Jack finds he can't stand the heat in the kitchen when his new chefs stage a walkout just as Lucinda Tremayne, a restaurant critic, arrives. Jules, a recovering claustrophobic accidentally gets locked into one of the restaurant's back rooms. A pair of former childhood sweethearts meet in the restaurant after twenty years and fall in love.
There's magic in the air when Edward, a songwriter, visits the restaurant during a magicians' convention and meets the woman of his dreams; Jack seeks Gwen, a singer with a spectacular voice.
Jack's goddaughter shows up looking for a job; a carpenter tries to woo a novelist; and Chelsea introduces a photographer to an aging starlet, Isabel Lang.
Greg's father tries to hook up with his first wife, Becky Sherman, just as Greg fishes for affection from his new love, an ichthyologist; Chelsea finds a box of ashes and a poem in her garden.
Maggie, a friend of Jack's tries to steal his heart; Chelsea and Greg catch two little thieves.
Elodie gives Greg a key with a riddle attached; Chelsea brings together two people with much in common; and Kevin, a lawyer, represents a Gypsy named Kata.
Jack has trouble composing himself when Tommy, a former bandmate and Peg the singer, the two of them loved show up.
Jack hosts an Irish wake for a deceased farmer, whose children, Kathleen and Daniel O'Brien, bicker over the family farm.
Chelsea, Greg and Jack try to pull together a wedding after Dina, the stepmother of the bride tries to sabotage the marriage.
A carnival appears behind the restaurant, bringing with it some odd characters, including Stacia the Queen of Hearts.
Chelsea receives an unusual heirloom: her grandfather's butler Henry; Greg has trouble getting his son to warm up to Elodie.
Jack becomes the traveling companion of Jennifer, a teenage runaway, while Greg and Chelsea become competitors in the restaurant's dance competition.
Chelsea tries to spark a romance between a friend (Tracy Griffith) and a country singer (Gary Morris); Jack helps a former hostess prepare for a blind date.