Drinks are amazing! Get the key lim pie, japanese cold noodle, cold pizza, and waldorf salad
Place is amazing would go any day tbh
I know they’re known for their drinks but the chicken sandwich is a must!
I am utterly confused by the popularity of this place.
The chicken sandwiches were incredibly underwhelming, messy and sloppily put together with overwhelming flavors and chicken that wasn't crispy, the cocktail was very mid and overpriced. The bread tasted stale. I've had better chicken sandwiches literally everywhere else. I sat in the front room and tried two of the sandwiches and the cucumbers. This whole experience was mid. I wouldn't seek this place out let alone wait in line for it.
The manager is incredibly rude and argumentative.
The service is slow and there's no care for the guest. We therefore didn't leave a tip and the manager got very hostile with us and argumentative saying we didn't belong in a place like this. They didn't once refill our water or check on us. The drinks were weak and wait were not worth the hype.
I'm obsessed cause this place gets better and better each
I'm obsessed cause this place gets better and better each time I come. The drinks are really the star even though their chicken sandwiches are also top tier. My favorite drink is the key lime pie bc you can taste literal pie crust in the drink (idk how) plus it tastes nothing like alcohol (and I know people say this all the time at other bars and they're lowkey lying bc it does taste like alc but I'm dead serious this time). However, I have also really loved the french toast, cold pizza, and japanese soba noodle. Mango sticky rice was good too but tasted stronger than the others I listed. In terms of chicken sandwiches, I've loved both the hot honey and salted egg yolk equally. Popcorn chicken is a little more generic but still fire bc of their 5 spice seasoning. Mochi donut sandwich is a hit or miss depending on the person I think. Tbh I think the flavors worked together despite how eccentric it may look but I wouldn't order it again. Vibes and decor are also on point! It's so hard to get a reservation so each time I've lined up before opening to get a walk in spot for the back room, which has worked with smaller parties but failed with a party of 6 since the tables are limited and there weren't enough bar seats.
Double Chicken Please is currently doing reservations only
Double Chicken Please is currently doing reservations only on Resy, and I highly recommend doing a reservation before coming. On their website they mentioned that walk-ins are welcomed. However, if you do walk-in there is two sectors of the restaurant, the front room and the back room. If you partake in the walk in option, chances are you'll probably be sitting in the front room. The menu from the front room in the back room are different and you are going to select from a limited menu when you are ordering in the front. I came on a Wednesday at 5:30 PM and was told that the wait time would be around 4 hours. Being advised of the wait time we decided to dine on the front room since there were seats available. Please note that my review is based on my experience while dinning in the front room. All the cocktail drinks are served on tap, but overall still yummy. While sitting in the front you are unable to order the drinks in the back menu (how I wanted to try the mango sticky rice - name of a drink). We had the cucumbers which was really refreshing, very common squash cucumbers. What really set them apart is the drinks and from their name you guessed, their chicken sandwiches. We order their salted egg yolk chicken sandwiches, which were amazing. Hot, and savory, crunchy juicy chicken sandwich!! Will come back again. Environment is relaxed, the only reason this was a four star instead of a five is due to the spacing between each other in the front. While dine in the front room, other people were waiting inside for their seats, this causes a line outside and people bumping into us while we were eating.
Another member of my top five spots to get craft cocktails
Another member of my top five spots to get craft cocktails in the nation was awarded to the legendary Double Chicken Please. I have waited hours to get into this establishment, both the front and back experiences. Their cocktail taps upfront and cocktail offerings in the back are out of this world. Our feast included the Hot Honey Chicken Sandwiches [buttermilk, thai basil], a Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich on a Mochi Donut [buttermilk, thai basil], Popcorn Chicken [ginger, white pepper, five spice], Koji Cucumbers [shio kombu, sesame, thai chili] and the cocktails I focused on this time out were the NY Beet Salad [Bombay Sapphire, beet, pineapple, cranberry, mascarpone, yogurt], French Toast [Grey Goose, roasted barley, brioche, coconut, milk, maple syrup, egg], and a Japanese Cold Noodle [Bacardi Superior, pineapple, cucumber, coconut, lime, sesame oil]. That popcorn chicken was the best I've ever had! I learned from my coworker how common a box of that full flavored animal candy is in Chinese convenient stores. My mouth just started watering again thinking of it. Trust me when I say their cocktails taste EXACTLY like their simple names. Fight your way to get in if you can. Pro tip, if you want something completely unique, the owner is always up for a challenge. I'd trust her to make my last sip of medicine on earth.
An amazing bar that is getting attention around the world.
