Primrose at The Henderson
This restaurant is promising with a few adjustments. First the roaster cauliflower appetizer was fabulous. But it would have been helpful if they had brought out plates with our appetizers. We had to use our bread plates which we were already using for bread. 2nd..they need to offer a house salad other than a just a Caesar. The beet salad was awful. Simply a plate full of chopped beets with goat cheese...maybe add some mixed greens. It was too much. The daily market fish was actually a fish special rather than a “catch of the day”...I would revise this on the menu. No vegetarian options at all. The sushi menu was very pricey and nothing particularly special. Some type of combo would be great...but pure a la crate for sushi was way too expensive. Finally for being the “fancy” restaurant it was full of screaming kids..kind of took away from the ambiance when there was a more casual option they could have taken young children to. It will be a while before we come back.
Red Snapper was fabulous. Variety of sauces (lemongrass, citrus salsa, horseradish, etc) made it. Sides were a little under-salted, but really enjoyed the food. Anastasia was a great server who gave detailed explanations of food choices. Best meal we’ve eaten in a long time.
Great food! Great ambience!
Fantastic anniversary meal. Red Snaper was superb. Todd was an amazing server. Highly recommend. Thanks
Everyone was super friendly and the venue is lovely as is the entire hotel, but that's about it. My fiancee's Seafood stew was bland. I ordered a bunless burger patty, cooked medium and it came charred all the way through and was also flavorless. They had a great price on their Rombauer Zinfandel, though.
Food was very good but portions are very small
We had trouble finding the restaurant and it was raining lightly. After I called they went out of their way to find us and drive us to the door. Architecture is outstanding, and service and the food were excellent. We had a very memorable experience.
Our dinner was amazing from beginning to end. We would definitely recommend dining there.
No snapper sadly, sub was red fish
The service was great at both a breakfast and dinner trip. Christian and Todd did an exceptional job taking care of us. There are not many choices on the menu and the food is okay but pricey for the quality.
The Snapper and French fries were great! Everything else we ordered was just ok. We had a pretty good server outside of my husband having to ask for another fork to eat the entree with because his others were collected with the table clean up between each course. Stunning views and atmosphere, but too dark in the area we sat in for photos.
People who work here are all happy and satisfied staff, honest and willing to make it a memorable evening. Food is great too, and decoration amazing. It comes with a price tag.
The food was really good. A little disappointed that we didn't know that they do not serve sushi on Monday and Tuesday's. (A tip for everyone!!) We were finished eating by the time our bottle of wine arrived, but they allowed us to take the rest home since we were done eating. Yes I will go back!
Ambience excellent, service good and food was very good but incredibly overpriced even for a hotel. We will not return and will not recommend to others.
Oysters were beyond amazing! Restaurant and hotel beautiful. Curious about dinner!!
The food was excellent, the atmosphere was ok.
It seemed a bit pretentious for a nearly empty restaurant.
great upscale ambiance and while the portions are fairly small, very delicious.
Charming hotel and restaurant. The entrees were delicious although they were out of two of them the evening we had dinner. The seafood platter was one of a kind and amazing.
Staff did not understand our coffee request as my husband ordered an Americano and received an espresso. I ordered a cappuccino and it was served along with creamer. The cappuccino was delicious. We plan on going back.
Vacation with our family. Great experience.
Went early before the dinner rush at 5pm and had whole restaurant to ourselves and food/service was amazing.
Tuesday was excellent. We went back Thursday because we were staying there. Thursday, food was ok and service very slow, not at all line the first trip.
The place itself is beautifully appointed. The food was great, I'd definitely recommend as a dining option while in the Destin/Sandestin area. Now the service was absolutely horrible. Not sure if they were inexperienced or if this was an entirely new staff, horrible. Everyone kept themselves busy with everything other than being attentive to the customers. Water glasses stayed empty, had to ask for bread service, cracked pepper, extra condiments, etc... The place wasn't crowded and it took us over 2 hours to enjoy a salad, entree and a single round of cocktails. Again, food and ambiance was outstanding., but the service, anyone off the street could have provided much better table service that the staff did. Sorely disappointed.
The grouper was not fresh! It was over cooked. The wahoo was extremely overcooked. Overall the food was terrible. Will not return.
