About 29 Sudbury

A modern restaurant and bar featuring Italian influenced, scratch-made American cuisine and craft cocktails.

29 Hudson Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Limited Menu offered at 3:00pm daily

Cross Street:
Concord Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(978) 443-1700

Website:
http://29sudbury.com/

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking in a free lot.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

29 Sudbury Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Tapas (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Like so many suburban restaurants with just-like-the-city ambitions, they nail the food but flub the service. The dining room is regularly understaffed and, when staffed, staffed with too many staff who are confused about how to provide service. To be clear, all the wait staff had a great attitude and genuinely want to help, but either can't or won't or don't know how.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was delicious. The music was a little too loud upstairs. It took a while for drinks and courses to arrive but everything was delicious. We ordered the burrata appetizer and lamp chops plus a Mediterranean salad. All fabulous. The entrees were salmon, shrimp scampi, pancetta wrapped cod and bolognesa. All scrumptious. We love this neighborhood restaurant.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Delicious dinner of salad and flatbread with excellent service as usual. Our regular great server, Christina was off and the server we met, Meg, couldn’t have been nicer or more efficient.
Overall, love casual dining here with my wife and with friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was incredible and the ambiance set the tone for a relaxed evening while enjoying a great red wine. This is my new favorite place as we have just moved to the neighborhood.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife and I attended the New Year's Day brunch, which was wonderful. The music provided by Jacques Raymond and Russ Costa was most enjoyable....they were a big part of why we went there that morning. Also the food was excellent and the bloody mary's are the best. Will do this again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was a lackluster dining experience. Most of the menu is straight-ahead red sauce Italian.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was terrible. My husbands steak arrived so rare it was cold in the middle, he sent it back. She did apologize and agreed it was much to rare. She brought it back to the kitchen. My meal was finished by the time his arrived. The waitress never offered is another drink, didn’t send the manager over to talk about the issue with the steak. The final issue came when she brought us the wrong check.

We had eaten there before so we might be willing to give it another chance in the future but for $90 it was an extremely disappointing night.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Entrees were very good. Nice server;
Pizza/flatbread was average and overpriced.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Casual, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Delicious food, great atmosphere, excellent cocktails!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very tired place. First floor dining room has ZERO ambiance and poor lighting. Must have moved all of the good staff to Flank.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had never been and was really pleasantly surprised. Didn’t appear to be much upon walking in but the place filled up quickly and we knew it was going to be good. Our server was impeccable. He came to our table multiple times, answered all our questions and was just great. The food was phenomenal. 2 had the short ribs, 1 salmon and 1 crab pasta. It was truly one if the best meals we had all had. Will def be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Sunday brunch was amazing. The portions were surprisingly huge for the price range ($12-$16 for the plates we got). The build your own Bloody Mary was amazing as well. We had the Biscuits and Gravy and the traditional Eggs Benedict. Both meals were mouth-wateringly delightful. We had brunch at 10am and were both full until 5pm. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Mid week spot. Not real busy or noisy do good for conversation. Great salads and appetizers. Entrees are ordinary and predictable.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Cod was over cooked. Pork tenderloin wasn't pork tenderloin but was good. Chicken parm was not pounded before cooking and was a little tough

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The second floor decor looks a little unfinished, but we were there for the food - Very good; delicious wine!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always good!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Brunch with my mother and Aunt. It took 10 minutes to find a waitress. The kitchen was not busy but it took over 40 minutes to get food to the table. The food was good but the service was a dud all around but for the bartender. Eat at the bar my advice.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was good but service and ambiance was lacking considering the price.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service slow. Some good cold. Not a good experience

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our first visit and we will definitely return. Food and service both terrific. I had the short ribs entree, which melted in my mouth and was delicious. My husband chose the pasta bolognese, which he enjoyed. Portions were generous, and we took home leftovers for lunch the next day. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Atmosphere nothing special, but comfortable and relaxed. Highly recommended.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Tried this restaurant for the first time based on Open Table recommendation and was very happy with every aspect of the experience. Enjoyed the decor, the seating, service and food. The menu was diverse and exciting, so many things I would like to try that I will have to come back, many times! Highly recommended.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Short Ribs = BEST meal of our lives. Thank you Meg, 1st Class service too.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I had not visited this restaurant in quite a while because it was not very impressive in the past . This place has done a complete 180° turn around the service the salads and entrées were fabulous I don't know what to say I'm still stunned it was so good it is now on my regular restaurant route awesome

