The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of boring, inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of Greek cuisine and drinks at Nisi Estiatorio in downtown Englewood. Translating to 'Island Restaurant' in Greek, Nisi Estiatorio dishes out authentic Greek fare and seafood expertly cooked by executive chef John Piliouras. Classically trained in the French technique and shaped by his Greek heritage, Piliouras worked in top-rated French kitchens in New York before joining Nisi, including years as the opening chef de cuisine at the famous Molyvos in Manhattan. Complementary valet parking will leave legs fresh for buckling and bending when tasting Chef Piliouras' expertly crafted dishes and desserts. Relax amongst the restaurant's fresh yet upscale Mediterranean vibes and enjoy some classic Greek dips like taramosalata, tzatziki, or melitzanosalata. Dinner fare includes meticulously prepared salmon that's cured for 36 hours in a slurry of brown sugar, sea salt, fennel pollen, and ouzo prior to ever hitting the iron, while mouth watering desserts include chef specialties like Greek coffee crème brulee, which perks up sweet teeth and doubles as the sweet ambrosia upon which dreams are built.
Nisi Estiatorio has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times twice, New Jersey Monthly and Dining Out. Open Table reviewers give it an overall average rating of four stars, Yelpers give it an average of four stars, and 79% of Urbanspooners recommend it.
- Nothing is certain in these times, but Nisi feels like a keeper — a gorgeous place with élan and a passion for quality that will never go out of style. – David Corcoran, The New York Times
- My table begged for more. Excellent crispy, tender, semolina-crusted fried calamari are accompanied by a toothsome Greek tartar sauce made with pickles, capers, lemon, dill, and a pinch of Turkish red Aleppo pepper. – Karen Tina Harrison, New Jersey Monthly
90 Grand Ave.
Englewood, New Jersey 07631Get Directions