Journal Staff Report
One of Broadwayâ€™s longest running acts, Companions Restaurant, has completed a two- week remake of its menu and is expected to kick off the new era with a March 17th St. Patrickâ€™s Day all-day affair.
During the past six months, following a total renovation of the interior space, including the remaking of the bar, Companionâ€™s owners experimented with an entirely new menu.
â€œIt didnâ€™t work the way we had hoped, so we closed for two weeks,â€ said Companions owner Robert St. Jean.
â€œDuring the past two weeks, we have re-invented ourselves and we will be ready to open our doors on March 17,â€ he added.
The new menu will feature comfort foods served in what appears to be a high end bistro.
Appetizers will cost around $8, while most dinners will be $14 or less.
The cost for beers and drinks have also been lowered.
As a result of the improvements made at Companions during the renovations last year, the bar is user friendly, especially for those watching sporting events.
With 7 flat screen televisions, nothing is left for granted if it is shown on television.
What began as the Holiday during the early 1970s later morphed into Teddyâ€™s Pub and finally into Companions.
â€œWeâ€™ve been working hard for over a decade in the restaurant. I love what I do. Weâ€™re committed. Weâ€™ve taken some time to rethink the restaurant and bar. We believe this incarnation of the restaurant will be a success,â€ said St. Jean.