Written by Daniel Rockey
At the border of Uptown and Downtown, the Henry is preparing to make its Dallas debut, and it’s a restaurant that’s big enough for the entire city to share.
The Henry is a new American style restaurant, cafe, bar, lounge, and everything in between. Housed in a 15,000 (no, that’s not a typo) square foot space, the restaurant has set the bar ridiculously high with its bold claim of growing into the “greatest neighborhood restaurant.” To do that, the Henry must waffle between highbrow chic and comfortable casual with great precision.
The Henry is huge. In such a prime location, at the intersection of Akard and Cedar Springs, it’s almost mind boggling how much money must have been poured into turning the once parking lot into such a sprawling dining destination. Almost within spitting distance of Harwood’s restaurant giants, The Henry has no choice but to go big or go home. And go big it has. The restaurant is a project of Fox Restaurant Group, the same folks who brought Flower Child and North Italia to Dallas from Arizona, and they are certainly not new to the expansionist game.