Hudson's on the Bend was recommended to us for dinner during our recent anniversary celebration weekend on the banks of Lake Travis. To say that we were disappointed would put it mildly...disgusted was more appropriate. You are disappointed if you have a sub par meal at average to above average prices. You are disgusted if you have a terrible meal that cost you $160 for two entrees and 3 glasses of wine. Let's start with my entree selection presented on the menu as: Open Fire Grilled Prime Tenderloin of Beef topped with Jumbo Lump Blue Crab served with Smoked Tomato Hollandaise and Asiago Polenta Fries...WOW, sounded soooo nice on the menu...then it arrived and should have been more honestly presented on the menu as: 2-3 ounces of a small flat piece of non-prime steak with a glob of melted cheese wiz (they call it Hollandaise) with a FEW small specs of crab meat (less then a tablespoon) and five square soggy french fries stacked up next to this unappealing mess...oh, I forgot, we are going to serve this $52 entree to you COLD on a COLD plate. Honestly, that description is not exaggerated...that is what it looked like when it arrived and after the first bite I knew that we were punk'd by this over priced, over hyped eatery. My wife's entree, #1 Hawaiian Tuna was sliced so thinly as if they were conserving portions, topped with ONE boiled in water scallop, a tablespoon of crab and the only tasty item that was delivered to our table was one shrimp. The wait staff was not very attentive but, quite honestly, if I served such pathetic food I would stay away from the table as much as possible. But hey, it was our anniversary weekend and we were having such a nice time that we were not going to let Hudson's on the Bend ruin our trip...but they tried real hard to do just that. Stay as far away from this place as you can get...believe the negative reviews you are reading on this site...we wish we would have paid closer attention to the honest reviewers.
Pros: Seated promptly
Cons: Food, ambiance, price, service, overall quality was extremely poor