Bazzini - No kitchen inspection in episode, will assume everything was of a high standard.

The Olde Stone Mill - No kitchen inspection in episode, will assume everything was of a high standard.

Giuseppi's - No kitchen inspection in episode, will assume everything was of a high standard.

Hot Potato Cafe - No kitchen inspection in episode, will assume everything was of a high standard.

Flamangos - No kitchen inspection in episode, will assume everything was of a high standard.

Le Bistro - No kitchen inspection in episode, will assume everything was of a high standard.

Anna Vincenzo's - No kitchen inspection in episode, will assume everything was of a high standard.

Classic AmericanNo kitchen inspection in episode, will assume everything was of a high standard.

Davide - No kitchen inspection in episode, will assume everything was of a high standard.

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