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.
The Hurricane Club
|Venue name:||The Hurricane Club||Contact:|
360 Park Ave South
|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|