Helsinki Hudson

4.6
201 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fun
ATTENTION: Web reservations are for the RESTAURANT ONLY.

Note: Reservations will be held for 20 minutes, if we have not heard from you they will then be canceled.

Executive Chef Hugh Horner takes his inspiration from the creative spirit of Helsinki, his love of the bountiful Hudson Valley, and his southern ancestry to create a farm-to-table Low-Country cuisine with a strong Louisiana influence, making the familiar extraordinary.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 5pm-10pm
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Phone number
(518) 828-4800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hugh Horner
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Private party facilities
Above the restaurant at Club Helsinki is our private ballroom. Our beautiful sun-drenched space has a large wooden dance floor, exposed brick, amazing high ceilings, table seating, a full bar and even a baby grand piano. Although the ballroom is the designated private dining space, our entire facility; dining room, music venue, ballroom, courtyard(seasonal) are available for rent.
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Private party contact
Austin Sullivan: (518) 828-4800
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Columbia and 4th
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Entertainment
The dining room is one room in our three-room facility. Behind the dining room, separated by retractable floor-to-ceiling hand hewn wooden wall panels is our "Club" space, where we feature live music 4-5 nights a week, varying in all genres. Also, during the warm months there will be occasional entertainment in our courtyard space.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 201 People Are Saying
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food
4.4
service
4.6
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Ambience, service and decor are great. Food is underwhelming.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Super fun space with delicious fish and barbecue. Came for a pre-wedding event.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

I think the problem with many restaurants in the Hudson Valley is that they don’t expect visitors before Thursday. The restaurant was out of many of the menu items and was terribly understaffed on the Wednesday we were there. The food was okay, not terrible, but the drinks were made with a Local vodka that tasted like moonshine and that was quite terrible. I’m sure the music venue is nice, but I would not recommend the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Another wonderful evening at Helsinki. We love the trout pate’, grilled fish, fries, catfish sandwich, ribs. It’s all great. And the service is friendly, the atmosphere is comfy and the bar offerings are great as well. They offer Nine Pin Ginger, my fav!!

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The outside dining area was rustic and charming. We had good cocktails and we loved the food and the presentation. Scallops sauteed in a scallion butter sauce came in a small cast iron pan. The roast chicken with all of the barbecue sauces was well prepared and was tasty. All of the sides, including very good mashed potatoes and properly done vegetables came in 1-cup measuring cups - very cute. We will return on our next visit to Hudson.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Little known secret: Helsinki is one of the beat places in Hudson for fish. Out server was a first rate professional.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Our dining experience at Helsinki exceeded our expectations. Our server, Jessica, was genuinely friendly and went out of her way to make sure we were happy and comfortable. The presentation of the food was only upstaged by how delicious it was. The cocktails were inventive and delicious. Will be coming back as soon as we can.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

We had an incredible experience! Excellent service the food was wonderful we were celebrating our daughter’s 30th birthday and the staff there made it very special.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We visited several recommended restaurants in Hudson and this was our favorite. Delicious southern cuisine with a relaxed vibe. Attentive and knowledgeable servers. Great indoor decor with lovely outdoor seating, too. We'll be back!

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

What a disappointment. The server was incompetent, ( although I suspect it was partially the kitchen’s fault, the food was inconsistent and the service was lousy.

They need to do a lot vetter

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great service and bbq

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

fabulous space with chic decor. The food is spectacular and the chef specializes in American Southern style cuisine. The BBQ is incredible.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Another great dinner at Helsinki Hudson. It’s a favorite spot for us when we are in town. Food is consistently excellent and the menu changes often. I had soft shell crab and hubby had the grilled fish. I love that they offer Nine Pin Ginger Cider & my husband loves their beer selection. Service is friendly and professional and the dining room is just so welcoming and comfortable.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

we absolutely loved the vibe of this place, but the food was disappointing given the description. it was solid typical bbq food, but nothing special (where does the "Helsinki" part come in?). would go again with a big group, and share plates -- one dish is way too much for one person.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Really great seafood.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

For what it is, basically a BBQ joint and a music venue, the food and service are both excellent. The ribs are worth a trip! If you care about the source of your food this place is for you (as it is for me). They leverage local farms as much as possible.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Amazing ambiance, friendly staff and amazing food!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Such a loving and family arm aesthetic. Our waiter Jon was such a doll! The food was so fresh and comforting. Totally worth the trip and the time! Best ending to a great Saturday night!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Not an extensive menu but fantastic food! Delicious cocktails. Very nice service in an historic stmosphere

