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New Watershed location becomes quick celeb magnet

Joe and JaneSince moving from Decatur to Buckhead, the restaurant Watershed has quickly become the go-to spot for visiting celebrities.

Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth, in town filming “Devil’s Knot,” both have been spotted there. So have Rex Linn from “CSI: Miami” and “True Blood’s” Stephen Moyer, who also are working on “Devil’s Knot.” (By the way, after shooting at the old courthouse in Cartersville, that project moved to the Landmark Diner on Cheshire Bridge Road this week. Here’s a photo of Witherspoon on the set.)

Last night, actress and activist Jane Fonda stopped by Watershed. The one-time Atlantan is here checking in with her favorite ex-husband Ted Turner. They’re collaborating on a charitable project. Details here.

Here’s a photo of Fonda with Chef Joe Truex.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

51 comments Add your comment

Chi Town owns Woodstock

July 13th, 2012
9:25 am

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo…………………….

I hear Reece is a republican. I am surprised the AJC write article about her.

proud democrat

July 13th, 2012
10:22 am

For heaven’s sake. Why would anyone knock the AJC in this manner. Republicans are such haters! Crawl back under your rock, hater!

Jane

July 13th, 2012
11:37 am

I LOVE CELEBRITIES SO MUCH. I FOLLOW THEIR EVERY MOVE BECAUSE I AM A COMPLETE IDIOT.

Janetastic

July 13th, 2012
12:05 pm

Jane looks fantastic! What an insprirational and wonderful person.

Linda

July 13th, 2012
12:40 pm

How could anyone be a proud democrat?

I guess you just like being a leach.

proud democrat

July 13th, 2012
12:41 pm

Ron Mexico

July 13th, 2012
12:54 pm

Reece with a Dem, she was at an Obama fundrasier last week.

GEORGIA97

July 13th, 2012
12:58 pm

Be nice if the writer told us where in Buckhead the restaurant is. Yeesh.

Write much?

July 13th, 2012
1:25 pm

So the article is about Watershed moving to Buckhead and the writer doesn’t state where the restaurant is located?! What kind of article is this?!

Native Atlantan

July 13th, 2012
1:31 pm

Well…you obviously have a pc so can’t you google the restaurant? Jeez…..

proud democrat

July 13th, 2012
1:35 pm

why work hard to build something for yourself when you can suck on the government teet

saw it the other night

July 13th, 2012
1:37 pm

it’s across the street from Cafe Intermezzo

Sharon

July 13th, 2012
1:55 pm

@Write much, I believe the article is about celebs going to Watershed since it has moved, not about the restaurant itself. GOOGLE, it’s a good thing.

gunga din

July 13th, 2012
2:05 pm

that no talent skank Jane Fonda should have been arrested and charged with treason a long time ago. what a waste of air.

matt

July 13th, 2012
2:17 pm

was our fav when in decatur….hope this 2.0 version carries the great feel of the original place….celebrity or not

Jsin

July 13th, 2012
2:18 pm

is that the guy from Bush with Jane?

Bill

July 13th, 2012
3:17 pm

Jane Fonda was in love with the communist in North Vietnam 40 years ago. Now she is in love with the one in the /White House.

Celebs = Stay Away

July 13th, 2012
3:23 pm

Thank you for the warning to never set foot inside Watershed. If Jane Fonda darkens its doorway, I certainly will not. Can’t someone send her back to Vietnam and get her out of the USA?

ifudonthaveanythingnicetosay

July 13th, 2012
3:35 pm

it’s amazing how many people love to hide behind the anonymity of the internet and spew such hatred

Come on – the article is about celebs showing up at the new Watershed location – it’s NOT a review of the restaurant, it’s NOT about providing it’s address, and it’s certainly NOT specifically about any of the celebs that have shown up there – or their political alignment

Bill

July 13th, 2012
3:39 pm

ifudonthaveanythingnicetosay, With a name like that who is hiding.

