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Dinner at an average restaurant is simple: you see it, you smell it, and you taste it. But add in live jazz and the best fine-dining experiences get even better. Here are some hypothetical ways jazz can improve a meal:
- When someone in your dinner party goes to the restroom, the sax player fills the seat and contributes to your conversation by expressing his thoughts through the Ionian scale.
- Ducks that are force-fed free jazz taste spicier, while ducks that are force-fed smooth jazz have more subtle flavors.
- Upon request, the band will partially chew your steak to make it more readily digestible.
- New York state law requires jazz bands to be trained in the Heimlich maneuver.
If you want to find out how live jazz actually improves an already fantastic meal at Black Duck, keep reading about its free Friday and Saturday night jazz music. Your ears and taste buds will be thoroughly blown away.
With today’s Groupon, $20 gets you $40 worth of food and drinks at Black Duck, a restaurant/bar/lounge located at 122 East 28th Street between Park and Lexington. Named after a prohibition-era rum-running sea vessel, Black Duck serves great Pan-American cuisine in an intimate and laid-back vintage setting. The restaurant’s culinary forte is seafood with a trio of standouts: seared sea scallops accompanied by sautéed black grapes, toasted almonds, and shallots; sesame-crusted wasabi tuna with steamed Japanese rice and a ginger emulsion; and roasted East Coast halibut rounded out with a sweet corn risotto and sautéed spinach. You can’t go wrong, unless you have severe seafood allergies.
And if the food isn’t enough reason to go to Black Duck (it is), go for the top-notch entertainment. Friday nights feature live jazz; Saturday nights feature jazz and cabaret performances, including featured performer Lexy Casano. Gothamjazz.com writes, “Casano’s repertoire is of great length, as she sings anything from Patsy Cline to Ella Fitzgerald to Ruth Brown. Lexy’s sultry and rich vocals truly compliment the dinner and post-dinner crowd at the Black Duck.” On Sunday nights at 8 p.m., soothe your insatiable craving for George Lazenby: Black Duck plays On Her Majesty’s Secret Service on loop unless attendees request otherwise.
If you’re looking for delicious seafood, a relaxed lounge atmosphere, and smooth, buttery jazz, get today’s Groupon.
Yelpers show their admiration for Black Duck by dishing out an average 3.5 out of five stars. Here’s a smattering of reviews: > * “The staff was super courteous and friendly, the decor was lovely and I found the prices at the bar to be really reasonable. If you’re looking for a nice place in the neighborhood to enjoy a cocktail and a pretty laid back, but high end feel, this is the place for you!” – Blair S. > * “The place itself is very cozy, nicely lit and warm - great place for a date or after work drinks at the bar/lounge area. Food was yummy but what i loved most was the black bean soup and banana bread pudding….yu-um! ” – Keri M. > * “Classy decor, fantastic service, and a very comfortable and cozy ambiance.” – Melinda W.
122 E 28th St
New York, New York 10016Get Directions