Greeted by a girl in a pretty floral Chinese top. We said we had no reservation. No problem, cause they leave seats at the bar open for walk-ins. As, we were walking though the dining room, your eyes wonder into each of the 5 rooms that showcase Chinatown in an non tacky way that most American Chinese restaurants do. Hodgepodge, but fashionable chaos. When we sat down at the bar, which looks like your sitting outside on black patio with a lattice top, is tight in many ways. Right way as you sit. Your close to the people on either side of you and not very much room to have a feast or share things, which both involve many plates. But that all drifted away from the mind as we both were surprised to see a mutual friend bartending.
He sold us right way on the Peking duck, which neither of us ever had before. They only have so many a night and does take some time to come out. So, if you know you want that going in. I would order that right way, then look over the menu to decide what else to eat for the evening and you'll still probably get other dishes before the duck.
Hope to go back to Duck Duck Goat sooner then later. To try some noods, scallion pancake and mapo tofu that were hard to not get but got passed on since getting the duck. I'll be sitting at the bar again. But if you want a table. Best of luck. On Opentable there is nothing till August and even then it's the dreaded 10pm time. It is patio season thou too.