I have always enjoyed my dining experiences at Hudson's on the Bend. The homey atmosphere is charming and warm. And, while the restaurant can be a tad loud when it is churning on all cylinders, it still provides a special atmosphere. The food is just inventive enough and the menu is always interesting. The game is solid; I've enjoyed my share of venison and bison here. This is real Texas cooking gone upscale, and a great place to mark a special occasion. The only drawback is the 20 mile drive to get there from central Austin, but there's nothing else really like it in the Austin area.