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Kitchen Nightmares

Chef Gordon Ramsay hits the road to help struggling restaurants all over the United States turn their luck around. Ramsay examines the problems each establishment faces, from unsanitary refrigerators to lazy or inexperienced staff, and searches for resolutions. With help from his team, Ramsay redecorates each eatery to give it a fresh new look and updates the menu as needed. Ramsay's ultimate goal is to make the restaurants he visits popular and profitable, but it's up to the restaurateurs to take his advice and turn their business nightmare into the American dream.

Premiere:
Sep 19, 2007
Original Network:
FOX
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Bazzini

S02, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 2010)
Chef Ramsay tries to improve an Italian restaurant struggling with slow service and a disappointing kitchen staff.
  • Mon 4/24
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 152
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J. Willy's

S01, E17  (First Aired: Oct. 30, 2008)
The owners of J. Willy's Bar and Grille are $1.2 million in debt and contact chef Gordon Ramsay in hope that he can help give them a fresh start; Gordon brings in fresh ingredients and teaches the inexperienced cooks how to make various dishes.
  • Mon 4/24
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 152
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Bazzini

S02, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 2010)
Chef Ramsay tries to improve an Italian restaurant struggling with slow service and a disappointing kitchen staff.
  • Tue 4/25
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 152
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J. Willy's

S01, E17  (First Aired: Oct. 30, 2008)
The owners of J. Willy's Bar and Grille are $1.2 million in debt and contact chef Gordon Ramsay in hope that he can help give them a fresh start; Gordon brings in fresh ingredients and teaches the inexperienced cooks how to make various dishes.
  • Tue 4/25
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 152
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  • 741
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Sushi Ko

S02, E12  (First Aired: May. 14, 2010)
Chef Ramsay tries to help a restaurant owner who has lost his passion for cooking and is in tremendous debt.
  • Tue 4/25
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 152
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Seascape

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 2007)
Gordon tries to help a woman and her son, who are running their Islip, N.Y., restaurant into the ground.
  • Tue 4/25
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 152
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  • 741
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Mama Rita's

S02, E08  (First Aired: Mar. 19, 2010)
Chef Ramsay tries to help a woman who owns a struggling Mexican restaurant facing foreclosure.
  • Tue 4/25
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 152
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Casa Roma

S02, E07  (First Aired: Mar. 12, 2010)
Chef Ramsay tries to help two inexperienced restaurant owners who run an Italian eatery in Lancaster, Calif.
  • Tue 4/25
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 152
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Classic American

S03, E02  (First Aired: Jan. 28, 2011)
Chef Ramsay heads to West Babylon, N.Y., to help two inexperienced restaurant owners with their struggling establishment; after discovering a lack in communication, Ramsay stages an emotional intervention with the staff.
  • Tue 4/25
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 152
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Giuseppe's

S01, E14  (First Aired: Sep. 18, 2008)
Gordon Ramsay visits Giuseppe's, a family-run Italian restaurant in Macomb Township, Mich., that has a chaotic atmosphere in the kitchen and a lack of clientele; to spread word about the restaurant, Giuseppe's hosts a bowl-a-thon.
  • Tue 4/25
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 152
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Cafe Hon

S04, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 24, 2012)
Ramsay tries to help Baltimore's Cafe Hon stay in business with a renovation and an image makeover.
  • Tue 4/25
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 152
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Mill Street Bistro Part 1

S05, E11  (First Aired: Mar. 1, 2013)
Ramsay visits Mill Street Bistro in Ohio to try to turn the eatery around; the restaurant's owner acts like a dictator and has trouble listening to others' viewpoints.
  • Tue 4/25
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 152
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Mill Street Bistro Part 2

S05, E12  (First Aired: Mar. 8, 2013)
Ramsay visits Mill Street Bistro in Ohio to try to turn the eatery around; the restaurant's owner remains defiant and won't cooperate with Ramsay.
  • Tue 4/25
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • 152
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Bella Luna

S06, E09  (First Aired: May. 16, 2014)
Ramsay goes to Pennsylvania to help the owners of Bella Luna, an Italian restaurant, to salvage their dream.
  • Tue 4/25
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • 152
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Davide

S03, E06  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 2011)
Ramsay travels to Boston to help a restaurant owner.
  • Fri 4/28
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 152
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Kingston Café

S03, E10  (First Aired: Apr. 15, 2011)
Chef Ramsay tries to help a struggling restaurant in Pasadena, Calif.
  • Fri 4/28
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 152
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Mojito's

S02, E04  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 2010)
A couple whose marriage is in ruins need chef Ramsay's help to save their Cuban restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Fri 4/28
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 152
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Fleming

