Woodland Park Bar to Appear on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares 

by Peter Candia
Kitchen Nightmares

A popular Woodland Park sports bar, Bask 46, is set to appear on Gordon Ramsay’s immensely popular Kitchen Nightmares at 8:00 p.m. on October 2 on FOX. 

Ramsay, who rose to celebrity chef status due to his blunt remarks and brutal honesty, visited Bask 46 back in May. During the visit, he outlined necessary renovations and changes to food, service and more. 

Bask 46’s menu features many sports bar classics such as buffalo wings, brick-oven pizzas, burgers, jumbo pretzels and quesadillas. The bar also hosts entertainment, including DJ’s and pay-per-view events.

When the show reached out to owner Steve Baskinger expressing interest in shooting an episode, Baskinger saw it as a business opportunity, where he could tackle a list of issues that had been potentially slowing down the restaurant’s success. 

Baskinger is no stranger to the business either. He owns Bask Bar & Grill just up the road, which has been running successfully since 2001. Additionally, Baskinger owned and operated 381 Main in Little Falls, NJ, which closed back in 2019 after over a decade. 

Ramsay’s visit to Bask 46 came just four months following its opening. As a result of his visit, Bask 46 announced a brief closing for renovations on Instagram. They re-opened on May 25, 2023 employing Ramsay’s many changes and pieces of advice.


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Bask 46 saw changes to the menu at the hands of Chef Ramsay, including adding a ribeye steak and sliders. They additionally decreased portion sizes overall, as the candid chef pointed out that customers were wrapping up more food to take home than they were eating there.

Since the episode was shot, Bask 46 has seen steady business. 

Season 8, Episode 2 of Kitchen Nightmares featuring Bask 46 in Woodland Park, NJ airs on FOX at 8:00 p.m. on October 2. Tune in to see the full extent of Chef Gordon Ramsay’s business makeover

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Peter Candia is the Food + Drink Editor at New Jersey Digest. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Peter found a passion for writing midway through school and never looked back. He is a former line cook, server and bartender at top-rated restaurants in the tri-state area. In addition to food, Peter enjoys politics, music, sports and anything New Jersey.

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