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357 W. 44th St. (Ninth Ave.) Send to Phone
This laid-back surf bar is a Midtown island retreat.

Dinner nightly
Open late

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Reunion, New York, NY

Reunion Restaurant Review

: With house-infused rum in flavors like coconut, ginger and mangosteen, the temptation to only imbibe is strong, but you'd be doing your palate a disservice to miss the food at this subterranean surf bar. The owners, with fine dining backgrounds, take the business of small bites seriously. Named after an island near Madagascar, Réunion’s menu is a hodgepodge of American staples with kicky garnishes and sauces. The po’ boy sliders are stuffed with crispy, tender rock shrimp. Shacked Cheese, mozzarella sticks filled with ricotta and dotted with mint and cilantro, are deceivingly light. Fish is done right in taco form and the Dodo Dogs, topped with slaw and pork belly, will pad your stomach for your third round of near-frozen Coronas, blended mojitos or a sweet Reunion Sunrise. Come for happy hour and stay the night. Surfboards hung with care, bikinis drying on a line and tropical fish swimming about in a wall-length aquarium will make you forget the skyscrapers that line the streets above.
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