Photos provided by Smithy/Ben Gibson


Smithy Opens Tonight on Henderson Avenue

The restaurant and bar from the team behind The Woolworth calls the old Hibiscus space home.

Last August, we broke the news that Smithy, a new restaurant and bar concept from the team behind The Woolworth, was going to open in the old Hibiscus space. They were aiming for October, but missed the mark by a few months. Hey, these things happen.

Starting tonight, Smithy is finally ready to debut dinner service.

According to the release:

Smithy encourages guests to mingle, share, live and dine all while sharing in the experience of crafted, modern, but approachable food and drink.

Opened for dinner with lunch and brunch planned for the near future, Chef Ronald Von Hatten defines his offerings as shared plates, and unique eats. The menu flirts with global influences but ingredients you will know. Co-owner Brandon Luke says, “Influences such as Asian, French, Mexican and American will keep you guessing on what to order or share. Our menu keeps guest favorites but rotates seasonal items three times a year. This allows us to keep our offerings interesting and follow trends during the year.”

The bar program is a progressive and spirit-forward approach using local ingredients, classic standards and a culinary touch. Beverage Director (Bar Chef) Mike Hernandez continues the success of The Woolworth program. Luke says, “The key comes from a love for a culinary approach to ingredients and building of the spirits. And, our draft selection are hand selected local breweries.”

Smithy is located at 2927 Henderson Ave. Hours are: Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until midnight, Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m., closed on Sundays. Weekend brunch will be offered in May.

Take a look at the menu: