My boyfriend and I decided to check out Hudson’s Downtown for dinner tonight. I hadn’t been there since the renovations this summer, and usually enjoy the food. Unfortunately, not tonight.

Our server started out okay, but once the appy made it out, things went downhill. We ordered the steak bites, because we enjoyed them so much at the Taste of Edmonton. But the accompanying sauce was NOT the same (though not unenjoyable). The steak bites were blah tasting and luke warm at best. Drowning in oil and red onion. We also had to track down the cutlery.

Our mains came, and they were mediocre as well. My boyfriend ordered the Montreal Smoked Meat and needless to say it looked nothing like what they show on the website. There was hardly any meat on the sandwich, the bread was soggy and the pickle spears came from the bottom of the jar. The fries were good, but not very hot.

I ordered chicken tenders tossed in hot sauce with a side of sour cream and a ceaser salad, easy dressing. The chicken tenders weren’t very saucy, and they were luke warm also.

Now you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Why didn’t you complain to the waitress?” I would have loved to, except we could hardly track her down.

I asked for refills on my diet coke and my water, and after awhile, was given a coke. No water. My boyfriend never got a refill, even though his glass was 3/4 empty.

We got our bill and saw we were charged an extra $25 for something we never ordered. Of course our waitress was out of sight, so we needed to ask someone else to fix it. We eventually got the fixed bill and proceeded to wait our turn to pay. Very unfortunate, and I won’t be back. If I need a Hudson’s-fix, I will drive all the way to South Edmonton Common. I’m giving Hudson’s Canadian Tap House (Downtown) 1 out of 5

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