Willie’s Modern Fare combines the elegance of fine dining with the warmth and conviviality for which its founders are best known. Recognized for 1501 Uptown Gastropub and numerous solo projects, co-owners Willie Rhine and Chad Gardner invite guests to savor classic cuisine with a modern twist, along with creative cocktails and a carefully curated wine list. Enjoy dinner and drinks in the fine dining room or expansive outdoor patio, or step into the casual lounge for a sip and a snack.
As the heat turns up in the summer months, Willie’s has decided it is time to offer incentives to valued guests for dining during normally slow times. A 3-course summer menu is available daily for $49 per person. The menu offers a great selection of culinary treats including chilled soup of heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, raspberry, and blackberry with clear tomato broth, pansy petals and lemon oil; chicken cordon bleu; roulade of chicken breast filled with Virginia ham, Swiss cheese, Dijon mustard sauce served with broccolini and buttered mashed potato; and a vegan organic Tuscan farro, summer baby squash, spinach, vegetable broth, white wine, creamy coconut yogurt, Moroccan spice and lemon oil, and cider to name a few favorites.
As other eateries are packing up for the summer Rhine and Gardner also introduced a 3-course weekend brunch that has been received with rave reviews.
Willie’s is open for dinner and bar bites Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm and weekend brunch from 11am on Saturday and Sunday. The lounge is open all day on Saturday and Sunday.