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Henri's Bar @ Braca Cafe, Sea Isle City, NJ

Henri's Bar @ Braca Cafe

4.4
4.4
756 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian


*WE ONLY ACCOMMODATE PARTIES OF 6 OR LESS AT ONE TABLE*
*BUSINESS CASUAL ATTIRE SUGGESTED. WE DO NOT PERMIT TANK TOPS AND BEACH WEAR AFTER 5PM*
*WE CANNOT GUARANTEE SEATING IN A PARTICULAR LOCATION*

Since 1901, henri's bar@Braca Café has been serving the Sea Isle City, New Jersey community with American and Italian fusion fare that offers comforting tastes for guests to enjoy. Popular menu items at henri's include Crispy Calamari, Overstuffed Mushrooms, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Scallops Penne, Fresh Catch, Veal or Chicken Parmesan and Grilled Pork Chops. henri's bar@Braca Cafe is offering a new selection of Steaks. All meats are locally raised and are hormone free.

Come dine with us in our open air cafe or our backyard garden. Either location, you will feel like you are miles away as you enjoy our little piece of paradise in the center of Sea Isle.



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Booked 63 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 263-4271

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ben Wagner

  • Area

    Sea Isle City

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 756 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • South Jersey Shore

    Outdoor Eating

  • South Jersey Shore

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. KP

    KristinP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    We sat inside. Restaurant was loud. Food was ok but overpriced. Service was good. Would not likely return.

  2. MD

    MariaD

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful outdoor seating. Food was very good and waitress was great. But prices even for shore resort were so high. Will recommend with warning.

  3. C

    Chris

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good service. The food &drinks were great. We will be returning.

  4. LG

    LindaG

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience5

    We have been going here for many years and never a complaint. Evidently they hired all new people and the service was awful. Very slow, unprofessional , never asked us if we wanted desert or coffee,etc, just gave us the check. I had to ask to see a desert menu and for coffee. Our drinks were very weak and small, not worth the money. Our cowboy steak was nothing but fat and for 80$ , NOT WORTH IT. Very disappointed because this is one of our favorite restaurants.

  5. LH

    LydiaH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Used to love to come here. Service and food was terrible.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Service wasn’t good. Food wasn’t either. It was better before the renovation

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This was our first experience at Henris. We very much enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food. Our waitress Kelly was absolutely wonderful! Every employee was friendly, cheerful, and helpful. Looking forward to our next time!

  8. g

    gwynne

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New renovations are amazing ..Dinner is great .. Best crab cakes in sic Love the stuffed mushrooms ..

  9. N

    Nettie

    Atlantic City

    230 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    230 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We were celebrating my daughter’s birthday and this is one of our favorite places in Sea Isle City. The food was pretty good but I didn’t really enjoy the mayo or whatever was “keeping together” the shrimp and lobster stack Cobb salad. I wish the seafood was served without any “dressing” on them and I could have put it on if I wanted to. Shelby Our server was great!

  10. f

    foodandart

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Exceptional service from our waiter, Liam.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Food was way over priced for the quality that it was. Back patio was amazing!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and venue. The food portions and choices were fantastic. Lots of love in the food.

  13. LS

    LexiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great apps and drinks, very cute vibe outback! Loved the shrimp and guac app, our server Nina was amazing and super attentive!!!! Would definitely come back and recommend to friends. Wanting to try the pesto chicken sandwich next!!!

  14. g

    gregp

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice outside location with great drinks and food. Employees are always nice.

  15. JW

    JohnW

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Obviously they do not have enough competent help, so why would they try and fill all the tables for people to wait for drinks and food. Need to learn to leave tables open if they don’t the help to cover. Miserable experience will not recommend.

    Henri's Bar @ Braca CafeResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi John, the night you visited it rained two times during the evening and the outside customers were scrambling to get inside, which was already full. This may explain your experience. We wish you a better experience wherever you dine out next time!

  16. BH

    BrianH

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Henri’s!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleased, we’ll be back!

