Executive ChefAnthony’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.
General Manager3UP 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.