I was meeting a distant friend for lunch; we had chosen Painter's Rest. from the reviews but it was busy with a couple of large parties and the hostess recommended the Hudson Street Cafe as an alternate. We were so glad things worked out that way, as we absolutely loved this place and will meet here again. It's not all that much to look at--two rooms, one with a cook station, counter, and tables, and the other with nice, new, but simple pizza-parlor-type tables (that's where we sat). The menu is fantastic--interesting, healthful foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner--the menu notes that they use locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible. My friend had a large salad (called Virginia's something) with fresh mixed greens; grilled peppers, squash, and other veggies; pecans; and goat cheese--she said it was excellent. I had a turkey and brie sandwich on an awesome crispy brioche bread, served with nuts and apples--wonderful! We shared a side of sweet potato fries--I'm always ordering these and being disappointed, but these were thinly sliced, crispy, delicious. The waitress was super friendly and accommodating--checked back often, kept the coffee coming while we sat and talked and talked. Only disappointment was the limited dessert menu--brownies and sundaes. Our bill came to $27, with the two meals, coffees, and one ice cream. There were kids' selections (hot dogs, etc.) and a huge selection of tempting breakfast dishes--those are available till 3 on Saturday and all day Sunday. In writing this review, I read the previous one, which complains about dog visitors and a lack of cleanliness. For the record, we saw not a single pooch, and the tables, settings, and rest room were spotless.
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