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Réunion Surf Bar

630 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10036 40.760022 -73.991308
nr. 44th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-582-3200 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Eclectic/Global, French
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

reunionbar.com

Hours

Daily, 5:30pm-3am

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal

Prices

$4.95-$15.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

The swankification of Hell's Kitchen continues with today's opening of Réunion Surf Bar, a beach-themed, quasi-Tiki spot from partners Thomas Wilson, Eugene Ashe, and Five Napkin Burger's Robert Guarino. The restaurant takes its name from Réunion Island, a French-owned island off the coast of Madagascar, which also loaned the spot its signature dish: a hollowed-out baguette packed with Chinese meatballs, French fries, caramelized onions and Gruyere, which is appropriately named Le Americain.

Besides the giant American, the restaurant serves Réunion-inspired dishes like short rib sliders, banana leaf-steamed mahi mahi, and "Dodo dogs"—slaw-topped smoked French sausages that share their bun with a giant, fatty piece of bacon. The drink menu, served by bartenders clad in board shorts and skully caps, carries the jet-set surfer shtick along with mai-tais, dark & stormys, and a tequila-spiked "frozen Corona" slushy. When it's time to pay the bill: The restaurant is happy to accept your payment in either dollars or euros.

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