Why haven't we heard of Duet before? We don't know. But we do know that we'll be back.
While Duet may be known more for its brunch scene, we recently decided to try dinner at the Greenwich Village restaurant. With white brick walls, chandeliers, and a large space, Duet's cozy atmosphere reminds us of an intimate, yet open, French brasserie. The dinner menu offers a variety of dishes and cuisines — from Russian borscht soup to skirt steak yakitori, lobster ravioli, and miso glazed Chilean sea bass. Definite re-orders from us include the pan-seared scallops in lemon butter sauce and the fried brussels sprouts salad. Their brasserie also features a very impressive bar area, so make sure to order a Moscow mule (or two).
Based on our experience, here's our formula for the perfect week night out: after work, hang out with friends at the nearby Washington Square Park until sunset, then enjoy a romantic and intimate date night at what could be your new go-to spot.
By Mable Yiu
Photo courtesy of Duet Restaurant