ISO: The best duck in los angeles
Really the only two places that have really stood out in my mind are Mirabelle's (its occasional a special) and sam woo bbq. So basically I don't care if its cheap or expensive, I just want amazing duck!
If you like Duck Brest served medium rare like an excellent cut of beef, like I do, then from L'Orangerie:
Le Canard de Barbarie et la Truffe Noire $44.00 Rôti en Parmentier Moderne
Roasted Moscovi Breast of Duck, Black Truffles and Vegetable Parmentier
I haven't been there under their current Executive Chef, so I am hoping nothing has changed much. They also have a 55 page Wine List of 25,000 bottles, 600 distinct items, and enough in the $50 area and under to help survive any financial meltdown.
This was a HUGE surprise to me, but I really loved the duck Nic's Martini Lounge. Ohmagod. Cooked all crispy-lovely with a cherry/liquer sauce - I mean, helLO. Really yummy.
I was also very please with the crispy duck dish at Le Petit Bistro on Melrose.
If you like your duck cold, Nanjing-style, try NANJING KITCHEN in San Gabriel.
If you want Chinese BBQ duck, my vote goes to the takeout side of MPV SEAFOOD in Alhambra.
You want haute cuisine duck - then my vote goes to Saddle Peak Lodge (www.saddlepeaklodge.com)
706 West Las Tunas Dr.
1420 South Garfield Ave.
My wife and I were huge fans of the duck at Joss on Sunset in West Hollywood.
Unfortunately, last I checked they were closed. I hope this isn't permanent