Duo Restaurant & Lounge
I love things and places that refer to the number 2 because I’m a twin, so I was excited to try Duo (especially because the owners are sisters). I didn’t really see the “Duo” theme in the decor or on the menu (there were a couple of references to the preparation of dishes but that was it). Everything about Duo screams glamour, precision and detail (it’s a bit over-the-top). The large crystal chandelier in the main dining room, a miniature posh chair for your handbag, menus that light up, ornate pieces, and superb service. The servers were on point, and all courses were delivered in unison.
The menu is pretty broad delivering solid New American cuisine with a beautiful presentation. Duo is a good option for celebrations, girls night out, cocktails/apps, and perhaps a power lunch.
Poached Lobster Salad- This reminded me of tuna tartare but with cooked lobster. It was a tasty and textural delight!
Grilled Shrimp Watermelon Salad- I loved how the feta cheese and citrus dressing topped off the dish.
Aromatic Glazed Duck- Everyone by now should know that I’m not a huge fan of sweet and savory but this was well executed. It was a great balance of bold flavors and subtle sweet accents.
SIP & CHAT:
The cocktail list looked good but I didn’t try anything because I had to attend an event on the Intrepid sponsored by Hennessy Black. The party also had a dual theme- it was DJ Cassidy’s 30th Birthday and Hennessy Black’s 1 year anniversary. My girl Jen Yu did a great job!
Duo- 72 Madison Ave / 212-686-7272
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