The Olde Stone Mill Kitchen Nightmares Update – Open Or Closed?

Is The Olde Stone Mill still open?

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

Season: 1 | View All Season 1 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: October 17, 2007
The Olde Stone Mill Address: 2 Scarsdale Rd Tuckahoe, NY 10707
The Olde Stone Mill Kitchen Nightmares Update


Episode Recap

The Olde Stone Mill was a Tuckahoe, New York restaurant featured on Season 1 of Kitchen Nightmares. Though the Olde Stone Mill Kitchen Nightmares episode aired in October 2007, the actual filming and visit from Gordon Ramsay took place much earlier in March 2007. It was Episode 5 of Season 1.

The Old Stone Mill is located in Tuckahoe, New York. The restaurant opened in 2001 and is owned by Dean and Barbara Marrazzo.

As the name suggests,  the restaurant is an abandoned stone mill which Dean renovated. It’s definitely a cool atmosphere.

However, Dean’s poor behavior toward the staff has caused the chefs to become uninspired and for the team to lose morale.

The earnings are low, making it difficult to pay the employees, and the restaurant definitely needs a helping hand from Gordon Ramsay.

When Gordon arrives, he is surprised at how beautiful the restaurant’s exterior is. He can’t understand how such an attractive restaurant could be struggling. 

Once he places an order, he starts to figure out why there are issues.

Gordon found none of the food at The Old Stone Mill appetizing. He ordered a salad that was made using a funnel and crab cakes.

The crab cakes came with canned meat despite the server telling Gordon everything the kitchen used was fresh.

Gordon tells Dean his opinion on the food, and Dean takes offense saying his customers love the funnel salad. 

Gordon sits down with Dean and Barbara to figure out the problem at Old Stone Mill.

It is revealed that Dean never informed Barbara about their financial struggles because he didn’t want to worry her.

They are half-a-million dollars in debt, including multiple mortgages and unpaid wages. It’s definitely a tough situation to be in with all that debt load, so Gordon has his work cut out for him.

During dinner service, Chef Michael was quickly overwhelmed by the volume of orders coming in.

Dean and manager Tom were found schmoozing in the dining room. They were not assisting the employees who needed help.

There were various customer complaints regarding the food.

Gordon learns that Dean is more concerned with the quantity of food getting out than its quality.

He is only concerned with the restaurant’s looks, not the food. 

Gordon admonishes Dean for his lack of interest, and Dean fights back, saying he knows how to make his customers happy.

Gordon ends the conversation by saying Dean needs to make some changes if The Old Stone Mill is to succeed.

The next day, Gordon checks out the competition around town so he can better understand the position of The Olde Stone Mill.

He notices there are many restaurants but no steakhouses.

Feeling inspired, Gordon brings a prime rib back to Chef Michael to teach him to cook one properly. 

Gordon will change the theme of The Old Stone Mill to a steakhouse, but Dean is hesitant about the change.

The designers work all through the night, remodeling the restaurant.

As part of the remodel, the designers add photos of the building’s long history to the walls. This will give the diners something to look at while waiting for their food. 

The restaurant’s interior is much brighter, and the customers love the atmosphere.

The new menu includes steak dishes, seafood dishes, and the infamous funnel salad, only this time it has a better presentation.

During the dinner service, there are some issues but things generally work out.

Tom, the manager, is getting overwhelmed, making a few mistakes. The ticket machine in the kitchen broke, delaying food.

The mayor came for the relaunch, and he began losing his patience because he had to wait for his food.

But in the end, the employees work together and end up making the night a success. 

 In 2009 Dean and Barbara sold the restaurant, but Mike was kept on as chef. As of 2017, Old Stone Mill is still open. 


The Olde Stone Mill Update - What Happened Next?

In the weeks after The Olde Stone Mill Kitchen Nightmares episode aired, things were going great. Dean and the rest of the staff stepped up and the restaurant was working well.

A few weeks later, during the 200th anniversary of the Old Stone Mill building, Dean received the key to the city.

Dean Marrazzo also got a lot of press and appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Gordon Revisits The Olde Stone Mill in Season 2

As part of the revisited episode in Season 2, Gordon came back to The Olde Stone Mill. This is the same episode where he revisited a number of other restaurants including The Mixing Bowl, Finn McCool’s, Purnima/Dillon’s, Campania, and Peter’s Italian Restaurant.

In Gordon’s visit, it looked like The Olde Stone Mill was doing very well and Dean told Gordon that business was up 30%, which will certainly help with the debt load.

Is The Olde Stone Mill from Kitchen Nightmares Still Open?

As of 2022, The Olde Stone Mill is still open and serving customers. However, it’s under new ownership and Dean and Barbara no longer own the restaurant.

Dean and Barbara sold The Olde Stone Mill to the DiNapoli family in 2009. Since then, the restaurant was renamed to DiNapoli’s Stone Mill and has shifted more towards Italian food rather than Gordon Ramsay’s steakhouse approach.

What Happened to Dean Marrazzo from The Olde Stone Mill?

After selling The Olde Stone Mill in 2009, Dean opened another restaurant called Siena Italian Trattoria with his friend in 2011. However, the restaurant closed a few years later in 2015 even though it had a four-star rating on Yelp.

Since then, Dean has had a few acting and stunt roles, which you can check out on his IMDB page.

He was also a co-host of a TV show called Suburban Adventures with Joe and Dean. You can check out a promo of the show in the YouTube video below:


More Information

https://www.yelp.com/biz/dinapolis-stone-mill-restaurant-tuckahoe-2
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g48742-d542922-Reviews-DiNapoli_s_Stone_Mill_Restaurant-Tuckahoe_New_York.html



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9 thoughts on “The Olde Stone Mill Kitchen Nightmares Update – Open Or Closed?”

  1. This is, so far, my least favorite episode of kitchen nightmares. I think the design team messed up with the uncomfortable looking sofas in the dining room and seriously messed up with the illegible new sign.

    I found Ramsey’s advice naught but plattitudes when things got hairy during the dinner relaunch. Then we lept right over how the concrete problems actually got solved and suddenly they made it through the service well enough.

    No fault of the show, it’s a frequent feeling of astonishment how Ramsey’s patients resist all changes. I had a real hard time with this owner’s lack of enthusiasm about the steaks….omg, wtf’s not to like?

    And that poor anxious manager was all uptight about a performance for presenting the available cuts. Poor guy. No, it’s NOT a performance that you have to get right or else. It is knowing, first hand, which delicious meals come from which cut and sharing that information with your guests to encourage some predrooling over their choices. “Dude! It’s totally NOT YOU! It’s the steak and the diners”

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  2. I have read that out of the 80% of the restaurants Ramsey visited failing, over half reverted to previous practices, others were bound to fail by bad location/expensive food/too much debt etc, giving Ramsay a kinder probable success rate of more like 75%.

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  3. The owners and managers are so disrespectful. Didn’t they ask Gordon to come and help them, then they can’t handle the truth. The statements: every narcissist jerk wants to say they own something to boost their grandiose egos serves true. These guys have no business concept at all.

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