Chef-owner Matt Marcus’s new menu at his “reimagined” Watershed includes jellyfish “carbonara” and a plate of fries paired with a bottle of Krug brut rosé for a whopping $350. The super pricey plate (with bottle service) is described officially as a “a playful commentary on the juxtaposition of luxury and nostalgia.”
Marcus purchased the 20-year-old Southern restaurant on Peachtree Road in early April from Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls), Ross Jones, and their partners. While the restaurant’s interior is mostly unchanged, the chef has created a new, rather ambitious dinner menu.
Along with the jellyfish and extremely fancy fries, other dishes listed on the menu include crawfish curry “beignets”, duck neck gumbo, and “BBQ” octopus. There’s also three plate selections of either pork, beef (with a brisket jerky and a beef fat short cookie), or cheese for those seeking a variation on charcuterie.
Ten orders of Watershed’s much-loved fried chicken now come with sourdough biscuits and caviar. The fried chicken is available during dinner Tuesday through Thursday.
Expect desserts like sweet tea flan with Thai tea and cane syrup and a play on coffee and doughnuts with Mexican Coca-Cola crème anglaise and espresso tuille to be on the menu.
As Eater Atlanta previously reported, a seven to ten-course tasting menu will debut along with lunch service soon.
Marcus isn’t changing Watershed’s wine list much, telling Eater Atlanta in an earlier conversation he and wine director Eddie Meyers will simply “plug and play” as wines fit the menu. However, there will be hard-to-find bottles launching in the future. In addition to Watershed’s “whimsical” cocktail menu, Marcus also plans to eventually bring in “a lot more whiskeys and bourbons” behind the bar as well as more canned beers.
Take a look at Watershed’s new menu.
Open for dinner Tuesday - Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lunch is eventually planned Tuesday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.