Henry's Opens Honoring The Essence and History of Palm Beach

By Luis R. Rigual | October 22, 2020 | Food & Drink Food & Drink

From menu to design, the new Henry’s Palm Beach is a star addition to the island’s culinary scene.HPB011r.jpgHenry’s Palm Beach’s dining room showcases imagery of the city’s beginnings and namesake, Henry Morrison Flagler.

There are certain restaurants that are immediately associated with Palm Beach and its essence. From the first course it served, Henry’s Palm Beach was destined to become one of them. The fact that it was inspired by Henry Morrison Flagler, the city’s eminent founding father, didn’t hurt.

Part of The Breakers’ restaurant fold, the eatery highlights the culinary stylings of Anthony Sicignano, a man who can clearly have fun with a menu, evidenced by selections such as pigs in a pretzel dough blanket. More serious selections include all the specialties one would expect from the renowned Breakers executive chef: butter crumb Dover sole with creamy rice grits; wood-grilled filet mignon with roasted mushrooms and bordelaise sauce; and a beef Wellington that’s only available on Friday and Saturday. Desserts cover the spectrum with everything from Key lime pie to triple chocolate bundt cake.

ButterCrumbDoverSole.jpgButter crumb Dover sole

“We wanted to create a wide-ranging menu that showcases the integrity and soul of each dish and its ingredients,” says Sicignano, “and share that authenticity with our guests.”

In terms of aesthetics, The Breakers enlisted the talents of celebrated hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany (who worked as a consultant for Dailey Janssen Architects) for the 4,200-square-foot interior.

“We drew inspiration from the neighborhood appeal of the local tavern and from the unique DNA of Palm Beach, which is intricately tied into its history and [the restaurant’s] namesake,” says Tihany. “The spirit here is youthful and bright with a certain feeling of timelessness.”

The 24-seat, four-sided island bar at the heart of the space emanates lively energy. The dining room is not what you’d expect—no tablecloths or chandeliers to speak of, but rather chairs marked by modern lines and mustard and purple banquettes. Tradition here is represented on the walls, with historic photos and paintings of old Palm Beach... and Mr. Flagler himself, of course. 229 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, 561.206.1896

HPB05.jpgthe restaurant’s island bar

Photography by: courtesy of henry’s palm beach