  18. L

    Lovestodine

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a lovely evening with good food and excellent service with a personal touch

  19. SS

    SteveS

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    The hostess was very accommodating when we asked to sit outside but after that it went all down hill!!!! Ordered an old fashion that was ALL ice 1 orange and very watered down. We ordered the clams at $18 and all 7 were good. Yup only 7!!! My wife ordered the scallops and penne and the 3 scallops were good but the pasta was not throughly cooked actually was chewy. I ordered the surf and turf which is meatballs and a crab cake. The crab cake was very good but the 2 meatballs were ice cold. I asked for them to be heated up and 15 minutes later my quarter size meatballs came out. They were ok but not worth $32. Oh and our entire dinner we waited for our glass of wine that finally came when we were done. Great setting but the food, prices and service is why we won’t be going back!!! There are better options in Sea Isle than this place!

    Henri's Bar @ Braca CafeResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi Steve, Certainly sounds like you didn't have an enjoyable evening! However, we never send out only 7 clams, it is always portioned out to at least a dozen. The scallops are the largest scallop that is sold, explaining only 3. The meatballs are not quarter sized, and are homemade every morning. In the future, please tell the restaurant while you are visiting what is going on, so the problems can hopefully be fixed. Writing a bad review and exaggerating is not helpful to anyone involved.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Safe to say the FOH staff isn’t up to speed yet. Bartenders seem new/relatively inexperienced, having sat at the bar and watched them make cocktails. Drinks also sat undelivered by servers for long periods. Other then that the food was great. Only thing id recommend changing is the awkwardly leaning bowl you serve salads in..it looks cool but it’s impossible to eat out of. Watched numerous people ask for a plate to dish it of including myself.

    Henri's Bar @ Braca CafeResponded on 13 June 2022

    Thanks for your review, however it appears to lack any credibility. You didn't review your food, drinks, service or the experience you had. You choose to "observe" our staff, management, and dishware. We have never had a complaint about our salad bowls, but you saw numerous people ask for a plate instead? All while you sat at the bar? In the future we are sure it would be more helpful to the public and the restaurant if you reviewed your experience, not criticize staff members or dishware.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    The filets were cooked very poorly and the service wasn’t great. The other food was very good and it was a good ambiance.

    Henri's Bar @ Braca CafeResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi Anonymous, We are sorry your filets were not cooked to your liking. If you had mentioned it while you were dining with us, we would have happily tried to rectify the situation for you. We hope you enjoy the next time you dine out somewhere.

  22. 5

    52tdr

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent Food and service! Loved the Open air window dining!

  23. LL

    LindaL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I had a fantastic meal! He had clams with linguine and I had chicken parmigiana. We loved sitting by the willow tree and having beautiful flowers surround us.

    Henri's Bar @ Braca CafeResponded on 13 June 2022

    Awww thank you so so much!!1. We hope you visit with us again!

  24. LD

    LindaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Henri's Bar @ Braca Cafe, From the lighting and music to the great food and drinks and the friendly and efficient wait staff and Wonderful Hostess Lisa! We look forward to going there every summer at least twice a week! We have already been there three times and the 2022 Season has just started! :)

  25. BO

    BrianO

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Dinner was fantastic. Service was outstanding. Waitress was very friendly and attentive.

  26. N

    Nan417

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    It just surprises us every time. The food at Henri's is excellent. Every bite! We ate at the bar. Joy is a very nice person and Mike is an EXCELLENT bar tender. Megan, our original waitress, was very sweet and efficient. We were disappointed that there was confusion (on our end) as to where we made our reservation. We thought we had made our reservation for "the garden". But ends up we were on the front patio. We decided to move to the bar and enjoyed our experience very much. Highly recommend. We'll be back very soon.

    Henri's Bar @ Braca CafeResponded on 13 June 2022

    Thank you Nan417 for your lovely review!! We are glad that you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again hopefully soon!!

