REVIEW: Henry’s Louisiana Grill, Acworth, Cobb
Last Saturday, I found myself running an errand to Acworth and there was NO WAY, I repeat NO WAY, I was not going to drive to Acworth and miss out eating at Henry’s Louisiana Grill. I have been taking heat from readers and close friends for the last six months. After all, Henry’s Louisiana Grill has been on our list of 20 Best Atlanta Restaurants to Visit in 2016 This was a divine appointment I was not about to miss!
It’s Saturday afternoon in sleepy Acworth, certainly I can just walk right? Ugh, wrong! The place is packed! They tell me a 40 minute wait… oh but if you want to have a seat at the bar there’s a spot available. BOOM – the heavens have smiled on me! Sweet!
My eyes scanned the menu and locked onto Chef Henry’s Signature Dishes and then I saw the Louisiana Ooh La La™ (yes, with the trademark!) and a tagline that says “Featured on ABC Nightline”. That pretty much did it for me. It was decided.
Henry’s Louisiana Grill is deceivingly larger inside than it appears from the outside. Even still, with a restaurant full of patrons its tight. You really feel like you are near the bayou with all of the New Orleans Saints and LSU décor that seems to cover almost every square inch of available space. Parking is at a premium but if you drive around back, you should be able to find a space and its just a short walk to the entrance.
While the entree was being prepared, the meals comes with a salad and I got started with my Caesar, but the bread was the real show stealer. The cornbread was like no Southern cornbread that you might be used to and the French bread is unpredictably soft and warm. Really a delightful way to begin a meal.
The Ooh La La is made up of a generous portion of shrimp, oysters, or crawfish that is flash fried (or you can get all three). Not being a fan of oysters or crawfish, I got mine with all shrimp. The base is Henry’s Cajun cream sauce which is analogous to a spicy alfredo sauce. Mixed in with spinach, it’s served over angel hair pasta. I’m not a big fan of alfredo-like creamy sauces but this was absolutely delicious.
From the first bite, I understand why people have told me that I must go to Henry’s Louisiana Grill. Now, I must tell you the same. This is food that makes me want to write reviews. It’s fresh, served hot, and the place is bustling with energy and excitement. For those ITP, this is well worth the drive. If you’re lucky enough to live within 30 minutes of Acworth, chances are you already know about Henry’s Louisiana Grill. It’s that good. Guten appetit!