The Hurricane Club

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#450 Cocktail at The Hurricane Club
Midtown
Restaurant nostalgia reaches its breaking point at this Polynesian-themed venue, from the team behind Park Avenue Autumn. While the cavernous AvroKO-designed space evokes colonial splendor, chef Craig Koketsu’s menu channels, instead, the bogus exotica of Trader Vic’s in its heyday. Coconut shrimp are an oily all-American fiction in crisp shredded phyllo, while an entrée of tender filet mignon cubes arrives in a sweet soy mix that bears too striking a resemblance to jarred stir-fry sauce. Still, the regressive fantasy works as kitschy fun, particularly when you’re fueled up on sticky-sweet cocktails from pastry-chef-cum-barkeep Richard Leach.
Venue name: The Hurricane Club
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Address: 360 Park Ave South
New York

Cross street: at 26th St
Opening hours: Mon, Sun 5:30–10:30pm; Tue–Sat 5:30pm–midnight
Transport: Subway: 6 to 28th St
Price: Average main course: $25. AmEx, MC, V
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