Double Chicken Please
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After years of shaking up cocktails all over the country in a vintage yellow 1977 Volkswagen minivan (and racking over 10,000 miles and serving 1,200 drinks), globally recognized bartenders Faye Chen and GN Chan permanently parked their pop-up in the Lower East Side to open Double Chicken Please last fall. Expect to be impressed by high-caliber drinks and food with eight “taptails” (that’s cocktails on tap for ya) like the succinctly named #1 (rum, montenegro, cold brew, apricot), three popular chicken sandwiches, and additional bar bites in the more casual front section. In the back bar’s menu, order inventive signature cocktails inspired by (and named after) the Waldorf Salad, butter raisin toast, and mango sticky rice, in addition to a dinner menu with oysters, lobster rolls, and prime hanger steak.
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Sleek, minimalist-designed Double Chicken Please opened in the middle of the pandemic (so until now their entire back bar has remained untouched), yet bar team and co-owners Faye Chen and GN Chan have already amassed a devout following for both their excellent, well-seasoned cocktails on tap, and fried chicken sando. Deriving inspiration from Taiwanese and American cuisines, that killer hot honey chicken sandwich calls for a buttermilk and hot sauce-dipped chicken patty that’s fried and served on a pretzel bun with chili-spiked honey and Thai basil aioli. We also suggest ordering the chicken liver mousse and adding a smear to the sando.
How to book: Indoor/outdoor seating available; takeout/delivery via Caviar.
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After a long journey on the road, pop-ups around town, and outdoor dining at their permanent spot on the Lower East Side, the team at Double Chicken Please is finally ready to welcome you inside. Double Chicken Please is perhaps best known for perfecting on-tap cocktails, but chef Mark Chou, whose resume includes stints at Eleven Madison Park and Le Bernardin, isn’t messing around in the kitchen. Now that indoor dining is back, you can enjoy fried chicken sandwiches infused with salted duck egg yolk and equally inventive, hot dog-shaped ice cream sandwiches for dessert in the restaurant’s sleek front dining area and back room.
How to book: Resy