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Peking Duck House
Posted by Anonymous on 03/14/2006
True, I went to this place on a weekend when it was busiest. However, we encountered some really rude attitude from the waitstaff. They didn't want to seat half of the dinner party and wanted to give our seats away. In a flash my whole dinner party was there and the staff pushed us to our seats. My food of tofu and vegetables looked like mush and was not flavorful at all. I suggest going to this place on a less busy night (not Friday or Saturday) for better service.
Posted by an asian diner on 12/29/2005
Food was definitely divine and worth the almost one hour wait. However, the host was rude both times I went and I would rather not revisit this restaurant because of it. The host seems to forget that in the restaurant business, hospitality can be worth more than the most exquisite foods.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/26/2005
I have been going to the Peking Duck House since I was a little girl with my grandparents and parents. I was there when it was a dinky upstairs restaurant in China Town (that is how long I have been going for!). The Duck is like nothing you have ever had. It is so crispy and juicy and when you wrap it up into the pancake and placed it in your mouth it melts. The other food there is good as well. I would go, bring your friends get a duck or two and enjoy! Make a reservation on the weekends it gets crowded the location in china town (the one uptown is less crowded but just as good)
Posted by Anonymous on 11/28/2005
I love the duck! Also offers a number of excellent dishes made from fresh veggies and meat. Great jellyfish appetizer. A little noisy and crowded, and often there is a tiny bit of a wait on busy nights, but nothing unmanageable.
Posted by Ben on 10/18/2005
The only reason the value is anything less than a 5 is because the servings are not huge. I would not recommend this for a starving group of people. The food that is served is incredible. The crispy beef is fantastic and the Peking duck is a must. Bring out of town friends and family and they will be impressed. After going, I would have no fear just ordering something off the menu. Our host did just that when we went and everything was great.
Posted by foodiegirl on 10/13/2005
I'm rating this place because I can't believe it hasn't been...and because the duck, it's namesake dish, really is worth the trip. It's in a great little section of Chinatown, just deep enough into it to impress visiting parents and friends, and it's fabulous 'trick' is enough to have kept me coming back for years..me and a few mayors, if I've heard correctly..The service is nothing special, the decor is upscale bland, and there's often a wait..but if you are in New York, you really must experience this dish. Even better- come for dinner, so when you leave you'll get to see that lovely neon, Bladerunner-esque, Chinatown glow.