Hudson’s Hill Country
Half price Appetizer and Wine by the Glass at the bar.
Enjoy talk price appetizers and wine by the glass at the bar from 4 p.m. till 7 p.m.
【ご利用可能人数】1 - 20名様
ご利用可能時間帯 水-土 16:00-19:00
日曜日 18:00 - 21:00
火曜日 - 木曜日 18:00 - 21:00
_Hudsons is back!!! The new owner is awesome and knows what he's doing. They are using the original recipes plus some new ones. The Crunchy Trout is just like it's supposed to be! Staff was very friendly and wonderful. Definitely going back soon!
We hadn't been to Hudson's in some time decided to give it a try again. To our surprise and a good one it was the first night the new owner was managing the restaurant. He unlike the previous couple of owners has years of restaurant experience. We had excellent food and great service the menu was limited but considering it was the first night we were very happy. The new owner expects to get the place back to where it was when Jeff owned it. We plan on putting the Hudson's back in our restaurant rotation.
Our evening could not have been better. We were treated royally and the food was superb.
Historic Hudson's has been a special occasion destination for my family since I was of restaurant age. My husband and I decided to dine there on a Friday night while in Austin for a football game. My Mom teased me, asking if I was going to have the 'rattlesnake fritters.' We reserved for 7 PM, then were concerned we would be late, so we tried to change to 730, but OpenTable showed no availability. Luckily, we made it for 7, but were surprised to find the restaurant nearly empty. The beautiful Hill Country setting was lovely. There were a few folks in the bar and a singer was entertaining them. But there were no other diners in the room where we were seated, and we could see only one or two tables seated in the adjacent dining room. Our server, Jenna, was very friendly and forthcoming about being new. We selected a bottle of wine, but was told it was not in stock, so we decided to order by the glass. Turns out that there were two versions of the wine list in use. (One wonders if they are simply not re-ordering their wines because of low demand.) There was some confusion about my glass of wine, so the server comped it. That was unnecessary but nice of her. Our smoked date jalapeno poppers were delicious. (The rattlesnake is no longer on the menu.) My halibut was beautifully presented with black-eyed peas on top and creamed corn under. My husbands 8 oz. 'steak' (no specific cut was mentioned on the menu) was satisfactory. We enjoyed our meal and the service was lovely, but when we left, there were fewer diners than when we entered and the hostess had her jacket on. Upon googling, we learned that there have been a couple of changes in ownership/management. We wondered if the efforts of the current team to preserve Hudson's charm will be enough to keep a good thing going. So if you are a Hudson's fan, get out there and eat. If not, come discover a treasure before it disappears.
After booking our table I received a phone call that they were a little short staffed for the evening. I really appreciated the phone call And the heads up. The staff were all very attentive and very wonderful. We never would’ve noticed that they were shorthanded. The food and wine is always top notch. Looking forward to going back!
The service was amazing. A very knowledgeable server is always a bonus! Drinks were great! I didn’t care for the pre fixe menu change, but not enough to take a star. The food was great! 50$ for canapé, bread, app, dinner and dessert, it’s was worth it!
Lovely meal celebrating my birthday with my hubby and another couple. New chef is very creative but still accessible. Very quiet for a Saturday night but they were competing with Longhorns football. This restaurant deserves more props than it gets...we’ve been patrons since the days of Chef Jeff Blank and would love to see this “legacy” restaurant stay around for another de daw or two.
Little imagination with the food, we did the wine pairing and each got the same wine with different entrees. We liked our server but food service was slow. We liked Hudsons and wanted to try the new place but not great and fairly expensive.
Every item of food that my two brothers and I had were incredible ( Hot and Crunchy Trout, Chicken Fried Venison and Coulotte Steak. However, the piece de resistance was the Hot and Crunchy Avocado appetizer! I know they are thinking of going to a price fix menu but the avocado needs to stay!!! 😁
Not as good as it used to be
Experience: It was our first time at Hudson’s and I must say that they have the ambience and music (type and volume) perfectly set up for a wonderfully pleasant experience. We will return for the food, service and overall ambience.!
Drinks: The bourbon cocktail was artfully concocted and every bit of it was enjoyed. The Syrah wine was a good one for the entree we chose.
Food: The bread and butter was to die for... amazingly soft and delectable. Our duck diablos appetizers arrived on half a green apple (which I promptly finished as I didn’t realize duck was wrapped in bacon - I don’t eat pork). Nevertheless, tasty appetizer.
