Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Restaurant Review: One Red Door in Hudson

Have I mentioned lately how difficult it is for my boyfriend and I to pick a place to eat?  And have I also mentioned that when you add in other people to this decision making process, things turn into an even bigger mess? 

This past Saturday my boyfriend and I decided to have dinner with one of his friends halfway in between where we live, and where said friend's girlfriend lives, so we ended up in Hudson.  Apparently, "downtown" Hudson is a happening place on Saturday nights.  I had a difficult time getting dinner reservations, so we went to Luchita's for drinks before heading to One Red Door later in the evening. I broke my rule of never going to a restaurant if their menu isn't available online and hoped for the best. (the menu is online, but it's not mobile friendly!  technology FAIL)  Luckily there was one vegetarian option. 

I expected One Red Door to be packed when we got there, but it didn't seem all that busy.  There was a decent crowd at the bar, but we were one of the few tables eating dinner.  (as our friend's girlfriend said, Hudson shuts down early)  Although I shouldn't have had a drink since I was recovering from bronchitis, I had to try the Ohio Mule, One Red Door's version of a Moscow Mule. (or my current favorite drink) It was good.  Very gingery but light on the vodka. (maybe a little too light on the vodka)
Butternut squash ravioli
I started off with a goat cheese salad. As I've said many times before, it's hard to mess up a salad, so it was good but not spectacular.  It had grapefruit in it, which was a little different.  For my entree I got the only vegetarian entree (besides pizza) the butternut squash ravioli.  It had sauteed mushrooms and Brussels sprouts leaves, which sounds odd, but it was really good.  The portion was a bit small for the price ($17) but it was tasty.  My meat eating companions really loved their meals.  My boyfriend had grouper, and I was pretty sure he was going to lick his plate.

Although I liked me meal - a lot - I'm not sure that I'd make an effort to go back to One Red Door.  It was a bit pricey, and if I'm going to go out for a nice meal, I might stay a little closer to home.  But if you happen to be in the area and are looking for a fancy pants meal, give One Red Door a try.

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