Dogwood, BX

It’s got such a nice ring to it.
There’s little towns scattered all over the United States with great names.
Little Rock, AR. Sleepy Hollow, CA. Crested Butte, NC.

Now imagine a little town called Dogwood.
A slice of down-home Americana right here in BX, taking its name from the Flowering
Dogwood tree – the floral emblem of the state of North Carolina.

It’s a nod to some friends who became family, but also a raised glass to family and friends who know that sharing great food and drinks with those you love is about as good as it gets. We wanted to create a diner you could imagine at the heart of the tight-knit community in a town like Dogwood.

Our food menu covers a range of classic American style dishes - from the spicy tang of snacking on our Hot Wings, to the comforting hug of Cornbread or Mac and Cheese. There’s ¼ lb. Dogwood burgers flipping on the griddle, smoky North Carolina style BBQ pork being pulled, and crispy Southern style chicken being fried. Fix yourself a plate, or order a whole mess to share.

Americans invented the Cocktail, and we sure know how to whip ‘em up to suit all tastes. Peruse the menu or pull up a stool at the bar to talk to the bartender about something just for you.
We can’t wait to show you some wines we love, from here in Australia, the US and around the world.

The Bourbons are rich, the Scotches are smooth, the beers are ice cold and the smiles are genuine.

Welcome to Dogwood, BX.
A place where regulars become friends, and friends might become family.
We sure are glad you came.

Meet the owner

Dogwood’s top dog Evan Stanley has been in hospitality his entire life.

In his early years he worked at his parents fine wine liquor store in the early 2000’s, as well as in their Motel in Cowra. He went on to work in some of Australia’s most prestigious hotels while completing a business degree at the International College for Tourism & Hotel Management in Manly.

Evan has spent the better part of 15 years in Melbourne as part of some of Australia’s and the world’s best cocktail bar teams including:

– Black Pearl Fitzroy (ranked #7 in Drinks International’s Worlds 50 Best Bars 2013).
– Le Bon Ton – Collingwood (Time Out Melbourne voted Best New Bar 2015)

He spent the majority of 2016 based in Fiji at the Intercontinental redesigning their cocktail menu and consulting with the team to relaunch their newly refurbished Karma Lounge.

In 2013 Evan was awarded ALIA Australian Bartender of the Year, and Melbourne Time Out Bartender of the Year 2014.

Looking for a new favourite cocktail… Evan will make it for you!