RVD Blog

New Southern Hits Brooklyn

One of our newest RVD clients is The Heyward, a marvelous new(ish) restaurant on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg - just a few doors down from Pilgrim Surf + Supply and Mast Brothers.  Named after South Carolina poet DuBose Heyward, the restaurant serves “New Southern” cuisine inspired by the classic regional cooking of Charleston and Savannah. Think grown-up, reimagined shrimp & grits, spicy fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, fresh seafood and pastas, and an absolutely killer raw bar... all paired with pre-prohibition era classic cocktails and an impressive wine list. Boasting gorgeous interiors and an oval open kitchen, The Heyward manages to be both laid-back and sophisticated without breaking a sweat.

In an effort to introduce The Heyward to some of our favorite food writers and social media mavens we hosted a weekday lunch soiree a week or so ago - suffice it to say that we all ate (and drank) a little too much. We'll let the pictures (taken by Ethan Covey) do the talking.  

Chilled Seafood Salad 

Chilled Seafood Salad 

Bloody Mary + Dos Gardenias Cocktail

Bloody Mary + Dos Gardenias Cocktail

Summer Melon Salad

Summer Melon Salad

B.L.F.G.T (bacon, lettuce, fried green tomatoes on broche toast w/ buttermilk ricotta fries)

B.L.F.G.T (bacon, lettuce, fried green tomatoes on broche toast w/ buttermilk ricotta fries)

Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich 

Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich 

The Kitchen Gods at Work

The Kitchen Gods at Work

Make a beeline for The Heyward at the next available moment! You can thank us later.

Owned and operated by Select Hospitality & Design, The Heyward is affiliated with Hudson Clearwater in New York’s West Village and Hinterland in Santa Monica.