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The Crimson Sparrow

746 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534-3013
+1 518-671-6565
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“tasting menu” (24 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
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American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
746 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534-3013
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Party of 4 on Saturday night. When we got there at 730 PM - we were a bit concerned as we were the only diners other than a group of 10. However, within an hour - the outside patio was almost full. Nice outdoor space....More

Thank JoeHouston52
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We had a mix of tasting menu and a la Carte at our table. At $95, The tasting menu is not cheap, but for the quality provided we did not think it was overpriced. The 12 plates were small with mostly Asian flavors and some...More

Thank Catherine c
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We go to The Crimson Sparrow in the Summer to dine outside looking into the symphony of goings on in the kitchen. We get the tasting menu with wine pairings and it has yet to disappoint.

Thank nyctvlr75
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We were showing off Hudson to visitors by walking to Crimson Sparrow for delicious cocktails and bar food. The four of us shared four superb appetizers, all provocative teasers for the amazing, but pricey chef's prix fixe menu that is the only option in the...More

1  Thank SBallCT
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious. The tasting menu is well designed, but the wine pairing was weak. Also the waitresses were confused about the process ("did they bring you wine already?"; "have you had this dish?") and constant loud&happy enquiries "how are we doing here?" With...More

1  Thank Alex F
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Worst expensive meal I've had in a long time. Started off well on 12 course tasting menu with many tasty fish courses but made mistake of sake pairing. Had one small serving of sake (4 sips) for 45 minutes and had to wait until the...More

1  Thank selinath
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I hate when people say that, but it's kind of true. Trendy foodie destination restaurant. Not cheap, but really delicious food.

Thank BeachInWinter2014
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was so looking forward to taking my family for dinner at this restaurant on a Saturday night in early October and was so disappointed. The tasting menu was boring, mean in quantity, and occasionally outrageous in that a bowl of tomatoes with a little...More

3  Thank Helen S
JohnCrimsonSparrow, Owner at The Crimson Sparrow, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

Thanks for your review. We apologize that the fourth (4th) amuse bouche and the pre-dessert were too small. Hopefully you enjoyed the other 10 courses. For the rest of us, here is the rest of the menu. Periwinkles, Dashi, Soy Japanese Cucumber Shiitake, Gochujang, Soy...More

Reviewed 11 October 2016

I had read some amazing reviews of The Crimson Sparrow and was excited to try their Saturday night tasting menu. I know Hudson is referred to as "Brooklyn North" but the chef here has surpassed hipster and is going for pretenious. Some courses were good...More

3  Thank Ginacucina
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Brunch for four last Sunday left everybody feeling disappointed. Two people ordered the only egg dish on the menu, with sausages and didn't touch the sausages after the first bite. The blue crab scramble was tasteless and wet, because the crab hadn't been sufficiently drained...More

2  Thank 88AVANTI
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Kaushik M
27 October 2015|
Response from Walter f | Reviewed this property |
We have seen everything as you might guess given the location of the restaurant - if anything no ties (none that I remember) but also no shorts or muscle-tees. Casual with a smart flavor is my best description. At the... More
12 June 2015|
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Response from Dotinhudson | Reviewed this property |
You wanted a gift certificate. They want to prepare exquisite meals that require extraordinary amounts of prep cooking. They were not set up for what you wanted. What a shame that their composite rating is negatively... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 100
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 746 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534-3013
    (7th and 8th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: The Crimson Sparrow is located approximately 8 blocks from the Amtrak Hudson station (HUD).
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hudson
  • Phone Number: +1 518-671-6565
  • E-mail
The Crimson Sparrow builds on Chef-Owner John McCarthy's reverence for and experience in cooking with Asian flavors utilizing French technique. The Crimson Sparrow's Tasting Menu is a foray into all of these complex, rich and unexpected flavors. It changes approximately every two to three weeks, to reflect seasonality. In addition, some of the best elements of the seasonal menu can be sampled at the bar as part of the restaurant's a la carte menu all of which have a true pact with the cellar and beverage program.
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