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Even Gordon Ramsey cannot save the Mixing Bowl in Wantagh

  • kevinh Jan 15, 2009 09:10 AM
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Or...was he the demise? It has existed 10+yrs. before he intervened. The Mixing Bowl in Wantagh, NY has shut down. Even after Gordon Ramsey, re-decorated it and changed the menu, on his show "Kitchen Nightmares".

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  1. Here's the recap:
    http://www.tv.com/kitchen-nightmares/...

    From what I remember, profits weren't very good prior to Ramsey coming in, the case at each of the restaurants in the series...

    I finally found 2 reviews (one from Dec 4, 2008) which stated that the salmon was great, but the FOH manager horrible and sleazy: http://www.mytravelguide.com/restaura...

    1. Well he didn't intervene, they asked for his help.

      1. Sabatello's in stamford ct closed about 6 weeks after the show aired. The owner was 110% of the cause. Sometimes you cannot change the spots on a leopard.

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        1. re: jfood

          is there a full list anywhere with all of the KN restaurants (which are still open, which have completely shuttered?)

          1. re: jfood

            Several others have also either been closed or sold right after show.
            The Old Stone Mill in Tuckahoe was sold late last year.

            1. re: Jon1856

              The Old Stone Mill looked like a really nice building. It's too bad the food wasn't any good. Do you know if anything is in that space now?

              1. re: hudsonvalleyfoodblog

                It was there the Sunday after Christmas. I can't remember if I saw anyone from the show or not. We went for brunch and I can't say it was great though I think I ordered wrong. I got this filet mignon steak sandwich on this really hard bread (like a brioche or something). The steak was sliced and topped with cheese. The bread just completely overwhelmed the whole thing. (Considering that on the show they changed to a Steak House....a little disappointing).

                It wasn't my idea to go there, but I should have ordered the steak and eggs which looked a lot better.

                Like I said, it's not the sort of place I would choose but it is the sort of place parents and in-laws (non food connosieurs all) would.

                1. re: hudsonvalleyfoodblog

                  Still open as a resturant. Just new owners.
                  IIRC the family that owns the Italian place up & over the street bought it.

                  1. re: Jon1856

                    cool, thanks

                    1. re: Jon1856

                      Olde Stone Mill is now owned by the DiNapoli Family.
                      They are also proprietors of: Angelina's Ristorante and Antonees on Broadway.

                      1. re: Jon1856

                        This may be a semi-educated guess but it would appear as if Olde Stone Mill is hiring a new staff:
                        Gordon Ramsey Needs FOH Staff (Tuckahoe)
                        Landmark Restaurant recently featured in TV Show "Kitchen Nightmares"
                        http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/fbh...

                2. re: jfood

                  I think Sabatiello's has re-emerged in Riverside on the South side of the Post Road just East of Balducci's. They use to have a good business when they were in Cos Cob (old Chili Station location on Strickland and RT1), but then thought they needed a bigger place (got gready) - couldn't handle it!

                3. It didn't help that they have the Sage Bistro and Orzon Thai powerhouses across the street.

                  1. Hello, do you know some of the Mixing Bowl restorant, it is opened again??
                    or probably the Owners opened other restorant in other place ? i like to know if you can see that , and tell me please,,i will thanks you

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                    1. re: alimili

                      Last time I drove past there it was a Greek restaurant.

                    2. Finn McCool sold soon after being on the show too, although the son/chef stayed on with new owners.
                      Maybe it was part of a plan though, that particular show I can tell you was so opposite of what the place really was like. It was good PR for them, but nobody was playing themselves that I could see.

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                      Finn McCools
                      101 Riverhead Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978