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The Ugly Duckling NYC, New York, NY

The Ugly Duckling NYC

3.9
3.9
61 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Now serving Brunch and Dinner daily starting at 12pm.
Bottomless option available for Brunch 12pm-4pm
Parties over 6 people please contact : info@theuglyducklingnyc.com


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 254-3825

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Armando

  • Catering

    Catering available with advanced notice

  • Private party facilities

    Private events available. Please inquire with Management.

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    13th and 3rd Ave

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    L<br />Union Square 4,5,6,N,R,W,Q.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JK

    JenniferK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and really unique. Great service too
  2. ME

    MELINDA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    When we arrived the floor was all sticky. Then it took a little while for someone to come to our table and take our order. We ordered nachos as part of our appetizer and end up cancelling them becuause we were almost done eating and still have not received our nachos. Our drinks were brought to the table after we had finished our meal. We asked for them several times and then finally was told the bartender forgot to make them and they were coming right up. Everytime we tried to get the waitress attention we would find her at the corner of the bar texting. Was so happy x cited to try this place, utter disappointment.
  3. NI

    NatalieI

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Came from out of town wanted to checked it out, boyfriends beer was flat and he ordered the chicken & waffles but the chicken was still in the bone, made it more difficult to eat but tasted good
  4. NL

    NancyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks! Will definitely come back
  5. IW

    ImaniW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I loved it there ! They made my friend feel special for her day & the food was so fresh and good. The drinks were great as well.
  6. A

    Anjanae

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The pancake tacos to for get them you won’t regret and the SLIDERS bussin!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my mom for a birthday brunch and it was amazing. The food service and vibe! She had a blast!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked reservation under the impression it was open. Turned away once we got there
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    FOOD WAS HORRIBLE. NEVER AGAIN
  10. GD

    GenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a wonderful time! Enjoyed the ambiance and had a blast with friends. The staff was wonderful (s/o Jade), drinks were great and the food hit
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fun! Food was very good and drinks were well made, wasn’t too loud until around 10pm when they changed over to night life.
  12. NY

    NYCGirl

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The ambience of the Ugly Duckling was unexpected. It was extremely loud, to the point where you could barely hear the person sitting across from you. The food was very mid for the prices that are presented on the menu. Staff isn’t very attentive to customers. It was just an overall bad experience.
  13. K

    Katelyn

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Wish we didn’t have to use plastic ware for eating/ drinking but staff was very accommodating!
  14. K

    latichaK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute spot drinks was amazing and my burger
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    Just a little disappointed. This place was advertised to have a hopping brunch and there was only one other table there besides us. Servers super sweet though.
  16. M

    Marc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was really good but the drinks although look great it wasn’t as good. Would go back for the food and amazing service though.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This spot was super lit. Good food and drinks. Great for dates. The place was super loud having brunch upstairs but it was a vibe.
  18. R

    Rhea

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Drinks were awesome, the decor was cute and the staff was really nice. Some food items were better than others but there wasn't an issue with being able to get what I liked.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Service, food, drinks, decor, super cute!! Can’t wait to go back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Seating was uncomfortable I had to move my chair cause space was limited, food took so long extremely over 35 min wait for some pancakes, I asked our waitress she apologized and said we have a huge party upstairs.
  21. MR

    MadisonR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    the food was not all that it seems to be but the service was okay
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food was overpriced. Not worth it. Nachos were cold. My fellas burger was dry AF even though he requested medium. So was the duck on top of it. My steak sandwich was hell chewy. Soda was flat. Service was completely non existent. Saw my waitress once the entire time. Had to go to the bar to ask for the check. Do not recommends
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and I had an awesome time
  24. CR

    CRYSTALM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Was expecting a more vibrant setting especially based on their social media. Food was ok, drinks were ok. Esthetically pleasing. Only should go their for pics. Unless you go on Saturday to the brunch.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Terrible service, worst I’ve ever had in nyc. Will never come back
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We originally got the wrong menus and were seated in a very far corner, however, our waitress was awesome. The bartender was making very good drinks, and the rest of the staff was super nice. The food did take a while to come out, but that’s to be expected with the amount of food that was ordered. When the food did come out everything came out as ordered, and was really good. Would highly recommend if you’re going to brunch with friends
  27. R

    Rose

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Food suck but the ambiance is nice. Really only went to take pictures with the tub
  28. d

    duck

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    The food was good, and the atmosphere was not that great at night, but it might be different for brunch. There was a speaker blasting in our ears at our table which was the only lively thing happening at the time.
  29. l

    laurad

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I would definitely recommend this place! We had fantastic service and the food was REALLY good! Very fun decor, great music playing!
  30. C

    Christina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place.. so nice so clean.. they are very friendly.. wasn’t too crowded.. drinks are to die for.. food greattt!! & the tacos?? Omg it come with a shot!! So good
  31. DB

    DenaB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was so nice and the food was amazing! Super fun place for groups and food is half off on Mondays!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun with my family. Got appetizers and drinks and it was awesome!
  33. RB

    RaeBae

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Okay, hosts are nice! The bartender on our side of the bar was nice but the drinks weren’t cocktails. Bartender was heavy handed with poor quality alcohol with ice. Food was pretty tasty I had appetizers that were small. I also went on a Friday night. Maybe they’re brunch is better. I won’t be finding out.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Tik tok hypes it up more than it is but it was good. Not much of a wow factor but it was a cool vibe. Went on a Sunday
  35. CH

    CathyH

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is fun and festive. The food was creative and good with large portions. The noise level was loud which made table conversations difficult.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was just ok to me, but the service was great and so was the ambiance. The one thing that bothered me was receiving an email the following morning stating that my party did not show up for the reservation. We were most definitely there and I wouldn’t want a false statement to possibly prevent me from using open table in the future.
  37. c

    christinef

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the place and all the duck decorations and definitely recommend
  38. KB

    KaiserBush

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience2
    Food was the highlight of the experience. Ordered the bottomless mimosa package and it wasn’t worth it for the price. The presentation is quirky, but the staff do not circle enough to get your money’s worth. I had the steak and eggs with home fries and it was a SOLID plate. Steak was seasoned and cooked to a true medium, eggs scrambled well, potatoes were crispy. The ambience was very relaxed but picked up by the time we left.
  39. j

    jazze365

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Cute place to hang out after work, with friends etc. Not a place for a first date the noise is simply to loud similar to a cafeteria noise level. Overall will return with friends of friends.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was awful.Made us wait 45 mins when there was an open table available and the food was trash. Asked for Nutella and they gave me some Barbeque peanut butter sauce drenched in oil. Asked for standard seating and they seated us at a high table In the middle of the room where everyone was walking. It was the worst place I have ever gone in New York and I been to many places. So I highly do not recommend. Tik tok and social media lie’!!! -10/10

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Ugly Duckling NYC is rated 3.9 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Ugly Duckling NYC

106 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    13th and 3rd Ave

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    LUnion Square 4,5,6,N,R,W,Q.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women

  • Executive chef

    Armando

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 254-3825

  • Catering

    Catering available with advanced notice

  • Private party facilities

    Private events available. Please inquire with Management.

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