Kitchen Nightmares: The Lido restaurant, or Lido di Manhattan, did not close, it is still open and has expanded its service offerings to include catering and private functions.
Kitchen Nightmares is an interesting show to watch, because its features a lot of drama between well-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay, and failing restaurant owners.
One of the most drama-filled episodes from season three includes the episode that features Lido di Manhattan, which has not closed down and is still very successful, even in 2022.
What makes Kitchen Nightmares so interesting to watch?
When the popular Gordon Ramsay cooking reality show, Kitchen Nightmares was adapted and aired for United States audiences and television in 2007, it quickly became a popular watch for many households. Eventually reaching over 90 episodes spanning over its seven seasons.
Gordon Ramsay’s trademark abrasive personality is not the only thing that has contributed to the show’s initial and continued success. What makes Kitchen Nightmares so interesting to watch is the drama that the show’s episodes are often filled with.
Did Lido from Kitchen Nightmares close?
Since the restaurants that are featured in the Kitchen Nightmares show are always on the brink of failing or bankruptcy, fans of the show are often interested to know whether the restaurant ended up surviving or being more successful after their episodes aired.
Especially since the whole point of the show is that Gordon Ramsay helps these restaurant owners to reinvent their restaurants and turn their businesses around.
Lido (also known as Lido di Manhattan) was the focus of episode six from season three of Kitchen Nightmares and this episode soon became one of the most dramatic episodes of the season.
When Chef Ramsay first entered Lido in this episode, he was shocked to find a young, inexperienced restaurant owner who lacked confidence.
This resulted in a restaurant without a clear identity, and which fell behind the times, with an outdated menu and point-of-sale system.
However, when Chef Ramsay returned a year after the necessary upgrades and training was completed, for the Kitchen Nightmares Revisited #5 episode in 2011, Lido was thriving.
They had even increased their revenue by 20 percent from what it was when the first episode aired.
This success has continued to this day and in 2022, and the restaurant has not yet closed and has remained one of the most popular restaurants that were featured on Kitchen Nightmares, with continued high reviews from customers who visit it even to this day.
What was the drama in the original Kitchen Nightmares Lido di Manhattan episode?
Although it is a fairly standard trope that there will be some drama between Chef Ramsay, the owner of the restaurant, and the staff in any Kitchen Nightmares episode, the Lido episode was notably more dramatic than most.
The episode started with the typical taste test conducted by Chef Ramsay, but the real drama came at the stage in the episode where he observed the evening dinner rush.
When Lisa refused to admit that the grime and dust of the kitchen could get into the food that was served to customers, Chef Ramsay called some of the customers into the kitchen to look at the dirt.
Lisa then retreated to the restroom, where she remained for the rest of the evening service.
At the next service, the entire kitchen staff walked out of the restaurant and Chef Ramsay had to call on an old friend to get the restaurant through the dinner rush.
This was a strong indication that Lido would soon close if Lisa did not implement Chef Ramsay’s changes.
What has happened since the original Lido episode aired?
It seemed like Lido was on a good path to success at the end of the original Kitchen Nightmares episode.
This was confirmed in the Revisited #5 episode, where Chef Ramsay visited the restaurant again and found that Lisa had taken his advice, and Lido’s revenue had increased by about 20 percent in that year.
Since then, Lido’s services have also expanded to include catering and private dining, and the restaurant even has its own signature line of wines to purchase which has contributed to its continued success and is one of the reasons why the restaurant has not closed until 2022.
What do customers have to say about Lido in 2022?
Lido gets popular customer reviews on various websites, including a 4 out of 5-star rating on Yelp, 4 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor, and 3.4 out of 5 stars on Zomato.