“think there are many other places that we would've just as much fun without the annoying service.”
“With no dessert offered, we took ourselves to Morton's Steakhouse for a delicious hot chocolate dessert cake.”
“The drinks are expensive but it is definately worth it.”
“delicious, though pitifully puny, twice-backed potato accompanied the steak.”
“you really cant go wrong, the service is always great, the food is good and a really varied selection to cater to all palates.”
“This can be a great place, but the people behind the rope are ridiculous!”
“Even if I like the place, now I have to think it over before I want to go back again.”
“The wait staff is good but the hostess was clueless (perhaps an off night?)”
“The food was suprisingly delicious, and I didn't feel it was overpriced for what it was (it is a trendy NYC hotel after all).”
“The service was friendly and extremely attentive, though the food took a long time to come (a manager did come over to us to apologize).”
Solid Birthday Party. I had my 28th birthday at Hudson Bar. I wanted a place that was a good scene, dancefloor, good music, but no door drama. A friend of mine suggested I talk to Josh (at JSN Productions). There's a good amount of dirt bags in the promoting industry, but Josh came highly recommended from a good friend and he was a straight up guy. He told me all the positives and negatives about different possible bday spots. I decided to go with Hudson Bar and everything turned out great. I had a group of about 30 friends that came through and no one had to wait on line or pay a cover. Best part was that I got hooked up with a free bottle of vodka (only had to pay the tax on it) and got a table that fit about 8 friends comfortably. No cover, free bottle and a table at a nice place with good music and dancing = a no drama, good time. I had been to Hudson before and I really liked the place, but I always had to drop a name at the door or know someone because the bouncers can be tough, so I was hesitant in having my bday there because I didn't want to worry about guests not getting in and things going wrong. I gave Josh a chance and he came through. Bottomline, Hudson is a good place for a party, but definitely don't roll up without using a promoter, and if you use one, I would give Josh a try first -- see for yourself.
WASTE OF TIME, DON'T GO HERE. Ok, so after reading reviews below, totally agree -- NEVER in my life have I been treated like I was from the little scrawny man at the door (and i'm not that tall), and I've been to MANY exclusive clubs in nyc. He was mean, nasty, disrespectful for no reason. I was heading there for a birthday party with my boyfriend. As soon as he saw him and 2 of his friends, he said 'bottle service' only. This is fine that he said this, but he had no reason to be nasty and mean along with it. Don't go here unless you want to party with 50 something year olds and overpriced drinks .... come on, this bar has been around for how many years? Go with something fresher. HUDSON HAS GONE WAY DONE.
An indifferent manager unacceptable for Hudson Cafeteria !.
I like Hudson Cafeteria very much and had been there several times before and always enjoyed the food there. But on Tuesday, 16 December 2008 I took two very good friends to have dinner there, I had a very unpleasant experience.
Although the steak and the tuna ordered by my friends turned out to be pretty good and well prepared, the steak I ordered was a disaster. I had told the server clearly I would like it well done, but it came medium rare. I called the server and showed him my steak, but he expressed no apologies. So I told manager on shift about it, and he promised that my steak would be done the way I liked. After 25 minutes? waiting and my friends had almost finished their meals I asked where my steak was, the steak was delivered and the server rushed away ?I took a cut into it and it was still medium rare!! I was hoping to find the manager to make a complaint, but I felt so hungry at the time that I had to eat around the edge of the steak which was well done. When I finally had a chance to point out to the manager what went wrong with the steak, he did not apologize at all, but said ?but you managed to eat most of your steak!? We were all appalled and shocked to hear that. The indifference and rude attitude of the manager prompted me to ask him for his name. When the manger returned reluctantly 10 minutes later, he threw a piece of paper with his name on it onto the table and said ?if that makes you feel any better.?
