Eating French food in Beijing

As the capital city of China, Beijing has many restaurants providing different cuisines. For those who enjoy French food or are a little homesick, there are lots of French restaurants for you to go in Beijing. Offering high-quality foods and wines, delightful environment and first-class service, dining in those restaurants is quite enjoyable. Here are some recommendations for you.


Brasserie Flo

floKnown as the best French restaurant in Beijing, Brasserie Flo is one of the longest-lived Western restaurants in Beijing. The restaurant provides you with exceptional atmosphere, attentive service and high-class cuisine. The menu is classic French food, including onion soup, steak au poivre, and profiteroles.
Recommended dishes are Smoked salmon salad with poached egg, Pan-fried rib short loin veal with mushrooms, Goose liver, Escargots, Oyster, Dessert and Steak

Address: 2F, Rainbow Plaza (Longbo Square), 16, Dong Sanhuan Bei Lu, Chaoyang District
Tel: 010-65955135
Price per person (RMB): 300
Opening hours: 11am-3pm, 6pm-midnight daily

Parfum French Restaurant

ParfumWith high-class service and deluxe surrounding, Parfum is perfect for a romantic dinner for two. The dishes presented by French-trained chef are small but perfectly suited and delicious.
Recommended Dishes are Parfum Steak, Opera Cake and Smoked Salmon.

Address: 3/F, No.19, China Central Place (Huamao Center), No.89, Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District
Tel: 6530 5799/5899
Price per person (RMB): 200-300
Opening hours: 11am-11pm daily


Maxim’s de Paris

Maxim's de ParisOpened in 1983, Maxims de Paris offers classic French food with reasonable price. Inside the restaurant are decors in Art Nouveau style. As one of the first French restaurants in Beijing, it stresses on food quality and service.
Recommended dishes are Goose Liver, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Steak, Escargots and French Roll.

Address: 2/F Chongwenmen Restaurant, 2 Chongwenmen Xi Da Jie, Chongwen District
Tel: 010-65121992
Price per person (RMB): 200-400
Opening hours: 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm daily



Justine'sAs one of Beijing’s oldest and greatest french restaurant, Justine’s serves classic French cuisine, wine and its famous dessert. Every week, the guest chefs from France present special dishes to diners here. The combination of silver chandeliers and Louis XVI chairs inside the restaurant is amazingly beautiful.
Recommended dishes are Foie gras of goose and duck, Roasted rabbit, Dover sole, Braised snails and mushrooms, Lobster, Steak, Escargots and Goose Liver

Address: 1/F, Jianguo Hotel, 5 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District
Tel: 010-6500-2233 ext. 8039
Price per person (RMB): 500
Opening hours: 7am-10 am, 12pm-2pm, 6pm-10pm daily


La Vin French Restaurant

jialuohuiLocated in a gorgeous villa with modern design, La Vin French Restaurant has its own wine shop. Themed at black, white and red, the restaurant provides you with the atmosphere of elegance, fashion and romance. The staff here is very attentive.

Address: No.6 Beisihuan Donglu,Wangjing, Chaoyang district
Tel: 010-84572839
Price per person (RMB): 100-200
Opening hours: 11am-2pm, 6pm-10pm daily


Le Petit Courmand

Le Petit CourmandOffering wireless internet and a library with more than 9,000 books, Le Petit Courmand owns a menu of traditional French classics, which includes salads, couscous and the delicious crêpes. Most of the wines here are from French regions such as Bordeaux, Bourgogne and Val de Loire.
Recommended dishes are Cream of Mushroom Soup, Latte, Banana and chocolate and Apple and calvados.

Address: 3/F, Tongli Studios, Sanlitun Back St, Chaoyang District
Tel: 010-64176095
Price per person (RMB): 50-100
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 9.30am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9.30am-1am


Le Cabernet

Le CabernetLe Cabernet serves authentic French food and delicious desserts. With homey decors, it creates a delightful environment for guests here. The place is well stocked with about 143 wines, and most of them are available at a reasonable price.
Recommended dishes are Cheese Hotpot, Goose Liver and Shrimp noodle.

Address: Novotel Peace Hotel, No.3, Wangfujing Jinyu Hutong, Dongcheng District
Tel: 6512 8833 ext 7621
Price per person (RMB): 200-300
Opening hours: 9am-12pm daily

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2 thoughts on “Eating French food in Beijing

  1. foodcritics

    We went to Justine’s restaurant. This will be the first and last time. Very few people in the restaurant. They overcharged for everything. They gave you tiny sample food (for! a tiny BITE of salmon, and 2 pieces of bread!!) at the beginning, but then they charge you for it -surprise!!!-. The water is ~60 rmb per cup (they just fill up your cup with a small Evian bottle, and don’t even leave the rest of the bottle for you. They pour the glass of water, and charge it per glass). The food portions are small and VERY EXPENSIVE. The meat is not tender. THIS IS A TOTAL RIP OFF!!!! DO NOT GO THERE! We are EXTREMELY disappointed with this restaurant.


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