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Henry's Place
Henry's Place

Henry's Place Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://henrysplacelouisville.com/
  • Phone: (502) 690-6585
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - until close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rudy Lane/ Watterson Expressway
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Henry's Place
Henry's Place presents sophisticated American and European cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Our restaurant is named for one of Louisville's most famous and important citizens, Henry Watterson. Mr. Watterson traveled widely in America and Europe and dined in the world's best known restaurants.

Henry’s Place pays homage to the concept of Brigade de Cuisine as originally conceived by the renowned Chef de Cuisine, Auguste Escoffier. At Henry’s Place, every brigade station is represented in its food preparation. Thus, “American Brigade”.

The menus offered to diners at Henry’s Place spring from the efforts of accomplished chefs from all over Europe, many of whom migrated to America in the early and mid-20th century. These chefs have had enormous impact on American interpretations of the very finest examples of haute cuisine from across Europe.

We think Henry Watterson would enjoy our restaurant, and we hope you do too.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant was prepared for the surprise that I planned for my wife's birthday. She was not only surprised but was pleased with the food taste and the food presentation. The night was a success and will be remembered!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dining experience at Henry's. The food and service was outstanding. The menu offered various dishes and the stuffed cod with crab over risotto is one of my favorites. My wife the enjoyed the soup and Henry's vegetables....both were nicely prepared. The wine list is very compelling and offers a nice selection from around the world. We will look forward to our next meal at Henry's Place....."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We loved the atmosphere! Beautifully decorated, well lit, romantic design, and everyone was dressed nice. The service was impeccable! We never had to ask for anything. And the food was amazing! Cooked perfect and the presentation was gorgeous. The Creme Brûlée is a must try!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "First noticed Henry's Place several months back when driving through the area but wasn't sure what it was. A little research revealed that it was a restaurant and my husband and I tried it for the first time this past Friday. The service was excellent, the food selection great for anyone, and the food itself was prepared beautifully and quite good. Definitely try the white mousse banana cream pie! The only reason I gave it less than 5 stars was because our table for two was on the aisle/wall and a little cramped but I think because it is a small restaurant the seating is going to be close together."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I like to go early because the noise level can make conversation at one's table difficult after the place fills up. One of the two little tables in the bar is my favorite spot for dinner and going early makes it easier to get one of these tables too. The menu had been revised since I was last there and my favorite scallops dish had been removed from the list but the new scallops offering was good and the server graciously offered to substitute the risotto (for the new dish's edmame puree) to make my meal more closely resemble the scallops dish I loved. My dinner companion (from out-of-town) had never visited the restaurant before and she was favorably impressed with her meal (stuffed lemon sole) and the ambience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our first time here. Had mentioned our wedding anniversary...we received special attention and congratulations..numerous times. My wife was presented w/a rose (not expected nor anticipated). Food and service better than average, rather quite above average. Numerous patrons also seemed to be enjoying the atmosphere, food and service. Our final surprise was our desert was provided for by the manager....(another unexpected nor anticipated surprise). Hostess was very attentive, much beyond what a hostess would be anticipated to do.....not only did she visit tables, conversing w/patrons but made sure everything/everyone was satisfactory. Henry's Place goes beyond what is expected of a fine restaurant....absolutely a step above and beyond!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "In a city filled with many great restaurants we experience Henry's Place and consider this among the very best. We enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, dinners, and deserts. We did not order multiple dishes per person, although I wish I could have as everything was prepared exceptionally, rather our table of four was so enjoying each of our selections, we shared with each other as great friends would. Having dinner at Henry's Place was the splendid example of gifted leaders and professionals, preparing the freshest quality foods, with attention to detail, and presented with style and confidence. So if you love food, regardless of it is from the land, sea, or earth, you may want to add Henry's Place to your list of gastronomic experiences."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This outstanding restaurant is a true gem. With a nostalgic historical significance from being named after Henry Watterson, the menu will not disappoint. Each dish is exquisitely prepared and the presentation leaves you in awe of it's beauty. We have eaten here about 10 times now and are never disappointed! The wine selection is superb and the staff has perfect knowledge when helping you choose the perfect wine to complement your meal."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I have been there one other time with my husband and had a great experience. I took a friend this time and she loved everything."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I am never disappointed when I dine at Henry's Place. The service is perfect and the food is delicious. They have changed their menu and we all decided we liked it better. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal and agreed we would come back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We always enjoy our experience at Henry's Place. This is a great place to take clients."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food and service are impecable, I love the location for a local eatery, easy to get to and easy parking. Both times I've been were for lunch. First time there I had the portabello sandwich - phenomenal, everything is super fresh, and just downright delicious. The portion was great and the price super reasonable. Second time I went I had the crab cake special, the crab cakes were delicious, slightly crisp, great crab/bread ratio but I asked for vegetables instead of the rice accompaniment and they were pretty skimpy."