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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
    5pm-7pm
    Live entertainment
    Patio area
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "While we enjoyed sitting at the bar before we ate, we were disappointed in our dinner at Hudson's this week. After reading about it for years, I had great expectations, but the meal was less than expected. I ordered the Tossed Garden Greens salad and the Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna. Both were unremarkable. The tuna was tender, but a bit tasteless, and the red chili glaze was overpowering. In fact, after a few bites, I moved the tuna from the glaze and scraped the glaze off before I ate the rest of the tuna. My husband ordered the Bibb Wedge salad and the Mixed Grill. He said the salad was good but definitely not worth the price of $16.95. The Mixed Grill was interesting, but the rabbit was tough and the sausage was a bit disapointing. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "three out of four of our party had the three course tasting menu with wine - good value and all enjoyed their food! The outsider who ordered off the menu had a little spottier experience (the pork belly risotto was quite salty, and the meat somewhat dried out) but the waiter made sure that he could share the wine pairing with the other three so as not to feel left out! Great service, good food, very interesting menu and love the herb/vegetable garden that greets you!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Best restaurant in the Austin area Distinctive and notae cuisine"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife has been wanting to go to Hudsons for a while, so I used the occasion of her birthday to make it happen. Great place - extremely friendly wait staff, the service was surprisingly fast, without feeling rushed, and the food was excellent. The price is high, but I knew that going in."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Incredible food. The scallop appetizer was outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Axis venison best we have ever had. Berry trifle is excellent addition. Duck diablos are always superb."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Celebrated wedding anniversary by dining at Hudson's. Enjoyed a Restaurant Week special menu that included Hudson's signature dishes which feature locally sourced items like quail and venison. Each course was expertly prepared and service was attentive without being intrusive. Hudson's is the place for special evenings. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "It has been a while since we dine at Hudson's on the Bend, probably a year, but I am glad to say that nothing has changed. Food was terrific and wine list as well. Just a bit disappointed that they took the Wellington venison off the menu. :-(. It was my favorite entree."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "As always, great! Guests from Seattle were really impressed with all aspects..food, different preparations, unique selections,service. In the sea of ordinary restaurants, this stands apart."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We had the special Restaurant tasting menu. A quail salad... quail was delicious. Trout was yummy. Very unique dishes."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "the ambiance was a bit more casual than expected for an upscale restaurant but the food was delicious and the service was great!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Excellent menu, preparation, inventive flavor profiles. Delivered on every measure. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Went here this past Friday and had an amazing time with my SO. We can't wait to come back again with our friends!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service. Priced ad you would expect. Will eat here again."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great dining experience. Tasty food delivered by friendly waitstaff. Been there several times with different sized groups. Everyone left full and happy each time."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Hey, Huddie's, if you're going to do Restaurant Week, and get all that free advertising, then do it. Don't tell your customers on the first day of restaurant week that you're just not "doing it" until tomorrow, OK? Mickey Mouse."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Mother's Day menu had a lot of the old favorites on it along with a few new things. The service was terrific and the food was, as usual, outstanding. This is one of out favorite places!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014