Mon-Fri, noon-1am; Sat, 11am-4pm and 5pm-1am; Sun 11am-4pm and 5pm-midnight
1 at 103rd St.
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92nd St. to 114th St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.
When Henry's opened on 105th and Broadway, riding on the wave of the new millennium, locals quickly embraced its hip vibe and better-than-next-door food. Today, despite more competition, Henry's continues to thrive, and it's easy to see why yuppies, families, and Columbia University staff love the place. The mahogany wood-paneled dining room is exceedingly spacious for Manhattan—there's even room to walk between tables. Floor-to-ceiling windows facing Broadway are flung open during warm weather, and tables are set up on the sidewalk. The New American food has a French accent: a juicy lamb shank comes pairs well with its cardamom demi-glace and spinach and squash risotto; roast chicken is crispy outside, moist inside, and with it you get braised greens, pearl onions, and parsnip puree. Especially terrific is the burger: freshly ground sirloin is mouthwateringly juicy and flavorful. Beware of brunch on weekends—there's usually a 10- to 15-minute wait and if you don't have a baby in tow you're the odd one out. Eggs Benedict, a guacamole-laden tuna burger, and fried calamari are all excellent.Extra
Sunday brunch is a good bet here. It's also a popular spot for watching sports at the bar—for important sporting events, like the U.S. Open finals or the World Series, they pull down a giant TV screen in the dining room.Recommended Dishes
Fried calamari, $10 (appetizer); beet and fennel salad with feta, onion, and pistachios, $14; grilled sirloin burger, $10; New York strip steak, $29