Weidmann'sThursday, May 06, 2010
The changes begin at the entrance - moved from the southwest corner to the northwest comer. A maitre d' greets customers alongside a temperature controlled wine cellar. There's an exposed modern kitchen with the latest equipment including rotisserie ovens. The dining room seating has banquettes (McGehee calls that "A fancy name for benches") in addition to the normal table seating. Shining crystal glasses are placed meticulously at each setting.
The imposing 11-inch by 17-inch, two-tone menu is printed daily on quality tan paper marked by the restaurant's new logo. The food items are on one side and the wine and champagne list is on the other. And, yes, for the big spenders, there's a $300 bottle of Brut champagne - the rest of the bottles go for normal price expectations. Note: There's also a Weidmann's card that mentions "Hedonistic Desserts" and "Martinis, Martinis, Martinis."