Hudson's On The Bend
Hudson's On The Bend

Hudson's On The Bend

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hudsonsonthebend.com/main.php
  • Phone: (512) 266-1369
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Wild Game, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kelly Casey
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering options available
  • Entertainment: Thursday nights
    5pm-7pm
    Live entertainment
    Patio area
  • Special Events: Happy Hour at our patio bar
    Mon-Fri
    5:00-7:00

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Hudson's On The Bend
Located in the hill country just west of Austin, Hudson's On The Bend, offers axis venison, wild boar, pheasant, quail, as well as trout, lobster, shrimp and Black Angus beef medallions topped with smoked lobster...and way too many wines.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Hudson's On The Bend reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (67)fit for foodies (65)romantic (56)notable wine list (39)great for outdoor dining (29)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (21)hot spot (8)scenic view (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    way over-hyped. food was a little above average. would not return.
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  • So special, each time!
    artlover
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I was wowed by this restaurant the first time I was there (some 20+ years ago) and all the visits in-between! I don't know how they make it so special each time. My heart skips a beat the minute I walk into one of the delightfully decorated rooms. I love the art. The food is outstanding, always. The staff is superb. Bravo, Jeff Blank.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime??
    dport
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Usually I order a game entree and have not been disappointed, but despite marvelous preparation and savory sauces this gristly, tough meat was not close to the quality of the prime ribeyes I get at the Four Points HEB, four miles from Hudson's. Please go back to your old purveyor or drive over to HEB. The rest of the meal(duck diablos, veggies, and dessert) were outstanding as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive / excellent dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Excellent food but pricey. Unusual dishes, exotic food, but hard on wallet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Yummy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great place to celebrate a birthday! We enjoyed to quiet dining room and the food was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    bill
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Best spot in Austin. Food is fantastic service is better. THE spot my wife wants to go
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion
    kibling
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    the food is outstanding!! it is quite expensive. it was a slow night, the first time we have experienced that and the waitress was polite, but also off her game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a gem!
    JennRG12
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    So glad we tried this place! Went for my birthday, and the entire table was impressed throughout the evening. Server was attentive but didn't hover, knowledgeable and had great recommendations. Pretty decent wine list and good bourbon selection as well. Ordered a couple appetizers and they were delicious, but my only complaint (for the entire evening) was that the portions were pretty insignificant for the price. As far as entrees, no complaints there! Everyone ordered a different item, including the elk (by far the table's favorite), the ribeye, trout and tenderloin- they were all fantastic. All so flavorful and the sauces for each of the different items were so perfectly matched to the dish. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Enjoyable Evening
    P31202VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Have been to Hudson's countless times over the years. Many great meals there. But back in the spring it was disappointing. This visit reminded us of some of the better meals we have enjoyed there. Excellent service, very nicely paced resulting in a romantic dining experience for me and my wife. A bit pricey I think for what you get when compared with some of the other flagship restaurants in Austin but overall a very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • magical evening
    musician
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This restaurant is one of the finest in Austin. Each of the four at our table chose to have the three- course chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. We were given several options for each course, and although each of us made made different choices , we all agreed that every course was superb. The wines were excellent , and the service impeccable . It was a magical evening.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a night!
    Overthetop
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I took my friends here and they loved it. We celebrated my birthday and most of them have not been to Hudson on the Bend before. They all loved the food and service. It was excellent. It was very hard to decide on what to order because there are so many interesting and good dishes to try. My friend didn't like one of the cocktail that she ordered and the waiter, without hesitation offered another type of drink to her. Without a doubt, we will be coming back for more great service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spectacular
    Steve
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Hudson's on the bend never fails to please! The Chef's menu is incredible, from the succulent chicken fried quail to the insane apple crunch. Every bite is full of flavor & intent, and the wine pairing was magnificent. Best place to eat in Austin, period,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    PattiVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We always enjoy going to Hudson's, food is consistantly good and wait staff is pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent but….
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was absolutely amazing. Waitress was having a bad day or just a bad attitude
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taste does matter - exotic best
    NVK60
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    That was my first trip to Hudson on the bend and taste was almost as good as the menu sounds :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and anniversary dinner
    khammeltx
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were staying nearby for our anniversary and went here for dinner to celebrate. Food was excellent. Our waiter was great too. Good suggestions and attentive but not intrusive. We did the 3 course tasting menu and loved everything. Would definitely do again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Food and Service
    ATXGal128
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Hudson's on the Bend never disappoints. The service is impeccable, and the food is outstanding. My friend and I ordered the three course tasting menu. There are a lot of options to choose from, and you can't go wrong with any of them. We both ordered the lobster bisque as our first course, and it was good. (I have had better, but it was still tasty.) For our entrees, we ordered the beef tenderloin and the trout. Both were excellent! Dessert was unbelievable. I highly recommend the Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Evening
    Txyanky
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The restaurant came highly recommended and lived up to expectations. The food was wonderful, service great, and wonderful ambience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Experience
