DUO Restaurant & Lounge
What a great place!I wasn't sure what to expect, but me and the friends I went with were blown away from this place!! The food was delicious, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Whe actual restaurant is gorgous!! It was a great night out. Also, there is a roof top bar really close by on fifth with a great view of the empire state building. An added plus!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything great. Love lightedEverything great. Love lighted menus. But neednot have lights so dimmed. Too dark beautiful rest Font make so dark5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAn almost...Difficult to pinpoint what disappointed our group of 4. Service was hospitable (but borderline officious -- e.g., I was told that I should have confirmed the reservation prior to arriving, even though I had a confirmation email from Open Table), food was carefully prepared and flavorful, but not outstanding, in fact I can't say why we walked out feeling the experience was a near miss. Nonetheless, it is a venue that should stay in business, because I think it will continue to improve. Wish I could be more positive.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty and Inventive!This meal was worth every cent. I'm a picky eater, and I actually found dishes that sounded great to me and tasted so good. I have no complaints. The meal was nicely paced, friendly service-- everything you would expect from a great restaurant. From the drinks to desserts, everything is tasty and inventive.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat unique designGreat unique design. The design of the space grabs your attention as soon as you walk in. The food is creative and delicious. I had the hanger steak au poivre which was large and delicious. My lobster app was fresh and nice amount of lobster. The dessert menu has great options and the red velvet cake was decadent. I recommend you go and enjoy the atmosphere and the great food.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Friend Found a Good SpotMy friend walks by this spot on the weekend.
We finally had a chance to check it out.
It was a quiet Wednesday evening. I'm sure it is not this quiet on a Friday after work.
The food was exceptionally, surprisingly great!
Nice location and good service.
R5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA great findTook a friend for a birthday celebration. There were many others doing the same. Food was great, many appetizers and entrees to choose from and all were excellent. Wine list is good and the menus and wine lists are back lit for easy reading. Only complaint was the bread was very dense but it allowed me to leave room for the meal!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the Best MealsI work near by and heard great reviews from coworkers and friends. I made a reservation on opentable and finally went. It was so nice in there. They have a great back room that would be great for business or corporate events. The sea bass was one of the best meals I have had in a while. I also got their parmesan matchstick fries. They added this savory-salty crunch to the meal. Coffee andvthe tiramisu were the best way to end the whole meal. Will definitely go back soon.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is consistantly outstandng.Food is consistantly outstandng. Beatiful preparation and tastes as good as it looks.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMStriking SpaceStriking Space. My wife and I not only had a meal there, but a great experience. From the back-lit menus to the high quality service we were thrilled with are time there. Duo is not just about looks and presentation, the food was delicious and satisfying as well. The Short ribs and truffle fries I think are must have choices. Great place for business or pleasure. There is a private room in the back of the restaurant that seems good for a special occassion or for a business event.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHave recommended to all my friends!I've been living in NYC for 5 years and this is the first review I have ever written. I've been to duo twice in the last 2 weeks and had a great experience both times. The atmosphere is intimate - great for a date or just to catch up with friends. The manager and staff are so nice and accommodating. And of course the food. Love the salads- the calamari and duck salads both are great, and I've had the salmon and the short ribs, which were amazing! Have recommended to all my friends!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievable experience.I have not one reason to complain except for my craving to eat there every meal. From the hostess to the eager to please waitstaff, the staff is unbelievably accommodating. I always got the hanger steak that came with onion rings and an awesome dipping sauce. It is unbelievable and the Parmesan truffle matchstick fries are fun to eat and have a great texture and flavor. Be sure to go here hungr. I love how the place is run…they really take care of you.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful Gem!This restaurant is a rare gem in this city. The food delicious (try the matchstick fries, duck salad, and scallops!) the staff are friendly and knowledgable about the food and wines. Its was busy when I was there but felt completely taken care of. The ambiance is the best, its like no other restaurant I have seen! The lighted menus were playful and whimsical, like the rest of the design of the restaurant. The room in the back looks perfect for a special occassion, it looked like there was some kind of function when I was there. Highly recommended!