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Park Cities restaurant pops into Addison with patio and swanky burgers

Park Cities restaurant pops into Addison with patio and swanky burgers

Hudson House burger
Photo by Kathy Tran

A fresh new restaurant is opening in Addison, in a space previously occupied by Taco Diner. It'll be the second location of Hudson House, the spinoff of East Hampton Sandwich Co., and it's scheduled to open on September 25.

The first Hudson House was opened on Lovers Lane in 2017 by East Hampton founders Hunter Pond and Kyle Brooks, who describe this East Coast-inspired neighborhood concept as a "homey yet sophisticated restaurant that's our take on the 'swanky' neighborhood joints of the West Village in New York City."

This will be at 4933 Belt Line Rd., two blocks west of the Dallas North Tollway, and is technically a Dallas address. This location differs from the Park Cities original in that Pond and Brooks have partnered with M Crowd Restaurant Group, who own Mi Cocina, The Mercury — and Taco Diner. That probably was a big help in them getting the Taco Diner space. At least, that would be one's guess. No way to say for sure.

Hudson House is open for lunch and dinner, and claims to feature some of the rarest oysters you can find outside New York City or Boston.

"We've partnered with some boutique oyster farmers to bring a unique variety that Texans would normally have to travel to the East Coast to find," Pond says in a release.

Other standout dishes include their seafood tower, with oysters, shrimp cocktail, tuna tartare, cracked king crab, and a whole 2-pound lobster.

They have an avocado dip, made with whipped avocado, green onion, garden herbs, and ranch chips; a cheeseburger with two thin patties, American cheese, pickles, minced onion, and Hudson sauce which is probably-maybe Russian dressing; and chicken parm with creamy tomato pasta.

They place equal emphasis on their bar program with at least 10 varieties of the martini, served extra-cold in frozen glasses with floating ice chips; and a frozen peach bellini which comes with a Grand Marnier floater.

Hudson House has won over fans with generous happy hours including half-off martinis, cheeseburgers, and the entire selection of oysters from 4-6 pm every day.

The other big differentiator at Addison over the Lovers Lane location: a patio with a large outdoor seating area for 40 people. Patios are a plus.