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Had dinner there several times. Always enjoy!! Have recommended to several friends"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I took my wife to dinner on her birthday. The service was unobtrusive yet very attentive. The food was prepared in a unique, delicious and satisfying way. When my wife order the Lemon Crème Brulee they served it with a candle and brought out birthday cards I had left with them. A wonderful experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have dined here since their opening and have loved it every time. Maybe it was a bad night, but we were disappointed this time. The service left a lot to be desired. While service was slow, spotty and disjointed, the "recipes" on the menu left us disappointed. Each dish had too many ingredients for our liking. In the end our orders were OK, but not great. The dessert, banana cream pie was to die for. We also thought the prices reflected a considerable increase. Normally, our tab is about $100. This time it was $120 plus. From a value standpoint, it seemed too expensive. We will go back to give them a chance to redeem themselves as we think this is one of Louisville's best dining spots! Give it a try and see what you think."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner at Henry's! Food was outstanding and service was also very good. Difficult to decide on entre as there were a number of things that sounded great. Went with friends and were able to catch up with no difficulty. Good energy but not too loud."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I met my friend here for lunch. It was wonderful, as it always is. It's a treat to have someplace as special as Henry's near my suburban workplace."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great place to catch up with old friends. It is quite, so you can talk to each other, and the food was good"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is a great night out on the town. Both service and food were great! It's nice to dine where people are dressed appropriate for the occasion. I can't wait to go back here again. There were 4 in my part that evening and we all had appetizers, salads/soups, entrees, and dessert. All were amazing! There is a great bar here as well! Great Place!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Superbly prepared food. We felt very special on our anniversary. Service was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food, well-presented and hot. One of our 2 or 3 favorites in Louisville. Server was great and very helpful about menu items."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had already seen the menu and pricing so we were expecting a exceptional meal. Positive notes: the bread and cheese dip was delicious. The waitress was one of the best we ever had. Ambiance was very nice. Awesome dessert and coffee Negative: The tables are to close for comfort. No privacy The booth seating at the tables was to low. My plate was almost shoulder level. The food was not exceptional. Steak was under cooked. Asked for med/rare, was room temp at the center. Risotto was over cooked, mushy Small portions We had $50 gift cert and still spent just under $100 including tip. For the cost we should not have had ANY complaints about the food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The seating along the center is too close to the other tables, you can't have a conversation without theother tables hearing and vice versa."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. The service was GREAT and the waiter, (John Lee), was excellent to work with. We'll be back and WILL ask for John Lee's table."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • " Great wine, great food, wonderful service! The food presentation was beautiful. Loved the wine and the service was fantastic. Our waiter had a great personality and made our evening fun. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We celebrated a co-worker's birthday with lunch at Henry's Place. We loved the menu, our server Jordan was just right and the food was delicious. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Menu had something for everyone. Had the crab soup and 1/2 a sandwich. Soup was excellent! Home made chips and fruit were perfect. I'd rather spend a bit more for a lovely lunch than eat at the other "sit-down" restaurants in the area that have nasty food ,often rude wait staff and not very clean! Had reviewed their menu when first opened and it looked way too ambitious and a bit odd, but looks like they have it right."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Been here several times. Food always delicious. Beautifully presented. Love using Open Table. Will be back soon!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Do not go to Henry's Place if you are a couple desiring a quiet, intimate dinner. You will be seated at a table for two so close to another table that you will be able to hear every word of their conversation which means that they can hear yours. Also, it was extremely cold and they refused to turn the a/c to a more comfortable level. We were not very impressed with the food, either. We have been to Henry's many times and it seems to us that it has been going down hill. We will not be back nor will we recommend it to anyone else. Too bad. At one time we really liked it. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had the best meal at Henry' place. The sole stuffed with crab on a rock shrimp rissotto was so good when I took the first bite I said, "OMG". My husband had halibut on tomato rissotto. He was very happy with his dish until he ate mine. When they bring the bread its served with a cheese dipping sauce. Again OMG. We ordered a cheese and chicken liver pate plate. The pate was more like a mouse but was very very good. We sent compliments to the chef. He came out to say he was glad we liked the food."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our meal was delicious. Our server was attentive but not pushy about ordering. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "My goal is to eat everything on the menu. Had the lobster special and it was delicious."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I always enjoy the lunch, fine food and dependable service. My wife and I need to try it once again for dinner. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Great food and service -- you get what you pay for, it is pricey"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We really enjoy Henry's. It's busy without being loud or hurried. We see people of all ages enjoying themselves. The menu is varied, everything we've had there is fabulous."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Not sure whether this was the fault of the restaurant or of Open Table but it allowed us to make reservations one a night the restaurant was not open."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I took a large group of people to Henry's for dinner on Derby night. Derby is a crazy night for restaurants because there are so many people that travel to the Louisville area and it's very difficult to accommodate everyone without a reservation beforehand. Terry (mgr) and Lisa did a superb job accommodating my party when we showed up with 6 people more than our reservation number of 14. The wine and drink selection was bountiful, the food choices were not only delicious but plenty to choose from, and our serving staff took very good care of us. I would definitely recommend Henry's for your next group dining event or date night. Bravo!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food and service were good. Wine and beer list good. Vegetables were more for show than nutrition. Good for occasional visits."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "There was a large crowd but the food was not up to the pricing and the service was ok. The food presentation was great as well as the wine list."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "They had a nice buffett cold and salad bar and then a great selectioin of to order entrees. Very good service"
    Dined on 4/20/2014