There is a new eatery in Hudson Falls in the former courthouse on Main Street. Scott and Jamie Beale have moved on from operating the Grey Gelding Bistro & Bar on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, and have opened the Gavel Grille.
The new restaurant has a bit of a courthouse theme, and the dishes are named after famous criminals. The "Butch Cassidy" Burger and the "Lobster Gotti" are fan favorites. The menu features American cuisine with a California/Cajun edge.
The building, which inspired the theme of the restaurant, features high ceilings, brick walls, and original molding. There is also reception/wedding space upstairs in the old amphitheater.
The owners agreed that Saratoga Springs isn't busy all year, and that the parking issue in the village was posing a problem for customers. Hudson Falls is bit more small business oriented, and Beale is hopeful that the new restaurant will motivate some in the area to open their own small businesses.
This is an awesome place, and the old building just adds to the whole character of the restaurant. If you live in Hudson Falls, or are passing through, stop for a bite to eat, and try not to end up in the slammer.