Hudson Garden Grill at the New York Botanical Garden

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Set among the towering pines of The New York Botanical Garden's Ross Conifer Arboretum, Hudson Garden Grill serves as a spectacular backdrop for modern farm-to-table cuisine.

Featuring the bounty of New York's Hudson Valley and the surrounding hills and waters, the menu embodies the restaurants dedication to partnering with family farmers for ingredients grown, raised, and foraged locally-- with exquisite results!
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CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have eaten here several times and was disappointed this time in the limited menu perhaps because of the train show crowds. The presentation of the Cobb salad was lovely but the baked chicken on top of the salad was almost tasteless.

The service was slow even though the restaurant was not full.

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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu was limited as the restaurant is closing for a couple of weeks to re-vamp the menu. At least one menu item was not available (the one that I wanted, of course). My prior visit (last October) was much better with a full menu. The food is good and the dining room has a warm vibe to it. I would definitely recommend the restaurant but note that the winter months are probably not the best time to dine there.

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R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I was disappointed this time. The Chicken Salad Sandwich was mediocre at best, and the toasted croissant was so greasy that the grease taste overpowered the chicken salad. The ceasar salad dressing on the salad was so salty that it was hard to eat. The Mushroom Mac N Cheese was an unusually small portion for an entree. The desserts were very good (as usual). I will go back again because I usually have a good experience. Perhaps this was an off night.

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U
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This is the second time I’ve been to the Hudson Garden Grill. The first was at the end the October during peak season. The restaurant was crowded but the service and food was excellent. I can’t say the same for this time. The restaurant wasn’t crowded at all yet the service was rushed. The ‘starter’ of skillet pumpkin cornbread, which is a signature dish and very yummy, was barely on the table when the main course arrived. My Hudson burger was unfortunately precooked and arrived well done instead of rare.
The waiter was very apologetic and my burger was replaced with a freshly made one which was delicious.
Because of the issue with my burger I received a complimentary warm molten chocolate cake for dessert which was absolutely delicious!!
The wait staff was extremely gracious and friendly. The ambience of the restaurant is warm and inviting.
I look forward to returning to this restaurant in the spring.

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b
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The burger did not come as ordered (too well) but they did re-do it. It was just an OK burger. They gave a free cocktail yo make up for the mistake. hardly any gluten-free options. Our waitress was very good: competent and friendly. We go to the Hudson Grill because of the ambience...very pleasant, nice garden views, classy. Wish the food was 5 star quality.

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Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Limited menu, I suppose because it was after Christmas. Fewer diners. Food that we ordered was delicious. Server could have offered to refill our coffee cups. A little disappointed this time. Have dined several times since it has opened.

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VC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Definitely a few steps down from the Steven Starr managed restaurant it was 1 year ago.
Menu,food preparation,service mediocre at best.
Really disappointed,the former experience was great.

Please up your game. You have a discerning clientele, &
your setting is so lovely.

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Reservation and special request honored.

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress' service was excellent! The food, as always, was terrific, and the ambiance is wonderful! Such beautiful views!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful experience. Food is wonderful

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CT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Our server added two extra desserts to our check inflating the amount by $25. When I questioned the charges he admitted the "error" and then voided the credit card charge and processed the correct amount.
I would suggest anyone dining there to carefully review all item charges before paying.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great and the room was beautiful! The waitress could have been a little more attentive, but overall we recommend this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s birthday brunch.

Although food was delicious, she did get cold from a steady draft through the restaurant.

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B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely spot within NYBG for lunch! Cozy with good food and not rushed. Been before and will go again. If possible make reservations as small place given garden size.

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PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I've eaten here numerous times while visiting NYBG. Seems the chef has changed, as has the menu. Prices have been raised as well, as I took the family (5 of us) and it was about $200, no appetizer except one cornbread, 3 mocktails and no desserts. Probably a 20% increase over past visits. Tasty, but can't say that it was worth it any longer.

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d
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is in a lovely setting in the NY Botanical Garden. The decor is simple country style in blue and white, with small live plants as table decorations, in keeping with its location. Local ingredients are included according to season. We have eaten here several times - the food is delicious and beautifully presented, and the service is friendly, prompt and unobtrusive.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful surprise! The food was wonderful! The service was delightful and warm. I think the interior space could be warmed up a bit, because it is so open.
What a wonderful complement to the gardens!!!!!

