Food and drink
Expect frogs legs, confit of duck, roast pork belly and other classic French dishes with a contemporary luxe twist. Weekend brunch stars the incomparable ‘DB Burger’ topped with truffles and braised short ribs. The wine list is the most impressive in town, boasting some 400 bottles.
Hushed old world ambience within a stunning, century-old building bedecked with antiques and smartly dressed tables.
Probably the best in the city, even though beloved maitre ‘d Ignace has moved on to greener pastures.
Set within Qianmen 23, the former US legation on the southeast side of Tiananmen Square (closest subway station is Qianmen, Line 1).
You might consider it the one ‘blowout’ of your trip. That said, it’s certainly cheaper than comparable restaurants in London, Paris or New York, especially for weekend brunch.
- Special occasions