Last June, Brookfield Place opened Hudson Eats, an upscale dining terrace overlooking the Hudson river. Hudson eats features fast-casual concepts from 14 chef-driven restaurants. I got the pleasure Friday afternoon to check out the space and sample some goodies at a few of the vendors! Take a look at this quick overview of a few of my favorties, and make sure to check it out for yourself!
Best Seller: Spicy Tuna Roll
Employee Favorite: Salmon Poke
Blue Ribbon is noted as one of the finest Sushi Bar’s in NYC, making it a perfect fit for Hudson Eats beautiful venue. Their unique rolls are made with fresh sushi that is flown in DAILY from The Sea of Japan. The menu is full of variety and I don’t see anywhere that you can go wrong. The staff was very knowledgeable an inviting to all my questions and I assured them I’d be back with friends!
Black Seed Bagel
Best Seller: Salmon Cream Cheese Sandwich and Everything Bagel
Employee Favorite: Sesame Bagel
Black Seed Bagel is awesome all on it’s own, and being backed by sister restaurants The Smile, and Mile End Deli, they are set up for success. With the suggestion of the cashier, I went for the Sesame bagel and it was among the best I’ve had around the city. Their house made cream cheese is nothing short of mouth watering- which pairs perfectly with a hand rolled bagel baked in a wood-burning oven. I’ll definitely be back for that best seller!
Best Sellers: Chicken, Steak & Brussel Sprouts
Employee Favorite: Mac n Cheese and Salmon
You can’t have a dinning terrace in New York City without fully representing the health conscious and the vegetarians. That’s were Dig Inn comes in! Dig Inn’s seasonal menu focuses on taste, nutrients, and vitality. Their ingredients are never processed or industrialized and the best part is they are all local! Dig Inn takes pride in giving you the comfort feeling of a real and healthy meal, at an excellent price. You can “dig in” to the perfect fix for lunch to get you through the rest of your work day without breaking your weekly lunch budget.
Best Seller: Hickory BBQ
Employee Favorite: Arugula Veggie
Once again catering to the health conscious, all the way from Long Island Skinny Pizza is here to satisfy your pizza cravings, in a feel good way. Specializing in thin crust, Skinny Pizza offers original, gluten-free, and whole-wheat dough to choose for starters. Underneath your healthful toppings, you’ll find an organic tomato sauce and your choice of all natural, skim, or vegan cheese. They didn’t forget about the meat eaters either, all options are antibiotic and hormone free.
Best Seller: Red Velvet
Employee Favorite: Lemon
A dinning terrace experience wouldn’t be complete without something to satisfy your sweet tooth. Right? Originating in Beverly Hills, Hudson Eats is the 2nd NYC location accompanying their Midtown East store. Featuring twenty varieties of cupcakes from Red Velvet to Ginger Lemon and Chai Latte, there is something for everyone to indulge in! These cupcakes are handcrafted from dreamy ingredients like sweet butter cream, Belgian chocolate, and fresh fruit.
Best Seller: Truffle Burger
Employee Burger: Hatch Burger
Another California native, this LA chain has been named “Burger of the Year” by GQ magazine, and it lives up to that title! “Umami” is a Japanese term for pleasant and savory in taste. Their star player, the Truffle Burger has truffle oils cooked in every component of the burger making it a perfect overload of goodness. All burgers feature Umami specials like soy pickles and miso mustard so you can’t go wrong.