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proud democrat

July 13th, 2012
3:51 pm

Rupublicans certainly are haters, they should love to take other people’s money like I do. Why work hard, when I can let others do the work and I can have the government provide me with Food Stamps, Free Healthcare, and Free Cellphones. What happens when we run out of other peoples money, that is your problem.

Jennifer Brett

July 13th, 2012
3:55 pm

Write much?
July 13th, 2012
1:25 pm

So the article is about Watershed moving to Buckhead and the writer doesn’t state where the restaurant is located?! What kind of article is this?!

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There’s a hotlink in the article that will take you to Watershed’s web site so you can see their address, phone number, menu etc. Just click on the word “Watershed” in the first sentence above.

Jennifer

Chris

July 13th, 2012
3:59 pm

Glad Watershed is doing well. I was sad when it left Decatur and hated hearing Decaturites speculate that it was on its last legs and would wither away in Buckhead. Glad they proved the snobs in Decatur wrong.

scott

July 13th, 2012
4:00 pm

What is that sucking sound I hear? O . . .it’s just Bill

janet

July 13th, 2012
5:12 pm

To those of you who criticize Jane Fonda for her activity during the Vietnam War. You are either too young to really understand that war or too old to remember that it was a phony war that brave men were drafted to fight. And you have forgotten the photo of President George Bush holding hands with a Saudi Prince where all of the terrorists who plotted the attacks on 9/11 were from. Get over it and move on .

What about the food

July 13th, 2012
5:18 pm

The food at the new Watershed is not good folks. And WAYYYY overpriced. Sorry.

KalypsoDIva

July 13th, 2012
5:21 pm

The Watershed moved??

Spartacus

July 13th, 2012
5:31 pm

@What about the food

Totally agree. Only a snobby idiot would pay in excess of $20 for a plate of fried chicken…..fried chicken for Pete’s sake!!!!

It wasn’t good in Decatur, sure as hell won’t pay more to eat fried chicken in Buckhead

James

July 13th, 2012
5:49 pm

you people are so ignorant.. for such a progressive city, I have never seen such pettiness and little minede people. You all need to get a life

Bayou Philosopher

July 13th, 2012
5:51 pm

@ Chris, I’m sure Emily moved Watershed to Buckhead because there are fewer snobs than in Decatur… you haven’t lived here long, have you?

Ezz

July 13th, 2012
6:20 pm

Went to Watershed a few weeks ago and was not impressed, their specialty apparently is fried chicken and they didn’t even have it on the menu..had the country fried steak, supposed to great because they use ribeye…huge mistake, steak was chewy..TONS of better restaurants in Atlanta if you wanna spend that kind of money (ie Optimist, Bocado), although our waitress was cool..don’t get sucked into a new hip celebrity spot..celebrities are clowns anyway..

David

July 13th, 2012
6:29 pm

Is that the real Hanoi Jane?

David

July 13th, 2012
6:35 pm

Yes thats the same jane that made a statement during the vietnam area, and no doubt wishes she culd take it all back!

David

July 13th, 2012
6:38 pm

Thank the lawd monica will soon retire!

David

July 13th, 2012
6:40 pm

That must be the original hanoi jane!

M

July 13th, 2012
10:18 pm

I agree that the hatred on Atlanta blogs is astonishing. The city “too busy to hate” has become the “city busy with hatred”.

As far as Watershed and the other Atlanta restaurants with the so-called “New Southern” cuisine- it is just not working. You can’t build a classic recipes from an agrarian culture that lived off of cornbread, buttermilk & collards. Classic French cooking came from the top down (created for the ruling class before the revolution) and classic Italian came from centuries of experimentation with what would grow and what tasted good. The Southern palate- that Watershed & others are foolishly trying to emulate- arose in the dirt-poor South of the19th century simply to keep from starving.

