Le Bistro Kitchen Nightmares Update – Still Open in 2022?

Is Le Bistro still open?

Current Status: >> OPEN <<
(keep reading to learn what happened)

Season: 3 | View All Season 3 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: March 11, 2010
Le Bistro Address: 4626 N Federal Hwy Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
Le Bistro Kitchen Nightmares update

Episode Recap

Le Bistro was a Lighthouse Point, Florida restaurant featured on Season 3 of Kitchen Nightmares.

The Le Bistro Kitchen Nightmares episode aired on March 11, 2010, but Gordon’s visit happened back in July 2009.

It was Kitchen Nightmares Season 3 Episode 6.

In this episode of Kitchen Nightmares, Chef Gordon Ramsay takes us to Le Bistro in Lighthouse Point, Florida.

Soon after, we meet the owner- a British born, European trained chef-Andy Trousdale, and co-owner, Andy’s lovely wife, Elin, who he met while working as an executive chef in New York.

Andy and Elin opened Le Bistro in 2001 in the wealthy town of Lighthouse Point, which means that it’s been open for a little under a decade at the time of the Le Bistro Kitchen Nightmares episode.

Unfortunately, the locals do not like the food Le Bistro has to offer, which is a big part of why Andy and Elin reached out to Gordon Ramsay for help.

When he arrives, Gordon Ramsay sits down with the couple and learns that Elin wants to change to accommodate the locals’ taste while Andy is defensive, claiming the locals are too demanding and hard to impress.

I guess the customer isn’t always right, lol.

Gordon then asks Andy to show off his signature dishes: duck rillette, which contains bone and cartilage; and lamb curry roll, which Gordon finds odd and rubbery.

Gordon tells Andy that the food is outdated and Andy becomes defensive.

Gordon notices that the servers do not take the orders because Andy only allows Elin to take the orders, causing a long wait.

On top of the long wait to have their order taken, the food is taking more than an hour to leave the kitchen because Andy does not allow anyone to cook in the kitchen but himself, even though there are three people willing to help cook in the kitchen.

When the food finally reaches the customers table it is immediately sent back, which is a pretty big problem.

Instead of addressing the customers complaints with the food, Andy instead orders the customer to order something else from the menu.

A very frustrated Gordon goes outside to catch some air and cool off. I would be frustrated too, so I definitely feel Gordon’s pain here.

To try to get through to Andy and company, Gordon gathers feedback from the customers via comment cards and informs the staff that the service was rated by customers a 4 out of 10.

Gordon then informs Andy that the food he has prepared was rated 3 out of 10 by the customers.

The next day Gordon takes Andy and Elin on a boat trip with former customers of the restaurant who share what they found disappointing with the restaurant.

One of the customers stated that their biggest disappointment with the restaurant was the food not being memorable and the dark and gloomy atmosphere.

Andy, who is not comfortable with hearing the customers’ negative feedback, becomes defensive and closed-off.

You can re-watch this encounter in this two-minute YouTube video if you want to refresh your memory on the very awkward boat trip.

After the boat trip, it’s time for Gordon to start working on implementing changes at Le Bistro restaurant to make it more effective.

Chef Ramsay then focuses on the kitchen and shows Hendrick how to make a snapper dish that everyone agrees is delicious.

Gordon also has a second server work that evening to help Elin take orders, causing orders to come in faster and causing Andy to fall behind again.

An hour into the evening and not one dish has left the kitchen.

Gordon tells Andy that for someone in the service industry he acts like he hates his customers, this leads Andy into having a breakthrough and finally allowing Gordon’s help.

That night, after everyone has gone home, Gordon’s team works hard to re-do Le Bistro, including adding a new sign outside, removing the booths to allow a more open interior space, a blue theme, and a leathered wall.

Gordon also cooks side by side with Andy to teach Andy the new menu and the staff agrees it is delicious.

The night of relaunch the customers arrive and the orders start stacking up quickly.

For the first time in the history of Le Bistro, the food is leaving the kitchen in a timely manner and the customers are loving it.

The rest of the night goes well and Gordon Ramsay says goodbye to the owners and staff before departing.

So was the Kitchen Nightmares Le Bistro restaurant episode a long-term success? Keep reading our update to learn what happened next and if this Lighthouse Point Florida restaurant is still open in 2022 and beyond.

Le Bistro Update - What Happened Next?

Now that we’ve recapped the Le Bistro Kitchen Nightmares episode, let’s talk about what happened after Gordon Ramsay and his crew left Lighthouse Point, Florida.

Usually, I have to share a bunch of bad news in these updates.

However, Le Bistro is one of Kitchen Nightmares true success stories as Le Bistro is still open and serving customers as of 2022, more than ten years after the episode has aired.

It even survived the Coronavirus pandemic, which took down a few of the other previously-successful restaurants on Kitchen Nightmares.

The owners seem happy to have taken part in the Le Bistro Kitchen Nightmares episode, as it was great PR for the restaurant (despite some difficulties detailed on the show).

Gordon also revisited Le Bistro as part of the Kitchen Nightmares Revisited #5 episode in season 4. It was episode 8 of that season and aired on March 18, 2011.

When Gordon returns, he found the food delicious. Most customers seem to agree, as Le Bistro has a four star rating according to Yelp.

If you want to see the Le Bistro Gordon Ramsay revisit clip, it starts at around 26:26 in the video below:

Is Le Bistro still open after Kitchen Nightmares?

Yes! Le Bistro is still open as of September 2022.

If you want to visit the restaurant, you can head to its official website to view the menu and book a table.

The restaurant’s specialty seems to be its Beef Wellington, so I recommend trying that if you head to Lighthouse Point.

What happened to Andy and Elin Trousdale from Le Bistro?

Andy and Elin Trousdale are still the Le Bistro owners.

They’re also still married and seem to be doing well, which is great.

Here’s a 2018 interview from a local Miami publication that has some details on how the couple have been doing since the visit from Gordon Ramsay.

Congratulations to the couple on all their success.

Final thoughts on Le Bistro

Le Bistro is one of the few real Kitchen Nightmares success stories.

Even though the Kitchen Nightmares Le Bistro episode aired over a decade ago, the Le Bistro Florida restaurant is still open and doing well.

It even managed to survive the Covid-19 pandemic while still going strong.

If you want to see some other South Florida Kitchen Nightmares episodes, you can check out our updates for Fleming in Miami and Anna Vincenzo’s in Boca Raton.

If you want to see some other successful Kitchen Nightmares restaurants like Le Bistro, I recommend checking out the updates for Lido di Manhattan in Manhattan Beach CA or Pantaleone’s in Denver.

You can also head here to browse all of the open Kitchen Nightmares restaurants.

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Last updated: 2022-09-03 04:28

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  1. Dined at Le Bistro last night Tues. February 8, 2022 and it was totally delicious! There were four of us and everyone truly loved what they ordered. Two people shared the Beef Wellington, I had the boullibasise and my sister had the rack of lamb which she raved about! Such lovely people, so friendly and kind. We would recommend Le Bistro to anyone, a great culinary experience!


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