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Café Henri

10-10 50th Ave., Queens, NY 11101 40.742619 -73.95376
nr. Vernon Blvd.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-383-9315 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Cafes, French
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

henrinyc.com

Hours

Daily, 8am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave.

Prices

$8.50-$24

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Borden Ave. to Queens Blvd., Van Dam St. to Vernon Blvd.

Profile

A narrow-minded cartographic stickler might fix on the fact that Café Henri possesses an American owner, Mexican cooks, and Russian waitresses, and sniff that only the menu is French. But a magnanimous diner would see beyond the multinational façade and get into the decent food and jazz-tracked ambiance. So if you did your junior year in Paris and are having an authenticity problem with the whole-wheat crêpe, the sourdough baguette, the unsalted onion soup, or the watery hot chocolate, hold your tongue. Because, you will notice, your brunch or dinner companions are having a terrific time. Get yourself another glass of wine and reconsider the merits of Café Henri. There’s the airy, carefully antiqued, sexily chandelier-lit corner space, and a convenient setting mere steps from the No. 7 station, one stop from Grand Central. There’s the tongue-tingling spiciness of the merguez sandwich, the good peasant bread grilled crisp for the croques monsieur and madame, and the creamy chevre folded into salads, omelets, and crêpes. Finally, an endearing footnote: “Henri” is a bright-eyed Maltese terrier. Francophile, surrender.

Jazz Music

You won’t hear Kenny G. at Café Henri. This joint plays jumpin’ bebop CDs and, on Monday nights, live jazz from 8:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.

Recommended Dishes

Chevre salad, $10; quiche lorraine, $8.50; croque monsieur or madame, $9.75-$10.75; dinner crêpes, $8.50-$10.50

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