I really wanted a burger for brunch and one of the best places for it are definitely bars. Not surprising as burgers are bar dishes and some serve some amazing ones that are far better than the chains we all know. This time, we wanted to try the burger at Hudson Tavern, a place we tried years back (I only remember I got wings...).
It is a fairly big place with the most noticeable element of decor being the tin ceiling. Menu wise, they have some interesting dishes, besides the classic brunch items: sriracha wings, a French dip or a Monte Cristo sandwich. Jodi decided to go for the ahi tuna salad.
Topped with some ginger, the salad was composed of a sesame crusted ahi tuna, baby arugula, water chestnuts, cucumber, baby corn and carrots. Not only the presentation was beautiful, thanks to the amazing red color of the tuna, but it was delicious, the tuna being of good quality.
On my side, I ordered the Tavern burger: a 10 oz patty served tomato, onion and lettuce. I added cheddar on top for $1...
The burger looked sublime, between the nice char on the side of the patty and the generous amount of cheese that was dripping all over. I so wanted that first bite that I forgot to take a photo when fully closed! But trust me: that first bite was divine; the meat was delightfully charred, perfectly cooked medium and juicy. Looking at the bread, I thought it would be dry, but it was in fact soft and perfect for this. Oh, that first bite! And the second, third...I think I just drooled on my computer!!!
To pair with the burger, I had the choice between French fries, home fries or salad. Seriously, salad? With a burger? No, no, no! I went for the French fries and I did not regret it: they were crispy on the outside and cooked all the way through like I like them.
So, I guess you know that I had a good brunch there. Would I go back to Hudson Tavern? Definitely. I would not mind trying their orange ginger glazed duck breast, pan seared scallops or linguine with clams...
Enjoy (I did)!
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