West Hollywood's The Hudson will reopen tomorrow with a brand new look and a new consortium of experts, including bartender Mia Sarazen's consultation on cocktails, Stumptown coffee and tea, and newly introduced dishes from chef Conrad Woodul (whose first name probably offers us the only opportunity we're going to get to pour one out for Conrad Bain, so here goes). During the restaurant's three-week refresh, The Hudson tore away its ceiling to expose the original wood beams, creating eight more feet of height in the process. Aesthetic additions to the bar include new counter tops, stools, and an antique mirror, while floors have been refinished and communal tables added. What else?
The exterior has also been refreshed, with the addition of a neon cocktail sign. New market-driven dishes include grilled Loch Duart salmon, braised lamb shank, and prosciutto and burrata with pickled beets, while Sarazen's new drinks include "The Bombshell" with Akvinta vodka and strawberry puree and in a most appropriate nod to L.A.'s typical weekend pick-up crowd, a drink with Fighting Cock bourbon, sugar, and decanted bitters called The H.O.F.