It’s official: The wine bar from James-Beard-winning chef Gabriel Rucker is finally open all day. Rucker opened the extremely buzzy Canard in April, and since then, the restaurant has been packed most nights for playfully innovative dishes like foie gras dumplings. Now, the restaurant starts the party at 8 a.m. during the week and 9 a.m. on weekends, according to an Instagram post from the restaurant’s account.
“Psst. We quietly changed our hours to ALL DAY today,” the post reads. (...Oops. I’m bad at keeping secrets.) The restaurant’s website now has full menus for breakfast, lunch, and brunch, loaded with eye-popping dishes like shrimp toast Benedict with avocados and cucumber, a quinoa veggie bowl with carrot harissa and cucumber raita, and the oozy “duck stack,” pancakes smothered in duck gravy with tabasco onions and duck egg.
As promised, cocktails are served throughout that period of time, with different menus depending on the time of day. During brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the bar serves the Touch and Go, bourbon and passionfruit paired with Campari, lime, and Amaro Nonino, and boozy floats with unusual flavors like fernet and root beer or grappa and strawberry Fanta. If that isn’t decadent enough, every menu includes a few desserts, from chocolate butterscotch pie to a peanut butter fun cone filled with soft-serve. Pop in any time before midnight daily.
Update, May 22, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
This story has been updated to include more information about the cocktail program.