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WILD GAME FESTIVAL AT HENRY'S END:: IT'S BACK AND IT ROCKS!

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Fleur Oct 28, 2009 02:21 AM

We went to HENRY'S END last week for the second time since tthis year's Game Festival began . Our table of four had the best meal we've had in quite a while.

Everything we had was more than outstanding. Roasted Pear Salad and Wild Game Pate were delicious. The Turtle Soup was divine.

The Main Courses were all super yummy. Quail stuffed with Smoked Bacon with Pumpkin Risotto was so delicious, I could go right back for more. Wild Boar Stew with Polenta, excellent. The Mixed Grill, included Wild Boar Belly! And Elk Chops.

The Dessert du Jour was a lovely Pear Crisp served with a big scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream.

If you love Game, and would like to try some wonderful exotic dishes not available elsewhere, I would suggest HENRY'S END. The food is great, and the welcome and service are personal and friendly . Don't forget to ask for your Birthday special. Fill it in and you will receive an invitation for a free entree on your Birthday.

The prices are very reasonable.

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    cazique Oct 28, 2009 06:24 PM

    Another vote, as always, for Henry's End as great as ever - our top destination in Brooklyn.

    With one strange occurrence - the Turtle Soup (while magnificent) was not served with the traditional small bottle of sherry to pour in it... I didn't ask, but I wasn't sure whether it was server oversight or belt-tightening in today's economic climate. Didn't detract from my enjoyment in the slightest, but has anyone else seen this?

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    Henry's End
    44 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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      Fleur Oct 29, 2009 12:40 AM

      I don't remember how it was served in previous years You might ask Bonnie if she is your waitress; Bonnie knows everything! Or Mark, the owner and Executive Chef . I am sure they would welcome suggestions.

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        cazique Oct 29, 2009 01:55 PM

        @Fleur, not a bad suggestion (though I don't know if I could bring myself to suggest any changes at Henry's End!) To clarify, my comment of "traditional" above referred not to an external tradition but to the fact that Henry's End had served it that way (with Sherry) all the previous times I've had it or seen it, so I was curious if they had removed it as a policy or it was just a mistake.

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        Henry's End
        44 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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          Fleur Oct 29, 2009 08:39 PM

          My husband is the one who orders the Turtle Soup, and he noted the missing Sherry as well. I would still ask Mark, of he there when you are. I have always found him to be amiable, and open to suggestions.

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            Steve R Oct 29, 2009 08:48 PM

            Oversight would be my guess. We've been there 3 times since the Turtle Soup has been on the menu again and the sherry was put on the table all 3 times.

      2. NYJewboy Oct 30, 2009 08:15 AM

        "The prices are very reasonable"

        I am not so sure, given the portion size of some dishes. And of course it is only 'reasonable' if it is in prime form, which it has not been this past year. When they are 'on' they are fantastic, and I am their biggest fan. But they are frequently off, and I regret paying their prices for food that is a mere shadow of what it can be when everyone is paying attention. I have had amazing meals at Henry's End, but not lately.

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        Henry's End
        44 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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          Fleur Oct 30, 2009 03:22 PM

          Sorry your meal was disappointing. The Prix Fuxe dishes have smaller portions than the regular Menu. Understandable... at $25 for three courses it is a bargain.

          We dine there a few times a month, and the portions are always fine. We are not into huge portions. The portions are certainly enough for one person wityh a hearty appetite.

          Agree there are some dishes better than others . The Steak never fails, nor does the Fried Chicken, the Chicken wuth Pears and Blue Cheese, and most of the Game dishes.

          Better luck next time!

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          Fried Chicken
          3367 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11208

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            NYJewboy Oct 30, 2009 05:59 PM

            They seemed to have a run of a few years where every meal was truly stellar. However both my wife and I found it to be way off on several fronts all year this year. I am a huge fan of the wild game fest, and I will try again this coming week.

            PS: I am definitely rooting for them. They are all super great folks.

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