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The Americano, an Italian-inspired steakhouse from two-time James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur Chef Scott Conant, will officially debut for dinner service on Monday, May 23, 2022.
Located within the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta — which is currently in the final stages of a complete transformation — The Americano aims to blend “a European style of highly personalized service with contemporary dining to create an exceptional and convivial experience,” according to a press release.
Similar to its Scottsdale counterpart, The Americano’s menu will feature a range of dishes from steaks, including prime and American Wagyu beef, to house-made pasta, organic salads, Italian antipasti and Mediterranean seafood. Diners can expect some of Chef Conant’s signature dishes as well, including pasta al pomodoro, polenta “cremosa,” caviar fries, Hamachi crudo, and braised wagyu beef cheeks.
Conant’s culinary offering shares the spotlight with a cocktail program that is “playful and intricately devised.” The wine list includes selections from iconic, established and emerging Italian and American producers.
“The Americano bridges the gap between the deliberate touch of alta cucina and the soul of cucina rustica,” Conant said in the release. “In other words, guests will experience the top quality, distinctive flavor profiles, stunning presentation and superior level of service of a high-end restaurant, but with more approachability.”
Designed by KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group with influence by Creation Equity’s artful conception of the original Scottsdale location, the restaurant offers a “sophisticated, moody atmosphere that complements the elevated ambience of Buckhead.” Guests will be greeted by custom sculptural artwork by Peter Deise, an island bar area and lounge and a large outdoor dining pati. Unique wire light fixtures add a warm glow, while pops of green add a cool touch to the interior design. The café also features al fresco seating on an intimate patio.
Dinner hours will be Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. The bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.