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This restaurant is pricey, but the wonderful atmosphere and nice service made our dinner very enjoyable. The cocktails are small, you end up ordering more as they are also good, but this adds to your bill so your dinner gets more expensive. The actual food...is delicious, cooked to perfection, good portions. We had a really nice evening. On weekends they are booked solid, so make your reservation early.More
The restaurant was extremely noisy - it was a Sunday evening. Seats were uncomfortable - we sat family-style. The menu was meat-centric and stated, “no substitutions”. The wine list was MIA. We left after a cocktail highly disappointed as we were told it was one...of the best restaurants in town. I sure hope not!More
Unfortunately I had high expectations for an evening at this restaurant. My friend and I arrived shortly after 8 for an 8:15 dinner reservation inside the restaurant. When we arrived we were placed in a room away from the restaurant in what appeared to be...a space to pick up coffee and baked goods during the day. It was cold, the music was terribly loud, brightly lit, with one high top table set for 2 in this room. This restaurant prides itself on the beautiful setting it has to enjoy their $$$ food. They also apply a fee if you cancel and automatically add a 20 percent tip to the final bill. Asking to have your table moved to seating inside the restaurant space seemed reasonable. It was not accommodated. Knowing we would not find a table in another restaurant at that time of the night in Hudson, NY we were basically trapped in to stay and endure. As much as we tried to make the best of it, the service was not great because we were basically seated in Siberia. The waitress was kind, but we waited often for any service due to our seating locale and ate a mediocre dinner at best without wine that we were hoping and waiting to order. The bill was very high and it would have been nice to have walked out of there with the satisfaction of a true dining experience. I was told it was the "Luck of the Draw" for seating by the hostess. It turned out to be a huge disappointment in Wm Farmer and Sons.More
The food was fine - not terrific, but perfectly adequate. My two stars is because of the terrible tip policy. A 20% tip was automatically added to our bill. And then, when the credit card slip came for me to sign, there was the usual...line for me to add what would have been a second tip.
I discussed this with the manager. I told him that sometimes, if I'm in a good mood or in a hurry, I hand over my credit card without even reviewing the bill. If I had done so, I would have added a tip to the credit card slip without realizing that a 20% tip had already been included.
The manager was defensive rather than apologetic. He said that the automatic 20% tip was mentioned on the menu (true, though the type is very small) and also on the Open Table site (true again), but I hadn't noticed either of these. He said that other Hudson restaurants follow the same policy (not true - e.g. Swoon doesn't do this).
I said that what the waiter should have done is explain verbally, when handing over the credit card slip, that we shouldn't add a tip because one was already included in the bill.
The whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth, and we will not be returning to this restaurant.
I'd be very interested to know what the restaurant does when someone adds a tip on the credit card slip because they didn't know about the automatic 20% tip. Can the management give their word that they never keep that second tip???More
Great food and excellent service. A bit disappointed by the wine (2018/2019, except the 2005 Kistler Chardonnay). Very surprised to get a bill with a 20% gratuity already included. We would have done that, but shocked to see a restaurant add that in on their...own.More
We stayed at the Inn, and after reading these reviews, HAD to eat here! The dinner lived up to our expectations - a small but perfectly executed creative menu that two foodies fell in love with! The burger lived up to its expectations, and we...are still dreaming of the "Chicken Nuggets" dish we enjoyed - the service was friendly and despite being at full COVID capacity, we felt well-spaced out and extremely safe.
Only complaint was even at 50% capacity, it was very loud in here.
Do NOT miss dinner here!More
We were visiting Hudson for our anniversary and decided to take out dinner. Menu was somewhat limited, but we managed to order starters along with our meal. The starters were far better than the entrees. Both my husband and I loved the country ham and...biscuits and had wished we ordered two.
The atmosphere when we picked up our food was pleasant and tables were well spaced for social distancing. We just felt more comfortable eating at our hotel.
I would return to give it another try once things return to somewhat normal.More
From NYC and had a wonderful meal.. the oysters so fresh, the swordfish and steak were fantastic... and I know swordfish ! The appetizer of squash was phenomenal. The room was in another part of the restaurant and was so warm and inviting. Was very...surprised how much me and my date loved this.More