Thursday, August 18, 2016

Trellis Diner Renovations Complete - Will Open With New NISI Name, New Upscale Affordable Menu, Excellent Wine List And New Exterior/Interior Design As Soon As Inspection Approvals Granted

The most frequently asked question I get from residents is:

When will the Trellis Diner reopen?
The answer is that the Trellis, which began renovations in 2014, will not reopen in its previous incarnation as a traditional Greek Diner but will return under a new name, NISI, a new menu and a new exterior and interior design.

The NISI, which means Island in Greek, front door signage was in place today as I passed by on Main Street

and spotted owner Alex Razahgi doing some clean up work on the door.

Alex told me that the renovations were complete and NISI is ready to open pending inspections by the Fire Department and Con Ed. Alex did not know how long the inspection approvals would take and said that the inspection timing is out of his control.

According to Alex, NISI will have a new upscale menu with affordable prices but fewer items than Trellis offered and a bar with an excellent wine list. I am told a good wine list is definitely needed for Roosevelt Island.

Stay tuned for more NISI news and hopefully an opening date soon.