The point I want to make is that a good place like Hudson Cafeteria can not afford to retain managers with rude manners, because it will scare away customers. Even if I like the place, now I have to think it over before I want to go back again.
great space, average food, small portions, expensive. The setting and ambiance is 4-5 stars, the food is comfort food, taste is about 3/5, quantity is 2/5, price is about 1/5---$90 for 2 entrees and 1 appetizer and 1 dessert before drinks/tip. Service was good during our night. All in all, if it wasn't for the ambiance and atmosphere, there would be no reason to go here, unless you have an expense account or money is not an object for a $130-150 night with dinner and drinks in a place that is priced like a 4 star restaurant
Fun place for dancing, but very annoying service.
Went with several friends on a Sat night. We arrived by 10:30 and got a table. So we were told by this waiter that as long as we order a bottle, we can keep the table for the rest of the night. But he didn't tell us that he would sneakily collect half-full glasses that we left on the table while we were dancing! The whole time we felt that he was rushing us to finish our drinks. My husband caught him collecting his half full martini glass twice and I also caught him fuzzing around our table and after realizing that there was nothing to collect, decided to take my unfinished drink.
The DJ played a wide range of music and it was fun to dance. But it was very annoying that I and my friends had to keep an eye out for our drinks from the waiter the whole time and had to take our drinks back from his tray several times during the night.
I had a good time overall, but mainly due to the company I was with. I think there are many other places that we would've just as much fun without the annoying service.
Great Dinner... The four stars are for the impeccable service without the stuffy feel. Food was good too, not orgasmically memorable but good. Went for a friend's birthday and since I was the first to arrive I was able to tip off the hostess who had a signed birthday card waiting on the table in a matter of minutes, really nice touch. And with five diners, our food came out at exactly the same time, literally! Four servers swooping plates down like kamakazis! And they made some great wine suggestions as well. Overall, a great restaurant.
big bad lloyd will never get a dollar from me. ok where do i start. i have been to many hotspots in nyc over the years and never in my life did i have to deal with such a little weasel. a group of ten of us who all did not really know each other went out someones birthday. Usually when i go out i wouldnt mind buying a bottle or two. but this not we just did not want to. when we walked to the door of this oversized lobby bar we were treated like trash. this lloyd from entourage lookalike has no respect. my fiance and i are business owners and work hard and we had to be told what to do by some guy who spend his day probably handing out club flyers. our bar tab would have easily exceeded the price of a bottle but little miss sunshine did not want to let 5 well dressed couples into his den. it was not a group of ten guys it was five couple going out for drinks. anyway my point is i understand door policies but this little fella has no right to do what he does. he is a nobody working on minimum wage and probably sleeps with his clipboard. someone needs to get this guy some loving cause i thinks it has been a long time.
Well recommend-GREAT NIGHT OUT!.
I have been here twice, once with a group of 4 girls and once with my boyfriend and BOTH times had an excellent night.
It was a saturday and we arrived about 10pm and stayed till the very end.
The music was brilliant and the crowd was great. The dancefloor was filled with a real mixed bunch. I would say this is for over 25's.
The drinks are expensive but well worth it.....Definitely recommend.
Great for groups of 10-12.. Hudson Cafeteria was the host venue for a recent birthday celebration for a group of 12. The expereince was excellent with hearty food, prompt service and great cocktails. Ambience and decor were both exactly what we'd hoped for. Bonus treat: stick the person picking up the tab or birthday king/queen in a thrown at the head of the long banquet tables.
My stomach is still recovering. The Hudson Cafeteria is a beautiful place. It follows suit with the hotel, which is exceptionally nice. I took a date here because I have been to the lounge numerous times and find the atmosphere of the hotel to be both fun and impressive. Getting to the point - the restaurant was a little pricey - which is fine and expected at a hotel like this. However, sub-par food is not expected if you are going to charge $26 for a piece of chicken. This very chicken made me sick and I am still recovering. I didn't even have a drink at dinner so there is nothing else to blame. P.S. - The medium to small sized chicken came doused in some wierd sauce that made me feel like I ordered it at Applebees. Whatever vegetables were served with it were basically inedible. In summation - I will never eat here again. I honestly don't know what the other reviewers were thinking with positive reviews of the food here. Even if I didn't get sick the food was unacceptable for a fancy restaurant in a fancy hotel.
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