Couple Behind Henri's to Open New Concept
Windsor Village space under construction now
By Sierra Diaz,
3:39PM, Tue. Jul. 11, 2017
The couple behind much-missed South Austin haunt Henri’s Cheese & Wine are opening a new restaurant, bar, and coffee shop in the Windsor Village shopping center. Although few details are released yet, including the name and menu, the concept is projected to debut in early 2018.
When Henri’s closed in April due to a fire, owners Andy Means and Jessie Katz used the opportunity to regroup and think about a larger concept.
“Closing Henri’s was a devastating loss, but rather than rebuilding in the same spot, we decided to make use of the circumstances to expand to a much-needed larger location,” said Means in a release. “We’re excited to develop this new concept and look forward to serving the neighborhood and welcoming the community that’s supported us during this difficult time.”
With the Windsor Village concept in its first stage of construction (the space was previously set to be the home of the Jason Hicks/Electric Company concept Odelay, but they are not involved in the current project) the neighborhood restaurant is looking to open in early 2018. The space will be designed by Ben May Designs and Claire Zinnecker Design, and will offer a large gathering place along with a dog-friendly patio.
Although exact details have not been released yet, the new concept will provide an all-day menu including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. The menu will feature classic dishes like burgers, salads, pasta, house-made pastries, and sandwiches. The full bar will be stocked with a large selection of beers and wine on tap, and the coffee shop will be a place for guests to unwind or work. A drive-through will also be available.