DaDong NY

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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 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 an outdoor garden on the second floor and an additional outdoor terrace on the third floor, along with a few private dining rooms.
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s too cold inside and light to dim.
Food is mediocre

HB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience - amazing food and even better service.

JH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very upscale Chinese restaurant that specializes in roasted Peking Duck. Da Dong is actually a branch of a famous Beijing duck restaurant. Service was attentive but not pushy. Good wine list.

The menu is well focused and the food was excellent, although portions were small for our table of 5. You will need to order 1-2 additional dishes per person in addition to a half or whole roasted duck. The whole duck comfortably fed 5 people.

A
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service is lacking proper professionalism. As simple as getting water , have to ask for 3 times !

HC
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated anniversary. Great food and service. Very enjoyable experience.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Environment and location are pretty decent. Service is great. Speed of food is relatively slow. Quality of food varies. The roasted duck is not that awesome as we expected but ok for whomever wanna have a taste of Peking roasted duck. Instead, the asparagus and kungpao shrimp and the Zhajiang noodle are surprisingly good. All in all, a lovely experience.

e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best in town
That could not be the better one!
They should bring caviar to the menu!!!

y
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had an early dinner. The restaurant was empty when we arrived. However, the service was very fast. They brought our Peking duck while we just received our appetizers. We asked the waitress not to rush us, but that didn't help. They served us the duck while we still ate the appetizers. I would never go back again.

GC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for the Duck, is it as good as in China? Yes, it is. I also had the fish dish, not available in China and it was every bit as good as the Duck. The service was outstanding. I would go back.

TF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Expensive and a little noisy, but the food is very good.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent.

JL
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Reunión familiar, final de vacaciones en NY

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, famous restaurant in China, but the tastes are so average here. It’s overpriced

J
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu is varied and sophisticated.
Beautiful surroundings.
Best duck EVER but the short rib stir fry needs a shout out too.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Service staff were not sensitive to the fact that we had a broadway play to catch even though we mentioned it a number of times, including before we ordered. It caused us to be late to our show.

I was surprised by this given its location would make this a pre-theatre dinner spot for many.

Very disappointed esp since I’m a regular at da dong.

t
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Disappointed with the RW dinner here: very loud, had a small problem about the service, some good menu items but very disappointed with my entree of "pork two ways"; one way was sweet-and-sour pork chunks with pineapple, not too bad but not really interesting; the second way was five 4-inch slices of bacon! Is this really worth the money, even at Restaurant Week prices? The restaurant is smaller than I expected, and in light of this experience I would not return.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food just ok compared with last year restaurant week, no surprise at all. Won’t come back again if the menu not attractive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

When we arrived we were notified that AMEX machines were down for a few days
Seems very unlikely considering that one machine runs all charges through a central clearinghouse
Clearly they don’t want to accept AMEX
That should have been notified at point of reservation through Open Table
So the let down goes both ways... the reservation taker. Open Table and the restaurant.

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and attentive service.

LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I would but maybe to try another dishes rather than the duck. I thoght that such was their specialty but it was dry and no flavor. Service and ambiance was quite lovely.

AV
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This place treats people according to socioeconomic background. I did not feel welcome there.

NY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Came to check out DaDong for Restaurant week and overall it was a nice dining experience. The location of the restaurant was a bit different from what Google Map indicated, but the decor and interiors were beautiful. We ordered the sweet/sour spareribs, half Peking Duck and crispy pawns, with mango stick rice for dessert, and all items were really just mediocre in flavor (though beautifully presented). The Peking duck was especially disappointing coming from such a prominent Beijing brand; texture of the meat was mushy and limp, skin was crispy but overtly dry, overall very bland in flavoring. Service was prompt and attentive, noise level was tolerable. Unfortunately given the lackluster flavors of the food I will not be able to recommend DaDong to friends or return for another visit.

