Majestic is a word that invites intrigue, and Henry’s Majestic in West Dallas does not disappoint.
Many will remember Henry’s Majestic and the speakeasy Atwater Alley located near Knox Henderson and TX-75, which was open from 2014 to 2022. The location closed due to the property being redeveloped, but permanently shutting the doors of Henry’s Majestic was never an option. The owners were actively looking for a space to expand their vision, and they found one.
Owned by husband-and-wife Andrew Popp and Feliza Macias, Henry’s Majestic is a concept born from its motto, “GOOD FOOD. STRONG DRINK.” But this venue is more than that; it is a true combination of elevated Americana boasted by indoor and al fresco dining coupled with a cultured but eclectic setting.
Intrigued? You should be.
The Dallas Express sat down with Popp to discuss the opening of Henry’s Majestic at his new location and his plans for the property’s expansion.
Andrew Popp is no stranger to the restaurant business, as his mom and stepdad, Jim and Cindy Hughes, owned Dallas’ Bread Winners Café and Bakery from 1994 to 2022. Popp worked with his parents, wearing many hats, from dishwasher to manager.
Once his family retired from Bread Winners Café and Bakery and Henry’s Majestic closed, Popp looked to take his 26 years of restaurant experience to reopen Henry’s Majestic in a location that was as big as his vision.
Henry’s Majestic opened late last year at 2303 Pittman St. off West Commerce in Dallas. The restaurant and bar are separated to offer different experiences, with approximately 5,500 square feet of interior space. The outdoor patio area spans 12,000 square feet and can seat 550 people. Another 10,000 to 15,000 square feet of developable building space is also on the property; a portion of this space is earmarked for a speakeasy that Popp would like to see open sometime this year.
“I fell in love with the property when I first walked on it because of the potential of the space. People were excited for us to come into this area,” said Popp. “This is a unique concept and property. Henry’s Majestic brings everyone together in a communal, welcoming environment.”
The bar has an industrial-style exterior marked with bits of luxury and refinement inside. With an extensively stocked bar, your only trouble will be figuring out what you want to try first. The choices are endless, from nitro-infused Oak Cliff Cold Brew to Royal Drinks like “The Robert Downey Jr.” and “Why Is The Rum All Gone?” to frozen favorites like the “Birds And The Bees.” Happy Hour is Tuesday–Friday, 4–7 p.m.
With menu offerings such as homemade carnitas dumplings, halibut agua chile, chicken and waffles with hatch chile gravy, maple bourbon meatballs, and Henry’s marrow spiked burger, there is something for all discerning tastes. The kitchen is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Walk-ins are welcome; however, due to popularity, reservations for kitchen dining are encouraged and can be made online.
In addition to the restaurant, Henry’s Majestic also has food trucks. When The Dallas Express asked why Henry’s Majestic has both a restaurant and food trucks, Popp explained that “the beauty of Dallas is that people come for all different things. We have a very eclectic menu that offers brunch, lunch, and dinner. During the late night, we have different things going on, and having food trucks present keeps people here longer.”
He said he closes the restaurant kitchen at 10 p.m. to allow the food trucks to sell their favorite foods, helping other entrepreneurs. Henry’s Majestic closes during the week at midnight and 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The property is closed on Mondays.
Another way Popp pays it forward with a Majestic flare is through art, noting that the color scheme of the staff’s attire and site background is intentionally subdued in grays and blacks. The reason behind this is so that the artistic influences of the food, drink, music, and art itself become the focal point.
“Currently, we have four 10×10 murals commissioned by local artists. We asked them to create something that is within the idea of Henry’s Majestic. Art for me is majestic,” said Popp, adding that he and his wife advocate for featuring prominent local art. The goal is to hold a charity dinner and auction the pieces for a good cause. Additionally, t-shirts featuring Henry’s Majestic art editions will be created and available for purchase.
Other unique offerings at Henry’s Majestic are Vinyl Bingo, Texas Wine and True Crime, and, in the near future, a dog park. Additionally, Henry’s Majestic offers catering and event venues for corporate events, private parties, and weddings. Live music on the outdoor Majestic stage is every Friday and Saturday from 7–10 p.m. The full lineup of performances can be found here. As eclectic as the space itself, so is its vast array of music.