Hudson Grill is located in the popular restaurant /bar scene on Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains. Unlike some of its neighbors, Hudson Grille really stands out with its casual but upscale decor , excellent food and its five star service.
Upon entering Hudson Grille for dinner, I was pleasantly surprised how architecturally beautiful the interior presents itself. Classic dark wood floors and bar, leather seating, stone walls in the dining area, a red velvet drapes that can separate the dining area from the rest of the restaurant. The walls are adorned with photos and prints depicting scenes of the Hudson River . The overall effect is both elegant and swanky, and is reminiscent of a top notch eatery you would find in Manhattan. Hudson Grille has occupied this space in downtown White Plains since June 2010 and has built a loyal following.
The menu is large and there is something for everyone. Small plates, sharable dishes, and full entrees can be ordered. Our very professional waiter Adrian informed me as we mulled over the menu that they have a large variety of wines including a “flight of wine” which allows the diner to sample three types of wine. Your wine glasses are held in a sort of wine glass tree. Quite interesting. I love sweet wines so I thought the Flight of Wines would be a great way to try their selections. All my choices were thoroughly explained before tasting. Such a fun and unique way to start off your meal.
Flight of wine
We also sampled the Lychee Martini which was unique and tasty.
Starters: With its expansive menu, many items were chosen to be shared among our party of 4. The Steamed Bao Bao buns with pulled BBQ pork with cilantro and pickled cucumber was right on the mark. This dish was sweet and savory and perfect for sharing.
Fish Tacos were another perfect choice with amazing freshness, crunch and a pleasant blend of spices.
The Moo Shu Chicken BBQ lettuce wraps with peanuts, hoison sauce and vegetables were a light and delicious sharable plate. Creative presentation with the little Chinese take-out box holding the chicken.
The menu is quite broad and draws influences from many culinary regions. A top choice for an appetizer was the Filet Mignon Kebobs in Teriyaki Sauce. It was a nice portion and cooked to perfection.
Filet Mignon Kebobs
Main Course: Moving on the main course we selected the Braised Short Rib with Yukon Gold potatoes puree, roasted root veggies in a Madeira cream sauce. I had a taste and have to say this is a delicious dish.
Braised Short Rib
I had the Norwegian Salmon on a Cedar Plank as my main dish. The presentation was quite pleasing with baby bok choi and stir fried jasmine rice. The mizo glaze and toasted sesame brought a sweetness to this healthy choice.
Norwegian Salmon on Cedar Plank
The last selection for our table was the Lobster Roll with Fries and was highly recommended by the waiter. We were not disappointed. The roll was filled with delicious fresh lobster meat and the crispy fries came served in a small metal bucket. It was delightful.
Dessert: Please don’t leave Hudson Grille without trying one(or more!) of the in-house chef made desserts. Three desserts not to miss: Almond coconut ice cream cake with crispy chocolate ganache caramel and mango sauce. A superb confection.
Banoffee pie with ripe bananas creamy toffee, puff pastry, creme fraiche and chocolate sauce with chocolate sauce. So creative and special.
Warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and caramel chocolate sauce sweet and luscious.
The Hudson Grille changes its menu every season and uses only the freshest ingredients that are expertly prepared to create a real dining experience. There is a patio outside in the back for al fresco dining and there is also a room for private events. There is a DJ on Thursday and Saturday nights.
Top service, a great and varied menu, with outstanding presentation are reasons for you to put Hudson Grille in White Plains on your dining list.
165 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains NY
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