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

Hudson's On The Bend Details

  • 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, Contemporary American, Wild Game
  • 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
    Live entertainment
    Patio area
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour at our patio bar

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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The atmosphere was pretty good and we enjoyed the restaurant's decor. Overall a great meal."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Used a Groupon for the three-course tasting menu which made our visit an outstanding value."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Delicious, great place for special occasions and taking that special someone out. Quality on every level"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We visited Austin from out of twin and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, from the appetizers to dessert."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Hot and Crunchy Trout was wonderful. Nice quiet setting for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a great meal using the Groupon deal. Everything was delicious, but our server seemed to have very little interest in our table."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The menu was creative, regional, and not precious, the food outstanding, nice wine list, and the service superb. It was not a crowded evening, we asked for a quiet table in our reservation but were seated next to an obnoxiously loud group, but the staff kindly and quickly reseated us in a quieter spot. Lovely herb garden and outdoor dining options, funky stone and wood architecture welcome diners into this Hill Country Neighborhood Gem near Austin's Lake Travis."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It is so nice to have a restaurant with a unique, cozy ambience and menu that relates to the region. The food, overall, was delicious. Would have been nice to have a little more lobster in the bisque but still delicious. The Elk and Trout entrees well-received by our group. The chocolate-covered pecan pie was surprisingly dry. I'd try a different dessert. This is still a wonderful place!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We did the 3 course tasting menu and both my husband and i enjoyed our meals very much. Our servers were very attentive. The restaurant is a little pricey so is a good choice for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My wife and I have "Our Place". It is Hudson on the Bend. We have been going there for 18 years and always enjoy it. The Hot and Crunchy Trout is spectacular. The Turtle pie isn't bad either. But whatever you order you can count on a great meal"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "After realizing that our GPS was hopelessly incompetent to find this restaurant, we arrived 45 minutes late and were treated like long lost family. The food was remarkable and the service was impeccable. I wish we lived closer."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Two in my party had the tenderloin, which was incredible. The wine and wine presentation were terrific as well. However, we felt a bit ignored by our server. After waiting at least 20 minutes for him to come take our order, we eventually gave up and flagged down the host. After that, things proceeded more smoothly."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Little gem! Fabulous food, extremely attentive service. Excellent wine list. Will definitely good there again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Fabulous, as always!!! Particularly love the elk backstrap!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Hard to not enjoy Hudson's on the Bend; however, unfortunately a couple of shortcomings detracted from an otherwise very good meal. Very alert wait staff removed less than satisfactory appetizer (tough, tastless artichoke detracted from otherwise very tasty dish) from our bill but the homemade ice cream served was not much. The hot'n'crunchy trout remains an exceptional dish."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The ambience of this restaurant is what makes it provide a dining experience with its outdoor garden, swing and inner decor (wine bottles in every nook and cranny in a place that was once a small Texas residence). The food is very good and a little small on portions."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Hudson on the bend was phenomenal! The dishes served were well prepared, creative and delicious. We started off with a rattlesnake cake as an appetizer. It was similar to a crab cake and loaded with herbs. My husband had the mixed grill with about 4 different game meats-venison ,rabbit quail and buffalo. They were all very good. I had chocolate espresso rubbed elk backstrap topped with crabmeat. This dish was the hit of the evening. The elk was cooked perfectly and it was one again delicious. You also have to appreciate the large herb garden as you walk up to the restaurant. It was a delightful evening and I am sure we will return. The only negative I can offer is these meals were not cheap, but they were well worth it to us."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have been going to Hudson's for 20 plus years. This last time our waiter seemed to be quite distracted, and unfortunately the food was not up to their usual high standards. There were a few tables all ordering from the Groupon offer, so maybe the staff was tired of that? With all of the new offerings in Austin, I hope that they can pick it back up a bit. Otherwise they will be left behind as a fond memory."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Hudson's On the Bend is a classic for fresh, Hill Country dining. From the seafood bisque amuse-bouche to "The Wild Turtle" dessert, the food was flawless. Our server, Ian, was extremely knowledgeable and listened to our questions & requests. Service was attentive but unimposing. Highly recommended for a special dinner."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "As always, we had a delightful evening at Hudson's on the Bend. The staff is great, and the meal was absolutely delicious. You can't go wrong at Hudson's!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food as always was excellent. They have an excellent wine selection. The hot and crunchy shrimp melts in your mouth. My absolute favorite! The steak was cooked to perfection and the smoked steak and mushroom combination was perfect."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Once you can brave your way across the atrocious parking lot without breaking an ankle--(ladies, think twice about high heels to this place, I didn't know & I was wearing stilettos!), the restaurant is absolutely amazing. The menu is so unusual, with heavy emphasis on local foods. Lots of game selections, such as venison, rabbit, quail, etc., to go along with traditionals like ahi, salmon & steak. I had the Rattlesnake Cake appetizer, which was delicious with a pesto flavor, & a consistency much like a crabcake. I wouldn't have known it was rattlesnake if I hadn't been told. And upon the recommendation of our wonderful server, I had the Espresso-chocolate-chili-rubbed Elk back strap. Oh was it incredible! So tender & flavorful. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "As always, Hudson's on the Bend was fabulous. They never MISS!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We couldn't get earlier than an 8:45 reservation but decided we could wait to eat later so we could try this "great" restaurant. We arrived right at 8:45 only to be told rudely by the hostess that she didn't have a table ready but that we could wait *outside* at the bar. While I was eaten alive by mosquitoes, no one offered us a drink, and at least 3 other couples without reservations were seated ahead of us. When we were finally seated, the service was fine at best, much like the food. The only item of note was the mussels. The mixed grill at $53 was bland and chewy & the $16 caprese salad was 3 thinly sliced tomatoes with emaciated basil sprinkled on top. We opted for no dessert since it was 10:30 by the time we finished our main course. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014