There are few things more decadent than a duck done right. New York City is abundant with different varieties of duck, and we’ve just begun to scratch the surface. While we of course still love a good confit, chefs are re-inventing the styles of duck we have become so familiar with. Here are our picks for five decadent and diverse duck dishes you can’t miss out on.
1 Peking Duck at Jue Lan Club
Stemming from the infamous Jue Lan Society from the 1930s in Shanghai, the Jue Lan Club has solidified their name as the golden standard for all things creative and curated. What began as a group of like-minded artists headed by Chinese painter Ni Yide, has turned into an international sensation for arts of all kinds, including culinary. The Jue Lan Club was created as a hub for the worlds of art, cuisine, and creatives to share one unique and luxurious space. Today, the Jue Lan Club serves up some of the best eats in New York City. Their Peking Duck offering is sure to get your mouth watering and keep you coming back for more!
49 W 20th St
2 Peking Duck at Philippe
This elegant ode to duck is more than just a dish, it is an experience. The Peking Duck at Philippe requires a 45-min preparation, of which this time will be spent sipping on crafted cocktails like the Shanghai Philippe with Stoli Strawberry, elderflower syrup, fresh strawberries and Champagne. After a cocktail or two, the main event is one you simply cannot miss. A beautiful whole duck perfectly crisped being carved right at your table. This is an experience that has to be shared, and the Peking Duck at Philippe serves a hungry 2-3 people. It’s time to get serious about duck at Philippe by Philippe Chow.
33 East 60th Street
3 Peking Duck Foie Gras at Kappo Masa
Marinated in pineapple-hoisin sauce, roasted duck breast is paired with seared foie gras, hari negi (finely julienned scallion), and crispy duck skin on a soft flour tortilla. Kappo Masa is the result of a collaboration between legendary chef Masayoshi Takayama, known as Masa, and art dealer Larry Gagosian. What they have created can truly be described as culinary art. The sophisticated dining experience creates a contemporary perspective on traditional Japanese ingredients and materials.
976 Madison Avenue
4 Planche Campagnarde at La Mangeoire
We often forget that duck is also a prominent staple in French cuisine. While chefs de cuisine all over France have been crafting this culinary staple for centuries, La Mangeoire has been perfecting the art in New York City for over 35 years. In fact, the restaurant itself embodies many aspects of French culture. The décor and romantic ambiance will transport you to the warmth of the French countryside in the summer. Their Planche Campagnarde is the ultimate French-style duck dish. It comes with homemade pate, smoked duck breast, dry sausage, chicken liver mousse, toasted country bread and artisanal French condiments.
1008 Second Avenue
5 Peking Duck Fried Rice at Buddakan
If you’d like your duck with a side of Downtown chic, Buddakan is the option for you. The trendy restaurant du jour has become known for their modern Asian cuisine served family style. Their Peking duck fried rice is an explosion of Oriental flavor mixed with Honshimeji mushroom and scallion. Even though it’s certainly big enough for many to share, it is so delicious you’ll probably end up wanting to keep this duck dish all to yourself!
75 9th ave