After much buzz and anticipation, I was finally able to dine at Henry’s Majestic and I’m happy to report that my experience lived up to the hype. Having a friend in town from NYC (I was anxious to see how it lived up to her NYC haunts) and another in town from the burbs (I was eager to hear how it lived up to Applebee’s), I was ready for a great night.
We started the night at the very stylish bar adorned with a neon light reading “Prescriptions” – and boy were the drinks just what the doctor ordered. From their impressive beer selection, I had the Cinnamon Girl red ale from Revolver Brewing Co. From the cocktail list, we ordered a Martha’s Revenge which had fresh apple, thyme, bourbon, cinnamon, lemon, and soda.
To start the meal, we ordered the Maple Bourbon Meatballs which were tender with Akaushi beef and served with fennel slaw. The sauce was flavorful – but not overpowering to the natural flavor of the beef. For dinner, I ordered the famed Henry’s Marrow Spiked Burger which had Akaushi beef infused with marrow on a brioche bun with bacon, caramelized onion, aged cheddar, house pickles, and served with chips (presumably house made). Bone marrow is on trend and was all over Dallas in 2014. And even though the Dallas Observer has noted they are done with bone marrow, I was impressed with the deep rich flavor the burger had through the addition of the marrow. This is a definite must try dish and one of my favorites of 2014.
Positives: Amazingly inventive menu that delivers on it’s majestic promise. The aesthetic of the restaurant is on trend with it’s rustic and industrial design.
Negatives: (I’m REACHING for this) The bartender didn’t share the Happy Hour specials that we later found out about at our table – and we were charged full price when we closed out at the bar. Again, I’m reaching.