French Restaurant Entrecote Is Farewelling Its South Yarra Digs and Moving to Prahran
It'll open the doors to its new 200-seat Greville Street space this spring.
The past seven years have seen Jason M Jones' Parisian diner Entrecôte establish itself as a true icon of the Domain Road strip, despite originally being conceived as just a one-year pop-up. But now, with a lease coming to an end, the restaurant is bidding farewell to its historic South Yarra digs and making the move to a new 200-seat home in Prahran's Greville Street, where it'll open its doors in September.
Taking over the site once home to Toko and Fog, Entrecôte's newest iteration will both revive its trademark aesthetic and steer things into a new direction. Jones' partner, designer Brahman Perera, leads the fitout, which is set to feature an opulent fusion of elements old and new, a healthy collection of fine art and plenty of bold colour. Fancy fireplaces and oak wall panelling have been imported from France and, in addition to the main dining rooms and brasserie, you'll find a glamorous private event space modelled on a Parisian pied-à-terre (aka an apartment).
From the kitchen comes a similar offering to the one made famous on Domain Road, with classic French brasserie fare served all day long, from breakfast croque monsieurs to that after-dinner fromage. The legendary steak frites will of course be returning as the headline act, featuring pasture-fed Cape Grim Angus porterhouse and Entrecôte's secret herb butter sauce. Favourites like the escargot and beef tartare will also carry over, starring alongside a lineup of new and returning seasonal creations.
As for Entrecôte's line of A la Maison retail products that made their mark during last year's pandemic, they'll get their own home here in the new digs. An onsite store will be stocked with signature items like the aforementioned herb butter sauce and the restaurant's French dressing, as well as other French groceries, takeaway coffee, pastries and sandwiches to-go.
The new venue won't be afraid of a little party action either, with plans for live jazz from a rotation of resident musicians to soundtrack Friday and Saturday nights. There'll also be DJs spinning French vinyl tunes on the regular, and plenty more of Entrecôte's much-loved opera dinners to come.
Entrecôte 2.0 will open at 144 Greville Street, Prahran, from September 1. To keep an eye out for further details, head to the restaurant's website.
Published on April 15, 2021 by Libby Curran