This past Friday Henrietta Red, one of 2017’s most anticipated restaurants, opened its doors in Germantown. Chef Julia Sullivan and GM/sommelier Allie Poindexter right out of the gate have one of the best looking restaurants in town, but what to expect on the food and beverage front? Eater has a first look at the full menus, with pricing.
Sullivan, who before returning to Nashville spent time in the kitchens of well-known New York City-area restaurants Per Se, Franny’s and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, finally has an opportunity to fully flex her culinary muscles. The main dining room’s menu gives seafood and vegetables star billing, with heavier proteins appearing sparingly. Dishes range from oyster stew and chicken liver to a brandade with salt cod and Yukon Gold potatoes and wild striped bass with wheat berries, fennel and root vegetables. And it’s all quite affordable, with prices ranging from $5 to $24.
Desserts from pastry chef Caitlyn Jarvis run the gamut from a flourless chocolate cake with goat’s milk ice cream to a Goo Goo Cluster sundae, ringing in at $8 across the board.
The raw bar currently offers 14 different varieties of oysters, with both coasts and the Gulf represented. The bar menu itself is mostly a repeat of the dinner menu’s smaller plates, with the addition of a vegetable mixed fry and fried oyster sandwich.
Bar manager Patrick Halloran, most recently at local stalwart The Patterson House, is overseeing the cocktail program. And sommelier Allie Poindexter has put together an interesting global wine list that is also surprisingly affordable, with a majority of the bottles costing between $40 and $60.
So take a look at all of the opening menus in their entirety below.