Times Square spot has Peking duck three ways

If Chinese food and a movie are part of your holiday tradition, here’s a way to kick it up a notch: head to Hakkasan NYC, hidden away in Times Square, for pricey Peking duck three ways: black truffle roasted duck; Peking duck with caviar; and Peking duck with Mandarin pancakes, spring onion, cucumber and hoi sin sauce.

Add a hakka steamed dim sum platter with scallop shumai, har gau, prawn and Chinese chive dumplings and black pepper duck dumplings; some greens; a Cantonese noodle dish with mushrooms and chives — and black sesame and chocolate dumplings for dessert, and you are set. Other dining choices include: DaDong, a hot new Beijing-based chain, just opened in Bryant Park; and, for a more affordable option, the classic Peking Duck House in Chinatown.


That neighborhood staple Il Valentino Osteria, on First Avenue and East 59th Street, frequented by celebrities from Emmy Rossum to Placido Domingo, has revamped its menu and hired Neapolitan pizza maestro Divino Sena of Mezzaluna and Bella Blu.