Frasier (1993–2004)
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The Innkeepers 

After the brothers hear that Seattle's oldest restaurant is closing its doors, they decide to buy it and become restaurateurs; opening night is a real blast.


James Burrows


David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
Dan Butler ... Bulldog Briscoe
Edward Hibbert ... Gil Chesterton
Mike Nussbaum ... Owner
Nathan Davis ... Otto
Diedrich Bader ... Brad
Jay Bell Jay Bell ... Maurice
Alan Shearman ... Sous Chef
Robert Lee Jacobs Robert Lee Jacobs ... Waiter
Tom Hewitt Tom Hewitt ... Bartender
Deborah Lacey ... Customer


Frasier hears Gil Chesterton mention on his radio program that one of Seattle's oldest restaurants named Orcini's is closing. Frasier and Niles, who have fond memories of being taken there as children, bring Martin and Daphne along. After looking at the state of the restaurant, the two brothers get the idea to purchase the place and revive it. Martin cautions the two that it is a bad idea, but they ignore his 'advice.' On opening night, everything that can go wrong does: Frasier and Niles end up ticking off the chef, causing Frasier to recruit Niles, Daphne and Roz for kitchen duty. Gil Chesterton appears with several restaurant critics of Seattle, but soon after, Niles is unable to prepare the eels, Roz's attempt to make cherries jubilee leaves her shell-shocked, and the sprinklers go off, right before the parking attendant crashes his car through a nearby wall. In the aftermath, Frasier and Niles question their attempts to open a restaurant, as Martin gets a little 'I told you so' ...

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Release Date:

16 May 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Marty is talking about the restaurant when he was a cop he says it was A Little Taste of Yorkshire. He says English food, that lasted 5 minutes. John Mahoney was actually born in England so he is actually making fun of himself. See more »


Gil Chesterton: And so, in the opinion of this critic, Mickey's Good Time Tavern is anything but. Dismal decor, perfunctory service, and cuisine that's only marginally preferable to hunger. And finally, on a sadder note, after fifty-three years in the same location, Orsini's is closing its doors. And so tonight a sad adieu to the grand dame of Seattle restaurants.
Roz Doyle: [aside to Frasier] I thought *he* was the grand dame of Seattle restaurants.
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, an animated elevator rises up inside the Space Needle. See more »


Featured in Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter (2004) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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How Much Money Do These Guys Have?
1 October 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I know this is entirely fictional, but how could Niles and Frasier possibly put a restaurant in operation in such a short time? Let alone have the resources to buy the place that was held in high esteem. If you can overlook that, this is to die for. There are continuous sight gags and conflicts that never end. I can't begin to explain without creating spoilers. Trust me. Watch this.

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