Gordon Ramsay recently spoke about his deep regret for ending his popular Kitchen Nightmares shows, and while it’s been gone for a good four years, the wrath he showed to bumbling restaurant owners still lingers. In its seven seasons, the American version of Kitchen Nightmares had 77 restaurants featured, and only 38 percent of them managed to stay open after getting the Ramsay treatment.
To this date, the absolute filthiest restaurant Ramsay ever visited can be traced back to its first season, as Ramsay met the folks at Seascape Restaurant and Taproom in New York.
While at the restaurant, Ramsay found grease filling every crevice of the walls, as he proclaimed, “This is 10,000 times worse than I thought it would be.” He found “fresh lobster ravioli” frozen and inside a bucket, a container of moldy pesto that was actually served to him, and a bag of fish food in the restaurant’s walk-in refrigerator.
The worst part is that Ramsay was actually served a lot of this disgusting food, and boy did he let them have it in the back. There really is no excuse for serving up moldy food, especially to a world-renowned chef. How do you blow it that badly?
As you can imagine, the restaurant didn’t make it, as it was later sold and turned into a J&R Steak House that probably didn’t get torn apart by Gordon.
While the location is still thriving as a food establishment, the ghosts of Gordon Ramsay’s wrath still probably haunt the walls, as there was a time that his menacing Scottish voice pierced through the entire building of Seascape Restaurant and Taproom.