S02, E11  (First Aired: May. 7, 2010)
Chef Ramsay visits a once-popular Danish restaurant to try and help a stubborn owner in denial; Ramsay makes a discovery that forces him to close the restaurant in the middle of dinner service.
  • Fri 4/28
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 152
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Lido di Manhattan Beach

S02, E05  (First Aired: Mar. 4, 2010)
Gordon tries to revitalize a failing Italian restaurant in Manhattan Beach, Calif.; the eatery's owner is a business school graduate with no prior experience in the food service industry.
  • Fri 4/28
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 152
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Anna Vincenzo's

S02, E09  (First Aired: Mar. 26, 2010)
Chef Ramsay tries to help improve a family-fun restaurant in Boca Raton, Fla., but is frustrated by the owner's resistance to change.
  • Fri 4/28
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 152
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Jack's Waterfront

S01, E19  (First Aired: Nov. 6, 2008)
Chef Ramsay visits a restaurant that is going under due to imitation seafood and a lack of management; problems arise when the general manager seems more interested in socializing with clientele than keeping the restaurant in business.
  • Fri 4/28
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 152
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Hot Potato Cafe

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 2010)
Chef Ramsay heads to Philadelphia to try and help the owners of the Hot Potato Cafe.
  • Fri 4/28
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 152
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Down City

S03, E07  (First Aired: Mar. 11, 2011)
Ramsay visits a Providence, R.I., restaurant to see if he can help the owners turn it around.
  • Fri 4/28
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 152
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Flamango's

S02, E02  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 2010)
After Gordon works with a New Jersey restaurant's employees to make changes, the skeptical owner thinks it may be best to shut down the business.
  • Fri 4/28
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 152
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Sante La Brea

S01, E22  (First Aired: Nov. 20, 2008)
Chef Ramsey tackles spoiled food, fake fish and a small customer-base when he visits Sante La Brea in Los Angeles.
  • Sat 4/29
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 152
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Finn McCool's

S01, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 2007)
When Gordon visits a Westhampton, N.Y., restaurant where the head chef, the owner's son, makes everyone unhappy, he makes drastic changes that could affect the family forever.
  • Sat 4/29
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 152
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Le Bistro

S02, E06  (First Aired: Mar. 11, 2010)
Chef Ramsay travels to South Florida to help a clueless head chef revive his French restaurant.
  • Sat 4/29
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 152
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Lela's

S01, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 21, 2007)
Gordon tries to improve business for an upscale California restaurant in desperate need of clientele; the executive chef has a showdown with Gordon in front of the entire staff.
  • Sat 4/29
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 152
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La Frite

S03, E11  (First Aired: Apr. 29, 2011)
Chef Ramsay tries to help a struggling eatery in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
  • Sat 4/29
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 152
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Handlebar

S01, E13  (First Aired: Sep. 11, 2008)
Ramsay visits the Handlebar Restaurant and Lounge in Mount Sinai, N.Y., where the owners are in denial about the restaurant's outdated decor and the head chef's lack of passion.
  • Sat 4/29
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 152
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Capri

S03, E12  (First Aired: May. 6, 2011)
Chef Ramsay heads to Eagle Rock, Calif., to help a struggling Italian restaurant.
  • Sat 4/29
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 152
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Café Tavolini

S03, E09  (First Aired: Mar. 25, 2011)
Chef Ramsay travels to Bridgeport, Conn., in hope of transforming an eatery into a success.
  • Sat 4/29
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 152
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  • 741
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Black Pearl

S01, E16  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 2008)
Black Pearl, a struggling seafood restaurant with three different owners running the kitchen, has come to chef Gordon Ramsay for help; one of the owners is resistant to change and questions every move Gordon makes.
  • Sat 4/29
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 152
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  • 741
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Sante La Brea

S01, E22  (First Aired: Nov. 20, 2008)
Chef Ramsey tackles spoiled food, fake fish and a small customer-base when he visits Sante La Brea in Los Angeles.
  • Sun 4/30
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • 152
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  • 741
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Finn McCool's

S01, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 2007)
When Gordon visits a Westhampton, N.Y., restaurant where the head chef, the owner's son, makes everyone unhappy, he makes drastic changes that could affect the family forever.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • 152
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  • 741
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Cafe 36

S01, E23  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 2009)
Chef Ramsay tries to help a husband and wife with their restaurant that is losing money due to a lack of clientele and a head chef who isn't concerned with quality.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 152
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Peter's

S01, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 2007)
Chef Ramsay tries to improve a small, family-run Italian restaurant in Babylon, N.Y., but faces a hot-tempered ``Godfather'' wannabe.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 152
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  • 741
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Dillon's

S01, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 26, 2007)
Chef Ramsay tries to revamp an Indian restaurant just steps away from his own New York restaurant.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 152
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Sabatiello's

