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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VC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well prepared meal.Young lady,medium height,long,dark hair, pulled back, couldn’t have given me better service.

J
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is always fresh, great presentation, and a wonderful setting in the garden.

RC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat with your family. Staff is friendly and very attentive.

JS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exquisitely presented and deliciously prepared. Beautiful decor, excellent service.

p
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to the Grill every time I visit NYBG. It is the perfect spot to spend time after walking the garden. Never disappoints.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff
Good job

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Our server was very sweet and attentive, and the location and atmosphere were excellent!
But the reason we came was : Food, and the food was very poor!!

My omelette must have been made hours before, and just warmed up. It contained so little cheese and very small tiny pices of tomatoes. A big dissapointment!!
Also: No vinegar for the salad. Only oil. No whipping cream for the hot chocolate.
I felt they were very cheap and wanted to save money...

ML
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

We had eaten there before and thought the food was outstanding. When we ate there yesterday we found the food disappointing. The Brussels sprouts were plain, not maple glazed, the omelette was small and flavorless and the truffle grilled cheese lacked any truffle flavor.
The wait staff was excellent.

OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleasant experience with good food, service, and nice views of the garden.

LD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We have been here numerous times. The food is usually very good which is why we return in spite of the following caveats: 1) Beware of substitutions. This was Valentine's Day and there was a special menu. When I booked the reservation, the special said lobster surf and turf, however, when we ordered, the menu had changed to shrimp surf and turf and the restaurant said it had changed the menu that week but had not changed the menu online. My bad was not looking at the printed special menu when ordering because I assumed it was the same. Their bad was the menu said one vegetable but we were served a different veggie instead. When we pointed this out, the staff brought over the right vegetable. Since they had it, it should have been served initially. 2) The restaurant was not full but service was slow. However, slow service is a hallmark of this restaurant. 3) They ran out of some offerings. This, unfortunately, is usual for this restaurant. When they do run out, they should tell you when the menu comes, not when you are ready to order.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The choices were limited. The bowl for the tomato soup's odd shape made it difficult to sip. The grilled cheese was not melted. The crab cake was good and beautifully presented. The olive oil cake was a denser and wetter than expected (never had it before), but it was good. Beautiful ambience.

DN
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We chose to have lunch at the Hudson Garden Grill on a day when Botanical Garden members were previewing the orchids, and we were in good company--a lot of it. We were seated at the appointed time, a host got us water and bread right away, and the waiter took our drink order, but after that every step seemed to take a long time. When the wine arrived, we were surprised by how little was in the glass--they could be more generous considering the price. However, the salmon and the tomato soup / grilled cheese sandwich were excellent, our waiter was exceptionally pleasant and personable, and we were seated on the veranda with the lawns and trees nearby--lovely. To be fair, we have eaten at the Hudson Garden Grill before on less crowded days, and the food and drink arrived more quickly then. Maybe we'll avoid the member preview days in the future.

SA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The menu has few items. The quality that we had previous enjoyed is not there. The variety that we used to enjoy, is just not there. I ordered the chicken breast with fingering potatoes and onion and was told the potatoes and onion were not part of the dish. When I requested the potatoes , I received many potatoes and no vegetable. This was a disappointment.

s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is a very pretty restaurant and a great place to eat when visiting the Botanical Garden. Reservations are a must.

O
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great service. The grilled octopus was outstanding. So was the coliflor steak.

Our waiter made a mistake with the bottle of Chardonnay we ordered. It was not an issue. She corrected her mistake without a hitch.

t
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant but food quality has declined the last several years.

KC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Hostess was extremely rude. Omelet was swimming in water. Orders were incorrect. Forgot soup. Delivered salad instead of fries. Luckily, there was a lovely couple sitting next to us who made the lunch totally worthwhile.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will treasure the memory of this lunch date with a dear, old friend at The Hudson Garden Grill on the grounds of the NYBG for many years! What a lovely ambiance-airy, light and green. 10 ft photos of the garden’s native woodlands opposite the floor to ceiling arched windows looking out into the grounds and mature evergreens with the conservatory in the distance transform the room itself into a garden. The menu was new, brimming with tempting creations! My burrata with pomegranates and honey appetizer followed by an asparagus and pepper omelette was divine. Our server was warm, engaged, very skillful and obviously proud of his work. We stayed for hours reminiscing about our years at nearby Jacobi Medical Center and enjoying the setting. I look forward to returning soon and often!

