The Joule Hotel expands their restaurant offerings this fall with the opening of Americano. The vibrant, casual neighborhood restaurant will feature a seasonally inspired menu by Chef Matt Ford with creative interpretations of Italian-American classics.
Named for the classic Campari cocktail, Americano pays homage to Roman classic Caffe Greco and ‘the sweet life’ portrayed in the 1960 Fellini film La Dolce Vita. The bold olive-green interior, marble-topped bar with curved bronze mirrors, and Donald Judd inspired minimalist furniture create a playful, energetic atmosphere with cinematic feel. The bright and airy all-season glass enclosed patio features bi-folding windows that in nice weather will open up onto the bustling sidewalk on Main St.
Americano’s menu includes a selection of house-made pastas that range from bucatini with chicken meatballs and Swiss chard, ricotta and butternut squash stuffed tortellini to hand-cut pappardelle with Bolognese. The menu also boasts a variety of Neapolitan-style pizzas, small plates, larger composed plates, as well as house cured meats and cheeses. Artisanal breads, pastries and desserts, including gelato, are prepared in-house by Executive Pastry Chef Ruben Torano. The bar features a tap program with a collection of Italian wines, signature cocktails and assortment of import, domestic and craft beers.
Set to open early October, Americano will serve lunch, dinner and offer take out. Hours: Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The entrance to Americano is located inside the lobby of The Joule Hotel at 1530 Main St, Dallas