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A Chic New Eatery Will Bring One of Dallas’s Best Burgers to Houston

Hudson House, from the minds behind East Hampton Sandwich Company, will open its first Houston location

A burger sitting on a plate, topped with cheese and pickles. A half pickle sits next to the burger, with a red cocktail in a martini glass behind it
It’s known only as “The Cheeseburger”
Hudson House [Official Photo]
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Hudson House, a Dallas eatery known for its icy cold martinis and a seriously solid cheeseburger, is plotting an expansion to Houston.

Permit applications filed with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts indicates that Hudson House will expand to Houston, and a representative for the chain has confirmed those plans for growth to Eater. The Houston outpost will open at 1964 West Gray Street, inside the River Oaks Shopping Center. It’s the fifth for Hudson House, the first outside of DFW, and will boast the chain’s largest raw bar.

The restaurant is a project of restaurateur Hunter Pond’s Vandelay Hospitality, who brought his fast-casual sandwich chain East Hampton Sandwich Company to Houston in 2018. The first location, opened in Montrose, has since closed, but the River Oaks outpost continues to operate. Based in Dallas, Hudson House currently operates three outposts in the city, where it’s earned raves for its upscale-but-casual vibe, strong selection of briny East Coast oysters, and a killer happy hour that involves expertly mixed $5 martinis.

Elsewhere on the menu, diners can look forward to honey-grilled chicken sandwiches, lobster rolls, and hearty entrees like chicken parmesan and salmon grilled over a maple plank. Hudson House is also a popular brunch destination in Dallas, thanks to its red velvet chicken and waffles, avocado toast, and eggs Benedict loaded down with lobster.

Hudson House is expected to make its Houston debut in November 2021. Stay tuned for an official opening date.