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEasily One Of My Favorites!Easily one of our favorite restaurants in New York City and thats saying something since we've eaten out at many amazing places. My boyfriend and I like to split everything we order so we that we get a taste of all the different dishes. The best we ve had there are the duck salad app, the black truffle pizza, the grilled salmon, and the braised short rib. The menu has so many delicious items it was hard to choose, but we were happy and satisfied with what we got. Also great are the signature duo sipper cocktails. You definitely have to make multiple visits to try all the great food there. We are already planning our next trip to duo.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMYou gotta love Duo restaurant!You gotta love Duo restaurant! With its glowing menus, flashy decor, outstanding food and friendly service. I started with the tuna tartar, which had nice delicate flavor and texture. Yum! I then had the grilled salmon which was mouth watering and cooked to perfection! Finished with great cup of coffee and the Tirimasu dessert. The beautifully delicious food and glam setting added up to a very memorable dining experience. Loved every bite and looking forward to dining here.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been here for drinksI have been here for drinks several times and just now finally I tried dinner for the first time. Really happy I did and wished I had sooner. The service was impeccable from the hostess to the waitress to the bus boy. The waitress was knowledgeable about the food and wines and very efficient and courteous. And the food---just superb. I have eaten in all the top restaurants in ny and duo belongs right up there.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely evening. OurWe had a lovely evening. Our waitress was efficient and could not have been more friendly and warm. The individual loaves of bread they give you when you first sit down are adorable and tasted amazing. The cocktails we had were tasty. We all enjoyed our entrees, I especially loved the branzino I had. We also shared a few sides. The creamy spinach and truffle fries are must haves if you dine here. The decor is unbelievably stunning. Everywhere you turn there is something beautiful and unique to see. Since I was the one who suggested duo I was ecstatic when all the guests said everything was great as we were leaving the restaurant, then and there I knew I made a good decision. I will return again!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe received a gift voucherWe received a gift voucher to dine at Duo.. The service was impeccable, and the food & wine excellent. One comment I would make to Duo & other restaurants who choose to participate in voucher options such as Bloomspot , Groupon or Living Social. Offer selected wines only but Exclude only the few items that may be of the "market value" prices, but otherwise, make the entire menu available.
Our dinner at Duo included four options from the regular menu, in a wide price range of options, but somehow, giviing us a special menu felt wrong, like a second class citizens for having purchased a voucher for the restaurant. The voucher had a dollar value and got us in to try a new restaurant, but it would be nice to be able to choose f4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice menu selection,Very nice menu selection, great happy hour specials and very reasonable prices. Everything we ordered was excellent, even the salads were a cut above the rest. The food arrived quickly and delivered by a friendly, attentive, polite staff. My husband and I are sticklers for good service and Duo was a winner. You didn't have to search for your waitress, there was always someone close by more than willing to help with any questions or needs you might have. Decor was out right stunning and clean with pleanty of room to spread out which is a rare find in a NYC restaurant. Overall a great experience sure to please the most discerning diner.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall outstanding. GreatOverall outstanding. Great food, beautiful looking interior, Efficient and fast service. Everything we ate was fresh and cooked perfectly including my Bronzino and my wife's hanger steak. The Duo of tuna app we shared was tasty too. Did not get dessert, but wished I did after I saw the table next having the red velvet cake. Our waitress was very efficient, personable, and courteous. We will go back and will hopefully save room for dessert.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe luscious bustling barThe luscious bustling bar is enticing as you walk thru the front doors.The dining area is immaculate and pretty. We were treated so well, they never rushed us or interrupted us. The food is imaginative and there's plenty of it. Many great specialty cocktail choices and I loved ordering from the light up menus. The desserts are worth the extra calories. The staff were all very friendly. We have vowed to return.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI would say the best restaurantI would say the best restaurant in the area. The food and atmosphere is sophisticated and interesting. Intelligent service and the food is bursting with flavor. The black truffle pizza was delicious and great portion size. The wine list is extensive. Pefect place to come to after work. Im very happy duo is near my office.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely and elegant room. ProfessionLovely and elegant room. Professional and efficient service. Excellent menu; portions just right. Osso buco tortellini where outstanding!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere is really uniqueThe atmosphere is really unique and a little fancy in a good way. Great food, great ambiance, convenient location. Service staff does a great job. This place deserves 5 stars in all categories!