There doesn't seem to be a dedicated M. Henrietta thread.
What's more surprising is that there's no dedicated M. Henry thread, despite being one of the most popular and well-known breakfast restaurants in Chicago, although it has been mentioned in the thread
on best brunch places in the city. Because M. Henry and M. Henrietta are sister restaurants, would it make sense for this thread to cover both restaurants? [EDIT: Thank you for doing so, riddlemay!]
Michael Henry opened his namesake restaurant, M. Henry, on Clark in Andersonville in 1993; in 2006 it expanded into the adjacent storefront and opened the bakery counter. Last year he added M. Henrietta, on Granville in Edgewater. Both specialize in breakfast/lunch/brunch, and both menus for those meals are virtually identical between the two. M. Henrietta is also open for dinner; M. Henry is not. Neither restaurant accepts reservations for breakfast/lunch/brunch, although M. Henrietta does so for dinner.
I've been to M. Henry numerous times, although I have not yet been to M. Henrietta. Like many of our other breakfast specialty restaurants, waits to be seated can be 30-60 minutes on weekends between 9:30 and 1:00, but are usually non-existent at other times. They also sell baked goods to go in a counter at the entrance.
I've enjoyed everything I've eaten at M. Henry, A LOT
. Their sweeter items are terrific. They always have at least one version of their "blisscakes" on the menu, sometimes more than one; these are pancakes stacked with mascarpone and fruit. Their "out of this world bread pudding" is equally wonderful, and has fruit mixed in; it's only on the Sunday brunch menu, not on the weekday menu, but it's also been on the specials card every time I've been there on a Saturday. I've also enjoyed the savory items I've had, including soups (as noted above) and egg dishes. It's a local gem, one of our very best places for breakfast/brunch.M. Henrietta
1133 W Granville (a few doors west of the Granville stop on the CTA Red Line)
Chicago IL 60660
Tuesday - Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 3:00pmM. Henry
5707 N. Clark
Chicago IL 60660
Tuesday - Friday 7am - 3pm
Saturday, Sunday 8am - 3pm