S01, E20  (First Aired: Nov. 13, 2008)
Sammy, the owner of a restaurant in Stamford, Conn., is over $1 million in debt when he asks for chef Gordon Ramsay's help; when Gordon criticizes the food, Sammy's temper flares out of control.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 152
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Sushi Ko

S02, E12  (First Aired: May. 14, 2010)
Chef Ramsay tries to help a restaurant owner who has lost his passion for cooking and is in tremendous debt.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • 152
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  • 741
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Oceana

S03, E14  (First Aired: May. 20, 2011)
Chef Ramsay tries to help keep a restaurant open.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • 152
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Revisited No. 1

S05, E06  (First Aired: Dec. 14, 2012)
Ramsay heads back to Cafe Hon, Chierello and Leones to see if the owners heeded his advice.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • 152
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Yanni's

S05, E13  (First Aired: Mar. 15, 2013)
Chef Ramsay heads to Seattle to help Peter make some much-needed changes to his Greek restaurant, Yanni's.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • 152
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Secret Garden

S01, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 2007)
Gordon tries to help put a deserted California restaurant back on the map; the restaurant's owner does not want to accept the changes, which leads to a screaming match.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 10:00PM-11:01PM
  • 152
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Spanish Pavillion

S03, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 2011)
Chef Ramsay visits a business in New Jersey owned by two brothers who can't set aside their differences; Ramsay gives the menus and dining room a modern makeover.
  • Mon 5/1
  • 11:01PM-12:00AM
  • 152
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Revisited No. 1

S05, E06  (First Aired: Dec. 14, 2012)
Ramsay heads back to Cafe Hon, Chierello and Leones to see if the owners heeded his advice.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • 152
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  • 741
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Yanni's

S05, E13  (First Aired: Mar. 15, 2013)
Chef Ramsay heads to Seattle to help Peter make some much-needed changes to his Greek restaurant, Yanni's.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • 152
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  • 741
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Secret Garden

S01, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 2007)
Gordon tries to help put a deserted California restaurant back on the map; the restaurant's owner does not want to accept the changes, which leads to a screaming match.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 2:00AM-3:01AM
  • 152
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  • 741
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Spanish Pavillion

S03, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 2011)
Chef Ramsay visits a business in New Jersey owned by two brothers who can't set aside their differences; Ramsay gives the menus and dining room a modern makeover.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 3:01AM-4:00AM
  • 152
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Revisited: Gordon Returns

S01, E11  (First Aired: Sep. 4, 2008)
Gordon Ramsay revisits the kitchens of six restaurants that he altered when they were about to close their doors.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 152
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Revisited: Gordon Returns

S01, E12  (First Aired: Sep. 4, 2008)
Gordon Ramsay revisits the kitchens of six restaurants that he altered when they were about to close their doors.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 152
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Trobiano's

S01, E15  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 2008)
Chef Gordon Ramsay visits Trobiano's, an Italian restaurant that is a half-million dollars in debt; during a confrontation with the owner about the cleanliness of the kitchen and the quality of the food, chef Ramsay walks out.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 152
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Olde Stone Mill

S01, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 17, 2007)
Chef Gordon Ramsay works his magic on a New York state eatery that has been renovated but still has horrible service and food.
  • Tue 5/2
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 152
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Revisited No. 1

S04, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 21, 2011)
Chef Ramsay returns to restaurants he tried to help in the past, such as Downcity in Providence, R.I., Classic American in West Babylon, N.Y., and Davide in Boston, to check on their progress.
  • Fri 5/5
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 152
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Revisited No. 2

S03, E08  (First Aired: Mar. 18, 2011)
Chef Ramsay checks in with restaurant owners he helped in the past to see if they put his advice to good use.
  • Fri 5/5
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 152
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Zeke's

S03, E13  (First Aired: May. 13, 2011)
Chef Ramsay travels to New Orleans to help transform a restaurant.
  • Fri 5/5
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 152
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Café Tavolini

S03, E09  (First Aired: Mar. 25, 2011)
Chef Ramsay travels to Bridgeport, Conn., in hope of transforming an eatery into a success.
  • Sat 5/6
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 152
  • FYISD

Mojito's

S02, E04  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 2010)
A couple whose marriage is in ruins need chef Ramsay's help to save their Cuban restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Sat 5/6
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 152
  • FYISD

Seascape

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 2007)
Gordon tries to help a woman and her son, who are running their Islip, N.Y., restaurant into the ground.
  • Sat 5/6
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 152
  • FYISD

PJ's Steakhouse

S03, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 2011)
Chef Ramsay travels to Queens, N.Y., to help the inexperienced owners of a steakhouse.
  • Sat 5/6
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 152
  • FYISD

Café Tavolini

S03, E09  (First Aired: Mar. 25, 2011)
Chef Ramsay travels to Bridgeport, Conn., in hope of transforming an eatery into a success.
  • Sun 5/7
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • 152
  • FYISD