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Hudson Closing Sept. 29th, Will be Replaced by an Italian Bistro, Teddy & The Bully Bar set to open in early 2013

by Prince Of Petworth September 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm 9 Comments


2030 M Street, NW

From a press release:

It’s with bittersweet regret that we announce the closing of Hudson Restaurant & Lounge on September 29, 2012. There will have a finale party on Friday, September 28 from 11am until 2am featuring some of the menu’s favorites, cocktails and entertainment by Adrian Loving and Friends.

Owner Alan Popovsky look’s to the future as new and exciting changes are ahead as he prepares for new Presidential concepts, following the lead of LINCOLN Restaurant. Construction is about to begin on Teddy & The Bully Bar and scheduled to open in early 2013 and the anticipation is palpable. The official banner went up today (photo attached below). Paying homage to our first President of the 20th Century, the restaurant will feature a thoughtful design from local artist Maggie O’Neill and an outstanding small plate concept from a not yet named Executive Chef.

The new location is situated in the heart of the downtown business and entertainment district at 1200 19th Street, NW. The location was formerly the long standing restaurant Sam and Harry’s.


1200 19th Street, NW

The Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema writes that Hudson will become an Italian bistro:

The owner of Fujimar and Barcode is taking over the soon-to-close Hudson in the West End and giving the corner address a fresh identity. Tentatively called The Greenhouse Bistro, the future 180-seat restaurant will merge an Italian bistro with an enclosed herb garden, says restaurateur Masoud Aboughaddareh.

  • z

    that Hudson location is cursed. it has been a revolving door of mediocre restaurants for years. I was shocked Hudson lasted as long as it did…

  • Anonymous

    Seems like small plates are the opposite of what a Theodore Roosevelt themed restaurant should be.
    It should include steaks the size of frisbees, and like, bison and venison.

    • e

      Yeah, I second anonymous. Teddy Roosevelt is the last president i’d think of when someone mentioned small plater.

  • Red Tomato is the first one I remember. Then David Greggory then Hudson. I feel like I am missing one.

  • kgw

    Wasn’t there a Shelley’s, West End?

    • Thor

      Back in 2001 when it was Red Tomato I ate there and the charge on the credit card statement showed Shelley’s, West End.

  • saf

    There was something there when I was in college – and I cannot remember its name. Island something? Safari something?

  • dcd

    I liked David Greggory OK, especially the monthly bacon dinners, with bottomless wine. Good times.

  • mrsK

    All I ask is that they give me their recipe for sangria before they depart. That stuff was the bomb!

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