  27. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Food was great and so as the dining experience and ambience. I was shocked however that this restaurant and many others are now charging a 3%-4% credit card transaction fee that I never remembered paying at Braca’s before!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    I made a reservation for 4 requested Henri’s backyard but they wanted to seat us out front of Braca I argued until they sat me in yard where there was ample seating available. Hostess was rude and wouldn’t budge. Finally after several words we were seated in the yard. Food was good, server was very nice. When the check arrived we wanted to use a Braca gift card that didn’t work. They said we needed to authorize, went home with the card and found there is no authorization for cards available on their website. I’ll be making a visit there in person to get the value of the card or they can authorize it and I’ll be happy to use. Disappointed and annoyed.

    Henri's Bar @ Braca CafeResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi Anonymous, We are sorry to hear you left disappointed and annoyed. First, when you make your reservation you can select which location you would like to sit at, and that will appear on your reservation. If you do not, we seat our guests where there is available room. We are glad to hear the food and service was good, thank you for that. We are not sure what happened with your gift card, please stop in and we can figure it out together. Thank you!

  29. k

    kathryn

    Naples

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Nice girl but hardly saw her. Had to ask for everything.

  30. KK

    KandK

    Philadelphia

    105 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    High priced, mediocre food. Tasteless tuna and salmon. Server was very good/nice. Sat outside on a beautiful night.

    Henri's Bar @ Braca CafeResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi KandK, thank you for your review however perhaps you have us confused with another restaurant? We don't have salmon on our menu? Hopefully you can figure this out and enjoy your next experience dining out.

  31. CM

    ChristineM

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food service was outstanding a great place for a great meal It was Kim’s birthday and we had a great time Joy the bartender was great as usual

  32. KB

    KevinB

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love everything about Henris - food and drinks are amazing.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was incredible!

  34. DC

    DonnaC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service and atmosphere was great. Food was good.

    Henri's Bar @ Braca CafeResponded on 13 June 2022

    Thank you so much!!! :)

  35. AL

    ALYGIRL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Greet place, great food and great service!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our waitress Hannah was excellent!

  37. LR

    LorraineR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1

    Food was delicious, service great but the noise level was overbearing. We could NOT engage in conversation with our friends so we left and had coffee and dessert at our home. We will NOT return

  38. CM

    ChristineM

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal and excellent service at Henri’s

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We always enjoy dining at Barca’s. Been going there for many many years and have always said I never had a bad meal or bad drink there. My only criticism of last night was that my husband’s dinner wasn’t hot It was taken back to the kitchen and came back the way it should have come out the first time. Just hate when this happens because I m almost finished by the time his comes back. All in all first time that ever happened so you are forgiven and it won’t stop me from going there again Just reporting it because I think the kitchen should be aware

  40. j

    jdwarrington08

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    My wife and I used to go to Braca's Cafe at least once IF NOT twice a week during our 10 week stay in Sea Isle City. Now that the owner has completely remodeled the restaurant, it seems to us that he's trying to make it the most expensive place to eat in SIC. It's not so much the cost of the food and drinks but the blatant cash grab of adding 3% to the bill IF you use a credit card to pay the tab when he knows almost everyone now a days does. To say the least, we might go back once more in the 8 weeks we have left BUT I doubt it. We are so disappointed with Henri's Bad @ Braca"s Cafe !!!

    Henri's Bar @ Braca CafeResponded on 27 May 2022

    Hello, we want to clarify your review. The 3% for using a credit card NEVER comes in our possession. The money goes DIRECTLY TO THE BANK the CUSTOMER is using. These fees have been imposed on both the customer as well as businesses for years. The banks are essentially double dipping and costing small businesses a fortune. This is why many businesses only accept cash, or why many institutions allow e-checks to avoid these fees. We hope this clarifies this for you.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Henri's Bar @ Braca Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 263-4271.

Henri's Bar @ Braca Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 756 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 63 times today
Google Map for Henri's Bar @ Braca Cafe

18 John F Kennedy Blvd Sea Isle City, NJ 08243-1918

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Sea Isle City

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ben Wagner

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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