One of Beijing’s most acclaimed roast duck chains DaDong starts serving its signature dishes in New York City on December 11 — and reservations are live now.
The restaurant’s multi-level New York location, located at 3 Bryant Park at 42nd Street, will be serving the flagship duck for $98, enough for at least four people. Half a duck costs $58. Either way, it’s accompanied by pancakes and sauces, and for $42 additional dollars, diners can add a caviar supplement. They’re clearly aiming for a higher end of dining; by comparison, a whole duck at Peking Duck House costs $56.
A menu for the New York location shows that several other “signature” dishes will be on deck here. The outpost will serve appetizers such as cherry foie gras, geoduck clam fillets, and sweet and sour pork ribs. Entrees range from a steamed king crab with egg whites and Shao Xing rice wine to black pepper waygu cutlets with dried chiles. See the full menu below.
Chef Dong Zhenxiang has been eyeing new locations for his chain for years. Like the other locations, this one will be on the finer end of dining. Many of the chef’s other outposts have Michelin Stars, gaining acclaim for both the duck and dishes like braised sea cucumber. DaDong has more than a dozen locations already, though they’re all in China.
The first U.S. location will be a sprawling affair, with room for more than 400 people in the space. It will feature both a dining room, an outdoor terrace, and a lounge. Stay tuned for more.