Status: Opened todayFrom the ashes of The Boulevard comes The Hudson, opened by trio Beau Laughlin, Brett Cranston, and Michael Jay at 11AM on this glorious summer day. Once a train station, the long rectangular venue now boats a simply-decorated open-air patio which makes up two-thirds of the restaurant. Probably the most interesting elements of the space are the 50-foot trees which sprout up through the dining room. Ever dreamed of dining in a tree house? Here's your chance...kinda. Co-owner Beau Laughlin explains, “Our aim with The Hudson is to create a classically cool environment that features great food, drinks & ambiance, with an emphasis on value & service." Owners also pans to hire live DJs to spin during the evening. As for eats, look for reasonably-priced seasonal American dishes, pizzas, sandwiches plus house-made apple pie and crepes with Nutella. Wines are mostly sourced from California and beers are a mix of craft brews and the regular stuff. For brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks, The Hudson is open continuously from 11AM to 1:30AM.
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Additional Reading: EaterWire, 10/20; Revamp, 8/6