Howard and Chris Jacobs, team behiond The Amsterdam in Rhinebeck, have spread their good fortune to a second location in town. Lucky Dragon, their “farm-to-chopsticks” restaurant, opened in mid-April. The Amsterdam’s Executive Chef Alex Burger brings his experience traveling, living and cooking throughout Asia and San Francisco’s Chinatown to the restaurant, alongside Chef Angelyne Schofield, a CIA grad who will step into the executive chef role at Lucky Dragon.
In the location formerly occupied by Catch 38 and The Local, Lucky Dragon draws its inspiration from the classic Chinese restaurants of 1970s Toronto. Lucky Dragon’s nineteenth-century wooden bar combines with authentic Chinese décor, a rich, deep color palette (dark greens, reds and golds) and custom lighting to create an atmosphere that makes for a memorable dining experience.
Enjoy classic Chinese food, of course, like soup dumplings, crab Rangoon, General Tso’s chicken and Peking Duck, all prepared with locally sourced produce. For drinks, choose from beers from China and Asia, sake, cocktails and wines by the glass and bottle. A dim sum brunch is offered on weekends. Open 7 days, late night every night spring through fall.
38 E Market St, Rhinebeck