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Peking Duck House

28 Mott St., New York, NY 10038 40.714612 -73.998763
nr. Pell St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-227-1810 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

pekingduckhousenyc.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11:30am-10:30pm; Fri-Sat, 11:45am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.

Prices

$12-$32

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

In the heart of Chinatown, you expect uncompromised, robust flavors, and Peking Duck House doesn't disappoint. Duck, naturally, is the signature dish here, and the big attraction drawing in mainly crowds of non-Chinese folks pleased not to be sitting under fluorescent lighting. Peking Duck House takes a different approach than most Chinatown restaurants, as evidenced by its 2004 renovation. Its floor-to-ceiling window façade sports a voluptuous red curtain; inside, gray-fabric walls, beige banquettes, wood trim, hanging lanterns, recessed lighting, and immaculate white tablecloths exude urbane sophistication. This is not lost on its patrons, who include well-heeled tourists, downtown attorneys, and court officers. The kitchen artfully presents a wide standard Chinese menu that highlights the cooking of Peking, Shanghai, and Szechuan. While the food here may not be as flavorful or as aggressively spiced as the Chinese joint down the street, the presentation is unbeatable. The gorgeous, tawny brown Peking duck is a spectacle: Masterfully carved into thin slivers of tender meat and crispy, maltose-basted skin, it's fun to roll it up into the accompanying pancakes, along with scallions, cucumber strips, and hoisin sauce. The wide-ranging menu offers some adventurous fare, like sea cucumber with shrimp roe and Peking-style shark's fin, but the crowds seem content with standards like sliced beef with broccoli.

Recommended Dishes

Peking duck dinner, $29 per person for four or more diners

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