22 Mar The Henry – West Hollywood’s Neighborhood Restaurant
The Henry touts themselves as the “greatest neighborhood restaurant” and it may achieve just that on Robertson Blvd in West Hollywood. Surrounded by celebrity-spotting trendy venues, including The Ivy, The Henry has a welcoming and friendly vibe.
The Henry is located in the former Newsroom Cafe space on the completely overhauled 100,000 square foot Robertson Plaza.
The Henry is owned by Sam Fox, the creator of True Food Kitchen, as well as numerous other restaurant concepts. Fox opened The Henry in Phoenix, where the company’s headquarters are based. A popular location in Phoenix, The Henry earned its title of “the greatest neighborhood restaurant” as they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, have a full coffee bar, a cocktail program and offer free wifi. Thus, as a result, many use The Henry as a work space.
Opened in Los Angeles, The Henry offers the same concept. The space is large and contemporary with lots of fresh light coming in through the windows. Walking into the space, a full-service coffee bar is aligned with a cocktail bar with seats. There is casual lounge seating and tall communal tables in the front. The space opens to the dining room and in the back is the large open kitchen that can be seen through floor to ceiling glass windows. Between the dining room and the patio, the restaurant can seat 325 people.
The cocktail and wine selections are quite inviting and I was impressed by the lack of big-name brands. The cocktails are plays on classic drinks and use fresh ingredients. The wine list offers a selection of wines from around the world on the by-the-glass list.
The menu is an eclectic American menu with lots of comfort dishes, such as truffle Parmesan fries and black truffle cheese fondue with warm salted soft pretzels. The menu includes appetizers, salads, rotisserie meats and entrees.
Surf & Surf – warm butter poached king crab, grilled & chilled wild mexican shrimp, garlic bread
Smoked Norwegian Salmon – potato hash brown, crème fraîche, arugula
Short Rib Potstickers – toasted sesame, mizuna, ponzu
Portobello “Asada” Tacos– guajillo chile, avocado, quinoa, tomatillo, cauliflower, refried lentil, cotija
Black Truffle Risotto – crispy poached egg, kale, baby asparagus, fried sunchoke
Spring Harvest Bowl – melted sweet potato, ancient grains, grilled portobello, caramelized cauliflower, snap pea, avocado, marcona almond pesto, harissa emulsion, roasted pepitas, flax seeds
Ora King Salmon -chioggia beet, toasted grains, sausalito springs cress, marcona almond pesto
Be sure to save room for dessert! We were so full at the end of our meal that I forgot to take a photo of the indulgent Chocolate & Banana Ganache with carmelized banana, candied walnut and vanilla bean cremeux but I did manage to get a photo of the Peanut Butter Moelleux with dark chocolate cake, salted peanut, caramel, peanut butter gelato.
120 North Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048