Just around the corner from Argyle Station in Uptown Chicago is a restaurant serving great Peking duck.
It is recommended that you order a duck 24 hours in advance because their bird flies awfully quick around here (the queue that extends out of the door is evidence of that).
After being seated the bird carver brings out your duck on a tray to slice it in front of you, piping hot and skin glistening. Mandarin pancakes, scallions and a mixture of thinly sliced carrot and daikon are also brought out to accompany the dish (along with several sauces already at your table). The duck is honestly some of the most succulent meat I have ever had and this is compared to Peking Duck I tried in Asia.
If you think you're finished, you are terribly mistaken. The remainder of the meat is used to make duck stir-fried rice and the bones are used in a subtle, palette cleansing duck soup.
Sun Wah BBQ, a former Michelin star holder, is just a short trip from the Chicago Loop area. Additionally, the nearby Andersonville enclave make this area even more attractive to come for an eating/drinking excursion.
Family, couple, and solo-diner friendly. Directions can be found through the attached link as well as Sun Wah's phone number. Remember 24 hours in advance!