Hudson's on the Bend

★★☆☆☆
  • 3509 Ranch Rd 620 N

    Austin, TX 78734

    Cross street: Westlake/Lake Travis

    Map & Directions
  • 512-266-1369

About Hudson's on the Bend

Hours
Mon 6pm-9pm Tue-Thu 6pm-10pm Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10pm Sun-Mon 6pm-9pm

Food

Food
More choices in Austin:
Resultset_next

Brick Oven Pizza Co Of Cabot

2501 E Main St Cabot, AR

Resultset_next

N & N Restaurant & Catering

1210 W Locust St Cabot, AR

1.8 5
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Hudson's on the Bend was?
Write a Review
.

I have eaten at almost every fine dining restaurant in austin and worked at a few also. Hudson's was one of the few left I had not been to. First, what is with the horrible paintings? The apples hanging from the ceiling? The biggest candle holder for a table piece known to man? Second, anyone like salt? If you do, there will be plenty of it all over the duck. Good thing there is a nice barbeque sauce that resembles something my four year old pours all over her HEB chicken fingers. The food is a cross between Bobby Flay and KC Masterpiece. Third, the waiter was great. If you want to spend a couple of hundred bucks on a meal, find a chef who has not removed his tongue. Hudson's has interesting cuts of meat, but Uchi or the Driskill, it is not.

1
★★☆☆☆

I have eaten at almost every fine dining restaurant in austin and worked at a few also. Hudson's was one of the few left I had not been to. First, what is with the horrible paintings? The apples hanging from the ceiling? The biggest candle holder for a table piece known to man? Second, anyone like salt? If you do, there will be plenty of it all over the duck. Good thing there is a nice barbeque sauce that resembles something my four year old pours all over her HEB chicken fingers. The food is a cross between Bobby Flay and KC Masterpiece. Third, the waiter was great. If you want to spend a couple of hundred bucks on a meal, find a chef who has not removed his tongue. Hudson's has interesting cuts of meat, but Uchi or the Driskill, it is not.

from CitySearch
.

We are fairly recent residents of Austin, and we had heard many good things about this five star restaurant. We also knew about the exotic menu and prices. However, our experience was not up to par by a long shot. I ordered the horseradish encrusted halibut with spinach in a corn broth. The halibut wasn't encrusted with anything, rather had a few, what looked like, bean sprouts on top. The fish was extremely salty tasting with no hint of horseradish. There wasn't enough spinach to even mention. My husband ordered the strip steak with polenta parmesan fries. He said his steak was at best average tasting which you don't expect at a five star restaurant and that the polenta fries were totally tasteless. Our waiter was practically non-existent. He never came to the table after we were served to check on us once. Rather, we only saw the busboy for water and removing our plates. The waiter appeared at the end to hand us the dessert menu and then our bill. He had zero personality. We went on a Sunday evening at 7:00 and the restaurant was practically empty---only four other tables that we could see were being occupied while we were there. We felt totally ripped off considering the prices and certainly will not be back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We are fairly recent residents of Austin, and we had heard many good things about this five star restaurant. We also knew about the exotic menu and prices. However, our experience was not up to par by a long shot. I ordered the horseradish encrusted halibut with spinach in a corn broth. The halibut wasn't encrusted with anything, rather had a few, what looked like, bean sprouts on top. The fish was extremely salty tasting with no hint of horseradish. There wasn't enough spinach to even mention. My husband ordered the strip steak with polenta parmesan fries. He said his steak was at best average tasting which you don't expect at a five star restaurant and that the polenta fries were totally tasteless. Our waiter was practically non-existent. He never came to the table after we were served to check on us once. Rather, we only saw the busboy for water and removing our plates. The waiter appeared at the end to hand us the dessert menu and then our bill. He had zero personality. We went on a Sunday evening at 7:00 and the restaurant was practically empty---only four other tables that we could see were being occupied while we were there. We felt totally ripped off considering the prices and certainly will not be back.

