Hank’s, a casual but sophisticated cafe from Henri’s owners, now open in Windsor Park

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The Windsor Park neighborhood just north of Mueller has a new casual yet sophisticated dining option. Andy Means and Jessie Katz opened Hank’s, a restaurant, bar and coffee shop at 5811 Berkman Drive this week. The restaurant is an evolution of the couple’s former South Lamar Boulevard wine bar, Henri’s.

Fusilli pasta, potatoes, hummus, wood grilled salmon at Hank’s. (Credit: Wynn Myers)

Hank’s serves a selection of burgers, sandwiches (turkey and gruyere, prosciutto and brie) and salads (charred kale, trout and avocado), along with house-made pastas and larger former entrees like fried chicken and wood-grilled salmon. All of the offerings at Hank’s are made in-house, including bread, pasta and pastries, and can be altered to suit vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets upon request. Hank’s also features a kids menu.

Hank’s comes from the owners of the former Henri’s. (Credit: Wynn Meyers)

Hank’s bar menu has expanded from Henri’s, which closed in 2016 following a fire, and includes a full cocktail menu, along with wine and beer. The modern restaurant has a minimalist West Texas aesthetic, with warm wood, wrought iron and decorative succulents, and the space, much larger than that at Henri’s, also includes patio seating and drive-thru service.

“We’re beyond excited to open our doors to Austin in the growing Windsor Park neighborhood,” Katz said. “It was important for us to create an open space where all our guests feel welcome, and we’ve worked to develop a menu everyone can enjoy, with options for health and comfort, work and play.”

Hank’s is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Author: Matthew Odam

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

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