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More Outdoor Dining: Hudson Malone Opens Today

This morning’s lead story highlighted manyWestport restaurants with outdoor dining.

Now another joins the list.

Hudson Malone was packed last night, for a soft opening. The official debut is today.

The “old world culinary saloon” — on the corner of Main and Canal Streets, across from Coffee An’ — is owner Doug Quinn’s second venture. He a former, well-known bartender at P.J. Clarke’s.

Hudson Malone owner Doug Quinn.

Quinn’s first Hudson Malone (named after his 2 kids) is on New York’s 53rd Street. Both feature large bars, classic cocktails and “upscale pub grub.”

Hudson Malone’s well-stocked bar — and welcoming bartenders. They wore masks, but removed them very briefly for the photo. Hudson Malone is very COVID-conscious. Tables are far apart, and there are Plexiglas partitions. 

It takes guts to open a new restaurant during a pandemic. But even before COVID, Quinn planned for outdoor, all-weather dining.

Hudson Malone takes over from 323 restaurant. Before that, it was Bogey’s, Oliver’s, and perhaps half a dozen other spots now lost to history.

Here’s to many more years of memorable meals there.

Dig in! (Photos/Chip Stephens)

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