The David Duncan House
Been to the Duncan house many times never had a problem. I took my daughter for Thanksgiving dinner during the long weekend and we were very disappointed. Granted it was the end of the night of a busy Thanksgiving weekend but the meal we were served was warmed up dry left overs. I would of retuned it but I did not want to disappoint my daughter. I hardly ate anything. We had to ask for water and her napkin fell on the ground, right by our feet, we did not notice until we got up, it was on my shoe in plain sight and not one server or waiter addressed it or bothered to get a new one. Overall the staff were pleasant and the ambience is great but for the price point of my bill, and poor quality of the meal, it was not worth it and I would of gone elsewhere.
Went there for Thanksgiving Dinner. The staff was great and very attentive. Really enjoyed the garlic bread, a nice surprise! The one thing I would recommend they do in the future is to have a Thanksgiving dessert menu. The turkey dinner was excellent but I sure was disappointed to find out there was no Pumpkin Pie on the menu, that's a must for next year!
I came to Duncan House for the Thanksgiving spécial. The waiters and other staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. However, the turkey was a turkey roll not from a fresh turkey. The vegetables had too much garlic, even the potatoes. Turkey dinners do not have garlic. Plus, to top it off, there was no pumpkin pie as advertised on the website. I will not be coming back next Thanksgiving.
David Duncan House is a very nice, elegant restaurant. Service is top notch. I would highly recommend it for any special occasion. The prices are rather high, but worth it if you want a very nice atmosphere and good food.
As always, the table side Caesar Salad was amazing!! One of the few reasons why we dine at The Duncan house.
It was an exceptionally excellent venue (ambiance, food and service) Always have returned.
Ambience was fantastic....Staff and service was outstanding...Food was excellent...The David Duncan House has been my favorite in the city for many many years!....My son and daughter in law had their wedding reception there.
This restaurant was a big let down. Poor service but this was tolerable in comparison to the disgusting food. Everything was over cooked and inedible. I would not eat here again.
the decor and ambiance are elegant. the prices are in line with similar establishments.
we found the service somewhat ambivalent. we were served the entree before we finished the salad; and after the entree, the service seemed to dissipate. i poured my wine on several occasions; and, we had to ask for the dessert menu.
the food was delicious; and, our party enjoyed ourselves.
I use to come here when it was owned by the original owners. I also knew one of the chefs in the kitchen he was an asian guy. But ever since the restaurant got switched to new owners I really feel the food went down hill. Today the restaurant is owner by the chain Peter&Paul's.
There are many things I must say to explain why I only have a low star rating.
Before it switched owners the restaurant use to be white-glove service and very attentive. Today we couldnt even find out waiter on a Monday night dinner. It wasnt even that packed except for the top floor where I think someone was hosting a dinner party. I dont blame our waiter because he was serving our table which was on the lower floor and we were literally THE ONLY table around. The restaurant was dead. But he had to also go upstairs to waiter the party.
The Bread -- the original owners use to serve the garlic butter bread perfectly with a tray of sliced pickles, olives and cottage cheese. Today that's all gone. They just serve focaccia bread and that's it. The tomahawk was not available which we usually order and the steak for Two on the menu was the only other choice. I was not impressed. We also ordered the asparagus which tasted a bit sour tonight and the mashed potatoes we less then mediocre. They use to be served soft and fluffy. The New York steak came well done when ordered medium-rare, the seafood platter that we ordered to share tasted a bit fishy and not as fresh and just everything put together was just not how it use to be.
Overall I wish they kept the same service and food choices. Perhaps their chefs all left after the new owner took over. I'm not one to complain ... I came here 2x since the new management took over and i dont think there will be a third for me.
The restroom sign was funny though.
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Another exceptional dinner at DDH...quality,quality,quality!
Overall the experience was a nice one but had a couple of issues. Upon sitting down, we were asked if we would like some water (sparkling or still). We chose still and thought nothing of it when waitstaff arrived with a bottle for us. Until I arrived home and looked over the receipt (I know I should check the bill before paying but I didn’t) and noticed a charge of $9 for the bottle. Strange to charge for something that was offered to us. We weren’t charged for the bread that was also offered to the table so unsure of why we had to pay for water???
Water is usually a nice gesture offered by a restaurant to their customers.
Another thing I felt was a little weird was that the sides were an additional charge as well. When ordering a $40-$50 piece of steak (which was cooked perfectly and very delicious), I am usually not expecting to have to pay an additional $10-$20 for some potatoes and asparagus/brussel sprouts.
I figure that when paying a fairly high price for the protein, it would be nice to get some sides included with it.
While a little disappointed with the food, we were very happy with the service as all the waiters were great.
Went there to celebrate my birthday. Service was very good but found the food not to be very good, of small portions and somewhat overpriced. A bottle of mineral water was $9.00! Dinner for 2 without any alcohol was $150.00!
Incredible dining experience in an old-style steakhouse. The two women had fish which was seasoned and cooked to perfection, while both men had roast beef which practically melted in our mouths. Alex, our waiter, was very attentive and knowledgeable and made excellent suggestions re the wines and food. The ambiance was perfect - low lighting and quiet. Our only quibble was the prices when one baked potato was $10.
Great place to take a nice date to.
Food was great and service was impeccable.
Quality of food is definitely there and worth it.
Parking is free too, so you don't have to worry not being able to find a spot.
We enjoyed our dinner. Lovely place, good food and big portions.
This was not my first visit and I will return again.
Thank you !
