The husband-wife team of John and Laura Wolfe have run restaurants from a distance on both West and East coasts, and now they have opened one in their own hometown.
The 145-seat eatery is in the space formerly held by Farley’s clothing store. In a nod to the past, the Wolfes have left the Farley’s logo on an old brick wall. Several of the booths are upholstered with fabric that conjures a men’s clothing emporium. Metal pipe fittings and exposed beams call up the building’s prior history as a hardware store.
The Poynt’s warm, colorful interior offers bar stools, street-side booths and a central dining room as well as two private dining rooms, one of which offers views of the river. The airy 5,000-square-foot venue features an open kitchen and a cadre of pleasant wait staff.
The menu has been thoughtfully created by Chefs Peter Hansen & Andrew Swanson. Peter has appeared on six episodes of Iron Chef with Bobby Flay, and has worked in New York with noted Chef Michael White. Andrew worked at the respected One Hundred Club in Portsmouth.