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405 Columbia St, Hudson, NY 12534 (Columbia and 4th)
15188284800
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Serving food and drink inspired by the bounty of the Hudson Valley,...
Serving food and drink inspired by the bounty of the Hudson Valley, Helsinki Hudson houses a beautiful and comfortable Restaurant with outdoor dining during the warmer months in our Courtyard, an intimate Club/Music Venue where performers from all over the world play on a nightly basis and our Ballroom - a gorgeous private event space which is perfect for your wedding or any special occasion.
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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Go for the shrimp and grits. Stay for the music.

Nice spot for dinner, but don't plan on conversation, even when there's not a band playing. Despite having made a reservation, we were seated at a bar. They were accommodating in moving us to a table, but it was a tiny one for the four of us, and directly in front of the stage. We thought the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Julia K
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful venue for performances. Comfortable and clean, one of the nicest clubs Ive ever been to. Also there is a lovely bar and restaurant with great drinks and decent food. staff is attentive and cvaring

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Thank Signe A
New York
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 'not to be missed' Southern Creole dining experience that left us wowed. A riff on Oysters Rockefeller made with pimento cheese, collards, cracklings and cornbread crumbs called Oysters Azalea are easily the best thing we've eaten in ever more gentrified Hudson. The lamb chops with creamed greens and rabbit tamales that followed were both excellent. The desserts were good... More 

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Thank SquareBear205
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice spot for dinner, but don't plan on conversation, even when there's not a band playing. Despite having made a reservation, we were seated at a bar. They were accommodating in moving us to a table, but it was a tiny one for the four of us, and directly in front of the stage. We thought the food was very... More 

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Thank Julia K
Morristown, New Jersey
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Hudson with 5 ladies for a girls weekend. Ate dinner at Helsinki. The meal was beyond fantastic. The flavors were complex, the portions huge and the prices low (as compared to NYC)- what else can you ask for! The drink menu was interesting and the wine list extensive. The venue was a really interesting place (renovated bus garage).... More 

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Thank christine L
nyc
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158 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting well executed menu. Comfortable very local place. Great service and great staff. Spent a couple of days of downtime in Hudson and really enjoyed dinner here. Came back the next day.

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Thank michaelrnyc
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner and a show---well worth the ticket plus dinner costs, fun environment. Nice to have a dance floor! Band was GREAT!

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Thank Lisa S
Hillsdale, New York
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Club Helsinki is an architectural wonder in this post-industrial mini-city (population 6,600). If you are into architecture, it is well worth the trip to see the transformation of this former bus garage to a well-known music venue. They book internationally renowned musical acts. They have an amazing stage set-up and a huge upstairs room where they have another bar and... More 

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Thank Leftigur
Bellingham, Washington
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Having had a great experience at Helsinki last year when we were in Hudson, we decided to return with some new visitors. What a difference a year can make! The food was okay (although I've had far better fried green tomatoes....these were quite dry and tasteless). The menu is impressive, but no substitutions are allowed. The wines were good but... More 

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Thank cscgesp
Fairfax County, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Food is excellent; it is based on an eclectic, sophisticated take on American down-home cooking. The ribs, beans and cornbread were excellent. Staff is attentive, venue is attractive. Would choose Helsinki when I return to Hudson.

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Thank Kaishaku
Kinderhook, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

First, a bit about the set-up since I see some poor reviews from people who didn't comprehend the way Helsinki operates (it's spelled out on the website). There are two spaces - a restaurant (which is only a restaurant) and the club (restaurant and music venue). The club is not huge and the only way to be guaranteed a seat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 405 Columbia St, Hudson, NY 12534
    (Columbia and 4th)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hudson
  • Phone Number: 15188284800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 35
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Serving food and drink inspired by the bounty of the Hudson Valley, Helsinki Hudson houses a beautiful and comfortable Restaurant with outdoor dining during the warmer months in our Courtyard, an intimate Club/Music Venue where performers from all over the world play on a nightly basis and our Ballroom - a gorgeous private event space which is perfect for your wedding or any special occasion.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?