The Lakewood intersection of Mockingbird Lane and Abrams Road gets a fancy new restaurant with the opening of Hudson House Restaurant & Raw Bar, opening in what used to be an IHOP.
This is the third outpost of this brand, which a release says has become a neighborhood favorite both in Highland Park, where it debuted, and Addison, where it opened a second location in 2018:
"Distinguished for its ice-cold martinis, wildly admired Cheeseburger (their capitalization, not ours), top-grade East Coast oysters, and gorgeous interiors reminiscent of a New England dining institution," the release says.
Can a Cheeseburger really be "wildly admired"? Apparently so.
The first Hudson House was opened on Lovers Lane in 2017 by East Hampton founders Hunter Pond and Kyle Brooks, who describe it as a "homey yet sophisticated restaurant that's our take on the 'swanky' neighborhood joints of the West Village in New York City."
Pond is founder and CEO of Vandelay Hospitality Group, and behind East Hampton Sandwich Co. and the forthcoming Drake’s Steakhouse.
He says in a statement that they can't wait to bring the concept to East Dallas, stating, "there was no question that Lakewood would be the place for our third Hudson House."
The 4,500-square-foot restaurant, located at 4040 Abrams Rd., is set to open in early 2020.
The release says that Hudson House Lakewood will be open for weekend brunch, which they offer as a salvo to "those missing IHOP pancakes." IHOP's buttermilk pancakes are $5.79. Hudson House does also have a "buttermilk stack" — for $12. On the bright side, it comes with berry compote, warm espresso butter, and boysenberry syrup.