Worst & Best Kitchen Nightmares (US) Episodes

About the Series

Genre: US Reality Show
Series: 7
Episodes: 92
First Transmission: 2007-2014
Channel: FOX

Kitchen Nightmares is an American reality television series broadcast by the Fox network.

Chef Gordon Ramsay is invited by the owners to spend a week with a failing restaurant in an attempt to revive the business. The series is based on the British show, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.


Best Episode [ S6 Ep16 ]

Amy’s Baking Company – A couple finds it hard to listen to Chef Ramsay’s advice.
10 May 2013



Worst Episode [ S7 Ep10 ]

Revisited – Gordon Ramsay and Kitchen Nightmares revisit some of their favorite restaurants including La Galleria 33 in Boston, the Olde Hitching Post, and Prohibition Gastropub.
12 September 2014



Full Episode Guide

Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Series One

#1 Peter’s (2007) –
Gordon visits an Italian restaurant in West Babylon, NY, that is in financial trouble due to the owner’s extravagance.
#2 Dillons (2007) –
A multi-cultural restaurant in New York City has an identity crisis.
#3 The Mixing Bowl (2007) –
A small bistro in Long Island is being run into the ground by its irresponsible manager.
#4 Seascape (2007) –
Gordon has a week to return a restaurant to its former prestige status.
#5 Olde Stone Mill (2007) –
Nobody eats at the Olde Stone Mill as its entrance is a secret.
#6 Sebastian’s (2007) –
The pizza at Sebastian’s is terrible!
#7 Finn McCool’s (2007) –
Gordon visits an Irish pub in the Hamptons that is in deep financial trouble. 
#8 Lela’s (2007) –
Gordon tries to turn around a fine dining restaurant in Ponoma, CA, but he encounters numerous problems.
#9 Campania (2007) –
The boss of an Italian restaurant in New Jersey treats his staff like friends more than employees.
#10 Secret Garden (2007) –
The owner of a French restaurant in Moorpark, CA, has a major attitude problem.

Series Two

#11 Revisited: Gordon Returns (2008) –
Gordon revisits some restaurants to check on their progress.
#12 Handlebar (2008) –
Ramsay faces an oblivious owner.
#13 Giuseppi’s (2008) –
Gordon’s job is to turn around a struggling Italian restaurant in Michigan.
#14 Trobiano’s (2008) –
Ramsay faces an arrogant and oblivious owner.
#15 Black Pearl (2008) –
The Black Pearl has three owners, none of whom see eye-to-eye.
#16 J Willy’s (2008) –
Gordon visits a BBQ joint in South Bend, Indiana that’s being run into the ground by its clueless owner.
#17 Hannah & Mason’s (2008) –
Hannah and Mason’s is a failing restaurant run by two friends.
#18 Jack’s Waterfront (2008) –
A perfectly situated restaurant by the bay, but with terrible food and three owners.
#19 Sabatiello’s (2008) –
Sabatiello’s is run by a combative and abusive owner.
#20 Fiesta Sunrise (2008) –
Vic is running the business into the ground, just like his last restaurant.
#21 Sante La Brea (2008) –
The Sante la Brea is run by a manager who can’t manage and his two sons.
#22 Cafe 36 (2009) –
Cafe 36, owned by sweethearts, has an average of eleven costumers a day and a chef that refuses to communicate.

Series Three

#23 Hot Potato Café (2010) –
The “Hot Potato Cafe” is going down in flames.
#24 Flamangos (2010) –
Flamangos has a weird name and an even weirder decor.
#25 Bazzini (2010) –
The food at Bazzini is hard and cold and sticks to the plate, but the chef thinks it’s fine.
#26 Mojito’s (2010) –
Mojito Cuban Cuisine is run by Kata and Marcelo, ex-lovers turned bitter feuders.
#27 Lido Di Manhattan Beach (2010) –
Lido Di Manhattan Beach is run by Lisa who is young and inexperienced.
#28 Le Bistro (2010) –
Le Bistro is run by a disrespectful, rude and arrogant owner.
#29 Casa Roma (2010) –
Just about everything is wrong about Casa Roma.
#30 Mama Rita’s (2010) –
Mama Rita’s looks wonderful, did well to start with, but in a year it’s near death’s door.
#31 Anna Vincenzo’s (2010) –
The prima donna owner of Anna Vincenzo’s is in denial.
#32 Revisited #2 (2010) –
Gordon revisits some restaurants to check on their progress.
#33 Fleming (2010) –
The only thing that has changed in 30 years at Fleming is the ownership.
#34 Sushi Ko (2010) –
The chef and owner of Sushi Ko used to be proud.
#35 Revisited #3 (2010) –
Gordon revisits some restaurants to check on their progress.

