My husband and I met my best friend whom I hadn't seen in ages to celebrate our engagement and her getting into med school. Unfortunately, we were flying in from out of state, and had to keep pushing back our reservation until just before the restaurant closed.
Henri went above and beyond to accommodate us. Every time we pushed back our reservation they were polite and understanding. They sat my friend at the bar and when we finally arrived, soon before closing, we were greeted with complimentary champagne and a warm welcome and ushered to our seats with sympathy and care. Staff members were attentive, pleasant, and cheerful as they went out of their way to give us a pleasant dining experience after our ordeal, and did not rush us despite arriving late. They even remained open for us after other guests left. The service is incredible, the food is beyond compare, and the ambience is soothing and upscale at the same time.
So far Henri has outshone the New York restaurants at which I've dined. The dining space is intimate, lowly lit, but not crowded, and there is plenty of light to enjoy the company of your dining companions and the decor. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. The sommelier spoke to us at length not only about the wines but about her backround, when my husband asked, which was fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable and refreshing.
My friends who are native to Chicago have likewise lavished praised on Henri. The price is right for a celebration, but high for a weekly night out. Save it for a special occasion or a bad day. It certainly brightened ours!
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