Henry’s Majestic: a Royal Affair

November 11, 2014 by

Bread Winners Inc.’s freshly opened spot (just 3 bebe weeks in fact) is just a quick three minute drive from campus down on McKinney and is ready for SMU biz. Sara and I made the long haul last Tuesday to check out the new space.

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The interior is beautifully decorated, with dark woods and fun patterns adorning walls and ceilings, Henry’s Majestic feels like a cozy escape. The rustic, chic interior is centered around an impressively stocked bar and gorggggeous fireplace.

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Enough about my interior design drooling, let’s talk about food.

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The menu is influenced by many a culture, from Asian to French, Italian, and Texan of course. Options are available for the adventurous eater as well as those wanting a familiar warm meal on a cold Dallas night.

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Oysters Majestic – Butter and bacon, how can you go wrong? Kimchi butter adds an intriguing depth of flavor to this rather traditional Dallas area favorite. The pancetta and salt balances out the butter surrounding the big, plump lumps of oyster.

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Sara and I had oodles of fun with the Cured Meats and Cheese Board. Her favorite mix was the blue cheese and apricot jam, while I preferred the salami slice with the cheddar cheese and grain mustard. Mixing and matching the different pieces was beyond entertaining, and it definitely helped that everything on the plate tasted de-lish. Even the chicken liver mousse (don’t wince), which we were both a bit nervous about, proved to be light, airy, and a lovely complement to the smoky flavor of the manchego option.

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HM slow roasts their rotisserie chickens fresh every day on an in-house spit. The chicken is far from dry and covered in a sweet, sticky sauce. Warning: half chickens are your serving size so prepare to be couch-laden post dinner.

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Texas Pho – basically the same Vietnamese we all know and love with big hunks of Texas brisket as the meat portion. The broth is a blank slate that is made to be built upon by the add-ons offered by the restaurant, jalapeños, limes, egg, etc. Perfect for warming your bod during the predicted MIZ weather this weekend.

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And now to the best part of every meal: dessert. They called this one a Beer and a Shot; a chocolate pudding infused with a strong stout and bourbon whipped cream. Sara and I are agreed – PHE-NOM. The stout flavor was just subtle enough to act as a highlighter for the rich chocolate flavor instead of taking over the dish. I’ll be back for you soon, dearest.

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Henry’s Majestic also boasts a diverse, carefully crafted cocktail list that would elevate any date night or brunch with the gals. Ask for recommendations from the waiters, they know what’s up.

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Head over to Henry’s and taste for yourself during happy hour, every Tuesday through Friday from 4-7.

Happy devouring dolls,

– A and SWM

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