Tuesday, 31 July 2018

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.  Watched the show and what to find out where are they now? Here you will find Restaurant Impossible updates, 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, episode recap and closure rate. Restaurant Impossible was cancelled in August 2016. 

Click on the links to read more about each restaurant

Restaurant Impossible Season 1

7 Episodes
Aired: January to March 2011
Closure Rate: 86%

Villari's closed in May 2015, after changing it's name to  Jerseys Pub 73. They claimed the show didn't bring them enough publicity and customer numbers dwindled. Reviews after filming were poor.

Mainelli's closed in January 2012 after a truck crashed into the building causing extensive damage. They were looking for a new location but never reopened. Reviews after filming were good. 

Rascal's BBQ & Crab House closed in May 2011 after reverting to their old menu and only opening on for dinner on Saturday nights. The owner claimed that the show had exaggerated the state of the restaurant by spreading rubbish in the restaurant.

Salt Works II closed in November 2015 and reviews were good after filming and customer numbers were reportedly up and the restaurant was more busy. 

Meglio's closed in January 2015  after reverting to his previous menu and bringing back the frozen pasta. Reviews after filming were mixed. 

Secret Garden Cafe is still open but with their original opening hours and reviews are good. They reported that business has improved since appearing on Restaurant Impossible.

Flood Tide Restaurant closed in November 2013 after the profit had not increased enough for the restaurant to recover. There were a number of poor reviews after Restaurant Impossible.

Restaurant Impossible Season 2

18 Episodes
Aired: July 2011 to January 2012
Closure Rate: 67%

Dodge City is still open, they completed Roberts renovation and have kept some of his menu in place. Robert has revisited after a year and after 5 years and has been pleased on both visits.

La Stanza closed in November 2014 after reverting back to their old menu, reviews after filming were mostly good.

Sweet Tea closed in October 2011, reviews after filming were average but there was an improvement in the sweet tea they served.

County Fare closed in October 2011, just 6 months after filming. Business was up for the first month before they had their worst two months of business. Reviews were average/poor after filming.

Snooty Fox closed in October 2011, just three months after filming. There was a short boost in sales before a decline in customers. Reviews were average/poor after filming.

Pastori's closed in June 2014, three years after filming. They kept most of the new menu but brought back a few customer favourites. There were negative reviews about the food and positive reviews on the service.

Scrimmages closed in November 2013, two years after filming. They appear to have returned to their previous ways as reviews were negative on both food quality and service.

Mamma D's closed in October 2013, two years after filming. They didn't keep Roberts menu and instead reverted to a menu using fresh ingredients from their farm. They continued to struggle due to the economy of the area but reviews were mostly positive after the show.

Off Street Cafe is still open, they have kept most of Roberts menu but updated the decor in 2014. Reviews are mostly very good. 

The Trails Eatery is still open,  they had to redo the decor following a flood and were forced to end the dinner service due to staffing cost. The business has tripled in the last 5 years and Stacey appeared on Food Network show "Next Food Network Star" finishing in fourth place.

Cap’n and the Cowboy closed in August 2012, after Nick was offered a job opportunity and after problems with their landlord. They were very successful following the episode and business had improved.

The Mad Cactus closed in July 2013, two years after filming as sales declined and a number of new restaurants were due to open. Business was up 20% and customers loved the new decor but reviews were negative about the food and they returned to their old menu and buffet service.

McShane's closed in May 2013, two years after filming as owner Cindy planned to open a food truck. Although sales were good and business had improved they weren't happy with their location and didn't want to be tied to one location. 

Coffee's Boilin' Pot closed in July 2012, a year after filming and reviews were mixed prior to the closure.

St James Soup Kitchen Wild Cat Cafe
Sullivan's Grill Hoffman's Bistro and Patisserie

Restaurant Impossible Season 3

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

Pelican Grill Mama Lee's Soul Food Restaurant
Pappas Restaurant Ristorante Barolo
University Grill Pollard's Bar-B-Que
Horton's Kids

Restaurant Impossible Season 4

13 Episodes
Aired: July to October 2012
Closure Rate: 77%

Restaurant Impossible Season 5

Restaurant Impossible Season 6

13 Episodes
Aired: April 2013 to August 2013


  1. Thought Robert Irvine was BETTER than Gordon Ramsay!!! Guess NOT!!!

    1. late but who cares. most of the people cannot really be helped anymore. The real way to help it would be them asking bankruptcy, and then rebuild from scratch with help.

  2. he can only help but if there is n discipline after he leaves then for sure it s going to go back to failing. Restaurant is not a no effort business .

    1. Exactly. A lot of restaurant (or other food-based businesses) get into it because they have money, not that they have any experience with food or running a business. I have worked in so many places where the owner has no business working in the industry. People will behave differently on film (or even in front of customers) but can be real a-holes in every day life. Some are also delusional. I once told an owner she shouldn't unwrap all the butter when the orders come in for sanitary reasons. She said that's how they've always done it. Then I said I had found mold on the butter since they're touching it with their bare hands. She called me a liar so I quit. I've only worked in one restaurant or bakery where the manager knew what they were doing and they sometimes completely ignored the owner's instructions because they were stupid.

  3. You cant blame those trying to help restaurants if the owners are going to follow thru ... watching the show makes me realise that owners need to take ownership of their crap and get on with it ...Robert Irvine can only do so much ... rest is up to the owners .... Anonymous idiot !!!!

  4. Robert Irvine can only do so much. It's up to the owners to make sure their business is run right. And if you dont put the money you make back into your business then you will fail. It takes a good year to really be making good money. Till then you have to bust your ass & keep finances tight. Too many people get into the restaurant business cause they think its gonna be easy. Its not. Your married to the place.


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