We had a Gilt City voucher for brunch at Fatty Crab and absolutely loved the food. I didn't have a problem with the service as mentioned in reviews. Service wasn't really memorable either way which is actually good considering the service you normally get in NY with any type of coupon or voucher. I'm not sure if they are struggling now or have just outpriced themselves, but all 4 other couples dining there had the same voucher.
Food is very expensive, $10 - $20 for an appetizer, $20 - $30 for a main, though the portions are a bit more like tapas so it's suggested you get a mix of both. With our voucher we got 3 snacks, a brunch item, and a special entree. We ordered the quail eggs, pork buns, and sliders as snacks, the rib hash as brunch, and the fatty duck as the special. The quail eggs were interesting, but not something I'd get again. The various sauces and toppings were excellent, but the consistency of the egg was odd to me. The pork buns were excellent and had amazing spicy sauce to smother them in. The pork was pork belly and fatty but delicious. The sliders were also superb. I don't know what spice was in the meat, but it was fantastic. The brunch was the most disappointing item. The braised ribs were very good, but there was not much of it and mostly potatoes which were a bit bland and boring. The duck though, be still my heart! It was without a doubt the best duck I've ever had. It was prepared a bit like pork belly, with the fatty portion with some crispy skin. It also came on a bed of sticky rice with peppers that was very satisfying. I would definitely go back just for the duck which was also fun because we were encouraged to eat it as finger food.
We also had a bottle of house prosecco with our voucher which was pretty good and went with the spiciness of the meal. We also finished with a glass of iced coffee which was super sweet but refreshing and got a big chocolate bar with the check.
I'd go back for sure but probably skip the brunch part and go straight for the fatty duck. Also, the Duck BLT the people next to us had looked exceptional as well. The atmosphere sitting in front was also very nice with the weather and pretty calm on a Sat morning.
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