Mill Street Bistro Update – Kitchen Nightmares – Open or Closed?

Is Mill Street Bistro still open?

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

Season: 6 | View All Season 6 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: March 1, 2013
Mill Street Bistro Address: 21 Mill St, Norwalk, Ohio 44857

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Mill Street Bistro Kitchen Nightmares

Mill Street Bistro was so explosive that it earned a coveted two-part Kitchen Nightmares. Things started off on a good foot with proprietor Joe Nagy showing Gordon around his farm. Mill Street Bistro was supposed to be a high-quality, farm to table restaurant. But, as Gordon would soon discover, Joe’s claims didn’t always match with reality.

With plenty of fireworks, this was one of my favorite Kitchen Nightmares episodes ever.

Mill Street Bistro Update - What Happened Next?

After Gordon left, Mill Street Bistro continued its poor run. Though they kept most of the menu, there was a huge staff turnover. Three wait staff members, Jen, Kayleigh, and Rebecca left the restaurant, as well as Chef Tommy. That meant Joe Nagy jumped back into the head chef position. As Gordon told us, not a great sign.

At the end of 2013, Joe renamed the restaurant to Maple City Tavern. According to Yelp, things had not gotten any better with the relaunch. The restaurant closed less than two years later in June, 2015. As of now, both Mill Street Bistro and Maple City Tavern are dead.

In 2016, the building that used to house Mill Street Bistro was sold for $140,000 according to the Norwalk Reflector.

In a fun bit of trivia, there was also a lawsuit over this episode. In Jan. 2014, the lawsuit was settled, with Gordon’s production team paying £900 to Joe for items which went “missing” after filming.

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Last updated: 2017-03-15 09:56


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