Community Smith, which replaces Briza in the space adjacent to the Renaissance Midtown hotel, is now open for business and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Executive chef Micah Willix, who previously cooked at Latitude and Ecco, is running the kitchen, and the restaurant identifies itself at a "modern meatery." A look at the menu proves that the concept rings true.
While breakfast offers typically lighter fare such as fruit and yogurt, steel cut oatmeal, and a selection of baked goods, there are cheddar biscuits with sausage gravy and a BLT Benedict as well. The animal protein really comes through at lunch and dinner, with appetizers like wild mushrooms with bone marrow and oxtail toast, a porchetta sandwich, and entrees such as roasted lamb shoulder with preserved lemon, toasted coriander, and bulgur.
The bar menu features a simple list of cocktails and beer, including local selections from Terrapin, Orpheus, and SweetWater.
The restaurant is located at 866 West Peachtree Street NW. Community Smith is 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 is 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.
See the full set of menus below.