With Chef Scott Conant at the helm, THE AMERICANO delivers an upscale, modern Italian steakhouse to Atlanta
Complete with chic and art-forward interiors, The Americano sets a new standard for fine dining. Located inside the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta hotel, the city was an obvious choice for celebrity Chef Scott Conant when it came to selecting the second locale for his inspired Italian steakhouse dining concept.
“Atlanta is known for its vibrant culture and booming culinary scene, so choosing it as the next home for The Americano was a no-brainer,” says Conant. “With the neighborhood as a major hub for both business and tourism, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to provide an unparalleled dining experience for the city’s locals and visitors alike.”
From delectable pastas to main courses from both land and sea, there is no shortage of cuisine options. The Focaccia Ripiena—stuffed with stracchino cheese, potato and pesto—is the perfect starter for the table as everyone peruses the dinner menu. Described by Conant as an “Italian-inspired steakhouse with a soulful menu of fine-aged steaks, house-made pasta, Italian antipasti and Mediterranean seafood,” The Americano, complete with a carefully curated lunch menu as well, is a must-try this season.
At the bar, the cocktails—and their focus on fresh ingredients—have quickly become a fan favorite. Think bright and punchy sips like the “Drunken Wifey” made with tequila, limoncello, elderflower and Italian herbs. “The drinks are meant to make our guests curious and inspired to try them all, be it the glassware, garnishes or presentation,” says general manager Aaron Burkes. This season, guests can look forward to the fall-inspired cocktail “Them Apples” made with apple-and-brown butter-infused vodka.
Inside, KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group drew inspiration from the original Scottsdale, Arizona, location and transformed the restaurant into a “sophisticated, moody atmosphere that complements the elevated ambience of Buckhead,” says Conant. The dark walls with pops of green accentuate the curvaceous chandeliers floating overhead, as well as the exclusive pieces of art showcased throughout.
And thanks to the dining experience as a whole, it’s likely the restaurant will end up in your regular restaurant rotation this season. “The best reaction I’ve had from customers over the years is when they make another reservation on their way out,” says Conant. “That’s a real indication we created something truly special.”