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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 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
  • "We always enjoy our experience at Henry's Place. This is a great place to take clients."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Had dinner there several times. Always enjoy!! Have recommended to several friends"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Superbly prepared food. We felt very special on our anniversary. Service was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • " 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "My goal is to eat everything on the menu. Had the lobster special and it was delicious."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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
  • "Elegant, wonderful choises, perfect service--very relaxing! The food was wonderfully prepared, and everyone's choice from the Lemon Sole risotto to the Huevos Rancheros was perfectly done."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our whole dinner experience. Service and food were both wonderful. We were sitting near, but not in, the bar area. There was some sort of disturbence by a former employee and even though it really did not bother us, the manager gave us a gift card to use on our next visit. Classy move on his part I thought. The hostess also came by and appoligized. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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
  • "Henry's is near my office so I have been here multiple times for lunch. Good food, good service, older crowd. I have never been here for dinner."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My husband's filet was med to med well. He asked for med rare. Did not send back as we were in a group. Everything else was great."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The food was very good, we split the 2 lobster/2 scallop special which was prepared very well; however, the lobster was small (2 bites) and the split charge seemed high ($7) for an extra scoop of risotto. The spinach salad was unique in presentation and tasty. Service was very attentive."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Business dinner. Service, Food and Ambiance all excellent. Food was interesting, great presentation and tasted fantastic. Overall great experience, would recommend and will go back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "One of the few white tablecloth places for lunch on the East side. Food is always very good and there was not push to turn over the table. You can't go wrong with Henry's Place!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This was our third visit to Henry's Place and we will be back., Consistently above average food and service. Our experience this visit shows incremental improvement over our last visit - to the point where we have to consider this one of the best restaurants in Louisville."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Excellent spot for lunch and business meeting. Dining partner was a first timer. Seemed to really enjoy the experience. Loved the macaroon type cookies for dessert."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We took my son there for his 12th birthday -- his special request since we drive by all the time. Although this is not necessarily a family-friendly restaurant, he waiter made a point to wish my son a Happy Birthday and made him feel "important" the entire evening. We all enjoyed our food and ate every bite, leaving no room for dessert (although the selection looked delicious). It was a great experience and I recommend Henry's Place to others."
    Dined on 3/11/2014