Windsor Park residents have been eagerly awaiting any sort of updates on Odelay and The Upper East Side, which would've been the neighborhood's newest restaurant, bar, and coffee shop, since it was announced in 2014. Alas, the multi-part dining establishment on Berkman Drive is no longer in the works. Instead, Henri’s Cheese and Wine Shop owners Andy Means and Jessie Katz are taking over the property for a new restaurant, looking to open in early 2018.
Means and Katz had to close Henri’s in the spring of 2016 because of a fire during lunch service. It hasn’t reopened since, which means the South Lamar wine and cheese spot is closed. "We would never say never on Henri's being closed forever, but are currently devoting all of our time to this new space now," said Katz. The couple emphasize that the Windsor Park restaurant isn’t a new Henri’s location.
Means and Katz picked Windsor Park because they thought the neighborhood needed what they wanted to bring. “We saw a void in the Windsor Park area for a large neighborhood, family-friendly restaurant, bar, and coffee shop, and we would like to create a restaurant that fits the area,” Katz said.
The unnamed project sounds similar to what Odelay was intended to be. It will include a restaurant, bar, and coffee shop within the Windsor Village shopping center. The menu will be an all-day one, with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Dishes will include burgers, sandwiches, pastas, salads, and pastries, along with a dedicated children’s section.
There will be a full bar, as well as wine, beer, and coffee. The space, designed by Ben May Design and Claire Zinnecker Design, will include a drive-thru and patio.
Henri's opened in 2012 on South Lamar, known for its wine, cheese, charcuterie, and burgers.