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Mark and Katie Stern, the owners of booze-vending movie theatre Big Picture, opened Henry and Oscar's yesterday. The new restaurant serves upscale American fare such as beef stroganoff, filet mignon and pork chops in a supper club setting. In fact, the Sterns recruited Mark Wadhwani, who was formerly with Ruth's Chris Steak House to be the executive chef. Ian Reid, Henry and Oscar's general manager, says that the restaurant is named after Mark Stern's two grandfathers.
Stern also told Seattle Magazine's Cody Ellerd Bay a few months ago that the new restaurant pays homage to Toots Shor’s and The Pump Room, legendary clubs of New York and Chicago in the 1940s and 50s. If you want to get a feel for the supper clubs of yesteryear, watch the documentary, Toots. Henry and Oscar's is located in the old Shallots Asian Bistro space in the ground floor of the Centennial building.
Currently, the restaurant is open for lunch(11:30 am to 2:30 pm) and dinner(5 to 11 pm) weekdays and dinner on weekends(5 pm to 1 am). Henry and Oscar's expects to launch brunch service sometime soon.
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