Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Sicily from floating away, they abandoned it for less-delicious moorings after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Italian fare at Henry B's, located on East Avenue.
Henry B's authentic Italian recipes transport patrons to the boot-shaped old country where robust sauces and toothsome pastas reign supreme. Midday noshers can peruse the lunch menu loaded with doughy delicacies such as cheese-stuffed rigatoni ($10), penne and shrimp primavera coupled with garden-fresh vegetables and shallots ($12), and a traditional grilled cheese comprising fontina and provolone cheeses, vine-ripened tomato, and crispy pancetta ($10). Exorcise vexing dinner demons with seared scallops and lump crab meat tossed in a light cream sauce over homemade spinach fettucine ($21), or the iron-wielding streak frittes boasting 14 ounces of black Angus hand-cut strip steak covered with truffle compound butter and sided with shoestring fries, field greens, and marinated-cucumber salad ($22).
Patrons can lap at varietals from Henry B’s extensive wine list jammed with champagnes, vino, and freeze-dried astronaut juice, available by the glass ($7+) or bottle ($24+), inside the eatery’s sleek, contemporary dining room. Henry B's also offers complimentary valet parking to stow cars and loose-lipped chauffeurs.
Central Business District
140 E Ave.
Rochester, New York 14606Get Directions