Pros: water glasses kept filled

Cons: overpriced, poor service, food quality not acceptable

from CitySearch
.

Hudson's on the Bend was recommended to us for dinner during our recent anniversary celebration weekend on the banks of Lake Travis. To say that we were disappointed would put it mildly...disgusted was more appropriate. You are disappointed if you have a sub par meal at average to above average prices. You are disgusted if you have a terrible meal that cost you $160 for two entrees and 3 glasses of wine. Let's start with my entree selection presented on the menu as: Open Fire Grilled Prime Tenderloin of Beef topped with Jumbo Lump Blue Crab served with Smoked Tomato Hollandaise and Asiago Polenta Fries...WOW, sounded soooo nice on the menu...then it arrived and should have been more honestly presented on the menu as: 2-3 ounces of a small flat piece of non-prime steak with a glob of melted cheese wiz (they call it Hollandaise) with a FEW small specs of crab meat (less then a tablespoon) and five square soggy french fries stacked up next to this unappealing mess...oh, I forgot, we are going to serve this $52 entree to you COLD on a COLD plate. Honestly, that description is not exaggerated...that is what it looked like when it arrived and after the first bite I knew that we were punk'd by this over priced, over hyped eatery. My wife's entree, #1 Hawaiian Tuna was sliced so thinly as if they were conserving portions, topped with ONE boiled in water scallop, a tablespoon of crab and the only tasty item that was delivered to our table was one shrimp. The wait staff was not very attentive but, quite honestly, if I served such pathetic food I would stay away from the table as much as possible. But hey, it was our anniversary weekend and we were having such a nice time that we were not going to let Hudson's on the Bend ruin our trip...but they tried real hard to do just that. Stay as far away from this place as you can get...believe the negative reviews you are reading on this site...we wish we would have paid closer attention to the honest reviewers.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Hudson's on the Bend was recommended to us for dinner during our recent anniversary celebration weekend on the banks of Lake Travis. To say that we were disappointed would put it mildly...disgusted was more appropriate. You are disappointed if you have a sub par meal at average to above average prices. You are disgusted if you have a terrible meal that cost you $160 for two entrees and 3 glasses of wine. Let's start with my entree selection presented on the menu as: Open Fire Grilled Prime Tenderloin of Beef topped with Jumbo Lump Blue Crab served with Smoked Tomato Hollandaise and Asiago Polenta Fries...WOW, sounded soooo nice on the menu...then it arrived and should have been more honestly presented on the menu as: 2-3 ounces of a small flat piece of non-prime steak with a glob of melted cheese wiz (they call it Hollandaise) with a FEW small specs of crab meat (less then a tablespoon) and five square soggy french fries stacked up next to this unappealing mess...oh, I forgot, we are going to serve this $52 entree to you COLD on a COLD plate. Honestly, that description is not exaggerated...that is what it looked like when it arrived and after the first bite I knew that we were punk'd by this over priced, over hyped eatery. My wife's entree, #1 Hawaiian Tuna was sliced so thinly as if they were conserving portions, topped with ONE boiled in water scallop, a tablespoon of crab and the only tasty item that was delivered to our table was one shrimp. The wait staff was not very attentive but, quite honestly, if I served such pathetic food I would stay away from the table as much as possible. But hey, it was our anniversary weekend and we were having such a nice time that we were not going to let Hudson's on the Bend ruin our trip...but they tried real hard to do just that. Stay as far away from this place as you can get...believe the negative reviews you are reading on this site...we wish we would have paid closer attention to the honest reviewers.

Pros: Seated promptly

Cons: Food, ambiance, price, service, overall quality was extremely poor

from CitySearch
.

