Owners of now-closed Henri’s opening restaurant and bar in Northeast Austin

Fans of the burgers, sandwiches and wine selection at the former Henri’s on South Lamar will be happy to know that the owners of the wine bar that closed following a fire last year have plans for a new restaurant.

The husband-and-wife team of Andy Means and Jessie Katz plan to open a restaurant, bar and coffee shop at 5811 Berkman Drive in the area some jokingly call Austin’s Upper East Side early next year. The spot in what is actually known as Windsor Village does not yet have a name, menu or online presence, but expect the sandwiches, salads and wine list that made the place a neighborhood hit in South Austin, along with a drive-thru window and ample parking.

Husband-and-wife team Andy Means and Jessie Katz are opening a restaurant and bar in Norrheast Austin.

“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,” Means said. “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.”

 

Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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