We stopped by the Hudson Diner in the West Village for brunch one Saturday. The Hudson Diner is a friendly neighborhood place, a favorite of nearby residents, many of whom are regulars. It offers basic American diner standards–a safe bet for burgers, breakfasts, and sandwiches–but its voluminous menu also offers Greek specialties, salads, seafood, chops, and pasta dishes.
The place was fairly crowded during our visit, but the soundscape wasn’t bad at all. There was music playing in the background but the volume was so low that you could barely hear it. Chatter predominated, with the sounds of the staff shouting orders to the short order cooks standing out. Still, for a place that is bustling–and there was a lot of turnover–73.4 decibels is very respectable, particularly at brunch.
Hudson Diner has plenty of seating, so there generally isn’t a wait even during the height of brunch. It’s worth checking out if you want something quick and relatively inexpensive in the West Village.
6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. every day
468 Hudson Street (betw. Barrow and Grove Streets), New York, NY 10014