Americano opened in the space formerly occupied by Charlie Palmer inside the Joule hotel in Downtown Dallas. Yes, that Charlie Palmer. The one that was open so long ago you aren’t quite sure whether there’s been another restaurant in between or not. There were rumors of a steak restaurant. Nope. Then CBD Provisions opened up, but on the other side of the lobby. Anyway, Americano hopes to be worth the wait. It’s seen quite the transformation, and the decor is up-to-date with today’s style. Fresh, stark, light and bright with punchy colors make Americano a blank slate for flavor to show up and punch you in the face. Start with the cocktails, like we did at brunch this past Sunday:
This cocktail is the Americano. It features rich coffee flavor in a bitter cocktail that’s perfect for summer sipping.
The Orzata Limonata is my perfect summer cocktail: Gin (or vodka), mint, orzata, lemon, soda. SOLD.
If you put a panzanella salad on your menu, I will order that shit! Add watermelon and it’s beyond irresistible to me. That’s why I’m calling this the Summer of Panzanella! Join me.
The sweet folks at Americano sent out this slice of eggy heaven before I told them we didn’t dig on swine. Whatever it is, it looks meaty-good.
I’m a fan of the pizza at Americano. It’s all in the dough, guys.
Speaking of carbs, this focaccia: HOLY SHIT. Served with this bubbling mess of baked eggs that are spicy, tomatoey and savory, that’s brunchy comfort food.
Dessert for brunch? Yeah why not. This is a Florentine Ice Cream Sandwich and it tastes like crunchy, chocolatey, sea salty heaven. Go get some.
Foodbitch is an expert eater and published food writer who lives in Dallas, Texas with her exceptionally well-fed twin daughters, husband and their dogs. She’ll tell you what to eat and you’ll like it.