Hudson's On The Bend
Still amazing after all these yearsThis was by far one of the best meals we have had in the Austin area in years! We ordered a delicious Malbec that paired beautifully with the Foie Gras appetizer. My husband enjoyed the Elk and I savored the Salmon. We took dessert to go, which was also incredible. Service was exceptional. One note- this is handcrafted hill country cuisine. The portions are sized to emphasize flavor and the price reflects the quality.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTired of the same?Always.....great food and service with many menu items won't find at other restaurants. An escape to pleasant departure from all others.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentMy husband and I went to Hudson's on the Bend for our anniversary. The food was fabulous and very unique. Everything was very fresh.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExperience ExcellenceEverything we experienced was outstanding! The eclectic dining delights was very impressive and we were never left wanting. Very enjoyable evening to celebrate Graduation!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!!!My husband I and very much enjoyed our dinner at your restaurant. Love the atmosphere!!! The basil mojito was so refreshing on a warm day. By far one of the best lobster bisque I've ever had. It was so flavorful and liked that it wasn't full of heavy cream. Fried soft shell was amazing. Loved the batter, it was different than anything I've ever had before. I had the elk tenderloin as my entree which was also delicious. Just the perfect amount of smokiness and it was melt in your mouth tender. It was definitely one of my most memorable meals. Can't wait to go back!! :)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHudson's is ALWAYS great!Hudson's is ALWAYS great! They do particularly well on Mother's Day and other big celebration days!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMbetter than i remember itwe haven't been to hudsons on the bend in over 10 years due to moving out of state. we finally made it back. it was even better than i remember. great innovative menu. great wines that won't break the bank. really enjoyed it and will definitely be back. just need some water in lake travis.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal I've had out inBest meal I've had out in years. Beautiful prepared and presented. Loved it.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is amazing! The chefThe food is amazing! The chef will customize dish for diet reasons.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Service, Perfect MealMy sister and I ate a 3 hour 45 minute long meal here and everything was perfect. We came for happy hour initially, and sat in the outdoor bar area. Zach was our server/bartender. Phenomenal. The food was excellent, I love how the chef puts a little spice in every dish, but none is overwhelming. I also appreciated how they allow items from the tasting menus a la carte. It allowed us to create our own tasting menu, I believe we shared at least 9 courses! Highlights being the crab cake, the duck breast and scallops, the elk (omg), and the wild turtle pie. My only criticism is that I could have done without the asian-style vegetable medley that came with both entree courses. While the colors were beautiful, it felt very disjointed.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant for unusualWonderful restaurant for unusual game. Beautifully prepared. Wonderful service. Best Elk ever. Highly recommended.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMYou're still #1 Hudson's!Our #1 choice for Austin dining. Service is great and we are never disappointed in our meal selections. Pheasant is my new favorite but my husband loves the elk or mixed grill. They also stock our favorite cab, Neal.
The only change we would like to see is a less cluttered table for dining. The candles are very large and take up too much space when 4 people are seated. That along with flower vase and all the serving ware / glasses, too cluttered. A small votive candle would still give nice ambiance with more room to dine.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is excellent,This restaurant is excellent, food and service is superb.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome, again! The elk wasAwesome, again! The elk was out of this world, and the service is always top notch.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMwe are never disappointed.we are never disappointed. it is always wonderful and I am always excited to eat here. This restaurant provides a good value for both the food and total experience. One of my most favorite restaurants. It was a wonderful place to celebrate my last day of my working career and entry to retirement.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, and serviceFood was excellent, and service was attentive. One of my all-time favorite restaurants in Austin!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food in a cozy atmosphereExcellent food in a cozy atmosphere. The service was good however our server was a bit aloof and could have been more helpful. While the food is good, the wines are grossly overpriced which will be a factor in any decisions to return. This restaurant has a lot to offer, and with a little more attention to the aforementioned items, can continue to be a great place to go.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the three course tastingWe had the three course tasting menu and it was outstanding. The place is lovely, but I would recommend making a reservation and requesting you be placed in the area with tile or wood floors. We were placed near the side section with rock floors near the kitchen, and it was very noisy and cramped.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal was fabulous fromOur meal was fabulous from beginning to end. The crispy shrimp salad was spectacular! We had 8 p.m. reservations so it was a bit loud. Women--don't wear fancy heels. You will sprain an ankle on the stone floor.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrive ten minutes beforeWe arrive ten minutes before our reservation time and were told we would have to wait about ten minutes. We ended up being seated 20 minutes after our reservation time, which was most displeasing. What's the point of a reservation if they won't save a table for you? The waiter we had was wonderful and the overall experience was great, but we almost left because we were having to wait for so long. The food is delicious and it was very hard to decide on what to have.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was superb as usual.Food was superb as usual. Love the quaint atmosphere. A little pricey but well worth it.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHudson's is terrific!Always reliable Hudson's was a great spot for a special birthday celebration for our son! The food, as always, was delicious, thanks to chef Kelly Casey and her staff. And our server, Tim, was terrific! Many thanks for a great evening!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI always enjoy dining at Hudson'sI always enjoy dining at Hudson's On the Bend. Their menu items are unique and artfully prepared. The choices range from wild game to wonderful seafood dishes. My favorite is the Hot and Crunchy Ruby Red Trout.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is outstanding. ServiceFood is outstanding. Service is as well. It's great to have a wonderful restaurant like this in Lakeway!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there to use a GrouponWe were there to use a Groupon for their Three Course Tasting Menu. I had the opportunity to have their crusted trout (their specialty), beef tenderloin, lobster bisque soup, and their Turtle Pie (pecan pie covered in chocolate). Everything I had was absolutely scrumptious! Service was extremely attentive and proactive to our every need. I highly recommend Hudson's for a wide range of dining situations.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Hudson's. I take outI love Hudson's. I take out of town guests here and we're never disappointed!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen going to Hudson's forBeen going to Hudson's for more than 20 years. The food execution these days is better than ever. Duck diablos rock.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been going to HudsonsWe have been going to Hudsons 2-3 times a year for almost 20 years. We haven't been in almost a year - and it was better than ever! The Crunchy Trout was amazing! I wanted to go again the next day and have it again.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHudson's on the Bend is oneHudson's on the Bend is one of my favorite restaurants in Austin. The food is amazing, and the service is impeccable.
On this occasion, my date and I had a small wait for a table even with the reservations. It gave us the opportunity to stroll the outdoor garden area. Once seated, we were greeted warmly and ordered the three-course Chef's Tasting Menu. All the courses were delicious (even the lobster bisque which was a tiny bit on the lukewarm side.)The beef tenderloin was the real standout! Spectacular.
The whole dining experience was outstanding, and I would recommend Hudson's on the Bend to anyone.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place to celebrate.Very enjoyable. Excellent service. Fine food, presented well. Like the wild game selections. Great special occasion restaurant.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery impressed with the attentive,Very impressed with the attentive, professional service.
Food was on par with some of the best restaurants nationally.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA consistent favorite withA consistent favorite with Texas game menu and upscale treats. Good wine list too.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a return trip withinThis was a return trip within a six month period. Our only "complaint" about the food would be that the chocolate on our turtle pie was too thick and too hard to cut through easily; otherwise, the food was excellent. I wish our server had been as attentive as our busser. I don't remember him ever checking back to see if we needed anything. (The 4 stars was for the busser) We ranked our first visit higher-- and that was on a very busy Saturday.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seervice in the barGreat seervice in the bar area always seems like on Cheers makes you feel part of the family. Great atmosphere an great food. Too bad we moved to NC and won't be able to eat there as often. It's expensive but I feel worth it.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AM