FOX releases details of 'Kitchen Nightmares' Mill Street Bistro episodes

Parts 1 and 2 will air March 1 and 8, respectively.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Feb 20, 2013

 

The first of two "Kitchen Nightmares" episodes featuring Mill Street Bistro in Norwalk will air at 8 p.m. March 1 on FOX.

Part two will air one week later, at 8 p.m. March 8.

At one time FOX announced part one of the Mill Street Bistro episodes would air this week. However, the networked pushed back the dates. Instead, this week's episode features Nino's Italian Restaurant in Long Beach, Calif.

"Kitchen Nightmares" and its host, Chef Gordon Ramsay, were in Norwalk last June for about a week of filming.

Here is the show synopsis on the "Kitchen Nightmares" portion of Fox's website: "Chef Gordon Ramsay travels to Norwalk to visit Mill Street Bistro in the first part of a special two-part episode of 'Kitchen Nightmares.' Located in the heart of farm country, Chef Ramsay meets Joe (Nagy), the most pretentious restaurant owner he's ever met. Joe claims his restaurant is farm-to-table, but the so-called bistro proves to be anything but. Joe runs his staff like a dictator and has trouble listening to any views aside from his own. From his hostile attitude toward the staff and customers, to the overpriced and tasteless recipes being served, Chef Ramsay realizes that Joe is in denial and resistant to change. Find out if Ramsay can take on this stubborn owner."

For other details about "Kitchen Nightmares," visit the show's website at http://www.fox.com/kitchennightmares/

Comments

Michael Saviador

Hey Bad Attidude, its pretty pathetic that you even waste your time trying to jump on a bandwagon that you wholeheartedly wish you were on...go back to work, do some research, and then you MIGHT be qualified to go online and form an oppinion, & Doc if you have so many unsettled issues within yourself why not open a recipe guide and learn you're methods of cooking before you order something that you clearly have no knowledge of., it would be nice if you could run you're own business and not have to resort to peddling online to try to bash someone who has actually made it...all you have to do is run your operation like a REAL business man, not try to put your 2 cents in when you barely have 2 cents to pay you're own employee's.

badattitude72

Just so you know im not jumping on the ban wagon hes pathetic and he acted the same way when his sister was dieing of cancer which happens to be my mother inlaw i could give two craps about the ban wagon hes all about joe and how good joe can look in front of every one enough research for you

Born and raised...

doesn't sound to me like they made it. sounds to me like they are failing if they have to get the advice of a world renowned chef. You seem angry over someone else's opinions. If Gordon says it was tasteless then I am sure is was bland as a rock. a little salt and pepper go a long way my friend. The guy you are referring to may not know about cooking and recipes and such, but I do. I can tell you you should not claim farm to table if you are not. That is just a way to bring people in and you can't keep customers on the basis of a lie.

Michael Saviador

No need for revenge - Just sit back and wait, those that hurt you will eventually screw up all by themselves!

badattitude72

I dont do revenge i just tell it like it is you may not always like it im a firm believer in karma and in this case it seams to be at work

StuHart

If Karma was real, which it is not, you would come back in your next life as a punctuation mark.

vicariouslyAlive

i've eaten there a few times... i give restaurants the benefit of the doubt when i have a bad experience, sometimes things just happen. so i went back, and it was no better. rude server for starters. the menu wasn't all to impressive for the price point... i happily pay top dollar for things i couldn't cook myself, i even base vacation trips around food destinations... so when i pay $30+ per plate, it should be spectacular. otherwise i would have just made better myself.

and god forbid you have an honest problem with your food. my steak was over cooked and i got the riot act about not being cultured enough to enjoy meat... in my eyes medium rare is warm pink center with a hint of red... not grey with a hint of pink... guess i was wrong. then to boot ticket times were awful. 40 minutes for a table of 2? i could understand if i was in a party of 8 and the restaurant was packed... but it seemed like they couldn't handle the 4 tables in the dining room...

the second time i didnt even stay for my main course... having gone twice in the same month the owner remembered me... my mistake for giving second chances. he hand delivered the appetizer to my table and said, "hope you don't find anything wrong with this." at that point i got paid for my drinks and got up and left...

never going back, and i dont care if Chef turned it around or not, it's not worth being degraded to get served food that could be better prepared elsewhere.

doc5798a

@ Micheal Saviador- Methods of cooking? If its my money paying for something, I simply want it done the way I like it, and not the way Joe thinks it should be. Also, what business you talking about. I've retired quite some time ago. Try The Leopard in Aurora, that is fine dining and one of my favorites. Obviously you haven't been around.