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CF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and we had a great lunch and the waitress brought a beautiful dessert too.

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We are members at the NYBG and have dined several times at the Hudson Garden Grill, BUT not recently. Today our server was inattentive with attitude. We were having lunch with our 4 children after the train show. I planned it to be a special holiday treat and it was anything but. The food was served quickly and half cold. As if it were prepared yesterday, or the day before that! Our server was not helpful or suggestive with the menu. We hardly saw her. I believe the back server was at our table more than she was, and he was certainly more friendly and helpful. What a disappointment. Clearly there have been some changes in the kitchen, and not for the better. We spent close to $300 for lunch, including an undeserved gratuity. This restaurant has gone straight down hill. I do not recommend it to anyone. If you are at the Botanic Gardens head to the Pine Cafe, perhaps they can meet expectations with prepared foods and self service.

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VB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This time, the Hamburger was over cooked and the bun not as fresh as usual. The waitress was terrific, and the garden wonderful (Train show).

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l
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room. Great food. Fabulous service Loved it!

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EL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Made reservations for very early NY's Eve dinner after the Train Show. Super Delicious vegetarian options - the Buffalo Cauliflower is a must along with the squash mac n cheese. Fish was fresh and prepared perfectly. Must be really beautiful in the warmer weather. Will definitely return!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Healthy, sustainable and just delicious eating!

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LT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The NY Botanical Garden is a beautiful setting in any season, food was well-prepared, staff was helpful and courteous, and it was pleasant to be able to hear conversation at our table.

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very flexible and customer friendly when we wanted to change our reservation time on a super busy day. Good menu, quality ingredients.

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f
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always make a reservation to eat at Hudson Grill when I visit NYBG. The seasonal food selections are always delicious (especially dessert). The staff is always pleasant and helpful with menu choices. Hudson Grill is a perfect addition to a day in the garden.

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DR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fresh and delicious. The food presentation was lovely.

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Quite popular, for good reason. Nice view of the outdoors, even when inside. Make a reservation to be sure of having a seat. A wonderful addition to a visit to the NYBG.

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ME
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful dining in a beautiful place. Always a pleasure.

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JW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Wish there was more of a breakfast menu available. The chili was incredible. Light, the ingredients distinct and fresh the thin toasted taco batons, excellent texture complementing the beans and sauce. The accompanying bread could have been a better match and warmed. As garden members we always eat at the Hudson. Happy Holidays

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice service bit I had to remind Thai waiters about my request for balsamic vinegarette. We had a reservation and were seated in a quiet corner around the garden. We were dressed warmly but noticed it was chilly. Food was good, but expensive.

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JO
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was quite good, but the service was lacking. After the food was served, no one returned to our table to ask if we needed anything or if the food was to our satisfaction; the pepper mill on our table was empty and we had no way to have it replaced. Our server did not return until we had finished eating. When she did return, she brought one dessert menu for four people.

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R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come for lunch every year on Christmas Eve after seeing the Train Show and always love our experience!

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SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed the atmosphere after a day at the Botanical Gardens. This was our second time there and it was as enjoyable as the first. We will go there every time we go to the gardens.

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WT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Excellent food choices, great service. Great location after browsing the NYBG. Will definitely return.

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EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and are waiter was attentive and friendly! We had a great time!

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TK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

As always loved the food, but the service was deplorable. We thought our waitress had left. We summoned other staff for what we needed. For these prices, service should be better.

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m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Arrived earlier than our reservation and had to sit at the bar ( which was cold with the door opening and shutting) We watched 2 tables set for 2 the entire time we were at the restaurant with no one at them! There was no reason for us not to be seated comfortably rather than being given the bar as our only alternative. Food was great. Service was lovely. Kitchen was fun to watch but I would have preferred a restaurant experience for the price I paid. Next time (if there's a next time)? I'm not making a reservation. We watched others come in without and get seated!

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E
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

What could possibly be the reason for the bright, harsh lighting? It ruins the atmosphere.

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