    Aggie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    From the minute we entered the restaurant the service was excellent. Menu items include many dishes I've not seen elsewhere. I highly recommend anything on the menu that has their "hot and crunchy" breading (especially the shrimp). Smoked quail spinach salad and Duck Diablo where very good. I enjoyed the hot and crunchy trout and my wife had a fork tender ribeye. Wine list is more than adequate. If I found one flaw, I would say it was a little warm in the restaurant but it was 94 degrees that day in Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish there were 10 stars
    Happydiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    There's no way I can overstate my enthusiasm for Hudson's. I've been there many times over the years and it is always spectacular. The food is dependably excellent and the service is always right there without being intrusive. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always!
    DaveD
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    we had the pre-fixed three course which did not disappoint. Everything we selected was simply amazing as always. Lobster bisque, beef tenderloin and the rosemary olive oil cake was delicious! We ordered the half bottle of Siduri Pinot Noir which complemented the meal. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was wonderful
    Brian
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We really enjoyed the three course chef menu. I had the crunchy trout and my wife had the beef tip tenderloin. The beef was tender and very flavorful. The trout was delicious and had a wonderful sauce. We loved the quaint setting of the dining room with the fireplace.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hudson's was great!
    oenophileVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We chose Hudson's on the Bend for a birthday celebration, and they did not disappoint. The meal was delightful, and our server was attentive and professional. You can't go wrong at Hudson's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it's Hudson's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    de-lish. It's been one of Austin's best forever for a reason. The beef tenderloin was out of this world. Best steak i've ever eaten, bar none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, slow service
    LongTimeVisitorVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was outstanding, as always. Service was uncharacteristically inattentive on this occasion. We suspected they were short-handed and our server was swamped, but it would have been nice if she had mentioned that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/Horrible Service
    Nickandnora
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Was hosting a dinner for out of town execs who wanted a different taste of TX. I've been here many times before and always had fabulous experiences. This time however, the service was sub-par from start to finish. Was quickly seated but after 10 min had to ask for a wine list. Waited another 10 min and asked if we could order drinks/wine. Wine arrived and then waited another 20 min and had to track down someone to take our order. We were a party of 10 on a Tues evening so not like we weren't visible. Just expected more attention given that it wasn't busy and we were such a large party.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    Blucrzr
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We dine out at Hudson's several times each year. They never disappoint in food selection, service or ambiance. This was our 40th Wedding Anniversary and I selected this place because it is always dinning at its best. I highly recommend this spot to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • exotic camouflaged as rustic
    ljtx
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Lovely little restaurant with absolutely fabulous food- expensive for Texas but a bargain to my London and Chicago guests- cozy intimate setting, good wine, can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Always love a night out at Hudsons, but the dining room was incredibly warm on Saturday night. I am normally cold at restaurants and I was sweating in there to the point where I was uncomfortable sitting in the chair. Even the turtle pie which normally comes out very cold was melting on the plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad We Got Engaged Here Years Ago
    KandR
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Every time we come to Hudsons for a special occasion since getting engaged there 15 years ago, we ask ourselves why do we only come for special occasions. Great eclectic menu and professional service in a cool Austin atmosphere...seriously, this should be our go to spot regularly. My goal is to know most staff by name by years end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    blanddiet
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We haven't been to Hudson's for some time, and now we know what we have been missing. Our meal was one of the best in recent memory. The beef tenderloin was tender, succulent and cooked to perfection. We had the three course chef's choice, and every part of the dinner was nothing less than spectacular! Still a great restaurant, one of the best in Austin. Just wish it wasn't so far, and so expensive. But I guess that's the price for good food. I must eat gluten-free, and there were plenty of options for me to choose from. Go!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 Aug visit to Hudson's On The Bend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The atmosphere was pretty good and we enjoyed the restaurant's decor. Overall a great meal.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    JahDave
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Used a Groupon for the three-course tasting menu which made our visit an outstanding value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You can't go wrong with Hudson's!
    TiffVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food is always spot on! From the appetizers to the amazing desserts! WOW! The trout is my FAVORITE! I don't know if there is a better dessert out there....the chocolate dipped pecan pie is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to make another reservation here again SOON!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday celebration
    Benson29
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We always celebrate special occasions here because the food is superb, the ambiance is great and the service is ALWAYS spectacular. It well deserves 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 740 reviews are from the Hudson's On The Bend reviews archive.
  • Delicious Game!
    lhenry421VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was delicious, but I thought a bit over-priced. We had a gift certificate, otherwise we probably would have passed on the appetizers completely. That being said, the bacon wrapped scallops were amazing, as was the rattlesnake cake! I had the elk backstrap for dinner and it was cooked perfectly. We would have probably indulged in dessert, but our server seemed to be much too busy to be bothered checking on us after the meal was served so we opted to eat our dessert at home.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always outstanding
    kjreviewsVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We eat at Hudson's often and it is always outstanding and the service is great, the food is wonderful and I love the look of the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Pacolibre
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Delicious, great place for special occasions and taking that special someone out. Quality on every level
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Laad
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Always fantastic! We did the "Tasting" and the quality and amount was outstanding. And the price was extremely reasonable. This is a fantastic bargain for a really awesome meal.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Downinaggieland
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We visited Austin from out of twin and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, from the appetizers to dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.