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food excellent and interesting, service friendly and competent, only gripe is that the physical surround is dreary: dark space, polished concrete floors, putty brown walls, virtually no artwork or decoration. They desperately need a good interior designer. That being said, it won't prevent me from going back--the food was so good. First course, a salad with prosciutto, shaved fennel, marcona almond, sun-dried blueberry and port wine white balsamic dressing. . . .a divine combination of flavors and textures. Entrée was prosciutto-wrapped cod served over Yukon potato hash with tiger shrimp, braised kale, roasted pepper butter and roasted cippolini onion. . . .crusty surround to the fish, very fresh, ample portion. . . .dessert, the lemon tart w/ homemade raspberry sorbet--good, and my sister's chocolate banana tart was scrumptious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The variety was limited to our palate. They only had one type of roll for the Hamburg onion was the only choice and I do not eat onions. They put it on a bread but that certainly did it no justice. The ambiance was good but we wanted food also.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Quality service and quality food. Very pleased with all aspects of the restaurant. We ate at the bar and the bar tenders were attentive to everyone as the restaurant kept getting busier as the night went on. Rest rooms were clean and I would definitely go back there again

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We have been here many times - good neighborhood location. Kitchen is very slow, though.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This is my third visit to 29 Sudbury. The food is always very good but the atmosphere indoors is just awful. It feels like a glorified pizza place with low ceilings and those office building acoustic tiles. The decor is cheap and not well conceived. I would love to tell my friends and clients to go but the atmosphere is so awful I can't. It's a shame because the food we had was delicious and the other diners' plates also looked good. Hire a decorator!!!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Consistent, great food and drinks. Especially love the red sangria!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Amazing service and a good menu, really good homemade pizzas and the waiter was very nice and even treated my wife to a dessert for her birthday. Overall I would recommend to anyone.



Not really an issue at all but restaurant is decor isn't my favorite with paneled ceiling but it does have a very nice open kitchen with a large open flame pizza oven and a nice patio and deck.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great options for dinner -- small plates and full meals. Everything was fresh and nicely presented. Will definitely return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Consistently great food and wine but menu is currently stagnant - may be due to Summer slow season.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Anniversary

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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great experience as always. We take our out of town friends to 29 Sudbury for a great dining experience

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

When 29 Sudbury came to town a few years ago we gave it a few tries but were unimpressed with the uneven food and the often dismal service quality. Recently we decided to give them another chance, and they have really gotten their act together now. The last couple of dinners were very enjoyable. The quality of the food was outstanding, the wine list very interesting, and perhaps most importantly, service was knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. Mind you, I think it's still overpriced, but I'm glad we have another great dining option in the area now.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Tagliatelle was phenomenal
Oysters were very fresh
Lamb lollies fantastic
Risotto - too lemony - shrimp was great

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Everything on the menu looked awesome. I had beef tenderloin, it was great. My Banana, Chocolate

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Disappointed... slow service. Over 10 minutes before we saw a waiter or had water poured at table. We also waited for drinks to be brought to table and one of our drink requests was forgotten and we had to order again. Food was average...menu was pedestrian. This is the second time in 6 months that we have been disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2017

29 Sudbury has never disappointed us. The is very good/outstanding and extremely well presented. All of our dishes met or exceeded expectations. The appetizers were a big hit as were the cocktails. Amanda, our server, was wonderful. Full of information and advice. Living in Hopkinton we often forget about 29 but whenever we do visit we always say we need to come back more often.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Had a simple but lovely meal on a quiet mid-summer Saturday night. A friend & I had flatbread and shrimp pasta. The white bean spread was delicious, too! Will definitely come back.

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