|Roast duck at Peking Duck House is rolled up with scallions and hoisin sauce.|
|A duck stands by with all the fixin's.|
Peking Duck House occupies a nice spot on Mott Street near the beginning of our Chinatown Shopping Tour and our beloved Old Sichuan. The dining room is utilitarian, effectively indistinguishable from any other dining room in Chinatown except for white tablecloths and the prominent duck-carving table in the center of the room. The service is what you'd expect: perfectly nice, not particularly outgoing or attentive.
|Crispy fish with hot spicy sauce is neither too hot nor too spicy.|
|The tender "house steak" sits on a bed of Chinese broccoli.|
There was so much more food that it hardly mattered. We had a large group, and so we opted for Peking Duck House's excellent group dining menus, available for parties of almost any size. There are two: the Peking Duck Dinner, which for $31 per person yields a duck or two, some appetizers, and your choice of a nice list of entrees; and the Special House Dinner, which for $40.75 includes duck and some more luxurious entrees like lobster with ginger and scallion, Peking-style rack of lamb, and the delicious House Steak.
I would gripe only that the price fixed menus offer too few ducks in proportion to other entrees, but that problem is easily solved by adding additional ducks a la carte.
Peking Duck House
28 Mott Street
Recommended dishes: Peking duck ($48); house steak ($22.95); crispy fish with hot spicy sauce (seasonal price); bean curd in brown sauce ($12.15); Peking Duck Dinner ($31/pp); Special House Dinner ($40.75/pp).
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