Henry's End

4.7
756 reviews
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Henry’s End is a Brooklyn Heights neighborhood institution known for our inviting atmosphere, seasonal menus, award winning wine list and friendly service. It’s the type of place you can bring your first date, family or friend to share a special evening. Henry’s End is all about seasonality and sourcing top quality products. We seek superior suppliers such as The Broken Arrow Ranch, Satur Farms, and Hudson Valley Farms, as well as the local farmer’s markets. We have been acknowledged for our food by Zagat (which stated “This is why they built the Brooklyn Bridge”), Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and many others. Our wine program has received the Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” every year since 1984. The staff hosted a dinner at the prestigious James Beard House. Our dining room features exposed brick walls, high ceilings and an open kitchen, where you can whiff the aromas and watch your food being prepared. The menu features a combination of original and classic preparations.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service was excellent

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the new location,there is outdoor seating which will be wonderful in warmer weather. With the kitchen downstairs, away from main dining area, the noise level and kitchen smoke are no longer an issue. The food remains excellent. The service is also excellent. Tables are still close together, but I’ve always found Henry’s End diners respectful of each other. Highly recommended!

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite neighborhood restaurant of all time. Glad they found a new home after the building they were in was sold. Best Soft Shell Crabs ever. Hope for their sake their new liquor license has come through this weekend.

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SN
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

With reservations. No bar or byob allowed at present. From the raves this place gets we expected a lot & were disappointed with every dish we ordered.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

They had slow service. They were out of a number of items on the menu (at 8 PM!) and didn’t have a liquor license. Food was excellent though.

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MM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our first visit to the "new" Henry's End, in its new location up the street. Same warm and friendly staff, and same very nice menu. The dining room has an airier feel, which is very pleasant, and I love that they now have sidewalk tables, although it was raining the night we were there. Looking forward to returning soon!

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E
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy to see our old haunt - for abt 36 years - staying on Henry Street AND managing to keep up the very high standard we’ve been accustomed to.
Mark and his staff are doing a great job keeping us all happy. It’s always been a treat going to Henry’s End.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

in a new space one expects kinks to be worked out.
other customers complained of long waits for food.
our food was timely.
the fried chicken was dry and not juicy.
the sliced steak meat was undercooked

for me the worst was the physical interior conditions.
you could still smell the paint drying.
the noise level was so high. you could hear everyones conversation
i am very sensitive to noise and it irritates me.
i am in no rush to go back to this neighborhood favorite.
all the charm of the old henrys end is gone and it is really too loud.

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WF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very good service. A wonderful choice for a birthday celebration for my husband. We will definitely return!

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been regular guests here for years and came this weekend before they move to their new location. We wished Mark, the owner, all success in the move an look forward to returning.

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R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. The wild game menu was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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c
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a neighborhood treasure where everyone knows your name.

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AM
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Henry's End just might be the best restaurant in Brooklyn. We've been eating here for more than 40 years and have never had a bad experience. Tonight was just as wonderful as always - a friendly welcome when we arrived, efficient service and delicious food. For me - pistachio crusted warm goat cheese and beet salad, sole with lobster and mushrooms in yummy sauce; prix fixe 3 course dinner for him - crab cakes starter, grilled salmon entree and mud pie dessert. And the bread basket must be mentioned - irresistible, fresh, crusty bread with creamy butter. Henry's End is great!

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YM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Worst food experience we have had in NY thus far. As a main we ordered sole. What was served was definitely not sole but probably some kind of cod, overcooked in too much batter in in a greasy sauce that had nothing with the lemon butter sauce that was announced. Presentation was poor too, fish half broken on the plate,not even a slice of lemon to the side. The waiter did not bother to ask if we enjoyed our food, he probably understood from our faces and the full plate that it did not go down very well. Disappointing especially since the place seems to be always busy and full, we had expected a better experience.

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Henry's End! It is a quintessential NYC-Brooklyn neighborhood restaurant. Dim lighting, no TV screens, excellent food, an extensive wine list, pleasant and experienced wait staff and a personal, warm welcome from the owner who greets each patron at the door. Cannot recommend it highly enough. I had the black bass, perfectly cooked and tasty; my son had ribs which he raved about. Wasn't sure about the wine choice and the waiter offered to let me try several before making a decision. The key lime tart for dessert was superb. The restaurant moves down the street to a new location in mid-April but I'm sure the high quality will continue. This was second visit to Henry's End, I was visiting from Boston.

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HW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

All the food we got was ok... overseasoned and not done with much finesse. But it was an enjoyable space, and they had a good wine selection, along with a couple craft beer bottles. Enjoyed it, but probably won't return.

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e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood favorite for years and they are now (3/31) moving down the street. Wish them great luck in new location.

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k
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The service felt rushed. The server dropped the check without making sure we were completely done, and everything was okay with us. In fact they gave us the check even though they had given us the wrong dessert. Perhaps it was because we were the only black people there why we received such horrible service. The adjacent table was offered coffee before asked if they’re ready for the check.

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SD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It WAS OUR FIRST TIME AT HENRY'S END. THE MENU, FOOD, SERVICE AND WINES WERE JUST WHAT WE HAD IN MIND. ALL EXCELLENT. SADLY, IT WILL BE OUR LAST IN THAT WONDERFUL LOCATION. WE LOOK FORWARD, HOWEVER, TO HENRY'S END IN IT''S NEW INCARNATION DOWN THE STREET.

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RR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is a favorite of ours.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my 23 year old son here earlier this week. He is a chef in NYC and very hard to please. He ate ever bite of his food and said it was one of the best meals he had ever eaten. You can tell the staff loves their job and are proud of the food and service. Happy to have found this Brooklyn gem.

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ES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food is outstanding - everything on the menu is wonderful. The wine list is exceptional. The ambiance is ... well, funky.

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J
Pittsburgh
47 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Wine selections are typically top notch

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AW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our table was mistakenly given to another party before we arrived (on time). We had to wait for an open table about 15 minutes, and no one offered us a drink while we waited. However, the food was so delicious that I would definitely go back when I am in Brooklyn. The place is very cramped but the restaurant is moving next month so maybe it will be a bit more spacious.

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R
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our best meals ever in NYC. Warm goat cheese crusted in pistachios for a light starter. Two entrees from the wild game menu - elk chops and cassoulet of rabbit, duck confit and venison chorizo - both heavenly. A chocolate hazelnut cake for dessert was the crown on this royal feast.

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LS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

this has been one of my favorite restaurants forever!

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F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food great service nice place!

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time this week. Great food, service, and ambiance.

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e
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed Henry's End. It was my birthday and they gave me a candle in my desert and wrote Happy Birthday around the edges of the plate in chocolate sauce. Who could ask for more? But they did provide a lot more, also! It was wild game time and I had the venison consomme with truffles, and DH had the ravioli with buffalo, both absolutely delicious. DH won, though. Then we both had the elk chops which were meaty and delicious and cooked with a very good mustard coating. My desert was chocolate banana bread pudding and DH had mud pie. Close, but I won that one (the writing on the plate pushed it to the top.) We also had a very good port tasting and some gimlets. Very friendly waiters and happy interesting other diners. Highly recommended.

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m
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been enjoying Henry's End for over 30 years. A gem. It continues to hold its own against the competition. Its offering will include brunch when it moves to its new location in April. If you haven't tried it, you should. I've never had a meal there that wasn't wonderful.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful restaurant! It was our first time and we read that the restaurant is moving after decades of being in this location. The food was great, the ambiance was nice and the service was great. Will look forward to the new location and next chapter.

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L
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Henry’s End. The food is divine (if you like meat and game especially), the ambiance is cozy and authentic, the service is friendly and impeccable.

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b
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We’ve been going to Henry’s End for 30 years and so there is a nostalgia factor. Food quality and taste have remained excellent with duck, wild game and steak taking the honors.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner and dining experience that we have had in a long time anywhere. Service was outstanding from moment one--welcoming, attentive, informative and accommodating. Effort was made to make our evening memorable and enjoyable. Cocktails perfect; appetizer and entrees delicious. My short-rib ravioli (yes, a meat ravioli!) was fabulous. Definitely a restaurant not to be missed. P.S. Soon, the restaurant will be moving a block or two up Henry Street which will require a short closing. Check that moving schedule.

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TJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Henry's End is a Brooklyn Heights institution, and deservedly so. I had the fried rabbit, and my wife had the Venison Hunter's Pie. Both terrific. The longtime staff was attentive and helpful as usual.

Many years ago, Zagat's said of Henry's End, "This is the reason they built the Brooklyn Bridge." That enthusiasm for this unique restaurant is every bit as apt today.

After nearly 50 years at their current 44 Henry Street location, a building renovation is forcing Henry's End to move a block away to 72 Henry Street, to the former location of Sociale, (which is moving down to Carroll Gardens.) So, this was our last meal in the original space, and a sentimental moment for that reason. The good news is that they are not going far. We hope all Henry's lovers will join us in enjoying this fine institution in their new digs.

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RF
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It is unique place to eat and I would recommend it to others.

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LB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my second time dining at Henry's End, and both experiences were tremendous. The food is spectacular. On both visits, each appetizer, entree, side, and dessert were well-prepared and arrived at just the right time and temperature. The service, too, is outstanding. The staff is attentive without seeming to "hover." One of the attendees during the most recent trip is a restauranteur with multiple sites; he therefore has very high standards. He and his wife are soon to move to that area of Brooklyn, and he shared, "I can see this becoming my go-to neighborhood place." This is high praise. I wholeheartedly recommend Henry's End.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are excellent! The room tends to get smokey because of the exposed kitchen, but it's bearable. Tables are very close together, but the new location promises to ease that. I have dined at Henry's End for years and have never been disappointed in the food or service. It's a great neighborhood
restaurant. The owner, Mark, is very accommodating and charming and sets an elegant tone for the restaurant.

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b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu never disappoints. The variety and creativity of what's offered is terrific and each entree is pleasing. The server was attentive and caring. He was present as needed and quite responsive.

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