Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Hawaiian Tropic Zone

729 Seventh Ave. (W. 49th St.) Send to Phone
212-626-7312
More than just a temple of bikini babes and booze---just be sure to keep your eyes on the menu.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch & Dinner daily
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Hawaiian Tropic Zone Restaurant Review

: The Hawaiian Tropic Zone could only exist in Times Square. Enter through the glass front doors and you’re greeted by a wall of scantily clad young women who look like they’ve just jumped out of the pages of a men’s magazine. At seven and nine o’clock, the door greeters and waitresses are paraded out, numbers attached to their bikini bottoms, and diners are encouraged to pick up the voting slip at each table and choose their favorite. With all this, it would be understandable if you forgot there was food here too. But chef David Burke’s decidedly masculine Italian menu does a good job of rivaling the aesthetic pleasure of the Tropic Zone. Seared beef carpaccio (served atop a blanket of fresh arugula) and crispy jumbo crab cakes make for great starters (or pre-pageant snacks). The filet mignon is tender enough to almost slice with a fork and the “Thanksgiving style” sea bass, topped with a sweet potato-vanilla purée and accompanied by corn and Brussels sprouts, is as pleasing on the taste buds as it is inventive.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Hawaiian Tropic Zone
 
GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in New York for you to enjoy right now
Top 25 Restaurants in New York to Eat at Right Now

GAYOT's picks include Italian hotspots, craft cocktail bars and eateries inspired by destinations around the globe.

Read more




AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.