Henry's End

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$31 to $50
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Henry’s End is a Brooklyn Heights neighborhood institution known for our inviting atmosphere, seasonal menus, award winning wine list and friendly service. It’s the type of place you can bring your first date, family or friend to share a special evening. Henry’s End is all about seasonality and sourcing top quality products. We seek superior suppliers such as The Broken Arrow Ranch, Satur Farms, and Hudson Valley Farms, as well as the local farmer’s markets. We have been acknowledged for our food by Zagat (which stated “This is why they built the Brooklyn Bridge”), Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and many others. Our wine program has received the Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” every year since 1984. The staff hosted a dinner at the prestigious James Beard House. Our dining room features exposed brick walls, high ceilings and an open kitchen, where you can whiff the aromas and watch your food being prepared. The menu features a combination of original and classic preparations.
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AE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

We went to Henry's End in their new location for my wife's birthday. We've been going there for over 30 years, but we found that the new venue was surprisingly not all that bigger than their former closet-like digs (the space is just configured differently.) We ordered our dinner and then sat there for 30-45 minutes, watching everybody else get their food. When we complained to our waiter, who said he would make it up by giving us an entree-size for our appetizer. We then waited at least another 15+ minutes. Finally, Julia, the person behind the bar (the manager?) asked us what was the problem, claiming she didn't know anything about what was (or actually wasn't) going on. We explained our predicament again. It seemed that the waiter had totally missed the fact that we wanted to start with our appetizer, even though we had told him precisely that. Julia seemed properly horrified that these problems were also occurring on a special occasion dinner (and maybe that we were also long-time customers?) She made sure we got our food fairly quickly after that, comped us our second round of drinks and the appetizer, and threw in a dessert (with an appropriate candle and 'Happy Birthday' on the plate) for free. Bottom line: the food was very good (as we remembered it to be), and Julia eventually managed to compensate for the initial failure to take and put in our order correctly, and the resulting dismal service. So we will go back there in the future, and hope for normal, decent attentive service. Heavy sigh. (Julia to the rescue!)

M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt my favorite restaurant!! The first time I experienced Henry’s End was sometime in the 1990’s and the intimate atmosphere, warm personal service and exceptionally delicious food left a lasting impression on me.. During the many years that I lived in Brooklyn, I brought countless friends here to share the experience.. It became my go-to restaurant, always serving up wonderful food and offering a perfectly curated selection of fine wine and beer.. Far from over-priced, the value of the food and experience here will almost certainly always surpass the cost of the meal.. In the restaurant business, like most businesses, there’s so much to be said for consistency.. Well, 20 YEARS LATER, on a trip to NYC I recently brought my wife and children to Henry’s End for dinner.. We were greeted with the very same warmth and charm by the same faces that I remembered.. And they even remembered me after not having been there for over a decade!! The bread and butter given to us as we waited was the same as it always was and every bit as delicious as I had remembered.. Everything that we ordered that evening was cooked to absolute perfection and presented beautifully.. I could go on forever about what a treasure this restaurant is and still never do it justice.. If you’re anywhere in the NYC area looking for an amazing meal, please do yourself the favor of visiting Henry’s End, tucked away in the sweetest part of Brooklyn Heights, just over the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan.. I promise you will not be disappointed.. And to Mark, the staff, and the family of this fantastic establishment, keep up the good work.. You are truly a blessing!!

MS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Neighborhood standby. Very nice.

J
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always fine food, delightful service.

TO
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

No way!!!!!!!!!! Food was not hot also waiter did not ask how meal was ,over all experience suck !!!!

NJ
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We began enjoying Henry's End many years ago when living in Brooklyn Heights and make the trip in from New Jersey several times a year, often bringing friends who love it. Therefore, we were very interested and a bit worried when visiting the new location (just one block away on Henry Street). We need not have worried...the owner has taken advantage of the opportunity and created a wonderful, warm and more comfortable space for his diners, while maintaining the high standards of the food. There is a very nice bar area and outdoor seating when weather permits. Also, brunch on weekends has been added.

In summary, nothing from the old location has been lost. In fact, the experience of dining at Henry's End has been enhanced.

L
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Henry's End has delicious food & drinks as well as service however I'm not too sure about the new location. At first glance it is a little shocking. So different from the original location which was small but cozy. It will take a little getting used to. It doesn't really have any ambiance or atmosphere but if you're only there for the food than its still a winner.

P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time in new location. Good to see a neighborhood fave continuing on.
Some dishes tasted the same as our memories & some, not so much - missed the old version of the apple cobbler.

e
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. Tried Elk for the 1st time and it was delicious. Our server was extremely professional, attentive and courteous. Highly recommend.

a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very sweet and special location. The staff is very friendly and artful at ensuring you feel welcome. Wonderful meal!

