Henry's End

4.4
808 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
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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GM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OT
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.

WT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Well, it is true that everything changes. And sometimes that change is for the better. But in the world of restaurants, change is tricky. Henry's End use to be a wonderful, old-school New York neighborhood spot with a robust menu that had something even for the adventurous eater. Since it has moved to its new location (just up the street from the prior spot), the menu has become limited (while retaining a few favorites). The prices have gone up significantly (especially considering that the complimentary side of a couple of steamed veggies and a little rice -- such a wonderful addition that has been unceremoniously cut). More troublesome, several of the dishes seem to use the same base sauce (the Jamaican shrimp sauce now finds its way in to both the duck and lamb dishes!).
If you remember a time coming here for celebrations (they do still offer their "birthday discount" if you've signed previously) and also the warm-welcome of Bonnie, you will sorely feel the change. If you've never been, you'll likely think "eh--another over-priced NYC spot ... "

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

It ain't what it used to be!! Noise level borders on the intolerable. It used to be my favorite place in the heights. Not any more. I hope they address the noise level, some kind of ceiling baffles might help.

AC
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, wonderful full menu with tremendous variety for everyone in your party.

TM
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been dining here for years. Fantastic, ALWAYS! Incredibly consistent. Love the new location.

BL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really unique meat dishes on the menu. I had Elk Chops. Perfectly cooked, great service, highly recommend if you want interesting upscale food in a casual atmosphere.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect evening for outside dining. Service and food was great. Requested outdoor seating and received it!

g
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Although the food was good, the service was lacking. Only saw server when she took order (which we had to wait for her about 10 or 15 minutes after being seated) and when she gave us the check.

KB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Love the new place! And having Albert always makes things better

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, perfect! The New Henry's End is every bit as wonderful as the old one.

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

Kudos to the chef. Earlier in the week perfectly prepared Elk chops. Then on this visit perfectly prepared soft shell crab. Gracious and attentive service as well.

s
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They may have moved to a new location less than 2 blocks away but have retained what makes them great- the charm, the great staff and the outstanding food. They’ve also kept their core of classic dishes in the menu.
They’ve also added- a great outdoor dining area out front.
While personally I felt the old spot was better suited as a warm spot on cold evenings, I now am happy to enjoy the longer summer daylight. Enjoying some of their lighter choices was a real treat. Starting with a chilled shrimp cocktail and then a bowl of penne with lobster with a cold glass of Lambrusco I was just as happy as I had been with a nice steak and a glass of hearty red.
Henry’s End has a new beginning.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great service. They have an attentive and patient wait staff. The ambience and location are great too! Definitely coming back!

S
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Longtime favorite. The elk chops last Sunday were perfectly cooked and marvelously tasty. The frites unfortunately were cooked in a preparation that made them a bit soggy. Without would have been preferable.

t
London
93 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent tuna with pungent salsa. Soft shell crab cooked just right. Nice wine list.

TD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Welcomed very quickly and sat immediately. Felt the servers were a little inattentive once our order was placed. Food was amazing! A bit loud for good conversation but overall a great experience

I
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Aside from the fact that we were never given any bread, service was ok, not outstanding. Waiter didn't check water, Owner had to do that. Food was very good. We were a little surprised that sides had to be ordered separately, since in the previous place they always came with dinner and were very nice! But we'll be back for sure!

i
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was lovely, food was delicious. Our reservation was honored promptly. I was taken aback by how noisy it was. A serene peaceful dinner you will not have here, but if you don’t mind that, everything else was superb.

PL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was as remarkable as ever, and the service outstanding. However the noise level in the new space is extremely loud. Some sound deadening decoration is in order.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant restaurant in nice area. Good choice of menu and excellent beer and whisky card.

D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New venue is a plus- always dependably good food and friendly staff. Something for everyone!

D
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The soft shell crabs with garlic butter were excellent. I have been coming to Henry's End for decades and they've always been a flourishing business. The restaurant has lost its ambiance in its new location, with the noise level extremely loud. Also, seating for two is limited with the location of seats awkward. It now has outdoor seating for those who want to dine al fresco. Reservations for two or more is a must, as they fill up fast. I live in the neighborhood and will return.

PS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and wine were outstanding. The new place is a little more spacious. Service always great.

TM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Server suggested we try the wine we order before getting the bottle and he was correct that it may be too funky for our taste. Soft shell crab was the best I’ve ever had. Always a great meal.

E
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great

f
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The new space is great. Lots of natural light. Food and service excellent as usual.

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always hard when an old friend changes, and I confess that I was worried reading reviews about the new location. My husband and I have dined at Henry's End for 20+ years, and loved it, quirks and all. But how could we not visit the new location, with an open mind? We were not disappointed. Yes, the space is different, but the food remains excellent, Mark is still there, and he has retained all the magnificent staff who love Henry's End as much as we do. Our beloved neighborhood gem is still a gem, thanks to Mark and the restaurant's marvelous staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding; food was good. Drinks were. A bit pricey.

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