Decoy, West Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆  

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$$

Must try: The Duck Meal

Ed Schoenfeld and Joe Ng have struck that perfect culinary chord once again. I really love Red Farm and now can safely say that Decoy serves the best Peking Duck in New York City.

Similar to Red Farm in design with a long communal table being the focus of the space along with a smattering of seating around it, at Decoy all food is meant for sharing. The Duck Meal is a must – tagged at a pricey $65 per person but comes with a truly generous amount of food. They also do offer a bar menu.

So here is how the Duck Meal shakes down. You start with a duck-consommé shot – a richly flavored broth which is a sign of really good things to come.

You will then get the “Decoy Chips with Black Garlic Dip” which are actually crispy fried fish skins with a really earthy dip – paired beautifully.

This is followed by four more small side dishes which include things like pickled vegetables, the Foie Gras & Strawberry Tarts (which I didn’t love) and a not to miss Wagyu Short Rib dish. Then comes the duck itself, which is perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside served with paper-thin pancakes and all the fixin’s.

I have to say that this meal is just spectacular and definitely worth the splurge.


Here is some of what we ate:


Decoy Chips, Black Garlic Dip




Duck Consommé Shot



Trio of Pickled Vegetables

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Wagyu Short Rib Skewers




Foie Gras & Strawberry Tarts




Fried Shishito Peppers

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Peking Duck

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