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

I was so pleased with our meals at Helsinki Hudson. We went prior to a (amazing!) show at the Club. The service was friendly and efficient. The meals were flawless. Not one complaint.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Because our group of 7 trickled in, service was a little off (waiting for people, etc). However, the food and drinks were incredible as usual. i always find myself trying things way outside my comfort zone at Helsinki, and I don't think I've been disappointed. It was quite loud for the day after Christmas, but then again, so are we! Most of us got the burger and we devoured them. Come for the drinks, stay for the food! Everyone loved the collard greens, The smoked shrimp pate was to die for!

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a wonderful quiet evening. The drinks were very good and my wife and I each had the steak entree. We both agreed that it was one of the best steaks we have had in a long time.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

We went here for a getaway weekend for our one year anniversary. The food and atmosphere were romantic and special for the occasion!

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3.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Sunday night dinner.
Tuna appetizer was not sushi grade.
Mussels in appetizer were way too small.
Catfish entre was excellent as were sides and cucumber salad.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Helsinki NEVER disappoints. By far, the best place in town. Great for out of town guests!

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

We loved the place, the food and the ambiance, but service was a bit slow (they had a big party upstairs)

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2.0Dined on October 13, 2017

we called 3x to confirm our booth-got there, no booth and they could have cared less. waitress so busy she barely could get to us let alone do another round. Some of the food strange-hash browns disgusting. ribs passable. should tell people fish is bone in!!! never again.

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was good and service was outstanding but the wedding party going on upstairs was loud and took away from the ambiance of the place.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a great experience at Helsinki. Seating was perfect, and Kate, our server, was excellent. My husband had the escarole and peaches salad and BBQ ribs and it was all so very good. I had the red snapper special, and although I don't particularly like looking at a fish head while I'm eating, it was delicious. The portions are generous and the peach dessert was lucious. I don't eat dessert but the Peony Vodka 'Farmer's Day Off' cocktail was perfect! It's about a 40 minute drive for us, but we plan on going again soon!

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3.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Food was superb
Table was a little odd . - 2 top perpendicular & adjacent to a couch with (2) twos. Too close
Service tends to be quick-

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

We've wanted to get to Club Helsinki for quite a while, since we've heard so many good things about it! Glad to say we were not disappointed! We were only able to get general admission tickets since we applied so late. Not a problem! We ate in the restaurant which was wonderful, and got close enough to the band in the club, to almost touch them. Fine dining, great music, good acoustics, friendly crowd, all around great experience. Would like to get reserved tickets next time so advise to jump on an occasion as soon as possible! Don't miss a chance to see your favorite group and get to the restaurant, you won't regret it!

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

In the center of Hudson, 1 block from main drag. On street parking. Large rustic dining room. Full bar. We came at 8pm on a weekday so no crowd. Robbed ribs were tender well done juicy. 3 sauces, one spicy, my best choice. Wife had shrimp and grits. Big shrimp. More food than we could eat. Id go again for the BBQ. 2 drinks and dinner for &50.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

New to the area and wanted a new "foodie experience" we were excited to see the beauty in the building. Emily was a fabulous server. She told us the chef and restaurants story and gave us a tour of the music venue side of the restaurant. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2017

We always love the creative menu, great atmosphere and delicious food at Club Helsinki. Midweek it's perfect for a quiet get-together, the weekends are fun and lively. Chef Horner chooses his farm and food sources carefully - and it shows. The interior design (repurposed bus depot!) and thoughtful decor are always delightful. So happy Helsinki is in Hudson!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Great BBQ, service, ambience!!!
All around a beautiful experience !

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Very fresh and authentic Southern food with an upscale presentation. Food was delicious, sevice was excellent and the atmosphere was very comfortable. Lots of good choices on the menu and at the bar. We traveled an hour but it was worth it!

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Helsinki is one of my favorite neighborhood places in Hudson. Locally grown produce is imaginatively used by the chef. The building is an old factory with cool embellishments. In summer they put up an outdoor tented dining area as well. The bar serves interesting mixes and is a happening place

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Between the three of us we had the blackened catfish, a burger and meatloaf sandwich as well as a bunch of sides. The food was very good. Fun and comfortable atmosphere too.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

First time here & was very impressed. Tried a few different dishes & everything was great.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2017

The ribs and the Brisket were recommended to us but were very very dry and overcooked

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