The 10 restaurants featured in Kitchen Nightmares season 8 on FOX

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES: Gordon Ramsey in the season premiere “Bel Aire Diner” episode of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES airing Monday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). ©2023 FOX Media LLC. CR: Jeff Niera / FOX.
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES: Gordon Ramsey in the season premiere “Bel Aire Diner” episode of KITCHEN NIGHTMARES airing Monday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). ©2023 FOX Media LLC. CR: Jeff Niera / FOX. /
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Get ready for more wild action at some local eateries. After a decade, Gordon Ramsey is back with a new season of his Fox show Kitchen Nightmares! Find out which restaurants will suffer the “help” of the infamously hot-tempered chef!

Starting in 2007, Kitchen Nightmares was an American version of Gordon Ramsey’s popular UK show. The concept was the same: each episode had Ramsey visiting a restaurant in trouble and trying to help them turn it around. The show became famous for Ramsey’s clashes with stubborn to a fault owners and chefs and tirades that required constant beeping by Fox censors.

The series ended in 2014 with Ramsey keeping up his work with Fox, such as Masterchef. However, thanks to the ongoing strikes holding off the fall season, Fox is having Ramsey revive the series for a new 10-episode run.

In a talk with Parade magazine, showrunner and executive producer David De Angelis acknowledged that having to fit ten restaurants into a five-week span meant sticking to the New York area.

"That was a production concern for us. We needed to squeeze in 10 restaurants in 5 weeks. We figured the best way to do that was to stay localized. We looked around the country and we also thought, ‘Where are we going to get some of the better personalities and also a variety of restaurants.’ For us, New York and New Jersey ticked all the boxes because we knew we could get big personalities. East Coasters are known to be open and honest with their emotions, big characters for sure, and a wide variety of restaurants."

So which restaurants are going to be clashing with Ramsey in the new series?

Here’s the list of Kitchen Nightmares season 8 restaurants

There’s no specifics yet on which restaurants will be featured in which episodes, but they run the gamut from Italian to fine dining to the typical neighborhood pub.

  • Bel Aire Diner (Astoria, NY)
  • Bask 46 (Woodland Park, NJ)
  • In The Drink (Wayne, NJ)
  • Da Mimmo (Dumont, NJ)
  • The Juicy Box (Brooklyn, NY)
  • El Cantito (Yonkers, NY)
  • Diwan (Port Washington, NY)
  • Love Bites Café (Saugerties, NY)
  • Max’s Bar and Grill (Long Branch, NJ)
  • South Brooklyn Foundry (Brooklyn, NY)

DeAngelis explained they wanted to show the wide range of food to reflect the audience. “We tried to get a wide breadth of restaurants. We thought that was really important for the health of the show to give audiences a look at restaurants that felt national.:

Between the variety of establishments and Ramsey’s infamous temper, the return of Kitchen Nightmares promises to be a hot event for reality TV fans.

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Kitchen Nightmares season 8 premieres Monday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c on Fox. Stay tuned to Hidden Remote for more FOX coverage and news.