Hudson, New York is renowned its vibrant shopping, dining and cultural scene. There are so many things to do both in town and the surrounding area. It’s our pleasure to offer personalized suggestions for each guest.
Hudson, New York Restaurants
Hudson, New York has become a foodie destination. High-end, multi-course tasting menus to food trucks offering homemade, authentic ethnic cuisine are available to guests. Choosing a restaurant is a personal so we’ve broken down our recommendations below by budget.
Almost all of Hudson’s restaurants could be considered “farm-to-table”, supporting our local farms.
High(er) End/”Celebration” Dinners ($$$$)
Ca’ Mea,(Northern Italian) Ca’ Mea both a guest and local favorite offering outstanding food, warm ambience and attentive service. In warmer weather guests can dine on the restaurant’s rear patio.
Swoon Kitchenbar, (Continental) “Meatless Mondays” and “Burger Thursdays” are popular at Swoon. The menu makes the best use of local meat and produce year round.
More Moderate Options ($$$)
Helsinki Hudson (Cajun/Creole) Combines old and traditional southern recipes with elevated ingredients and techniques. The chef makes use of Hudson Valley produce, local meats and sustainable East Coast Seafood.
Aeble (Continental) A chef-run, neighborhood restaurant Aeble serves Food that is deceptively simple. The menu showcases the excellent ingredients grown in throughout the Hudson Valley.
Hudson Food Studio, (Pan-Asian) Blending Vietnamese, Thai, Laotian and Cambodian cooking. Amazing range of flavors!
More Affordable/Local Favorites ($$)
Wunderbar (Continental) House specialties range from schnitzels to delicious favorites such as caprese chicken and fish and chips. A favorite with the locals.
Governor’s Tavern (Pub) Recently renovated Hudson local watering hole offers typical “pub grub”: Great burgers and a nice beer selection on tap. This is the place to go for no-nonsense food in a cozy atmosphere. Nothing fancy, just easy and good.
Wasabi (Sushi) Offers a great variety of both cold and cooked food and friendly, fast service.
Things to Do in Hudson, New York
Visitors will find lots to do in and around Hudson to keep busy.
Many areas of the City of Hudson are recognized historic districts, including our Willard Place. Historic architecture reflects the rich history and diverse past of the area. Additionally, a mix of mid-century and more contemporary homes and buildings can be seen.
Columbia, Dutchess and Greene Counties boast some of the most well preserved historic landmarks in the country. Visitors to these well-preserved sites are taken back to another era and a time in America’s history.
A few of the wonderful historic landmarks include:
- Olana, the home of Frederick Church
- The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse
- Cedar Grove, the home of Thomas Cole
- Lindenwald, home of Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States
- The Vanderbilt Mansion
- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum
Many wonderful music and theater options are available in the area. Concerts, plays, musicals, and readings are presented by local organizations. Visitors will discover an ever changing schedule of events. Bard College, The Mac-Hayden Theater, and others provide a wide ranges of live music and theater. Helsinki Hudson, “chooses artists who improve the world through their music and who make our lives and our community a more vibrant place to be.”
Hudson is truly a year-round destination. Whether your interest is golfing, kayaking, hiking, biking, skiing or snowmobiling there is something for everyone.