(keep reading to learn what happened)
Season: 5 | View All Season 5 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: October 28, 2011
The Greek at the Harbor Address: 1583 Spinnaker Dr Ste 101 Ventura, California 93001
The Greek at the Harbor was a Ventura, California restaurant featured on season 5 of Kitchen Nightmares. The Greek at the Harbor Kitchen Nightmares episode aired on November 18, 2011, but the actual filming and Gordon Ramsay’s visit happened in August 2011. It was episode 7 of season 5.
In this episode, Chef Gordon Ramsay visits the “The Greek at the Harbor” at Ventura, California.
This restaurant is owned is Makis and his wife and was established in the year 1994.
As you’d expect from the name, this restaurant offers Greek food and has an amazing view of the Ventura harbor.
But sadly, they are running out of money.
The main reasons seem to be a tired Makis, drop in food quality, and Makis preventing his son’s involvement in the business.
Gordon Ramsay discovers that they haven’t made money in years.
He sits down and orders calamari, sampler platters and moussaka.
After tasting the food, he is forced to say that the food was “dreadful” and an embarrassment to Greece.
Ramsay goes on to take an inspection of the kitchen and finds out that all the food items are pre-cooked, and are just reheated. A
lthough they serve the food quickly, most of the dishes are sent back by customers.
Ramsay sat in a meeting with the family members in order to discuss the possible ways to improve the condition of the hotel and get it back to its lost charm.
Due to the involvement of Ramsay, the restaurant receives a makeover, Aris gets involved in the business, the menu cards are revamped and as a result, the customers love their food now. And they have a lot of daily visitors now. This Restaurant has been geared up to the extreme level. It seems Chef Gordon Ramsey’s visit was a success.
The Greek at the Harbor Update - What Happened Next?
Presently, this place is doing good business.
Due to the helpful interference by Chef Gordon Ramsay, this place has got back its lost charms.
Aris was in-charge of the reopening ceremony of this restaurant. Now, he looks after this restaurant with his father and occasionally cooks food for his customers.
The food quality has improved a lot.
Although, there are a few negative reviews related to the fact they don’t use fresh lamb meat, which makes it stiff (almost like rubber).
The interior décor of this place has finally come in sync with the modern age. They attract a lot of customers every day.
Lastly, there is one small issue related to the behavior of waiters. If these could be fixed, then Chef Gordon Ramsey could proudly say that he has created a successful Greek Food Restaurant.
Despite those minor issues, The Greek at The Harbor is still open and feeding customers as of 2021!
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Last updated: 2021-11-29 05:47
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Greek at the Harbor is a FANTASTIC place to go! Great food, Great people, Great PERIOD!!
Ha ha! Love your updates after I watch the show.
Can’t wait to visit this restaurant in Cali.
Is it still open in 2022?
Yes it’s still open as of now.
This episode is actually from season 4, not 5
Where do you see it as season 4? Both IMDB and Wikipedia have it as Season 5.
I just watched it on Hulu, season 4.
I think Hulu has it wrong then because everything else says Season 5.
Here’s the IMDB link:
It’s also Season 5 on Amazon:
I watched it on the Kitchen Nightmares channel on YouTube. They have every episode of every season in full on there. It is indeed season 4, episode 4. You should watch them on their channel.
I don’t think that’s an official channel. Here it is on IMDB https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0983514/episodes?season=5
Even the places that list it as Season 4 still have the air date as November 18, 2011. That’s when Season 5 aired.
The last Season 4 episode was May 20, 2011. Season 5 started on September 23, 2011.
The Greek isn’t that bad. The view from the patio is great though.
Gordon talked the owner out of switching to Chinese food, which would have confused the customers.
Per the owner in a youtube interview, Aris is not involved in the restaurant at all anymore (and never really wanted to be involved) and they only did the show to get a free restaurant make-over. The owner said that after they got the makeover they went back to mostly the old menu. One thing I noticed was in the youtube segment, people were served “calamari” that were large and uniform in shape meaning it was cuddle fish and not calamari. So it seems like the owner is not to be trusted on more than one front.