After a three-week remodel, Virage will reopen Thursday for dinner with a new look and a few more letters in its name.
Located at the corner of Seventh Street and Second Avenue for some 15 years, the restaurant will now be called Bar Virage, said general manager Glen Mauser. A 25-seat bar has replaced the previous six-seater. The exterior got a paint job; new signage with the new logo is on the way.
Bar Virage will shift away from exclusively Mediterranean offerings in favor of “American chicken and steak fused with Latin American fare, South American fare, and Mediterranean fare,” according to Mauser. Some of the new menu items include Mediterranean tacos, lamb sliders and crab cake sliders. On tap: Finger Lakes wine, and beer from local breweries.
“We’re giving back to the community,” Mauser said. “We’re changing with the times, changing with the new people in the neighborhood as well as keeping some of the same menu and keeping some of the same restaurant that people have known and loved.”