NW
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For the past 4 years, we’ve had our wedding anniversary dinner at Henry’s End. It is one of our favorite restaurants in NYC. The food, service, and wine choices are all first rate. While I think they’re still finding their footing in the new space a little, it’s still excellent and will only improve. Looking forward to the next anniversary dinner there (although we will certainly eat that before then). Looking forward to the Wild Game Festival.

DO
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Our Waitress didn’t know how to separate her emotions from her job or ask questions before picking up our unfinished drinks. Also, I couldn’t ask a question about the food I was served without being given a face expression and walking away to complain to her boss as if we wouldn’t notice!

s
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally a really good neighborhood restaurant. Loved the grilled vegetables and the veal

RS
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This restaurant has been on Henry Street for a long time. Recently moved down the block. New place is slightly bigger and has some outdoor tables. Food is as good as ever. Service was very friendly and professional BUT it took quite a while for entrees to be served and one side of veggies finally came out just as we were finishing our meal. Entrees no longer served with any sides and are extra. They are tasty but timing needs to be coordinated so they are served with the entree.

c
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time at the new location. Very noisy and hard to have a conversation. Mostly the same menu which we enjoy but the food wasn't as good as it used to be. Still enjoyable. The service was very good as usual and we had and enjoyable evening.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm, welcoming, and delicious. A real neighborhood gem!

NG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Now at its new location the food was just as wonderful as always. If I could afford it I’d eat there every week.

g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place, portions seem small for prices.

WV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. It was pretty loud the evening we were there as there was one table with diners who were pretty boisterous. Host did us a solid by seating us away from them. What made our experience most enjoyable was our waiter Albert who was friendly, warm and personable. He made our anniversary that much special!

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing better. New venue but still the best!

S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant. We've eaten there several times and never disappointed with any dish.

p
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time patrons of the restaurant. We were seated on time at table for four. The seating is tight but sufficient. Service was efficient and courteous. The food was very good, we all ordered different dishes. Located on a busy street near Brooklyn Heights. Recommended.

RE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been Henry's End fans for over 40 years now. Mark Lahm runs a wonderful restaurant with excellent cuisine and a wine list to match. The newer quarters are a bit smaller than the old address several blocks south, but the compensation is outdoor seating during good weather. A terrific Brooklyn Heights restaurant that has us returning regularly . . . now all the way from Bay Ridge. 5 stars all the way.

S
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always. Great menu well prepared dishes. Pleasant attentive service.

RU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Indeed I have recommended Henry’s End often to friends and acquaintances. The food is always quite good and sometimes exceptional. We like the wild game featured from time to time. We enjoy the fact that it’s a top-notch restaurant without the exclusive, highfalutin atmosphere of many.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints: Wonderful, creative meals, delightfully casual atmosphere, always-present owner, always happy patrons. Reserve early - not a lot of space!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely time
Superb elk chops

GM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

My worst dining experience ever!! It took them more than a hour to bring us a steak which was overcooked and my wife one that was very hard. You should look into this restaurant before it continues to be part of your restaurant selection.

FQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Staff were accommodating as we celebrated our daughter’s birthday as a family, with our ages ranging from 59 to 1.5.

k
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A menu full of delicious options. I particularly liked the small plate section. The crab cakes were perfection. The new space allows for excellent viewing of watching the world go by. I'll return again and again.

BY
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Pistachio & Goat cheese app was delicious! Salmon with three mustards was smothered a bit too much in mustard. Recommend lighter on the mustard. Honey ginger duckling was very tasty, however could've used more sauce. Mashed potato side was bland, needs something. Great location /atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Henry’s End never disappoints. The food is always fresh & delicious, and the waitstaff is friendly & efficient. Over the many years we have dined at Henry’s End, we have never been disappointed.

JE
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Mark was as gracious as always. I have always enjoyed the warmth of those who work at Henry’s End. Even though there are new waters they fit in to that warmth and personal concern for the customers. I believe that Mark is the catalyst for that feeling. My association with Mark and Henry’s End for 15 years has made it my restaurant of choice.

CL
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been eating here for 30+ years. Mark and his staff never disappoints. The new place is open and airy and the outdoor seating is perfect for people watching.

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great good and service but too loud

RC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. New location prefect transition from a block away and still a great local neighborhood place with international sophication

AM
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Henry’s End. Excellent food, wine selection, and always consistent. Head there for dinner soon!

NY
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal, wonderful ambiance. It is warm and friendly, with personal attention from Mark, the proprietor. You can sit outside or inside — both are nice and the food and wine are first class. The new location is even better than the old one and the experience can’t be beat. The tuna with capers is delicious

CL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I took my Dad here after hearing about it from a friend. Excellent food in a great little neighborhood spot. The service was very friendly and attentive and he had a great time. The noise level really varied throughout the night based on how many tables were filled and while that was a concern for me at first, my dad really loved the restaurant.

C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Soft shell crabs were excellent. The new space is bright and open. Wine suggestions were spot on.

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