Entrecôte Greville Street

This famed French restaurant's latest iteration features chic pops of bold colour, throughout an elegant space that pays equal respect for the classic and the contemporary.
Libby Curran and Gary Brun
Published on December 14, 2021
Updated on July 19, 2023


The past seven years saw 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 its lease finished, the restaurant farewelled its historic South Yarra digs and made the move to a 200-seat home in Prahran's Greville Street, where it opened last September.

Taking over the site once home to Toko and Fog, Entrecôte's new iteration both revived its trademark aesthetic and steered things into a new direction. Jones' partner, designer Brahman Perera, lead the fitout, which features 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 were 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 were also carried 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've got their own home here in the new digs. An onsite store is 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 venue isn't afraid of a little party action either, with live jazz from a rotation of resident musicians soundtrack Friday and Saturday nights. There are also DJs spinning French vinyl tunes on the regular, and more of Entrecôte's much-loved opera dinners to come.

Top Images: Lillie Thompson and Entrecôte


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