General Hospitality

By The Editors
January 8, 2013 9:00 am

One of the beautiful things about New York — the others being Pat Kiernan and 24/7 empanada delivery — is the convenience of one-stop nightlife shopping.

Like this: introducing The General, a massive house of “modern Asian” cuisine that shares its footprint with two ass-shaking, after-dinner venues, opening tonight.

From the diabolical party gents behind Abe & Arthur’s, Catch, and Tenjune, The General is the massive resto you’ll go to when your friends are in town. All of them.

Up front’s a subway-tiled atrium café with garage-style doors that will open to the street once the weather warms up.

Past a mammoth wraparound marble bar slinging specialty libations — like the tequila, grapefruit, and sriracha-tinged “G.I.” — the main dining room features gleaming gold wallpaper, copious red leather, studded wingback chairs, and an unfairly attractive staff ferrying plates of bourbon miso seabass and wagyu strip steak with kabayaki butter and beachwood mushrooms (clamp your chopsticks on the dinner menu).

And The General’s conveniently connected to two post-grub clubs: BOW, the superdark basement haunt of low ceilings, disco balls, and downtown denizens, and FINALE, a Vegas-style thumper replete with columns of LED lights and trapeze rings dangling from the rafters.

At which point it’s one stop till you drop.


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