(keep reading to learn what happened)
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Original Episode Air Date: October 10, 2007
Seascape Inn Address: 116 Main St Islip, NY 11751
Seascape was an Islip, New York restaurant featured on Season 1 of Kitchen Nightmares. The Seascape Kitchen Nightmares episode aired in October 2007, but the actual filming and visit from Gordon Ramsay took place earlier in March 2007. It was Episode 4 of Season 1.
The Seascape Inn opened all the way back in 1962 in Islip, New York.
Opened by Irene and her late husband, the Seascape Inn was once one of the best restaurants on Long Island.
Now, run by Irene and her son Peter, the restaurant is a shadow of its former self. You can see the signs of neglect in the decor. Peter, the owner and Irene’s son, thinks Chef Doug is the issue.
Seascape Inn needs about $800,000.00 to $1,000,000.00 to keep the Seascape Inn from sinking, so Gordon Ramsay definitely has his work cut out for him if he wants to save this restaurant.
Gordon arrives and is greeted by Peter.. Peter sits down with Gordon and compares the restaurant to a sinking ship.
Gordon orders three dishes: the cajun Atlantic salmon, crab cakes, and lobster ravioli.
As Gordon waits for his food, he takes in the foul smell and the crumbling walls.
The lobster ravioli is not fresh, and neither are the crab cakes. The salmon dish is served with a greasy pesto sauce, and the salmon itself is dry. Irene offers Gordon dry, powdery cookies, which he then chokes on.
Gordon wants to get a complete picture of the restaurant and its problems, so he watches what happens during a typical dinner service at the Seascape restaurant.
It wasn’t good…Every customer had complaints during dinner service.
Gordon then moved into the kitchen, where he saw Doug doing whatever he wanted.
There is a spill in the kitchen, and Peter comes in to clean it because he is too afraid to tell his employees what to do.
There is grease and grime on nearly every surface in the kitchen. Gordon sees the ingredients from yesterday’s order, and everything looks inedible.
The owners stated that the kitchen was clean and appalled at the area’s state.
Because it was so dirty, Gordon shuts down the restaurant and orders a deep clean of the kitchen.
The Seascape owners and staff must clean every nook and cranny.
What’s more, Peter is admonished by Gordon and his mother for not taking responsibility and stepping up.
Gordon teaches the cooks how to prepare seafood the right way, much to Chef Doug’s dismay.
Chef Doug acts very unprofessionally as Gordon teaches him how to cook fish dishes. Gordon orders Peter to fire Chef Doug for his insubordination. Gordon also stated that Chef Doug was a burden on the business.
While the restaurant is being remodeled, Gordon takes Peter to a boxing ring to blow off some steam and reenergize Peter.
Peter explains that his father always puts him down, and he is finally ready to prove his father wrong.
Back at the restaurant, The walls are newly splashed with red which looks beautiful with the brown finishing. There are pictures from the glory days of the Seascape Inn all over the walls.
Gordon brings in a new chef who is a massive improvement from Doug.
Gordon also brings in the head chef from his restaurant to teach Peter how to dress and stand properly.
At first, the restaurant is chaotic because of the influx of customers, but as the staff works together, the night ends well.
After that, Scott, the chef that Gordon brought in, stayed for an additional week to train the new chef.
Seascape Inn Update - What Happened Next?
Now that we’ve recapped the Seascape Kitchen Nightmares episode, let’s talk about what happened after Gordon Ramsay’s visit.
Is Seascape still open?
Seascape closed in August 2007, just five months after Gordon Ramsay’s visit and before the episode aired on TV.
The restaurant was sold to new owners who originally planned to open a new restaurant called The Coast. We’re not sure how much the Seascape Inn sold for as we can’t find a public record of the sale.
However, that didn’t happen either and the old Seascape Inn New York location was sold again. As of 2022, the old Seascape location is occupied by a restaurant called J&R’s Islip Steak House. The reviews aren’t great, as the new restaurant has just three stars on Yelp. But they do seem to be successful for now.
Why did Seascape close?
One reason why Seascape closed was the huge debt burden. Beyond that, Seascape went back to their old menu after Gordon Ramsay left. This change was unpopular with customers who came to visit Seascape because they heard about Gordon Ramsay’s makeover.
What happened to Chef Doug from the Seascape Kitchen Nightmares episode?
Unfortunately, we can’t find any current information on what Chef Doug is up to after the Seascape Inn episode aired. If you know anything, please let us know in the comments!
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Last updated: 2021-12-26 09:56