What do you get when you introduce Gordon Ramsey to a stubborn restaurant owner? A tense episode of Kitchen Nightmares, that's what.
On Tuesday night's episode of the Fox reality show, Gordon Ramsay tried to save Flamangos Restaurant in Whitehouse Station, NJ. But one of the owners of the family-owned, tropical-rain-forest-themed restaurant was resistant to Gordon Ramsay's changes -- which included a completely new menu, a new decor, and the new name The Junction.
But who was right and who was wrong when these two butted heads? A website called JerseyMenus.com has some post-Gordon reviews of Flamangos/The Junction.
One customer review that jumped out at us suggests that Gordon Ramsay was wrong about the changes he made to the restaurant. "Just lunched there. Much preferred Flamangos," the reviewer wrote. "Food was totally boring. The place was deserted and I know why. Sure do miss the old Spiottas."
Another reviewer thought the new restaurant was disappointing, but better than the way it was. "Not very good. We were not impressed. Though it was a step up from the garbage that was the Flamangos, it wasn't very good considering a famed chef came in and revamped them...I don't give this place more than six months."
"Gordon Ramsey should have given up on this one," another diner wrote.
Hmm. Looks like this reality TV restaurant makeover didn't quite work out. But if you would like to visit The Junction in Whitehouse Station, NJ, the address is:
157 Main Street
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889