Experienced David Duncan House for the first time but certainly won't be the last. Although it was a Friday night, the place was not very busy; it did pick up a little later but still not crazy busy. The service was fantastic, the food was really, really good but not outstanding; we ordered scallops and a salad for apps (the scallops were delicious, the salad was ok) and the chateaubriand for 2. The main course was lovely, especially the presentation, although the vegetables were a tad overcooked. We enjoyed a great bottle of wine - can't recall the name but it was their house cab sav and a specialty coffee afterwards. As more patrons arrived, they all seemed to be seated in the same area we were although I did see other staff milling about elsewhere. Perhaps there was a big party arriving shortly. Seemed to be a more mature crowd except for the 2 young men who rushed in, dressed in grubby jeans and a t-shirt, seated at a corner table, ordered a beer and then left to sit elsewhere. I'm not judging their appearance or presence, it's just that they were not discreet about it and their behaviour was very odd. Overall, it was great and we look forward to going back.
Great experience. Service was great.
Wine list was a little weak and overpriced for what they were serving.
Silver Wedding Anniversary, great venue, food and ambience. Very memorable!
Service was wonderful, ambiance was great.
I ordered the Branzino delicious flavour - too much oil on the actual plate.
Would be happy to go back.
We had 2 main servers and then 2 other servers who brought drinks and condiments. We ordered the cheese board, which was surprisingly large, but I had to call the waiter back so he could describe what was on the board. He hurriedly named 2 of the cheeses and called the third one "a French one". There was also a jam or sauce of some kind and some candied fruits - but those were our best guesses as he did not describe them for us.
I ordered 2 of the same cocktail - the first one was very light and the second one was quite boozy. Not a complaint but a little inconsistent. Also, the beer selection was surprisingly minimal. Huge wine list and a good cocktail menu, but extremely basic beer selection.
The waiter brought us a complimentary dessert as it was my fiancees birthday, but how did he know?? We didn't say anything to anyone and yet there it was. How delightful!
For the price the meal should have come with sides and we should have been full leaving there and not looking for dessert somewhere else.
Great staff yummy food beautiful outdoor fir pics big parking lot
We usually enjoy our time at David Duncan House whenever we go. We haven't gone in a while, however, and the vibe has changed a bit. The music playing in the background was more House music and didn't fit the atmosphere we're used to whenever we come here. It made it a bit too loud when we are more expecting a classic fine dining experience.
Food and service was lovely, however. Delicious and well-proportioned meals. Thank you for treating my mother to a birthday cheesecake. It was much appreciated.
First time trying out this restaurant. Overall atmosphere was great, romantic. We didn’t order much. We order 2 rib eye steak, they were very tender. Mash potato was amazing.
But we were disappointed with the oysters, the oysters that came were very small, barely had any meat in it. Could’ve because it was not the right season. However, the condiments that came with the oysters were great, especially the mango sauce. The side of Asparagus were too citrusy, and had burned pieces.
I will definitely come back for steaks!
We have been here several times and always enjoyed our visit and food. This time not so much. The meat temperature was not acceptable and the doneness requested was incorrect on two of the three prime ribs.. We are not in the habit of sending our meals back, never sure how they will get it right the second time when it was incorrect the first time. Response for service was very slow towards the end of the meal, eg request for coffee and again for the bill.
This was a very expensive meal for our family and it was a special occasion. We can't afford to visit again and have the same errors made.
Another fantastic dinner meeting with great food and wine
I have been to David Duncan house several times over the years, it is not the quality of service or food, but the quality of clientele has declined like a free-fall. There was a couple with the ripped jeans and dirty T-shirt on with barefoot flip flops, Little kids running around in the restaurant and nobody is warning them! I can honestly say that I dress better than them at home. This is completely unacceptable manners and dress code especially for classy and exquisite establishment like David Duncan House!
Won't be back. Soggy burger and they still charged 50% for a burger that was 99% not touched (returned), apparently, it was for switching the fries to a salad.
We were a table of 4 on Sunday afternoon celebrating our anniversary. The atmosphere was great, the food was amazing, and the service spectacular. Highly recommend The David Duncan House for any occasion.
Very poor service
New menu. No more running bs. Everything a la carts. No longer what it used to be. Won’t be back.
We felt as though the Fine dining aspect of the ratio has changed. It no longer had that feel. Table could have been cleaned up after every course (crumbs on table still there), dessert served for our anniversary - could have been asked what dessert we would have liked rather than be provided one...), music did not fit with the ambiance of the room, we also had fruit flies around our table and flies coming in from the patio door.
Food was flavorless. We have been here in past to celebrate many occasions (baptisms, showers, past anniversaries) and this was not what we expected for our 5th anniversary.
Prices have definitely been inflated however they do not fair with the taste of the food. Example - one piece of shrimp for $12 seems a bit expensive whereas years ago a whole skewer was provided. The prime rib we ordered was a good size however without the gravy provided it did not have a good taste. New York strip - was grilled too harsh on the outside as well.
superbly great service from the hostess to the waiters and the food was fresh
The food was alright, but not great. The service felt very rushed as they brought out the main course when we were only half way through our appetizer. Summerlicious did not let this restaurant shine as it should have.
The food was awesome. Service was top class. Dint bother us and were there when needed. Ambience is very medieval but clean and maintain. 5/5
our summerlicious lunch out was fantastic the service was excellent and the staff very knowledgeable
The staff and food was far better then expected. The experience was something to remember. Definitly go back soon.
Can be more professional. Don’t think I will visit again even though the food is great!
Beautiful venue, superb service. Our meals were very good, but my prime rib and mashed potatoes could have been hotter. We were fortunate to attend during Summerlicious so the cost was very reasonable for such a lovely experience.