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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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
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.
[aside to Frasier
I thought *he* was the grand dame of Seattle restaurants.
When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, an animated elevator rises up inside the Space Needle. See more
Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller
and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer See more