Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares is back! Season 8 episode 1 features the restaurant Bel Aire Diner in Astoria, New York, and fans are now wondering if the business is still around today.
The Kitchen Nightmares season 8 premiere episode is full of nostalgia as it has been nearly 10 years since Ramsay shut the door on the reality restaurant makeover series. I’m sure I’m not alone when I share that I have memories of watching Kitchen Nightmares every week with my family.
Earlier in the 2000s, particularly during the first few seasons, looking up a restaurant wasn’t as easy (or quick) as it is today. Nowadays, a Google search will answer all of our questions without even having to leave the room, including whether a business is open or not. And this is what we are here to answer!
Is Bel Aire Diner from Kitchen Nightmares still open?
The short answer is YES! Bel Aire Diner in Astoria, New York, is still open for business. In fact, from what we can see on the diner’s social media, it is thriving!
This isn’t old news or photos we stumbled upon, either! On Facebook, Bel Aire Diner shares that their episode of the Gordon Ramsay show will premiere, encouraging their fans to watch.
Bel Aire Diner has many other posts before the one about the FOX reality series, too! This shows they are fairly active and have a decent following.
If you are here while the episode is still airing, let’s keep watching to see which tips and tricks from Ramsay the Bel Aire Diner crew took seriously, as well as what changes they have made since their time on Kitchen Nightmares.