Party Earth Review Designed to resemble an upscale Polynesian beach club, The Hurricane Club is an elegant restaurant and lounge that draws an attractive clientele of fashionable young professionals. True to its theme, the vast main room... ... read full review
360 Park Ave South
New York, NY 10010
6: 28th Street-Park Avenue
M–F 11:30am–2am, Sa–Su 5:30pm–2am
Gramercy / Union Square, New York –
Designed to resemble an upscale Polynesian beach club, The Hurricane Club is an elegant restaurant and lounge that draws an attractive clientele of fashionable young professionals.
True to its theme, the vast main room centers around a posh take on a tiki bar, albeit topped by a complex chandelier, where white-jacketed bartenders whip up flamboyant cocktails containing everything from rum infused with ginger to cucumbers and passion fruit.
A liberal sprinkling of ferns, palm trees, and exotic plants carry the breezy theme to the rest of the central restaurant, which is decked out in light wood, soaring mirrors, and comfy green booths, where jovial patrons gather to share pu pu platters and group drinks served in coconuts and watermelons.
Four elevated satellite rooms – including the Lagoon Lounge, the Bora Bora Black & White Room, and the red and gold Volcano Room – provide more space for diners to enjoy their sizzling platters of exotic specialties, while those looking for a slightly different experience can head down to the basement for a “rum and shine” – a shoeshine combined with a take-home sample of rum from a fountain that looks a little too much like a urinal.
Laid back and usually full of chatty, outgoing guests, The Hurricane club offers patrons an escape where they can trade in the hustle and bustle of city life for a mini tropical vacation in their own backyard.
Attractive and fashionable young professionals, groups of girls, financial types, and dates, 20s to 30s.
Polynesian fare including pu pu platters with coconut shrimp, Thai salsa snapper, and Samoan deviled eggs. Complimentary lunchtime shoe shines 11:30am–3pm.
Small plates $12+, entrées $16+. Beer $7+, wine $9+, cocktails 11+, group drinks called Voyage Cocktails $26+.
Casual chic: suits with the jacket removed and tie loosened, casual dresses, jeans with a blouse.
Friday and Saturday nights for the busiest scene, where patrons arriving after 8pm should be prepared to wait.
Gansevoort Park Avenue Rooftop at the Gansevoort Park Hotel (420 Park Avenue South) is a great stop for poolside drinks later on in the evening.