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Jul 30, 2001 10:39 PM

Henry's End--Consistently good

  • m

My husband and I ate at Henry's End tonight for the first time in a while. As always, the menu had lots of interesting choices, and the food was delicious. It's one of the few places that seems to consistently understand "medium rare" when it comes to salmon.

It does tend to get noisy, but on a Monday night, it was not crowded, and the noise wasn't a factor. Service is always friendly--but I miss the waitress that used to preside over the room.

All in all, a good choice.

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  1. I had a meal there a couple of weeks ago and was delighted by the knowledgable service and intelligent wine list, and even more delighted by the exquisite lamb steak I ordered. It was the most delicious, tender, thoughtfully spiced (a sophisticated barbeque thing) piece of red meat I've eaten in quite some time.

    1. I'm with you on this one -- I think Henry's End is a gem. The food is consistently good and satisfying, the service is friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is pleasant and unpretentious. In a perfect world, every neighborhood would have a restaurant like this.

      1. Where is Henry's End? What kind of food do they have -- American, Continental, etc., etc.?

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        1. re: Mike
          Marion Morgenthal

          Henry's End is in North Brooklyn Heights (near the north end of Henry Street). It is near the A/C train High Street Station or the 2/3 Clark Street Station. I would call the food American--good selection of meats and fish, with interesting preparations, and some pasta. In the winter they tend to have game on the menu. Also have a very good wine list.

        2. Gosh, Henry's End. Doesn't that take me back. My very first serious dinner date was there. I somehow scraped together the funds and took my HS sweetheart out (or did we go dutch? memory elides here) for dinner at Henry's End nigh on 20 years ago. We had a grand old time and they made us feel very comfortable and grown-up. As I recall they didn't balk at serving us a reasonable amount of wine (I think the statute of limitations on this crime has expired) and we had venison I believe. Glad to hear it's still going and up to snuff.

          1. First of all, to be honest about this, we're friends of the owner. However, we eat there quite a bit and it's always great. The waitress is Bonnie and she's off on Mondays. She's been there for over 20 years and is still as "outgoing" as ever. At any rate, all the postings sound like we're not alone in considering it our favorite place. Glad to hear it.

            By the way, try the turtle soup when the game menu is on and get the soft shells and fiddleheads whenever they're around. And the ribs...

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            1. re: Martinowitz

              Always good, always inventive, food which is tended to with great care. And yes, Bonnie is a gem!

              1. re: Martinowitz

                Okay, I give up. NYJewboy resurrected this thread six years later and I notice the above post I wrote. But... when the hell did I post as "Martinowitz"??? I've been on CH since '99 and have always (I thought) been Steve R. Oh well. I still love Henry's End. And the soft shells are in season. And Bonnie's still there. And Marion M. still goes. And you all should too.

                1. re: Steve R

                  Indeed I do still fact, more frequently than when I posted originally. It was fun to see this thread resurrected for several reasons:
                  - I think it was the first time I posted on CH,
                  - As a result of this posting, I learned that the owner of Henry's End was a student of mine in my first year of teaching, and
                  - As I result of this thread, I met Steve R. (and Ginny)!

                  So, in response to Steve's posting, "what he said!"