For his second act, Tony Chen has landed in Nassau.
The owner of Newsday favorite Tao’s Fusion in Selden recently opened offshoot Tao’s Peking Duck House in Glen Cove, in the space that once housed Sushi 188 and short-lived Singapore before that.
The restaurant features a long menu that takes its cues from its sister spot with dishes that range from classic American Chinese (General Tso’s and sweet and sour chicken) restaurant fare to an exploration of Chinese cuisine, including inventive Szechuan- and- Xinjiang- style dishes.
True to its name, Peking duck service is the centerpiece here, with a number of menu options for eating the lacquered duck that is slow-roasted and celebrated for its crisp skin and the pomp of having it sliced tableside.
Straight-up Peking duck service, an entire duck with steamed buns and fixings, is $68. There are also three dinner specials, for two, four and six people that include your choice of side items from a designated menu and run from $58 to $138.
Chen says that ducks are from Long Island and are first prepared in Selden, then frozen and shipped west where they are roasted throughout the day in Glen Cove. The restaurant requests at least a 30-minute heads up if you want one, and don’t be surprised if you call and hear they had a busy night and need more time to get you a bird in-house.
Tao’s Peking Duck House, 188 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove; 516-801-4848