X2O Xaviars on the Hudson

4.7
7806 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
X2O Xaviars on the Hudson is Peter X Kelly’s latest addition to the Xaviars Restaurant Group. It sits in the water on the only turn of the century Victorian pier still in use on the Hudson River. X2O’s Main Dining Salon's 25 foot vaulted ceiling and 3 walls of glass frame offers views of the George Washington and Tappan Zee Bridges, as well as sunsets over the Palisades. Guests encounter dishes incorporating classic French technique with Italian and Spanish influences, and Asian embellishments which create a wholly original cuisine unique to the Hudson Valley. The Dylan Lounge is a vibrant, up-tempo space with a sophisticated and playful bent that offers guests more dining options. Guests are invited to sample a variety of small plates and sushi, while dining at the Communal Table, sushi bar, or at traditional banquette and table seating.

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Starting May 9, 2021

Join us on Mother's Day for a 3 course price fixed Dinner, serving from 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm. $85.00 per person, kids under 12 half price. (BEVERAGE, TAX & GRATUITY ARE NOT INCLUDED) We look forward to seeing you!!

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Donna
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional! The service was professional, the space and view of the Hudson and Manhattan skyline beautiful, and the food swoon-worthy. And the value unbelievable. Unlimited champagne, four passed hors d'oeuvre, appetizer, entree and dessert. Thank you Chef Kelly!!!

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PhilippaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner (I would have rated everything Outstanding but that's a very high bar for me). Service was very attentive. We had lots of appetizers and some entrees, which were all creative and delicious. We ate on the balcony which was a perfect experience at sunset with 180% views south towards the City, the Palisades in front, and north towards the Mario Cuomo Bridge. A very special meal. Thank you X20 Xaviers!

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LisaY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We had 2 specials. The dumplings appetizer was in a sauce that was to good to believe. The soft shell crabs were fried, unusual but so mild and tender. Also in an incredible sauce. The chocolate dome dessert was a piece of heaven

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EileenP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and service as always. We sat outside which was really beautiful. I the lamb special cooked med rare as ordered and came with mushrooms and mushroom puree potatoes gratin and asparagus. All delicious and complimented the lamb. My husband had the shrimp and that was also great. The Chinese dumplings were amazing with a wonderful sauce.

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AlexMV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The wait staff was exceptional. Struck a perfect balance of hospitality and attentiveness. Was there to celebrate my birthday with friends. awe had a sunset reservation and the view was amazing. Apps to entrees to dessert was great. The presentation of each course was lovely and delicious. The quality of the seafood was on point. The ambiance can't be beat. We sat downstairs at a table for four facing the water. Quiet enough to have a conversation but not so quiet that you feel you have to whisper. Not the place for a raucous group either unless you are hosting an event in the private space.
Not the place to dine with small children, the restaurant does not discourages it, but the ambiance does not lend itself to screaming babies or toddlers. Proven by the family that brought along their baby (that was definitely not happy) and gauging by the number of side-eyes and sighs coming from other tables, the dad eventually stepped out to calm the baby.
All said, Xaviar's hits the mark on all levels and will definitely be going back.

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vipASL00
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful space for a separate event. The food was well-prepared and great cocktails as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Formidable experience. Dishes were accentuated by natural flavors, enhanced by ingenious combination of spices, and precise cooking. Service were warm, cordial, professional. A highly recommended experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for my birthday and felt very safe
All the waiters wore masks and it wasn’t crowded. Food was great. Ambience was stellar!

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ValerieJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to X2O a few times the last 6 or 7 years and every time we go it is a wonderful experience. This is the first restaurant we chose to go to after not going to a restaurant for a year because of the pandemic. We went for lunch, this time, and The food was outstanding (as it has been every time we have gone there). I had the King salmon - loved the honey and sake glazed sauce, my mom had the Brooke trout (a special that day) - so flakey and moist and my husband had the scallops (absolutely delish!). I haven’t mentioned the apps and desserts but everything was outstanding. The service was fantastic ( they never make you feel rushed and they are attentive but not over bearing ). And I haven’t even mentioned the view of the Hudson River! Going to X2O is a wonderful experience and I highly recommend you go there for a special occasion or just a day to have lunch with a friend or two or 10!

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DaniM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to have lunch with my family for my birthday. The service was excellent, and the food was delicious and a great value. The views are top notch, we could see all the way to the Manhattan skyline.

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vipKCNewYork
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Sadly, not the dining experience we had expected - on pretty much any level. We had a lukewarm welcome which kicked off with the bar not carrying several premium labels of liquor we requested for our cocktails. The main server rattled off the day’s specials with no opportunity given to ask questions as he was readily speeding away to another table (the restaurant had 40% capacity at best. We had to call him back. The silverware was completely mismatched from one guest to the next. Our appetizers were tasty yet entrees were rushed very quickly. Our entrees were passable at best with “fresh spring veggies” tasting like they were previously frozen. We couldn’t really enjoy the desserts as these lacked flavor. The restaurant has gorgeous views yet sadly the dress code is extremely lax with guests dining in sports track suits, hats, etc, which takes away from your overall dining experience. For $150 per person, it is not a place we would recommend to anyone given the lacking taste and presentation of food, hurried and absentminded service and very lax dress code. While recognizing adjusting to a “new normal” of this pandemic - the service and food should match the full price.

