The reason, says owner Bill Baker, is simple enough: popular demand.
The wine bar and bistro, which originally opened in the ’80s, was best-known for its dark lighting, great wood-fired pizzas, and generous wine list.
Le Chardonnay closed last spring and re-opened as the mid-priced Italian restaurant The Villa.
According to Baker, the menu, supervised by chef Steven Robilio, will now feature the best of both The Villa and Le Chardonnay. In addition, the pizza selection will be expanded, and there will be new items like gourmet sliders.
Le Chardonnay, 2094 Madison (725-1375)