Hudson Hall, Beer Hall and Smokehouse in Jersey City

Please note that the meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own!

 Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

This week, I got invited to the soft opening of Hudson Hall, a Beer Hall and Smokehouse located few blocks from the Grove St Path station in Jersey City that is opening on September 23, 2017. This is an incredible place: when being there, you would think that you stepped into an old beer hall, when in fact the space has been completely gutted and rebuilt, with lots of attention to detail. The space is divided into three different sections: the huge dining room, with its bar that has a round shape on one extremity, allowing six people to sit facing each over; the small dining room with its incredible ceiling (called "the deli"), and the tunnel to go from one room to the other, giving a glimpse into the busy kitchen. Of course, you cannot miss the two large smokers in the main dining room. Yes, remember: this is a smokehouse. 

 The tunnel at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

The tunnel at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

 Kitchen at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Kitchen at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

 Bar at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Bar at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

 Dining room at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Dining room at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

 The tunnel at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

The tunnel at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

 Smokers at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Smokers at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

 Bar at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Bar at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

 Dining room at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Dining room at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

 Dining room at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Dining room at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

 Bar in small dining room at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Bar in small dining room at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Their menu, inspired predominantly from Eastern Europe, but with still American dishes, is crafted by Chef Dan Hoose who loves exploring European cuisine. A good thing considering the owners are from Eastern Europe! Here is what I tried:

They have a good selection of beers and cocktails, so I tried their cocktail called The Pendents, that is an old fashioned, as well as the Asbury Park Stout (dark ale). 

 The Pendents cocktail at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

The Pendents cocktail at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

 Asbury Park beer at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Asbury Park beer at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Food wise, they first served us their homemade pickles:

 Pickles at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Pickles at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Pickled vegetable medley:

 Pickled vegetable medley at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Pickled vegetable medley at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Pastrami sandwich with house dressing, pickled onion, dill and shredded bib lettuce:

 Pastrami sandwich at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Pastrami sandwich at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

 Pastrami sandwich at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Pastrami sandwich at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

BLT sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato and fermented black radish mayo:

 BLT sandwich at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

BLT sandwich at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

 BLT sandwich at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

BLT sandwich at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

HH veggies composed of hash brown, roasted eggplant, tomato and white beans:

 HH veggies at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

HH veggies at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Gratin made with chopped smoked ends, onion and Jarlsberg cheese:

 Gratin at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Gratin at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Portobello mushrooms fries:

 Portobello mushroom fries at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Portobello mushroom fries at Hudson Hall in Jersey City, NJ

Hudson Hall is a great addition to Jersey City: the restaurant looks fantastic and the food is what you would expect in such a place: comforting and casual. But I think that their Eastern European dishes and the smokehouse allow them to stand out. 

Enjoy (I did)

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Hudson Hall - 364 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302

 
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