T
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Restaurant was closing I was the last reservation, everything seemed very rushed and slightly put out that I was there. Although I will let you know they were going to be closing for two weeks and everybody was rushing to start the closing procedure

t
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the food at Hudson Grill. Very consistently good and good service.

R
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This farm to table place is special. The food is fresh, the ambiance is transporting and the whole experience is something I look forward to whenever I visit NYBG. The Cobb salad was done just right, with the crispiest chicken I've ever tasted. Dessert was a bit of a letdown, but then again nothing can compare with the passion fruit dessert I had a few years ago here. Sadly that pastry chef has moved on. Overall, a very enjoyable experience, except that ran out of half and half.

JS
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

food was very disappointing - poorly prepared - it's a shame - such a nice venue but poor quality. at best a medicare short order cook talent in the kitchen.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I took myself out for my 60th birthday—belatedly (Thank God!). It was what I have learned to expect as a NYC food snob; good seasonal food, well prepared, excellent service, but with a menu limited by its clientele. It caters to families with kids or a few generations. So the menu is simple with some truffle oil. In other words, it’s a little fancy but basically burgers, salads, a cheese plate..., were there nuggets...?! I despair! I made the most of it and ordered from the appetizer menu, which was just right. The children circling my table and their parents’ must have cast a spell over me; I walked out $70 lighter and felt OK about it. I made the train.

DE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Vingrette too much tangy

MT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! Great service, food, ambiance!

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avery special secret!! I have been going here for a couple of years and it doesn’t disappoint. Extremely consistent and a change of menu so it isn’t boring!

SN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would recommend it. The price was a bit high but overall it was good. I would go again.

JV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had an excellent experience with food and atmosphere!!! ... and it was plenty of fun for our 2 year old. The artichoke dish and burger were phenomenal.

KR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

When I made reservation It did not state that this was seating in enclosed porch and not in restaurant. For me the ambiance of gracious dining in restaurant is important

N
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a lovely lunch at a lovely place. Enjoy the garden and then eat healthy but delicious food at this restaurant. I loved the ginger cranberry spritz.

ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is my second time visiting the Hudson Garden Grill either before or after visiting the NYBG. Dinner was tasty and the atmosphere is nice. The only problem we had is we arrived early for our reservation at 5:30 and were seated outside with a whole LOT of kids. Normally children are not a problem but we were doing a date night and they are not so romantic. Anyway the hostess was happy to reseat us and our server was very nice. Good date night spot.

SM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal (vegetarian and gluten free for me; chicken and veggies for my friend). So fresh and delicious. Perfect end after our Train Show event!

F
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The Chicken Cobb Salad had overcooked fried chicken. The omelette was overcooked and tasteless.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance & window view was wonderful, servers were friendly and polite.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Amazing!!! Now this is my favorite place

CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great spot for lovely mid-day meal at one of NYC’s gems!

PM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varied menu, including healthy food choices, reasonable prices considering venue, food quality

J
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Menu changes with the season. Also invented. Would suggest making reservations in advance especially on weekends or member days. Seating has been expanded to the outside (with heaters) in the colder months.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch after viewing the NYBG Annual Train Show. A Friday afternoon. When we got there - only a few tables were occupied. By the time we left - all tables taken. Noise level acceptable (my husband is hearing impaired so always cognizant of noise). Austin’s hamburger delicious he said. And I enjoyed my Quinoa salad with grilled shrimp. Ricardo was our waiter - he is so friendly and helpful. Just wish we lived closer - we would go more often.

SL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love it there . . . however one table brought a dog in and was in someone's lap during lunch. My wife is allergic - we moved to the farthest table - but they still shouldn't bring dogs. And it wasn't a "service" dog.

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