Mike

July 13th, 2012
11:13 pm

I don’t know that Watershed is as guilty of this as some other places (I’m looking at you, Abattoir and Holeman & Finch), but the “hot” trend in “Southern” food seems to be overpriced servings of the same stuff our grandfathers ate grudgingly during the Depression while wishing they could have something better.

Annie

July 13th, 2012
11:52 pm

Jane, I don’t know if you are a complete idiot, but it does seem weird that you would take the time to comment on this story. If you have such disdain for entertainment based stories, why not find some other way to fill your time? These types of stories have always been a part of newspapers, and no one has ever been forced to read or comment on them.

What about the food

July 14th, 2012
12:45 am

Saying the food needs work is not hate – it’s being honest. We loved the Decatur Watershed, but the Buckhead watershed is poor. If you go, the best dish is the cheapest: an 18 dollar veggie plate with a sweet cornbread polenta that my table shared. Otherwise, save your money and spend it at JCT Kitchen where they do contemporary southern right.

BitterEXdemocrackkk

July 14th, 2012
7:51 am

STRIVE to be SMARTER than the EVIL party of democrackkk SLAVERY **WANTS** you to BE !!!

$18 veggie plate? …only in Buckethead, right?

Richard Simmons

July 14th, 2012
8:46 am

Why does every forum get polluted by the political whining and bitterness of Republicans? Do you really think that makes you look smart or attracts people to your cause?

Brookwood Resident

July 14th, 2012
10:25 am

Watershed is a complete disappointment. It is only busy because everyone is trying it for the first time. The question will be…. will they go back? JCT is so much better. The fried chicken at Watershed is overpriced and over-rated. Was not impressed. The dishes are small and you are still hungry when you are finished. The bar only carries”boutique” brands of alcohol that do not taste as good as the big brands. The big brands are big because they are good. The staff at Watershed also need to be happier. The ambiance is awesome though, hopefully they will change the menu and get a new chef.

Bubba

July 14th, 2012
11:41 am

Fresh Air BBQ,

Jackson, GA

Since 1929 the Mother Church of BBQ in Georgia.

Politipoop

July 14th, 2012
12:00 pm

Republicans and Democrats are both parties for morons. Please don’t fall into line with the rest of the cattle and be tricked into thinking you fall into one party or the other. Vote for the best man for the job regardless of political party, race, or creed. That is how we are going to change this country for the better.

Oh, and who cares about some trendy restaurant. Grow your own food and cook it at your house.

Politipoop

July 14th, 2012
12:04 pm

I err. Forgive me. Best man or woman for the job.

Politipoop

July 14th, 2012
12:09 pm

Also, Jane Fonda is a total disgrace and should endure any and all heckling Americans send her way. Sixty years ago she would have been executed for treason.

Gingham

July 14th, 2012
2:36 pm

Ah, Hanoi Jane, no surprise here…place is run by major gay libs and Joe T is a lib greenie “oh no watch your carbon footprint” kinda guy. I heard he was seen licking his fingers non stop after touching a couple of customers plates when a customer peered in to the kitchen to talk to a server. And to the person who says Jane would like to take back what she did years ago, uh, yeah, NO, she stands by it all. ALL OF IT.

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Jenny

July 16th, 2012
6:16 am

For those of you who are actually interested in how the Watershed (rather than display here how ignorant you are) the restaurant is BETTER than when it was in Decatur. The bar area is really lively and the stools are comfortable (unlike when it was in Decatur, my feet always fell asleep after 10 mins sitting on those stools). The food is wonderful. The only thing that needs to be “tweaked” is placing some smaller flat screen t.v.s on the columns at the bar, because if you are watching sports while you eat or drink, there are only a few spots to view the t.v. at the bar especially when your back is facing the t.v. I at fried chicken last Wed., night and our group sat at the very comfortable family style dining table just off the bar. It was a perfect location, and the tables are situated where you don’t feel like anyone is encroaching on your dinner conversation.