We’re not one to throw the C Word around lightly.
But it’d be easy to argue that a particular cozy restaurant space on McKinney Avenue has been somewhat cursed with concept after concept disappearing into the ether.
Consider the bad juju gone forever now that Henry’s Majestic has settled in at 4900 McKinney Avenue. That’s thanks in large part to Chef Roe DiLeo (one of the standouts in last season’s Hell’s Kitchen). It’s also thanks to Alex Fletcher behind the bar concocting some incredible twists on classics, plus conjuring up a few of his own.
Together, these two triumphantly personify the restaurant’s motto of “Good food. Strong drink.”
We’ve worked our way through most of the food and cocktail menus and, of course, have an opinion on what to order.
Among the standouts are Henry’s Spicy Shrimp, Oysters Majestic with crispy pancetta and kimchi butter, as well as the odd-sounding-but-delicious Maple Bourbon Meatballs featuring tender Akaushi beef. We consider maple better with pork typically, but this changed our minds forever.
And that’s just for starters.
For mains, Henry’s Marrow Spiked Burger, the Peppered Pastrami Reuben and the super-juicy Free Range Rotisserie Half Chicken are all top-notch.
As for boozy beverages, be daring. Tell the server your likes and let him or her get suggestions from the bar. The one we’d order again and again, however, is the Figa‘roe’ (named after the chef). The combination of vodka, mission figs, apricot liqueur, fresh lemon and soda is as complex as it is refreshing without feeling like a summer pool drink.
What’s even more refreshing is Henry’s prices. Dinner entrees average just twelve bucks with an Akaushi New York strip topping the list at a mere $24.
Chef-driven food, creative cocktails and fair prices: Now that’s how you lift a curse.
4900 McKinney Avenue, Dallas