t
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Biz of disgusting sealing decoration!!!! I can’t believe so high class renovations but paper gold deco was dusty like cotton candy!! Eating food under dust, That’s terrible experience‼️

s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The critics panned this place when it first opened and perhaps it struggled to find its footing at first. But those struggles are plainly over and DaDong has hit its stride. First, both the interior and outdoor space are extraordinary by any standards, but particularly for a Chinese restaurant, even an upscale one. The outdoor space is above street level and thus offers a remarkable respite from the nearby bustle of Times Square. Inside is grand, yet understated, with plenty of visual wows, but still a Zen-like calm. The food, in a word, is sublime. Using only the freshest ingredients, the kitchen spins gold out of the dross of standard Chinese fare and offers delicious items I’ve never seen anywhere before (rich, black squid-ink soup, for example). And it’s all presented with panache and refinement. Is it cheap? No. But for those who say it’s overpriced, I say look around. Where in New York can you get food of this quality, with such good service in such a beautiful, tasteful setting? Nowhere. Indeed, given all you get for your money, I’d say the pricing is entirely reasonable. So go. You’ll be very pleasantly surprised.

k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was delicious, gourmet and unusual-definately will be back
Hope U will be in next Restaurant Week

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I hated this restaurant. The food was awful and salty. The service couldn’t have been worse

AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambiance is great but food is mediocre. Peking Duck was the highlight but even with that, there are better options and value at Chinatown.

NY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Thanks for letting us know you don’t accept Amex, after the meal, not good!

b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

For me, NYC is or was sorta like Paris. You have to really try to find a bad fine dining restaurant. DaDong proved this to be false. To begin with the dining room was about 78 degrees because the manager insisted that the doors to the 2nd story courtyard had to be open in early August to provide an atmosphere of openness or some such foolishness. Both the market and the seafood soups were lackluster. A magnifying glass would have helpful to see the pieces of seafood promised in a microscopic font on the menu. We also ordered a duck and roasted cauliflower. Out came a small plate of duck with a single leg. When reminded that we had ordered the whole duck, the waiter replied no problem and brought out another already carved half. We missed the table side presentation of the tried and true Peking Duck House on the east side and in Chinatown. The sauce for the duck seemed overcooked. It would have been better from a bottle. We never were able to understand what the granulated sugar added. The crepes were plopped down with no instruction or assistance. But all was not bad -- the roasted cauliflower, which arrived after the duck making it our dessert course, was delicious. I don't think the other Peking duck restaurants in NYC have much to worry about though this place does give a good dish a bad vibe. Brobson Lutz, New Orleans

F
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was my second time to DaDong in NYC. The duck was really dry and had no flavor. Dining in the terrace was nice but sitting at the couch with a coffee table was really uncomfortable.

e
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

vastly over rated and over priced. there are so many better chinese restaurants in nyc to experience. avoid this place

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

overall it was good. But it seemed that for restaurant week, the dishes offered were not up to par of regular menu.

NJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey dishes but worth it. Chinese cuisine for Foodies & Theater-goers. Attentive wait staff & very helpful on suggesting dishes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. I wish the bathroom was cleaner.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Get the duck, that’s about it.

A
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Mediocre dining experience overall. Compared to other high-end Chinese restaurants, yes the plates were pretty and prices high, but taste-wise, the kung po shrimp, sizzling beef and pan-fried dumplings were rather ordinary. We also had an interesting incident. I went for a walkabout and returned to a plate of pickled cucumbers on the table. Assuming it was a complimentary offering, I had some. Minutes later, the server came by, picked up the plate and walked off with it. He did not offer any explanation or even speak to us. Funnily, after two minutes, he came back around the corner with the dish and placed it down on the table next to us. They obviously got the tables wrong but to treat us like we were not there is just bizarre. Seating is very tight - expect to sit extremely close to the table next to you. There was barely a foot between our tables. Ambience-wise, it was fairly noisy if you're into that and the outdoor terrace seemed popular for summer evenings.

N
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful outdoor space and bar area. Some food was very good some food was bland. We started with dumplings which were very bland, sauce was just soy sauce versus a tasty dumpling sauce. Ribs were excellent. Waygu fried rice was also excellent. Kung Pao chicken and. Crispy shrimp are also recommended. It is pricey for what you get.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Not as classy as the original DaDong in Beijing

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was absolutely amazing!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond expectations. Really fancy interior design. Good food of course. I haven’t tasted any Peking duck that crispy before.

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