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Helsinki Hudson

4.8
185 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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  • Local Ingredients
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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
Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 185 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.8
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4.5
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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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2.0Dined on May 25, 2017

(1) Beautifully restored and updated turn-of-the-century brick factory building. (2) Service was decent and about the norm in the region, provided by young female staff that don't quite take the work as seriously as they perhaps should. (3) Food was not awful. The servings were huge. The "famous" shrimp and grits was served in a large cast iron skillet filled with a mountain of heavy grits, topped with green and red peppers in a gooey tasteless sauce, and five or six good-sized shrimp that tasted of... nothing. Really not worth eating. My companion had three pieces of very good fried chicken, with very poorly done sides (I think Swiss chard or collard greens and fries; the former was gross.) We ordered a field greens salad to share, and it, too, was left largely untouched. (4) Bottom line: go there for the atmosphere, the band (maybe), or a drink at the bar. Do not got for the food. I won't, again.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Although I have known of Helsinki for it's night club, this was the first time I had dinner there. The uniqueness of the atmosphere and incredible attention to us by the staff was so excellent I am aching to go back with others who have not been there yet, and blow their minds too.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Poor service diminished our experience. Our waiter must have had too many tables. Oysters had such a heavy pimento sauce you'd never know there were oysters in there. Scallop dish had four small scallops. Shrimp and grits dish was pretty good. Ribs were very tender but both choices had glaze that was too sweet for my taste. The manager/owner was uninterested in feedback. There are better choices in town.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Excellent fresh fish. Friendly service. Lots of atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2017

Went with a party of 7. We will did a lot of sharing and all enjoyed the food. Loved the margaritas and the bourbon Smash too! Go! You won't be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

beautifully designed, lots of space between tables, attentive service, great food - don't hesitate to include it in your Hudson dining plans

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Really beautiful space and vibe, great food and music next door, all the staff were absolutely lovely, what more could you ask for?

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2017

Helsinki menus change regularly––this may be my sixth or seventh visit over time. The current menu (bar-b-q + fried fish) did not appeal greatly. But the hardest problem for our group was that special food issues (two of four allergic to garlic and onion) could not properly be accommodated. Everything came in the form it was described––well, ok, the portions are pre-set and the ingredients determined....but no possibility for a simple piece of chicken? (The only secure choice was steak, not everyone's choice.) A song-and-dance about the sauces to be put on the food (when 2 of the four in the party had already said they couldn't eat garlic or onion)––perhaps labels should be put on the sauces? Helsinki offers interesting food choices and I have memories of really great menus. For me––for our group––this is not up to the usual standard.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2017

Beautiful decor and ambiance. Menu is intriguing and barbecue is great. Loved the background music and artwork

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal! The southern style food was very well done, layers of flavor, sides were top notch! Despite the 45 minute drive from Niskayuna, we will head back as often as is practical!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Wow!!! What a great meal! My wife and I were very pleased with the food, service, and atmosphere! Can't wait to get back and dine here again!!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2017

The team at HH were amazing! We got stuck in traffic leaving the city and called to push our reservation back to 9:30, we arrived at 9:40 and the kitchen is listed as closing at 10ish. They had waited for us and no one rushed us to order a thing, despite us being their last dining reservation. Service was delightful, food was indulgent and spectacular and the ambience was so cozy for a snowy, winters night. Wish we could come more often!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2017

very comfortable, good food, good service, nice wine

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Great bar environment. A quality find in Hudson with great BBQ and very friendly staff.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Waited 15 minutes for service before someone else came for our drink order (no introduction). Drinks brought by our server, after passing our table twice without a word, with no introduction or acknowledgement of the lack of service. Food was OK but there is much better BBQ in Hudson on Warren St.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Helsinki Hudson is a great place for authentic Southern BBQ. Nice interior design and perfect stop for a meal before seeing a show next door at their great music venue. But definitely worth a visit even if you are not seeing a show.

Brisket, ribs, sausage, shrimp and fish in tangy and spicy sauces. Hard to choose from a large list of side unique dishes.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Fun place in a cool setting

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