Ten Foot Henry Restaurant
There is a new kid on the block, well, actually this guy has been around before but not in his current home at the Ten Foot Henry restaurant where he is living now. The bald, wooden, comic strip character is what I speak of. Ten Foot Henry used to adorn the very popular Electric Ave. back in the 1980’s here in Calgary. Now that Henry has matured from the drunken nightclub sector of years gone by, he is firmly planted in the Beltline area. Although Henry has little to do with the menu his mystic is all around the restaurant.
Ten Foot Henry, the restaurant is the birth child of Aja Lapointe and Steve Smee. Smee is friends with the originator of Henry, Blake Brooker. Aja knows how to run the front of the house. Everything is smooth as silk and the service was spot on! Their menu is fresh, lively, and exciting, which is also reflected in the restaurant itself. The walls are concrete which makes for a vibrant environment.
Henry himself stands at the entrance to the washrooms and looking a little beat up and nicked from some hard days but overall is in pretty darn good shape for a guy now in his 30’s.
Steve is in the back doing what he does best! The menu is a masterpiece of selections that are meant to be shared. There are lots of delicious vegetarian options but don’t fear that is not all that is offered.
Amber was my dining partner for this incredible lunch. One that has not been surpassed prior to this in a very long time. The vibrant flavours from simple dishes like these tomatoes sang to me. They are warmed slightly and served with whipped feta, herbs, olive oil and freshly baked grilled bread. I could have been sated just with this.
With the tomatoes we also shared this amazing Yellow Fin Crudo that is lovingly garnished with chimichurri, sesame and chili.
Served up next was a chicken in an adobo sauce. The chicken is marinated overnight in the sauce and then slowly braised, it was life changing. I have never had chicken this flavourful before, Amber was crazy for it. It is new to the menu and I hope to see it around for a long time.
Accompanying the chicken were these crispy roasted potatoes with a gorgeous green goddess dressing for dipping. Completely scrumptious!!
You can see Henry on the napkins here, love the subtle touches of seeing him. Aja suggested we have this butterscotch pudding. I honestly was so full I didn’t want dessert never mind butterscotch pudding, something that I just never would have thought to pick. When it came out with broken sponge toffee on top I quickly forgot how full I was. This pudding was completely magical and after trying one tiny spoonful, Amber and I devoured it. It was truly heavenly!!
I eat out a lot as you can imagine in doing the reviews here for Noshing With The Nolands but I have not had a meal like this one in a long time. The food is over the top fabulous and a must visit!
Attached to this new restaurant is also Little Henry where you can pop in for a quick sandwich, coffee and dessert.
With an offering like this coconut cake, how can you not stop in again and again. Both Little Henry and Ten Foot Henry are located at 1209 1st St. SW, Calgary, AB. Follow along and keep up to date with all that is happening on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Comments & Reviews
That looks like a great place to go eat! I wish it was close to where we live I would love to check it out.
Pam Wattenbarger says
I love how the inside of the restaurant looks. That tomato salad with whipped feta sounds like a dish that I would love to eat.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
Those dishes look so colorful and pretty! I got a bit hungry reading about all of the things you tried.
Liz Mays says
All I need is that tomato dish to be happy. It’s singing to me over here too. What a divine place to eat.
This looks like a great place to eat. I am always looking for places that have good vegetarian options.
Tammi Roy says
I have heard about this place. The food looks amazing. I hope to try it one day soon.
Mama to 6 Blessings says
Sounds like a lovely place to eat. The food looks delicious! A nice place to eat with the family.
Lisa Favre says
I love the look of this restaurant. Not to mention, the food looks absolutely awesome!
That looks like a very nice restaurant. I love the whole look of it. The food looks amazing as well.
Claudia Krusch says
Those dishes look so colorful and delicious! I looooved the dessert!
What a beautiful restaurant! Love the tables. The food looks delicious as well!
Janeane Davis says
The food at the restaurant looks absolutely delicious. It certainly doesn’t look like the kind of food my old comic character Henry used to eat.
Cathi Crismon says
Everything looks delicious and I love the restaurants atmosphere. Eclectic and so fun!
Dawn Lopez says
Now I’m hungry! That food looks amazing and I’m wishing I lived closer to try it out in person. Hopefully someday I can!
Aimee Smith says
Everything about this restaurant looks incredible. I want to try all of your dishes, especially that yellow fin!
That’s some old school newspaper coming action. Looks like an amazing place to eat with a ton of character.
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
Now I am super hungry. It all looks amazing. Bookmarking this if I am in the area!
Janis @MommyBlogExpert says
Great food photography. I especially think that multi-color tomato dish looks healthy and delish.
Autumn R Reo says
What a tease! I’d love to go to Calgary to get that pie and visit this restaurant! I just wish it wasn’t such a jaunt! However, I have a super recommendation for when we do!
Amanda West says
so yum yum!!! Everything looks delicious, specially that coconut cake.