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Hudson at Waterway East

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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Hudson at Waterway East is an elegant addition to downtown Delray Beach’s vibrant and diverse restaurant scene — and not just for its cuisine. Open since December, it’s off to an incredible start that more established restaurants would envy.

This stunning building, located behind its own dock, is gorgeous with rounded arches, sweeping balconies, and Art Deco-style windows that stun in sunlight and moonlight. If the weather’s fine, sit on the deck and take in the waterfront view (especially striking at night). If it’s not, you’ll be comfortable in a high-backed booth in the dining area across from a well-stocked bar.

Despite the large crowd, our friendly and attentive server made us smile. I ordered the fish tacos while my guest picked the pork porterhouse, one of Hudson’s signature dishes. The fish for the tacos changes daily; I enjoyed tender baked tilapia wrapped in three white flour tortillas covered with lime crema and Hudson’s signature slaw — a zestier, lighter take on traditional coleslaw. The combination of citrusy slaw, thick and slightly spicy avocado, and tender fish revved up my appetite so much I forced myself to slow down and properly savor the dish. My dining companion raved about her soft pulled pork mixed with applewood-smoked bacon, braised rainbow Swiss chard, caramelized onions, red grape demi, and Hudson’s signature bourbon peaches. A consummate fan of anything peach, she said the fruit really pulled the dish together, making it one of the best meals she’d ever had.

I enjoyed the julienne-cut sweet potato fries that came with my tacos, one of several sides to choose from along with quinoa salad and sweet potato puree. The next time I visited, I opted for the parmesan fries, finding them firmer and spiced to perfection.

Other menu temptations include a pretzel encrusted crab cake appetizer and entrées such as campanelle pasta with broccoli rabe, white beans, and sweet sausage; fried calamari, Alaskan halibut, Atlantic salmon, and chicken Milanese. There are vegan and vegetarian options and the kitchen will create gluten-free items by refashioning sandwiche choices without bread.

Dessert options include a banana split and the Hudson doughnut, which is actually multiple little Os that come glazed at times and with dipping sauces at other times

Hudson at Waterway East
900 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach

By JoSelle Vanderhooft

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