We’ve been following the renovations at Indigo Grill since it closed for a makeover in April. After a few delays, the doors were finally open for business yesterday evening.
Here’s your first peek at the new bar area. The seats don’t look very comfortable, but we’ll have to try them out for ourselves.
On our first pass by the patio, we actually thought it was still under construction. Indeed, they were still cleaning up and completing some finishing touches, but later we saw diners seated here. There’s also a new fire pit to the right, on the corner of the patio.
Under the neon sign, what used to be the entrance is now a huge window looking out into the expanded patio area. The entrance can now be found on the south side along India Street.
What do you think of the new look? We’ll be back soon to check out the updated menu and see the new decor up close.
Renovation continues at Indigo Grill in Little Italy, as its reopening date has been pushed to mid-June.
The neon remains lit while the entrance is all boarded up.
They’ve blown out all the old windows and are replacing them with much larger ones.
The more light, the better. These will be a big improvement.
Don’t mind the construction junk. Looks like they’re framing out the patio area with new steel as well.
Still not much to see on the inside. Indigo Grill will remain closed through June 17.
A long-standing staple in Little Italy dining has closed for a month-long renovation. You might say that Indigo Grill was ahead of its time when it opened in 1994, with its Native American and Latin-influenced menu that led the way for a new crop of diverse restaurants in the neighborhood.
Of course, Little Italy is now a hotspot for all things hip, with stylish new restaurants and bars opening every month. Chef Deborah Scott said it was time for a change, and we couldn’t agree more.
The updated menu won’t veer too far from what made Indigo Grill successful, but they’re working on several new ideas to expand the concept.
Indigo Grill moved to its current space at India and Cedar in 2001. The original spot was at La Pensione Hotel, just one block north.
We hope the patio is included in the makeover. We hear that Michael Soriano, responsible for the unique interior at Queenstown Public House, is behind the contemporary redesign inside the restaurant.
Look for the revamped Indigo Grill to open at the end of May.