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Season: 2 | View All Season 2 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: February 13, 2019
Boardwalk 11 Address: 10433 National Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034
Boardwalk 11 was a Los Angeles, California restaurant featured on Season 2 of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back.
Though the Boardwalk 11 24 Hours to Hell and Back episode aired in February 2019, the actual filming and visit from Gordon Ramsay took place all the way back in November 2018. It was Season 2 Episode 7.
Boardwalk 11 is located in Los Angeles, CA. Steven Spear is the owner of the restaurant.
He has had many other restaurants, but they all closed down. Now, he’s down to his last hope – Boardwalk 11.
Steve doesn’t let the staff do anything. Kat is the head chef. She wants more control of the kitchen, but Steve will not give it to her.
She has no power to discipline the kitchen staff. They show up often hungover and late.
Gordon arrives in disguise with a bunch of bikers. He has on leather and a long wig. It’s just a ridiculous costume – you can see it in the picture above.
Gordon notices the bar looks modern, but the restaurant hasn’t been updated.
The bikers order sliders, burgers, and meatballs. The food arrives in less than ten minutes and tastes foul.
Gordon asks for the customers to stop eating, and he reveals he is in disguise.
He says the food is the worst he has ever eaten. Given how often Gordon Ramsay hated the food on Kitchen Nightmares, this is a pretty big statement.
He claims the food was cooked days ago and reheated in the oven.
Gordon closes the restaurant and invites the staff and the customers to the Hell on Wheels Truck for some reeducation.
In the truck, Gordon shows everyone footage of the restaurant.
The kitchen is gross, and there are roaches.
There are comments about Richard being drunk and cursing in front of the staff. They do not have a manager.
The staff tells Gordon Ramsay that there is no accountability and everyone has lost the passion for the work.
Kat was demoted because the other restaurant she managed for Steve failed.
Reviews of the restaurant talk about a male staff member who is inappropriate with female customers.
As part of the relaunch, Gordon wants to turn the restaurant into a gastropub.
However, there’s a lot of work to be done before it can reach that point.
When Gordon inspects the kitchen, he finds rotten meat and old produce.
Food needs to be thrown away, and they are literally throwing away thousands of dollars.
As the kitchen staff cleans, Steve is being negative and goes outside.
He wants Gordon’s help, but Gordon says the team hates the ambiance that Steve helped to create.
Gordon shows Kat the new menu. Kat needs to own her own kitchen.
Gordon tells the cooks if they don’t step up, they need to leave.
Gordon tells Steve he needs to take a step back, and Kat is promoted. Kat immediately fires Richard.
The kitchen staff makes one of everything on the menu.
Gordon’s biker friends returned for the relaunch.
The kitchen struggles to communicate. Gordon stops the service to give them a chance to breath.
After a pep talk from Gordon, food begins leaving the kitchen again.
Steve promises to give the staff more control.
Steve also swears to keep Gordon’s changes from the Boardwalk 11 24 Hours to Hell and Back episode.
Gordon isn’t so sure and knows the restaurant will fail if Steve goes back to his old ways.
Boardwalk 11 Update - What Happened Next?
After the Gordon Ramsay’s visit, Steve and Boardwalk 11 seemed to be slipping back into their old habits.
Kat has lost her promotion and is thinking about leaving.
Steve also brought back Keith and Richard, the two staff members who were fired during the Boardwalk 11 24 Hours to Hell and Back episode.
Despite that, Boardwalk 11 is still alive.
Is Boardwalk 11 still open after 24 Hours to Hell and Back?
As of 2022, Boardwalk 11 is still open and serving customers in Los Angeles. Reviews are mixed – they have a 4 star rating on Yelp but only a 3.5 star rating on Google Reviews and a 3 star rating on TripAdvisor.
They also now go by Boardwalk 11 Karaoke Bar and Grill. I’m not sure where the karaoke part came from, but it seems to be working for them.
If you want to learn more, you can check out the official Boardwalk 11 website, which includes Jimmy Kimmel singing karaoke with Snoop Dogg. If you want to see the Boardwalk 11 menu, you can click here for a direct link.
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Last updated: 2022-01-22 05:20