Sharing a meal out strengthens family bonds in a civilized way, unlike invading the neighborhood block party and laying siege to the bounce castle. Subjugate your hunger with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of new American fare and drinks at Hudson Restaurant & Lounge.
Mentioned in The Hill for its sophisticated spin on classic American comfort cuisine, Hudson Restaurant & Lounge heralds a menu of brick oven pizzas and sustainable seafood dishes incorporating fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Starters such as the goat cheese gnocchi ($9) or the skillet brussel sprout ($9) offer an artisanal alternative to the jellybean skewers that prelude most home-cooked meals. Diners can divvy up slices from a margherita pizza ($11), which decks its doughy shores in a house-made mozzarella, tomato sauce, and extra virgin olive oil. Chefs pair the barbecue seared tuna with a sweet-potato purée and smoked swiss chard ($13 for half; $26 for whole), and nestle hunks of jalapeño corn bread up to plates of crispy buttermilk fried chicken culled from a free-range farm ($18). Hand-crafted cocktails, such as the Hudson Dark and Stormy ($12) and the Gucci Slingback ($13), lubricate squeaky chomping machinery alongside craft suds, aged spirits, and shots of WD-40.
Hanging bulbs flood the upscale dining environs, pairing with the gauzy glow of tabletop candles to illumine elegant white tablecloths and high-backed chairs. Neon lights color the Hudson’s full-service bar, where sated diners can occasionally aim ears at the dulcet sounds of a live band or harmonizing bartender quartet.
2030 M St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036