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About DaDong NY

Join us on Valentines Day for a special 5 course menu featuring fine ingredients such as Foie Gras, Black Truffles and Lobster. Optional wine pairing will be available *This will be only menu serve this evening

Welcome to the first U.S. restaurant by one of China’s most famous and influential Chefs, simply known as DaDong. Located in the world’s most prominent location, just east of the heart of Times Square, the restaurant occupies 12,932 square feet on the second and third floors of The Cube Building.

The restaurant has two main dining rooms with the second floor offering an energetic, stylish, sexy, and slightly gritty atmosphere and the third floor offering a more refined and elegant dining room. Designed by George Wong Design, it also includes a 3,785-square-foot outdoor garden on the second floor and an 858-square-foot outdoor terrace on the third floor, along with a few private dining rooms. The entire venue accommodates over 400 guests.

3 Bryant Park
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Contemporary Asian

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Monday- Sunday 11:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m

DINNER
Monday - Saturday 5 p.m. - 11:00 p.m
Sunday 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Cross Street:
42nd Street & 6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 355-9600

Website:
http://www.dadongny.com/

Public Transit:
We are 1 block east of the Times Square 42nd Street subway station serving the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, W and S subways. The B, D, F and M subways stop at 42nd Street and 6th Avenue. The A, C and E subways stop at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue. The busses M5, M7, M20, M42, M55, all stop within one long or two short blocks of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Andy Xu

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

DaDong NY Ratings and Reviews

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food

3.5

service

3.7

ambience

3.9

value

2.9

Noise

Moderate

39% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Authentic (10)
Romantic (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Fun (7)
People Watching (7)
Casual (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Scenic View (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Spicy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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Cozy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 11 hours ago

Overall, excellent experience. The ducks are from an Indiana Farm and are organically grown. Very high quality, flavorful and tender. Other dishes are great as well. Yes it is expensive but nothing different than the prices you would pay at a Midtown steakhouse. It is equivalent to other high end restaurants in New York in terms space, service, cocktails and decor.

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ambience3
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

The service is awesome. Good in food quality, yet the choice for lunch is less than for dinner. Some great dishes are only served dinner time.

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ambience4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

I was a little disappointed. The New York Times mentioned DaDong in their article about Peking duck, but I thought the duck skin tasted a bit like burnt popcorn. Is it just me?

They also forgot to serve us for 30 minutes and then brought us the wrong dish. But that’s not as big a deal as the odd tasting duck. I mean, it’s kinda their specialty...

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Cold food, served poorly.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Very attentive service! VIP rooms on third floor, good for business diner.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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service5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Overpriced

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I was very disappointed in the food. The Peking Duck was fabulous but everything was way too sweet. It was extremely pricy for the quality of the food. The ambiance was beautiful, just the right amount of noise and very good service

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Not a wow , we ordered various items across each category and the crispy fish was the only item worth talking about all the other dishes were either to sweet or lacked basic seasoning

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ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

I don't understand why so many people were unsatisfied with DaDong. We ordered five dishes and we loved four of them. The only one we disliked was the beef - it was kinda bitter and it was the last course. I would say it is not cheap to dine here but the price is reasonable. I will not expect FINE DINING quality if each person only pays $100. You get what you pay for and DaDong is alright.

Tags: Good for a Date
food3
ambience3
service1
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Poor service. Very very expensive. Can think of several other restaurans with better duck at a fraction of price.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very fancy, elegant and expensive. Food is good but not great. Pretentious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wish it was better, but its not. They really need to train their front desk

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our overall experience was not good. In terms of value I think it was the most overpriced meal I have had. To leave a restaurant having spent what we spent I would expect world class service, excellent food, and an all around memorable experience. None of these were achieved. We sat at high tops by the bar although we had a reservation. The ambience was totally lacking and the space uninspired. Thy also forgot about us at the bar while waiting to be seated. We had to chase them down. The food was across the board mediocre including the dry Peking duck. Although the spicy lobster was impressive looking it was unimpressive tasting - just one note. The wine list was criminally expensive and serving dessert wines by the ounce is absurd. The service was what I would expect from a very basic casual restaurant but the price warranted a service professional. The evening was unfortunate. I would not recommend wasting your time with this restaurant.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were initially impressed by the setting and service. However, food was disappointing; it was mostly about the presentation (great) but quantities were really small and some of the dishes were not that tasty. Overpriced. Would not go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Worth a try but too expensive relative to quality/experience to want to repeat. I think the duck was, as expected, delicious. And I'd say the cocktails were surprisingly tasty (I got the double happy). However, the other dishes weren't great or memorable (definitely don't get the wagyu fried rice...really dry and kind of sad). For the price...there are better peking duck options in the city that are just as tasty.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

to find the location of DaDong was difficult to make a puzzle!
Food and mostly Robert(Bobby) was excellent