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great, service wasFood was great, service was great what more is there to say. We had a wonderful evening.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy, personable, tasty,Classy, personable, tasty, generous and comfortable. The design is glitzy and rich and almost alone a reason to dine here, but let me tell you the food is just as great and matches the beauty of the restaurant. Excellent well executed service as well. Go to duo and you will get the full package!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific. The service andTerrific. The service and decor were spot on. The various dishes I tried for were all great, especially the short ribs with pearl onions and pearl couscous, that was full of flavor and cooked to the perfect temp. Like any great place, I can't wait to return.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful meal. GreatHad a wonderful meal. Great atmosphere. Excellent food. Attentive professional service. Worth every penny. Will go back.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWas first attracted to DUOWas first attracted to DUO by it's trendy interior and upbeat atmosphere. We arrived about 20 minutes early and grabbed a drink at the bar, the bartender was very attentive and had a great attitude. We were seated on time and were graciously greeted by our server. I had the tuna tartar for a appetizer which was delicious! Then me and my other friend split the hanger steak, chilean sea bass, and truffled mashed potatoes. It was the perfect meal. Overall the experience was very pleasant. The restaurant was a little busy, but I loved that the service was still very smooth. Will definitely be returning for more!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendedOverall outstanding; great food, beautiful looking interior, Efficient and fast service. Everything we ate was fresh and cooked perfectly including my Bronzino and my wife's steak. The Duo of tuna app was small but tasty. Did not get dessert. One star lost for service however for a very odd reason; it seemed like we were being served by one of the Stepford wives. Our waitress was very efficient, timely, and polite, but it all seemed contrived, and utterly emotionless and disconnected, to the point where it made my wife actually a bit uncomfortable. We will go back however, and will hopefully get a different server with a bit more personality which really adds to an upscale dining experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMReally nice placeI went here on a Living Social voucher and was quite impressed. Great service, great food and a nice ambiance. Skip the soup and sweet potato fries. Instead, go for the Tuna Tartar, Calamari and Creamy Spinach. The Salmon and Osso Bucco were very good as well. For dessert we had a tasty Rasberry Chocolate Mousse. Our waiter was great, professional and had a sense of humor, too. We were never rushed and were there for quite awhile (at least 2.5 hours). The restaurant is very tastefully done. We were at a table for 2 and the chairs were nicely styled...large and quite comfy. I'll definitely be going back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI really like the ambienceI really like the ambience in this place, the service was great. I thought the tuna app and the salmon entree were great and I recommend them. They have these cool glowing menus that kind of look like ipads. Beautiful living room like chairs, ultra-trendy. huge paintings of beautiful looking women on the walls. DUO is a great hot spot!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA joy from the time I walkedA joy from the time I walked in through dessert. Service was superb it seems like everyone bent over backwards to accommodate. The atmosphere was very elegant. I ordered an app an entree and dessert It was all so delicious, I ate it all the the last morsel. What's not to like about a beautiful environment, friendly waiters serving spectacular food.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was tasty and a reallyThe food was tasty and a really affordable pre fix menue and wince selection. The place may be a little too glitzy for some with all the rhistones and velvet but would be a perfect place for a girls night out.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCame to Duo for dinner. WeCame to Duo for dinner. We had early reservations but there was a nice crowd at the bar. The hostess gave us a warm greeting and checked our coats and there was a nice big table already waiting for us. The service was friendly and helpful all nigh and the food was delish!!! The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous. Every inch of the room was designed to the most minute detail. My favorite was the large crystal chandelier that looked like a large halo dangling above the dining room tables. There are beautiful paintings on the wall and and plush velvet seats by the bar. Even the plating of each dish I saw come out of the kitchen was pretty and light-up menus just added to the whole seen of the restaurant. Amazing!!!!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMRIDICULOUSLY STELLAR MEAL!!RIDICULOUSLY STELLAR MEAL!! The food was devine from the complimentary bread to the desserts. The wait staff treated like us like royalty. They were accommodating, welcoming, and friendly. Plus the decor was so ornate and rich. It was like dining in the laps of luxury. Book your reservation and GO, GO, GO!!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTop class service is the firstTop class service is the first thing that comes to mind about duo. We came in and were seated straight away at a perfect table. It's a really cool place, the decor is modern/hip and elegant. The peach passion cocktail and the bread was so delicious. I ordered the tuna tartar and the braised short ribs each was so yummy. The wait staff are trained really well here, impeccable service, they really know how to treat their customers. They serve food properly, right down to the minute details and all very discreetly. I like that it allows you to relax and makes you feel like you are totally in the moment and able to enjoy the experience. I will be visiting again for sure.