Fox Restaurant concepts has done it again! The Henry Restaurant in Coronado opens tomorrow, August 27th, and you won’t want to wait to check this beautiful place out. From the same restaurant family as North Italia and Blanco Tacos & Tequila, the Henry is bound to be your new favorite beach day or date night spot.
Centrally located on Coronado Island, you can’t miss their clean outdoor dining area that perfectly complements the stunning interior. We opted to dine outside because it was such a beautiful evening and of course the lighting was perfect for my food photography! Our server Brandon was one of the highlights of the evening because he was so friendly and knowledgeable about the menu offerings. I love when I can ask a server for suggestions and it’s like they know exactly what I want! Everything he recommended was on point.
Starting with the cocktail menu, Jarod and I wanted something crisp and refreshing since it’s been so hot out in San Diego. We went with the Watermelon Daiquiri and The Yacht Club . The Watermelon Daiquiri wasn’t as sweet as I was expecting it to be, but in a good way! It has Matusalem White Rum, pineapple, and was packed with juicy smashed watermelon.
The Yacht is like a vacation in a glass! It has pineapple infused rum, coconut, lime, fresh mixed berries. and a spiced rum float. I suggest giving it a good stir before you take a sip because the berries sink to the bottom. But once it’s all combined and you have that first sip you will be instantly transported to paradise!
For our appetizer we decided to try their Famous House Made Pretzels & Cheese Fondue. All I can say is OMG. These were like fluffy little bites of heaven. And that cheese sauce! So amazing! It’s a combination of three different cheeses all melted into one for the perfect pretzel dip.
Now let’s talk entrees! Depending on your mood you can go for something a little lighter like their Wild Arugula Salad. We topped it off with Skirt Steak and it was absolutely perfect. I honestly went grocery shopping over the weekend and picked up everything to make this combo at home because it’s something I could eat regularly. It’s not overly complicated but it’s exactly what it needs to be, tasty!
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, then I highly recommend their Braised Short Rib. The flavors in this savory dish were phenomenal! It has green chile, sweet corn and avocado salsa. You can also spruce it up with a fried egg for a dollar more. Loved this dish and would absolutely order it again.
Then it was time to try some more cocktails. After all it was my birthday weekend and I was still celebrating! Our server really wanted me to try the Butterfly Plum Seasonal Spritz and I can see why. Not only was it beautiful to look at, but it was refreshing too! It has Italicus Rosolio, sparkling wine, butterfly pea blossoms, plum bitters, and lemon. This drink just screams summer fun!
If you’ve been following my blog for awhile then you can probably already predict the other drink we ordered. The Classic Old Fashioned. Jarod loves them! I’m pretty sure at this point I'll have to do a blog with the top 10 old fashioneds in San Diego since we try them almost everywhere. The Henry’s version was executed perfectly and I can guarantee it will make that top 10 list!
To wrap up our evening we tried not one but TWO different desserts. The Warm Croissant Bread Pudding was comfort food at it’s finest. Served with toasted pecans, caramel ice cream, and whiskey raisins, this is one dessert you can’t skip!
For those of you that are Vegan they have delicious options for you too! The Vegan Strawberry Shortcake was so good I honestly didn’t realize it was vegan at first. It’s a pistachio cake stuffed with diced strawberries and served with a side of vanilla crema, and strawberry sorbet.
A big thank you to the amazing staff at The Henry Restaurant in Coronado for having me. It was a wonderful dining experience and I can’t wait to come back to try your brunch menu next!
📍The Henry: 1031 Orange Ave. Coronado, CA 92118
🚗Parking: Street Parking
👗Attire: Business Casual
🍽 Perfect For: Couples, Families, Small Groups
☀️Outdoor Seating Available: Yes
🐶 Dog Friendly: Yes
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