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General Assembly opens in Flatiron

Quality Italian owners Michael Stillman and Craig Koketsu launch a European grill in the former Hurricane Club space.

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Duck with apricots at General Assembly

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Yellowtail with grapefruit at General Assembly

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Celery-root salad at General Assembly

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

General Assembly

A Polynesian playhouse makes way for a Pan-European grill: Fourth Wall restaurateur Michael Stillman (Quality Italian, Park Avenue) transforms his old Hurricane Club into a 170-seat bistro. Chef-partner Craig Koketsu turns to Francophilic fare, dishing out plates like lentil-crusted fried skate wing, duck confit with apricots, and two takes on steak frites (Colorado lamb, Creekstone beef). Modeled after a Parisian salon, the restaurant is done up Art Nouveau–style, with oak countertops, herringbone wood floors and a cellar room featuring bottles of Lillet floor to ceiling. 360 Park Ave South between 25th and 26th Sts (212-951-7111)