Bar Henry

Price guide: Mid-range

90 West Houston Street, New York City, New York

Price guide: Mid-range

Bar Henry

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#59 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Mature travellers, Singles, Nightlife, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Bar Henry

A stylish bar and bistro located in one of the last legal cellars in Manhattan.

Zinc Bar used to occupy this subterranean space on West Houston. That changed when Bar Henry took over a few years ago. Owners Winston, Carol Bergman and Henry Kulok designed a list of cocktails after famous Henrys and decided to offer food as well. It's mainly a wine bar but the restaurant is worth a visit, especially for the oyster specials. 

Food and drink: 

It's French by way of the United States. Top cuts of meat and poultry serve as the heart and soul of the small but eclectic menu. But this restaurant is really about the wine; Bar Henry offers 200 different wines at various price points and offer the option to buy most of them by the glass, bottle or half bottle. The last is offered at half the price of a regular bottle.

Recommended dishes: 

The heritage chicken under a brick is a top menu selection. Classic entrees such as the rib-eye and hamburgers are also menu highlights. 

Ambience: 

It's very elegant in here: glass chandeliers, a 100-year-old Mahogany bar and a marble floor occupy the main space. The crowd is full of 30-somethings and fashionistas. Dress to impress if you head here. 

Service: 

Service is ok. It's better in the bar area as the bartenders are eager to please.

Location: 

On West Houston street, on the edge of Soho and the Village. It's a very busy area but close to subways and bus lines.

Price advice: 

Dinner for two will cost about $60. The oyster special, which runs daily from 5:30pm-7pm, is a great way to enjoy some wine and food for a good price.

Tables to book: 

I prefer the bar area over the back dining area (even though the latter is really beautifully decorated).

More information on Bar Henry:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant, Wine bar
Food:
French, Mediterranean
Address:
90 West Houston Street, New York City, New York
Telephone:
646-448-4559
Website:
http://www.barhenry.com
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Sun-Wed 5.30pm-11pm; Thu-Sat 5.30pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Wine list, Oyster specials

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