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The Hurricane Club

This Restaurant is Permanently Closed

What do you get when restaurant designers, AvroKO (Beauty & Essex, Double Crown), take a stab at a tiki bar? Welcome to dinner in a slutty cruise ship from the 70's. Seriously. Go to the bar and tell me it's not one of these guys serving you a drink that comes in a pineapple. And by the way, that's only the start of the ridiculous things that drinks come served in at this place. Bell peppers, coconuts, giant bowls that are on fire (not kidding)...I would not be one bit surprised to see someone order a cocktail and get handed a f*cking hula hoop.

While that all probably sounds perfect for your friend's bachelorette party, The Hurricane Club is pretty terrible for anything BUT that. We knew we were in trouble when the Australian guy sitting at the table next to us leaned over and said, "Have you ever had Hawaiian food?" "It's awful." That actually happened. He even asked if he could taste the Hawaiian fried rice that we ordered - just so he could prove the point that it was authentic...and therefore terrible. Awesome.

Unfortunately for everyone but your drunk friend on her last night of singlehood, random Australian guy was right. On several visits, we couldn't find much on this Hurricane Club menu that didn't badly disappoint us. The "signature" coconut shrimp are slimy, the baby back ribs somehow bland, and pretty much everything in the appetizer section will make you feel like you just got robbed by pirates. Four plates of food will cost you a hundred bucks, and that's before you start dropping dime on ridiculous cocktails. If you're looking to spend that kind of money on a wild night out at a restaurant, we'd like to point you to Beauty & Essex instead. At least there you'll be pounding free champagne in the bathroom instead of trying to figure out how to drink from a canteloupe.

Société Island Skewers
Probably the safest thing on the menu here, because it's grilled meat and sauce. Choose from steak, chicken or mahi mahi, and try not to be pissed when you realize what you just spent on them.Croque Monsieur Spring Rolls
Ham and cheese inside of a spring roll. Thanks, Applebee's.Red Curry Scallops
Somehow, despite the presence of both red curry and bacon, these were boring as hell. Come on. At least put a volcano or something on the plate to keep me awake.Honey-Glazed Baby Back Ribs
Not enough honey glaze and way too many ribs. I don't know if you're trying to make it up to me that I spent twenty bucks on steak skewers, but I really don't need a plate of 27 mediocre ribs.Hawaiian Fried Rice In Hot Stone Bowl
A really hot bowl of rice, topped with chipotle sauce, cilantro green stuff, an egg, and shallots. Mix it all together and you get a confusing mess. Please do not order this.

Food Rundown

The Club's Coconut Shrimp

This is the "signature" dish at The Hurricane Club, according to our waitress. They should stop signing stuff. Basically it's a few tiny slimy shrimp wrapped in a nest of shredded coconut and deep fried. Crunchy and slimy is not what we would call good texture strategy.

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