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!
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.
These 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.
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.
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.