The Blacksmith Restaurant serves distinctive bold cuisine in a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere located in the historic Pierson Blacksmith shop in Downtown Bend, Oregon. Established in 2002, the Blacksmith Restaurant has gained a collection of rave reviews, including ones from National Geographic Traveler, Conde Nast Traveller, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Sunset Magazine for its steakhouse, full bar, and lounge serving distinctive bold cuisine. The Blacksmith Restaurant features cheese plates, seasonal salads, fresh seafood, artisan meats, and pasta dishes. If you are staying for dinner in their dining area, they offer a full menu of from-scratch dishes made by their chef, Bryan Chang. Chef Chang uses fresh and local ingredients to showcase the seasonal delicacies of Oregon. They also have a large selection of regional wines and craft cocktails.
More about the history of the building:
"Like many of the original buildings in Downtown Bend – each has a story, a history and a legacy. Built in 1923, 211 NW Greenwood was the home of Pete Pierson Blacksmithing and is an example of one of the finest blacksmithing buildings left in the country. It is not known how long Pierson was a blacksmith there, however he soon sold his business to Joe Egg, who ran the business for the next fifty years. As late as 1973, Egg was well-known in Bend and Redmond as the best blacksmith in Central Oregon. Egg once told The Bulletin that ‘although his business was fast becoming outdated by acetylene torches and electrical welding, he could still fix almost anything, and still shod horses.’ The building is now home to one of Bend’s highest rated restaurants, properly named, The Blacksmith. Owners, Todd and Nekol Bardwell have owned the restaurant since 2013 and are excited to share their story, another anniversary and a fresh update to their cocktail and food menu, debuting this summer." - Julie Furnas (read more of this story here)