Despite having originated in Dallas, this new place is getting a positive reception from Cowtowners. Housed in an exquisitely renovated 1920s ice plant (it was last a restaurant when occupied by another Dallas original, Celebration, more than 20 years ago), Hudson House cleverly incorporates old gear works into the vintage New England clubhouse vibe. The bill of fare is wide-ranging. Starting with an assortment of East Coast oysters, we marveled at the inspired mignonette, pairing unexpected red peppercorns and minced cranberries with traditional shallot-tinged vinegar. From the sushi menu, our pretty Chef’s Pressed roll offered four perfect rice squares encasing a blend of spicy tuna, seared salmon, and cucumber with a restrained topper of wasabi cream, caviar, and tiny tendrils of green onion. Expertly cooked pan-seared redfish might have scored a solid A if the assertive seasoning rub hadn’t overwhelmed a delicate lemon beurre blanc; that said, the moistness and texture were spot-on. The Parmesan-topped broccoli alongside was also surprisingly satisfying. On our return, we’ll have to check out the cheeseburger (old-school, made with a pair of thin patties and American cheese with a special house sauce) and beautiful skinny fries, which we saw being delivered to more than half the tables around us. Pro tip: Book your table a week or more in advance or be left with dinner options at 5 p.m. or 9 p.m. Second tip: Happy hour specials, served from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays, include bargains on oysters and cheeseburgers as well as half-price martinis (which sell like the proverbial hotcakes).
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Sushi, nicely cooked seafood, burgers—you've got choices!