After passing and turning up my nose at Shanghai Garden on Connecticut Ave. for years. I finally ate there Friday AND SATURDAY nights. While I was impressed with the other chinese dishes (a very nicely spiced Schezuan string beans), the peiking duck is to die for. Great price. Good skins. Meaty bird. Friendly wait staff.
And great retro atmosphere. They recently renovated the restaurant but luckily saved the '50s charm. Lots of kitschy wall hangings and decor. Plus, drinks with umbrellas.
Remember get there before 9 and order a mai tai while you wait for your bird.
4469 Connecticut Ave NW