Series Four

#36 Spanish Pavillion (2011) –
Spanish Pavilion is run by a family constantly at war.
#37 Classic American (2011) –
Gordon visits a restaurant one million in debt.
#38 PJ’s Steakhouse (2011) –
PJ’s Steakhouse is dying from a lack of control from management.
#39 Revisited #4 (2011) –
Gordon revisits some restaurants to check on their progress.
#40 Grasshopper Also (2011) –
An Irish restaurant is a total failure.
#41 Davide (2011) –
The Davide is a restaurant divided embittered owner at odds with his ex painkiller-taking brother.
#42 Downcity (2011) –
Abby is running her restaurant into the ground.
#43 Revisited #5 (2011) –
Gordon revisits some restaurants to check on their progress.
#44 Café Tavolini (2011) –
Cafe Tavolini is run by absentee owners.
#45 Kingston Café (2011) –
Dr Morris not only owns Kingston Café but works next door as a doctor.
#46 La Frite (2011) –
A once friendly brother and sister have turned bitter after taking over the family business, La Frite.
#47 Capri (2011) –
Jim and Jeff are identical twins who have turned a once successful pizza business into a failure on the brink of closing.
#48 Zeke’s (2011) –
With new ownership, Zeke’s Restaurant has gone downhill.
#49 Oceana (2011) –
Gordon encounters perhaps the dirtiest kitchen yet.

Series Five

#50 Blackberry’s (2011) –
Blackberry’s is failing and it’s run by the mouthy un-listening dictator Shelly.
#51 Leone’s (2011) –
Rose ran a successful restaurant, but under her son, it is failing.
#52 Mike & Nellie’s (2011) –
One owner has passed away and now the restaurant is on the verge of closing.
#53 Luigi’s (2011) –
Luigi’s suffers from bad food and owners who yell and scream, including at the customers.
#54 Revisited #6 (2011) –
Gordon revisits some restaurants to check on their progress.
#55 Greek at The Harbor (2011) –
Mickey used to run a successful restaurant, but now the quality of the food has dropped considerably.
#56 Burger Kitchen, Pt. 1 (2011) –
Burger Kitchen is run by an incompetent owner with no financial nous.
#57 Burger Kitchen, Pt. 2 (2011) –
Will Burger Kitchen stay open?
#58 Michon’s (2012) –
The owner’s daughter was expected to take over one day but she is more content doing nothing.
#59 El Greco (2012) –
El Greco is the modern-day Greek tragedy.
#60 Revisited #7 (2012) –
Gordon revisits some restaurants to check on their progress.
#61 Park’s Edge (2012) –
The food tastes odd and the owners have no restaurant experience.
#62 Spin A Yarn (2012) –
Another Greek tragedy.
#63 Charlie’s (2012) –
Everything is on the line for a family if Charlie’s cannot succeed.
#64 Café Hon (2012) –
The owner of Cafe Hon is delusional.
#65 Chiarella’s (2012) –
Chiarella’s has a burnt-out owner and disgusting food.
#66 Zocalo (2012) –
Gordon helps a married couple improve the food at their Mexican restaurant.

Series Six

#67 La Galleria 33, Pt. 1 (2012) –
Gordon helps stubborn sisters live up to their parents’ success.
#68 La Galleria 33, Pt. 2 (2012) –
More work to do at La Galleria.
#69 Mama Maria’s (2012) –
Gordon attempts to save a Brooklyn restaurant.
#70 Ms. Jean’s Southern Cuisine (2012) –
Gordon looks to repair a restaurant owner’s reputation.
#71 Barefoot Bob’s (2012) –
Gordon tries to resuscitate a beachside restaurant.
#72 Revisited #8 (2012) –
Gordon revisits some restaurants to check on their progress.
#73 Olde Hitching Post Restaurant & Tavern (2013) –
Gordon faces a family feud.
#74 Levanti’s Italian Restaurant (2013) –
Sibling rivalry is hurting the restaurant.
#75 Sam’s Mediterranean Kabob Room (2013) –
Gordon stages an intervention.
#76 Nino’s Italian Restaurant (2013) –
A Long Beach legacy is on the line.
#77 Mill Street Bistro, Pt. 1 (2013) –
Gordon goes to war with an arrogant owner.
#78 Mill Street Bistro, Pt. 2 (2013) –
The saga continues.
#79 Yanni’s (2013) –
Gordon convinces a Greek restaurant owner that it’s time for a change.
#80 Prohibition Grille (2013) –
Gordon helps a belly dancer shake up her restaurant.
#81 Chappy’s (2013) –
Gordon heads to “Music City.”
#82 Amy’s Baking Company (2013) –
A couple finds it hard to listen to Chef Ramsay’s advice.

Series Seven

#83 Return to Amy’s Baking Company (2014) –
A return to the most talked about restaurant in the series, Amy’s Baking Company in Scottsdale, Arizona.
#84 Pantaleone’s (2014) –
Gordon heads to Denver, CO, where he meets a pizza restaurant owner who is truly stuck in the past. 
#85 Old Neighborhood (2014) –
Gordon heads to Arvada, CO, and a restaurant which needs to make some serious changes.
#86 Kati Allo (2014) –
Gordon heads to Queens, New York, to save a Greek restaurant.
#87 Mangia Mangia, Pt. 1 (2014) –
The owner of Mangia Mangia has no clue and the chef has no training.
#88 Mangia Mangia, Pt. 2 (2014) –
Mangia Mangia needs to make changes from the top down.
#89 Zayna Flaming Grill, Pt. 1 (2014) –
Zayna Flaming Grill is a mess with the family constantly butting heads.
#90 Zayna Flaming Grill, Pt. 2 (2014) –
Can Gordon pull Fayna’s head out of her butt?
#91 Bella Luna (2014) –
Three years ago, Rosaria and her two sons moved from New York to Easton, PA, to open an Italian restaurant, but despite the best of intentions, the restaurant is failing.
#92 Revisited (2014) –
Gordon revisits some restaurants to check on their progress.