Cameron Mitchell creation Hudson 29 brings hip feel, fresh food to Columbus

April 15, 2014
Hudson 29, located at 1600 W. Lane Ave., features many different sushi options. Credit: Leah Alexander / Lantern reporter

Hudson 29, located at 1600 W. Lane Ave., features many different sushi options.
Credit: Leah Alexander / Lantern reporter

A new Cameron Mitchell restaurant recently opened its doors in Columbus, bringing a young and hip feel to Lane Avenue.

Hudson 29, located at 1600 W. Lane Ave., is the newest restaurant to join the Cameron Mitchell family of national restaurants.

Hudson 29 officially opened March 29. Its chic atmosphere and welcoming staff make it a great place to eat, or grab drinks after work.

I ventured there for dinner on a Thursday night with a close friend of mine. Upon our arrival, there was a 45-minute wait because of the after-work crowd.

As we waited at the front of the restaurant, I took in the sophisticated and contemporary atmosphere.

There was a lot of waiting space, complete with leather couches and two oversized armchairs. As we waited, a hostess offered us a drink and also gave us a menu to preview before we sat down.

The wait only lasted about 20 minutes, and we were then taken to our table. We sat out on a covered patio area that looked out onto Lane Avenue.

The waitress took our drink orders and told us about the specials as I looked over the eclectic menu. From flatbreads to sushi and burgers to salads, this menu truly covered all bases.

Appetizer options include their house basked four-cheese stuffed butter rolls, shrimp taquitos and a dip trio consisting of guacamole, hummus and smoked trout.

We decided to go with the $10 Campari Tomato flatbread as an appetizer, and I got the $11 Caesar salad with chicken for my entrée while my friend got an avocado sushi roll.

Our flatbread came out within 10 minutes and looked absolutely delicious. Served on a sleek, wooden platter and cut into eight slices, it was the perfect appetizer to share. The cheese melted in my mouth and the fresh, tomato chunks added the perfect amount of sweetness.

The entrees quickly followed the appetizers. Parmesan crisps, croutons and chicken sat on top of a bed of romaine lettuce drizzled with Caesar dressing. The eight sushi rolls were centered on a simple, white plate with a small side of wasabi, ginger and soy sauce.

The warm chicken and cold greens made for a great Caesar salad. The Parmesan crisps and thick croutons added just the right amount of crunch to this classic salad.

The sushi was extremely fresh, leaving every last bite something to savor.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fun, yet casual night. The food was great, and the service was even better.

Hudson 29 also features a full cocktail, beer and wine list as well as an entire gluten-free menu, with appetizers, sandwiches, salads and sides from which to choose.

Dinner for each of us was around $20 per person.

Hudson 29 is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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