14 and Hudson Kitchen and Bar

Restaurants  / 

They had us at Smashing Sangria.

Our expectations for recently opened 14 & Hudson Kitchen and Bar were high from the get-go. After all, it had all the ingredients of a hot new resto: a CIA-trained chef who earned his stripes at Manhattan’s Blue Fin restaurant, a prime Piermont location, and a luscious interior boasting cozy banquette seating. Then, of course, there was that aforementioned sangria, which, we were told, would be some of the best to ever pass our lips. While we’re not quite ready to crown it the best (is there really a bad sangria?), it definitely lived up to its name—subtly sweet, with just the right amount of muddled fruit at the bottom.

Also great: The vibe, which was definitely lively without being overly loud—a.k.a. perfect for a Saturday night out with the better half or a quick summer mid-week bite with the gals. A curated cocktail list was offered upon our arrival, and it took us, oh, only about 30 seconds to order a round of Picante Margaritas ($12 each), crafted with Patron Platinum Tequila, fresh-squeezed lime juice, jalapeños, and cucumbers. And for the purists, 14 & Hudson offers eight local brews on tap plus a good variety of well-priced wines, each handpicked by the owners. Good thing there’s ample bar space and an outdoor patio. You may just want to linger.

Oh, and let’s not forget the food. Not that we could. Chef Eric Wood’s menu is simple, yet filled with plenty of New American bistro-style crowd-pleasers. The left side consists of “Bar Snacks” and “Starters” like Chicken Wings Glazed in Sweet Chili and Black Pepper ($9), Hand-cut Potato Chips with a Blue Cheese Fondue ($9), and a Tuna Tartar with Avocado, Sriracha, Cilantro and Wontons ($14) that will rock your world. On the right side are several salads to discover, including a kale option ($12) that we’ll definitely be coming back for, followed by main dishes including perfectly al dente Garganelli served with Broccoli Rabe, Spicy Sausage and Pecorino, ($17), and Sauteed Branzino paired with Asparagus in a Yuzu Vinaigarette ($25)- a delicious reminder that Woods is no novice when it comes to cooking seafood. Rest assured, carnivores, there’s plenty of meat dishes to dig into as well, including the Roasted Hangar Steak ($28) and their signature Saturday Night Burger ($15), which comes with an old-school-style “bag o’ fries.”

Overall, a visit to 14 & Hudson is definitely worth the trip and is a wonderful addition to Piermont’s ever-growing dining scene. Better book the sitter.

14 & Hudson Kitchen and Bar
457 Piermont Avenue,
Piermont, New York
(845) 680-0014
Reservations recommended
Serving dinner Tues-Sunday, 5:30pm; lunch service starting soon
Private party space available

Related Posts