Anthony’s Chophouse and 3UP Executive Chef, Justin Miller, may be relatively new to the scene, but he is ready to make his mark and present his culinary vision and skills on a grand stage with LRG Restaurants. Justin has prepared a menu and assembled a team of chefs that will showcase spins on classic steakhouse cuisine.
Having honed his skills as an executive chef in the private club market, Justin is excited to bring his culinary expertise to the masses. Justin’s culinary expertise combines unique flavor profiles and presentation in a modern, fine dining atmosphere.
Justin will have an additional outlet to showcase his trend-setting talents as well. 3UP, the high-end rooftop bar that is separate from Anthony’s Chophouse, features signature cocktails and creative dining options coordinated with Justin.
Owner Anthony Lazzara, felt during the search for his executive chef that Justin’s creativity, passion and character perfectly fit the mold for Anthony’s Chophouse and the two had the opportunity to create something wholly unique that Carmel and the rest of the Indianapolis area deserved.
Justin looks forward to incorporating his global culinary training from the International Culinary School at the Art Institutes and passion for innovation and new-aged techniques.
Executive General Manager
Colin has been working in restaurants since the age of 15, with stints in the kitchen, support and in the front of house over the past 25 years. That tenure has been a variety of concepts that range for volume dining, independent ventures to upscale establishments featuring ultra-fresh seafood and or prime steakhouse fare. Colin is excited to embrace our vision with his leadership of a decade plus of fine-dining general manager experience.
With extensive experience of food and beverage at the likes of Dunaway’s, The Oceanaire, Mesh on Mass Ave, Late Harvest Kitchen and Eddie Merlot’s, Colin’s maturation in the industry has been rounded with great people he has learned from or alongside to establish a standard focusing on hospitality and hard work. As a wine and spirits buyer for 15 years, Colin has followed trends and traditions alike in spirits and is sommelier trained that leads our teams’ portfolio to showcase how important beverage pairs with food. He has spent his research and education time in classrooms, books, winery and distillery ventures to establish a zeal for all things’ beverage. Colin has traveled the country experiencing highly acclaimed establishments to grow and evolve his vision of a beverage program and standard of service. With an eye for service details and a passion for hospitality we will lean on Colin’s leadership to expose our staff to a strong work ethic, education, and pride in the work place to be the best for the community and our guests.
Colin attended Indiana University and has lived in Indianapolis for a vast majority of his life. He has three boys of his own that Colin will tell you are the only thing that will keep his attention from his local sports teams and his love for food and wine. With his true positive influences on our staff and customer engagement we see that dedicated leadership is key to our company’s future. As Executive General Manager he will stand behind our vision to be a dining destination for upscale dining at the Chophouse and fun everyday outings at 3UP. When you blend all of Colin’s experiences and views on service and standards along with his passion to be the best in the industry, it perfectly fits our goal.
3UP General Manager, Phil Burton, first found his passion for food at the age of 16. Starting out doing kitchen prep at a small burger restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, Phil learned the art of how to piece together the right ingredients to create a great meal. Realizing he could turn this passion into a career and graduated to more fast-paced restaurants.
From there, Phil began to expand his knowledge of all aspects of the restaurant business. Working in the kitchen, front-of-house operations as a server or host, bartending and eventually running the business side of a restaurant in a variety of manager positions, Phil’s experience and a fascination in the food industry grew and grew.
Phil’s experiences took him all over the state of Ohio, from small, local restaurants to corporate restaurant chains as a corporate trainer. His travels eventually presented him an opportunity to make the leap from Ohio to Indiana, joining the management team for a newly-opened Indianapolis location of a well-known fine dining restaurant chain.
Soon after, Phil heard about Anthony Lazzara’s vision for his new concept, unlike anything the Indianapolis area had seen. With the intent of just trading knowledge and ideas about the restaurant biz over a cup of coffee, Phil and Anthony immediately formed an immediate bond over the industry.
Anthony has since brought Phil aboard the LRG Restaurants team as General Manager of 3UP. He has gained a remarkable amount of knowledge from the incredible team around him and is excited to be a part of such a talented group of people who share a common goal of combining simple hospitality with exceptional food to create a truly special dining experience.