This restaurant came highly recommended, but perhaps the glowing reviews referred to times past. We were annoyed from the first at the fact that we could only order a half duck for two as part of a banquet, but when you want to try the specialty of the house, you are forced to order too much. There was a huge amount of duck, but it was too fatty and lacking in flavour. The pancakes were also oversized and tough. Worst of all, the side order of Chinese broccoli was inedible - we couldn't even bite through the tree-like stalks! The service was perfunctory and it was only when my husband broke with all that is sacred in NYC and didn't tip a cent that the waiters bothered to ask if anything was wrong.