About us

About Us

Smithy is more than just a name; it's a tribute to the legacy of Henry Potter, a revered blacksmith in Dallas, TX. Known for his craftsmanship, Henry was sought after for his work on large mansions in Highland Park and architecturally rich government buildings, including schools. His legacy spans four generations, leaving an indelible mark on the Dallas community.

Our restaurant’s open architecture, showcasing welded trusses and exposed metalwork, pays homage to the blacksmithing trade. A large mural depicting Henry swinging a hammer on an anvil serves as a centerpiece, celebrating his enduring influence.

Neighborhood Connection

At Smithy, we pride ourselves on being a cornerstone of the vibrant Knox/Henderson Area. We offer our space for community gatherings at no cost, with special food and drink deals to foster community spirit. We actively participate in local events and partnerships, working with Visit Dallas, the Texas Restaurant Association, and Veterans groups, honoring our owner’s military background.

Menu Highlights

Our menu features made-from-scratch dishes with quality-sourced meats and vegetables. When available, we use all-natural, pasture-raised ingredients. In addition to favorites like Luke's Hot Chicken and the Hangover 2.0 Sandwich, we offer seasonal delights and a robust draft beer selection featuring local Texas beers alongside well-known domestic options. Our seasonal cocktails, such as Fresh Watermelon Frozen, Figgin Old Fashioned, and unique twists on classics like the Paloma, are a must-try.

Guest Experience

Our "Guest First" philosophy ensures you feel exceptionally welcomed from the moment you walk in. We greet every guest warmly, strive to remember your name, and provide attentive service throughout your visit. This commitment to hospitality has earned us praise for our large portions and fresh ingredients.

Atmosphere and Activities

Smithy offers a relaxed, open, and airy gastropub atmosphere with an open kitchen. Guests can enjoy happy hour specials on food and beverages during weekdays, game day specials at the bar, and date night specials every Thursday. Whether you’re catching a game or celebrating the weekend, there’s always something happening at Smithy.

Chef Ronald Von Hatten

Our kitchen is led by Chef Ronald Von Hatten, whose culinary journey began as a dishwasher in his mom's restaurant. With a career peak as a corporate chef for Landry’s, the largest restaurant company in the world, Chef Von Hatten brings his extensive experience and passion for cooking to Smithy. He also owns five different restaurant concepts, ensuring every dish is crafted with expertise and love.

Sustainability and Sourcing

We are committed to sustainability and practice sourcing from farm-to-table vendors. We proudly partner with Texas-based farms to bring the freshest ingredients to your table, supporting local agriculture and promoting responsible sourcing.

Join Us

At Smithy, our motto is "Guest First." We want you to not only enjoy your time with us but to feel compelled to come back and share your experience with friends. Catch a game at the bar, savor our seasonal cocktails, and explore the flavors of our wood-fire kitchen. We look forward to serving you and becoming your favorite neighborhood spot.

Learn more about the Restaurant


Brunch served 10am until 4pm Bar open until late (5pm-6pm)

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Our Cuisine

At Smithy, you will find cuisine that draws inspiration from all across the globe, while keeping our menu items familiar and approachable. We are beautifully blending sustenance and the human desire for fellowship. Time after time, Smithy is striving to deliver an elegant and fun experience through fine spirits and provisions. All menu items are made by hand and are locally sourced from Texas.

Menu our food menu

Spirits & more

The bar team at Smithy provides progressive and spirit-forward drinks. They maintain classic standards for cocktails as well as modern techniques to bring them into the Golden Age of mixology. They uilize local ingredients for syrups, tinctures and infusions. There is also a brilliant selection of fine scotches, whiskeys and tequilas behind the bar.

Drinks our drinks menu


Call us at (214)-316-1984 or book a table:

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Event Space

Weddings and Corporate Events at Smithy on Henderson

If you’ve been searching for the perfect wedding venue or the optimal place to host corporate training and events, look no further. Smithy on Henderson seats 70 guests in our private suite, or up to 90 if for mix and mingle events. At Smithy on Henderson, we cater to your specific needs and strive to take your event beyond your expectations. Get in touch today!




2927 North Henderson Avenue
Dallas, TX


4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri, Sat
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM