Permanently Closed - Henry's Tavern - Seattle
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Excellent food; servers helpful and pleasant; recommend this location!
We had an event to go to at WaMu Theater, and this was the only location close to the theater that could seat 10 of us without any problems! Since they close at 7 and the event was at 7:30, it was pretty perfect. The menu offers something for everyone (we had carnivores, vegetarians and vegans in our group - great french fries and the salads weren't giant pieces that didn't fit the fork or your mouth) with good drinks. The server allowed each of us to pay on our own tabs. He was great! Prices were pretty reasonable, but priced for the area and knowing they get people in for events. Still worth coming due to the good menu and solid service.
We came here for dinner before a concert at the showbox! Made a reservation on open table- they had it ready for us when we arrived! Great food and location! Definitely will be back!
Great food, awesome service. We had a reservation for 8 before a concert at Showbox. We had a great time and will definitely be back!
We came at a downtime, so it was pretty quiet. Servers came by and made sure our drinks were topped off. Large beer selection. Food is a bit pricey for the quality, so not a great value.
The restaurant was only half full. It took over an hour to get our dinner and 20 minutes to get a second drink! Terrible!
Great food and excellent service for a party of 10 on NFL playoff day
Good menu, beer and wine selection. Service was friendly and food arrived quickly. Food was well prepared and well presented. Would definitely go back!
They stayed open late to accommodate a late arriving person so nive
Our wait staff was excellent. They came around regularly, was flexible and patient when one of our group arrived late, brought drinks and food in a timely manner. Exceptionally personable and friendly.
Had a great time!
Location: good. Food: good. Prices: reasonable. Noise Level: WAY too high to converse, then the music level was turned UP ... really?
But convenient location as one of our seven works downtown and couldn't make it to the Eastside... sigh. Life is not perfect.
They had a little mishap with our reservation but totally made up for it the next night we came in. Food was good. We had the chicken tacos, Caesar salad, and ding dong ice cream sandwich with great beers. The staff was friendly and the vibe was chill.
I usually love Henry's ... not this time and not by a long shot. We waited in the entrance for about 5m before anyone noticed us. Then finally a server came over and asked if we wanted to be seated. Gave us a table. Then we waited and waited and waited until finally another server came to take our order. And more waiting. Then our food which was mediocre at best. Then more waiting. Then our check. Usually this place is a nice safe choice. There were maybe 5 people in the whole restaurant and it felt like no one even noticed us sitting in the MIDDLE of the place!
First visit to Henry's Tavern and we had a great time. Our server was quick, polite and very helpful! Good drink and beer selection with plenty of seating options. Our food was prepared perfectly in good portions for cost. Highly recommend using the "Open Table" app and be aware that Henry's sometimes has a limited menu during sports events. Definitely worth a visit!
Selected Henry's from the reviews. Close to where I needed to meet up for a business meal. Food was really tasty, nice selection. Able to use the Wi-Fi to take notes. Wait staff kept an eye on us and attended to our every need. Reasonable prices. Easy to locate.
Great birthday lunch!
We came for a playoff game and I'm guessing since Seattle wasn't in them, no one else came here, which was fine by us because we got to sit where we wanted and the service was awesome! Love the beer selection and the wide variety of foods.
great! good food, bar scene. will be back for sure.
Location was great. Food was very good for a tavern menu. Waitress never gave eye contact and seemed grumpy in general.
I've been to Henry's beer garden countless times before Mariners games, but this was the first time I'd grabbed a bite to eat inside. We were headed to a show at Showbox SoDo, and there wasn't a baseball game that night, so it was SUPER quiet and empty inside, which was fine but it made the service a bit slower -- we were the only people in our section so the waitress didn't come over as often as she would have if it was packed. However, I was super pleasantly surprised by our food -- my sister and I both got burgers (mine the regular burger and hers the mac & cheese burger) and they were very good. Better than I usually expect sport bar food to be! And, pro tip, ALWAYS add the gorgonzola fries :)
I heard so many things about the awesome burgers. I got the Mac n cheese burger and the Mac n cheese was dry and although I asked for my burger to be well done, it was actually charred and burnt which made the burger acrid tasting which was unfortunate. It was my birthday and I was really excited to try it and I was unfortunately disappointed. The Gorgonzola fries were good, however.
Food was good though the menu was notably far less varied and extensive than other Henry's locations. Manager was kind on the phone about accommodating our table of 14 at 7:30 on a Saturday night. Waiter was gracious about splitting bills when we asked him upfront to do so. But that's where the good parts end. It turns out that there was another table of equal size and a larger group of people having cocktails only on the other side of the restaurant; there was NO ONE else there- at all. Our waiter had our table and the same size group next to us. Service on drinks was very, very slow. We mostly sat without drinks the entire time. Food came out all at once, which was awesome, but by then no one had drinks and the waiter brought our tabs while half the table had full plates of food and everyone was without drinks. We had intended to have a few more rounds and people were still eating! We asked to keep our bills open but he was dismissive and never came back after that (some other server came to collect payment shortly after). It was only 9:00 by this time and we wanted more drinks so we went to the back bar area, hoping for better service. There we were immediately greeted with the notation that we could order last call only. At 9:00 on a Saturday! We asked about why we couldn't sit in the completely empty bar and have a few drinks (again, party of 14 drinking adults), which required intervention with some manager from back in the kitchen, and ended with them telling us that they didn't close until 10:30 but would only serve us "last round drinks." No drunks in our party, dead restaurant, and early on Saturday night; so, another couple hundred dollar tab rejected for no apparent reason. Mind you, we were all in business casual, quiet, ordering full meals and drinks... We weren't loud, drunk sports fans ordering PBR. No idea where the attitude came from but we will not be back. We walked to Pyramid, where they happily served us until 11- as noted on the "open" sign.
Server forgot two of our food orders but corrected it immediately and took both off our bill. Food was fantastic. Service was exceptional. Drinks were superb!
I like Henry's, good pub food and good service. However, there is always a smell of dirty mop water everytime I go. If you're in the back by the open bar where you can get fresh air, it's not too bad.
First time at Henry's Tavern. The place is MUCH bigger that it may seem from the street. We had a late lunch/brunch on Saturday and sat in the back at one of the bar tables, next to the open windows (which are glass garage doors that open the entire back wall). Service was VERY good and the ribs were falling off the bone. My husband had the wings which he also enjoyed. Beers, wines, cocktails - all are plentiful and delicious. We will be back....
I reserved for 10, but in the notes indicated 10-15. They set for 10, waiter got a little cranky when we started pulling tables together. Aside from that, food was good, service good, overall a thumb and a half up!
We were there first thing when it opened. We were the only patrons for the first 45 minutes. Yet we had to flag down the waitress, she forgot a part of our order and beverages were served in plastic cups. I could see using these when the place fills up, but plastic cups for premium beer and bloody mary's was cheap and unnecessary. Raise your game during the downtime so I would want to come back. Disappointed.
we stood at check in table for 5 min and finally had to find a server!! the food and beer were ok but that is all this place is....burgers and beer
We celebrate birthday's here many times and normally have no complaints. We walked in and could hear a loud vibration in the duct work, which was very annoying. We had a group of 10 people and could hardly talk over it. The food came out very slow and spaced out 2-3 minutes each time they brought food to us. It literally took almost 10 minutes to get us our food. It looked like they were understaffed and we felt bad for the waitresses .
We love the Ice Cream cookie dessert and want to go back, just hoping things are better next time.
Service was their biggest down fall.
I like this spot, service was good and had great vibe. I do understand they were expecting a larger crowd that evening so they explained to us why plastic cups but look around and notice its not that crowded and please use regular glassware, it was not full or full of rowdy folks.
The bar was loud and crowded, even though it wasn't a game night. It looked like fun, but I was with my senior citizen parents trying to grab a quick dinner, so we sat in the restaurant, and there was plenty of room on that side of the house. Our server was lovely - quick, kind, thoughtful. Our food was really good too - burgers and sandwiches that were well prepared and well priced. Four of us ate and had one round of drinks for $88 (plus tip), and we were perfectly happy.
I like Henry's! Will definitely go back.
My husband asked me to set up a dinner location for an office group of his, including some important out of town executives who rarely come to Seattle. We had had a good experience at Henry's in the past (that was for just 2 of us), so I suggested Henry's since it was in close proximity to where the rest of the meetings were taking place. I'm sad to say this was not a positive ending to a long day. We weren't greeted by anyone when we showed up and had to stand and wait. Then the air conditioning was out of order and it was a hot day, so the atmosphere was far too warm to be comfortable. Then our server seemed to have his head somewhere other than on his job. Two of the people in our group decided they'd like to order appetizers for the group to share before dinner. He never brought the appetizers and then our meals just showed up so the appetizers never happened. The food we did get was fine enough, but there were enough things wrong that it just didn't put a stellar feeling over the evening that should have been a nice wrap-up to two days of important meetings. My husband said he wouldn't take a group back to Henry's again.
Henry's is fine. Nothing fancy, but nothing bad. They said that they did not have a record of our reservation even after we showed them the email confirmation from OpenTable. They found us a table anyway even though there was a waiting list for tables,
We've been to Henry's before and the food and service has always been wonderful!! We visited again Sunday 3/15 and I have to say I was a little disappointed. Both our pretzel and the pizza we had was burned on the bottom and tasted bitter as a result. The food is great here, we just think someone wasn't paying attention during our last visit. We'll try Henry's again because we love the atmosphere and the service. Hopefully the food will be better next time.
This sports bar is convenient to both stadiums and probably gets quite busy on game days but seemed pretty mellow when there was no game happening. There were comfy couches and booths with lots of TVs showing sports. The menu had a range of choices and prices, the food was tasty and had good portions. The wedge of lettuce salad was a big hit and the Mud Pie brownie dessert was rich and delish!
Burgers are good, my salad was okay - the gorgonzola fries are great! Service isn't bad, would be fun to come here with a group.
We had a group of eight and we made a reservation so we wouldn't catch them off guard. We had to pay for parking in the lot adjacent to the restaurant. We thought that since it was a non-game day that there would be free parking (like other restaurants on in the area). They sat us in the first room right off the entry way. It was December and it was extremely cold. We asked to move but were told this was our spot. Our waitress was quick to take our drink and appetizer orders but then it took 20 minutes for that stuff to come out (drinks and food). Not sure why as the restaurant was fully staffed and only had 6 tables at one point. We all had beer, soda, or simple mixed drinks. Once we asked one of the runners to take our entree order the waitress came back. They came out quickly and all of the food was amazing. The waitress really didn't check on us or ask us if we needed anything. One person caught her attention as she was going by, got her a box, but didn't ask the rest of the table, so she had to make several trips.
Overall it was fine. I probably wouldn't take a group there or host a company event there (the reason we were scouting the location), but I'd probably go there with one or two other people so we could be seated away from the entrance and not have to pay so much for parking.
Its always unfortunate when great food and atmosphere are tarnished by poor service. Fully realizing that the "dinner rush" is not an easy thing. having worked at restaurants, i fully realize this. if a server feels overwhelmed, than management needs to step in and pick up the slack so the costumer experience is not compromised. for the hour and forty minutes that our meal took, we saw our server twice. Soda refills never happened and second round of beers came long after the meals had been consumed. These are simple things that can make or break the overall experience. I hope they fix it for the sake of new costumers, because i wont be going back...
My girlfriend surprised me with a birthday dinner at Henry's Tavern and we loved it! The food and beer was awesome and they treated us well and promptly. They recommended we try the gorgonzola waffle fries and they did not disappoint, they were amazing! Overall, we had a great night, we loved the ambience and the quality of food and service.