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lunch in Hudson?

I have to go to Hudson on Monday. Is there anything nice for lunch? I'd like not too expensive. Asian would be my top choice anywhere but I'll go for anything except vegetarian. Last time we were there we had lunch at a French bistro on Warren (a place with gas station motifs inside) and it was good but with incredibly slow service. Somewhere else would be nice.

I'd also be open to suggestions between Hudson and Red Hook around 9 or 9G.

Thanks!

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  1. Baba Louies, Pizza but great pizza and really nicely dressed salads. Get the pizza with figs.

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    Baba Louies Restaurant
    517 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534

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    1. re: priscilla56

      I second baba louie's and the figs and brie pizza... great salads,too

    2. I would second Baba Louie - everything is good there. There is also a new place called American Glory which was quite good. They specialize in BBQ but also have quite a few sandwiches and some other choices. Have been there twice now and thought the food was very good.
      Not sure whether everything is open on MOndays or not. Another good place for lunch is the Cascades - really good little sandwich place. All on Warren St.

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      Baba Louies Restaurant
      517 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534

      1. I don't know if you caught my post before it was deleted (can't imagine why it was) but where did you end up going?

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        1. re: rrems

          I ended up not having the time to go to any place, so it doesn't matter. But just out of curiosity, what was your suggestion?

          1. re: adorno

            I had said I was not fond of Baba Louie's, and recommended Swoon, Red Dot, Vico and Ca' Mea. These are all good if you happen to be in Hudson. I would not go out of my way for them. If you are ever in Columbia county and have the time I think the best place for lunch is the Swiss Hutte in Hillsdale. Also, I could not come up with anything between Hudson and Red Hook that is worth bothering with for lunch. Unfortunately the best places don't serve lunch. Dinner is another story. Mercato in Red Hook and Madalin's Table in Tivoli are worth a detour, as is Swoon in Hudson and again, the Swiss Hutte. Also Carolina House in Kinderhook.

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            Mercato
            61 E Market St, Red Hook, NY

            Red Dot Bar & Restaurant
            321 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534

            Vico Restaurant
            136 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534

            Madalin's Table
            53 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583

            Carolina House
            PO Box 700, Kinderhook, NY 12106

            1. re: rrems

              re:rrems
              I agree with your opinion of Baba Louie's - only one time, recently, just not satisfying. Red Dot has been a good choice many times (not open for lunch as far as I know). Carolina House is good (again, after a major up-grade a few years ago and Swiss Hut is a real plus but way out of the way from Hudson NY. Ca-Mea and Swoon are often recommended but I have not tried either yet.

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              Red Dot Bar & Restaurant
              321 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534

              Baba Louies Restaurant
              517 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534

              Carolina House
              PO Box 700, Kinderhook, NY 12106

              1. re: feelinpeckish

                I second the recommendation of Swoon Kitchen Bar; my first meal there was quite good. I don't make it down to Hudson very often but will be glad to eat there again when next I do- interesting flavor combinations, seasonal ingredients, well prepared and presented. Most enjoyable.

                It's been several years since I ate at the Swiss Hutte, but I loved their menu; it included both spaetzle and fondue, rare items indeed (this was before that chain opened in the malls selling overpriced fondue). Enjoyed my meal there very much. It is way out in the country though...

                Mexican Radio had some interesting takes on south-of-the-border flavors, but the prices certainly reflect its origin in NYC rather than upstate.

                As of 2007 there was an organic Japanese place just up the street from Swoon (Warren St?). Don't remember the name and can't be sure it's still open, but we had a very good lunch there.

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                Mexican Radio
                537 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534

                Swoon Kitchenbar
                340 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534

              2. re: rrems

                Hi rrems -- I'll be spending summer weekends in Hudson, and wonder if you have any update to your helpful list above. Additions / deletions / modifications?

                1. re: tanno

                  Yes, I would add Helsinki to the list of Hudson restaurants. Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food, prices comparable to Red Dot but so much better. I have also recently been to the Greens at Copake Country Club for lunch and it was excellent. I would like to give it a try for dinner. I have not been to the Vanderbilt House in Philmont since it reopened after a renovation, with a new chef, but it looks very promising, and is on my must-try list.

          2. I have only myself to blame. Last night, after growing tired of eating at the same three places every weekend, we ate at American Glory BBQ on Warren St. The only decent thing on the menu was the pint of IPA. The brisket was mostly gristle and salt. The turkey leg was mammoth and flavorless. The green beans were damp, and we couldn't get out of there fast enough. Oh okay, one other good thing about American Glory: It's not far from Lick ice cream.

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            1. re: tanno

              Oh no! I would have told you not to go there. Bad food, overpriced, rowdy clientele. Hope you do better tonight.

              1. re: rrems

                It was a spontaneous decision that won't happen again in this lifetime.

                We had guests with two babies last night, so Red Dot was a simple solution. In addition to the food, there's always an inadvertent floor show from the grumpy waitress with the double top-knots.

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                Red Dot Bar & Restaurant
                321 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534