Chris Lucas announces the opening of Grill Americano at the iconic 101 Collins Street, Melbourne

Grill Americano will open October 2021. 

Melbourne restaurateur Chris Lucas announces the opening of Grill Americano, his third restaurant scheduled to open this year. Grill Americano, a 145-seat restaurant and bar, will be located at 101 Collins Street. This iconic Melbourne address has been at the centre of Melbourne’s cultural and social landscape for almost three decades. 101 Collins Street, designed by renowned Melbourne firm Denton Corker Marshall, has long been at the heart of this prominent end of Melbourne.

Surrounded by some of Melbourne’s most iconic towers and high-end retail, Grill Americano will be open seven days a week, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner to Melbourne’s city workers, visitors, theatregoers and shoppers. The entrance will be located on Flinders Lane at the laneway entrance to the 101 Collins Tower and is scheduled to open in October 2021.  

“I am incredibly proud of our great city, especially this last year. What we have all been through in the hospitality industry has been devastating. But we keep going, we will keep pushing on,” comments Chris Lucas. “I love the energy and architecture of my city, and I am excited to honour these great buildings with beautiful restaurants people can enjoy. It is more important now than ever before to keep Melbourne in its rightful place as one of the world’s greatest food destinations.”  

Grill Americano takes its inspiration from the elegance and beauty of Venetian architecture. Dishes from the wood grill and bespoke wood oven imported from Naples will form the heart of the menu with Italian classics like Bistecca à la Florentina and handmade pasta.  

Chris Lucas has been instrumental in revolutionising the art of modern dining in Australia. His restaurants have impacted the way we live and eat. Along with the soon to be opened Society and Yakimono at 80 Collins, Lucas’s new restaurants will herald a moment of celebration for Melbourne’s famed dining culture. He will also be creating over 550 new hospitality jobs. 

“My restaurants are about storytelling, about honouring the location, creating a space between fantasy and reality. Restaurants should take you on a journey where you make your own experience. I am excited about our future, and I am looking forward to adding to Melbourne’s exciting culinary reputation.” ~ Chris Lucas

Grill Americano
112–116 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Opening October 2021

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