I ordered the trout and my husband ordered the wild boar. While both entrees were exceptional in taste and presentation, the boar I must say was a measly two racks (for the price charged) and hence lost the 1 star in value. The trout as a whole was a hearty and fulfilling entree with mouthwatering grits, aioli and Brussels sprouts.
Service: The seating hostess and our server were good. Our server did seem to miss the note on a particular request, but also offered to correct it (which is the critical part of any service - how does one respond/react to customer’s feedback or request).
Overall: we had a good date night. Quick, well serviced and prepared food. we will be back!
It's expensive but the ambiance and service were great
Let me start by saying that I've lived in Austin since 1984. And while I know this isn't the same Hudson's on the Bend as when Jeff Blanks ran it, I was heartened when I looked up their menu and saw some familiar items.
Let me also note that on the particular night we went they had had two large groups (according to our waitress) that really taxed them earlier in the night.
And while I'm here...our waitress had only been working there for a week. She was very pleasant...and happened to be from Nu'Awlin's where I grew up. So we had a kinship...and I was hoping at every turn that our evening would turn around...but it started out bad...and just seemed to get worse as the evening progressed.
I have been to the old Hudson's probably a dozen or so times throughout the years, and when asked what my favorite restaurant is I almost always answer "Hudson's". I've even gone out of my way to recommend it to others. Many others.
Now...on to my synopsis of the evening:
Our reservations were for 8:30 and we arrived about 8:35. My date immediately noticed the beautiful outdoor seating area and wondered if we could sit out there. The heat of the day had subsided and with all their lights and crisp white table cloths that area was calling our name.
So we asked the waitress if we could sit out there she said "I don't think we have anyone servicing that area. Sorry." Bummer...but ok...inside is nice. In fact, it's very nice and one of the reasons I always lean toward Hudson's when I have a date, or a special occasion.
But now we were asked if we were ready to order our drinks. I ordered a Laurel which was very good...but over priced in my opinion. My date couldn't find anything from the menu that she wanted so she asked if they could make her a Moscow Mule. Pretty popular drink these days...but our waitress said she wasn't sure, and would go and check. When she came back she said that they could make one...but that the beer and some other ingredients (which I c
Hot & crunchy trout was just as good as Jeff Blanks. Good food, good service. Well pleased with the evening.
The food is exotic like alligator and wild boar. and it is also rather spicy. The venison I had was dry, and thoroughly cooked through instead of rare. The server had no idea of what most of the things on the menu were, and had to ask the chef multiple times. Maybe first night on? It has become more elegant over time and the noise level is far quieter, but the place was practically deserted (UT had a game that night), is maybe it us noisier when full.
We've just moved back to Lakeway after being gone about a decade and decided to have dinner at what we knew as Hudson's on the Bend. Happy to discover that a the new owners have not only kept it intact but improved it. The entrance is now moved to the rear as is a new and what appears to be a fantastic bar complete with live music. Staff were extremely friendly. Service was top notch. Dinner prepared by a new chef Andre Garza imported from the Martha's Vineyard area we were told. Overall a great experience and we'll be back!!
Dinner was very very good, we thought the cocktails were a little over priced though
My daughter took her boyfriend to celebrate their anniversary. They were treated wonderfully all evening by the whole staff. She walked out feeling like she was on Cloud 9. Fantastic experience!
Overpriced. Not worth it. Will not return.
Shrimp was too sweet.
Duck was ok but bokchoy was burnt.
OMG! What a gem! This is a wonderful place. The setting is beautiful and inside is just as nice. The food was fabulous and the service could not have been better! We were celebrating my husband's birthday with family. The pace was just right. We never felt rushed or ignored. We had wonderful drinks, appys and dinner. I wanted to try dessert but was too full. We could hear music but it was just loud enough so that we could talk without shouting. We would definitely come back. I just can't say enough good things.
Our complaint about this restaurant continues to be that they are often out of the wines that we try to order from their wine list.
My husband paid $52 for venison and crab plate and they didn’t have crab so he was given 2 pieces of shrimp instead and charged full price which I do not think was a fair trade. The food was great and drinks were great and I loved the building.