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic, Casual, Hot Spot
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ambience5
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wondeful memories in NYC

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ambience4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Staff very professional and accommodating. Went for a birthday outing and was not disappointed. The food was delicious and the drinks were excellent. Def give this one a try! They have an outdoor seating area which is gorgeous. Looking forward to nicer weather to enjoy that!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun
food3
ambience4
service1
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was friendly but awful. Food was served so late that not one dish of 8 was served even warm let alone hot. The roast duck, for which it is known, was served so cold that we decided to return it to the kitchen. We kept asking for the dishes (all entrees) to be served together--to no avail, they were served 1 or 2 at a time without any obvious rationale. The waiter, host and manager were all very nice but the awful service was inexcusable, the meal was ruined.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was awful duck dry service awful place noisy - totally agree w/Adam platt review - no stars-how can an expensive restaurant have such poor food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The portion of the food is extremely small, and the meal was not coming in the correct order. The duck tastes good but that’s all.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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ambience3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Quite disappointing

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ambience5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Beautiful decor and very good services , food quality is average . Very pricey and small portion

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
food3
ambience4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Ding-Dong! Who's there? DaDong. DaDong who? DaDong with the very dry and very expensive Peking duck. The décor is very nice and the staff was great. Both were better than the food, especially the signature duck. It appeared to be a duck that had been cooked, then refrigerated for some time, then reheated and carved. What a disappointment!

food1
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Pork ribs were extremely sweet leaving a lasting taste of fake sweetener! barely any meat on the little morsels. Portions were small and expensive lacking any distinction.

food5
ambience5
service5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food presentation was outstanding. It was tasty and interesting as well. Yes the portions are not large, but they would have been overwhelming if they had been. Welcome to rational limits on over eating. Wine list is well priced....and the teas are wonderful....Enjoy a trip to Shanghai without the long flight.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Unfortunately this restaurant lived up to the bad review. Was very excited to try but it was not good. The duck was bland & the skin tasted burnt. The whole fish was so overpowered with orange flavor nothing else was distinguishable. Wagyu fried rice was a level below Panda Express. Service was slightly below average. Friendly, but extremely underwhelming for a restaurant with this much hype. Save your money, I’m local but fair warning, tourists beware. The emperors clothing of restaurants.

food1
ambience2
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

This restaurant definitely gives DaDong Beijin a bad name. It is nothing comparable to the one there. Don't get FOOL by the name. Food is HORRIBLE!!! Duck- it doesn't look roasted. It was probably re-fried, came out less than room temperature, the sesame bun came along with it was cold, give you one portion of scallion/cucumber meanwhile we ordered a whole duck. Duck was extremely dry and not tasty. You would expect they slice the duck front of the table but was not. The chef was at some back corner. Ordered wagu beef, it was okay. Noodle was soggy and portion extremely small. Fish, frozen and covered with sauce. Bowl of plain white rice, it was dried/hard, tasted like overnighted and reheat from microwave. Eggplant soaked in with sweet sauce. Waiter kept interrupting us when we were talking. Sticky rice with salt egg yolk taste disgusting. Sorry that I have no good thing to say about this restaurant. If you're in for Peking duck, better off go to DeCoy in west village or Peking duck house on Mott street chinatown. Good luck trying and waste money on bad food.

food5
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Loved the food. Drinks very stingy & expensive.

food5
ambience4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

please change the music playlist

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Delicious food, good service

food1
ambience3
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food is so awful. Especially the duck. The worst roast duck ever had.

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ambience3
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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food not as good as in Beijing. Space feel cramped together. Otherwise pretty good restaurant in NYC.

food1
ambience2
service2
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 (Hong Kong)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Very bad restaurant, don’t to eat

food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The ambiance is good, food looks better than the taste. The roast duck is ok, good place for special occasion.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
food3
ambience4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice staff, food was good but small portions and expensive.
Enjoyed it but would not necessarily go back

food3
ambience4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Ok food, but not worth the cost. I expect $100 peking duck that is carved near a table to be at least hot. Too much batter on the fish, and the steak dishes either had too small quantities of steak or were too oily. The music was strange - enough that another couple in the restaurant commented on it as well. Positive notes: Good ambiance, some of the food presentations were outstanding, the wine was good, and the service was excellent.

food3
ambience3
service4
value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

After the huge build up my first visit was a big let down. The fabled duck was pretty good, but no better than lots of other places in NYC. Prices are aggressive. The surroundings were also a bit glitzy and not conducive. Overall there are plenty of good Chinese restaurants all over NYC and Da Dong is not going to become my go to place anytime soon.

food2
ambience3
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Roasted duck is not as expected. Other food is okay but a little salty. Each dish is pricy with a very small portion. Not worth a trip nor the bill.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good service, duck is a little bit dry. Overall is good.

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