Welcome to SMITHY in Dallas, TX!
SMITHY occupies the original workplace and shop for the Henry Potter Iron Work/Blacksmith Shop, a business that has been in Texas for over 90 years and has survived four generations. To help recognize the greatness and art that was once created in this space, our restaurant’s name is a play on the English shorthand for a town’s blacksmith.
Our New American dining approach is something we’ve excelled at with our Woolworth restaurant concept. Chef Ronald Von Hatten and Bar Chef Michael Hernandez continue to offer seasonal, quality, and innovative but approachable fine spirits and provisions.
We always try to source our ingredients locally, but when it is not available, we purchase sustainably produced offerings with an eye on the environment. We utilize specialty meats and cheeses from Nieman Ranch, Meat by Linz, Veldhuizen Cheese, and locally purchased vegetables.
Meet Our Owner/Head Chef, Ronald Von Hatten
Chef Ronald Von Hatten is the owner-operator and Head Chef at SMITHY. He carries 30 years of experience in the service industry as a Sous Chef, Executive Chef, Regional Manager for Landry’s, and ownership in three different restaurant concepts. After a successful career with Landry’s Corporation, Chef “RV” opened three different unique restaurants ranging from Mexican cuisine to steakhouse and tapas. RV blends comfort food and global influences into his latest creations at SMITHY.
Meet SMITHY’s Bar Chef, Michael Hernandez
Our “Bar Chef,” Michael Hernandez, is well-known in the Dallas mixology world as a trailblazer with his innovative and inspiring boozy-and-stirred cocktails. His award-winning cocktails at the famously known Woolworth are in several New York Best Seller Cocktail books. He has also been featured in several publications, including D Magazine, Eater, Zagat, and Paper City.
Contact Us for Private Events in Houston, TX
SMITHY excels in hosting private events for Dallas, TX residents. Our large banquet room seats up to 75+. If it is a standing-only event, we can entertain over 100 guests. Our staff offers a unique experience on Henderson Avenue for your event rehearsal dinners, business meetings, and all other special occasions. Give us a call to schedule your next private event.