We didn't plan on coming here, this was our first time. The place was newly remodeled, the bar area was very nice and well done. The staff was attentive, but not annoying. our waitress was very familiar with the menu and did give great detail about each item and was very helpful. I ordered the Filet, it was cooked exactly to a medium rare. The sides were great. You can see by my other reviews, that we dine in the finest restaurants across the country. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the beef here. It was as good as you can get. Everything was spot on. The owner was very cordial and we enjoyed meeting him. I would highly recommend this place.
Love this restaurant’s vibe, food and cocktail menu. The service was amazing and the food was really Delicious. Loved the hot’n’crunchy avocado as an appetizer and the expresso rubbed tenderloin was actually yummy and the hot’n’crunchy trout was the best. If you have not been you will not be disappointed. Would love to go back when it’s cooler to take advantage of the outdoor patio.
Another terrific experience. Wonderful food, knowledgable waitstaff, no rush felt to order. Enjoyable, relaxing evening
All around amazing meal! Great for a special occasion or if you want so true hill country cuisine! Food was unique and delicious, beautiful decorations and ambiance, and the staff were knowledgeable and attentive.
After 3 owners in the last 5 years with no improvement
It’s time to hang’em up. We had heard that management
Hired a true professional to run this establishment and had made the necessary changes to aid him. We gave it 6 weeks until we would try it out. What a surprise when we went Saturday eve for dinner to find out he resigned.
We sat down and ordered our dinner which took almost and hour to arrive. I returned my selection as it was under cooked and we discovered at the end of dinner they had only 1 person in the kitchen working ....the chef.
There were 2 waiters and 1 barkeep in the entire place.
It was sad to see an establishment that had been so alive and vibrant come to this. Better for ownership to sell the place if possible and some person start a new business.
Retire the name for the sake of nostalgia alone.
The food and service were excellent, and the music was absolutely perfect. Could not have asked for a more enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.
I loved the atmosphere at Hudson’s, it was very unique. The food was delicious as well as beautiful and the service was very professional.
Everything was great except for the entrees. We had the grill special of Ribeye, Chicken, and shrimp with sides. It was all very bland and the steak was a cheap cut and over cooked. Had a much better experience a few months ago🤷🏻♀️
This is a fantastic restaurant. Although it’s on the higher end for cost, the foos and service are excellent.
Have been coming here since the original location opened in the '80s. Celebrated my 50th birthday with a party of 10. Restaurant was empty except for the private room - possibly being used by friends of owners. We had to wait to be seated. It was a Tuesday and several items were sold out "from the weekend". Prices are very expensive. Food took at least 45 minutes to arrive or longer. They forgot a soup and said they were sold out but then one miraculously arrived. ?? Most of the food tasted very good. Very small portions. Wild Boar Lollipops were recommended but very tough not tender. Bill was $800 and half the table was under 21.... I hope the new owners bring in some better experienced staff - it won't make it with this service level.
Fantastic food and service. I would highly recommend trying this place out. I will definitely be back soon.
We were hoping to enjoy the wild game, but three meat selections on the menu were not offered the night we went, it took about 45 minutes to receive our food, and the quality and taste of our entrees was disappointing.
We started with the Bonfire Buffalo Quail and the Crunch Fried Avocado which were both delicious and unique. Main courses included the Grilled Salmon which was delicious and perfectly prepared, the tenderloin was so tender it barely needed a knife, the Hot and Crunchy Eggplant was an interesting blend of crunchiness combined with an asian inspired sweet sauce - delicious. An acoustic guitarist provided lovely background music, the setting is contemporary hill country style, service was excellent. The bar area looked like a fun place to hang out - very warm and inviting. We sat inside but the patio area is covered with trees and is beautifully landscaped. A hidden gem!
Service was TERRIBLE! 35 minute wait at table before a drink order. And only then after complaining. If you want to try Hudson’s go now because they will not be around much longer.
Graduation dinner and it was absolutely horrible.- waited two hours to be served. Cold meals, rushed drinks, understaffed, and honestly just an awful experience.
Beautiful restaurant with a great menu! All of our food was fantastic! The only downside was that our waiter was rather uninterested in our table and on more than one occasion we found him hanging out at the bar. Our dinner of 4 took 3 hours. I would certainly go back but just hopefully get a different waiter.
Great Mothers Day brunch location! Great service and great food.
I reserved it for a special event. The staff treated us like royalty. I would highly recommend this place. Beautiful location, delicious food, and very courteous staff! They even kept the place open 2 hours past the closing time for our event. Thank you very much!