There was plenty of scary stuff, too. Having only seen the second half of the show, I thought it was pretty positive. It was good to see Rose Leone back and in rare form as she flirted with Ramsay (“he’s hot!”) and basically told her son to grow a pair. Props to them for delivering to Hampden, providing us with an alternative to the abysmal Pop's Pizza. All eight of us really liked our dinners and we tried each others’ dishes. S4 E1 44m. Episode 14 43 mins. It was only a couple of months ago when restaurant owner Michalis Bofos, 42, participated in the Greek version of “Kitchen Nightmares”, a reality television series hosted by chef Hector Botrini. Greek Businessman commits suicide after participating in “Kitchen Nightmares” reality-show. Yours truly was there the night of the makeover, and what stood out from the dishes we tried on the revised menu were the mushrooms, truffle and taleggio pizza and a crab cappellini with chili, lime and garlic (albeit too much garlic — something Ramsay had scolded them about). I agree with raeven. It needed a make over, food-staff-decor, 4 years ago. Get once-daily headlines and occasional breaking news in your inbox. I’m almost positive one of the restaurants featured was Fascino. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Ramsay visits Leone's, an Italian eatery in Montclair, N.J., in hope of keeping the restaurant open. we ate there last month, post ramsay, and really enjoyed our meals. Leone's has been selected to get the full Gordon Ramsey treatment on Kitchen Nightmares, a reality TV series on the Fox network. I see alot of coomments about Osteria Giotto etc. Another Greek restaurant Kalamaki opened in its place in July, 2014. Prices were reasonable, decor was excellent. I used to go to Leone’s often back in the day and it was good. Gordon Ramsay filming Kitchen Nightmares in Montclair today. It’s hard for me to see them competing with the higher end Italian restaurants in town. Better than seeing her smoke INSIDE the restaurant….. POSTED BY fanadink | October 05, 2011 @ 1:46 pm S04:E05 - Luigi's. The service was very attentive and warm that night — and it was good to see Michael get away from the TV and into the kitchen, managing. It was great to see Rose SMOKING outside the restaurant the other day. This restaurant offers Greek food and has an amazing view of the … Picky things: They served the bread in a basket with plastic packages of butter and filled up the table with pizzeria-size jars of spices – crushed red pepper, oregano. The opening scenes (mystery meat in the freezer from last Thanksgiving, a chef spitting out food when asked to taste his own dish) would give severe diner’s remorse to anyone who had eaten at Leone’s pre-Gordon Ramsay. I had always assumed Leone’s fell into the later category. The once popular family run business was opened by Rose in 1996 and business was good. She is a terrible person to let him shoulder the blame. The Greek's owners husband and wife Makis and Lynn Mikelatos have been running the restaurant since 1994. We will try it again one day. Out of our party of seven, only two enjoyed their meals. With Gordon Ramsay, Gordon Kennedy, Arthur Smith, Diana. Ramsay heads back to Cafe Hon, Chierello and Leones to see if the owners heeded his advice. Started by Rosemary Leone in 1996, this restaurant was once quite popular and busy. we look forward to going back. Little better. Based on the hit British reality show, celebrity chef and Michelin Star winner Gordon Ramsay ("Hell's Kitchen, " "MasterChef") travels far and wide across America. Kitchen Nightmares Season 4 View all. A grown-up Hana later resurfaces in Chef Gordon Ramsay's reality show Kitchen Nightmares (Season 3 Episode 11). Lifestyle. SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW HELL’S KITCHEN CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt1fxPc6KaOeMxdhtUcEEEAMike insists he hasn't … The service was excellent. UPDATED: Last night’s Kitchen Nightmares, Montclair edition, was a nightmare for Leone’s manager Michael Restaino and a star turn for his mother, the unsinkable Rose Leone. STARRING. ... Chierello and Leones to see if the owners heeded his advice. Kitchen Nightmares - The Greek at the Harbor - OPEN Chef Gordon Ramsay visits The Greek at the Harbor in Ventura, California. Kitchen Nightmares - Leone's - OPEN In this Kitchen Nightmares episode, Chef Gordon Ramsay visits Leone's in Montclair, New Jersey. but to me Bistro 18 is better than all of them? Went in August (post Ramsey) with my wife. Kitchen Nightmares. Reality 6 Seasons. She had an Eastern European look and accent. TV-14. Olde Hitching Post. Credit: Michael Stahl. The new decor may work for the camera, but in person