Henry's - Berkeley - taken over by Tartine & Chris Kronner


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Kronnerburger - Oakland
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This is fantastic news.


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The place appears to be closed, windows papered over, ladders inside, license transfer notice in the window.


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Huh, I guess I forgot to post about my previous meal here. I’ll have to look in my archive and see if I’ve got photos. It was good.

There was a party for Kronner’s cookbook, “A Burger to Believe In,” so this was a KronnerBurger pop-up at Henry’s, not the usual menu.

Classic. So good.

Best burger I’ve had from Kronner with the possible exception of some outdoor pop-ups. He said they brought in binchotan for the occasion, usually they don’t have a charcoal grill at Henry’s. Really deep aged-beef flavor. The burger is smaller than your typical upscale burger, though not as small as the photo might suggest, maybe 4-1/2 or 5 inches. I like the size, it makes sense for something so rich and intense.

Had a Kickstand for dessert. I’m not a big cocktail drinker but this was lovely, a refreshing, only slightly sweet chaser to a rich meal.

He’s doing another pop-up at Scribe in Sonoma this weekend, Thursday through Memorial Day Monday.

Henry’s current dinner menu:


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Dinner last month:

Really crunchy, great hot sauce.

Ham, good but I kind of prefer it plain or with accoutrements on the side.

Pork sausage, really good, one of the reasons I was disappointed in Kenji’s Wursthause.

Lamb neck, great dish, kind of splitting the difference between Italy and Korea?

Charred arrowhead cabbage Kronner-style, the man has a way with vegetables.

I’d have been there at least one more time if it were easier to park.


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Current hours per Opentable:

Breakfast 7am-10am daily
Brunch 11am-2pm Friday-Sunday
Happy hour 3pm-6pm daily
Dinner 6pm-10pm daily
Late night happy hour 10pm-1am daily


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I gather it’s the usual “circle around the block a couple of times” for street parking? Sigh.


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With the students mostly gone for the summer it’s probably easier to park, especially at night, but I’d be tempted to walk from BART and take a Lyft home.