cuisine + BAR SCENE
Black duck restaurant
If you can tell how good a hotel restaurant is by the percentage of locals populating the dining room, the Black Duck Restaurant undoubtedly resides among the best in midtown Manhattan. Operating out of a meticulously renovated turn-of-the-century brownstone adjacent to the Park South Hotel, this snug neighborhood bistro has long been a favorite of Gramercy Park and Murray Hill locals. But the restaurant’s clientele isn’t just limited to the immediate area; foodies in-the-know from across NYC count themselves among the faithful devotees of our Pan-Atlantic fare.
With a warmth and intimacy equally suited for date nights and casual business dinners, the Black Duck is truly a restaurant for all seasons. The design and décor evoke the character of a classic New York City eatery with hardwood floors, an alabaster bar and a quirky collection of vintage artwork. In the summer the al fresco patio beckons just beyond the French doors. When the weather turns, the fireplace bathes the cocktail lounge in a cozy glow while keeping the winter chill at bay.
Things only get more interesting as the week develops. Guests can enjoy live jazz on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, a sumptuous brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and a different James Bond flick every Sunday evening.
If you ask us, every New York neighborhood should have a place like the Black Duck.