looks cheap and unfinished. Years ago after a terrible meal we vowed not to go back. Kitchen Nightmares (US) S05 E02: Leone’s, Montclair, New Jersey - OPEN. Bruna worked for the restaurant for a year and a half during the time of filming. If they would just stick to pizza, which is delicious, they’d be fine. Restaino was to blame for virtually everything that had gone wrong in the South Park street restaurant since his mother had to leave the helm due to health problems two years ago (she went in for a routine kidney stone removal and ended up in a coma!) Do Restaurants Actually Change Their Concept After The Show? The convenience is really what makes them in my book, but the pizza isn't half-bad to … We were half expecting an appearance from Restaino’s brother, Dominic Restaino of Cuban Pete’s (now that would have been good reality TV! He encountered discord among staff, owners who didn’t know what they were doing (or who had simply lost their passion), people in over their heads, and menus that … He explained he hit a breaking point with one of the restaurants on his show and realized he had enough. Still, last night’s art show of beautifully prepared food from Montclair’s other Italian restaurants shows how hard Leone’s will have to work to compete. Over 60 Percent of the Restaurants on ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ Are Now Closed By Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm Zayna’s Flaming Grill in Redondo Beach: Still open! Almost thought Greek Village was one too, but that would have been odd. DIRECTOR. Also liked the LOBSTER RAVIOLI, regular ravioli also good, and both guys who got mussels were quite pleased. That took up a lot of table space and made for a confusing dining experience (is it a pizzeria or something more upscale?). What was mentioned a lot was Leone’s tired decor and a creepy oil painting of a baby we wish we could get our hands on for this party. TV-MA. and reworking the space with a more contemporary scheme of red, white, black and gray. Pantaleone s featured in kitchen nightmares season 7 episode 2 and is open business improved 70 after the episode aired and they added a delivery service in 2017. 1,033 were here. It’s easy to be motivated at first, but staying the course will be the real challenge. leone’s was going down the crapper prior to Rose’s departure. After discovering the poor sanitary conditions and bad food handling practices going on in the kitchen, Ramsay ordered Leone’s to “Shut it down!” in the middle of dinner service. Yanni s greek restaurant now in 2018 the after kitchen nightmares update in the weeks that followed gordan s visit peter managed to successfully adapt to the new changes. ... Ramsay heads to Seattle to help Peter make much-needed changes to his Greek restaurant, Yanni's. I always watch "Kitchen Nightmares" and sometimes, when Chef Ramsey updates an Italian restaurant, his food choices are maybe a bit too "foodie" for what locals want. It used to be a relatively casual restaurant with better quality food. Leone's. We shared a fantastic roasted beet salad and a terrific portaobello mushroom app. Isn’t that just the kind of thing the reality tv show experts would advise them to take down? (30 Sep 2011). “I canceled my own show on Fox, Kitchen Nightmares,” Ramsay said. This FAQ is empty. Add the first question. Montclair (“affluent suburb just 20 minutes from Manhattan”) and its other Italian restaurants, including Tosca and Giotto, got love in the episode, as Ramsay showed the Leone’s staff what their food should look like, in an art exhibit around the corner at Church Street’s Gallery 51, showcasing photos of food from their competition. We sent back a pork tenderloin with eggplant, pancetta, white beans (pork was tough and overdone, beans were not fully cooked). Her father's restaurant … I miss the creepy baby painting. (Hey Montclair chefs, if your food was part of art work featured, write me at tips at baristanet dot com and tell us what dish.) I had the Penne Turano and it was fantastic. Title: so, back to our post-Ramsey visit. But it did sound like much of the blame was being pinned on Michael for being lazy and inefficient. I had that again this Saturday night with a large party. Leone’s used to be one of my favorite restaurants years ago when we first moved to town. S4Ep8, Greek at the Harbor: Chef Ramsay visits Ventura, CA, determined to breathe new life and energy into Greek at the Harbor restaurant. Add Blackberry's in Plainfield to the list of restaurants that failed even after Kitchen Nightmares' intervention. Spoiler alert — if you want to watch on DVR, then read no further. ... 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