First Taste

The Henry Brings Excellent Service and Acceptable Food to Arcadia

When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfying curiosities (yours and ours).

Restaurant: The Henry Location: 4455 East Camelback Road Open: About a month Eats: American Price: $15 to $30 per person

Billed as "The Greatest Neighborhood Restaurant," The Henry arguably is restaurateur Sam Fox's most ambitious project yet -- part coffeehouse, part American brasserie serving three meals a day. And there's a full bar.

The place even looks ambitious from the outside, occupying a large hunk of real estate near the southeast corner of Camelback and 44th Street. At first glance, the giant building looks more like an impeccably stylish office (the building does house Fox Restaurant Concept's corporate offices) than a restaurant.