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Helsinki Hudson
Helsinki Hudson

Helsinki Hudson Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.helsinkhudson.com
  • Phone: (518) 828-4800
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    ATTENTION: Web reservations are for the RESTAURANT ONLY, if you would like to book a table in the Club space please call 518.828.4800

    Note: Reservations will be held for 20 minutes, if we have not heard from you they will then be canceled.
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern
  • Executive Chef: Hugh Horner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Above the restaurant at Club Helsinki is our private ballroom. Our beautiful sun-drenched space has a large wooden dance floor, exposed brick, amazing high ceilings, table seating, a full bar and even a baby grand piano. Although the ballroom is the designated private dining space, our entire facility; dining room, music venue, ballroom, courtyard(seasonal) are available for rent.
  • Private Party Contact: Austin Sullivan (518) 828-4800
  • Entertainment: The dining room is one room in our three-room facility. Behind the dining room, separated by retractable floor-to-ceiling hand hewn wooden wall panels is our "Club" space, where we feature live music 4-5 nights a week, varying in all genres. Also, during the warm months there will be occasional entertainment in our courtyard space.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Columbia and 4th
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Helsinki Hudson
ATTENTION: Web reservations are for the RESTAURANT ONLY, if you would like to book a table in the Club space please call 518.828.4800

Note: Reservations will be held for 20 minutes, if we have not heard from you they will then be canceled.

