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“Not as Good as Last Time”

Hudson's Bar & Grill
Ranked #3 of 787 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 17 - US$ 29
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located in the beautiful Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington. Hudson's is the quintessential urban retreat that provides guests with a calm refuge and a memorable experience. Discover the Northwest by savoring seasonal cuisine while relaxing next to our custom slate fireplaces or taking in the grand décor and original artwork. Your dining experience is eloquently enhanced by the live jazz piano music featuring locally acclaimed artists.
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I'm not going to drop my rating to 3, but it's getting close!

Just there for Thanksgiving with our entire family, and we hope we're not seeing a trend here. It just wasn't what we always experienced at Hudson's.

Here's the main reason why we were disappointed. The food at the "back" buffet (other than the mushroom ravioli) was barely warm! Most of the food on our plates went to waste, as it was cold by the time we were half way through what we had taken. There was sliced turkey, which was dry, but no baked salmon, which is one of our favorites. On the plus side, those mushroom ravioli were excellent!

Learning our lesson, all of us then went to the main buffet. The food there was hot and delicious, but still, no baked salmon. Cold salmon was provided at both main and back buffets, and was excellent, by the way.

One other note, no itemized bill. Just a hand written ticket. Our credit card bill showed the total, which did not match the hand written ticket. We were left to interpret the difference, which was tax and gratuity, on our own.

We gather the family 4 to 6 times a year, and used to only frequent Skamania Lodge, but they lowered their quality and selection, so we now gather at Hudson's.

We'll try again, maybe Christmas or Valentines Day.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Thank NoAngst
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Scott G, Manager at Hudson's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on our Thanksgiving Buffet. We truly value comments like this from regular guest to help us maintain the high standards we are known for. We added the extra buffet line per requests from guest in private rooms so they did not have to walk as far. We will share your comments with our culinary team and make sure this line gets as much attention as the main ones. I can also put a request in for a hot salmon option. We look forward to having you join us for another Holiday with your family. Please look me or Ron up so we can make sure you are well taken care of.


Scott Gix
Hudson's Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary here with our son and daughter-in-laws. We all had terrific meals featuring steak or seafood. The service was great and both the Creme veiled and chocolate mousse cake were divine. Threatening was a bit loud, but we were in a booth, which dampened the noise some.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Spent $152.00 on dinner for 2, while 3 TVs blasting across the room. Patrons wearing baseball hats while dining? Hard to enjoy crab cakes, and a nice ribeye with TVs. I will not be going back. One saving grace, our server was a gentleman.

Thank PikoVonMitchellstein
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have eaten here several times over the past few years and I am never disappointed. Not the most affordable place in town, but worth the extra in my opinion.

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Thank vandad122017
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Went in for Happy Hour; really crowded. Stayed for dinner. Great scallops and service. Good wine choices.

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Thank caroltM8536KW
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