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA five star experience. BestA five star experience. Best service, Best Decor, Great Ambiance and Truly Amazing Food. The beet Terrine, the Scallops and the truffled mashed potatoes were all fantastic. The glowing menus were one of a kind. The desserts and cocktails were original and some of the best I have had. Worth every penny, can wait to be back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI Wish there were more starsI Wish there were more stars to give this restaurant. We had an amazing meal here and it was unparalleled to any other. Service was incredible. The apps, entrees and finally desserts that ended the meal were all prepared well and each bite was devine. And what an environment.. What a great meal. Well worth the money.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a Time Out voucherWe had a Time Out voucher and had dinner here before seeing a play on Broadway. It was great value for the money because of the voucher, but the food was also outstanding. Really really delicious, especially the meat!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe most amazing and beautifulThe most amazing and beautiful restaurant in the city. Its a throwback to the era of gracious opulence. The price was actually reasonable for the top quality service and food. I would eat here every night if I could!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a beautiful dining roomSuch a beautiful dining room with some the best seating for a restsurant I have ever seen. We had great food while relaxing on their plush banquettes. The the bar is is gorgeous with cozy velvet chairs. We had the calamari salad, buratta with heirloom tomatoes, truffle pizza and a side of wild mushrooms and caramelized pearl onions. Everything was so good and our waitress was sweet.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was amazing. TheThe service was amazing. The waiter answered all questions that were asked and gave great suggestions. The food was great overall and the portions were good. Wouldn't have minded more, but who wouldn't!!!! The hot chocolate dessert was the greatest thing ever. There is no dessert I've ever had in my LIFE that compares. It was AMAZING. Trust me on that one. The ambiance is very ornate and beautiful. The high ceilings are beautiful and the room looks great. This is definitely a place where anyone can go and be comfortable and have a good time. The food was good and the service was excellent. No complaints.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect! Extraordinary food,Perfect! Extraordinary food, beautiful decoration, and great experience! Lovei it. Woud definitely go back. Strongly recommend.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy date and I started withMy date and I started with a cocktails, I had a pear ginger martini that was out of this world. From there we had scallops(awesome), poached lobster(amazing) and shared a side of truffle fries. We also shared their hanger steak and it was hands-down, the best steak I have ever had!!! We split a bottle of wine from their immense list. It was an awesome night.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMUpon hearing great thingsUpon hearing great things about duo, we expected a good night out. What we didn't expect was how AMAZING the food would be. My wife maintains it's the best meal she's had out in a perhaps ever. I'd put it in my top 5. Absolutely delicious food paired with out of this world decor, fun back-lit menus and an eye-catching bar. servers and staff were all a delight.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a lunch reservation.Had a lunch reservation. The dining room is cool and sophisticated. The lunch is a great value. The quality of the food and service we received was phenomenal. The tuna was fantastic and my friend loved the lunch box meal. It came with mini sirloin burgers and looked so interesting and delicious. I will try dinner soon.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA great restaurant where theA great restaurant where the food is prepared perfectly, their fish dishes are especially are excellent, their service is professional. I have never seen lit menus like that before, it was both clever and cool. The bar and lounge is gorgeous and inviting so we had some drinks at the bar before our reservation and their happy hour is a terrific value.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!My husband and I went here for a dinner date during our "babymoon" to NYC. Everything was spectacular! I tried the prawn risotto, and my husband got the filet mignon. My risotto was creamy and rich and the prawns were beautifully cooked. My husband's steak was juicy and tender and cooked perfectly. He doesn't enjoy eating out much, but he raved about this meal! The other thing we both didn't enjoy was the truffle butter that accompanied his meal...way too overpowering! But then came dessert...we tried the crunchy hazelnut layer. I have to say it was probably the best dessert we have had anywhere! A definite must try! I highly recommend this restaurant!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food in a beautifulDelicious food in a beautiful dinning room. Lots of glitz and glamor. Incredibly gorgeous bar area when you first walk in. Duo serves as a perfect setting to have a nice romantic meal or also would suit large group. We had top notch service and had a great time.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM