Our march through Restaurant Week continued with a lunch-time visit to Henry's Palm Beach, where we joined by our partners-in-food, Bill and Eileen.
Open a little more than a year, Henry's Palm Beach is the second off-site restaurant operated by The Breakers (named after Henry Flagler, who founded the famous resort). Located in Palm Beach on Royal Poinciana Way, at Via Flagler by The Breakers, it's bright and airy, with a casual elegance that we found inviting.
Our friendly hostess seated us at a corner table flanked by large, arched windows that afforded views of both the via and the street. The Restaurant Week lunch special ($25) featured your choice of an entree and dessert. Entrees included:
Eileen wanted to try the Tavern Twin Patty Burger, but opted to pass when she learned it only came medium or medium well. So she joined Pam and I, choosing the chicken sandwich, while Bill went with the Cuban.
This time, Pam went for the key lime pie while the rest of us got the mud pie.
Our takeaways on the food:
The chicken sandwich was a little disappointing. While the bread was soft and delicious, the panko chicken came out hard and difficult to cut. The manager graciously offered to replace it, and we did get a second piece of chicken that was better.
Bill reported his Cuban sandwich was excellent, as were the french fries that came with all our meals -- crispy and just right.
As for the desserts, those were a total home run. You have never seen a piece of pie as big or elegantly made as their Mississippi Mud Pie. Honestly, the four of us could have shared one portion. Pam's key lime was also a hit (and when she dropped a blueberry on her white dress, the staff came to the rescue with club soda and lemon).
We loved the two-color cloth napkins -- made us feel special.
The service was great -- friendly and attentive without being intrusive, with frequent refills for our iced tea. Kudos to the staff.
If you haven't been here yet, Restaurant Week is a great time to visit. They are also offered a special three-course dinner for $55. We also learned they have a great Happy Hour each weekday from 3-5 pm, with half-off drinks and appetizers. We will definitely be back to check that out.
Exploring what to see and do in North Palm Beach and the South Florida area. Your hosts are Pam and Gerry Barker.
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