I just had to check out The Hudson Bond this week—I noticed that lots of commuters stop there on their walk from their offices to the Port Authority and the décor was a pleasant surprise. It’s modern but with a lot of natural wood and high ceilings—and there is even a patio/atrium out back for smokers (probably one of the only ones allowed in the city these days). There are gorgeous elephant shaped topiaries on the back patio--which seems to serve as a bit of a man cave even though it is very elegant. There are big screen TVs all over The Hudson Bond but the sound is often turned down while dinner music plays—while I was there, I heard both electronica music and a best of disco era R&B collection. The crowd tends to be business people in their 30s, but by no means is it a “meet market.” It’s comfortable, spacious and non-pretentious.
My dining partner and I ordered several dishes to share. We started out with the acclaimed Steak Tacos ($14) and then moved onto the Buffalo Chicken Tacos ($11). All taco plates are served with two tacos made in 8” diameter soft white shells. The steak tacos featured very flavorful marinated flank steak, mashed avocado, homemade salsa and fresh shredded cheddar cheese and were quite satisfying. The Buffalo Chicken Tacos were spicy (you could definitely taste the Tabasco in there)—they consisted of tender braised and pulled chicken, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, crumbled fresh Bleu cheese and homemade ranch dressing. The flavor is like that of a really good “hot wing”—I loved these chicken tacos and would definitely order them again on my next visit. I adored the “kick” at the end and the juiciness of the pulled chicken!
|Herb Roasted Hen|
|Panna Cotta Taster|
The Hudson Bond is the type of restaurant that has “regulars”—and you might just become one yourself once you taste their fresh classic American fare! It’s a great place for foodies to “bond” over things like their special pub plates and their “already legendary” Lobster Mac And Cheese.
The Hudson Bond
215 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018