My friend Irene invited me to the cutest event: Hamptons at The Henry. The Henry is a gorgeous restaurant in Dallas’ trendy uptown neighborhood that will make you feel like you’re on a fabulous coastal vacation any time of year, so it’s no surprise that they launched a special Hamptons-themed menu available at their rooftop bar now through September 5th.
It was my first time at The Henry but I immediately felt at home surrounded by the cozy ambiance. We headed up the stairs to the rooftop bar, which has been transformed into a seaside getaway for the summer. We were worried with the heat that it was all outdoors but part of the rooftop bar is inside so you can enjoy a taste of summer in the comfort of air conditioning. Do pop out on the balcony to soak in the view for at least a few minutes though!
The Henry, by the way, validates parking for the parking the garage, accessible on Cedar Springs. I always stress about parking in the heart of Dallas so I was thrilled to see a garage with ample parking right next to it!
It was so hard to choose our drinks because the Hamptons at the Henry cocktails are so fun. Irene ordered the Frose, with pink wine, pomegranate, peach, lemon, and passionfruit and I ordered the piña colada with ron matusalem platino, spiced rum, pineapple, lime, and crème de coconut. You know what a sucker I am for a good piña colada but they are hard to find! This is hands down the best piña colada I’ve had in Dallas. It was beautifully presented, perfectly blended, and the flavor was unbelievably delicious. Run and get yourself one ASAP!
I also got the Surf Water with hangar one vodka, pineapple, fresh lemon, and giffard noix de coconut. Don’t let the bright blue scare you off; this is one refreshing drink! The Henry really knows how mix up a great coconut cocktail, and the presentation really couldn’t be cuter.
Now for the bites. To really feel like we were on a little seaside getaway in the Hamptons, we ordered all seafood: the frito misto (calamari, green bean, lemon, onion with remoulade and cocktail sauce), the lobster roll with salt and vinegar chips, and the blackened mahi tacos with avocado, red cabbage, lime, crema, street corn, and queso fresco.
What a feast! The Frito Misto is really a must. Not one bit was left behind. The remoulade was a real winner. I love a good sauce! The Mahi Tacos had a bit too much cabbage for me but the fish was expertly cooked and had great flavor. The Lobster Roll was just fantastic on its classic east coast brioche bun.
Last but not least, we split the summer raspberry trifle for dessert. It was quite a bit bigger than I was picturing and beautifully presented in a large stemless wine glass. It wasn’t too heavy at all – a sweet end to an excellent meal!