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paris1976 Feb 5, 2013 01:52 PM

So driving into NYC is a bit of a trek to go to my favorite place for Peking Duck when the craving calls...Does anyone know a place in Westchester (or neighboring CT perhaps?) where I can find a good duck? I appreciate the help! Thanks!

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    wineconsul Feb 5, 2013 03:38 PM

    We really enjoy the Peking Duck at Aberdeeen in White Plains. As someone who used to drive into NYC Chinatown to go The Peking Duck House, we are happy to have a local fill in. Not the level of TPDH, but will satisfy the craving.

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      ltlevy Feb 5, 2013 04:10 PM

      +1. Aberdeen really isn't Peking Duck, but more Cantonese roast duck served Peking style. However the duck is carved well and the skin is very crispy. My DW and I really enjoy it.

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        paris1976 Feb 6, 2013 06:05 AM

        I didn't realise Aberdeen made "peking" duck. I only thought Dim Sum. I had gone with family from France to The Peking Duck house a few years back. I have to say I was so dissapointed. I did a ton of research and the place to go is called Chef Ho upper east side.
        I will have to keep looking in Westchester. Thank you!

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      Atlas1977 Feb 10, 2013 06:28 AM

      Central Seafood next to best buy has an awesome Peking Duck. It's cripsy , almost no fat and the chef or owner serves you. Great food, great service. Very pleased with the quality of the food.

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        paris1976 Feb 11, 2013 06:01 AM

        Oh cool, good to know. Didn't know Central Seafood was Chinese...Thank you!

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          chowdom Feb 11, 2013 06:25 AM

          Atlas,we had eaten at CS for years and used to love it, however our last time there the food and service was so atrocious I never wanted to go back. One of the dishes we ordered was the duck and it was so salty it was inedible I honestly spit it out. Is the peking duck really that much better?
          Also as far as the service I'm not nit picking here, we were served the wrong food and got major attitude and an arguement as in we were yelled at when we said we did not want to pay for it (we did not eat what we did not order). I was told by friends who are in the businiess that ownership had changed, something that a poster on these boards begged to differ.

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            Westjanie Feb 11, 2013 08:07 AM

            We have been regulars at CS, also for years and have occasionally run into service, etc, problems. But, then we go back a couple of weeks later and everything's fine. Don't know about ownership change, but certainly management change a year or two ago with departure of Jackson. Still, we're usually happy with the food.

            Beyond the problems specific to CS, we occasionally have a bad night at other restaurants at which we are long time regulars and comment to each other that if this were our first visit, we'd be unlikely to return -- but, since we have a long history, we DO go back and all is well.

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              chowdom Feb 11, 2013 08:26 AM

              Thanks for responding Westjanie. I'm in agreement with you regarding an occasional off night, however I've rarely if ever had an experience like this one. The manager was threatening and seriously inappropriate to the point that he scared me. Nevertheless I'm happy to hear our experience was an anomaly.

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                Westjanie Feb 11, 2013 09:14 AM

                I agree this mgr is lass adept, even with customers he should know well, but while I don't think he responded as well as I'd have liked when we did have a problem, he never behaved THAT badly with us. I hope he was just not feeling well that day (tho no excuse.)

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