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vipdeedee
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent setting, excellent service,, wonderful varied menu.. Every plate is served beautifully . Soft shell crab, salmon, duck, scallops were all wonderful. The passion fruit tart was delicious. Tables are never very close together anyway but they did have plastic separaters between each.. All staff wearing masks. You can never go wrong here! We were celebrating two birthdays and desserts were delivered with a candle and birthday wishes written in chocolate

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DonnaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place to celebrate a special event. And a beautiful setting as well.

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viphwkmd
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning view of the Hudson River. Wonderful food and service.

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SherylB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful evening! Food and service was terrific! Love the atmosphere sitting outside on the balcony. Highly recommend it and will be returning very soon!

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JessicaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With an attentive and kind staff, great food, and amazing views, what’s not to like about X20?

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Judy
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At my second visit this month, I found everything to be as elegant as I had thought before. The setting is lovely, and the dining room is spacious and feels open and airy. The service was exquisite. I thoroughly enjoyed the food and wound up again bringing a lot of "leftovers" home. Xavier's is becoming a go-to render-vous for my friends and me as we venture out from quarantine. Thank you!

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MarcinaG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food is great, but service can be very slow. Also bring a jacket if you're on the balcony because being on the water brings down the temperature and there's no heating lamps or anything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was horrible! Couldn’t get a waiter to take care of us!

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vipRonales
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three out of four of us were celebrating birthdays all within a couple of days of one another. My husband and I were celebrating milestone birthdays!

We had been very nervous about dining indoors. We were given the exact Table that we had requested in the corner, away from everyone.

The service was impeccable! I did not have to remind the waiter about my garlic allergy as that had already been noted. We all ordered different appetizers and main courses and everyone was so pleased. My soft shell crab was prepared absolutely perfectly;exactly the way I like it, no salt, no sauce, plump and juicy!

Although we were planning on returning to our home for dessert and thus did not order dessert, Happy Birthday strawberries and sorbet were brought for all three of us! Such a beautiful overture and perfect ending to our delicious evening😀

Thank you X2O❤️

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vipMarkM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service - will return again and again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! Delicious meal, amazing service and great drinks.

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Loren
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food , very good location we have a very good time.

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vipsnob1
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID has done nothing to detract from the superb food and service and Chef Peter's crown jewel restaurant. Tables are well spaced with screens and there is even the option to dine outside on the deck. Go and support this restaurant so we can all continue to benefit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and incredible view- I love this place and the waterfront location is just plain amazing.

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Rarafitness
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great special occasion spot

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GloriaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The staff there were very pleasant amd welcome. I will definitely return.

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Susan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Large portions. Excellent service. Beautiful riverfront views. Look forward to visiting again. Easy, professional valet parking available. Elevator building.

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TracyT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A Wonderful time with my husband on Easter. All so delicious, dessert was heavenly.
I had a view of the George Washington Bridge and my husbands view was of the Tappan Zee Bridge.

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KristineP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Easter dinner. As always, the restaurant is so pretty, the service was excellent, and the food was beautiful.

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Banae
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great Service! Went to celebrate a romantic birthday dinne. The staff was on their A game. Food was delicious.

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Geoff
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place for a Friday lunch

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vipFred
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We’ve been to this restaurant dozens of times and consistently been satisfied, which is why we continue to come back. This time, it was mixed. My wife enjoyed her meal but I didn’t. Not sure if there was a change of chef or just bad luck

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MargieV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect good distance from other diners. Felt very comfortable. Food delicious

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Katiekad11
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food excellent as always. Service was very pleasant and capable. Our table had, scallops, salmon, chicken and steak. All excellent. The only problem we had with X2O on this particular visit was it was PACKED with diners. There were some precautions with barriers between some tables but not ours. I am sure this was compliant with regulations but still...it was a Sunday night and completely full - not a free table in sight. Our server's mask was not covering her nose and that was just not a great feeling. That said, in any other time but Covid, it would have been a perfect evening. Just think a little more sensitivity to those things would have made it a 5 star experience. Just something to keep in mind if you are concerned.

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Enest
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are impeccable. I had the pork chop and it was so succulent. Worth the price.

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GilBZ
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was bland. Mediocre. Very disappointing. Great service and beautiful views of the Hudson.

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SarahL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice night! Fyi they have valet parking. Didn’t get a window seat but that was ok as still able to enjoy the view. Wasn’t impressed with the options for a glass of wine but was very happily surprised with the Stealth Cab - loved it! Our meals were wonderful and can’t wait to go back!! A perfect night - thanks!

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SheilaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location. Suggest valet parking which makes it much easier!

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X2O Xaviars on the Hudson is rated 4.7 stars by 7806 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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