The Lucky Duck, a new dinner destination serving modern, Korean-influenced small plates and cocktails is getting ready to open in downtown Clawson. 

The new restaurant will have a menu of shareable Asian dishes, such as house-made dumplings and lettuce wraps with roasted pork shoulder. Owner and chef Grant Vella says a cocktail list will also have a heavy Korean influence and aims to complement the food menu, which will highlight local produce. 

The 60-something seat restaurant, formerly longstanding watering hole Moose Winooski’s, is right in the heart of Clawson at 14 Mile and Main. In addition to table seating, there will be a 12-seat bar with six taps: four for craft beers and two for pre-made craft cocktails. 

Vella is planning a Nov. 16 grand opening. 

“I want to offer my own take on Asian small plates,” he said, adding that he is shooting for an atmosphere that is down to earth and a menu that is approachable. “My food, my menu is like a mix of contemporary takes on Korean-influenced cuisine … I really want to show people that a lot of Asian cuisine is family style … shareables.”