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Lame Duck

At midtown’s glitzy new DaDong, the signature dish is overshadowed by the spectacle.
DaDong

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DaDong

3 Bryant Park (enter at plaza nr. Sixth Ave. bet. 41st and 42nd Sts.); 212-355-9600; dadongny.com

IT’S SAFE TO say that grizzled New Yorkers who’ve subsisted over the decades on a steady diet of soup dumplings and warmed-over containers of carryout crispy orange beef have never seen anything quite like the eagerly awaited, elaborately hyped midtown Peking-duck palace DaDong. Instead of the usual cramped quarters out in Flushing or down on Mott Street, the glittering outpost of this popular Chinese dining empire occupies two glass-enclosed floors off a pedestrian plaza near Bryant Park. There’s a terrace for

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