- Frank Jan 8, 2006 12:39 PM
I've wanted to try this place for some time. Wanted to know, would this make a good date place-- what is it like inside? Please let me know. Thanks.
Depends on the kind of date. If you want a sedate, quiet place to gaze into each others eyes and speak only to each other, this wont be it. However, it's an informal, friendly place that will definitely take the pressure off every little move and keep you both smiling. The staff are outgoing, you can get tastes of wine before deciding and the food is varied enough to please all. But its noisy and bustling. And doesnt take reservations for 2.
I agree with Steve R's reply. If you're looking for a more traditional date place, try Noodle Pudding, a couple of doors down from Henry's End. Excellent Italian food, great vibe, always crowded. They don't take reservations or credit cards.
Both HENRY'S END and NOODLE PUDDING have wonderful food. They are both crowded, cramped and noisy. Neither takes reservations for two, so there can often be a long wait.
I wouldn't recommend them for a first date, or if you want an intimate, conversation friendly ambiance.
You might try FIVE FRONT STREET in DUMBO which has good food.. try the pre-fixe mid week special, and a calmer atmosphere.
I used to live in Brookly Heights and liked Henry's End. Nice sort of local place. Not for a first date. Atmospher is wrong and also they are known for their wild game menue. This can be hard on the digestive system. I remember one time after having the elk it took its revenge on me. I would eat him again but not on first date. What about Girmaldis under B Bridge? Very Casual, Unpretentions, and then head to a fun bar for drinks.
The portions at HENRY'S END are generous. Th eoutstanding dishes are many, Fried Chicken, Chicken with Pear and Blue Cheese, Steak au Poivre, to name a few.
They have decided to no longer offer a salad with dinner. It was that or raise their prices. Part of the reason was that most people don't even touch their salad.
I think they made the right decision.
Just ate here tonight -- second time for me. The first was about 5 years ago. I was extremely pleased. We came rather late (10.30) but they were more than welcoming. My fiancee and i split the Orzark BBQ Ribs and Caesar Salad, both of which were very tasty. The ribs were very tender and meaty and had a really nice sweetness and woodiness to them. For mains, I had the blackened lamb sirloin and she had the steak diane. Both cooked perfectly and both delicious. Sadly, we were too stuffed to try dessert, but the chocolate confusion sounded fantastic. Throw in a nice bottle of inexpenisve California Pinot Noir and it was a terrific night out.
I don't know why I always have overlooked this place when I wanted a hearty steak meal, but I certainly won't be overlooking it again.
Glad you liked it. We were probably just about out the door when you showed up last night. Ginny had the ginger/strawberry duck, which was excellent, while I had 3 great soft shells in garlic butter. The table next to us had soft shells in mango/cucumber salsa that also looked great.
by the way, the time stamps on these are clearly Pacific time, as its 3 hours later (2:10pm) here as I post & you clearly did not post an hour before eating. Just saying.