Sunday, 29 May 2011

US Season 3 - Le Bistro - OPEN

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Open or closed? OPEN
Location: Lighthouse Point, FL
Website: http://www.lebistrorestaurant.com/


Episode Summary: Ultra defensive and arrogant owner, Gordon crashes owner Andy's cooking class, Gordon finds a bone in his duck and is not impressed by his curry roll, Gordon tells Andy the food is stuck in the 80s, no respect for the waiting staff telling them to "go away" when they report problems, he wouldn't let the waiters take orders or the sou chef cook, he refuses to recook a customers dish asking her to choose something else, owner asks ex customers "are you looking for naked women dancing on the tables, what are you looking for?" , Gordon tries to take some pressure off Andy but he still tries to do everything himself, he goes as far to say "people don't here understand any form of food or service" (raises the question why open a restaurant in America...), Gordon introduces change, a new sign, new colours in the restaurant, a new menu and a relaunch. Andy appears to have finally woken up at the end, opening up and getting the food out quickly.

What Happened Next: Gordon revisits and the restaurant is busy. Andy has changed a lot, he actually looks less tired and stressed! Gordon asks Andy to surprise him with his lunch, and Gordon thought it was delicious. A LOL moment is Andy's face when Gordon jokes that lunch was on the house! The restaurant is still open and Andy is still doing his cookery classes, see website for details. The owners have expanded into providing produce to a local market (link)

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21 comments:

  1. Unbelievable! :/ From all the restaurants I think it's insane that this is open.. What a douche!

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    1. you are an idiot

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    2. And you're a jerk for calling him an idiot. Dickface.

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    3. Tell the truth...this is Samy or Amy!

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  2. Yes unbelievable still open. Andy has serious issues and needs therapy as well as a prescription for Prozac

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    1. forever idiot .... Reply: And you're a BLABLABLA LOOOOL........ bye idiot ^_^

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    2. What serious issues? More serious than your not even mentioning them to us here?

      His kitchen/fridges were presumably clean or we'd have seen them make good TV. His staff are obviously effective now that he's letting them do their jobs.

      Sure he was making stupid mistakes. And it seems he fixed them. That's great. What's the problem? You're perfect and would have been perfect from the start?

      He's obviously better at running his business and cooking than you are at completing a thought in a sentence.

      And no, I'm not him. Sorry. But my comments can be judged by their content, which is more than we can say for your substance-less insults. If we were going to make assumptions, the most likely one would be that you're a jealous owner of a failing restaurant nearby thinking he stole your business.

      Again, I'm not the owner dude. It was cringe-worthy to see how he ran his business and treated his staff. But it looks like he saw the light and stopped being such a dick. I was happy to see that. Considering that you're crying over it without even specifying what you're supposedly referring to, maybe it's you who needs therapy as well as an education in communication and forming sentences?

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  3. It sounds like Andy himself is replying to these comments...Andy is that you, you wanker?

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  4. Some people are proud and it is hard for them to hear what they are doing wrong. Obviously the business was in the toilet, that should have been said something but it took Ramsey to initiate change.Glad to see they are doing well. I may have to visit one day.

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  5. Damn, I was hoping this one was closed. He was so abusive to his wife, you can tell with how comfortable he is with yelling and how withdrawn she gets in his presence. Major red flags.

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    1. Red flags for what, their not being confused by gender roles? Red flags for you not understanding that a majority of cultures around the world accept gender roles not the norm in the US anymore?

      If I stopped being loud and running things in our business my wife would have a big problem with that. Maybe you're right, but maybe you're completely and offensively wrong. There looks to be a huge problem judging by your standards with their dynamic, but there isn't a problem at all by most of the earth's population's standards.

      The most important thing is that this overly defensive guy making a lot of stupid mistakes fixed what he was doing wrong. He asked for Ramsay's advice, took it, and is doing better as a result. Ideal ending.

      That your ignorant world view has a problem with him and his wife's social dynamic is just your insecurity and arrogance whining its ugly head. Sure, it's possible that it's not healthy. But we don't know that from a few remarks made on TV under heavy stress.

      I'm not the dude, nor would I guess others mocking people trashing him are from their extremely short mocking comments here. I'm guessing most of these insulting comments are from emasculated men figured that any man who is in charge and runs things must be hated by his wife?

      Message from the rest of the world: It's usually not. And, unless you have any reason to think otherwise, you're embarrassingly ignorant and arrogant to rubbish the man as if it is.

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  6. This may be a case of stubbornness as a good quality. It may have taken forever for Gordon to break down the walls and get Andy to embrace change. But perhaps due to that same stubbornness, he's stuck with it, unlike a lot of owners.

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    1. It was nice to see someone wake up, not just feign it on TV. It seemed so sudden and without the usual catastrophe to prompt it. But, of course, it's often difficult to tell with the very limited and partial picture we get.

      Usually the owners/operators are lazy, and waking up requires more work. When the show's over, many revert back many/all changes to be lazy again.

      This man had a clean kitchen and fridges or we'd have seen it; he was just running his business, treating employees (and his wife), and delegating authority horribly. Since his problem wasn't laziness, he didn't have that to hold him back from making the necessary changes.

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  7. why is Andy replying on here lol wtf. What a dumb ass

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  8. Folks, what matters is that Andy's place is still open. If he were anything close to what he was, we would be seeing this place closed. Something has changed... give him that much. Whether he is in here commenting or not, being "open" seems to speak for all us consumers. Someone must like the food and service. Just my $0.02 worth.

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  9. The man was able to turn his business around and make it a success. Isn't that the point of this show....redemption? The fact that this fella' was able to accomplish that yet unnamed individuals still spill vitriol and clamor for his failure is rather disturbing. Frankly to us viewers this was a television program, to that man and his family, that's their lively hood. Wishing that it crashes and burns....is frankly as perverse as strangers wishing the worse for you or your loved ones.

    Clearly the owner and couple were going through a rough time; we got a few snap shots at their lowest ebb. Yet us sitting at the other side of the screen are obliged by perceived free reign and requisite right to judge a man, his character, and his marriage, based on these few fleeting moments? Preposterous. I don’t know this man personally and conceivably nor do most that are commenting on him, his business, and his wife---even if we did I think we would be hard pressed (nor be careless enough) to judge on the complexities of their marital dichotomy based off a 40 minute television docu-drama.

    Perhaps one can draw disdain for the Owners or Ramsey’s on air persona/personality but to make any further sweeping assertions surpassing the superficial based on the limited available information tantamount to lunacy.

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  10. It's still open. A part of me wanted it to close just because Andy did have such a wretched personality, he really doesn't deserve success, but his wife is such a lovely woman, I'd feel bad leaving her out in the cold like that. I don't believe people really change, and the way he treated his poor wife was inexcusable.

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  11. Genuinely shocked this one is still open. I thought for sure Andy's ego would have him going back to his old menu rather than cook from someone else's recipes.

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  12. His poor wife. She deserves so much better, and can do so much better. Nobody deserves to be treated the way she was by him.

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  13. His wife is a goddess and he is a berk but at least he turned the business around after he was hit over the head (figuratively) a number of times.

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  14. At first I was shocked at how defensive & douchey Andy was. As the show went on he opened up and welcomed change, and it made me think that he was probably just acting that way cuz he was so stressed out etc from the restaurant not doing well.
    I'm happy the restaurant is still open, I hope they continued on with the positive changes in the kitchen & menu cuz I really like seeing these family-owned restaurants succeed. If I'm ever in the area I'll def go eat there

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