Executive Chef Hugh Horner takes his inspiration from the creative spirit of Helsinki, his love of the bountiful Hudson Valley, and his southern ancestry to create a farm-to-table Low-Country cuisine with a strong Louisiana influence, making the familiar extraordinary.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, even better place to catch a show. Intimate setting, great sound, a hidden gem!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We dined at Helsinki in order to possibly secure a seat at the club for a show that evening. I didnt expect the food to be anything special but we were most pleasantly surprised that our meals were very good, even edgy- reasons to come to Helsinki on their own. The restaurant was packed in because of the show but service was quite good, they know what they are doing here. We ate outside on a summer evening, very nice- but the interior of the place is a beautifully restored 19th century industrial building. We will be back"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Great place. We ventured up from the River. We heard it could get busy since they have a variety of performers on the weekends. But we lucked out and we had the place to ourselves. The food was great all fresh veggies and presentation was excellent we had rack of lamb and shrimp and grits. Grits were supper creamy and smooth. We will come back in the fall"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We came for a concert by our favorite band and thought we might as well have dinner there too. The shrimp and grits was delicious. The raj of lamb was the best we've ever had. The club is really neat, the setup and ambiance. Helsinki Hudson was a bit of a drive for us from Saratoga but we'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Love the ambience inside this beautiful place. We have visited multiple times and we were looking forward to experiencing the outdoor dining experience for the first time. The footing (large, loose gravel) is rough (impossible to negotiate in heels) and the uncomfortable chairs were salvaged from a junk heap. Our table was also old and rough and we would have appreciated a table cloth of some kind for cleanliness purposes. Next time we will ask to stay inside to dine. Service and food did not disappoint - consistently good since the place opened. I am always happy with the scallops!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The food was delicious. We appreciated the chef's willingness to combine 2 selection of meals to make a custom order. The Stipe Bass over Red Cabbage was superb. The atmosphere in the court yard was festive and create a sense of place that was comfortable and serene under a full moon."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had a person with disabilities and it was extremely difficult to park with the uneven sidewalk."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Too pricey the food was excellent did not like the different servers like one server"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a party of 8 and service and food were wondereful! We all got different things on the menu and no one said they didn't like theirs. Can't wait to go back and bring others!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "From the first meal served several years ago to the one last night, I have never been disappointed. Helsinki keeps on delivering one of the best meals in Columbia county. Also one of the best music venues in New York!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Helsinki was a nice change from the usual American fare. The food was delightfully seasoned and the service was excellent. We were there early (5:15pm) but we'd like to try it when there is more of a crowd and there are musicians scheduled. The ambience is unique with an historical flare and eclectic mix of lighting fixtures and artwork that draw the eye."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the atmosphere was warm and comfortable, the staff was super friendly and courteous. We are going back next weekend to check out some music! Definitely a thumbs up! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Club Helsinki has a wonderful atmosphere. Unfortunately the food is nothing to write home about."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food and service are OK but nothing to rave about. The ambiance is unique. Will definitely go back to enjoy the outdoor patio and of course the music venues. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "My wife and I went for my birthday dinner. Food was terrific. Great menu choices. Nice, interesting choice of cocktails, beers and wines. Loved the old historic industrial repurposed feel. Very comfortable. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We went to Helsinki Hudson for a nice romantic dinner. To my surprise, my boyfriend (fiance!) popped the question. Apparently he had purchased the ring some time ago and was waiting for the right moment. He thought Helsinki Hudson was the perfect setting for the occasion! The service, delicious food and atmosphere were simply divine. Overall, this was a truly unforgettable dinner!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "fantastic quality food, beautifully presented. a very pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Ordered the Porterhouse medium rare with mashed potatoes, and started with the Charchuterie plate. A very large plate of machine sliced comercial hams and several unremarkable cheese of arrived, & we all comented on the odd charchter of the dish as it looked like a selection from a deli, not the european handmade rustic feel we have come to expect. The Porterhouse was huge ($27) by any known standard & perfectly cooked. Unfortunately it was tough going, as only about half was tender enough. The Mashed potatoes were perfect in every way & I look forward to consuming more in the future."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner with very good service at Helsinki. The southern fare menu has something for everyone. The kale salad was excellent, as was the shrimp and grits. Just a nice experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "LOVE this place. It was our second time there and it couldn't have been more perfect. The attractive staff, the magnificent food, well stocked and eclectic bar, and of course, if you are in the mood for entertainment, the showroom is exquisite. If I owned a restaurant, THIS is what it would look and taste like. You can drop some money, though, so don't expect a cheap night out."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took my husband here for his 40th birthday and we were very pleased. I explained ahead of time to staff over the phone that we were going to a formal event afterwards so we'd be VERY overdressed (evening gown and tux) and could we be seated somewhere discreet? They made a note of it and were incredibly sweet when we arrived, mentioning that they had instructions for our table. The food was delicious, if a bit of a mystery. My meal (cod dish) made it sound like I was getting cod and a fish soup, with some sort of crab cake. What I got was cod IN a shallow dish of fish soup, with little crab cake hush puppies. All of it was delicious, however. The table service was discreet and quite pleasant. Our only gripe was the extremely low lighting."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Nice, unique interior adjacent to the performance space. Good bar. Good open party space upstairs. Menu is sort of southern. Variety of offerings and it changes throughout the year."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "All was Wonderful and our Waiter Austin was Great!!! We will be back."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Club Helsinki is one of the best clubs I've ever been too! Great set up to see musicians, delicious food and great service!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Big nicely appointed restaurant with good food and good service. Specializes in southern-style cooking with many favorites on the menu along with many specials. Also has a great music venue attached next door with good bar scene."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We had a large group, everything was ready for us upon arrival, the food and service were excellent and the ambience lovely. After dinner we wanted to take a look at the adjoining room featuring live entertainment, and were graciously accommodated. Our adult children, who were experiencing Helsinki for the first time, were quite dazzled, and they are not an easy group to please. We also attended a wedding here last summer that was quite impressive in terms of food, service and ambience."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Food was great, comfortable yet stylish surroundings, attentive staff! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "General Manager and assistant were gems! They we planning for a large party right next to our table but made every effort not to be intrusive! Food was delicious..we're looking forward to returning."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "It was my first time dining in Hudson and I loved it! What a fantastic and interesting looking place. Everywhere I looked I was impressed with the details of the architecture and decor. I will certainly return and recommend it to everyone. I am on an Atkins diet, but was still able to enjoy a wonderful and delicious meal without the carbs. I am looking for a home in the area and this restaurant will certainly be one that I will visit often. Thank you for a great dining experience."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Wonderful nourishing food! Great personal and friendly service! Liked my flounder with oyster soup and flavorful crayfish and salad with black rice that had some interesting variety of healthy ingredients ! Squash pie for dessert was so good! A pot of tea! Everything was perfect! Pricey Cabernet was excellent! Now companion view was not as tolerant--likes faster service -thought the noise level too high--food was good but had one issue-not worth repeating! It is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. This was our first experience! We had a good time! We will do this again!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The Risotto was served more like a watery soup than anything else. One ingredient was supposed to be mushrooms, there was one morsel. The food has gone downhill, way downhill."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I've been to this restaurant many times and the food is always yummy. The muscles come in a sauce infused with hot peppers which is always great. Also, if you like fried chicken this is the place for you. After dinner there is always a show to see which makes it an all night affair."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Very solid dining spot. Nice and quite with widely spaced tables and good southern fare as well as creative new cuisine."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The food at Helsinki never disappoints. Chef Hugh Horner's southern influenced fare is inventive and delicious! First rate Bar Menu. "Take in" to all at entrance is always friendly and warm! Almost always "thanked" for coming! Very nice and appreciated touch that people do remember IMO. Lovely ambiance too!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Helsink came recomended from a close friend who has had great food experiences there. The staff was lovely the food fair, nothing special, but the noise level at 8PMon a Saturday night was over the top, so we could not hear each other speaking. Overal;l I was disaapointed and would not return for dining, just the music."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Helsinki is very pretty inside and has a nice outdoor space also. The food and drinks are all good, prices are very reasonable, service was excellent and we had a great time."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Beautiful space and combining with performance space makes this a great place to spend an evening. Our food service was pleasant but because it was a bit slow we lost our table in the performance space. Looking forward to another evening with a little better timing."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "As a son (or maybe a nephew) of the South, passable, let alone excellent southern style cooking is a rarity in the northeast. So Helsinki Hudson held out promise. Damn, did they deliver. Cast iron pan fried chicken called to me from the menu online and once it was in front of me, it called me home to Auntie. Serious crisp on the exterior that only comes from pan frying-Juicy meat & great flavor. Just plain OMG heaven. The mash and the collards were great too though I would preferred the traditional pickled hot peppers found on every table along the Gulf Coast, not a slightly dusty, desicated bottle of green Tabasco. The shrimp & grits my wife ordered was creamy & spicy & ample. I'll be back to sample other bits of yummy on their menu."
    Dined on 9/24/2013
  • "We heard a out Helsinki from numerous shop owners in Hudson. They were not wrong! We enjoyed the ribs, the kale salad, the mussels (generous portion!!!). All excellent! I'd recommend to a friend anytime."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "Made reservations to get together with an old friend and we had a great meal. Everything was cooked perfectly and came as described on the menu. Great atmosphere. I would come here again, maybe when there is live music"
    Dined on 9/13/2013