Trata Estiatorio in Roslyn has closed. The stylish Greek restaurant opened in October 2009 and earned three stars from Peter Gianotti. It also established itself as a hopping Gold Coast night spot.
The first Trata opened in 1998 on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. A Hamptons satellite, Trata East, opened in Water Mill in 2005.
Both the Water Mill and Roslyn kitchens were overseen by the very talented chef Luis Falcon. During the summer, Falcon spent most of his time in the Hamptons; otherwise he was in either Roslyn or in Manhattan. (He also oversaw Kalamaki, Trata’s short-lived gyro-centric grill, that closed in March 2011 after a 10-month run in Roslyn.)
Falcon was working at Trata East until this past September when it closed for the season. Instead of returning to Roslyn, he left the company and is now consulting at Pomme Café in Queens. (No word as to whether Trata East will reopen in the Spring.)
The original Trata in Manhattan changed its name to Kouzina in June 2010. It has since closed.
Trata in Roslyn in February 2011