Written by: Steve Stover
Date: April 25, 2014

Hudson 29's steak & enchilada with marinated hanger steak, cojita cheese enchiladas, roasted corn ragu with avocado. Photo: Steve Stover.

Hudson 29’s steak & enchilada with marinated hanger steak, cojita cheese enchiladas, roasted corn ragu with avocado. Photo: Steve Stover.

Hudson 29 is located in Upper Arlington, Cameron’s hometown. The name Hudson comes from the Hudson River valley, home of the Culinary Institute of America, Cameron’s culinary alma mater; and the 29 comes from Route 29, the main wine trail through the Napa Valley.

Hudson 29 has several different dining spaces: a very lively bar, quiet wine room, main dining room, and covered patio. As with all Cameron Mitchell restaurants, the service was excellent. Ample parking in back is a plus.

Our group enjoyed a 2012 Artazuri Garnacha (Spain)($44) and a 2011 Tamari Malbec “Reserva” (Argentina)($40).

We shared the house baked four cheese stuffed dinner rolls, featuring Asiago, Provolone, Mozzarella, Parmesan, for ($7); the shrimp taquitos, pico de gallo, cojita ($11); and the dip trio: hummus, guacamole, and smoked trout, served with warm tortilla chips ($10).

Hudson 29's The pan-fried Lake Erie walleye, cole slaw, hand-cut fries, remoulade. Photo: Steve Stover

Hudson 29’s The pan-fried Lake Erie walleye, cole slaw, hand-cut fries, remoulade. Photo: Steve Stover

The pan-fried Lake Erie walleye, cole slaw, hand-cut fries, remoulade ($26) was very good, as was the slow roasted prime rib au jus, horseradish mashed potatoes, horseradish sauce ($29). We enjoyed the steak and enchilada (marinated hanger steak, cojita cheese enchiladas, roasted corn ragu with avocado)($25), and the rotisserie roasted half chicken with horseradish mashed potatoes ($18).

Hudson 29's he rotisserie roasted half chicken with horseradish mashed potatoes. Photo: Steve Stover

Hudson 29’s he rotisserie roasted half chicken with horseradish mashed potatoes. Photo: Steve Stover

Desserts were announced at the table, a nice concept: pineapple upside down doughnuts, caramel dipping sauce; Texas sheet cake; triple berry cobbler (all served with Graeter’s ice cream, all $8).

A few minor grumbles: wine markups are high, there is no bread service except the $7 rolls, and some would have liked a few more appetizer and dessert choices.

Overall, Hudson 29 offers a broad, eclectic menu of well-prepared dishes aimed to please everyone, sushi, salads, flatbreads, sandwiches, and large plates like prime rib and roasted chicken.

Hudson 29
1600 West Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43221
614-487-0622
hudson29.com