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Mar 22, 2012 02:15 PM

Best Duck Dish in Westchester

Taking Dad and Mom out for their anniversary, and he's a huge duck fan. Any recommendations?

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  1. The duck at Zeph's in Peekskill is always great. Preparation may differ from season to season, so you may wish to call to get details ahead of time. Reservations definitely necessary (dinner only, Wednesdays through Sundays).

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    1. re: Elisa515

      Love Zephs' (it is s', not 's) and love their duck dishes. An enthusiastic +1!

      1. re: Elisa515

        Was going to post the exact same thing. This is what I always get at Zephs'!

        I've also had duck at X2O and enjoyed it immensely. Right now they are offering a whole roast duckling for two which sounds amazing.

      2. If like I do they love duck roasted on the bone with a wonderful fruit or peppercorn sauce, Buffet de la Gare in Hastings on Hudson is the place. Just went recently and the duck is fabulous. The place is wonderful too!!

        1. I haven't tried it myself, but a friend raves about Restaurant 42's duck, says it's the best she's ever had. It is (partly) cooked sous vide! -- but ends up with crisp exterior.

          1. I haven't been there in a while, but I've always enjoyed the duck at Umami in Croton. You'd have to check and see if they still have it on the menu.

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            1. re: MisterBill2

              Oh yes, and those great duck quesadillas at Umami! $5 on Thursdays.

            2. I think the food at Zeph's is just 'eh'.

              the duck "schnitzel" at X20 is the single best duck dish I ever had. (when they had it)

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              1. re: weedy

                Seriously? You are in quite a minority about Zephs'.

                1. re: Elisa515

                  I wanted to like it a lot more.
                  The food is okay, but not great. And for the prices it should be great. I thought reading the menu that it was going to be special, but nothing was anywhere near as good as it SOUNDED. It was all oddly a bit bland and safe.
                  It's not nearly in a class with X2O for example, but costs about as much.