We had gone to Hudson's about 15 years ago before we were married and decided to return for our 13th anniversary. It was great to stir those memories again as the place has changed very little, and has been well maintained. Starting from the top, we had to wait a few minutes for the hostess who was not at her station despite the fact that there were few people there on this Tuesday night. Our server was prompt, courteous, attentive and non-obtrusive. The menu was/is incredible and adventurous which is the real reason for one to choose to eat here! Yes, the prices are rather high but in line with those you'd find at fine restaurants in any city with high caliber eateries. Plus, this is a place for special occasions anyway. Onward....the decor was interesting, and I'm not sure how I feel about most of it---some of it was tasteful and subdued, some was tasteful and bold, some oddly did not fit even this scheme (autographed guitars and Armstrong jersey hanging in waiting area?), and some was outright tacky---like the red picnic tables lining the front lawn adorned with big plastic advertising bottles of wine. huh??? One element was noticeably absent: music. We were a bit shocked by that one. Not even background music. Finally, we were impressed by the romantic glow of the courtyard in the back as well as the bite-sized turtle pie desert that was decadent and given to us compliments of Hudson's.
All in all, it was a pleasant evening and repeatable experience, if only annually.

2
★★★★☆

We had gone to Hudson's about 15 years ago before we were married and decided to return for our 13th anniversary. It was great to stir those memories again as the place has changed very little, and has been well maintained. Starting from the top, we had to wait a few minutes for the hostess who was not at her station despite the fact that there were few people there on this Tuesday night. Our server was prompt, courteous, attentive and non-obtrusive. The menu was/is incredible and adventurous which is the real reason for one to choose to eat here! Yes, the prices are rather high but in line with those you'd find at fine restaurants in any city with high caliber eateries. Plus, this is a place for special occasions anyway. Onward....the decor was interesting, and I'm not sure how I feel about most of it---some of it was tasteful and subdued, some was tasteful and bold, some oddly did not fit even this scheme (autographed guitars and Armstrong jersey hanging in waiting area?), and some was outright tacky---like the red picnic tables lining the front lawn adorned with big plastic advertising bottles of wine. huh??? One element was noticeably absent: music. We were a bit shocked by that one. Not even background music. Finally, we were impressed by the romantic glow of the courtyard in the back as well as the bite-sized turtle pie desert that was decadent and given to us compliments of Hudson's.
All in all, it was a pleasant evening and repeatable experience, if only annually.

from CitySearch
.

I've had better service at diners where 10 people could dine for the cost of serving one here. Our "special occasion" dinner for 5 had the worst service I have experienced in 20 years. The waitress did nothing to explain or promote the menu, brought the wrong food and walked away despite our protests, never came back to check on us, and never apologized. The food itself was mediocre. She then awarded herself a tip of $95 under the restaurant's self-serving group gratuity policy. To add insult to injury, when I called the restaurant the next day to complain, the manager with whom I spoke volunteered to mail us a gift certificate to compensate for the experience, asked for my name and mailing address, and then did absolutely nothing. This restaurant may impress some with its Lance Armstrong yellow jersey on display, but there are dozens of better places in Austin.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I've had better service at diners where 10 people could dine for the cost of serving one here. Our "special occasion" dinner for 5 had the worst service I have experienced in 20 years. The waitress did nothing to explain or promote the menu, brought the wrong food and walked away despite our protests, never came back to check on us, and never apologized. The food itself was mediocre. She then awarded herself a tip of $95 under the restaurant's self-serving group gratuity policy. To add insult to injury, when I called the restaurant the next day to complain, the manager with whom I spoke volunteered to mail us a gift certificate to compensate for the experience, asked for my name and mailing address, and then did absolutely nothing. This restaurant may impress some with its Lance Armstrong yellow jersey on display, but there are dozens of better places in Austin.

Pros: None we could see

Cons: Price, service

from CitySearch

Editorial from

From start to finish, it's an experience of indulgence at this Hill Country cottage by Lake Travis. Appetizers like rattlesnake cakes with a biting chipotle cream or seared foie gras on maple cornbread with strawberry and balsamic glazes…

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Hudson's on the Bend, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review