NYC Restaurants

Peking Duck House

Peking Duck House Chinese | Chinatown

28 Mott Street


Notes: The decor is dated and dingy and the room smells musty. And perhaps we were there on an off night, but the duck was fatty and flabby rather than crispy, and the pancakes were dry. While the service was friendly, it’s not anyplace I’d return when I can get my favorite Peking duck nice and crispy in a pretty room uptown at Shun Lee Palace

Shun Lee Palace

Shun Lee Palace Chinese | Midtown East

155 E 55th St (bet Lex & 3rd)


Notes: High-end Chinese food in a lovely atmosphere with refined service. We often drive an hour into the city on a Sunday evening for the superb Peking duck carved table-side, and we’re always warmly welcomed by name at the door. It’s a family tradition we’re happily passing on to the third generation.