A local restaurant from a small Capital Region town has received a big city honor.

You can probably name at least 5 amazing restaurants in the area that you not only love, but that are also worthy of national acclaim for their culinary expertise. But just by the sheer fact that for such an honor local eateries are competing with establishments with big city exposure and notoriety, such honors are few and far between.

This is why it is really cool a small local cafe in a quaint local community is being recognized as one of the 50 best restaurants in the United States.

New York Times Names A Hudson Restaurant One of Nation's Best

Anyone who has spent time in Hudson knows the Columbia County town is a riverside gem known for it's great eateries, arts and culture, and quaint downtown. In the middle of that downtown is an eatery the New York Times calls "refreshingly down home" amidst an upscale small town.

We are talking about Cafe Mutton located at 757 Columbia Street in Hudson. On the surface, the Cafe Mutton menu may seem simple with items like scrapple and eggs or crispy pork belly, but it is anything but. Here's what the New York Times had to say about their offerings:

 If' their's anything upsacle about this restaurant, it's the careful attention paid to turning otherwise pedestrian items like fried bologna sandwiches, crepes, and rice porridge into the very best of themselves, and the best version you're likely to try in any small town anywhere.


Cafe Mutton is open Weds, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm and offers dinner service on Friday from 5 to 9 pm. So the next time you plan a trip to explore the quaint Hudson River town, or maybe in the weeks ahead while you are out enjoying the beautiful Columbia County foliage, be sure to plan a stop at one tof the nation's best restaurants.

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The next time you have that seafood craving, no need to head to the coast, head to one of these 5 amazing destinations in the Capital Region for that next order of scallops, salmon, or lobster.


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