Voted #6 bar in the world in a short time since they first opens says a lot. My friend raved about this place and I didn't believe him until I went myself and tried it out. Their hot honey chicken sandwich is one of the best chicken sandwich I ever had! Yes, it's better than Popeyes and Chik-Fil-A (sorry not sorry) Their backroom cocktails are unique and amazing. The names of the cocktail confused me a bit but once the bartender explained the meaning, it made sense. We had 5 cocktail drinks and a DCP shot. If I have to give my favorites, it would be the NY Beet Salad and Japanese Cold Noodle. As strange as the names sound, it is really good. The staffs are awesome, friendly and bartenders are equally the same. They know their drinks and it was enjoyable watching them make the drinks (sat at the counter) Definately reserve as soon as possible! Reservations gets filled up quickly. There is a wait outside for the front area serving cocktails on tap (and offers food too) Overall, I would absolutely come back, as long as I get through Resy!
A popular spot with fantastic cocktails and a visually
A popular spot with fantastic cocktails and a visually appealing atmosphere. It's worth noting that due to its popularity, without a reservation, there might be a long wait to get a seat, but if you're willing to wait, the cocktails are said to be delicious and plentiful. If you look at the menu, there are three tiers of cocktails they will recommend you try. Every cocktail is named after a dish. The first row is more like an "appetizer". It's smooth, not too strong, and you can finish it in a short time. It can kinda get your taste buds up. The second row is like a "main entry". It's a lot stronger than the first row. It has more of an aftertaste. You need to take your time to taste it. The final row is the "dessert". It has a few sweet or sour options depending on what you like. Overall, if you're looking for a trendy spot with great cocktails in Chinatown, this bar might be worth a visit.
Great vibes, but Make a res! If you can't, then you better
Great vibes, but Make a res! If you can't, then you better get your butt in line before they open and hope for the best. Really fun and creative drinks and the food (all the food) is great to absorb all the alcohol you'll want to drink because the cocktail list is so intriguing it's hard to choose!
PSA - get reservations and go to the back room.
2/5 by 👻 @S G.
This is where you get access to the premium drinks.The front room is where the walk in line gets to go and it's only pre-mixed from tap cocktails. That said the cocktails are good but not great, the food is great, and the staff are super. From a craft cocktail enthusiast I would have skipped the front room though and waited until I could have got the full experience.
Wanted to love this place but honestly fell a little flat.
The vibes and ambiance are really great - super unique mix of quirky and fun, but also modern and put together, and the drinks were pretty decent, but the food wasn't my favorite.For drinks, we ordered the key lime pie, Japanese cold noodle, and mango sticky rice. All of them were pretty sweet. Key lime pie was definitely my favorite, nice and tangy and didn't taste like alcohol at all. The mango sticky rice didn't really taste like mango, and had a pretty strong coffee/tea flavor. The Japanese cold noodle was unexpectedly very sweet, and really just tasted like cucumber syrup to me.For food, we ordered the hot honey and mochi donut chicken sandwiches. For the hot honey, the actual chicken was decent and well fried, but the bun was so cold and felt stale and not toasted. The mochi donut sandwich was a lot of different flavors at the same time, and felt a little too overwhelming. It had potential, but I thought it was overpowered by sweetness, and wasn't that well balanced. It was also pretty hard to eat since it was so tall. Overall, vibes and drinks are definitely solid, but was disappointed by the chicken sandwiches.
Double Chicken Please, definitely lives up to the hype!My
Double Chicken Please, definitely lives up to the hype!My friend and I go their at about 4:30 to stand in line, they open at 5. Once it came to 5pm it took us about 5 minutes to get in with 8 seatings ahead of us. Reservations are recommended though.The Hot honey chicken sandwich and popcorn chicken are wonderful. Its very crispy, delicious, and flavorful. Its fried to perfection. The drinks hold upon to the chicken as well. You can grow long with any of the drinks. They are divided into three section of drinks; Apps, Entrees, Desserts. You can have one with each course.
Unfortunately, Double Chicken Place was underwhelming.
