553 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
(631) 277 - 2008
DescriptionTreme is located at 553 Main St., Islip. If street parking cannot be found, there is a parking lot in the rear. There is one handicapped space close to the rear, street-level entrance. The main entrance has cobblestones in front, a street-level single door, an entryway with more cobblestones and another single door. A full-height bar, booths and high-top banquettes are on a wooden floor. There is ample space to navigate between tables.
Large, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located in the hallway near the rear entrance.
- Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Places to rest: no place in lot
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: single doors both front and rear
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: ample space to navigate
Places to sit: booths, banquettes, full-height bar
Location of restrooms: in rear hallway on way to rear exit
Type of restroom: two, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible rooms
Ease of entry and exit: easy
Baby changing station: no
Available food services: drinks, small plates, desserts
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly and helpful
Treme is the New Orleans neighborhood that is widely known as the birthplace of Jazz. It is also the name of a lovely venue in Islip, with live Jazz in an intimate setting. We happened to go to Treme on the Sunday night of the month when they have their “Jazz Jam.” A terrific musical trio invites musicians from the audience to come up and join them. They have a “sign-up sheet” for performers, who are invited up in order of their sign-up. It was great! Great music in a very friendly atmosphere. To give you an idea of the variety of performers, one pianist is a professor at Hofstra for her “day job.” Another young saxophonist writes her own music. A third performer is still in high school. Amazing!
We were able to find parking on the street There is a paved, parking lot behinnd this corner, store-front venue. We saw only one handicapped space in the lot. There is a street-level, single door, from the parking lot. The main entry has cobblestones at at the entryway, more cobblestones and another single door to be transported to New Orleans. Treme’s website says that they made, “…an effort to capture the music and feel of one of the world’s most unique places, Treme…(New Orleans.)” In our estimation they succeeded! The decor is soft and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling windows, beautiful chandeliers, tin ceiling, lovely wall-coverings and artwork combine to give a warm and cozy feel. A full-height bar, banquettes with high-top tables, and large, comfortable, circular booths have ample space for navigation. When I inquired about the lack of “regular height” tables for wheelchair users, or others with mobility challenges, the owner assured me that they help everyone get seated in the best possible location for him/her. As he described some of the scenarious they have dealt with, I have faith that he accommodates all.
We arrived a bit before the music began. Our lovely server told us that there was no rush to order, etc. She said that the table was ours for as long as we wanted. They have no intention of “turning the table over.” We ordered drinks and a delicious appetizer. There was no push to get us to order anything more. As it turned out, we did order another item that was also quite good. The music continued, the friendly atmosphere had us meeting the people at the tables on either side of us, and before we knew it, three hours had passed. At this point my beter half needed dessert, and French-press coffee. More delicious choices. What an enjoyable evening!
Large, lovely, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located in the hallway leading to the parking lot.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.tremeislip.com, when plannning a visit, to “know before you go.”