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Even Gordon Ramsey cannot save the Mixing Bowl in Wantagh

kevinh Jan 15, 2009 09:10 AM

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".

  1. coll Aug 1, 2010 08:55 AM

    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

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      alimili Jul 31, 2010 09:25 PM

      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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        Cookyman Aug 1, 2010 06:20 AM

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

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        wintermute2.0 Jan 21, 2009 06:22 AM

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

        1. jfood Jan 15, 2009 01:34 PM

          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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            Caralien Jan 16, 2009 07:24 AM

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

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              Jon1856 Jan 16, 2009 07:29 AM

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

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                hudsonvalleyfoodblog Jan 16, 2009 09:46 AM

                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?

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                  jcmods Jan 16, 2009 10:19 AM

                  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.

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                    Jon1856 Jan 16, 2009 10:42 AM

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

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                      hudsonvalleyfoodblog Jan 16, 2009 11:47 AM

                      cool, thanks

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                        Jon1856 Jan 21, 2009 05:25 AM

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

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                          Jon1856 Jan 26, 2009 09:13 AM

                          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...

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                    Johnct Jan 21, 2009 07:13 AM

                    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!

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                    hudsonvalleyfoodblog Jan 15, 2009 10:52 AM

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

                    1. Caralien Jan 15, 2009 09:24 AM

                      Here's the recap:
                      http://www.tv.com/kitchen-nightmares/the-mixing-bowl/episode/1138636/recap.html?tag=overview;recap

                      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...

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