Duane Park Patisserie will add new hours with a new menu

Photo by Claudine Williams

Duane Park Patisserie, which has been in Tribeca since 1992 — this Spotlight feature is a great read — is pausing its counter service for six weeks or so to redesign the classic shop on Duane Park, adding more tables to the front and creating an all-day brunch menu and evening hours to go with it.

The retail side of the shop will be closed from April 23 to June 4, but the bakery will still be open for orders with pickup and delivery.

Owner Madeline Lanciani said that once the renovation is complete, during the day the shop will remain a patisserie and Ring Ding Bar for take out and eat in as well as the usual custom orders. But the addition will come with an expanded savory menu with sandwiches, quiches, soups, pot pies, and eggs and omelets. They are upgrading their ovens, including the addition of a high-temperature pizza oven, “which will not make pizza, per se,” Madeline said, “but we will use it to make savory focaccia and tartines to order.”

In the evening hours (TBD, but likely 7 to 10p) the shop will offer dine-in a al carte desserts that cannot be made to take away — things like molten chocolate cake, souffles, profiteroles, churros, Baked Alaska — in addition to the regular bakery menu. Madeline plans to upgrade the hot and cold beverages and get a beer and wine license.

The service will be “California style” where you place your order at the counter and pick up your order at another spot on the counter.

“We hope people will come in after dinner for a special-made dessert, served in a casual atmosphere at a reasonable price,” Madeline said.



  1. I wish I could buy a subscription to Duane Park Patisserie. I will be a dependable customer of whatever they do.

  2. You could probably get cookies delivered on a schedule. I ship chocolate leaves to my aunt in Montana every Christmas. Big hit.

  3. So glad. Great place just getting better. My granddaughter lives around the corner.

  4. that’s terrific!! I love their little croissant sandwiches!

  5. My son absolutely adores the bakery’s Brioche. It has been his little ritual before Gymnastics for 4 years now. We are so happy for Madeline and this change. She’s been in the neighborhood for quite sometime and it is one of the places in Tribeca we love the most. Feels like we enter to a friend’s home that has just baked the most delicious cookies. Cozy and happy. Best of luck Madeline !

  6. I tried to like this bakery many times over the years. However, I find the staff extremely unfriendly and unhelpful. I tried ordering a birthday cake last year. I basically got yelled at for not knowing their options/offerings in advance. The lady behind the counter huffed and puffed, rolled her eyes, etc. I was speechless. I will gladly take my business elsewhere in the neighborhood even if it’s Whole Foods.