In 2008, the Handlebar Restaurant, located at 23 Hallock Ave. Route 25A in Mt. Sinai, gained fame by appearing on FOX’s Kitchen Nightmares with Chef Gordon Ramsay. The restaurant then reopened in 2010 as Skybox Restaurant and Sports Lounge, but didn’t last long and closed in Fall of this year.
Handlebar closed in 2009 shortly after the revisit episode was filmed and the restaurant was sold. Sadly, Billy passed away from cancer in November 2015. The restaurant later opened as Benchwarmers Tavern and Grill, a sports bar and it is still open with better reviews than it’s predecessors.
Mick Foley’s ‘blink and you’ll miss him’ appearance on Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares : SquaredCircle.
The lawsuit alleges that “unknown to the viewing audience, some or all of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares shows are fake and the so-called ‘problems uncovered and solved’ by Ramsay are, for the most part, created by Ramsay and his staff for the purpose of making it appear that Ramsay is improving the restaurant.”
Reuters Chef Gordon Ramsay couldn’t save every kitchen from its nightmares . More than 60% of restaurants featured on the show ” Kitchen Nightmares ” are now closed, according to Grub Street New York, which did the math. On a positive note, around 39% of restaurants featured on the show are still open.
Trobiano’s closed in October 2008 as the restaurant was seized by the state for not paying taxes. He is currently Executive Chef at Cirella’s Restaurant & Bar in New York. Anthony and Tiffany are still married and they have three children together.
Chelsea seafood shack The Black Pearl is now closed , following a failed relocation from the East Village and a completely brutalizing attempt by Gordon Ramsay to “save it,” via his Kitchen Nightmares show. The Black Pearl space is being taken over by MePa dive classic The Hog Pit, of course.
It appears that Casa Roma was briefly renamed to CR Roadhouse mid 2015 and that all of the staff to work here after a local restaurant Nico’s closed. They also changed the menu again. Yelp reviews are mostly negative on both AV and CR Roadhouse. As of July 1st Casa Roma will be closing their doors for good.
Though, the writer noted that what happened on the show was not fabricated. He recalled: “This behavior that you see (or will see) on the show is 100% true to form and not doctored for TV.”
Peter’s Italian Restaurant – closed The episode features brawls, shouting matches and intense discussion over broken freezers. Though Ramsay eventually managed to persuade Peter to clean up his act, it seems a leopard cannot change its spots. Peter’s closed in 2008.