After a dozen years in Little Italy, Indigo Grill is due for new beginning. The Cohn Restaurant Group plans to bring a fresh take on the food and atmosphere to the India Street restaurant.
The group intends to make the changes without closing the restaurant; if need be, they'll shutter for a week or so sometime this fall.
Entrusted with setting the new scene is notable designer Michael Soriano, who lent his talents to the The Pearl Hotel and Queenstown Public House, one of this year's big openings. Soriano plans to use the original look of the restaurant as a jumping off point, but will modernize the restaurant with bright colors, metal and dark wood; given Indigo Grill's coveted corner spot, in the heart of Little Italy, he'll also focus on building up its outdoor dining presence.
The CRG's executive chef and partner, Deborah Scott, is bringing on chef Jason Maitland (Arterra, Flavor Del Mar) to head up Indigo Grill's rebooted menu. It'll still have the same foundation in Latin and South American cuisine, but will also take on other global inspirations and feature lighter, healthier dish options. The chefs also intend to resize the restaurant's portions into smaller, sharable plates with a more accessible price point. Expect craft cocktails, local beer and maybe even a roving margarita cart.
· Indigo Grill [Official Site]
· All Cohn Restaurant Group Coverage [~ESD~]
[Michael Soriano by Kenneth Ruggiano]