Community Smith is almost ready to join the Midtown Atlanta community. Replacing Briza in a space adjacent to the Renaissance Midtown hotel, the restaurant plans to open on Wednesday, January 28. Micah Willix, who previously cooked at Latitude and Ecco, is running the kitchen as executive chef.
In addition to the main restaurant, an adjoining rooftop space will be home to The Garden at Community Smith, another take on the "modern meatery" concept. It's set to open on March 20.
The Community Smith menu is focused on "global cookery styles" using humanely raised beef, pork, lamb, and veal. In addition to small plates, heartier entrees include beef bavette with herb salsa, mushroom, chorizo, and queso, and porchetta with rosemary elote, sweet peppers, aioli. Vegetarian-friendly dishes will be available as well. Look for roasted cauliflower with pickled mustard and turmeric and chopped lettuces with crispy chickpea, cilantro, tomato, and brined cheese.
Community Smith's bar will pour "classic cocktails, an esoteric wine list, and a considerable bottled craft beer list."
The restaurant is located at 866 West Peachtree Street NW. Community Smith will be open for breakfast seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The tavern will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to midnight on Thursday, and 11 am to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.