Sante La Brea was a  Los Angeles, California restaurant featured on season 2 of Kitchen Nightmares. Gordon Ramsay visited the Sante La Brea in 2008 and the episode aired in the same year. As of 2024, Sante La Brea is closed. 

Is Sante La Brea still open or closed?

Since the episode aired in 2008, many wonder whether Sante La Brea is still open or closed. According to the sources Sante La Brea is closed in Los Angeles, nearly 3 years after Gordon Ramsay’s visit.

The restaurant came to shut down in 2011despite positive reviews from the customers by the time of its’ closure. Its’ customers believe that the owners needed a break from the business.

Episode Recap

Sante La Brea was episode 11 of season 2.

Restaurant name Sante La Brea
Owner  Dean
Waiters/StaffArthur, Sammy, Mark
Chef Aurelio
Original Episode Air DateNovember 20, 2008
Sante La Brea’s Address345 N La Brea Ave Los Angeles, California 90036
Is Sante La Brea’s still open? (2024)Closed 

Sante La Brea update 2024 – Where are they now?

Following Gordon Ramsay’s visit, the restaurant started doing well and Gordon revisited it in Season 3 Episode 10, aired in April 2010. Upon his return, Gordon learned that Dean had retired, passing the business to his sons, while Dean had relocated to Syria, at least temporarily.

Notably, Mark and Aurelio had departed, and Sammy’s girlfriend, Dawn, had taken over as the new manager. Sammy reported a slight uptick in business since the relaunch, offering Ramsay some new menu items to try, including the well-received Unchicken dish.

The restaurant was sold in 2011 and was replaced by Wirtshaus, a German restaurant that opened to great reviews right away. As of 2024, Wirtshaus is still running in the old Sante La Brea location.

What happened to the owners of Sante La Brea?

According to the Facebook page, Dean has once again returned to LA and lives there. Arthur‘s and Sammy’s Facebook pages are not much updated about their recent information, but it seems they also lives in California doing some business not related to eatery.

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