Hudson Garden Grill at the New York Botanical Garden

4.6
2186 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Set among the towering pines of The New York Botanical Garden's Ross Conifer Arboretum, Hudson Garden Grill serves as a spectacular backdrop for modern farm-to-table cuisine.

Featuring the bounty of New York's Hudson Valley and the surrounding hills and waters, the menu embodies the restaurants dedication to partnering with family farmers for ingredients grown, raised, and foraged locally-- with exquisite results!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2186 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Sonny
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding!!! Carlos our server was excellent!!!
Absolutely love this restaurant!

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MaryT
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot in the beautiful NYBG gardens. Wonderful burrata with peaches and the special lamb ragu pasta was outstanding. Don't miss this gem!

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vipTessa
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

So disappointing! One of my favorite things to do in the past, pre-Covid, was to go to the Botanical Garden and have lunch at the Hudson Grille. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case! They have completely changed the menu, which would be fine, but they’ve removed some of the best items and not replaced them with anything nearly as good. It is a pricey place to go for lunch that isn’t great! Won’t be back!

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AlanB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Late lunch after enjoyable day at the Gardens. I do wish they would offer later reservations and extend operating hours.

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MargotH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I am a major hamburger lover. Mostly I am disappointed when I order one.
Let me just say the whole experience was otherworldly!
It was seriously the best hamburger ever with stellar fries to match. I ordered it rare and it was cooked to perfection!
The weather was 79 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.
We ate outdoors with the unmatched beauty of the surroundings.
A perfect lunch in my book. And of course good company required.

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Grace3
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there. Really lively atmosphere. Good was wonderful but I didn’t think my sherry vinegarette was just a bit too bitter but the mustard vinaigrette was better. Food was fresh and flavorful. The setting is beautiful. Quiet. Will be back. Nice vegetarian otions

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DavidP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing soup special !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Superb table service and excellent lunch menu. Rating would have been five star if hostess had been more polite and welcoming.

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Marko
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. The place is spacious and full of light. I recommend this restaurant.

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I always look forward to dining at the Hudson Garden Grill when visiting The Botanical Gardens. The servers are friendly, ambiance enjoyable and food delicious.

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NancyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We sat outside on their patio on a beautiful fall day. Service was very good - attentive and informative. Our waiter was very well acquainted with the menu and offered suggestions for customizing our choices. Even though busy, we were not rushed. It was a delightful lunch!

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vipPoke
New York Area
184 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time, delicious salad, but too big. Will have the leftover for lunch today. Nice young man waiting on table. Beautiful setting outdoors on a lovely day.

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robertopaul
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great burger and fries. Lovely surroundings. Good wine too.

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pattic
Caribbean
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited NYBG on a gorgeous day. Had an early reservation! Everything was wonderful….food delicious and friendly service!

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Laura
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall, the food was delicious and the service was very good.

The children's menu was high for what they received such as a small bowl of pasta with butter for $12.00. We asked for bread with our salad and were served toast as apparently the restaurant does not serve fresh bread. We were charged $4.00 on our bill for it that wasn't explained up front.

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vipLunaeats
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This lovely restaurant in the New York Botanical Garden always impresses me with gracious service and delicious beautifully presented food. Every time I eat here, I exclaim to my companions : “ I’d come up here just to eat in this restaurant!” I never have done that, always just include a meal here whenever I visit the garden, but it is so good! The room is large, serene with the huge windows and well spaced tables. Good cocktails, too! What a privilege to spend a day in the glorious garden, then have a wonderful meal right in the garden.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was better than expected! I'll definitely go again!

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braces
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved sitting outdoors surrounded by trees and flowers. Our waiter (wish I knew his name) was terrific: friendly, accommodating and excellent service. The meal was top rate and super delicious. My crab cake was the best I ever had with a wonderful sauce and accoutrements. We started out by sharing a really delicious squash soup with coconut foam. We weren't going to have dessert but decided to share the yogurt with blueberries in a sauce topped with strawberries and accompanied by the best mango sorbet! What a treat. You can't miss by eating at this great restaurant...the chef knows what he/she is doing.

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HelenC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our fish and vegetarian options. One of us had a cocktail of ginger and gin and that went really nicely with the ricotta spread appetizer.

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vipAbigail
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best service of any restaurant I've been to in the last year! Wonderful food, ambiance and location. Been many times before and will definitely continue to visit.

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FrancesS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The dining experience was very pleasant. It seemed like the restaurant was very busy, since we had to wait a long time to receive our food.

Staff was very kind and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I treated my DIL to lunch during our visit to the NYBG💜

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PeterM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server should remind customer of member discount at time of bill paying, not doing so appears to be hiding this member benefit

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Babsy
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was such a lovely lunch. Bright and beautiful outside so that room was filled with light. The food was excellent - perhaps the service was a bit slower than it could have been, but like everywhere else, they are probably short on staff. Our waiter was friendly and did do his very best to accommodate us.
Because of the beauty at Botanical Gardens, a perfect weather day, and a fabulous lunch - it was a special day between two friends who were happy to share such a lovely experience. Food and wine helped to make it very good.
Great to plan your day with reservations for your me

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Mimi
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

It took too long for the meal to arrive, however they were kind enough to offer something in the interim.

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viplarry
Palm Springs
56 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding menu Service is friendly hostess dealt effectively with a too noisy table. Highly recommend

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AGordon
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Hudson Garden Grill is a terrific restaurant in a very beautiful setting!

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MaryM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When we visit New York we always make sure to visit the NYBG and eat at the Hudson Garden Grill. Their food is exquisite and never disappoints.

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Anika
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant that serve a high quality of food. It is not only tasty but it looks beautifully artistic. I will definitely return.

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LeslieS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the restaurant so much I would even make a special trip just to eat there!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience
Great service

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Fern
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Ate on patio. Beautiful day, very pleasant. Party of 6….all very satisfied. Have dined there in past ( indoors & out), would do so again👍

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vipJoanC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Member of NYBG for many years and have eaten here often. Reservations a must!
Menu has some basic offerings but with an eclectic touch.
Want to particularly recognize our waiter- Santiago who was knowledgeable and professional.
Joan C.

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AnnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. Would have like to apply membership discount.

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vipMediocre
New England
32 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely venue, good menu options, and excellent service. Felt very comfortable and confident that the staff was following all proper Covid protocols.

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vipkaren
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant just added to our wonderful experience at the Botanical Gardens. Food presentation and taste were delicious! We ate outside in the garden. What a day!

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vipsusan
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Lovely setting, and a friendly enough server. But, the greeting was absolutely unacceptable. Hostess barely looked up from her phone as I approached the entrance and mentioned my reservation. Never made eye contact and seemed quite full of herself. So done with these types of greetings! A pandemic does not give restaurant staff the right to disregard their guests and rudely treat them as some type of a nuisance. Maybe time for some refresher training? A smile (or a hello) goes a long way!

Again, pretty dining room and two friendly servers, but the menu was limited and the salad I ordered pricey - and kind of tasteless with soggy avocados and past their prime tomatoes. Would not hurry back here given the price point… and “greeting”.

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Claire23
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an outdoor table, our server was attentive and the food was excellent!

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Ellgirl
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place to time before or after a visit to the gardens

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Vicki
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and choices were perfect. My chicken with squash and potatoes was as delicious as it was beautifully served. I have eaten here before and will do so again

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Hudson Garden Grill at the New York Botanical Garden is rated 4.6 stars by 2186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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