Born and raised...

hey Doc - the funny part about the comment "methods of cooking" is that it just so happens Gordon hears this all the time. He hates the term and funny the most disliked commenter on this article said it. Gordon would be yelling in this guy's face if he heard that. I thought it was BRILLIANT that he said that.

doc5798a

@ Micheal Saviador- Methods of cooking? If its my money paying for something, I simply want it done the way I like it, and not the way Joe thinks it should be. Also, what business you talking about. I've retired quite some time ago. Try The Leopard in Aurora, that is fine dining and one of my favorites. Obviously you haven't been around.

Michael Saviador

At least all you couch revelers will be able to see it on the posted dates...Doc its a good thing you are retired because you couldn't handle the heat in the kicthen anywhere, you'd pay someone else to do it. Just sit back, relax and take your rants elsewhere because im quite sure the Mill Street Bistro is not interested in your comments what so ever...they're going to succeed no matter what.

Born and raised...

then it is up to them to prove to the people of the town that they are worth something. The town of Norwalk has nothing to prove to the rest. They don't need his business. the bistro needs their business. I really think you should stop downgrading everyone of the possible future customers. the more I hear from you the more i want to stick sharp lead pencils in my eyes.

Michael Saviador

At least all you couch revelers will be able to see it on the posted dates...Doc its a good thing you are retired because you couldn't handle the heat in the kicthen anywhere, you'd pay someone else to do it. Just sit back, relax and take your rants elsewhere because im quite sure the Mill Street Bistro is not interested in your comments what so ever...they're going to succeed no matter what.

Now The Rest of...

Doesn't seem like the management or defenders of Mill Street Bistro are interested in any criticism, they seem to think that this should only be a forum for support and free advertising. The management invites someone who a has reputation of being critic and the management is surprised and taken back. Customers ask for their meal to be prepared to their request, the management is offended.
What ever happened to the customer is always right?

Born and raised...

I agree 100%! I do want to drop this point though. Customer service is no where close to what it used to be. Wouldn't even touch it. I am only 30yrs old and I have had this opinion for several years now. It seems no matter if I am at a store or a rest. no one wants to help or be courteous. everyone is always on their phones and they all want to blame when something isn't right for the customer. It is so much easier to do things the right way first and if it is not what the customer believed it to be then all they are doing is asking for a re-fire or for it to be fixed. Isn't it better to make it right so you have a repeat customer? It's a sad world we live in these days.

doc5798a

@ Saviador- I was able to handle lot of heat in the kitchen, that's why I could retire at 55, and my old businesses are thriving nicely. Not a rant my friend, just my personal experience with that place. Joe paying you to take this abuse?

Born and raised...

haha good one doc!

44846GWP

Wish we still had the Press Box. Good food, nice people, decent prices. The "Cheers" of Norwalk.

Born and raised...

agred! I loved the press box! what a fun inviting place!

Michael Saviador

You should all take a good look in the mirror and then resubmit your names, obviously it's easy to throw a hard working guy under the bus when you are behind your computer. I would wager my entire tax return that you ALL have your DVR's set. Wow its amazing what some people will do with their free time. I hope Fox does do a follow up so they can show all the improvements that they DID NOT do.

Now The Rest of...

Why do you have such a problem with people expressing their views that are in opposition to yours? Just because others have a view that is not in agreement with you does not make them wrong, its their opinion, just as yours is only your opinion. The majority of people posting appears to disagree with you on this subject, at this point let the public decide by either supporting this business or not. It does appear you share one trait with this owner, the inability to respect other opinions or accept any type of criticism.

I agree with you "Wow its amazing what some people will do with their free time." maybe take your own advice.

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