Maybe I got my hopes up too high by watching all the Youtube videos and reading all the articles, but I left feeling disappointed.Before you even think of eating at the Back Room (Craft cocktails), set an alarm for 11:55pm a week before you want to dine. From 11:55pm - midnight, keep refreshing the page. As soon as you see a reservation available, take it immediately. The entire night will will booked within 15-20 seconds. If you want the front room (Different cocktails on tap only), be prepared to line up outside before the restaurant even opens. This place is THAT popular.The drinks are very innovative and unique. You won't get a cocktail like these anywhere else. Unfortunately we did not really love the cocktails - Japanese Cold Noodle is very complex (in a good way) with a lot of flavors, but they didn't feel like they tasted good all together. French Toast was really good, and the DCP oreo garnish tastes great as well. Mango Sticky Rice and Red Eye Gravy were okay, Key Lime Pie was pretty goodI don't quite understand the hype behind the sandwiches. The Hot Honey had a tasty basil-based spread, but it was just alright. You could get better chicken sandwiches pretty easily. The popcorn chicken appetizer was actually the best thing we ate. It had a seasoning on it that was really savoryIf I came here for a normal dinner & drinks, I think I would have liked it. Unfortunately it was hyped up so much and I came in with high expectations that weren't met
After weeks of monitoring Resy for open reservations, I was
After weeks of monitoring Resy for open reservations, I was elated to get a Sunday night reservation at Double Chicken Please's backroom. Sadly, the experience did not live up to my expectations and we shortly "flew the coop" after arriving. I appreciated the quirky, yet classy and warm, ambiance. The drinks were also creative ("Cold Pizza" anyone?). Unfortunately, the pours were extremely weak, even though we ordered double alcohol. Furthermore, don't fall into the false scarcity advertised by the menu regarding the Popcorn Chicken, which can be ordered "while supplies last" (or some similar wording). The snack was mainly deep-fried crumbs, with a tiny amount of chicken. Overall, we had an average experience at Double Chicken Please. We hope that the restaurant takes note of our asks for Double Drinks and Double Chicken Please!
Unique cocktails in the Back Room! It was definitely worth
Unique cocktails in the Back Room! It was definitely worth the wait and we were lucky to make it in on a Friday night. My personal favorite was Japanese Cold Noodle and Key Lime Pie cocktails.
Came here at opening time (5pm) and there were people
Came here at opening time (5pm) and there were people waiting already, but we still got to choose the back room or front - we chose the back! The difference: the back room has special cocktails and the front has cocktails on tap. Both have the famous chicken sandwiches. I LOOOOOOOOVE their chicken sandwiches. Tried the salted egg yolk ($16) and the hot honey ($16) and they were both amazing. Fried to perfection. I would come back just for the sandwiches.I got the "mango sticky rice" cocktail and it was definitely unique. They name their cocktails after food items that tells you how light or sweet or heavy they are. I would like to come back and try "Japanese cold noodle"...
Japanese cold noodle cocktail is probably the best cocktail
Japanese cold noodle cocktail is probably the best cocktail I have ever had in my life! Def 10/5 for that cocktail!. Service was pretty good too.However, the hot honey fried chicken sandwich that everyone is raving about didn't do it for me at all. We had a table in the back room for 9 pm and we waited till 10 for that chicken to be "order-able!" And it was just such a letdown IMO.Also the whole space is just a bit boring.Anyway for sure go to the back and get that Japanese cold noodle cocktail.
Double Chicken Please was one of many bars I was
Double Chicken Please was one of many bars I was recommended while in NY, and I'm so glad I made time to try it out on the last night of my trip. It was truly one of the most unique bars I've ever experienced, and everything I tried (food and drink) was top notch.We visited without reservations early evening (maybe 6 PM) and it wasn't hard to get a seat at all. Just as a note, this place has a front room and a back room that are almost treated like two separate businesses with two separate food and drink menus. It was a bit confusing to me because I wanted to try the chicken sandwich (which is served in the front room) and a couple specific cocktails (which were served in the back room), but they told me I had to eat and close my tab in the front before going to the back. The fried chicken sandwich had some of the best fried chicken I've ever had. Hot, juicy, crispy, and extremely flavorful. The Thai basil sauce was a nice touch too. The only thing I didn't love was the bread. Pretzel buns are not my favorite just because I like a fluffier and softer bun that's easier to eat for sandwiches, but it's honestly a preference thing and I think the sandwich overall delivered exactly what it advertised.The cocktails in the back room were incredible as well, and definitely what made this bar stand out. Each cocktail is inspired by food or dish, and they honestly tasted exactly what they were meant to taste like. My favorite was the Japanese Cold Noodle, which had cucumber and sesame oil and tasted exactly like a refreshing bowl of soba. The French Toast was also really tasty, and it came with an espresso cookie which the waiter noted was so that you could "drink your french toast and eat your coffee).We also split some shiitake mushroom poppers to have something to snack on with our cocktails, and they were very unique but a bit pricey. They came with a little puff pastry and what the waiter explained was beet powder made from leftovers from their beet salad cocktail which was very cool. The next time I'm in NY I will definitely be back here to try some of the other cocktails and get another fried chicken sandwich!
My trusted hangout spot.
Sophisticated yet with that dive vibe. Amazing drinks and friendly staff. You get a completely different experience in the front verses the back and the night just gets blurrier there until you stuff that popcorn chicken or big fat chicken sandwich in your month and you are alive again. #5 forever and Japanese Cold Noodles, mocktail version also available, because we want to live long enough to drink more of this goodness.