Food average. Service excellent. Atmosphere very nice. $155 with tip and valet parking for 2 dinners, 1 appetizer, 2 drinks, no dessert or coffee. A bit high for the quality of food. For the price there are better local options.
As a side note, to be such a nice, exclusive appearing resort structure, as we were leaving restaurant there was a shirtless guest in shorts and no shoes getting on elevator in main lobby along with folks in ragged blue jeans, t shirts, etc at desk. Just saying...
Always excellent food and service. Sushi is amazing and desert is worth saving room!
Beautiful spot to have dinner, old world Tommy Bahama with a modern flare. Scenic views over palmetto trees with the ocean as the backdrop. Pleasant vibe and atmosphere. Service was above average, knowledgeable and attentive. Food was very well prepared and definitely fresh. We had the cauliflower appetizer (excellent, amazing flavor), the pan seared gulf shrimp in lemon sauce (you won’t believe how fresh they are), and the snapper (perfectly cooked and well paired with a field pea coconut cream sauce). All walked away well fed, well serviced, and well ready to return again.
We had a reservation at 12:30, but had an unfortunate expirience from the time we arrived until we left (45 minutes).
When we were seated, no one even spoke to us for 20 minutes at which time we ordered a glass of wine so after another 15 minutes we decided to leave....and the valet took another 20min.
The manager left a voicemail and I tried to return his call, to no avail.
The Henderson is a beautifully designed hotel, but there is no way they can stay in operation with the lack of trained staff all around.
Beautiful setting, impeccable service and excellent food
The sushi was outstanding as was everything we ordered. We went for our anniversary and the staff were wonderful; they even brought out a complementary dessert with happy anniversary spelled on it. Would definitely recommend.
The food was very tasty and the presentation was beautiful. The service was very attentive as well. It was a very enjoyable dinner. I had the shrimp and grit cake with andoli sausage. The cauliflower appetizer was very tasty as well. My mom had the grouper special and it was very tasty.
We enjoyed the lunch but biggest disappointment was our reservation was ignored. We waited behind a group of folks who did not have a reservation and seemingly took forever to seat. When we checked in, we were told it was unusually busy and had to wait about 20 mins. We went into the bar and were seated about 10 mins later. Everything else was great...just the shock of having a reservation not count for anything. Hostess was gracious though.
Fish Tacos were very good.
What a beautiful facility and wonderful food. The hostess and the servers need more training on restaurant etiquette. The hostess who seated us was not accommodating and could not tell was where to park when I called when we arrived. Our waitress was nice but very slow and did not check back to see if we wanted another drink with dinner. Either the waitress or cashier made a mistake in our bill and it took forever and multiple people to rectify. The most polished and accommodating person we met was the valet. We really enjoyed the food and would come for another try because of the cuisine and the building with hopes of improved service and hospitality.
We went with friends it was our 38 Wedding Anniversary and their 30th. There was a party of folks in there making so much noise we asked to be moved away from them. The staff was very accommodating and did so, but even that didn’t help much. Some area rugs on the floor and maybe some acoustic work in the room would help. I was frustrated to say the least between the two couples we spent $600 and I felt like we really didn’t enjoy the night. It is a good place for a party, but not and interment or romantic dinner.
Fancy night out on vacation. Couldn’t have made a better choice! The restaurant is beautiful and the food is superb. I got the ribeye, it was good, the potatoes that come with are literally amazing. My husband and friends got sushi and they couldn’t stop talking about it. Truly a great meal.
Great food in a beautiful setting. Portions very large, so think about sharing some of the appetizers or salads!
Beautiful place and lovely staff. The food is excellent. It’s a perfect special occasion venue. Be sure and ask for Anastasia; she an excellent server and absolutely charming!
Drinks were delicious. Food was delicious. Server did not present the dinner special right, however-HUGE disappointment. He said it was LOCAL SNAPPER and it was non local salmon. We eat salmon all the time. My filet was ordered medium and it was served medium well, they re made it and it was medium rare-it was delicious none the less second time around. We were also charged for both dishes still after two large disappointments. Not sure we will be back for dinner service, maybe a cocktail at the bar.
We were there on a night when it was empty. Hard to judge ambience when there is no other energy in the room.
Jennifer, our waitress, was terrific.