Rock you like a Hurricane! Restaurant Week in NYC!

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It’s as if King Kamehameha prepared this feast just for us during Restaurant Week in NYC! Probably one of the best, if not the most plentiful, options to take advantage of during lunchtime. Since I had a summer Friday off we were able to snag a seating on the last day of RW mid day and it was terrific. For only $24.07 a person we were amazed at the amount of food we received, on top of the excellent service. We literally rolled out of here – but not before sitting at the bar and getting ripped on some high octane rum tiki drinks after our meal!

Now, I love kitschy type places, and The Hurricane Club is no exception yet they do it in a more classy style. The ambiance and decor is spot on beautiful, trendy and chic, with a ton of seating, chandeliers, carved wood worked ceilings, palm plants, dim lighting, and a tiki bar anchoring the main floor. We sat in a semi-private room off to the side that made us feel as if we were in a tiki hut. The waiters and staff here are very attentive, professional, and within minutes had come over to place our orders and set us up with drinks. The menu here for RW had some great offerings and everything we ate was so good we wish we had done this place a few times for lunch!

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Appetizers – Walnut Tiger Shrimp and Chicken Shumai.

The shrimp was made almost crispy popcorn style with a light tangy glaze on it and was full of candied walnuts – YUM! The shumai was stuffed full of chicken and the sauce flavor on top reminded me of eating my Mom’s stuffed peppers she use to make. Quite a unique sensation, but very tasty.

Entrees – Cashew Chicken and Honey Glazed Baby Back Ribs.

lThese are lunch portions? Holy cow! The cashew chicken was sweet and savory with a lot of nuts. I love nuts! (Wait – that didn’t sound right) The baby back ribs were coated with sweet delicious honey and the portion is huge and stacked high! I kept dipping the meaty moist ribs in the honey, along with my fingers, and anything else I could shove in my mouth! (Um, wait – that also didn’t sound right) On the plate they also came with crunchy delicious lotus root chips that we could not get enough of.

Dessert – as if we were not stuffed enough at this point! Lychee Soft Serve Ice Cream and Chocolate Kill-Devil’s Food Cake.

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That had to be the most lychee flavored ice cream ever. It was actually juicy and was more like a wet sorbet with coconut shavings on it. The kill-devil’s cake was rich and chocolatey with crispy balls on top, and the inside was filled with a marshmallow cream. It also came with a caramelized banana that we fought over.

l (1)Overall, a terrific choice and wonderful meal for Restaurant Week. We received more than enough for the lunch deal, and the portions were totally satisfying. As it was a Friday mid-afternoon it was not crowded at all and kind of peaceful. We decided to hang around and high-tailed to the tiki bar where we were entertained by a very affable bartender who mixed a mean drink, or two, or three. I lost count of how many we had, but it must have been happy hour or something as the bill was half what I thought it would be.

Man – those Dark & Stormy’s pack a mean punch! I love rum. Rummy, rum, rum. Into my belly.

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37 thoughts on “Rock you like a Hurricane! Restaurant Week in NYC!”

  1. Hi Phil, Happy Restaurant Week NYC! So, I’m rocked on your Hurricane spot and cocktails look great, like going to an island but not having to get on an airplane to get there. Sounds great to me.

    1. Hey Peggy!

      Some love RW and some dislike it. I take advantage of the spots offering the best menu deal. This was a good one to me. It’s a great way to check out some different places.

    1. Hey Susie!

      I wish they offered coupons! Alas, being it’s NYC we have to wait for RW to feast on the cheap at these kinds of spots. Still, lot’s of good deals to be found at other spots.

    1. Hey Kitt!

      This was one of the better RW meal deals for sure. Tasty food in a fun atmosphere. Plus, the rum tiki drinks were icing on the cake!

    1. Hey Holly!

      As a NYC guy I look for these deals. Can’t pass up a great meal when it comes at a discount! That lychee ice cream was amazing!

  2. Okay so tell me how long were you there and did you finish EVERYTHING? Looks delicious but I would have had to hang for a few hours. But you did say you were rolled out? I’m taking that literally 😉

    1. Hey Kenya!

      We were there for hours! Plus, we hit their bar after the meal and drank. So glad I had that Friday off and it was the weekend coming up. I wanted to hibernate after this one!

  3. OH MY GOODNESS! Everything you described made my mouth water. I love walnut shrimp and the cashew chicken sounds divine. I’m with the rest of the group of commenters -very jealous!!

  4. Restaurant Week in NYC? I thought that was every week.

    Great photos I can almost taste the food from here. It certainly looks like a great deal.

    I love nuts too, especially cashew.

    1. Hey Guy!

      LOL! It is every week but this is a special week where it’s a three course meal, lunch or dinner, at a good pre-fix price. A great way to check out new or expensive restaurants.

  5. Wow – that’s a huge meal for the price! Can you believe I’ve lived here for almost 19 years and I’ve never taken advantage of Restaurant Week? I hope my New Yorker card doesn’t get revoked.

    1. Hey Jenny!

      Never done RW? Wow. Check it out when the winter session comes around. Some good deals and the steak houses like Club A offer a terrific meal.

  6. I am literally licking the screen! The deals they offer during restaurant week are incredible, glad you got to take advantage of all that goodness.

    1. Hey Lisa!

      Some places offer a great Restaurant Week deal for sure. It’s always worth it to take advantage of them for sure! This was a good one!

  7. I nearly passed out when I saw this post. Delicious food that looks so appetizing, tastes great, is piled up high and when you’re all stuffed and ready to roll it’s easy on the pocket. Not forgetting to mention the excellent service you got. You’re having so much fun down there with all those great restaurants, it’s not fair. I should be there too mate. I wonder if anything can be packed and sent to me, just a sample, please mate, please. Provoking post 🙂

    1. Hey Rum Punch!

      LOL! Don’t bang your head on the computer screen!

      There sure is a lot to eat here. Wish I could send you some but I ate it already!

      As always, thanks for reading!

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