TLDR: Inventive and fun location for cocktails and a
TLDR: Inventive and fun location for cocktails and a chicken sandwich.The salted egg chicken sandwich was everything you want in a chicken sandwich: juicy, tender and flavorful. The bun was fluffy and held up well. The real draw of this place however is the backroom cocktail area. Their menu features unique and delicious cocktails that taste like the dish they are named for. Ex. Cold Pizza or Soba NoodlesDefinitely worth checking this place out!
Amazing drinks and a great atmosphere! The option to have a
Amazing drinks and a great atmosphere! The option to have a causal or intimate time is amazing. The front is a great place to have amazing chicken. The back is more intimate and sit down for drinks with friends. Would recommend checking it out!
This review is for the back room: of course there's a wait
This review is for the back room: of course there's a wait on a Saturday night, if enough foresight make a reservation in advance (they quoted one hr but texted in 30min to come back). The cocktail menu reads like a food menu with the lighter drinks as 'appetizers' (cold Japanese noodle), 'main meal' drinks like cold pizza and mango sticky rice, then sweeter drinks as 'dessert' like key lime pie. The cold Japanese noodle and key lime pie blew our minds. Noodle drink was light and tropical, but still savory from the sesame oil. The key lime pie was EVERYTHING: creamy, fizzy, tart, sweet. The lingering taste of winter melon was an unexpected asian twist. I took a friend from out of town that doesn't like alcohol and he said it changed his mind completely! Nyc really does cocktails best and this is the pinnacle.
Double Chicken Please definitely emphasizes the chicken.
Everything from the beautiful crispy fried chicken to the chicken artwork in the front bar to the chicken masks that all the servers wear, there is more than enough chicken going around.I'm glad my partner and I arrived early because it was crowded on a Friday evening. We were lucky enough to grab seating right when some people left. A waiter immediately attended to us, poured us water, and took our order for a salted duck egg sandwich, a hot honey sandwich and cocktails 2, 4, and 6.Cocktail 2 was decent but was weaker than I would've liked. 4 was ok but still watered down. I was not a fan of 6 and I've had my fair share of spiced mezcal. It's probably best to stay away from tequila and mezcal, especially on tap.The sandwiches were the highlight of the visit. They were crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and very flavorful. Surprisingly, I found the salted duck egg sandwich to be less salty than the hot honey and the hot honey to be a tad too salty. Stay for the chicken and the service but get your drinks elsewhere. I can't speak for the backroom situation but I would even try some drinks in the backroom and finish the night in the front room with some sandwiches.
Wow. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. I feel like
Wow. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. I feel like I've been eating chicken sandwiches wrong my whole life because this was absolutely fantastic. A breakdown of my review:Seating and waiting: On a Friday, we went around 7 pm and waited only 5 ish minutes - sat in the front. Upon arrival, they requested if we wanted to hang out in the back room or the front room, but we mainly came for the chicken sandwich, so we decided on the front. The back room has a different menu. We were requested to present ID as well before entering. The food: My boyfriend and I both got the hot honey chicken sandwich with a mocktail (winter melon, oolong, and citrus) to quench our thirst. The hot honey came on a fluffy bread that soaked in all the juices of the sandwich. The chicken was absolutely crispy, yet was so juicy and came apart so easily. I've never had chicken that pulls apart that easily. This was also a very clean eat, not a fully stuffed chicken sandwich that leaves you using many napkins. The only complaint I would have about the sandwich is that the chicken was a tad too salty for my preference. The mock tail tasted like an Asian sweet tea, a great combo with the chicken.I'll definitely be coming back to hang out in the back room and try the other food, as well as the cocktails!!
The cocktails here are just incredible.
I reserved for 2 for the back room of DCP. It's been honestly quite hard to book this place, but I jumped on a 5pm for a Sunday night as soon as I saw it was available. As for the front room, they serve different drinks and food, namely cocktails on tap and their popular fried chicken sandwiches. We decided to try the backroom first, then migrate over to the front, which ended up working quite well. For drinks, we each tried Japanese Cold Noodle, Cold Pizza, Red Eye Gravy, and French Toast. All of them were so so good, an absolute delight and display of cocktail craftsmanship. The food also surprised me. We shared the shiitake mushroom poppers, stuffed chicken wings, and murasaki uni and cornbread. I highly recommend these for some bites alongside their cocktails. We went to the front room afterwards mainly for their chicken sandwich. We ended up sharing one, and while it didn't disappoint, I wouldn't call it life changing either. I actually preferred the food, drinks, and experience of the back room more. The front room is definitely a more casual fast food sort of vibe. I appreciate both rooms though for their offerings.This is a strong recommend for cocktail lovers. Try to book the back room for sure. Their drinks are phenomenal and the food won't disappoint. I'll be back for sure.