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“Luke Warm”
Review of Swoon Kitchenbar

Swoon Kitchenbar
Ranked #3 of 92 Restaurants in Hudson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I stopped for a late lunch on a Saturday, prompted by positive Zagat ratings. The interior is tasteful, simple and clean with different seating options. The lunch menu was small and that was fine. However our server seemed more baffled with each question we asked. Is this a sandwich? Not sure. We started with a cheese plate, and had no explanation as to which cheese was which. When the rest of the food came out the lamb chops were room-temp to cold, and the shoe string fries, luke warm, rendering them soggy. And to make matters worse, our server never stopped in to ask how things were. If she had, I would've sent things back. I know who won't be back, me.

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is a really excellent restaurant, probably the best in Hudson (we had dinner in four places during our stay). Superb food, nice unpretentious ambience, very good service, excellent bar.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

This place is pretentious with little reason to be, especially noe that there is a lot more competition in Hudson.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

But you will swoon!
Swoon Kitchenbar is our #1 stop whenever we get to Hudson from across the river in Cairo, NY.
We love their wine list, which is curated by Michael at Hudson Wine Merchants (our second stop). The food is all locally sourced organic food from the Hudson Valley. Soups are constantly changing and tasty, and season-to-season the menu varies by what is available at that very moment!
Sunday brunches, arrive early, as it is very crowded. The staff is knowledgeable about ingredients in every dish, which I find refreshing, and you do not get that NYC attitude!
Bacon wrapped dates are a fav, roasted beet salad is right up there, smoked duck breast and monkfish liver touchon are all appetizer's, so it gets better from there!
Any of the sauteed swiss chard, brocolli rabe, and kale are nice and fresh and not chewy like Grandma used to make.
For dinner try the brown sugar braised pork chop, pan-seared salmon, or the slow roasted lamb shoulder.
When shopping in Hudson, we always stop for a wine to say "hi" and relax. Hudson as a town has blossumed in the 8 years we have been in the 'hood, and we always look forward to Swooning at Swoon. (poor grammar, I know...)
-David Allen

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Had dinner here on a Sunday night in April and everything was just lovely. Lots of great choices on the menu - was hard to decide what to order. Our server was very nice and when we asked her about various wines, she volunteered to bring us tastes of three different options. Beet salad was delicious as was the fluke I ordered. All in all, an artful and relaxing dinner we enjoyed in every way. Hostess and bartender also very welcoming.

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